Classification: Extraterrestrial (Kree) Robots
Purpose: Capture Inhumans
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Inhumans I#2 (December, 1975)
Powers/Abilities: The Kaptroids are giant robots (50 meters?) capable of excavating tons of ground and rock in few minutes. They don't have hands but giant shovels instead. Their stomachs are as large as they can contain hundreds of Inhumans without any problem. They have sensors that recognize the altered molecules of the Inhumans.
(Inhumans I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Millennia ago the Kree implanted the Somnotherm and the four eggs of the Kaptroids under the City of Attilan. At a fixed time, Maximus had to activate the Somnotherm and awaken the Kaptroids.
(Inhumans I#1 - BTS) - Maximus predicted the Kaptroids' awakening. After few hours the Somnotherm emerged from the depths in the Chamber of the Terrigen Mists at the time fixed by the Kree.
(Inhumans I#2) - Maximus was imprisoned, Blastaar, freed from
the Kree, activated the Somnotherm and, in the depths under Attilan, the
Kaptroids broke out their eggs. They started to go up the surface,
digging with their "hands". One of the Kaptroids reached an ancient common pit, where
hundreds of skeletons of Inhumans stood. The Kaptroid, started to gather and
gulp down the skeletons. When it discovered the stronger presence of Black Bolt and
Triton it tried to reach them, but with a single syllable Black Bolt caused the pit
to collapse and bury the giant robot.
A second Kaptroid emerged in the room where Medusa, Karnak, and Triton kept Blastaar prisoner. Medusa and Karnak destroyed a foot of the giant, and Gorgon shattered its head.
The last two Kaptroids emerged in the middle of the city and started to collect tens of corpses in their stomachs. One of the two giants was hit by Black Bolt's antennae, but the blast didn't distracted it by its job. Karnak destroyed the gong at the heart of the Somnotherm and the two colossus fell without life.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench, George Pérez and Fred Kida.
At that date Attilan was in the Himalayas. Did the Kree put the eggs just under Attilan at a level not so deep, so that if Attilan had moved the eggs would have moved with the City? If so, why did the eggs fall in a river of lava? If there was lava then the Kaptroids were at a deeper level, in the Earth. And if the City had moved, the tunnel under the Somnotherm and the Kaptroids would have been lost.
The Kaptroids have no known connections to
The Somnotherm was the energy source of the Kaptroids. It was buried millennia ago and emerged at the date programmed by the Kree, in the room of the Terrigen Mists, just some minutes before Blastaar arrived in Attilan. The Somnotherm wasn't complete, however, because it needed another piece to function. Blastaar took the Gong of the Sovereigns and mounted it in the centre of the Somnotherm then activated it with an energy blast. The Somnotherm transmitted its vibration beneath the earth to the eggs of the Kaptroids and freed them. The Somnotherm also gave energy to the Kaptroids, so when Karnak destroyed the gong, he also switched off the Kaptroids .
--Inhumans I#1 (2
Kaptroid, Inhumans I#2, page 13, panel 6
Kaptroid, Inhumans I#2, page 15, panel 4
Eggs, Inhumans I#2, page 6, panel 1
Somnotherm, Inhumans I#1, page 14, panel 1
Inhumans I#1 (October, 1975) - Somnotherm only
Last updated: 03/30/05
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