Classification: Terrestrial non-humanoid animal

Location/Base of Operations: Earth, underwater, vicinity of Atlantis

Known Members: None

Affiliations: Imus Champion, the Sub-Mariner

Enemies: The Invisible Girl

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#14 (May, 1963)

Powers/Abilities: The Hypno-Fish possessed the ability to stun people with a hypnotic spell by looking at them with its single eye. In addition to living underwater, it could hover while outside of water, and could generate an air bubble around a fully-grown adult and carry them underwater with it.

History: (Fantastic Four I#14) - After being taken over by the Puppet Master, the Sub-Mariner employed a Hypno-Fish in order to bring the Invisible Girl back to his underwater base with him. After having a Mento-Fish compel the Invisible Girl to meet him at a New York pier, Namor had the Hypno-Fish place her under its spell. He then had it surround Sue with an air bubble, and commanded it to bring her with him back to his base.

(Avengers III#6) - A Hypno-Fish wound up in the collection of Imus Champion, who kept it in an aquarium.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

by Prime Eternal

The Hypno-Fish should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#14, page 8, panel 6
Fantastic Four I#14, page 8, panel 7

Fantastic Four I#14 (May, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Steve Ditko (inks)
Avengers III#6 (July, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey, Bob Wiacek & Bruce Patterson (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 09/11/2005
Last updated: 09/17/2005

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