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TERMINUS

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-20051) extraterrestrial

Occupation: Cosmic scavenger

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Fantastic Four, ice worms

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile through the galaxy

First Appearance: Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#15 (October, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Terminus was a composite being that could divide into many much smaller versions and then recombine, all designed to steal certain resources from planets. His armor was impervious to fire. Out of pity, he would sometimes record the existence of natives of the planets he had plundered. He wielded the Energy Lance, an ancient and powerfully lethal weapon used in the "Great Creation Wars" and traveled in an advanced and massive disc-shaped spacecraft equipped with a harvester beam that stripped resources and stored them (presumably concentrated) on the ship.

History:

(Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#15 (fb) - BTS) - Terminus traversed space and plundered thousands of planets for resources that he would later sell at the intergalactic planetary wholesale market.

(Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#15) - Terminus arrived on Earth at Antarctica where the Fantastic Four happened to be gathering samples of newly discovered ice worms. Multiple smaller Terminus units descended, channeling harvesting beams through their armor. The Fantastic Four intervened and the aliens climbed into the one giant Terminus form that spoke directly to them, telling them of his plans. Although resistant to the Human Torch's flame, the Invisible Woman and the Thing were able to knock him over, at which point he called down his Energy Lance to fight them. He drove the Lance into the Earth so that the Harvester Beam from his ship could penetrate the Earth's crust down to the core and splinter into a million beams, each one set to strip a particular resource. While the others distracted Terminus, Reed entered the spaceship to try to turn off the beam, but was attacked by more of the smaller Termini units. The Human Torch threw cannisters of the ice worms at Terminus that they had previously collected; these eroded metal compounds and ate into the alien armor. Reed escaped while Terminus went back to his spaceship to purge himself of the worms, but the Invisible Woman generated a concave force field that returned the harvester beam upon itself, causing the ship to explode with the debris sinking into the melted ice.

 

 

Comments: Created by Justin Gray (writer), Juan Santacruz (pencils) and Raul Fernandez (inks).

Terminus of Earth-20051 is the extradimensional and less powerful version of the Terminus that plagues Earth-616 and was first encountered by the Fantastic Four. The powers/abilities in this profile cover only what is shown in this MarvAdv story. 

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Terminus of Earth-20051 has no known connections to:


Ice worms

Ice Worms

The ice worms had been recently discovered in Antarctica and the American Museum of Natural History asked the Fantastic Four to gather samples. The green worms eroded metal compounds. Most of the samples were thrown at Terminus and spread across his armor very quickly, severely affecting him and he returned to his spaceship to purge what he considered an infection. The remaining samples of the ice worms were taken to the USA.

 

 

 

--Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#15


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Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#15, p8, pan3 (main image)
    p5, pan1 (beaming)
    p2, pan3 (ice worms)


Appearances: 
Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#15 (October, 2006) - Justin Gray (writer), Juan Santacruz (pencils), Raul Fernandez (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)


Last updated: 06/30/12

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