Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Presumably humanoid alchemical construct (see comments)
Occupation: Servant of Diablo
Group Membership: Elementals of Doom (Air, Earth, Fire, Water)
Affiliations: Diablo (Esteban Diablo), Elementals of Doom (Air, Earth, Fire, Water)
Enemies: Crystal (Crystalia Maximoff), Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman (Sue Richards), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm)), Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#306 (September, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: The Transmutant was able to transmute the elements of those he touched into other elements. For example, he was able to transform Crystal into solid gold upon touching her hand. He also appeared to be fire-proof, suggesting that he could transmute his own body's elements to render himself so.
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Yellow with dark pupils
(Fantastic Four I#306) - The Transmutant accompanied Diablo in a revenge scheme against the Fantastic Four, appearing in a puff of smoke in the middle of a New York City street. Recognizing Diablo’s Elementals of Doom, the Thing sent the Inhuman Crystal on the attack. Already aware that Crystal was allied with the Fantastic Four, Diablo introduced the Thing and Crystal to the Transmutant. Crystal immediately attempted to catch the Transmutant in a small earthquake but the Transmutant's steps were steadied by the Elemental of Doom Earth. When Crystal tried to cover the Transmutant in fire, he proved to be fire-proof, walking through the flames unharmed. He then grabbed Crystal by the hand and transformed her into solid gold. The Transmutant presumably stayed around while the rest of the Fantastic Four battled Diablo's Elementals of Doom.
Comments: Created by Steve Englehart, John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.
The Transmutant was only seen on three panels and not much was revealed about him. Given that Diablo had added the Transmutant to his roster of Elementals of Doom, it's very possible that the Transmutant could be an alchemical construct brought to life by Diablo. I suppose it's also possible that he was just some guy transformed by Diablo or whatnot.
Profile by Proto-Man.
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Fantastic Four I#306, p14, pan4 (main image)
Fantastic Four I#306, p14, pan2 (headshot + torso)
Fantastic Four I#306 (September, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (finishes), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 11/22/13
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