OHotMU AZU1AQUARIAN

Real Name: Wundarr

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Dakkamite) mutate;
    illegal alien on Earth (although he may well have gained appropriate legal status when he joined the Command/Initiative)

Occupation: Licensed super hero, warrior;
    former prophet, Way-Opener of the Age of Aquarius, adventurer

Group Membership: The Command (Florida branch of the Initiative; Conquistador, Jennifer KaleSIEGE/John Kelly) - if it still is active?;
    (former?) leader of the Water-Children

Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Annie Christopher (former guardian), Dr. Druid (Anthony Ludgate Druid), Dr. Strange (Stephen Strange), Gaea, Giant-Man (Bill Foster), Hulk (Bruce Banner, or at least a fragment of him), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Komodo, Kubik (as the Cosmic Cube), Life Model Decoy Alpha O-1, Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Moonglow (Arcanna Jones) of Earth-712, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Namorita (former guardian), Dr. Jeannine O'Connell, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Franklin Richards, Riot, Roma, Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Shaper of Worlds, Spider-Men (Peter Parker), Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen), Thing (former guardian; considered avuncular), Thundra;
    former pawn of Quantum (Lomen), during which time he was also an ally of the Power Platoon

Enemies: A.I.M. (Bernard Worrell), Deadpool-2149 ("Wade Wilson"), unspecified Doombot, Goddess, Hulk (Bruce Banner; during "World War Hulk"), Klaw (Ulysses Klaw), Maelstrom, Mortoid, Nth Man (Thomas Lightner), Puppet Master (Phillip Masters), Quantum (Lomen), Radion (Henri Sorel), Franklin Armstrong "F.A." Schist's construction workers, SHIELD (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division), Skrulls (at least those involved in the Secret Invasion), Solarr (Silas King), Tiger Shark (Todd Arliss), Tuumar, Victorius (Victor Conrad), Watchdogs, Zeneg; that red-cyborg-dinosaur deal associated with the Skrulls (from Avengers: The Initiative#19)
    formerly Man-Thing;
    briefly used against the Avengers West Coast (Goliath/Clint Baron, Mockingbird/H'rpra, War Machine/James Rhodes)
    I would probably still consider the Lords Consul (Gorein, Ninox, and Ruseef), who ordered his parents' death, and the Internal Security Force, who killed his parents, to be his enemies

Known Relatives: Hektu (father, deceased), Soja (mother, deceased)

Aliases: Herald of the New Age, the Man-Child from the Stars, starchild, Way-Opener of the Age of Aquarius

Base of Operations:  Unrevealed;
    (formerly?) the Command's Initiative base, somewhere in Florida;
    formerly the Water Children estate in upstate(?) California;
    formerly Project: PEGASUS, upstate New York;
    formerly the Everglades swamplands outside Citrusville, Florida;
    formerly mobile across space within his womb-ship;
    born on planet Dakkam, second planet in the R Aquarii system (Earth designation), Milky Way galaxy

First Appearance: (Adventure into) Fear#17 (October, 1973)energy blasting Deadpool-2149

Powers/Abilities: Wundarr/Aquarian's power and nature were atypical in his most recent appearance, reverting back and forth between his Aquarian and Wundarr personalities/mentalities. He levitated in the air, and he had his force field, but it did nothing to stop Deadpool from leaping atop and biting him before it could stop him (perhaps he did move slowly, but nonetheless caught Wundarr unaware); the field did shatter Deadpool-2149's sword, when the null-field would have just robbed its inertia, slowing it down, rather than shattering it.         Additionally, he demonstrated a heretofore unseen ability to fire energy blasts that could sever bone, at least.
    By entering an inert state, he could heal himself, even from the virulent zombie plague.
    When in distress, he reverted to a more child-like (Wundarr-like) speech pattern, referring to himself in the third person, although still speaking in complete sentences and having his full consciousness.

    In his long-time Aquarian state, he was surrounded at all times by a field of entropic "null-force"; at equilibrium, the field radiated 5' from any point on his body, while with concentration, he could expand it to a maximum distance of approximately 500' or contract it to a minimum of 5 inches; he could not shut down the field completely.
    The null field neutralized most of the electromagnetic spectrum over an uncertain intensity, including light, heat, electricity, high-frequency energies, gravity, and magnetism, as well as vibrations, including sound. 
null-field car    He can neutralize kinetic energy over 15 foot-pounds per second (20.34 joules, or 1.3 x 1020 electron volts). As his null-field is of opposite polarity to that of the fields of normal atomic matter, his field nullifies kinetic energy in a direct ratio to the inertia of the moving object; only objects with a kinetic energy below 15 foot-pounds per second2 are able to enter his field without any cancellation of inertia (such as an average human arm moving 1' in 2 seconds). The net effect of any object entering his null-field is that it loses its kinetic energy; hence, a speeding bullet, a thrown knife, or a hurled punch would be unable to strike him.
    Super-strength and speed, as well as superhuman energy powers are also neutralized within his field; these abilities are not removed, but they cannot be performed in his presence.

    No longer absorbing ambient energy to enhance his strength, he can lift approximately 1 ton. Because his kinetic energy-canceling property affects him as well as other objects in his field, the Aquarian cannot move any faster than his null-field will allow. He can no longer leap great heights or distances, but he can walk on air (at a speed considered directed motion hovering) as his null-field can negate gravity. His enhanced speed, agility, and reflexes were presumably also neutralized by the field.leaping

    In his original Wundarr state, he absorbed ambient energy from his environment, transforming it into physical and kinetic energy that could augment those of his own body, granting him superhuman strength. He could lift 15 tons as well as leap 29,000 feet high or 1.6 miles across. He possessed enhanced speed (his leaps could reach greater speeds than Mach 2), stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes. He could apparently regenerate rapidly from injuries.
    Additionally, he possessed "telescopic" and "x-ray" vision, allowing him to see great distances and through solid objects.

    If he did not expend his absorbed energy before it built to its limit of 6.5 million watts, it would explosively discharge in a sphere of force. He wore a costume designed by Reed Richards to contain and diffuse this energy build-up.

    Neither Wundarr nor the Aquarian have any significant combat skills.

    The Aquarian typically sought to avoid violence and conflict, prefering discussion and peaceful resolution of conflicts whenever possible.face

    He gained a large amount of unspecified knowledge from the Cosmic Cube (later Kubik), making him learned.
    Wundarr, on the other hand, was emotionally and intellectually underdeveloped, behaving like a toddler and barely able to speak in sentences.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Eyes: Brown (see comments)
Hair: Brown

History
infant(
(Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1 (fb) - BTS) <24 years before the main story> - On the planet Dakkam, Wundarr's astronomer father, Hektu, predicted their sun R Aquarii would go nova and kill everyone within a year. The ruling triumvirate the Lords Consul (Gorein, Ninox, and Ruseef) denounced his theories and forbade him to disturb the citizenry with his wild theories. Hektu spent the next 6 months creating a D-warp rocketship to carry himself, his wife Soja, and their infant son Wundarr off-planet, but the Lords Consul learned of this and sent the Internal Security Force to slay Hektu and confiscate the ship. 

