Classification: Extraterrestrial (Pluto)
Location/Base of Operations: Pluto, Earth-6799
Known Members: Unidentified leader
Affiliations: Dr. Smarter; Spider-Man
First Appearance: "Spider-Man" (Episode 1: "The Power of Doctor Octopus"/"Sub-Zero for Spidey") (September 9, 1967)
Powers/Abilities: The Plutonians were a race that thrived in cold temperatures. They were incredibly strong and had small holes in their wrists from which they could emit ice in various forms, from sharp-edged darts to a more mist-like form. None of the Plutionians save for the leader seemed capable of speaking, at least with humans. The leader could could only speak through telepathy.
Traits: The Plutonians appear to be a
benevolent race, but aren't really all that familiar with how to behave
(SM: SZfS (fb) - BTS) - While traveling through space back to their home
planet of Pluto, the Plutonians' spaceship encountered problems and
had to land on Earth for repairs. They disguised their diamond-like
spaceship as an iceberg and left it in New York Harbor. They began to
seek out a human that could help them.
(SM: SZfS) - While
walking to the home of Dr. Smarter, Peter Parker slipped on a patch of
ice and then realized that there was ice covering everything in his
path, even in the blistering heat. He heard Dr. Smarter cry for help
and, changing into his Spider-Man costume, arrived to find a large
ice-creature seemingly attacking the doctor. Spider-Man frightened away
the being and went after it. He found it covering another city block in
ice, but had to leave until he could figure out how to handle the
to Smarter's home, and the doctor had theorized that the creatures were
Plutonians. Just then, two burst in and placed both Spider-Man and
Smarter in ice. They kidnapped Smarter, but left Spider-Man behind to
thaw out on his own. Once he was free, Spider-Man quickly built a
heating unit to wear inside his costume and headed to the iceberg,
which he deduced to be their base. He made his way through it,
encountering several traps, but once in the core, found the aliens and
their captive. He tried to attack one, but was called off by Smarter,
who let the Plutonians' leader explain what they needed: an invention
of Smarter's called the Space-Warp Control. Using the device, the
Plutonians fixed their ship and it blasted off back into outer space.
Comments: Created by Ralph Bakshi and uncredited others.
This was the second half of the first episode of the first Spider-Man animated series. As such, this is also the first profile on the Appendix that I am aware of in which the character(s) profiled have never appeared in print.
Ralph Bakshi was one of the creators of the series, though by no means the only one. He just happened to have gone on to bigger (but not always better) things afterwards.
Oh, and just how
"WTF?" is this image, of the Plutonians taking a kidnapped Dr. Smarter
to their ship via boat? -------->
Profile by Madison Carter.
Race name have no known connections to
Much larger than the other Plutonians, and with a slightly
different appearance, the leader explained his crews' situation to
Spider-Man and Dr. Smarter.
An inventor who created the Space-Warp Control. The
Plutonians kidnapped him to get him to help them repair their ship.
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