Real Name: Kadlec
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: Seeker, carry orders out
Group Membership: Inhumans
Affiliations: Maximus the Mad
Enemies: The Royal Family of the Inhumans
Known Relatives: Uys (twin brother, successor as the Seeker)
Base of Operations: The Great Refuge, Worldwide
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#46 (January, 1966)
Powers/Abilities: He never showed any super-human power. He used a great variety of advanced technological weapons: a scanner, a transmitter, a stun-ray handgun, a Universal Control Wand that could be used as matter distorter, to fire crystalizing molecule rays, to fire force blasts and could also be used as a jet transporter.
History: (Fantastic Four Fireworks#1-2 (fb) - BTS) - For Centuries the Seeker tracked Inhumans in the outer world. Then, for years his task was abandoned.
(Inhumans: The Untold Saga#1(fb)) - Barely had Maximus become leader of the Inhumans, when he exiled the Royal Family and ordered to the Seeker to kill the head conspirators of the Alpha rebellion.
BTS - Seeker killed Gorgon's father who lead a jailbreak from the prison where Maximus took some hostages.
Following Maximus' orders, Seeker took Gorgon to see his parents in the prison. Gorgon was informed about his father's death so Seeker stunned Gorgon and transported him far from Attilan. Then Seeker started to track the Royal Family's path, hoping to find Medusa so Maximus could wed her.
Thanks to the transmitter in Gorgon's headband, Seeker followed Gorgon and the rest of the clan for about three years until they arrived in New York.
(Fantastic Four I#46 - BTS) - The Seeker and his men captured Triton.
(Fantastic Four I#46) - While the Royal Family met (and fought) the Fantastic Four, Seeker and his lackeys invaded the Baxter Building and kidnapped Dragon Man, thinking he was an Inhuman they didn't know.
The Fantastic Four found the Seeker's base in NY where they were captured by the Seeker. He told to the Four a portion of the Inhumans history, but Dragon Man awoke, broke its bonds, and fled damaging the base.
(Fantastic Four I#47) - The Seeker and his men left for the Great Refuge, taking Triton with them. Some days later, Seeker received a visit by Maximus (no longer King of Attilan) in the hide-out where they kept Triton prisoner. Maximus activated his Atmo-Gun.
(Fantastic Four I#48) - Black Bolt reached Maximus and Seeker, the latter pleading the King try to clear himself of the onslaught, not knowing that the Atmo-Gun hadn't killed the human race. Maximus activated the Barrier of Negative Zone around the refuge, entrapping all the Inhumans inside.
(Inhumans: The Untold Saga#1 (fb)) - Gorgon followed Maximus to the hide-out where Seeker and Triton were. Seeker transmitted an electric jolt to Gorgon's head through his band, then Maximus and his lackey ran away. But Black Bolt and Gorgon found them. While Maximus was mind-controlling his brother, Seeker fired at Gorgon. The energy hit Black Bolt's antennae and the blast was channeled to Maximus' brain, driving him into deep madness. Seeker tried to flee, but a shockwave caused by Gorgon buried the two enemies. Gorgon survived, the Seeker died. Gorgon's father was avenged!
Comments: Created by
Stan Lee, Jack Kitby and Joe Sinnot.
Killed by Lou Mougin, Richard Howell and Vince Colletta.
This Seeker's name was revealed in the OHotMU A-Z, vol.5 (update section) (2012).
In Lee/Kirby's stories, Seeker seemed a cold, distant, executor of orders, neither good nor evil. In Mougin's story Seeker seemed more relentless and evil. Seeker declared that he sought Inhumans for all his life, how many Inhumans fled from Attilan before the Royal family?
Many months ago, surfing on the 'net I found a short profile about Seeker. I don't remember where. There it was said that he was born in the Atlantic Ocean (!) and he had an unnamed wife. There was no reference about his appearances (but FF#64), so I have some little doubts about the fact that I have all the Seeker's appearances, so the profile could not be complete.
Seeker has no known connections to
Fantastic Four I#46, p6, panel 1 (walking)
Fantastic Four I#46, p8, panel 2 (headshot)
Fantastic Four I#46, p8, panel 3 (flying)
Fantastic Four I#47-48 (February-March, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)
Inhumans: The Untold Saga#1 (April, 1990) - Lou Mougin (writer), Richard Howell (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Fantastic Four Fireworks#1-2 (January-February, 1999) - Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Johnson (pencils), Mark Pennington (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Last updated: 12/09/13
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