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb)) - Hektu completed his ship and prepared to depart with Soja, carrying the infant Wundarr, but the ISF the arrived, and they slew both Hektu and Soja, fearing Soja might voice Hektu's theories. As she died, however, Soja placed Wundarr in the ship and launched it. She lamented that poor little Wundarr would be all alone, but she was satisfied he could escape this "planet of the dead."

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry)) - Wundarr remained in suspended animation during the interstellar voyage.

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb)) - The ship D-warped on an uncharted course across the galaxy for perhaps 18 months (Earth time) before crash landing on Earth. 

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Dakkam's sun did not go nova, and the planet and its people endured.

growing up inside ship(Marvel Two-In-One#2 (fb) - BTS /Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Wundarr's ship eventually came within Earth's gravitational influence and was bombarded by cosmic rays, which combined with Earth's sun's solar energy and the ship's life-sustaining gases, granting him the superhuman power to absorb energy and redirect it as superhuman strength and leaping ability.

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb) - BTS) - Wundarr's ship's approach was observed by an elderly couple, and the husband considered investigating as their could be someone in the rocket, but his wife chastised him, warning it could be Martians or communists, and he could get himself ray-gunned to death; he conceded that it was best to stay away from it. 

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb) - BTS) - The rocket landed in the Florida Everglades outside Citrusville, where it remained with its tip precariously lodged in the sodden Earth.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry)) - Wundarr was released from suspended animation by the crash.

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb)) - Wundarr remained undisturbed within the ship for 22 years, remembering nothing of his infancy on Dakkam and believing the warm, womb-like interior of the spacecraft to be the entire world and himself to be the only being in the world. 

(Marvel Two-In-One#55 (fb) - BTS) - The womb-ship attended to Wundarr's physical needs, though it could not provide any actual companionship.

((Adventure into) Fear#17) - Wundarr's ship was found by the Man-Thing, who was intrigued by its argent glimmer, leading him to touch it, and his awkward touch knocked the rocket on its side. The rocket then took on a purplish glow but did nothing further for an hour, but as the Man-Thing lost interest and began to wander off, an erratic "plink" sound began to come from within the ship. Frustrated when it could learn nothing further, the Man-Thing lifted, shook, and finally threw the rocket, causing it to exploded. Wundarr then emerged, newly reborn.

    Seeming another being for the first time he could remember, Wundarr assumed the Man-Thing to be his mother and leapt towards her, but he was unaccustomed to his powerful muscles, which carried him out of the swamp to crash into one of F.A. Schist's construction sites. Thinking Wundarr to be another Native American blowing up some of their equipment (which had happened recently as Schist had encroached on their land), the workers shot at him, and though the bullets bounced off his dense skin, the frightened Wundarr fled back into the swamp at nearly 100 mph. Seeking his "mother," Wundarr was tricked by his own telescopic vision, which made the distant Man-Thing seem close, and he slew an alligator after it rejected his attempts at friendship. 

    When he finally reached the Man-Thing, Wundarr knocked it over with another joyous leap; the Man-Thing retaliated for this "assault," leading Wundarr to hurl Man-Thing into the city 

vs. Man-Thing((Adventure into) Fear#17 / Man-Thing I#2 (fb) / Man-Thing I#22 (fb)) - A destructive battle ensued between Wundarr and the Man-Thing.

((Adventure into) Fear#17) - Exhausted, Man-Thing eventually lost interest in the struggle and headed back to the swamp, and when Wundarr feared being alone, the Man-Thing almost involuntarily struck and burned his face. 

    Feeling deceived by this "un-mother," Wundarr leapt away to find his place in this new world.

(Quasar I#4 (fb)) - Observing Wundarr on Earth, Dakkamite scientists reasoned he had gained his powers via the planet's solar energy, and the ruling elite directed the scientists to undertake an experiment to determine the viability of empowering their militia with similar capacities. To this end, the Power Platoon was created.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Fearing that Wundarr might some day return to avenge his parents' death, the Lords Consul sent Tuumar and Zeneg to track down Wundarr and determine whether he posed a threat. The pair were assigned a Mortoid robot assassin to destroy the youth if needed.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2) - Wundarr's leaps Eastward took him out over the Atlantic ocean, causing him to panic and fall 3 miles into the water, near the floating island Hydrobase Namorita observed his fall, saw he couldn't swim, dove in, pulled him to the edge, and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when she saw he was barely breathing (she also thought she would like to try it again when he was awake). As he recovered, she introduced herself, and having never really spoken before, he mimicked her words, calling her "Nee-tah!" Her cousin, Namor, arrived soon after, alongside the Hydro-Men, and Namor's confrontational approach caused Wundarr to leap away. Fearing for the childlike Wundarr, Namorita urged Namor to join her and going after him, and they followed him back to the main land.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2 - BTS) - Tuumar and Zeneg observed Wundarr, determining that his power indeed posed a threat despite his childlike mentality.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2) - Wundarr landed again in the middle of Manhattan's 42nd street, crashing into the middle of traffic near the Thing (Ben Grimm). After a cab ran into him and Wundarr picked it up and threw it, the Thing caught the vehicle and then -- figuring the stranger was either crazy or stupid -- tackled and punched Wundarr, attempting to take him out of action until he could figure out his motivations. Landing atop a building, the puzzled, angry, and afraid Wundarr began ripping off and throwing chunks of masonry at the Thing before leaping down to battle him anew. Though the look in Wundarr's eye made the Thing suspect his foe to be mentally limited, he also suspected it could be a trick and punched him out.

    Arriving just then, Namor tackled the Thing, telling him the youth was under the protection of Atlantis; meanwhile, Namorita helped Wundarr back up to his feet and tried to convince him to depart with her. 

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2 - BTS) - Tuumar and Zeneg then arrived with their Mortoid, and the Dakkamites blasted Wundarr, flattening him again. The Thing crushed the Dakkamite's blaster, and while he and Namor united to destroy the Mortoid, the Dakkamites attempted to drag Wundarr into their conveyor beam, despite Namorita's futile efforts to hold Wundarrr back. When the Thing and Namor approached to help, Tuumar and Zeneg, realizing they could not oppose that pair, departed. 

    After explaining how Wundarr was a child in a man's body, Namor forced Namorita to return to Atlantis with him, leaving Wundarr to the Thing's care.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Thing brought Wundarr to the Baxter Building where he recovered. Reed Richards elected to perform some diagnostics on Wundarr.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#3) - Reed determined that not only was there no evidence of brain damage, but that Wundarr should have far above-average intelligence, and that -- except for a slight difference in the arrangement of his internal organs -- he was perfectly normal. Reed determined that Wundarr came from another planet and speculated that he had been affected by cosmic rays; as Reed further noted that Wundarr had become a living sponge for all forms of radiation and that there was a limit to what he could store, the energy built up and was discharged explosively. It not only blew up Reed's equipment, but also shattered a section of the Baxter Building's wall, sending chunks of masonry outward and nearly striking Daredevil as he swung nearby.

