Classification: Extraterrestrial semi-amorphous worm-like race
Location/Base of Operations: "Bidocero" (planet), "billions of light years from the Milky Way galaxy"
Known Members: None named
Affiliations: Hulk (Bruce Banner), Qnax of Xantares (Amphibion)
Enemies: Xecu the Watcher;
Formerly the Hulk
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#472 (January, 1999)
Powers/Abilities: The Bidoceros have no limbs...they are flat creatures with a vocal protuberance and what might be ocular bumps. They can lift themselves into a vertical position. Via a biomolecular process, they can dampen their auditory senses to protect themselves from deafening noise.
The Bidiceros have knowledge of advanced technology, including scanning equipment and an interstellar lightcraft designed to pierce the barrier around Watcherworld. They possess a space fleet able to fire laser-type weapons. Exactly how they assemble such devices without limbs is unknown. They did not demonstrate telekinesis or the ability to form pseudopods.
Traits: The Bidoceros are normally benevolent, intellectual creatures. Emanations from the lamentations of Xecu the Watcher temporarily drove them into a savage frenzy, as well as making them fearful. They do not normally dream.
History: The history of the Bidoceros is largely unknown.
(Incredible Hulk II#473 (fb) - BTS) - Xecu the Watcher and his wife traveled to the birth of a new galaxy at the edge of the universe. However, they got too close and the radiation killed his wife. Xecu returned to Watcherworld to lament her passing.
(Incredible Hulk II#472 (fb) - BTS) - Watcherworld arrived within a light-year of the Bidoceros' world, displacing the center of their planetary system. Attempts to probe Watcherworld met with failure due to an invisible barrier that their most advanced scanning equipment could not penetrate. Psionic feeback from Watcherworld began to cause nightmares in the Bidoceros, and these threatened to drive their entire population insane.
(Incredible Hulk II#473 (fb) - BTS) - Mass suicides as well as murders (which had never occurred in their race's history) became commonplace. A faction of the Bidoceros petitioned for war to defend themselves from the continual psychic onslaught.
(Incredible Hulk II#472 (fb) - BTS) - The Bidoceros designed a probe to send through the barrier. However, they had been made fearful by the nightmares, and so none of the Bidoceros would volunteer to man the probe.
(Incredible Hulk II#472 - BTS) - Seeking to gain the Ultimate Machine from Watcherworld, Qnax and the Hulk repaired the Leader's micromolecular transporter and beamed themselves to Watcherworld, only to be deflected by the barrier to the world of the Bidoceros.
(Incredible Hulk II#472 (fb) - BTS) - Qnax and the Hulk were separated temporally, and the Hulk arrived first. Driven into a savage state by the recent seeming death of Betty, as well as perhaps the journey itself, the Hulk attacked the already stimulated Bidoceros, inciting violence for "many orbits."
(Incredible Hulk II#472) - Qnax arrived on "Bidocero" and calmed the Hulk, who reverted to Bruce Banner. Qnax then activated his translator, and the Bidocero shared their recent troubles. Their spokesman revealed their space probe, offering it to Qnax and the Hulk to use.
(Incredible Hulk II#473) - The Bidoceros sent Qnax and Bruce Banner up in their probe, which successfully brought them to Watcherworld. There they were assailed by maddening illusions until they forced themselves to expel these visions. However, while they met with Xecu the Watcher, the Bidoceros, unable to stand the psychic torment any longer, attacked Watcherworld.
(Incredible Hulk II#474) - Xecu the Watcher and his rackcat escaped the assault via an energy portal, and the Hulk and Qnax followed him through it. All of them were transported to the center of Watcherworld, where the Hulk and Qnax were allowed to access the Ultimate Machine. As they exited, the Bidoceros' assaults began to damage the core of Watcherworld. Realizing his own grief had affected another race, Xecu dispersed the energies of his world an returned the Hulk and Qnax to their planets of origin.
Comments: Created by Joe Casey, Javier Pulido, and Sean Parsons.
Qnax calls the Bidoceros worm-like, but they look more molluscous to me.
Profile by Snood.
No known connection to:
Bidoceros space probe
The rear section was an elongated, parabolic mirror that allowed its passengers to travel on a focused laser beam.
It transported the Hulk and Qnax from "Bidocero" through the barrier to Watcherworld
--Incredible Hulk II#472
Incredible Hulk II#472, p20, panel 2 (native speaking)
panel 5 (space probe)
#473, p4, panel 4 (group working on ship)
p22, panel 1 (Bidoceros fleet attacking)
Incredible Hulk II#472-473 (February-March, 1993) - Joe Casey (writer), Javier Pulido (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Last updated: 09/27/05
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