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BURROWERS

Membership: Three (names unrevealed)

Purpose: To serve the Seeker's hunts, especially in the capture of Ahura

Affiliations: Inhumans, Seeker (Uys) (see comments), Triton

Enemies: Ahura, Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman (Susan Storm), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm)), Franklin Richards

Base of Operations: Mobile, presumably Attilan (see comments)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2 (June, 1993)

Burrower squirting his gun

History:

(Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2) - On behalf of the Genetics Council, the Seeker hunted the boy Ahura and his mother Medusa. While he and his team of fellow Inhumans fought the Fantastic Four in a frontal assault, the Burrowers were directed to target the boy, who had since hidden with Franklin Richards' aid. Cornered in Franklin's room, one Burrower fired his Cocoon Ray, enveloping Franklin in a web-like substance. Franklin's broke free using his powers while the Thing easily overpowered the Burrowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils) and Steve Montano (inks).

Presumably they left with the Seeker after the skirmish.

It seems they believed they had a reputation, so I'm guessing they helped the Seeker with other similar tasks.

This group associated with the Inhumans raises a few questions. It is very unusual to have three Inhumans with identical traits. So is this a case of triplets exhibiting the same traits, just as the Seeker twins (I'm going with this one)? Is this an Inhuman who split into three after Terrigenesis? Are they mercenaries and not actually Inhumans? Are they a sub-class of the Inhuman caste system, similar in that aspect to the Alpha Primitives?

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Burrowers have no known connections to:


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Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2, p23, pan2-3 (main image)
    p23, pan5 (shooting Cocoon Ray)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2 (June, 1993) - Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)


Last updated: 05/11/14.

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