Reed Richards-designed costume    To prevent further such explosions, Reed created a new suit for Wundarr, the designs of which followed the pattern of force in Wundarr's body, keeping the power circulating within and preventing further explosions. There was additonally a device in the belt buckle that would allow him to release the pent-up energy harmlessly.
    Ben had to help Wundarr get changed.full Reed Richards-designed costume

(Marvel Two-In-One I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Wundarr's speech improved to forming simple sentences, and he began referring to the Thing as Unca Ben-Jee.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Ben reluctantly took Wundarr to the Central Park Zoo and got him a balloon.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#4) - When Wundarr was excited upon seeing cotton candy, Ben told him to stay put while he got it.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#4 (fb) - BTS) - In the short time that Wundarr was out of sight, he -- not understanding why these beasts would be caged -- tore open the cages of a lion (or two), panther, tiger, and gorilla. As Ben subdued the animals and the also visiting Captain America subdued the criminals who tried to take advantage of the mayhem to loot the zoo. Meanwhile, the also visiting Namorita and her friend Annie Christopher encountered and approached Wundarr, who recognized him as "my frien'! Nee-tah!" 

    When the angry Ben returned, Namorita calmed him, and she offered to take in and tutor Wundarr, an offer that Ben readily accepted after receiving her contact information.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#8) - Wundarr enjoyed playing with blocks with Franklin Richards at a Baxter Building Christmas party.

(Marvel Two-In-One I#9) - Alongside Namorita, Annie Christopher, and the Thing, Wundarr attended the Inner City Marionette Theatre show, run by the Master Puppeteer (secretly the Puppet Master/Phillip Masters), recreating a Fantastic Four vs. Dr. Doom battle. When a group of kids swarmed the Thing after the show, Wundarr thought the Thing might need help; afterwards, Wundarr asked the Thing why he sounded mad while complaining about his torn up custom clothing. As they flew home in the Fantasticar, they were nearly sideswiped by Thor, intent on returning to an injured Jane Foster.

    They returned to find the Baxter Building damaged and the Fantastic Four having fallen under the assault of a Puppet Master-controlled Thor, but under the care of Don Blake (unaware that Blake was Thor's human form). 

    When the Puppet Master later threatened to take control of the Thing, he was foiled by Wundarr's approach, as Wundarr sapped the energies of the Puppet Master's ally, Radion, whose power had allowed the Puppet Master to control Thor. Angry for "Unca Benjy" having been hurt, Wundarr punched out the Puppet Master.

(Ms. Marvel I#15 (fb) - BTS) - Planning to use Namorita as a hostage to force Namor to do his bidding, Tiger Shark ambushed her in her aparment, where she was with Wundarr and Annie Christopher. Tiger Shark punched out Namorita, and Wundarr tried to protect her, but Tiger Shark punched him out of the building.

(Ms. Marvel I#15) - Wundarr landed near Carol Danvers who happened to be passing by. Carol transformed into Ms. Marvel to investigate and, fearing being hurt again, Wundarr punched her back as she approached. She dodged his next punch and then punched Wundarr back into the apartment from which he had been knocked out. Annie explained Wundarr's innocence and revealed Namorita had been kidnapped. 

(Ms. Marvel I#15-16 - BTS) - Ms. Marvel pursued Tiger Shark and rescued Namorita.cube-overload

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry) - US Government agents learned of Wundarr's superhuman abilities and illegal alien status.

(Marvel Two-In-One#42 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Wundarr was captured by SHIELD (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division) agents and brought to Project: PEGASUS so his powers could be studied.

    Namorita released Wundarr into SHIELD's care when they expressed hope in curing his stunted mental growth, and using his abilities to unlock the secrets of the Cosmic Cube.

(Marvel Two-In-One#42) - The Thing fought his way into Project: PEGASUS to rescue Wundarr. Captain America calmed him and brought him to Wundarr. 

    As Wundarr was brough to the testing area in steel restraints, he suddenly broke free and fled, hoping to return to Namorita and Annie. Before the guards could fire stun blasts at him, the Thing leapt behind Wundarr and got his attention. Trembling, Wundarr rushed to hug Ben, expressing his need for him. Ben assured Wundarr he would make sure no harm came to him, and Wundarr willingly allowed himself to be strapped into the test equipment. As the testing slowly proceeded, Wundarr asked for Ben, who doubted the wisdom of not breaking him out of there.

    Just then, Victorius (Victor Conrad), sabotaged the process, sending agonizing feedback energy lashing through Wundarr, who screamed in agony; he was partially protected by Reed's energy absorption costume. 

(Marvel Two-In-One#55 (fb) - BTS) - Longing for the pain-free warmth of the womb-ship, Wundarr retreated deep into his unconscious.inert

(Marvel Two-In-One#42) - Wundarr was unconscious by the time Ben reached him, while Victorius escaped with the Cosmic Cube. 

    As Wundarr remained unconscious, the Thing was wracked with guilt, and he accompanied Cap to take down Victorius. 

(Marvel Two-In-One#53 (fb)) - As soon as the paramedics brought Wundarr to his cubicle, all lights and machinery shut down.

(Marvel Two-In-One#53 (fb) - BTS) - Assuming a mechanical malfuntion, the paramedics brought Wundarr to a new cubicle, where the lights and power faded as well. 

    PEGASUS scientists realized that the Cosmic Cube had heightened Wundarr's own energy absorption powers such that any mechanical equipment with 10' of him shut down. Their inability to use any equipment limited their ability to determine what level of damage had been done to Wundarr's brain.

(Marvel Two-In-One#53 (fb) - BTS) - Wundarr was placed under the care of therapist Dr. Jeannine O'Connell, but he remained essentially comatose, not responding to any stimuli.

(Marvel Two-In-One#53) - The Thing visited Wundarr, and Jeannine explained the current situation. Wundarr failed to respond to Ben's presence as well.

(Marvel Two-In-One#55 / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Wundarr processed information received through his mind-link with the Cube; his thoughts began to cohere, and he relived his past up to his recent fate (including gaining knowledge of the Dakkamite language); his mental maturation to adulthood was sped.

    Wundarr was curious why the power systems went out where they placed him, and a voice inside his head whispered, "You're doing it, Wundarr. The Cube's power is in you now...shutting down all that is harsh. All that can hurt. Sleep now, Wundarr. When you awake, nothing will stop you...nothing!"

