Real Name: Dinu

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: Royal guard

Group Membership: Inhumans

Affiliations: Black Bolt, Carthus, Dewoz, Gorgon, Kalikya, Lockjaw, Maximus the Mad, Nahrees, Neifi, Telv, Timberius, Rexel Toiven, Tonaja

Enemies: Maximus the Mad, Portuguese mercenaries

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Din

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance:  Inhumans III#2 (December, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: After passing through the Terrigen mists, Dinu's face became deformed, requiring him to wear a leather mask to cover it or cause damage to, perhaps even killing, those who looked upon it. The full extent, or details of, his powers are unknown.



History: (Inhumans III#2 (fb) - BTS) - Dinu was part of a group of seven Inhuman students, including Dewoz, Kalikya, Nahrees, Neifi, Telv, and Tonaja, set to graduate to the Terrigen mists exposure that all Inhumans participated in, a process that would unlock their genetic potential. They studied Inhuman history and learned of Inhuman culture. One of their classmates, Telv, got held back a year, leaving only six to graduate together. The attractive Dinu focused much of his attention on Nahrees, making Tonaja jealous.

(Inhumans III#2 (fb)) - On a class visit to Regent's Arch in Attilan, Dinu was paired up with Nahrees. Later, Neifi, Nahrees, and Dinu played a prank on the teleporting dog Lockjaw while Dewoz, Kalikya, and Tonaja, on a dare, snuck in to see the imprisoned Maximus the Mad, but they soon grew bored and left.

(Inhumans III#2) - The class was later presented to the mists, under the eyes of King Black Bolt and Carthus. The mists had differing effects of each of the youth. Tonaja became green and scaly with large brown wings, the first natural flyer the Inhumans had seen in over sixty years. Neifi became a gray-green monster with thick skin. Nahrees developed into an electrical energy form, a rarity among the Inhumans. Dinu's face became transformed, reportedly causing death to anyone who looked at him thus requiring him to wear a mask. Dewoz was transformed into looking like an Alpha Primitive, the slave race that lived beneath Attilan; the transformation frightened and shamed the Inhumans and they mourned Dewoz as if dead.  Kalikya's only transformation was her fingers becoming long and lanky, which shamed her. The surviving graduates took compensation gifts to Dewoz's family for their loss.

(Inhumans III#3) - Dinu, Nahrees, and Tonaja were all recruited to the Inhuman Royal Guard. Gorgon introduced them to their quarters and worked on intimidating them, making fun of their powers and demanding that they clean the floor to his satisfaction. Dinu was perplexed by the erratic behavior of Lockjaw.

(Inhumans III#7) - Dinu watched as Timberius approached the Genetic Council, requesting war with the humans.

(Inhumans III#8) - Dinu joined Neifi, Rexel Toiven, Tonaja, and Nahrees on the frontlines battling the mercenaries, and ignored Nahrees warning not to leave the shields so that he could aid Neifi. Dinu took a deadly hit, having to be airlifted by Tonaja back tot he shields. Tonaja worked to comfort him while Toiven ran for help.

(Inhumans III#10) - Dinu's injuries were stabilized by Kalikya, who'd developed healing abilities.

(Inhumans III#12) - The Inhumans were all ordered back into the city while the island sunk into the ocean around them, the act triggered by Black Bolt's plans to have the city removed and have the humans think them dead. Dewoz (now in his true form) joined Kalikya, Nahrees, Tonaja, and Neifi in looking over the recovering Dinu.

Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee.

Profile by Chadman.

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Inhumans III#3, p6, pan2 (main image)
p6, pan4 (head shot)
Inhumans III#2, p2, pan3 (pre-transformation)

Other Appearances:
Inhumans III#2-3 (December, 1998-January, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Inhumans III#7-8 (May-June, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Inhumans III#10 (August, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Inhumans III#12 (October, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)

Last updated: 01/13/07

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