NEIFI

Real Name: Neifi

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

Occupation: Royal guard

Group Membership: Inhumans

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

Enemies: Maximus the Mad, Portuguese mercenaries

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

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

Powers/Abilities: After stepping through the Terrigen mists, Neifi grew in bulk and stature, achieving enhanced strength and durability, and covered in a thick gray armor-like epidermal layer. The full extent of his abilities remains unrevealed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

History: (Inhumans III#2 (fb) - BTS) - Neifi was part of a group of seven Inhuman students, including Dewoz, Dinu, Kalikya, Nahrees, 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.

(Inhumans III#2 (fb)) - On a class visit to Regent's Arch in Attilan, Neifi got paired up with Tonaja. 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.

(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#6) - As part of the royal guard, Neifi attacked a tank of the Portuguese mercenaries. (see comments)

(Inhumans III#7) - Neifi continued to fight as part of the royal guard against the attacking Portuguese mercenaries, aiding a group of telekinetics who were holding for a shield. Neifi took a large hit in battle.

(Inhumans III#8) - When Dinu tried to warn Neifi away from injury, Dinu took a mighty hit and was mortally wounded while Nahrees, Rexel Toiven, and Tonaja looked on.

(Inhumans III#10) - The guard continued to press the attack, and Dinu was healed by Kalikya, who turned out to have healing powers.

(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.

I added Neifi's appearance in Inhumans III#6 because IMHO it was Neifi, but it is possible that it was just a similar looking Inhuman that attacked the tank in this issue.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Neifi has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Inhumans III#2, p18, pan3 (main image)

p2, pan3 (before transformation)


Other Appearances:
Inhumans III#2 (December, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Inhumans III#6-8 (April-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: 01/05/07

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