Real Name: Uys
Identity/Class: Sub-Species of Humanity (Inhuman)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Aireo, Asmodeus, Black Bolt,
Burrowers, Falcona, Inhuman Genetics Council (Chancellor
Arcadius, Chief Justice and unrevealed others), Kaliban,
Pinyon, Timberius, Triton and unrevealed other Inhumans
Enemies: Fantastic Force (Devlor, Huntara/Maria
Alvarez, Psilord/Franklin Richards, Vibraxas/N'Kano
II), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan
Richards-Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Benjamin Grimm), Franklin
formerly Ahura, Gorgon, Karnak, Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon)
Known Relatives: Kadlec (twin brother, deceased), unidentified sister-in-law
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
Great Refuge (Attilan)
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Unlimited#2
Powers/Abilities: Uys did not possess any known
superhuman or Terrigen mist spawned powers though his normal Inhuman strength was probably equivalent to normal human peak level. He relied on the advanced
technologies and weaponry traditionally used by the Seekers, including a
scanner, a transmitter, a stun-ray handgun, metabolic inhibitor and a
portable sensa-probe. His main weapon is the Universal Control Wand, capable
of distorting matter, firing crystalizing molecule rays and force
blasts. The Wand could also be used as a personalized jetpack, though
the Seeker used the "Flying Triangle" a large vessel capable of
travelling between the Earth and the Moon and the "Hover Slab" as well.
Unlike his predecessor, his twin brother Kadlec, the Seeker had far more
compassion for those he was ordered to hunt down.
Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
(Fantastic Force I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Each generation cycle, one Inhuman child is born that is destined to become the Seeker, tasked with retrieving wayward Inhumans. Uys was destined to become the Seeker, but instead his twin brother Kadled was chosen by the Inhuman Genetics Council. Uys never forgot the pain of being passed over.
(Inhumans: The Untold Saga#1 - BTS) - Kadlec died in a rockslide caused by Gorgon, intended as revenge on the Seeker for killing his mother. Uys was appointed by the Genetics Council to replace his twin as the new Seeker.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#2 - BTS) - After Karnak and Gorgon
failed to locate and retrieve Ahura, son of Black Bolt and Medusa (who had been living in hiding on Earth as
Pope, and raised by a human family), the Seeker was ordered by
the Chief Justice of the Genetics Council to take over. He was joined by
various other Inhumans, like Leonus, Timberius, Falcona and the
Burrowers. Travelling to Earth via a giant triangular vessel, the Seeker
used his infra-sensor to home in on Ahura's location.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#2) - The Seeker's infra-sensor located Ahura at a press conference in the South Bronx, attended by the Fantastic Four and their young son Franklin. Mistaking Franklin for Ahura due to a computational error, the Seeker and the other Inhumans got into a long, protracted fight with the FF. The Seeker used his detector's disruption function to disintegrate the Invisible Woman's forcefield, allowing the flying Inhuman Pinius to kidnap Franklin. By then, Ahura and his human foster mother Vera had already escaped, which caused the Seeker's detector device to finally point out Franklin wasn't their target. Ordering the others to stop fighting, he then explained to the surprised FF they were on Earth to find the son of Black Bolt and Medusa (whose existence had been a secret even to the team). After hearing Ahura's origins and the Seeker's mission to deliver the boy to the Genetics Council for experimentation, the FF declared they actually hoped Ahura would be able to escape the Seeker's grasp. However, Uys revealed they'd be better off assisting him, for if he failed in his mission the Genetics Council would send in a full-scale armed expedition to uncover him. An act that would in all likelihood lead to war between Earth and Attilan. The FF still refused to aid them, seemingly forcing Uys and his Inhuman forces to retreat to the Moon.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#2 - BTS) - In actuality, the
Seeker merely wanted to buy time to reset and reactivate the detector.
Without Franklin to cloud the readings, he and the Inhuman forces
effortlessly located Ahura in New York. By then, he had just been
located by his mother Medusa, Lockjaw, Gorgon and Karnak.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#2) - Medusa immediately grabbed Ahura and made a run for it, while
the other members of the Royal Family kept the Seeker's forces
occupied. However, he ordered them to stop wasting time and chase
Medusa who had already reached Four Freedoms Plaza, begging the FF to
help them. The Seeker soon showed up with his troops, giving the
Fantastic Four a final chance to step aside and let them handle the
situation. The team refused, leading to another confrontation which
only ended with the arrival of Triton, who assured the FF no harm
would befall the boy and it was also Black Bolt's desire for Ahura to
return home. All the Inhumans then boarded the Seeker's triangular
vessel and left for the Moon.