(Marvel Two-In-One#56) -Wundarr remained unresponsive as the Thing visited him, sharing his recent activities at the Project and apologizing for his perceived role in Wundarr's current fate. After Ben departed, however, Wundarr sat up for the first time in two months, saying, "Ben...I understand."

(Marvel Two-In-One#57 (fb) - BTS) - "Wundarr saw the light...and it was within him."

(Marvel Two-In-One#57 / Marvel Two-In-One#58 (fb)) - Wundarr exited his chamber and moved slowly but purposefully -- answering the call of the Cosmic Cube -- into the corridor beyond. As he passed nearby, lights and machinery ceased to function, including that of the detention cell containing Solarr. Not understanding what had just happened, the mutant criminal attempted to kill Wundar, but his solar blast dissipated before reaching Wundarr, as did the kinetic energy of his attempted leap-attack; apparently oblivious, Wundarr simply continued his forward advance.

    Eventually, Wundarr arrived at the room holding the Cosmic Cube, and -- with the guards helpless to stop him -- as he approached it, the dormant cube began to sparkle.first seen as Aquarian

(Marvel Two-In-One#58 (fb)) - Wundarr mentally entered the Cube, and when he emerged, his rebirth was complete: His mind, body, and garb had all changed. 

    Perceiving himself as the living son of the Cosmic Cube and now able to better the world, he renamed himself the Aquarian, after the star system of his home planet, Dakkam, and he prepared to bring to the world the peace he had found.

(Marvel Two-In-One#58) - As Klaw -- who had been restored by Solarr -- prepared to kill the Thing, the Aquarian approached, and Kang's vibrations were nullified, causing his remaining energies to return to and become trapped within his sonic claw. After re-introducing himself and stating his new purpose to Ben, he carried the unconscious Giant-Man back to the infirmary. He then explained to Ben amd led him to the runaway spatial distortion he had detected in Project: PEGASUS, which turned out to be the Nth Man (former PEGASUS employee Thomas Lightner). Aquarian slowly drifted towards the Nth Man and expanded his null field in hopes of negating the Nth Man's power, but soon the entire PEGASUS facility was affected, including its life support systems, and so Aquarian was forced to retract his null field.

    After Giant-Man's entering the Nth Man and trying to enlarge to cut him off from his dimensional portal failed, the Aquarian suggested the heroes make a chain to allow him to enter the Nth Man, rescue Giant-Man, and shut down the Nth Man. Realizing he might perish and expressing his strong familal love for Ben (see comments), the Aquarian entered the Nth Man as planned. Rapidly adapting to the surreal environment, the Aquarian recovered Giant-Man and then expanded his null field, eventually negating the Nth Man's all-consuming energies; the Nth Man then rapidly collapsed into himself and was severed from reality (Quasar correctly suspected that the Nth Man might still exist in (an) other universe(s)).

    Before departing Project: PEGASUS, the Aquarian thanked Jeannine O'Connell and kissed her on the cheek, telling her she was like the mother he had never known; and he gave Ben a big hug, telling him he meant more to him than he would ever know.

    Telling everyone it was his mission to open the way for a new age and agreeing to remember to call on his "Uncle Benjy" if he needed a helping hand, the Aquarian departed.

(Marvel Two-In-One#64 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian's inner calling beckoned him to New York City. 

(Marvel Two-In-One#64) - 100 miles north of Kowalski's downtown gym in Manhattan, as Aquarian prepared to ask a buck for directions, he extended his null field upon sensing that an onrusing car threatened the deer's life. After the car's inertia instantly halted and the buck and had to dart off to safety, the Aquarian contracted his field and allowed the car to rush forward again. 

    The Aquarian continued heading toward New York City.

(Marvel Two-In-One#69) - As the city was plagued by a fog released unwittingly by the young Vance Astrovik, the Aquarian gathered a group of people within his null field, which held back the darkness, and he told them, "Follow me, for I am the way and the light!"

(Marvel Two-In-One#74) - The Aquarian attended a Christmas party at the Baxter Building. He was pleased to see Jeannine O'Connell when she arrived with her fiance', Wendell Vaughn (aka Quasar).

(Amazing Spider-Man I Annual#15/2) - Spider-Man ranked the Aquarian amongst the mediumweights in terms of strength, alongside Tigra (Greer Nelson), Nighthawk-616 (Kyle Richmond), Werewolf (Jack Russell), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Beast (Hank McCoy), and Captain Britain (Brian Braddock).
    Aquarian noted that the greatest strength of all was the strength to refrain from violence.

(Fantastic Four Roast#1) - Aquarian attended the Fantastic Four's roast, sitting at a table with Quasar, Captain America, and Iron Man.

(Marvel Super-Heroes: Contest of Champions#1 (fb) - BTS / Marvel Super-Heroes: Contest of Champions#1: Marvel Super-Heroes-1982) - When the Grandmaster teleported Earth's heroes to his orbiting base and put the rest of the world in stasis, the Aquarian was unaffected.

ohotmui1(Captain America Annual#7) - While wandering a grassy lane in rural Ohio, in harmony with nature, the Aquarian sensed as the Cosmic Cube came out of dormancy and began to radiate energy anew. Using his null field to push him from Earth, he directed himself toward Project: PEGASUS.

(Captain America Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - Arriving at Project: PEGASUS as a sub-division of AIM (led by Bernard Worrell) attempted to steal the Cube, the Aquarian neutralized all the energies around him, claimed the Cube, and exited the facility.

(Captain America Annual#7) - As he approached PEGASUS on an intended rescue mission, Captain America observed -- via his quinjet -- Aquarian walking nearby with the Cube. As Cap confronted him, the Aquarian introduced himself as Wundarr; but despite assurances the Cube was safe in his hands, Cap demanded the Cube, attempted to take it by force, and then used a forceless aikido that pained Aquarian when he tried to escape, causing him to drop the Cube. As soon as the Cube was out of his field, AIM snared it with a tractor beam and flew away with it.

    Aquarian then explained how the Cube was undergoing changes and that something "unimaginably bad" could happen if it was misused. Despite Aquarian explaining he needed to save it in his way, Captain America insisted it was his fight as well; Aquarian declined his offer to fly with him.

(Captain America Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - Aquarian traveled "a third of the nation" to get to the AIM base in a mesa somewhere in the American southwest.

(Captain America Annual#7) - Aquarian arrived within the base as Captain America faced a group of armored warriors, and he neutralized their armors. 

(Captain America Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - Aquarian neutralized all power in their path as they raced toward Worrell in the lower level.

(Captain America Annual#7) - With Cap, Aquarian shattered the doors as Worrell picked up the Cube. Though immune to the Cube's energy blasts, Aquarian noted that Worrell's use was hurting the Cube. When Worrell tried to force his will on the Cube, he sensed the Cube's agony; his null field helped protect he and Cap from a variety of assaults, but finally Worrell managed to -- via the Cube's energies -- transport the Aquarian away to the Tibetan mountains.

