Operations: The Leviaverse
Enemies: Datavore, Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman (Sue
Richards), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm), Shertzer
Fantastic Four III#60 (October, 2002)
The Leviotes possessed wings
capable of flight as well as sharp teeth. They also appeared to have
some degree of enhanced durability, able to withstand punches from the
Thing and flames from the Human Torch without perishing. At least one
possessed the ability to cloak itself, preventing it from most forms of
detection excepting molecular scans.
Leviotes had an insectoid
appearance with wings, razor-sharp teeth, six red eyes, a segmented
body and six legs. At least one did not appear to have wings, had only
four eyes and had four-clawed "hands" at the end of each leg.
Eyes: Six (on head, all red)
Skin color: Light green/light brown exoskeleton
Average height: (length by approximation): 4'-8'
(Fantastic Four III#60) - The Fantastic Four (along with Shertzer, an agent of their licensing agency) visited the extradimensional Leviaverse to check on Mr. Fantastic's data-storing organism, the Datavore. Upon their arrival in the Leviaverse, the Fantastic Four found the Datavore under attack by swarms of indigenous Leviotes. Swatting many of the Leviotes away, the Fantastic Four affixed a device that would repel the Leviotes from the Datavore then returned to Earth, unaware a Leviote had hitched a ride on their shuttle.
(Fantastic Four III#65) - The Thing came face-to-face with the stowaway Leviote when he went into the Baxter Building kitchen and found the Leviote eating a bag of Cheesy Chips. The Leviote quickly ran off and the Thing reported the appearance of the Leviote to the others. Soon deducing that the Leviote must have stowed away when the team returned to the Baxter Building, the Thing used a device designed by Mr. Fantastic to track the Leviote by its molecular structure. After being shrunk down in size slightly via an old Dr. Doom shrinking device to enable him to fit in the Baxter Building's air ducts, the Thing soon located the Leviote and engaged it in battle. Mr. Fantastic arrived shortly thereafter and warned the Thing not to harm it but the Thing replied that, as he had been shrunk down, he was no longer powerful enough to hold the Leviote off.
(Fantastic Four III#66) - Mr.
Fantastic continued to
warn the Thing not to hurt the Leviote, which bit Mr. Fantastic,
prompting him to punch the Leviote, claiming that sometimes, he didn't
always get what he wanted. The Leviote eventually turned the tide by
pinning the smaller-sized Thing against a wall but Mr. Fantastic used
Doom's shrink ray in reverse to increase the Thing's stature. Now much
larger than the Leviote, the Thing easily corralled the creature and
hurled it through a portal to the Leviaverse.
Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Mike Wieringo and Karl Kesel.
The Leviote that stowed away on
the Fantastic Four's
shuttle looked different than most of the other Leviotes. Perhaps it
was a female, where the others were male, or vice versa? Or perhaps,
given that the stowaway had only four eyes, perhaps it was a child...
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Leviotes have no known connections to
Fantastic Four III#60, p5, pan2 (Leviotes swarm, main image)
Fantastic Four III#66, p10, pan1 (stowaway Leviote)
Fantastic Four III#60 (October, 2002) - Mark Waid (writer), Mike Wieringo (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four III#65 (March, 2003) - Mark Waid (writer), Mark Buckingham (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four III#66 (April, 2003) - Mark Waid (writer), Mark Buckingham (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 07/20/14
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