Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Microverse) human mutate/cyborg
Occupation: Recorder, transceiver
Group Membership: Baron Karza's minions
Affiliations: Baron Karza, Dog Soldiers
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unnamed outpost
First Appearance: X-Men and the Micronauts#3 (March, 1984)
Powers/Abilities: The Archivist (see comments) was a passive and silent recorder of events that did not interact with what it was recording.
(X-Men and the Micronauts#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Archivist was a human genetically engineered in Baron Karza's Body Banks into a living recorder/transceiver augmented with technology, and posted on a Kennel asteroid outpost housing a battalion of Karza's Dog Soldiers.
(X-Men and the Micronauts#3) - Under the control of the Entity (the dark side of Xavier), the Micronauts (Acroyear, Bug, Huntarr, Marionette, Arcturus Rann) and the X-Men (Ariel, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine) savagely attacked and massacred many of the Dog Soldiers; all this was passively observed and recorded by the Archivist. This continued as the Entity slaughtered the rest of the soldiers there, even though they had already surrendered. The Entity spared the Archivist, torturing him, and letting him record and transmit the massacre to Baron Karza as a display of his power. The Archivist did not witness the Entity and his minions teleport away and perished as the Entity obliterated the asteroid.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont & Bill Mantlo (writers), Butch Guice (pencils) and Bob Wiacek (inks).
In this instance, "Archivist" is more of a role than a name for a singular person.
Archivists may well have been BTS for many other battles involving Karza's Dog Soldiers.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Archivist has no known connections to:
X-Men and the Micronauts#3, p3, pan4 (main image)
X-Men and the Micronauts#3 (March, 1984) - Chris Claremont & Bill Mantlo (writers), Butch Guice (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Last updated: 09/07/09
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