    As Worrell tried to use the Cube to remake the world, it began its metamorphosis into a living being that lashed out in waves of unreality, and the Aquarian sensed its screaming halfway around the world. 

    The Shaper of Worlds approached the Aquarian, offering to help with the Cube, and the two returned to the AIM base, where the Shaper calmed the Cube and reversed the unreality. The Aquarian was shocked as the Shaper revealed himself to have been the Skrull Cosmic Cube.  The Shaper further added that the Aquarian's nature as a benign nesting place removed from humanity's demands had helped protect the Cube from lashing out and destroying much of the galaxy as it had.

    Aquarian seemed pleased as the Shaper took the Cube away to monitor its development, and as Cap noted that he had a feeling the Cube's childhood was going to be an interesting one.

(Quasar I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian began sharing the true way of the dawning age with those who seek enlightment.

(Quasar I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian established a group of followers known as the Water-Children in upstate California. 
    Considering himself the
"Way-Opener of the Age of Aquarius," he sought to prepare the way for the Celestial Messiah by helping his followers master the ways of non-violence.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Aquarians' Water-Children followers saw him as a quasi-divine spiritual guru. The almost cult-like following soon frew, inhabiting a large west coast compound.

(Quasar I#4 - BTS) - To help identify and protect himself from a prophesized "cosmic assassin," Eon showed Quasar a map of all of the extraterrestrials present on Earth. Quasar started by investigating one in upstate California. 

(Quasar I#4) - As the Aquarian meditated/levitated on the beach with his Water-Children, Quasar flew above them, and Aquarian's null field neutralized Quasar's energy bands' power, causing him to fall. Alerted by one of his followers, Aquarian retracted his field, allowing Quasar to catch himself. He then recognized Quasar from Project: PEGASUS, and introduced him to his followers. While Quasar considered Aquarian highly unlikely to be the "cosmic assassin," Quantum arrived and prepared to determine if either of the two were Dakkamite Elect like himself via combat. 

    At Quasar's urging, Aquarian retracted his field so Quasar could project an energy dome to keep their attacker(s) out. Aquarian attempted to calm his followers, telling them it was easy to practice pacifism when one is not being threatened and preparing to show them how to answer violence peacefully. After one of Quantum's potentials appeared within the dome, Aquarian expanded his field, neutalizing the dome and all of Quantum's other selves, leaving only the original Quantum. Aquarian then peacefully approached Quantum, questioning the reason for his attack and assuring him he and his people were only seekers of truth. When Quantum struck Aquarian and shouted something in Dakkamite, which surprised Aquarian as he recognized it, allowing Quantum to use an apparently force-less maneuver to painfully spin his arm behind his neck and grab him around the neck and choke him unconscious.

    As Quantum realized the Aquarian could not be one of his warrior brethren and dropped him, the Aquarian retracted his null field, allowing Quasar to access his energy bands' power, although an energy mattress formed to try to catch the falling Aquarian failed as the thin null field around his body neutralized that as well. Eon advised Quasar on the identity of their attacker, but, unable to overcome his foe, Aquarian pretended to be knocked him out. 

    Recovered, Aquarian then spoke to Quantum in Dakkamite and convinced him to detail his origins. Aquarian then explained that he was not one of the Elect, but he was Dakkamite. Surmising that Aquarian was Wundarr, the son of a "lunatic...traitor," Quantum attacked anew. Convincing Aquarian to slowly contract his field, Quasar determined that Quantum wasn't actually creating duplicates but rather materializing hid body in various quantum positions within his probability field for microseconds at a time; he then identified Quantum's exact quantum state and altered the probability field around him, trapping him between two discrete quantum levels and rendering him effectively intangible. 

    Considering Quasar's treatment inhumane, Aquarian expanded his field again, explaining to Quantum that he could remain solid as long as long as he stayed within his field. He offered that the pacifist might teach a soldier a new way to live. Quantum instead denoucned him as a disgrace to the fatherworld, and Aquarian retracted his field and let him go at his request. Afterward, when Quasar confirmed his query that Quantum probably would be unable to reverse his transformation, Aquarian concluded that he expected Quantum to be back one day.

(Quasar I#25) - Aquarian joined with Dr. Strange, Dr. Druid, Moonglow (Arcanna), Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Roma, and Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen) in protecting Earth (and Gaea) from the effects of Maelstrom (the actual cosmic assassin)'s ceasing Earth's rotation.robed/hooded costume

(Marvel Comics Presents#46/3) - As he wandered along a road, Aquarian was shot at by a couple of rednecks who feared he might identify them. When their bullets bounced off his null field, they tried to flee, but he expanded his field to nullify their motion and then tore off the passenger side door and asked their purpose. As he had retracted his field, the passenger raised his shotgun and blew off his own head to prevent himself from being forced to talk, but Aquarian re-expanded his field and prevented the driver from doing the same. Stating he refused to allow the man to demean the gift of life so easily, Aquarian pulled him from the truck and demanded answers.

(Marvel Comics Presents#46/3 (fb) - BTS) - The man apparently explained the situation to Aquarian, who then headed -- via walking on air -- the five miles back to the house where the men came from.

(Marvel Comics Presents#46/3) - Arriving at the house, Aquarian knocked on the door and asked the woman who answered (holding a knife in her hand) if she had notified the authorities of her husband's murder. She explained how the Watchdogs had killed her husband (an FBI agent they had discovered was planning to bust their order for gun-running, bank robberies, and murder) and that the sheriff was a member of the Watchdogs; further, her brother was one of the Watchdogs who had killed her husband after she had tried to warn her brother so he could escape jail; Aquarian tried in vain to convince her that none of this was her fault and that every individual was responsible for his or her actions.
    After Aquarian revealed that the woman's brother had killed himself, she tried to kill herself with the knife, but he caught her hands and stopped her, then used his null field to show her what death was like by shutting out all outside input. Looking inwardly, she decided she did not want to die after all. He then explained to her she could make a choice: Reporting what she knew to the proper authorities or hiding and closing her mind to the truth. He encouraged her to use her free will to make the choice as he comforted her.

(Quasar I#28) - The Aquarian was among those considered for a mate by the genetically engineered Her; he was rejected, presumably because his extraterrestrial genes would not combine well with hers.

(Quasar I#50 (fb) - BTS) - As the Deviant Ereshkigal attempted to use the Starbrand power in the Nexus of Realities in the Citrusville swampland of the Man-Thing, Aquarian was among those drawn to the site.

(Quasar I#50) - Aquarian was present as Quasar returned through the nexus and announced the successful resolution of the conflict.reverted to Wundarr

(Avengers West Coast#97 (fb) - BTS) - Quantum spent months seeking ways to mentally control Aquarian and eventually succeeded, reverting him back to his Wundarr form, power, and persona, albeit under Quantum's total control.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - The influence of the Goddess (Adam Warlock's order-imposing "good" half)  facilitated this control and reversion.

