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ELDRAC

Real Name: Eldrac

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: Interdimensional teleporter for the Inhumans;
former politician

Group Membership: Inhumans

Affiliations: Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mr Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Future Foundation (Mr Fantastic/Reed Richards, Nathaniel Richards, Spider-Man/Peter Parker), Inhumans (Black Bolt/Blackagar Boltagon, Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Dal Damoc, Elejea, Gorgon, Karknak, Lockjaw, Maximus/Maximus Boltagon, Medusa /Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon, Triton and numerous others), Light Brigade (All-Knowing/Dara Ko Eke, Creeping Death/Hooud, Metallic Titan/Prax Ord, Midnight Blade/Kal Blackbane, Stonethrower/Els Udonta, Sun/Voorr), Universal Inhumans (Aladi Ko Eke, Avoe, Onomi Whitemane, Oola Udonta and numerous others)

Enemies: Thanos

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Eldrac the Door

Base of Operations: Battery Park, New York
formerly Universal City (Blue Area of the Moon)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#577 (May, 2010)

Powers/Abilities: Gaining powers after being exposed to the Terrigen Mists, the Inhuman Eldrac became a construct that could teleport people by letting them walk through his mouth. His powers included sensing where the person wanted to be and could send them to the exact location, even interdimensionally. Able to send large groups to the same spot as sending individuals to different locations. As an added power, it'll take people not just where they think you should be, but to where they needed to be. Eldrac's eyes only appeared when he activated his powers.

Height: 8'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 450 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Yellow/White, no visible irises
Hair: None

History:

(Fantastic Four I#577 (fb) - BTS) - Eldrac was a politician for a minor faction within the Inhuman population. But became irrelevant during unification (see comments).

(Fantastic Four I#577 (fb) - BTS) - After his Terrigen transformation, Eldrac was transformed into a large, immobile object capable of teleportation. Now known as "Eldrac the Door", he received his own place in Attilan.

(Fantastic Four I#577) - When investigating a mysterious vessel on the Blue Area of the Moon the Fantastic Four were welcomed by the Inhuman Dal Damonan who explained that the vessel was the Universal City. While inside the construct Dal Damonan showed the adventurers Eldrac the Door, Eldrac opened his mouth to provide passage to a secret hallway that would lead towards the Universal Inhumans.

(Fantastic Four I#578) - Queen Onomi Whitemane of the Universal Inhumans offered six warriors for sacrifice, calling them the Light Brigade. Midnight Blade asked Eldrac for a battle they could not win and Eldrac opened his doorway for them, sending them towards the Negative Zone.

(FF I#9) - Black Bolt ordered Reed, Nathaniel Richards and Spider-Man to return home since their ships had been destroyed in the conflict. Facilitating their speedy return, Boltagon allowed them to use Eldrac. Intrigued after hearing Eldrac could take them to wherever they needed to be, Spider-Man was curious if the Inhuman could also take them back in time as he and the others entered Eldrac.

(FF I#10 - BTS) - Reed Richards was returned to the Baxter Building and told Sue about Eldrac's abilities, though she wondered where Nathaniel Richards and Spider-Man had wound up. Nathaniel was sent to Latveria because an alternate universe Reed Richards known as Alpha had need of him. Alpha, familiar with Eldrac in his own reality, wondered if this universe's door was powered by desire or need. Spider-Man, despite his repeatedly expressed wish to be sent to Tahiti, was delivered by Eldrac to Avengers Mansion. There, he was able to convince the Thing to return to the Fantastic Four. For his trouble, keeping with his desire for something tropical, Spider-Man was handed a hamburger and a festive umbrella covered cocktail by the Avengers butler Jarvis.

(Fantastic Four I#600/2 (fb)) - Imprisoned in the Negative Zone, the Light Brigade remembered how Eldrac had teleported them there.

(Infinity#3) - When Thanos and his forces invaded Attilan, Maximus had Eldrac send all the remaining Inhumans to different locations.

(Inhuman#1 - BTS) - Due to the destruction of Attilan, Eldrac was hurled towards Battery Park in New York and seemingly survived the ordeal. Thinking it nothing more than common wreckage, a division of S.H.I.E.L.D. had roadblocked the area.

(Inhuman#1) - Having heard of Eldrac's survival Queen Medusa and her handmaiden Eljea arrived at Battery Park to collect their friend. After dealing with S.H.I.E.L.D. Medusa offered Eldrac her sincerest apology for getting him caught up in Black Bolt's plan like so many of them. Medusa then asked Eldrac to send her to Black Bolt, Eldrac opened his portal, allowing Medusa to enter. She was however teleported to a fight between newly transformed Inhuman Dante and evil Inhuman Lash.

Comments: Created by Jonathan Hickman (writer), Dale Eaglesham (pencils, inks).

Just what the "unification" Dal Damoc spoke of isn't made clear. Presumably, since we haven't seen anything close to a conventional political system in Inhuman society, at one point all factions unified under the rule of both the Genetics Council and the House of Boltagon. Also: there's a weird discrepancy in Eldrac's origins. Most, if not all, Inhumans are exposed to the mists during their (early) teens. For whatever reason, Eldrac first rose to adulthood, then became a political figure and then suddenly decided to undergo Terrigenesis which turned him into a teleporting door?

During his initial appearance, there was no sign Eldrac was a teleporter, he was merely used as a doorway.

You have to wonder: what is it with Inhumans and their nowhere close to normal teleporters? Back in the early 80s, John Byrne wrote the Thing's first solo series in which he revealed the Royal family's loyal teleporting pooch Lockjaw was in fact a regular Inhuman who got transmutated into a canine-like teleporter thanks to Terrigenisis. Iater years, Peter David summarily dismissed this notion in X-Factor, when he had Quicksilver explain Lockjaw's alleged sentience was just a prank Karnak and Gorgon pulled on the Thing by using a little radio transmitter in his collar to make it seem as if the mutt could talk. Still, that didn't explain Lockjaw's origins or powers, considering the Mists are sacred, I doubt pets are allowed to wander in.

And then there's Eldrac. He didn't grow wings, fins or armadillo arms, he didn't even became a dog, He actually turned into a door. As of mid-2014, no one stopped to wonder the psychological trauma being forcibly reduced to an object has on a person's psyche. Eldrac must surely be going stir crazy.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Eldrac has no known connections to


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Inhuman#1(main image)
Fantastic Four I#578 (first appearance)
Inhuman#1 (teleporting Medusa)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four I#577 (May, 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Dale Eaglesham (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#578 (June, 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Dale Eaglesham (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#9 (November, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#600/2 (January, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (pencils, inks), John Denning, Lauren Sankovitch, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Infinity#3 (November, 2013) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Jerome Opena (pencils, inks), Dustin Weaver (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Inhuman#1 (June, 2014) - Charles Soule (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)


Last updated: 06/03/14

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