Classification: Terrestrial device
the High Evolutionary (Herbert Edger Wyndham)
User/Possessors: The High Evolutionary
(Herbert Wyndham), the Higher Evolutionary
First Appearance: Avengers VI#674 (February,
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Orbit-Engine controlled the dimensional frequency of Counter-Earth. It could be adjusted to alter Counter-Earth's frequency, effectively allowing the entire planet to enter a phased-like state where it could pass through solid matter.
History: (Avengers VI#674) - During a battle against
the High Evolutionary, the Avengers and Champions battled some of the
High Evolutionary's New Men while Viv Vision investigated further, soon
finding the High Evolutionary's genetic "son," the Higher Evolutionary,
affixed to the Orbit-Engine. After revealing his origins, the Higher
Evolutionary explained that he had bound himself to the Orbit-Engine to
guard the heart of Counter-Earth after the High Evolutionary had cast
him into the planetary depths. Still chained to the Orbit-Engine, the
Higher Evolutionary refused to let Viv Vision touch the Orbit-Engine,
thinking she was tricking him on behalf of the High Evolutionary, but
Viv pleaded with the Higher Evolutionary, explaining how the
Orbit-Engine was the only thing that could keep Counter-Earth from
colliding with Earth. Reluctantly agreeing to help Viv, the Higher
Evolutionary broke free of the Orbit-Engine and showed her the way into
the Orbit-Engine's control center. Revealing that only he could survive
being inside the Orbit-Engine, the Higher Evolutionary soon rescinded
his agreement when he saw the Avengers and Champions arrive and
incorrectly assumed an attack. While the Avengers and Champions battled
the Higher Evolutionary, Viv Vision entered the Orbit-Engine herself
and adjusted the frequency of Counter-Earth's planetary alignment,
effectively phasing the entire planet through the Earth and preventing
the destruction of either planet. Unfortunately, the act of entering
the Orbit-Engine seemingly cost Viv her life, as the Higher
Evolutionary had warned, and she phased away as Vision reached for her.
Comments: Created by Mark Waid and Jesus Saiz.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Orbit-Engine has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers VI#674, p10, pan2 (Higher Evolutionary strapped into the Orbit-Engine)
Avengers VI#674, p16, pan2 (Higher Evolutionary showing Viv Vision the control center of the Orbit-Engine)
Avengers VI#674, p17, pan6 (Viv Vision looking into the Orbit-Engine's control center)
Avengers VI#674 (February, 2018) - Mark Waid (writer), Jesus Saiz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 05/12/2018
Last updated: 05/12/2018
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