Classification: Terrestrial robot
Creator: Reed Richards
User/Possessors: Reed Richards
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#119 (February, 1972)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: This semi-humanoid shaped robot had two retractable arms with large shovel-like clawed hands and moved around on a set of wheels that provided high speed locomotion. This robot was incredibly fast and strong enough to scoop up heavy loads and transport them away. It was also programmed to repair general damages around the Baxter Building and could be managed using a remote control. It had two antennae mounted on its head, presumably to receive signals, which glistened with energy.
(Fantastic Four I#119 - BTS) - In order to quickly clean-up and repair the constant damage caused by the Thing and the Human Torch during their bouts of rough housing, Reed Richards created a specially designed robot to accomplish these tasks.
(Fantastic Four I#119) - After witnessing Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm's latest act of chaotic rough housing and the damage they had done to the Baxter Building, Reed Richards unveiled his latest invention. They were amazed when Reed introduced them to A.U.N.T.I.E., which he activated by remote control. With a click of a button, the robot quickly began to remove the building's rubble and started to repair the damage to the walls. Still amazed, the Thing then turned to the Human Torch and sarcastically said that Reed had finally made a machine that would make them all obsolete or extinct, as the robot quickly turned toward him to clean the spot where he was standing.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils) and Joe Sinnott (inks).
A.U.N.T.I.E. is an acronym that stands for Automatic Neuro-robot in charge of Tidying-up with Increased Efficiency. All damages and messes from this day on were probably cleaned up by this robot and behind the scenes in subsequent issues for later damage.
If this were to have received upgrades, could this then be the next Ultron? Hm.---Grendel Prime
Profile by AvatarWarlord72.
A.U.N.T.I.E. has no known connections to:
Fantastic Four I#119, p4, panel 2 (rolling into view)
Fantastic Four I#119 (February, 1972) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 06/07/2004
Last Updated: 06/07/2004
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