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WATCHERS

Membership: Acba, Aron the Rogue, Atul, the Critics, Dark Counsel, Ecce, Edda, Egma, Eihu, Emnu, Engo, He Who Summons, Ikor, Ingu, Ocam, Otmu, Qyre, Talmadge, Ualu, Uatu, Ulana, Zoma

Alternate Reality: Dimri of Earth-20051, Ecce of Earth-8436, Uilig of Earth-69, Ute of Earth-Proctor

Affiliations: Neutral to a fault

Base of Operations: Dispersed throughout the known universe and beyond.

Their original homeworld, and gathering place is known as both the Watcher's Homeworld and Watcherworld. In addition to the Watchers, Watcherworld is populated by Rack-Cats, large felids (cat-family), sort of like mountain lions, with antlers.

First Appearance: (of Uatu) Fantastic Four I#13 (April, 1963), (of the Watchers) Tales of Suspense #53 (May, 1964)

History: Described in detail in OHotMU#12 and Deluxe Edition#14. See individual members for further details

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

ACBA - alongside Edda and Egma, traveled to edge of black hole to observe battle between Quasar and Maelstrom (who had grown immensely powerful by tapping into the kinetic energy of the expanding universe and stealing the form and powers of the Anomaly)
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#25

ARON the Rogue
    (Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom) -- Captain Marvel I#39

ATUL - present at the trial of the Watcher (Uatu)
    (Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom) -- Captain Marvel I#39

the CRITICS - a divergent branch of the Watchers who feel the need to comment on what they observe
    (Steve Gerber and Bryan Hitch) -- Sensational She-Hulk#14

DARK COUNSEL (Vartu) - traveled to the dimension of the Blackbodies milennia ago, mutated and corrupted by life there, sought to steal the power of the Uni-Lord, defeated and revealed by the Silver Surfer,died...
    (George Perez) -- Silver Surfer III#112(121(fb), 112, [113], 114, 117-121

DIMRI - Rick Donalds store manager on Earth-20051
    -- Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four#44

ECCE - billions of years ago, witnessed the incubation and hatching of Galactus, had the opportunity to destroy him, but did not act on it in order to stay true to his vows
    (Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) -- Thor I#168

EDDA - alongside Acba and Egma, traveled to edge of black hole to observe battle between Quasar and Maelstrom (who had grown immensely powerful by tapping into the kinetic energy of the expanding universe and stealing the form and powers of the Anomaly)
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#25

EGMA - alongside Acba and Edda, traveled to edge of black hole to observe battle between Quasar and Maelstrom (who had grown immensely powerful by tapping into the kinetic energy of the expanding universe and stealing the form and powers of the Anomaly)
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#25

EIHU - witnessed, and by doing so affected the outcome of, the battle between the Stranger I and the Overmind on the Stranger's Laboratory World, temporarily affected by the Oblivion Plague, but revived after being convinced of validity of their original purpose by Quasar
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#16

EMNU - leader of Homeworld High Council, opposed the Prosilicus Experiment, serves as supreme authority on cases where violations of the Watchers' oaths are brought to trial, presided over the trial of the Watcher (Uatu)
    (Stan Lee and Larry Lieber) -- Tales of Suspense I#53/2 (Captain Marvel I#39)

ENGU - present at trial of the Watcher
    (Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom) -- Captain Marvel I#39

HE WHO SUMMONS - leader of the Watchers, engaged Exitar the Celestial in battle over their involvement in the affairs of lesser beings
    - aka the SUMMONER (Tom DeFalco and Paul Ryan) -- Fantastic Four I#398 (Fantastic Force7, Fantastic Four#400)

IKOR - father of Uatu, proposed the Prosilicus Experiment, drafted the Watcher's code of ethics as penance
    (Stan Lee and Larry Lieber) -- Tales of Suspense I#53/2 (54/2)

INGU - present at the trial of the Watcher
    (Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom) -- Captain Marvel I#39

OCAM - witnessed, and by doing so affected the outcome of, the battle between the Stranger and the Overmind on the Stranger's Laboratory World, temporarily affected by the Oblivion Plague, but revived after being convinced of validity of their original purpose by Quasar
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#16

OTMU - based in a sector of the Shiar Galaxy, given by Maelstrom the idea of that the Watcher's affected the universe by their very presence, as well as by their observations, idea further perpetuated by Deathurge, founded the Oath of Ultimate Non-Interference (also known as the Oblivion Plague), in which a large number of Watchers willed themselves to cease to live to avoid affecting others. Otmu physically attacked Quasar when he questioned his purpose, but then apparently allowed himself to be killed by Quasar. It is not clear if he returned to life along with the other Watchers who were convinced by Quasar that their deaths were affecting the universe as well, and that their chronicles of the history of the universe outweighed the minor influence they had on others
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#15

QYRE - Watcher, discovered the recluses, agreed to cease meeting with the rest of his race in order to be allowed to observe the recluses via trial under She-Hulk
    -- She-Hulk III#7

TALMADGE - newborn, sent to Earth, captured by the Kree, sought by the Skrulls, learned of the Thing from the memory of the Albino/Istvan at a Skrull Freakshow. Affected Thing's perceptions, bring him to Clarkston, where he fought the Kree and Skrulls, and rescued Talmadge. Recovered by a group of three Watchers, who took him for reconditioning, due to his interaction with other beings
    (Geoff Johns) -- Thing: Freakshow#1

UALU - present alongside Otmu when Otmu assaulted Quasar, presumably affected by the Oblivion Plague, presumably revived after being convinced of validity of their original purpose by Quasar
    (Mark Gruenwald) -- Quasar#15

UATU - Unless otherwise stated, when something refers to the Watcher, it's this guy.
    (Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) -- Fantastic Four I#13

UILIG - in alternate future of Earth-Guardians, @ 3000 A.D., he claimed to be the only Watcher to have escaped slaughter by the Hawk God. He detailed the relevant history of his divergent timeline, including the "War of the Worlds" (the Martian Invasion, along the lines of Earth-Killraven)
    - aka the LAST WATCHER -- Guardians of the Galaxy#49 (50/2, Annual#4/2, Galactic Guardians#1)

ULANA - Wife of Uatu the Watcher.
    (Matt Fraction and Lee Allred) -- FF II#13

UTE - from the alternate Earth-Proctor. He revealed the history of Proctor to the Avengers, recreated their destroyed mansion, and eventually sacrificed himself in battle against Proctor
    (Bob Harras) -- Avengers I#363

ZOMA - Watcher, present at trial of the recluses under She-Hulk
    (Dan Slott, Juan Bobillo) -- She-Hulk III#7

unidentified-stationed in Sector 14X of the Andromeda Galaxy, defended himself against an attack by Warlord Wrogg by causing time to speed up around the attackers, rapidly aging them to adulthood
    (Stan Lee and George Tuska) -- Tales of Suspense I#58/2

unidentified-studied the Calishee, observed the birth of a new celestial in the Black Galaxy
    --Thor I#419 (423, 424)

unidentified-encountered by Bruce Banner and the Amphibion/Xantarean/Qnax, observed birth of a new galaxy alongside his wife, who died from exposure to the energies released in the process
    -- Incredible Hulk II#473


Last updated: 08/18/15

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