ONE and TWO's race
(see comments)

Classification: Semi-humanoid extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed (presumably some planet in Earth's universe)

Known Members: One and Two; population undefined

Affiliations: Used Earth to develop their hybrid corn; Colonel St. Hubbins; unidentified "broker"

Enemies: "Ancients," Hulk (Bruce Banner, in his gray/Fixit aspect)

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk III#21 (December, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: One and Two's race can read and manipulate minds telepathically. They carry hand-held energy weapons project energy blasts of an undefined nature, and apparently levitate. They presumably possess some means of interplanetary travel.
    It is unclear whether all members possess the same abilities as One and/or Two, or whether these beings had special abilities.

Traits: They were willing and able to steal valued material from an elder, possibly more advanced race, leading to a bitter enmity. They were also willing and able to manipulate the natives of other planets for their own ends. They were otherwise patient and willing to wait for whatever it was they were waiting for...they just wanted to make sure no one else, particularly the Ancients, recovered the alien hybrid vegetables; they were willing to settle for losing one and not both.
    And...they really, really don't like the Ancients.

Type:  Largely bilaterally symmetric (they had asymmetric "hands" and limbs) semi-humanoid bipeds
Eyes:
Two (on head; solid red color seen)
Fingers:
Five (including opposing thumb), though their appearances varied from panel to panel, and they seemed able to extend their fingers into tentacles of varying lengths, etc.
Toes:
Unrevealed
Skin color: Pink/"white"
Average height: Approximately 5'10"? (there's not good scale where they are clearly standing next to someone else of known height)

History:
(Incredible Hulk III#21 (fb) - BTS) <millions of years ago> - Allegedly (and for reasons unrevealed), an unidentified extraterrestrial race stole a specimen from the world of another race known only as the Ancients.

(Incredible Hulk III#21 (fb) - BTS) <millions of years ago> - Allegedly (and for reasons unrevealed), the unidentified extraterrestrial race visited Earth and seeded the planet with the stolen specimen, developing hybrid terrestrial-extraterrestrial species of corn and wheat.
    At least two of these aliens remained on Earth incognito, using the aliases One and Two.

(Incredible Hulk III#21 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to retrieve the specimen due to various protective measures, the Ancients waited "many centuries" to recover the specimen.

(Incredible Hulk III#21 (fb) - BTS) - The alien hybrid corn was kept inside a lead-lined radiation proof container in an underground tunnel beneath a shed in Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force base.

(Incredible Hulk III#21 - BTS) - Conspiracy-theorist and computer hacker "Hack" agreed to help Mr. Fixit (the gray Hulk) in exchange for Fixit obtaining for him the alien hybrid; Hack accompanied Fixit to Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force base and guided him to steal the hybrid. Observing their arrival and actions, One and Two assumed Hack and Fixit had been subliminally invited to the facility by the Ancients.
    As the Hulk approached, One and Two mentally influenced the base's Colonel St. Hubbins to order the troops to merely monitor the invading Hulk's presence. As the Hulk overcame the base's auto-defense mechanisms, One and Two worried the Hulk would be able to claim the hybrid.

(Incredible Hulk III#21 - BTS) - Sensing the removal of the protective measures surrounding the hybrid, one of the Ancients flew its ship there to reclaim the hybrid.

(Incredible Hulk III#21 - BTS) - One and Two apparently used Colonel St. Hubbins to assemble the base's tanks and helicopter forces to prevent the Hulk from escaping with the hybrid.

(Incredible Hulk III#21) - Detecting an approaching ship and correctly suspecting it to be one of the Ancients, One and Two decided they must take matters into their own hands to prevent the Ancients' operative from retrieving the hybrid. The Ancient confronted the Hulk, mentally influencing him to surrender the hybrid and offering its gratitude, but then One and Two arrived and demanded the Ancient surrender and relinquish the hybrid to them. Instead the Hybrid retaliated with an energy blast that exposed One and Two were aliens, and One and Two returned fire with their energy weapons, knocking back both the Ancient and the Hulk. Contemptuously noting the weapons of the "feeble upstarts" had no effect on "us" and that their technology rivaled the buttocks of a Betelgeusian tadpole, the Ancient struck back with another energy blast. Two fired back again, cursing the Ancient in some alien tongue, and the Ancient continued the struggle, contending Two was actually whatever Two had cursed the Ancient as. The energy blasts and cursing continued until the Ancient realized the Hulk had departed while they had fought.
    Two blamed the Ancient, cursing him as a "mutonic excuse for a Vlapton Ice Pirate" and reminding that the Ancient had been the one mind-controlling the Hulk. The Ancient countered that One and Two's interference and distraction had caused the hybrid to be lost to them all. As their argument continued, the Hulk brought the hybrid's containment device to Hack and opened it. The Hulk was highly amused to find what they had sought was a pair of ears of specially-bred corn; Hack was less amused.
    Watching as the pair departed, One and Two were pleased that the humans had not learn about the hybrid wheat. Two further noted that his broker would be happy with this news, and One agreed.

Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins, Kyle Hotz, and Eric Powell.

    Perhaps One and Two's race is the Grogada, and the Ancients' true name is the Narcrusta?

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
One and Two have no known connections to:


One

One is the shorter, fatter one.

They seemed to be equal partners, considering each other's input (and pretty uniformly agreeing with each other) before acting.

--Incredible Hulk III#21


Two

Two is the taller, thinner one.

They seemed to be equal partners, considering each other's input (and pretty uniformly agreeing with each other) before acting.

--Incredible Hulk III#21


images: (without ads)
Incredible Hulk III#21, pg. 5, panel 3-4 - One and Two incognito/human forms;
        pg. 17, panel 4 (One & Two firing weapons);
        pg. 18, panel 2 (Two) & 6 (One);
        pg. 19, panel 1 (Ancient, full body except feet; One & Two truer forms);


Appearances:
Incredible Hulk III#21 (December, 2000) -  Paul Jenkins (writer), Kyle Hotz (penciler), Eric Powell (inker), Marc Sumerak (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 11/05/12

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