Real Name: Unrevealed
(unidentified alien race) semi-humanoid
Group Membership: None
Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman (Sue
Richards), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm))
The U.S. military, the other members of his alien race
Base of Operations:
Fantastic Four III#530 (October, 2005)
"The Entity" was capable of
utilizing the universe's own thought waves and energies to teleport
himself and others. He was telepathic, allowing him to sense the
thought patterns of others and even learn English by scanning the minds
of humans. From within his universe-resembling form, "the Entity" was
able to emit a spark that began a Big Bang event, transforming "the
Entity" into a living universe.
Eyes: Glowing blue
History: (Fantastic Four III#530 (fb)) - Once a being of flesh and blood, a member of an unidentified alien race sought the truth when his race's leaders told them that there were things not meant for them to know. Dedicating his life to finding answers, the alien became a scientist, constantly studying the stars for truth. When he finally learned the answers he sought, he attempted to share what he had learned with the others of his race, who blindly attacked what they didn't believe. Fleeing for his life, the alien went home and began activated some of his machines to prove his claims by communing with the universe itself but the other aliens located him and sabotaged his machines, causing the alien to briefly touch a fraction of the universe itself and transforming the alien into a form resembling a living galaxy. Riding the universe's thought waves off of his planet, the alien remained alone in space, constantly searching for other intelligences and avoiding his own race when they began hunting him in an attempt to keep him from spreading his knowledge.
(Fantastic Four III#531 (fb) -
BTS) - The alien
remained on the run from his own race for centuries. Despite this, the
alien spent 300 Earth years searching for someone who might understand
his plight and be able to help him.
(Fantastic Four III#530) - When the Fantastic Four ventured into space after Mr. Fantastic theorized that the transformative cosmic rays that had given them powers was actually some form of alien communication, they came across a large comet that collided with part of their ship when they tried to avoid it. During the moment of collision, an alien sensed the internal loneliness of the Thing and connected with the hero. As the Fantastic Four's ship began to plummet back to Earth, the Thing noticed the alien in the back of their ship, it having used the cosmic rays as a carrier signal to teleport onto their ship. Despite his announcement of the alien, the other Fantastic Four members remained dedicated to surviving their re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. Upon their crash landing back on Earth, the alien revealed himself as he emerged from the crashed ship. Before the team could establish a common communication between themselves and the alien, the U.S. military began firing on the team due to the military base damage caused by their crash. Despite the Fantastic Four's insistence that they meant no harm, the alien revealed himself to the military, who ordered all present to stand down. A soldier soon tripped, accidentally shooting the alien in the arm, prompting the alien to seemingly vaporize the soldier. The other soldiers immediately opened fire, prompting the Invisible Woman to erect an invisible force field around them all. The alien subsequently fought back once more, "vaporizing" at least seven more soldiers, prompting the military leader to order his men to pull back. The alien then began communicating telepathically with the Thing, explaining that the alien had actually teleported the soldiers away rather than killing them. He also explained that it understood the situation and, per the Thing's request, teleported the Fantastic Four back to the Baxter Building, where the alien explained his origins and how his race had been hunting him. As the alien finished his story, a ship from his homeworld appeared above the Baxter Building.
(Fantastic Four III#531) - The
alien teleported the
Fantastic Four to Maui to avoid conflict with his race,
prompting Mr. Fantastic to plead with the alien to return them, as the
aliens would attack the city. The alien explained that given all that
he had learned, there was still more he wanted to learn and that he had
hoped the Fantastic Four would help in his search for knowledge. With
innocent New Yorkers' lives at stake, Mr. Fantastic refused to help the
alien until the already-weakened alien agreed to teleport them back to
New York so that they could stop the invading aliens. Agreeing to
teleport them back despite how vulnerable it would leave him, the alien
(which Mr. Fantastic began referring to as "the Entity") transported
them all back to New York, where Mr. Fantastic ordered the Invisible
Woman to get "the Entity" to the Baxter Building's downstairs
laboratory. The other Fantastic Four members then began battling the
invading aliens while Invisible Woman left "the Entity" in the
laboratory near the Fantastic Four's Negative Zone portal. Upon
realizing what the Negative Zone portal, "the Entity" telepathically
summoned Mr. Fantastic to the Baxter Building lab, where he asked Mr.
