Classification: Extra-terrestrial, humanoid
Location/Base of Operations: Planet of Origin: Horus IV,
Horus star system, Milky Way Galaxy;
possibly mobile through the Universe.
Known Members: Duamutef, Imset, Neferthamen, Qebehsenuf;
Estimated population: 1.3 billion
Type of Government: Monarchies.
Affiliations: Colossus, Sphinx
Enemies: Hulk (Bruce Banner)
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#145 (November, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: They are humanoid with yellow or brown skin, and height and shape similar to the humans, with two eyes, and 5 fingers per hand (with opposable thumb). Their strength is comparable to human. Their life is apparently very long, probably millennia.
Level of Technology: Their advanced technology let them to simulate psionic powers like telepathy, teleportation, and telekinesis. They used a somna-ray to stun their opponents. They have advanced interstellar starships and their bio-engineering expertise allow them to create very powerful warriors such Sphinx and Colossus. They used a Cerebro-Destruct Mechanism helmet to monitor combat, and it allowed them to nullify the energies animating their warriors if necessary.
Height: 7' (average)
Weight: 265 lbs. (average)
Eyes: Two (color varies)
Skin: Brown or yellow
Traits: They idealize the warrior ethic and have love of alien anthropology. They disguise themselves as native gods of whatever planet they visit in order to inspire awe in those they encounter. Disputes with neighboring worlds are settled by combat of champions
History: (Incredible Hulk II#145 (fb)) - The Horusians come from Horus IV. They abolished war and resolved all further disputes by great combats of champions.
(Incredible Hulk II#145 (fb)) - Centuries ago, the Horusians chose the Earth as an arena for their disputes. When the men worshipped the Heliopolitans (Egyptian Gods), the Horusians' silver starship landed on the Earth and they planted the seeds of Colossus and Sphinx. Then they left.
(Incredible Hulk II#145 - BTS) - Centuries after, the Horusians came back on the Earth to attend to a very great combat.
(Incredible Hulk II#145) - Before the fight, they needed to learn some information about that insignificant third planet of that star system, so, four of them descended on the Earth near the place where they planted the seeds of the champions. Disguised as Heliopolitan Gods, they infiltrated a troupe set and kidnapped a human, Bruce Banner. Qebehsenuf sent Banner to sleep with a Somna-Ray then teleported him onto their starship.
Using their advanced machines they could see Banner's memories, but decided to
proceed with the fight, although it could have destroyed half of the Earth.
When Qebehsenuf donned the Cerebro-Destruct Mechanism helmet to monitor the combat (and the others headed to the judgment room), Banner stole Qebehsenuf's Somna-Ray and used it to incapacitate the alien. After seeing Colossus rise from the sands, Banner succeeded in using the Cerebro-Destruct Mechanism to nullify the Sphinx' life force, though the stress caused him to transform into Hulk. For the Horusians, the fight was ruined. Fearing that the Hulk might destroy the ship, Duamutef teleported him on the Earth. They left, in search for another arena, abandoning Colossus.
Comments: Created by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe and John Severin.
Qebehsenuf was the falcon-looking one and Imset the most human. I think Duamutef was the horse (or camel)-faced one, which would make Neferthamen the jackal-looking one. They were all wearing masks, anyway.
The necropolis of Ghizeh belongs to the Ancient Reign (2735-2195 B.C.) so the Horusians arrived on the Earth presumably before this time.
The Horusians have a profile in World War Hulk: The Gamma Files.
The Horusians has a connection but are different from
and are not connected to
The Cerebro-Destroyer Helmet has no connections to
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#15, p44, pan1 (Horusians, main)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 23, panel 1 (Imset, Neferthamen, Duamutef, Qebehsenuf)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 22, panel 7 (Gladiators)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 1, panel 6 (Horusian Starship)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 23, panel 3 (Helmet)
Incredible Hulk II#145 (November, 1971) - Roy Thomas & Len Wein (writers), Herb Trimpe (pencils), John Severin (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 04/23/2005 Last updated: 05/13/2021
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