MENDICUS

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

EnemiesMister Bixby, Portuguese mercenaries

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mendicus has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Inhumans III#5, p14, pan3 (main image)
Inhumans III#6, p8, pan2 (with Medusa)


Appearances:
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)


First posted: 01/07/2007
Last updated: 08/08/2020

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