Classification: Semi-humanoid insectoid race scavenger drones (some sources refer to them as androids)
Location/Base of Operations: Microverse
Known Members: None named
First Appearance: Micronauts I Annual#1 (1979)
Powers/Abilities: Reptos have wings that allow them to
fly, as well as a large, semi-prehensile tail. The Invisible Girl described one
as a "mindless lizard," which may indicate that they lack human-level intellect,
though it may have just been single-minded in the assault. They (or at least
some of them) and apparently intelligent to fly (and possibly design) starships.
Their ships apparently also have bat-like wings.
They hiss during attacks.
Bug battled a unique Repto that had a "laser saw" in place of its left hand and an energy blasters instead of its right hand. Bug described it as a "roboid reptilian reject," indicating that it might be androids or cyborgs. It's also possible that the Reptos sometimes wear suits of armor, which include the above weapons.
Traits: The Reptos are savage predators and warriors.
(Micronauts I Annual#1) - A Repto android or cyborg was amongst the captives from the various worlds conquered by Karza who were forced to provide entertainment as gladiators. It attacked Bug, who narrowly dodged it and then fired a blast from his rocket lance into the back of its head, killing it.
(Micronauts I#16 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005) - Reptos were enslaved by Psycho-Man aboard his Worldship.
(Micronauts I#16) - Psycho-Man used his emotion-controlling ray to stimulate intense fear within the Insectivorid Micronauts, Bug and Jasmine, and then sent a Repto to attack them. Jasmine was too terrified to fight until Bug convinced her that it was fight or die. The Fantastic Four soon arrived, having traveled to the Microverse after the Psycho-Man had reclaimed a suit of his armor from their care on Earth. The Invisible Girl used force spheres to drive the Repto away from the Insectivorids, but it continued to hurl itself against the spheres, straining her powers to their limits.
(Micronauts I#17 / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe:
Fantastic Four 2005) - The Psycho-Man sent Antrons, Membros, and Reptos to
battle the Micronauts and Fantastic Four. During the battle the Invisible Girl
turned Bug invisible so he could destroy the mechanisms of the Psycho-Man's
manipulator, but she passed out from the strain, and Bug returned to visibility
before he was finished, though he didn't realize this. The Repto and one of
Psycho-Man's trons charged him from behind, and Jasmine leapt in front of the
Repto to stop it from getting Bug. The Repto carried Jasmine off and slew her,
while Bug watched helplessly.
The heroes eventually escaped the Worldship.
(Micronauts I#26/2) - In the "Outer Fringes," the Knights of Neep were forced into armed encounters with the bat-winged ships of the Reptos.
(Micronauts I#28) - Reptos were amongst Baron Karza's bloody battlefleet--composed of renegades, pirates, and scum from every race in the Microverse. The battlefleet assaulted Homeworld. An armored (or android) Repto was seen defeated under the foot of Pharoid of Aegypta.
(Micronauts I#36 (fb) - BTS) - An armored (or android) Repto was created in the Body Banks of the Microverse's Homeworld under the direction of the Baron-Karza-controlled Argon. "He" was based on the Repto race and was intended to serve in the Death Squad warrior force, though its mind was re-engineered to be a sentient slayer.
(Micronauts I#36) - Repto accompanied the Death Squad to Earth in pursuit of the Micronauts. "He" attacked Bug after Bug had been knocked on his back from a peripheral blast from Ampzilla. Bug eventually destroyed the Repto with a blast from his rocket lance.
Comments: Adapted by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko.
Reptos were toys in the Mego Micronaut line, and they were
adapted to the Marvel Multiverse in the pages of Micronauts.
The Micronaut toys described Repto as "Half Man Half Reptile from the Distant Planet of Sauria." Bug described the Reptos and Insectivorids as natural enemies, though they were also described as being from the Outer Fringes. It's unclear if the Outer Fringes were within the Spacewall or not (presumably so), but Reptos could still be from another planet and have colonized Kaliklak. They also could have originated outside the Spacewall. Perhaps numbers of them traveled through Breachpoint to colonize parts of the Spiral Path.
Profile by Snood.
The Reptos have no known connections to
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Micronauts I Annual#1, p30, panel 3 (cyborg Repto)
Micronauts I#16, p5, panel 3 (fully organic Repto)
Micronauts I#26, second story, p4, panel 4 (armored Repto)
Also, the figure from the packaging of the Repto toy is shown, with the image copied from micro-outpost.com, linked to above.
Micronauts I#16-17 (April-May, 1980) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Howard Chaykin (layouts), and Al Milgrom (finisher/editor)
Micronauts I#26 (February, 1981) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler), Armando Gil (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#28 (April, 1981) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#36 (December, 1981) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Last updated: 03/21/06
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