(Avengers West Coast#97) - After War Machine (James Rhodes), Goliath (Clint Barton), Mockingbird (H'rpra) captured the Power Platoon and brought them to Avengers Compound, Quantum brought Wundarr there to free the Platoon. Wundarr tore open the sun-blocking prison of the Platoon. The Dakkamites had the heroes at the disadvantage, but when Quantum ordered them to kill the heroes, they - influenced by the Cosmic Egg-powered Goddess -- refused; no longer feeling like hurting anyone Wundarr and the Power Platoon departed, despite Quantum's ragings. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Following the Goddess' defeat, Wundarr returned to his Aquarian persona and full powers, adult personality, and intellect.

(Spider-Man Team-Up#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian was on his way to a seminar on world peace when he saw a commotion at the Avengers Mansion and went there to investigate; the Hulk -- part of whose essence had been split off and sent to Franklin Richard's Counter-Earth during the events of "Heroes Reborn," leaving him potentially fatally weakened -- had broken in to seek a means to save his life, battling SHIELD Mandroids and subsequently Spider-Man had been drawn by the massive SHIELD presence.

(Spider-Man Team-Up#6) - When Aquarian attempted to calm the Hulk, the Hulk hurled a whole counter at him, but its force dissipated against Aquarian's null field. 

    LMD Alpha O-1 then arrived and warned them of an intruder preparing to download the Avengers' computer's data, and the three agreed to prevent this for their own reasons. vs. dinosaur deal

    When they found a Doombot at the super cray computers' linked console, O-1 stopped Aquarian from simply extending his null field, warning that the null field would crash the whole system. 

    After the Hulk punched the Doombot out of room, Aquarian expanded his null field around them to prevent the Doombot's modular components from reassembling; and O-1 -- unable to stop the download to Latveria -- added a copy of its security virus, crashing Doom's computer systems and destroying anything to which the data had been downloaded.

    Aquarian stood between the Hulk and SHIELD when they tried to arrest him, and then after the Hulk departed, he expanded his null field and departed for his seminar.

(Thing II#8 (fb)) - The Aquarian attended the Thing's Bar Mitzvah.

(Civil War Battle Damage Report: Civil War Files Appendix) - Iron Man considered the Aquarian as a potential recruit for the Initiative.

(World War Hulk: Front Line#4/3) - Aquarian apparently ineffectually participated in the efforts to oppose the Hulk as he conquered Manhattan (see comments).

(Avengers: The Initiative#19 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian joined the Initiative's Florida branch, the Command.

(Avengers: The Initiative#19) - Alongside Initiative cadet Komodo and the Skrull Kill Krew's Riot, Command members Aquarian and Jennifer Kale battled a red-cyborg-dinosaur deal associated with the Skrulls.
    Aquarian appeared to be firing some sort of energy blast.

(Marvel Zombies 3#1 (fb) - BTS) - As part of the Command, Aquarian joined his teammates Conquistador, Jennifer Kale, and SIEGE investigated a report of hostiles (zombies generated by the dimension-traveling Deadpool or Earth-2149 ("Marvel Zombies"), where much of the world's population fell prey to a zombie-plague) and a costumed superhuman in a swamp house a few kilometers from Orange Country. 

(Marvel Zombies 3#1) - Upon reaching the house, they were assaulted by zombies; after SIEGE was bitten in the face and Conquistador fell under a wave of zombies, Jennifer urged Wundarr to do something beside just float there. 

    As he questioned whether they shouldn't try talking to the people first, the zombies dismembered/destroyed Conquistador, and Deadpool-2149 threw an arrowhead into Jennifer forearm, injuring her flexor digitorum profundus and hampering her ability to gesture properly to cast spells. infected by zombie virus

    Moving swiftly, Deadpool bit Aquarian in the shoulder; crying out in pain, Wundarr began firing energy blasts at Deadpool, severing his left arm, while his force field deflected Deadpool's sword. purging zombie infection

    At Jennifer's urging, Wundarr fired another energy blast that went through Deadpool's abdomen, knocking him toward an old air boat, which she turned on, and its propeller shredded Deadpool's body.

    Descending to the blood-covered Jennifer, Wundarr noted his infection, but then began to revert back and forth between his normal personality/form and a zombie form. 

    Though infected, he believed he could purge the impurity from his system, but he needed to go into hibernation to do it. 

    He asked her if she would be alright, and she told him to do what he had to do. In response, he curled into a floating inert ball, and his force field glowed brightly.

(Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth#13 (fb)) - Having survived as a head and then going back in time to an early point in Reality-2149 (or a divergent world), Deadpool-2149 replaced his past self's head and then leapt through the Nexus of All Realities, only to relive his encounter with the Command and be left again a disembodied/head.

(Heroic Age: Heroes - BTS) - Captain America noted that Aquarian had seemingly abandoned his path of training others in non-violence and spiritual enlightenment.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Val Mayerik, and Sal Trapani.

    I'm not sure what Aquarian's current status quo is. Even after he was reverted to his Wundarr persona/appearance/abilities by Quantum, he had a few appearances where he seemed to be completely back to being the Aquarian, including the major part in Spider-Man Team-Up#6. The in Marvel Zombies 3#1 and Avengers: The Initiative#19, he seems to be firing energy blasts...he's definitely doing it in MZ3. In his original Wundarr state, he couldn't fire energy blasts, but perhaps his mind just wasn't developed enough to realize her could do that.
    Further, in MZ3, his field doesn't protect him from a diving attack by Deadpool, and when he does generate the field, it is a solid field against which Deadpool's sword shatters. After fighting off Deadpool, he then speaks in the third person, calling himself Wundarr, and then uses a previously unseen healing power to purge the virus.
    The only explanation I have is that the reversion by Quantum changed his nature somewhat, leaving him to fluctuate between full Aquarian status, full Wundarr status, and some hybrid, with some degree of energy manipulation and adult intelligence.

    The original had Wundarr's ship landing on Earth in July, 1951, which is, of course, topical, but we can infer from that that it took about 1.5 years for the ship to reach Earth, as the original interaction between Hektu and the Lord Consul would have taken place 24 years before the main story, which was published in 1973.face - blue eyes

    In case its not obvious, Gerber's Dakkamites started out as a parody/homage to the Kryptonians (with Wundarr as a Kal-El, aka Superman gone awry). 
    Grant Rybicki, the Continental Op, adds, "Gerber probably derived the name Dakkam from Daxam, a planet in the DC Universe that was very similar to Krypton (but never blew up)."

    The names for Gorein, Ruseef and Quantum's real name were revealed in the Dakkamites' profile in OHotMU Update 2010#4.

