Membership: Alice, Lester, Prima, several unidentified others
Purpose: To protect other rejected Beastials
Affiliations: Goblin (Hector Jones), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Enemies: High Evolutionary, Lady Ursula
Base of Operations: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, Counter-Earth (reality-751263)
First Appearance: Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon episode, "Sustenance" (March 3, 2001)
History: (Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon episode, "Sustenance" (fb) - BTS) - Rather than risk having their genetic material recycled to create new Beastials, several of the High Evolutionary's rejected Beastials escaped and built a life for themselves underground using the animal-like traits that the High Evolutionary had given them during their creation. Seeking to help the rejected Beastials still in need, the Rejects began secretly aiding those seeking to escape, becoming a thorn in the High Evolutionary's side.
(Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon
episode, "Sustenance") - A rejected horse Beastial named Lester fled
the High Evolutionary's Atlantic City dome with a weasel Beastial and
when the weasel was captured, the Rejects came up and pulled a
terrified Lester underground, where he then joined the Rejects. Later,
when Spider-Man and the Goblin teamed up to investigate the Atlantic
City dome and were attacked by the High Evolutionary's robots, the
Rejects caused a cave in to allow Spider-Man and the Goblin to escape
the robots before sealing the cave in immediately back up. Once
Spider-Man and the Goblin fell underground, the Rejects revealed
themselves. When the horse Beastial Lester introduced the group as the
Rejects, the platypus Beastial Alice informed Spider-Man and Goblin
that she could explain the entire situation to them. As they walked
through the underground corridors, the Rejects led Spider-Man and
Goblin to their leader, the butterfly Beastial known as Prima, who
assumed the two heroes had questions. While Goblin sarcastically asked
where the nearest exit was, Spider-Man asked Prima the purpose of the
Rejects. Prima then explained that there were many rejected Beastials
above ground that toiled in the High Evolutionary's genetic labs, where
their own genetic material was eventually recycled to create new
Beastials after the rejected ones had worn out their usefulness. She
further explained about the lives they had built underground after
escaping the High Evolutionary and how they sought to aid the rejected
Beastials still aboveground. Prima then admitted that she hoped
Spider-Man and Goblin would help change things for the aboveground
rejected Beastials but Prima then ordered the other Rejects to capture
Spider-Man and Goblin, who were both wanted criminals. Prima announced
that the Rejects had voted and they planned to turn over the wanted
criminals to the High Evolutionary in exchange for his promise to end
the genetic recycling program. Shortly thereafter, the Rejects led the
captured Spider-Man and Goblin to the High Evolutionary but before they
could turn Spider-Man and Goblin over, Spider-Man broke his shackles,
announcing that the High Evolutionary's genetic recycling had to be
stopped. Asking if the Rejects honestly thought a villain like the High
Evolutionary would barter with them, Spider-Man was told that the
Rejects had no other option but Spider-Man promised to destroy the High
Evolutionary's dome if the Rejects could get them to the dome's center.
The Rejects agreed to help Spider-Man and Goblin get to the dome's
center, feeling that Spider-Man had a chance to escape and didn't,
earning their trust. Unaware that their presence had been noticed and
reported to the High Evolutionary by his agent Lady Ursula, the Rejects
led Spider-Man and Goblin to the dome's center, where they used their
animal traits to battle the High Evolutionary's guard robots while
Spider-Man ventured further inside to disable the dome, eventually
requesting that Goblin also be freed to assist. Alarms soon sounded and
Goblin gave Lester a pumpkin bomb as thanks for his release, prompting
Lester to hurl the bomb at the arriving Lady Ursula. When more robot
guards arrived, the Rejects briefly fought back before retreating
underground as Spider-Man and Goblin kept Lady Ursula busy. Spider-Man
and Goblin managed to launch a shuttle from inside the dome, damaging
the dome as it took off, and Spider-Man then steered the shuttle back
into the dome, destroying it as the remaining Rejects continued their
retreat. Back underground, Prima announced to the Rejects and
Spider-Man that the High Evolutionary had fled, leaving the dome's
rejected Beastials free and alive. When Spider-Man asked what the
Rejects planned to do now, Prima informed him that they had decided to
remain underground to build their own society and asked Spider-Man to
join them but he declined, explaining that he had friends he had to
take care of.
(Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon
episode, "Destiny Unleashed, Part One" - BTS) - The Rejects eventually
found the injured Goblin, who had been blown into Reject territory by
the rocket that destroyed High Evolutionary's dome, and nursed him back
to health. The Goblin ended up befriending the
Rejects and, during a battle between Spider-Man and the High
Evolutionary, the Goblin had the Reject Alice dig him a tunnel to
Spider-Man's location, where he appeared and aided Spider-Man, who was
surprised that the Goblin had survived the dome's destruction.
Comments: Created by Robert Gregory Brown, Larry Brody and ??? (see comments about art credits).
Some online sources mentioned that Goblin called the
horselike Beastial "Horace" when he mentions the Rejects in "Destiny
Unleashed, Part One," but I couldn't find where he said that. The main
horse Reject introduced himself as "Lester" in the "Sustenance" episode
though there was a background Reject that resembled a horse. Perhaps
that was the one named "Horace?"
I apologize for the Toon Disney watermark on the
images but the show has not been released on DVD in America as of yet
so the best quality episodes I could find to watch were recordings made
from when Spider-Man Unlimited was
reran on the Toon Disney network...also, the recordings I used did not
have the full ending credits to any episodes attached to them so I was
unable to provide full art credits for this profile. If I am able to
find them in the future, I will update this profile accordingly.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-751263's Rejects have no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon episode, "Sustenance" (all images in this profile)
Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon episode, "Sustenance" (March 3, 2001) - Robert Gregory Brown, Larry Brody (writers), ???? artists, Michael Reaves (story editor)
Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon episode, "Destiny Unleashed, Part One" (March 31, 2001) - ????
Last updated: 07/16/17.
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