ULLUXY'L KWAN TAE SYN
Real Name: Ulluxy'l Kwan Tae Syn
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (unknown) entity
Occupation: Guardian of the Bloodgem
Group Membership: Former member of Conspiracy
Affiliations: Pawn of Exo-Mind
Enemies: Ulysses Bloodstone, Centurius
Known Relatives: Exo-Mind (creator)
Base of Operations: Unknown; formerly the extra-dimensional realm in which the Exo-Mind was created; formerly Northern Vanaheim, @ 8000 B.C.
First Appearance: Marvel Presents#1 (October, 1975), Marvel Presents#2 (fully seen and named; December, 1975)
Powers: Uncertain. Ulluxy'l apparently possessed certain telepathic powers, enabling him to enslave others or distort their perceptions. He likely possessed either a great degree of durability or regenerative power, as it has been stated that he could not be killed except by the energy of the Bloodgem. He may or may not have possessed superhuman strength or other energy powers. It seems likely that he could be granted various powers by the Exo-Mind, which could access the limitless energies of the Hellfire Helix.
History: Very little is known about the history and actual motivations of Ulluxy'l. He was created, possibly before the formation of the current universe (@ 10-15 billion years ago) in another dimension by the Exo-Mind, the sentient mind within the Bloodgem. Ulluxy'l was to be one of the five beings necessary to open a dimensional portal to other realms to allow the Elder Gods who had created the Bloodgem to conquer them. Ulluxy'l's fate after his creation is unknown for an undetermined length of time.
Ulluxy'l was next seen on the planet Earth, @ 8, 000 BC, in Northern Vanaheim, which would become Scandinavia. Ulluxy'l was observed by a tribesman, who followed him to his underground cavern, where Ulluxy'l exposed him to the energies of the Bloodgem. The tribesman was granted superhuman physical abilities, and was sent back to gather more of his tribesman, so that they might gain similar power. However, the entire tribe was gathered in Ulluxy'l's chamber and the Bloodgem slew them all. Ulluxy'l believed that the Bloodgem had attempted to empower the tribesmen, but they were lacking the mental capacity to accept it, and so they died. The original tribesman shattered the Bloodgem with his spear. One of the fragments embedded itself in his chest, transforming him into the virtually immortal warrior, Ulysses Bloodstone. The remaining fragments were scattered by the explosion.
Ulluxy'l attempted to regather the fragments, although they apparently eluded him for over 10,000 years. Bloodstone saw Ulluxy'l as the orchestrater of the slaughter of his tribe and believed that he sought to use the Bloodgem to either exterminate or enslave the human race. The two apparently struggled against each other over the milennia.
In the modern era, Ulluxy'l gathered four others: Dr. Juden Bardham, the sorcerer Kaballa, Bubbles O' Day, and a dolphin named Atlan (who was apparently a skilled sorcerer as well). These five formed the Conspiracy and sought to reunite the fragments of the Bloodgem. However, unbeknownst to Ulluxy'l, the other members of the Conspiracy disagreed with his plans and felt he was hindering their progress. They recruited Centurius to replace him as the new fifth member. Centurius succeeded in regaining a fourth major fragment, leaving only the one possessed by Bloodstone out of their possession. Ulluxy'l attempted to take the fourth fragment from Centurius, but Centurius, using a weapon able to tap into the fragments power, slew Ulluxy'l.
It was revealed by Kaballa that Ulluxy'l was actually a mere pawn of the Exo-Mind, who appeared to be as unaware of his true role, as was Bloodstone. The Exo-Mind wished to to observe the evolution of humanity through disinterested eyes. To do so, it required a host whose entire existence revolved around a single purpose. Realizing that revenge would be an ideal purpose, the Exo-Mind empowered Ulysses Bloodstone to survive for an indefinite period and serve as its host, and gave him the purpose of killing Ulluxy'l (whom Bloodstone saw as the director) and saving the world from him. The Exo-Mind allegedly created (or directed) a large number of the monsters Bloodstone fought over the years, primarily to keep him motivated to go on living. Eventually, in the modern era, the Exo-Mind decided it wished to experience death through Bloodstone, since its own life was eternal. Apparently needing a true living being to drain of its soul, the Exo-Mind influenced the members of the Conspiracy to slay Ulluxy'l and replace him with another human.
Comments: Created by John Warner and Mike Vosburg.
I've read these stories a boatload of times, and that's the best I can figure it. Any other ideas? If you want REALLY confusing, try to map out the history of the Exo-Mind and/or Bloodgem.
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Ulluxy'l Kwan Tae Syn should not be confused with:
Marvel Presents#2 (December, 1975) - John Warner (writer), Sonny Trinidad (artist), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Rampaging Hulk#1/2 (January, 1977) - John Warner (writer/editor), John Buscema (pencils), Rudy Nebres (inks)
Rampaging Hulk#2/2 (April, 1977) - - John Warner (writer/editor), Bob Brown (pencils), Rudy Nebres (inks)
Rampaging Hulk#3/2 (April, 1977) - - John Warner (writer/editor), Sal Buscema (pencils), Rudy Nebres (inks)
Rampaging Hulk#4/2 (April, 1977) - - John Warner (writer/editor), Val Mayerik (pencils), Sonny Trinidad (inks)
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