    His eyes looked like a light blue in his earliest Wundarr appearances, but it was very light, and perhaps his eyes glowed differently based on the energies he had absorbed?

original costume - showing ribbons    Further, the image from Adventure into Fear#19's cover showed him with some amulet-deal on his chest...he never wore that in the story. He just had these two ribbons that were tied in a knot.
        When they reverted him back to Wundarr in Avengers West Coast#97, the ribbon was blue, and it looked a lot like a flapping necktie.
    That image also had his costume colored incorrectly, but the coloring was corrected when it was used in the OHotMU Deluxe Edition profile, and in the A to Z Update profile, as well.

    The Aquarian was one of the few heroes on Earth not gathered by the Grandmaster as his null field prevented him from being transported thusly.

    Aquarian is supposed to only be moving at directed-motion hovering, so I'm not sure how he traveled to the midwest to AIM's mesa-base from upstate New York so quickly when Cap flew there in his Quinjet.
    In that same issue, the Cosmic Cube transported Aquarian from the AIM base to the Himalayas, so perhaps Wundarr was able to guide it to bring him to it prior to Worrell accessing it.
    Alternatively, as noted by Loki:  Maybe he can do Guardian's trick - float in the air, negate gravity's effect completely so not only does he not get pulled down, but he doesn't rotate with the rest of the planet, and a few seconds later you are hundreds of miles elsewhere (or squashed like a bug against the side of a mountain).

    The original OHotMU entry noted "Though effectively blind and deaf due to the lack of light and sound <penetrating his null-field>, he possessed extrasensory perceptions (also granted by the Cosmic Cube) that approximated his original senses of sight and hearing."
    The deluxe edition abandoned this and instead noted that his field nullified the energies above a certain threshold, meaning he could hear and see normally.

    Beyond the intro story, Wundarr/Aquarian peaked with the stories involving Project: PEGASUS and the Cosmic Cube. After that, he was more of a background character. Gru did use him a few more times in Quasar, and those appearances were better than most of the rest of what he's been in since. Plus, after the Power Platoon reverted him to his Wundarr form, his intelligence and abilities have been understandably inconsistent.
    The Gruenwald-Macchio days of MTIO were some of the best ever, in my semi-humble opinion, of course.

    I don't know think we've seen Aquarian and Kubik, the name adopted by the sentient Cosmic Cube with which he was associated, together since it departed Earth with the Shaper of Worlds.

    In Marvel Two-In-One#56, realizing he might perish in the effort of stopping the Nth Man, the Aquarian said, "Uncle Ben...I want you to know...I love you as deeply as any man could ever love another." Given Aquarian's previous childlike nature and continued pure and innocent nature, I think he just he loved him like a father, brother, etc. There's nothing in any other story to suggest otherwise.

    Some sources list Aquarian as appearing in Quasar#2 (1989), but he's only in the flashback showing the events of Marvel Two-In-One#58. Ditto for the Marvel Graphic Novel Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe
    He's also listed on the comics database as appeaing in Dr. Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural#5 (April, 2010), but I don't see him in that one, at all.

    The scene in which the Thing and Namor battle the Mortoid from Marvel Two-In-One#2 is shown in Code of Honor#1, but Aquarian isn't in it, and it doesn't add anything new for him, so I did not include it here.

    The Marvel Chronology Project included the two flashback scenes from Man-Thing I#2 and 22 as new events occurring within (Adventure into) Fear#17, so I included them as well... I would have assumed them to have been flashbacks without new information, but they tend to research that sort of thing better than I, so I'm defering to them.

    In World War Hulk: Front Line#4/3, the Watcher described "many of the Hulk's less interesting battles from WWH were omitted...leaving only I, the Watcher, to record them in my cosmic diary." He then went on to describe them being presented as a kind of "What If" scenario.
    I would take that to mean that battles actually happened, but not quite the way they were shown. The battles as shown, presumably took place in Reality-71143. In that story, the Hulk kept Aquarian futilely swinging at him while holding his forehead at arm's length while reading about the latest gossip on Brad (Pitt) and Jen (Aniston), a topical reference, of course.
    Aquarian's OHotMU entry in A to Z update#1 confirms this.

    In the alternate future Earth-8208, the Aquarian became a being known as the Prophet and was eventually the last person on Earth.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Aquarian
should be distinguished from:


ship in swampship_in_spaceWundarr's ship


    Constructed on Dakkam over 6 months by Hektu, this D-warp (presumably short for dimension-warp) rocket ship was intended to transport Hektu, his wife, Soja, and their infant son, Wundarr, off-world to escape his prediction of their sun going nova (which turned out to be inaccurate). When Hektu and Soja were executed to prevent panic in the citizenry by spreading of their disaster-prediction, Soja managed to get Wundarr into the ship and launch it before she died (and before the Internal Security

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry)) - Wundarr remained in suspended animation during the interstellar voyage.

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb)) - The ship D-warped on an uncharted course across the galaxy for perhaps 18 months (Earth time) before crash landing on Earth. 

(Marvel Two-In-One I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Dakkam's sun did not go nova, and the planet and its people endured.

growing up inside ship(Marvel Two-In-One#2 (fb) - BTS /Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21: Aquarian entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Wundarr's ship eventually came within Earth's gravitational influence and was bombarded by cosmic rays, which combined with Earth's sun's solar energy and the ship's life-sustaining gases, granting him the superhuman power to absorb energy and redirect it as superhuman strength and leaping ability.

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb) - BTS) - Wundarr's ship's approach was observed by an elderly couple, and the husband considered investigating as their could be someone in the rocket, but his wife chastised him, warning it could be Martians or communists, and he could get himself ray-gunned to death; he conceded that it was best to stay away from it. 

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb) - BTS) - The rocket landed in the Florida Everglades outside Citrusville, where it remained with its tip precariously lodged in the sodden Earth.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry)) - Wundarr was released from suspended animation by the crash.

((Adventure into) Fear#17 (fb)) - Wundarr remained undisturbed within the ship for 22 years, remembering nothing of his infancy on Dakkam and believing the warm, womb-like interior of the spacecraft to be the entire world and himself to be the only being in the world. 

(Marvel Two-In-One#55 (fb) - BTS) - The womb-ship attended to Wundarr's physical needs, though it could not provide any actual companionship.

((Adventure into) Fear#17) - Wundarr's ship was found by the Man-Thing, who was intrigued by its argent glimmer, leading him to touch it, and his awkward touch knocked the rocket on its side. 

    The rocket then took on a purplish glow but did nothing further for an hour, but as the Man-Thing lost interest and began to wander off, an erratic "plink" sound began to come from within the ship. 

    Frustrated when it could learn nothing further, the Man-Thing lifted, shook, and finally threw the rocket, causing it to exploded. 

    Wundarr then emerged, newly reborn.


--(Adventure into) Fear#17

Note: The ship was just left in the swamp...perhaps some group found it and pilfered its technology at some point?


Water ChildrenWater Children

(Quasar I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian began sharing the true way of the dawning age with those who seek enlightment.

