CHILDREN of the MAKERS
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Microverse) alien life form
Affiliations: Micronauts (Acroyear, Biotron, Bug, Huntarr, Marionette, Microtron, Arcturus Rann)
Known Relatives: The Makers (creators);
Scion, Solitaire (Prime Beings, spawn of the Children of the Makers);
Virtually all beings in the Microverse (descendents)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed (associated
with the Microverse);
formerly the universe outside the Spacewall of the Microverse
First Appearance: Micronauts II#1 (October, 1984)
Powers/Abilities/Traits: The Children of
the Makers were immense sentient planetoids. They lay numerous
eggs that remained inert until charged with certain energies from
its star. As the star released its radiation, the Children would
let out their panels, which would channel the radiation into the
eggs, after which the Children would convert into flight mode.
During the transformation they appeared to lose some of their
sentience, but they would regain their mind upon completing the
transformation. They would then enter hyperdrive and begin dropping the eggs,
which would seed the universe. The eggs crashed into the ocean of each planet
where they hatched a Prime Being (or Primordial One). These Prime Beings, each
different in form, then stretched out its forces and gathered a vast proto-lie
matrix to them, giving it shape and order. For eons the Prime Being worked and
waited until it finally created a genetic complement to itself, and so each race
An alternate telling stated that the Prime Beings seeded their worlds with life by dispersing their own molecules, each of which became a new being (see comments).
During the hyperdrive travel, the Children would gradually decrease the energy of their drives, which in tachyon space meant they were speeding up. By going to zero energy the Children could reach infinite velocity, placing them everywhere at once, which would all them to touch the Makers and all of their work. Having laid their spawn, the Children would then go beyond mortal life.
Though sentient, the Children of the Makers are highly alien in their thought processes. Arcturus Rann had a difficult time communicating with one telepathically because of differing concepts of death, harm, etc.
(Micronauts II#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Makers created the Children of the Makers" to spawn eggs that would seed the Microverse with life.
(Micronauts II#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Children of the Makers' eggs seeded all planets in the universe with life.
(Micronauts II#1) - A Child of the Makers
detected energies being emitted from the star it orbited and it
knew it would soon spawn new eggs. The Micronauts departed the
devastated Homeworld for the planet Fiame, but--unbeknownst to
them--their ship had been damaged, and their warp drive
malfunctioned, somehow sending them far beyond the Spacewall
which contained the known Microverse. Low on power, the
Micronauts detected the Child of the Makers, suspected it was
artificial as it was the lone planetoid orbiting its star, and
plotted to it. As they approached, the Child of the Makers sensed
them and wondered if they might be from the Makers. The
Micronauts landed the starship Endeavor and explored the caverns
of the Child.
While the Child of the Makers feared that the radiation from its star might injure its guests, it ultimately decided that they would appreciate the beautiful light, and it allowed in the lethal radiation. Meanwhile, Huntarr of the Micronauts determined that the orbs within the "asteroid" were actually eggs.
(Micronauts II#2) - As Huntarr examined the Egg,
Commander Rann attempted to establish a mind-link with the Child
of the Makers. Detecting Assuming one of its eggs had been jarred
loose from its protection, the Child moved to protect it, but
instead grabbed Huntarr. The others were unable to free Huntarr,
and the Child probes its chambers, but the probes manifested as
pillars of hard radiation, and the Micronauts were forced to flee
back to their ship. Meanwhile the Child began to examine Huntarr,
determined that his genetic code was a mess, and began taking
steps to correct it. Back aboard the Endeavor, Rann had Biotron
use its power to augment a psychic link at full power and he
successfully communicated with the Child, who invited them to
join it on its journey to the Makers. The Child told Huntarr that
it was about to go on its seeding flight to spread its progeny
throughout the universe. It then began transforming itself to
prepare for space flight, and one of its drives exposed the
Micronauts to a powerful burst of radiation. The Child apparently
lost consciousness during the transformation, and Huntarr escaped
and returned to the Endeavor, carrying with it one of the Child's
With their ship virtually disabled, the Micronauts decided to ride the Child as it entered hyperdrive. It then began to decrease its drive, which in tachyon space meant they were speeding up. The Child told them by going to zero energy it could reach infinite velocity, placing it everywhere at once, which would all them to touch the Makers and all of their work. When they realized that the Child was going to take them all beyond mortal life, they interpreted this as death, and they decided to depart the Child. Huntarr managed to tap into the vast power of the Child's egg and use it to power their ship's engines sufficiently to escape the Child.
However, the Micronauts--save Biotron, Huntarr, and Microtron--had received lethal doses of radiation from the Child and would soon begin dying.
Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Kelley Jones, and Danny Bulanadi.
Micronauts II, aka Micronauts: The New Voyages, is CRAZY! I really haven't figured out what the deal is with the universe outside of the Microverse (beyond the Spacewall) yet. I'm not sure if the Child of the Makers seen in Micronauts II#1 & 2 is the same Child that seeded the Microverse with life. I'm not even 100% positive that there is more than one.
The egg that the Micronauts took from the Child of the Makers went on to become Scion.
The two stories of how the Prime Beings created life (from Micronauts I#5 and #19) are conflicting. However, the one from #5 is told from the Children of the Dreaming Star, who worshipped the Makers, and their version is most likely biased by their worship, and possibly some of the exact details are off. The version from #19 is told by Solitaire, who actually was one of the Prime Beings, and the events as seen in #20 are consistent with her version, so that is probably more accurate. Alternatively, it might be that different Prime Beings created life in different fashions.
Profile by Snood.
The Children of the Makers should be distinguished from their spawn, such as Solitaire and Scion, who are also called the Children of the Makers. The direct spawn should be more accurately referred to as the Prime Beings.
Similarly, all residents of the Microverse have been referred to as Children of the Makers, when they are the descendents of the Children of the Makers.
They have no known connection to:
Micronauts II#1, p2, panel 4 (normal state, with receptors extended)
second to last page (endless eggs)
#2, p20, panel 3 (hyperdrive state)
Micronauts II#1 (October, 1984) - Peter Gillis
(writer), Kelley Jones (pencils), Bruce Patterson (inks), Ralph
Micronauts II#2 (November, 1984) - Peter Gillis (writer), Kelley Jones (pencils), Bruce Patterson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 10/28/05
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