MUMMUDRAI

Real Name: Ev Teel Urizen

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Shi'ar) psychic entity

Occupation: Inapplicable

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsPaul Brenner, Heptarchy, Office of National Emergency, Tiv, Ul'var Urizen, X-Men (Beast (Henry McCoy), Cable, Cannonball, Iceman, Lady Mastermind, Mystique, Omega Sentinel, Rogue)

EnemiesHecatomb

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Inhabited the body's of Paul Brenner, Lady Mastermind, Mystique and Cable

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: (Cameo) X-Men II#189 (September, 2006); (Seen) X-Men II#197 (May, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: A psychic entity conceived in the womb with the Shi'ar Ul'var Urizen, the Mummudrai that became known as Ev Teel Urizen managed to survive (whereas most Mummudrai do not). It lived indefinitely, able to travel at super speed through space, sense the powers of others, awaken the dormant powers of others, inhabit the minds of others, discharge psychic energy, and read and project thoughts. When inhabiting the bodies of others, the Mummudrai caused them to give off a blue psychic glow.






History:

(X-Men II#198 (fb) - BTS) - Many centuries ago, the Shi'ar were at war with the alien Heptarchy. Seeking to end the war with as little devastation as possible, and yet with maximum casualties, the Shi'ar designed the Hecatomb. Based on the Mummudrai, a psychic entity that is born with every living being (most of which die out, some of which remain dormant in the living being's mind), the Shi'ar designed the Hecatomb to absorb all living minds, thus killing all living beings, without destroying any structures or resources. They based the Hecatomb on the dormant Mummudrai extracted from the brain of Ul'var Urizen, who was of the Clan Urizen. The Mummudrai, which called itself Ev Teel Urizen, was studied and mapped, kept in stasis aboard a ship. The Hecatomb was finally unleashed, immediately absorbing 18 billion minds into it. A flaw was exposed and the Hecatomb couldn't safely absorb that much energy at once. The matrix that was meant to erase the minds instead absorbed them, creating a living entity that hungered for more minds. The Shi'ar scientists tried turning the Hecatomb off, but only managed to anger it. The Mummudrai broke free from the Shi'ar and ran for it, with the Hecatomb pursuing it at top speed, never to be sated and absorbing any minds it came across on the way.

(X-Men II#197 (fb) - BTS) - The Mummudrai sensed powerful minds on Earth and began rushing towards it for help against the Hecatomb. The Hecatomb pursued it through space over the following centuries, absorbing the minds of whoever it crossed.

(X-Men II#189) - As the Mummudrai fled past a Shi'ar ship, the Hecatomb absorbed the minds on board, including that of Tiv.

(X-Men II#194 (fb) - BTS) - The Mummudrai finally arrived on Earth and landed over Hagerstown, Maryland, where he inhabited the body of the recently deceased Paul Brenner.

(X-Men II#191) - The Mummudrai, in Brenner's body, walked hundreds of miles to the X-Men's mansion and past the guards of the Office of National Emergency. The Mummudrai then abandoned his body, and it collapsed on the sidewalk.

(X-Men II#192 - BTS) - The Mummudrai entered the body of Lady Mastermind, awakening her from her coma and leaving her unaware that it was inside her body.

(X-Men II#195 - BTS) - Lady Mastermind unintentionally utilized the powers of the Mummudrai in battle.

(X-Men II#197) - Lady Mastermind, on the island of Providence, sought to discover what the entity in his head was. She forced a hypno-therapist to put her in a trance, which allowed her to force the Mummudrai out. The Mummudrai burst free and caused vast destruction, soon taking refuge in the mind of Mystique. The Mummudrai told Cable and Iceman who it was, and resisted gunfire from Cable before putting both heroes in an astral trance that told them of the Mummudrai's journey to Earth. The Hecatomb then arrived above Earth.

(X-Men II#198) - The Hecatomb descended on Providence and began absorbing minds immediately. Meanwhile, the Mummudrai, speaking through Mystique, convinced Cable to allow it entrance into his mind so that it could teach Cable about the Hecatomb. The Mummudrai interfaced with Cable and taught him of his true origins. Though Cable was reluctant, he agreed to let the Mummudrai have a place within his mind, and the Mummudrai agreed to awaken Cable's powers of telekinesis and telepathy in return.

(Cable/Deadpool#40) - In his mind, Cable argued with the Mummudrai about ways to defeat the Hecatomb, realizing that the X-Men would not be able to defeat it on their own. The X-Men worked to hold the Hecatomb back while Cable and the Mummudrai debated whether or not to awaken Rogue, whose powers would definitely defeat the Hecatomb but put Rogue at risk. Using the enhanced powers of the Mummudrai, Cable released the magnetic holders on the island, allowing much of Providence to break apart had take its occupants to safety. Cable, his decision made to act, rushed into battle.

(X-Men II#199) - Mummudrai, in Cable's body, leapt at the Hecatomb, seeking to destroy it, and the Hecatomb diverted .03 per cent of its mass at Cable, discharging human minds as spears to down the foe. With no other options, the Mummudrai awakened Cable's ally, Rogue, who was deathly ill, and summoned her to help them. The Hecatomb then absorbed the Mummudrai into itself. Rogue soon managed to absorb all of the Hecatomb's minds into herself, defeating herself.

Comments: Created by Mike Carey, Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend.

The Mummudrai's identity and powers presumably live on in Rogue.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mummudrai has no known connections to


Ul'var Urizen

(X-Men II#198 (fb) - BTS) - Ul'var Urizen was a Shi'ar born hundreds of years ago with a Mummudrai born with him, a psychic entity that generally fades out after birth. This Mummudrai, however, later known as Ev Teel Urizen, was used as the basis for the deathly weapon, the Hecatomb.

Ul'var Urizen possessed the standard abilities of the Shi'ar race.

--X-Men II#198 (X-Men II#198 (fb) - BTS














Paul Brenner

(X-Men II#194 (fb) - BTS) - Paul Brenner, a civil engineer in Hagerstown, Maryland, was hit by a truck and killed. His body was possessed by the powerful Mummudrai, who'd just arrived on Earth from the Shi'ar Empire.

(X-Men II#191) - The Mummudrai, in Brenner's body, walked hundreds of miles to the X-Men's mansion and past the guards of the Office of National Emergency. The Mummudrai then abandoned his body, and it collapsed on the sidewalk.

(X-Men II#193) - Beast (Henry McCoy) examined Brenner's body and realized he'd been dead for a time and possessed by another entity.

--X-Men II#191 (X-Men II#194 (fb) - BTS, 191, 193






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X-Men II#198, p19 (main)

p27-28 (2nd)
p16, pan3 (Ul'var)
X-Men II#191, p9, pan4-5 (Paul Brenner)


Appearances:
X-Men II#189 (September, 2006) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Townsend, Holdredge, Irwin, Mendoza, Dlazaba, Vey (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men II#194 (February, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)
X-Men II#191 (November, 2006) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men II#192 (December, 2006) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Tim Townsend, Jamie Mendoza, Mark Irwin, Jon Sibal, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Mike Marts, Andy Schmidt (editors)
X-Men II#193 (January, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler/inker), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Mark Irwin, Al Vey (inkers), Andy Schmidt (editor)
X-Men II#195 (March, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)
X-Men II#197-198 (May, June, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Cable/Deadpool#40 (July, 2007) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Reilly Brown (penciler), Jeremy Freeman (inker), Nicole Boose (editor)
X-Men II#199 (July, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)


Last updated: 10/12/07

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