AMBUR

Real Name: Ambur  

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: Nutritionist  

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Nial, the Unspoken

Enemies: None  

Known Relatives: Quelin (husband), Medusalith Amaquelin (Medusa, daughter), Crystalia Amaquelin (Crystal, daughter), Kobar (father), La (mother), Azur (sister), Mander (brother-in-law), Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt, son-in-law), Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver, ex-son-in-law), Ronan the Accuser (ex-son-in-law), Ahura Boltagon (Ahura, grandson), Luna Maximoff (granddaughter), Karnak Mander-Azur (Karnak, nephew), Triton (nephew) 

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance: (mentioned): Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#3 (March, 1983);
(fully seen): Women of Marvel I#1 (January, 2011)

Powers/Abilities: A member of the Inhumans, it is unrevealed if Ambur has undergone Terrigenesis or if she has any super-powers.

Ambur had a training in Inhuman nutrition.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red

History: (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#3 - Crystal entry (fb) - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 - Inhumans entry (fb) - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#7 - Medusa entry (fb) - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 (fb) - BTS) - Ambur grew up in Attilan as the sister of Azur and the daughter of Kobar and La. Ambur went on to marry Quelin and they had two daughters, Medusa and Crystal. Ambur and Quelin worked as nutritionists. Azur married Korath and had two sons, Karnak and Triton. Meanwhile, Mander's sister Rynda became the queen, married to King Agon, and they had two children, Blackagar and Maximus. Ambur and Quelin chose to expose their daughters to the Terrigen mists when they were babies, giving Medusa the power to control her hair and Crystal the ability to manipulate the elements. Ambur and Quelin saw that Medusa would frequently visit Blackagar, who was in stasis due to his destructive powers, and the two formed a bond and would eventually marry.

(Women of Marvel I#1 (fb)) - Quelin and Ambur were discussing the reports of Alpha Primitives coming in from the Wastelands and Ambur tried to reassure her husband that the king was handling things. Medusa, who was supposed to be studying for a history examination with Doctor Nial, snuck by during a game to try to sit on the throne before her cousins could but Ambur and Quelin stopped her then stopped Maximus, Karnak and Crystal from doing the same thing. While they were distracted, Medusa snuck in to sit on the throne, winning the contest.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (fb) - BTS) - In the House of Quelin, Ambur received a summons for Medusa to appear before the king (later known as the Unspoken).

(Inhumans: Once and Future Kings I#1 (fb)) - When Medusa was reluctant to go before the king, Ambur and Quelin (in front of Crystal) ordered Medusa to get dressed up and go, reminding her of the need for fealty to the king.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald.

Ambur and Quelin are relatively unknown characters in the Marvel Universe but they have a lot of connections to other characters through Medusa, Crystal and Black Bolt. As the grandparents of both Ahura and Luna, and the parents of the Queen of Attilan, it is surprising they have not been seen more. It is quite possible that Ambur and Quelin are still living.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Ambur has no known connections to:


Kobar & La

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 (Inhumans entry) (fb) - BTS) - Kobar and La were a married couple in Attilan and they had two daughters, Ambur and Azur. Ambur went on to marry Quelin and they later had daughters Medusa and Crystal. Kobar and La would eventually become the grandparents to Ahura (father Black Bolt) and Luna (father Quicksilver). Little about them is known.

--Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 - Inhumans entry (fb) - BTS

Doctor Nial

(Women of Marvel I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Nial was set to help young Medusa study for a history examination but she didn't show up for the appointment.

--Women of Marvel I#1 (fb) - BTS

Quelin

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#3 - Crystal entry (fb) - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 -  Inhumans entry (fb) - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#7 - Medusa entry (fb) - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 (fb) - BTS) - Quelin grew up in Attilan and went on to marry Ambur (daughter of Kobar and La), and they had two daughters, Medusa and Crystal. Ambur and Quelin worked as nutritionists. Following the suggestions of King Agon and Queen Rynda, who had exposed their sons Blackagar and Maximus to Terrigenesis in utero, Ambur and Quelin chose to expose their daughters to the Terrigen mists when they were babies, giving Medusa the power to control her hair and Crystal the ability to manipulate the elements. Ambur and Quelin saw that Medusa would frequently visit Blackagar, who was in stasis due to his destructive powers and the two formed a bond and would eventually marry.

(Women of Marvel I#1 (fb)) - Quelin and Ambur were discussing the reports of Alpha Primitives coming in from the Wastelands and Ambur tried to reassure her husband that the king was handling things. Medusa, who was supposed to be studying for a history examination with Doctor Nial, snuck by during a game to try to sit on the throne before her cousins could but Ambur and Quelin stopped her then stopped Maximus, Karnak and Crystal from doing the same thing. While they were distracted, Medusa snuck in to sit on the throne, winning the contest.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (fb)) - When Medusa was reluctant to go before the king, Ambur and Quelin (in front of Crystal) ordered Medusa to get dressed up and go, reminding her of the need for fealty to the king.

--Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#3 (3 (fb) - BTS/#5 (fb) - BTS/#7 (fb) - BTS/ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 (fb) - BTS, Women of Marvel I#1 (fb), Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (fb),


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Inhumans: Once and Future Kings I#1, p11, pan2 (main)

Women of Marvel I#1, p7, pan1 (Ambur scolding a young Medusa)
Women of Marvel I#1, p8, pan5 (Quelin with young Crystal)
Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#3, p17, pan3 (Quelin)


Appearances:
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#3 (March, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (head writer/designer/editor), John Byrne (Crystal entry penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 (May, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (head writer/designer/editor), Mike Zeck (Inhumans entry penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#7 (July, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (head writer/designer/editor), John Byrne (Medusa entry penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 (2005) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Anthony Flamini, Michael Hoskin, Bill Lentz, Ronald Byrd, Mark O'English, Stuart Vandal (writers), Jae Lee (Inhumans entry art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Women of Marvel I#1 (January, 2011) - G. Willow Wilson (writer), Peter Nguyen (artist), Michael Horwitz (editor)
Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (October, 2017) - Christopher Priest (writer), Phil Noto (artist), Wil Moss (editor)


First Posted: 05/10/2020
Last updated: 05/10/2020

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