BLASTAAR
(of Earth-78909)

Real Name: Blastaar

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-78909's Negative Zone) being

Occupation: Conqueror

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Formerly Lockjaw

Enemies: The Fantastic Four (H.E.R.B.I.E., Invisible Girl/Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Lockjaw

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Living Bomb-Burst," "Mister"

Base of Operations: The Negative Zone

First Appearance: The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (December 16, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Blastaar possessed the explosive powers of a star. Using these abilities, Blastaar could project explosive force capable of destroying an entire automobile as well as blowing a hole through the wall of a building. He also had superhuman strength and durability, sufficient to grapple with the superhumanly strong Thing and bend Invisible Girl's force fields.

Height: 6'6" (presumably)
Weight: 520 lbs. (presumably)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

History: (The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (fb)) - Blastaar was imprisoned within the Negative Zone by winged demon-like creatures because the Zone's inhabitants feared his power. Once Blastaar was imprisoned, the creatures guarded the captive Blastaar.

(The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst") - When the Fantastic Four's Mr. Fantastic discovered the Negative Zone, the Invisible Girl and Thing used the Inhuman Lockjaw to teleport into the Negative Zone to check it out. Once in the Negative Zone, Invisible Girl, Thing and Lockjaw were attacked by a swarm of demon-like flying creatures. Following the creatures' defeat, Lockjaw sniffed out the bandaged form containing Blastaar, which the flying creatures had been attempting to destroy. Unaware of what was inside the bandages, Invisible Girl reported their findings back to Mr. Fantastic and H.E.R.B.I.E. on Earth and Mr. Fantastic suggested they bring the bandaged form back to his lab. Shortly after returning to Earth, Invisible Girl suggested the Fantastic Four go to eat for dinner to unwind from their harrowing day, leaving Lockjaw behind to guard the bandaged humanoid. Moments after the Fantastic Four departed, Blastaar emerged from his bandages and, having overheard the Fantastic Four discussing Lockjaw's teleportation powers, decided that Lockjaw would make an ideal accomplice. Relegating the story of his imprisonment to Lockjaw, Blastaar demonstrated his explosive powers by destroying some of the machinery in Mr. Fantastic's lab. He then blew a hole in the side of the Baxter Building, from which he surveyed his new surroundings and found them ripe for conquering. Using Lockjaw as a steed, Blastaar commanded Lockjaw to take him to the world bureaus and upon arriving on the street, Blastaar announced himself to the nearby bystanders, demonstrating proof of his power by destroying a parked car. Blastaar then ordered everyone nearby to spread the word of his power, unaware that his rampage had been reported by radio, which the Fantastic Four overheard at the restaurant they were eating at. Flying to the scene, the Fantastic Four found Blastaar causing destruction with his powers and announcing that no one could resist him. Thing, thinking he would go easy on Blastaar since he was an "old man with a beard," quickly jumped into action to grapple Blastaar, who knocked Thing away and nearly hit Thing with a blast of his explosive powers. Mr. Fantastic quickly had the Invisible Girl surround Blastaar and Lockjaw with a force field but Blastaar used Lockjaw's teleportation powers to escape. Appearing near 78th Street, Blastaar and Lockjaw were soon found once more by the Fantastic Four but Blastaar had Lockjaw teleport them away again, where Blastaar continued his destructive rampage. When the Fantastic Four heard that Blastaar was sighted in the West 80s, they confronted Blastaar once more, impeding his progress with the Invisible Girl's force field. While Blastaar was distracted fighting the FF, H.E.R.B.I.E. placed a tracer on Lockjaw, who turned on Blastaar and attempted to keep him from hurting the Fantastic Four. Lockjaw then teleported Blastaar to a deserted slum. Using the tracer on Lockjaw, H.E.R.B.I.E. tracked down Blastaar and Lockjaw, and the Fantastic Four battled Blastaar. During the fight, H.E.R.B.I.E. managed to place a helmet on Blastaar that utilized a H.E.R.B.I.E.-designed solvent to remove Blastaar's powers so long as he wore the helmet. With the solvent also sticking the helmet to Blastaar's head, Blastaar was quickly taken down by the Fantastic Four, who imprisoned Blastaar in a cocoon similar to his original bandages but stronger. Mr. Fantastic then had Lockjaw teleport Invisible Girl and Thing back to the Negative Zone, where Thing placed the cocooned Blastaar against a rock and tied him there using two steel girders he had brought from Earth. The flying creatures then returned to guard Blastaar as Lockjaw teleported himself, Invisible Girl and Thing back to the Baxter Building.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (see Appearances list for full list of artists & animators).

Blastaar presumably was the same height and weight of his Earth-616 counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-78909's Blastaar has no KNOWN connections to:


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The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (all images in this profile)


Appearances:
The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (December 16, 1978) - Roy Thomas (story), Stan Lee (teleplay), Jack Kirby, Lew Marshall (storyboards), Hak Ficq, Norley Paat, John Dorman, John Messina, Warren Greenwood, Zygamond Jablecki (layouts), Lee Halpern, Bob Kirk, Joan Case, Francie Freeman, Virgil Ross, Nelson Shim (animators), Tim Maloney, Sharon Thomas (backgrounds), David H. DePatie Jr., Richard Gannon, Richard Corwin (film editors), Brad Case (animator director)


Last updated: 06/12/17

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