Fantastic to send him to the Negative Zone, where he hoped his race
could not track him. Mr. Fantastic attempted to explain to "the Entity"
that the Negative Zone could kill him due to his unique biology but
"the Entity" spoke that either way, his days being on the run would be
over. Mr. Fantastic agreed to help and while he set "the Entity" up for
the trip into the Negative Zone, "the Entity" warned against focusing
too much on knowledge of the universe rather than enjoying times of the
heart. As the portal powered up, Mr. Fantastic mentioned wanting to
understand what "the Entity" understood before it was too late. "The
Entity" beckoned for Mr. Fantastic to grab his hand and just as Mr.
Fantastic did so, the Baxter Building took a hit from the invading
aliens outside, overloading the portal. "The Entity" continued
telepathically showing Mr. Fantastic everything that he had learned and
still sought. Teleporting himself and Mr. Fantastic to the moment
before the Big Bang, "the Entity" began explaining how he was searching
for why and how the Big Bang had begun creation. "The Entity" soon
emitted a tiny spark of light from his own body, prompting Mr.
Fantastic to ask if the search for knowledge was the literal spark that
began the Big Bang. "The Entity" then replied that there was only one
way to find out. He then spoke "let their be light" and "the Entity"
became a new universe.
(Fantastic Four III#532) - Mr.
Fantastic began to
become lost within the new universe contained within "the Entity,"
noticing that the universe seemed to be extremely chaotic and without
order. Eventually, "the Entity" managed to telepathically communicate
with Mr. Fantastic, explaining that he could not control the chaotic
forces of the universe, as he did not understand the fundamental forces
of a universe. He then asked for Mr. Fantastic's help, as Mr.
Fantastic's knowledge of the universe could help bring balance to the
knowledge of truth that "the Entity" possessed. Reluctantly agreeing to
help, Mr. Fantastic opened his mind to "the Entity" and in a flash,
millions of years passed by and the universe evolved. Realizing in that
moment the violence that had erupted over millennia due to man's thirst
for knowledge, "the Entity" explained to Mr. Fantastic that he now
understood that the universe itself was sentient and attempting to
understand its own existence. "The Entity" then further explained that,
as a living universe, he would continue to grow until he had fully
understood himself. Shortly after, "the Entity" directed Mr.
Fantastic's attention to a series of cosmic rays that were birthed when
he had joined his mind to "the Entity"'s mind and Mr. Fantastic
witnessed the creation of a Fantastic Four, the birth of Franklin
Richards, and the Fantastic Four battling Doctor Doom. "The Entity"
offered to show Mr. Fantastic the end of the universe but Mr. Fantastic
opted instead to return home to his family. Moments later, Mr.
Fantastic awoke, apparently having been recently daydreaming.
Comments: Created by J. Michael Straczynski, Mike McKone and Andy Lanning.
The alien was never properly
identified, although Mr.
Fantastic referred to it as "the Entity." Also, it was unclear if the
universe that "the Entity" became was Earth-616 or if "the Entity"
became a separate, new universe. It's very possible that the Fantastic
Four that Mr. Fantastic witnessed within "the Entity" were the
Fantastic Four's counterparts within the new universe and that "the
Entity" returned Mr. Fantastic to Earth-616 at the end of their
adventure. It's also possible that "the Entity" was indeed the creator
of Earth-616 and went on to become the cosmic being Eternity, who was
the physical representation of Earth-616 itself.
Profile by Proto-Man.
"The Entity" has no known connections to
Fantastic Four III#532, p9, pan1 (main image)
Fantastic Four III#532, p9, pan2 (headshot)
Fantastic Four III#530 (October, 2005) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Mike McKone (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four III#531 (November, 2005) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Mike McKone (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four III#532 (December, 2005) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Mike McKone (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 06/12/14
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