DOCTOR ALEXANDER LOCKE
Real Name: Alexander "Alex" M. Locke
Identity/Class: Alternate/potential future (Reality-700's late 22nd century) human, civilian
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Cassandra Locke, Eugene Omega-20, Pixie (all of Reality-700's 22nd century)
Enemies: The Skrulls, specifically ambassador Zorn
Known Relatives: Cassandra Locke (daughter, deceased), unidentified wife and other unidentified relatives
Base of Operations: Tranquility City, Earth's Moon
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Alexander Locke possesses no known superhuman abilities. A gifted scientist and thinker, Locke was less than pleased with his daughter Cassandra dating the cybernetically enhanced human Omega-20.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Alexander Locke was born in the early part of the 22nd century of Earth-700. An era of unparalleled peace and prosperity, Locke devoted his life to the sciences. He also met and married his wife. Together they had a daughter, Cassandra, who in time became a historian. In the late 22nd century, the Skrull Empire sent a diplomatic envoy to Earth led by Ambassador Zorn. The Skrulls claimed to be benevolent, but at the same time they actively started to destabilize the formerly peaceful society by instigating old fears and prejudices (presumably using their shapeshifting abilities). In those days, both Alexander Locke and his daughter were living and working in Tranquility City, a giant, domed habitat on the Moon housing millions.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Alexander was less than pleased with his daughter's decision to start dating Eugene "Gene" Omega-20, a cybernetically enhanced human being engineered to live in space.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 - BTS) - Pixie the Eternal, who fought the Skrulls as part of the First Line during the 20th century, was well aware of the alien shapeshifters' criminal past. She traveled to Tranquility City where she tried to prove the Skrulls' duplicity. Shortly after she first met and informed cyborg Omega-20, she was noticed by Zorn and his people. Zorn decided Pixie needed to be silenced and filed fake charges, claiming she had made threats against him. This caused the Tranquility police department to issue a warrant for Pixie's arrest.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 - BTS) - Intrigued by Omega-20's claims about hidden Skrull activities during the cold war era, her field of expertise, Cassandra Locke decided to go on a fact finding mission into the past even though this was strictly prohibited.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8) - Learning of his daughter's unauthorized trip to the past, Alexander Locke went to Tranquility City's temporal research center to investigate the matter. He encountered ambassador Zorn there who was thoroughly ticked off by the situation. Observing his daughter in the past through the center's chronal viewer, Locke claimed she daughter had always been a bit reckless (see comments).
Zorn commented that her presence in the past could skew reality itself. Locke tried to calm the ambassador down by telling him they were preventing even the slightest temporal divergence by sending a counter wave after Cassandra that should dampen the memories of everyone she'd met (which minimized the chance of her accidentally diverging an alternate reality). Zorn, still annoyed, replied that the counter wave had better do just that, for he hadn't traveled all the way to Earth to see their peace treaty, not to mention the very history of the two races, undermined by "one foolish troublemaker."
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 - BTS) - Just as Pixie was telling Gene and Alexander Locke the evidence of Skrull shenanigans could be found underneath the porch of Apollo 11's Lunar Lander, she was arrested because of Zorn's trumped up charges.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 - BTS) - Not willing to risk his people's past transgressions getting uncovered, Zorn sent several Skrull soldiers to kill everyone inside Tranquility City's Temporal Research Center. Omega-20 and Alexander Locke were present at the center when the troops barged in and opened fire. Though Locke was shot, he and Omega-20 managed to escape, convinced they needed to find the evidence hidden in the Lunar Lander.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Zorn, the records made by Cassandra containing conclusive evidence of Skrull violence against mankind were retrieved by Omega-20, even as the trial against Pixie went underway.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1) - Zorn was serving as prosecutor in Pixie's trial, accusing her of plotting against the attempts of the Skrull Empire to forge a lasting peace between their two peoples. He went on to claim she had persisted on fabricating fables of aggression from erroneous and fragmentary records of the past. As he was making his case, Gene and Alexander Locke came into the court room to present documented proof of two centuries of Skrull violence against humanity. Despite Zorn's protests, the judge allowed the evidence to be presented.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).The exact age of Alexander Locke is hard to determine. He looked like a man in his late 50s or early 60s, but he's more likely close to 80 or 90. His daughter Cassandra was already well over half a century old as well and didn't appear a day over 30. Clean living in the 22nd century apparently increases mankind's lifespan.
I'm no writer (of comics anyway), but Pixie's promise to
Alexander Locke no one would forget his time traveling daughter Cassandra
seems like an ideal starting point for a sequel to
Marvel: The Lost Generation. Locke, accompanied by either Pixie
or Omega-20 could use similar tachyon belts to go back in time and visit
all the (courtesy of the sliding timescale) history we've yet to cover.
What did the First Line do when Iran/Contra went down? Is it true the team
tried to regain their government clearances during the Carter
administration? How come the Gipper didn't exonerate the Clipper? Is it
true Effigy used Skrull technology to help Al Gore invent the Internet in
the early 90s so a system was in place that could quickly alert and
mobilise a world otherwise ill prepared for global invasion?
Profile by Norvo.
Alexander Locke should not be confused with
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#6, p13, pan2 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p13, pan1 (arguing with Gene)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#2, p4 pan1 (shot by the Skrulls)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 (January 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (February 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 05/11/14
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