Classification: Quadruped extraterrestrial race
Location/Base of Operations: Planet Sakaar, Tayo star system, Fornax galaxy
Known Members: None identified
Affiliations: Servants of the Imperials
Enemies: Filians, Natives/Hive, rival Imperial kingdoms
First Appearance: (Unidentified) Incredible Hulk III#92
(identified) Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook (2006)
Powers/Abilities: The Arquinidae are immensely strong and capable of carrying up to 40 Imperial soldiers on their backs, especially in transport across the plains and forests.
Traits: One of the largest land mammals native to Sakaar, in the wild the Arquindae live in small family groups led by older females, although most adult males live in bachelor herds apart from the females and young. Native to the Twisted Wood and the smaller forested regions within the Vandro and Torkaw river valleys, Arquindae consume massive amounts of vegetation on a daily basis, migrating seasonally according to the availability of food and water.
the Arquindae are domestic creatures used for farming and military transport and assault. For the latter purpose, they are outfitted with metal armor and back-mounted howdahs capable of carrying up to ; they were thusly led into battle by specially-trained Imperials who had spent years conditioning the creatures for battle. They are mostly used for transport of troops across the plains and forests, while drammoths are used for transportation in the high mountain elevations.
It's not really clear from the limited image we have whether they are mammals, reptiles, insectoids, some combination of the above, or something else altogether.
Type: Bilaterally symmetric quadrupeds
Eyes: Two (on head; solid black color seen)
Skin color: Green
Average height: Approximately 4.5 meters (14' 7.4") at the hips
Average weight: Males reach up to 40 tons
(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook) - Native to the Twisted Wood and the smaller forested regions within the Vandro and Torkaw river valleys, Arquindae were first domesticated by the Imperials in approximately 1000 Pre (approximately 1566 years ago). used for farming at first, the Arquindae soon came to serve primarily as military beasts, transporting Imperial soldiers across the plains and forests, as well as into battle. Battle-Arquindae were trained for years for this specific purpose.
Arquindae were instrumental in the dominance of the Imperial armies over the Native Hive kingdoms and were later prevalent when the Imperial kingdoms began warring against each other.
The Arquindae continued to be used by the Empire in its war against the Filians.
(Incredible Hulk III#92) - One of the Arquindae was carry a passenger transport through a Sakaarian village when the Hulk and Miek were purchased by an Imperial.
Comments: Created by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan, and Jeffrey Huet.
I didn't keep track of the fauna well enough to know if the Arquindae showed up in other issues of the Planet Hulk story-arc or any other subsequent stories on Sakaar...let me know if they are present elsewhere, and we'll get it added to the profile.
Profile by Snood.
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Appearances: Incredible Hulk III#92
(April, 2006) - Greg Pak (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jeffrey Huet
(inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
(identified) Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook (2006) - Anthony Flamini with some guidance from Greg Pak
Last updated: 06/15/13
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