Real Name: Nekal-Gehep
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-20051) ancient terrestrial life form
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: unnamed
asteroid in the Earth's solar system;
First Appearance: Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four#6 (January, 2006)
Powers/Abilities: Nekal-Gehep was an immense monstrosity of incalculable size. The creature was extremely ancient and had existed since the Permian period. It was composed of a single brain that could survive independently from its body and a massive frame of tentacles and feeder mouths. The tentacles and tendrils were enormous and were able to travel hundreds if not thousands of mile from the main body. These appendages were used to break down the Earth’s crust to feed. The tentacles, which were large enough to encompass most of the Eastern Seaboard of North America and were highly resistant to damage, possessed great strength and able to replicate or regenerate rapidly. Nekal-Gehep fed on the rocks and minerals found within the Earth's crust with a voracious appetite, unaware of the damage it caused. The ancient creature appeared to be blind with non-sentient (instinctive) intelligence and was unable to communicate. Nekal-Gehep did not require air to breath and could survive within the vacuum of space. Although, Nekal-Gehep was highly resistant to injury, it appeared susceptible to great heat from lava flows that have for thousands of years prevented it from feeding on a regular bas
(Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four#6 (fb) - BTS) - Nekal-Gehep existed deep inside the Earth since the Permian period. For thousands of years it was trapped between lava flows which had prevented it from feeding on the Earth’s crust.
(Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four#6) - The lava flows that kept Nekal-Gehep semi-dormant decreased in size and direction, which allowed Nekal-Gehep to once again feed and grow. Growing rapidly, the enormous creature came into conflict with the Moleman who, with his subterranean minions, set out to drive it back or destroy it completely. During the conflict, Nekal-Gehep was forced to create more tendrils to rapidly feed and replenish the damage done by the Moleman and his armies. All along the Eastern Seaboard, Nekal-Gehep’s tentacles broke up through the surface, causing untold destruction. The United States Army and the Fantastic Four responded to the attacks and briefly drove the creature’s tendrils back underground. The Fantastic Four, believing that the Moleman was responsible for this, went to investigate. Learning that the Moleman was at war with this monster and was planning to destroy it, Reed Richards devised a plan to transport the brain of Nekal-Gehep to an asteroid in space instead. Successfully removing the creature’s brain, it was dragged to the surface and sent by rocket into deep space. Once in place at its destination, Nekal-Gehep quickly began to latch on to the asteroid to once again feed on the minerals found within.
Comments: Created by Jeff Parker (writer), Manuel Garcia (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks).
Does this creature have a counterpart on Earth 616? If so maybe this would explain what may have originally created the vast tunnel networks of Subterranea. Maybe it still exists somewhere underground waiting to bypass lava flows and once again cause destruction on Earth 616.
The asteroid Nekal-Gehep was sent to was a huge rock that Reed Richards had once speculated would in an unspecified time in the future, impact with the Earth. This event would be unlikely to happen with Nekal-Gehep feeding on the small planetoid.
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Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four#6, p17, panel 2 (main Image)
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four#6 (January, 2006) - Jeff Parker (writer), Manuel Garcia (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor).
Last updated: 09/22/07
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