(Fantastic Force I#3 - BTS) - Acting on orders from chancellor Arcadius of the Genetics Council, the Seeker travelled to Earth to capture Fantastic Force member Devlor. Arcadius was intrigued by the young teen's unstable Terrigen transformation, which caused him to be branded a deviate and an outcast in Inhuman society.
(Fantastic Force I#3) - Using his portable
sensa-probe to zone in on Devlor's last known location, the Seeker
invaded Four Freedoms Plaza looking for his target. However, instead
of Devlor he faced Huntara and Vibraxas who tried to oppose the
intruding Inhuman. When the heroes refused to cooperate and even tried
to stop him, the Seeker was forced to use his metabolic inhibitor on
them to temporarily knock them out. He then reset his sensa-probe and
started the hunt for Devlor. He soon found him on the school grounds
and approached him peacefully in hopes of persuading him to come along
without a fight. However, Devlor, influenced by watching too much bad
television, told the Seeker he wasn't taking him anywhere because "you
pigs have been hasslin' us kids for too long!". Furious at this
insolence, the Seeker opened fire on Devlor, calling him a loathsome
aberration as he blasted away. In the end, Devlor realized the Seeker
was under no obligation to bring him in alive, forcing the teen to
make the desperate decision to kill his quarry. However, he could not
bring himself to snap the Seeker's neck, which gave Uys time to
recover and fire a containement missile from his armor that trapped
Devlor. Uys apologized for his actions, claiming he felt no pride and
little honor, merely the burden of necessity after replacing his twin
brother as the Seeker. Hearing this caused Devlor to realize Uys must
know what it is to be considered a freak, to know you owe your life to
the whim of the council and to not have a say in your destiny. Hearing
this startled the Seeker, who suddenly figured Devlor might be "the
one". He released him and made an official entry in his datalog,
claiming he had been forced to terminate him "with extreme prejudice"
and calling the matter closed. As he left the surprised Inhuman teenager
behind, the Seeker wished him well but warned him the Genetics Council
would eventually discover his deception. And, though his punishment
would be harsh, Uys said it'd still be no crueler than being molded
into the thing he swore he'd never become. In his parting words, he
implored Devlor to fulfill his role in the grand plan, just as he had
(Fantastic Force I#5 - BTS) - Upon returning to Attilan, Uys falsified his report to the Genetics Council. The Seeker claimed Devlor was terminated during his retrieval attempt, the boy's body incinerated down to the minutest trace of DNA.
(Fantastic Force I#5) - Suspecting the Seeker wasn't being
truthful, chancellor Arcadius questioned him about the Devlor operation.
When Uys stuck to his story, Arcadius tried to provoke him by claiming
he wasn't half the Seeker his brother was. Seemingly undisturbed by this
slight, Uys reminded Arcadius that no Seeker would dare to defy the will
of the council. After Arcadius dismissed Uys, he checked the lie detecting
prime radian in the council hall and learned the Seeker had lied to him.
Disappointed for Uys showed such promise, the chancellor decided it
would be for the best if the Seeker was purified (killed).
Comments: Created by Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor).
The final fate of the Seeker has not been revealed. If he
survived Arcadius' scheduled "purification", he'd be pretty much out of
a job given the Inhumans' current status quo.
As pointed out by Loki the second Seeker should have the same or very similar physical stats because they were identical twins.
Profile by Norvo.
The Seeker should not be confused with
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Fantastic Force I#3, p9, pan1 (main image)
Fantastic Force I#5, p9, pan3 (closeup)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#2, p7, pan3,4,5 (uses detectors)
Fantastic Force I#3, p23, pan1 (fires shoulder missile)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#2 (June, 1993) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Force I#3 (January, 1995) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (pencils), John Workman (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Force I#6 (March, 1995) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
First Posted: 05/01/2014
Last updated: 11/15/2016
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