Real Name: Rexel Toiven
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Group Membership: Inhumans
Affiliations: Big Tonee, Black Bolt, Dinu, Kalikya, Karnak, Nahrees, Neifi, Tonaja
Enemies: Maximus the Mad, Portuguese mercenaries
Known Relatives: Ursicus (father), Belial (mother)
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Inhumans III#7 (May, 1999)
Powers/Abilities: When Rexel Toiven emerged from the Terrigen mists, he had shrunk in size and stature and had sprouted a weak third arm. He developed the ability to draw lasting colorful tattoos on people. The extent of his abilities is unknown.
History: (Inhumans III#7 (fb) - BTS) - Son of royal guard Ursicus and telepath Belial, Rexel Toiven was a loved Inhuman until he emerged from the Terrigen mists with a minor mutation. He was relegated to the outward edge of the city, where he opened a Body Art shop and developed a name for himself as a tattoo artist, his most prominent customer being Karnak. Rexel lived through dark times with the Inhumans, such as the period when Maximus the Mad was king.
(Inhumans III#7) - Rexel Toiven went about his day-to-day life while Portuguese mercenaries waged war on Attilan and the Alpha Primitives stirred beneath the city. Rexel gave Big Tonee a tattoo, discussing the state of things in Attilan, and he watched stirrings in the Alpha Primitives. Noticing how his vid machine broke and remembering dark times the Inhumans had had, and later hearing Maximus the Mad report that Medusa had been kidnapped and that Attilan was in danger of falling into the ocean, Rexel decided to write a letter of his concern to Black Bolt, and did so.
(Inhumans III#8) - Rexel Toiven joined members of the royal guard, including Tonaja, Nahrees, Neifi, and Dinu, on the battle's frontlines. When Dinu was mortally wounded, Rexel ran for help.
(Inhumans III#10) - Rexel noticed a deadly attack being fired into a breech in the barrier, and rushed to warn the nearby Tonaja and Kalikya, who had time to escape. Rexel took the full blast, however, and was mortally wounded. Kalikya tried to heal him, but it was too late. With his final words, he mentioned his love for his parents.
(Inhumans III#12 - BTS) - A monument was erected to Rexel, stating "Erected to honor the memory of Rexel Toiven, loving son and beloved hero of Attilan."
Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee.
Profile by Chadman.
Rexel Toiven has no known connections to:
(Inhumans III#7) - While Rexel Toiven gave Big Tonee a tattoo, they discussed the potential of the Inhumans going to war with the attacking Portuguese mercenaries.
Though exposed to Terrigen mists, Big Tonee's powers and abilities remain unrevealed.
Ursicus & Belial
(Inhumans III#7 (fb) - BTS) - Ursicus and Belial, of the Inhumans, were proud parents of Rexel Toiven. Ursicus was a royal guard and Belial a telepath. When Rexel emerged from the Terrigen mists with a minor mutation, his parents no longer had much contact with him and he was relegated to the darkward end of the city.
(Inhumans III#7 - BTS) - Rexel, in a letter to Black Bolt, mentioned his love for his parents.
(Inhumans III#10 - BTS) - Rexel died in battle, and, with his final words, mentioned his parents.
Ursicus and Belial entered the Terrigen mists and developed unrevealed abilities, though Belial had some telepathic abilities.
--Inhumans III#7 (Inhumans III#7 (fb) – BTS, 7 – BTS, 10 – BTS
Inhumans III#7, p6, pan1 (main image)
Inhumans III#7-8 (May-June, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Inhumans III#10 (June, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Inhumans III#12 (November, 1999) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada (editors)
Last updated: 01/05/07
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