TRANTRA

Real Name: Trantra

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Trill), technology user

Occupation: former Protector of the Universe

Group Membership: Protectors of the Universe

Affiliations: Former agent of Eon.

A duplicate of Trantra was a member of the Quantum Banders (Marvel Boy duplicate (Blue Marvel), Ree duplicate, and Stygian Starbender duplicate)

Enemies: (Trantra duplicate) Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Possibly the White Room; Formerly the known universe

Appearances: (pictured) Quasar#2 (November, 1989), (named) Quasar#26 (September, 1991)

Powers: Trantra, as a Trill, possessed three tentacle-like limbs for locomotion, but his actual abilities are undefined.

However, he did use the Quantum Bands, which gave him vast energy manipulative powers, on the level of Quasar III (Wendell Vaughn).

History: Trantra is a member of the Trill race, but almost nothing about his past is known. It is known that he was once a Protector of the Universe, a servant of the entity Eon, equipped with the Quantum Bands. He has the distinction of being the first non-humanoid to wear the bands. That narrows down his period of activity to somewhere within the last 8 billion years (Eon's age). His fate is unknown.

When the mad titan Thanos obtained the Infinity Gauntlet, he created four duplicates of the Quantum Bands, as well as four duplicates of previous wearers of the Bands (their bodies were formed from the corpse of Eon). One of these was a duplicate of Trantra. Thanos recreated the minds and personalities from the remnants of Eon's mind. Three of these duplicates were overloaded and destroyed by Quasar, including the Trantra duplicate.

Some of the former Protectors of the Universe exist with the White Room. Eon claimed that the beings there were animated by the spirits of residue left on the Quantum Bands. Only a few of those present were seen, and those seen did not include Trantra. The fate of the Protectors remains ambiguous.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Ryan, and Dave Hoover.


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Other appearances:
Quasar#26 (September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Fred Fredricks (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar#27 (October, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Paul Becton (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)


Last updated: 08/01/02

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