Real Name: Mendicus
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: Inhuman ambassador
Group Membership: Inhumans
Affiliations: Alpha Primitives, Ambassador McIntyre, Avia, Black Bolt, Carthus, Elejea, Gorgon, Jolen, Kurani, Medusa, Nahrees
Enemies: Mister Bixby, Portuguese mercenaries
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Inhumans III#5 (March, 1999)
Powers/Abilities: After exposure to the Terrigen mists, the Inhuman Mendicus is seemingly trapped in the body of a child, though he has a keen political mind. When acting as ambassador, he was transported by two aides and he was encased in a bubble full of swirling energy. Outside of this bubble, he seemed to tire easily. The extent of his powers is unknown.
History: (Inhumans III#5) - At the appointment of Black Bolt, Mendicus and two of his aides, including Elejea, approached the United Nations after a faction of Portuguese mercenaries attacked Attilan's borders. Mendicus got right to the point, pushing past all diplomacy and demanding that the humans be removed immediately. He was met with false promises and excuses of protocol, but still maintained his demands. In time, Mendicus was met by Ambassador McIntyre and Mr. Bixby, who informed him that they had America's support but that America could do nothing. Mendicus met their claims with retorts of his own, but accepted a 'gift' of a statuette of Abe Lincoln, returning it to Attilan, and unaware that inside was a sonic pulse that would open Attilan's gates to attack.
(Inhumans III#6) - A weary Mendicus returned to Attilan, Elejea at his side, very weary. He reported that, according the surface world's political structure, he was unable to procure their aid or their promise to remove their soldiers. He informed Medusa they were on their own.
(Inhumans III#7) - Mendicus watched as Maximus the Mad announced he'd kidnapped Medusa, and that the city was in danger of sinking into the ocean.
(Inhumans III#8) - Mendicus was sent back to the United Nations to seek a resolution, and grew defensive when questioned about the slavery of the Alpha Primitives, the U.N. claiming that the practice was uncivilized.
(Inhumans III#12 - BTS) - The political situation resolved itself when Attilan was removed, leaving the humans to think the Inhumans dead.
(Silent War#1) - After four Inhumans (Gorgon, Jolen, Kurani, and Nahrees) were captured in a strike against America for their theft of the Terrigen Crystals, the Inhumans held a council to decide what to do. Mendicus conveyed concerns about the human civilian deaths that had taken place. Crystal and Karnak discussed strategy ideals. Carthus recommended a brutal attack, demanding the return of the Crystals and the prisoners. Triton reminded them that their friends were in danger, and Avia agreed, asking Black Bolt what he would do. Black Bolt dismissed the council to decide what to do, shocking Medusa, Triton, and the others.
Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee.
Thanks to MarvellousLuke for the Inhumanity images.
Profile by Chadman.
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(Inhumans III#5) - Elejea accompanied Mendicus, alongside another Inhuman female, to the United Nations, and watched as he acted as ambassador for the Inhumans. He met with Ambassador McIntyre and Mr. Bixby, departing with only a statue of Abe Lincoln.
(Inhumans III#6) - Elejea accompanied the weary Mendicus back to Attilan, and watched as he reported on the surface world, worrying about his fragile state.
(Inhumanity#2) - After Attilan's fall Medusa's handmaidens Minxi, Eleja & Marista moved with their queen Medusa into Avengers Tower. Elejea told Medusa that cleanup of Attilan's ruins were ongoing with Inhumans and superhumans working together.
Later Elejea reported of cocoons with Inhumans were stolen by humans, who experimented on them or vivisected the Inhumans during Terrigenesis.
Though definitely exposed to the Terrigen mists, Elejea's powers remain unrevealed. She did has a blue-green skin and spikes on various areas of her face.
--Inhumans III#5 (Inhumans III#5-6, Inhumanity#2
Inhumans III#5, p14, pan3 (main image)
Inhumans III#6, p8, pan2 (with Medusa)
Inhumanity#2, p3, pan2 (Elejea in Avengers Tower, body shot)
Inhumanity#2, p4, pa1 (Elejea, head shot)
Inhumans III#5-8 (March-June, 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)
Silent War#1 (March, 2007) - David Hine (writer), Frazer Irving (penciler/inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Inhumanity#2 (March, 2014) - Matt Fraction (writer), Nick Bradshaw & Todd Nauck (pencils/inks), Scott Hanna & Tom Palmer (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Last updated: 05/25/14
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