(Quasar I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Aquarian established a group of followers known as the Water-Children in upstate California. 
    Considering himself the
"Way-Opener of the Age of Aquarius," he sought to prepare the way for the Celestial Messiah by helping his followers master the ways of non-violence.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian entry) - Aquarians' Water-Children followers saw him as a quasi-divine spiritual guru. The almost cult-like following soon frew, inhabiting a large west coast compound.

(Quasar I#4 - BTS) - To help identify and protect himself from a prophesized "cosmic assassin," Eon showed Quasar a map of all of the extraterrestrials present on Earth. Quasar started by investigating one in upstate California. 

(Quasar I#4) - As the Aquarian meditated/levitated on the beach with his Water-Children, Quasar flew above them, and Aquarian's null field neutralized Quasar's energy bands' power, causing him to fall. Alerted by one of his followers, Aquarian retracted his field, allowing Quasar to catch himself. He then recognized Quasar from Project: PEGASUS, and introduced him to his followers. While Quasar considered Aquarian highly unlikely to be the "cosmic assassin," Quantum arrived and prepared to determine if either of the two were Dakkamite Elect like himself via combat. 

(Heroic Age: Heroes - BTS) - Captain America noted that Aquarian had seemingly abandoned his path of training others in non-violence and spiritual enlightenment.

--Quasar#4

Note: They are clearly levitating off the ground in the images to the right, but I think it is likely that Aquarian is just neutralizing the gravity under them with his field.

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(Adventure into) Fear#17,  pg.1, panel 1 (ship in swamp);
        pg. 4, panel 7 (upper body, showing ribbon/costume);
        pg. 9, panel 1 (mother placing him in rocket);
            panel 4 (ship in space);
        pg. 10, panel 1-3 (growing in ship);
        pg. 20, panel 4 (face);
            panel 6 (leaping)
Marvel Two-In-One#3, pg. 13, panel 5 (Reed Richards-designed, energy-regulating costume)
    #4, pg. 1 (full body costume)
    #53, pg. 12, panel 4 (inert, in darkness);
        pg. 13, panel 2 (cube overload) - used image with text removed from OHotMU Deluxe Edition
    #57 cover feature box (beardless Wundarr/Aquarian face) - used image from Contest of Champions#1 appendix
    #58, pg.3, panel 1(first Aquarian, mostly full, beardless)
    #64, pg. 7, panel 6 (stopping car)
- used image with text removed from OHotMU A to Z
Marvel Comics Presents#46/3, pg. 1, panel 1 (robed costume);
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1: Aquarian entry
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1: Aquarian profile
Avengers West Coast#97, pg. 16, panel 4 (re-Wundarred)
Quasar#4, pg. 8, panel 2-3 (water children & estate);
Avengers: The Initiative#19
Marvel Zombies 3#1, pg. 6, panel 2 (firing energy blasts at Deadpool);
        pg.8, panel 2-3 (infected by zombie virus);
            panel 6 (purging virus)


Appearances:
(Adventure into) Fear#17 (October, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Man-Thing I#2 (February, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One I#2 (March, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Gil Kane (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One I#3 (May, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One I#4 (July, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank Giacoia (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One I#8 (March, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One I#9 (May, 1975) - Chris Claremont (script), Steve Gerber (plot), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Joe Giella (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Man-Thing I#22 (October, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Jim Mooney (artist), Len Wein (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#15 (March, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Mooney (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#42 (August, 1978) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Alfredo Alcala & Sam Grainger (inkers), Roger Stern (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#53 (July, 1979) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), John Byrne (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Roger Stern (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#55 (September, 1979) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), John Byrne (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Roger Stern (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#56-58 (October-December, 1979) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), George Perez (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Roger Stern (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#64 (June, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), George Perez (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#69 (November, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), Ron Wilson (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#74 (April, 1981) -
Mark Gruenwald (writer), Frank Springer (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I Annual#15/2 (1981) - Mark Gruenwald (script and layouts), Bob Layton (finished art), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Fantastic Four Roast#1 (May, 1982) - Fred Hembeck (story and layouts), Jim Shooter (plot assist & editing), almost everyone (art)
Marvel Super-Heroes: Contest of Champions#1: Marvel Super-Heroes-1982 (June, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald (writer/editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1: Aquarian entry (January, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (editor/head writer/designer/penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Michael Carlin (assistant editor)
Captain America Annual#7 (1983) - Peter Gillis (writer), Brian Postman (penciler), Kim Mulder (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition) #1: Aquarian entry (December, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer/producer), Mike Harris (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Howard Mackie (assistant editor)
Quasar I#4 (December, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler/breakdowns), Danny Bulanadi (inker/finishes), Howard Mackie (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#46/3 (1990) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Hugh Haynes (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Kelly Corvese (assistant editor), Terry Kavanaugh (editor)
Quasar I#25 (August, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Len Kaminski (managing editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Quasar I#28 (November, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (penciler), Harry Candelario (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21: Aquarian entry (August, 1992) - Glenn Herdling, Peter Sanderson, Murray Ward (writers/researchers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Mindy Newell (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor), Mark Gruenwald (senior executive editor)
Avengers West Coast#96-97 (July-August, 1993) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Andrew Currie (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Quasar I#50 (September, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (penciler), Ralph Cabrera (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor), Ralph Macchio (group editor)
Spider-Man Team-Up#6 (March, 1996) - Larry Hama (writer), Dietrich Smith (penciler), Sean Parsons (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thing II#8 (August, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Kieron Dwyer (artist), Andy Schmidt, Molly Lazer, & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War Battle Damage Report Appendix (2007) - Ronald Byrd (writer), Anthony Flamini (head writer/coordinator), Jen Grunwald & Mark D. Beazley (associate editors), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
World War Hulk: Front Line#4/3 (November, 2007) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Chris Moreno (artist), Alejandro Arbona & Thomas Brennan (assistant editors), Bill Rosemann & Steve Wacker (Editors)
Marvel Zombies 3#1 (December, 2008) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Kev Walker (artist), Lauren Sankovitch & Lauren Henry (assistant editors), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#19 (January, 2009) - Dan Slott & Christos N. Gage (writers), Harvey Tolibao & Bong Dazo (artists), Jeanine Schaefer (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1 (April, 2010) - Jeff Christiansen, Stuart Vandal, & Sean McQuaid (head writers/coordinators), Gus Vazquez (art), Jen Grunwald & Mark D. Beazley (editors, special projects), John Denning (associate editor), Alex Starbuck (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth#13 (September, 2010) - Victor Gischler (writer), Bong Dazo (penciler), Jose Pimental (inker), Sebastian Girner (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Heroic Age: Heroes (November, 2010) - Michael Hoskin (head writer/coordinator),
Jen Grunwald & Mark D. Beazley (editors, special projects), Alex Starbuck & Nelson Ribeiro (assistant editors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)


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