Real Name: Eelak (presumably)

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

Occupation: Soldier

Group Membership: Crimson Cadre (General Ator, Glaboo, Margoyle, Pulssus, Rootar the Irresistible)

Affiliations: Alaris, Drive, Genetics Council (Arcadius, others), Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa

Enemies: A.I.M., Fantastic Force (Devlor, Huntara, Psi-Lord/Franklin Richards, Vibraxas/N'Kano), Fantastic Four (Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Doctor Doom/Kristoff Vernard, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Lyja the Lazerfist, Morgan le Fay, Nathaniel Richards, Zarrko the Tomorrow Man (Artur Zarrko) of Earth-6297;
formerly Inhuman Royal Family (Ahura, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#398 (March, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: After being exposed to Terrigenesis, Eelak took on a green-skinned form with enhanced powers of agility and tightly contracting limbs. An excellent leaper, Eelak is a trained Inhuman soldier, accustomed to working with his teammates in the Crimson Cadre. In his more recent appearances, Eelak appeared much smaller, less than two feet tall, and, while still agile, seemed somewhat telepathic and super-fast. It is possible he was subjected to a second Terrigenesis.

Height: Unrevealed; seemingly variable
Weight: Unrevealed; seemingly variable
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None; previously gray

(Fantastic Four I#398 (fb) - BTS) - General Ator of the Inhumans assembled his own private assault squad, training them as a unit. Naming them the Crimson Cadre, he trained Rootar the Irresistible, Margoyle, Eelak the Agile, Glaboo, and Pulssus.

(Fantastic Force I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Crimson Cadre was considered Attilan's elite paramilitary stike force and legends among the Inhumans.

(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1) - When Attilan was threatened by the destruction of its atmosphere on the moon, the Genetics Council sent the Crimson Cadre to attack Hawaii on Earth.

(Fantastic Four I#398) - Getting word that the Fantastic Four were landing a ship on the moon, General Ator ordered them to be turned away as they had recently defied the Genetics Council. At Ator's orders, the ship was fired upon, but it then disappeared from view, due to the Invisible Woman's powers. After seeing evidence that the ship had landed, Ator assembled the Crimson Cadre. They soon found the Thing in a crater and told the hero he had just met his death squad.

(Fantastic Four I#399) - The Crimson Cadre coordinated their attacks against the Thing, who fought back savagely, but Boris (secretly Zarrko posing as him), a Latverian man aboard the Fantasticar, fired a blast and threatened to fire a missile at Attilan if the Cadre didn't back down. Ator only chose to withdraw when Boris revealed he was allied with Doctor Doom.

(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1) - Seismic activity struck Attilan, and General Ator was ordered by Arcadius of the Genetics Council to investigate. Soon, the Watcher's Citadel suddenly disappeared and Attilan was threatened. Realizing a human (Nathaniel Richards) had caused the destruction, Ator ordered Corporus to ready their ship so the Crimson Cadre could get revenge. The Cadre soon attacked Hawaii.

(Fantastic Force I#8) - In retaliation for the loss of Attilan, the Crimson Cadre attacked the Hawaiian Islands, seeking to claim it for the Inhumans. Ator used his Atmo-gun to drive away the humans. The Cadre was soon attacked by the Fantastic Force (Huntara, Psi-Lord, Devlor) and Lyja the Lazerfist. After a deadly battle, Psi-Lord was able to contain the Cadre behind an imprenetrable field while Huntara destroyed the Atmo-gun. During the fight, Eelak briefly restrained Huntara before being knocked aside into Glaboo.

(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2) - Karnak and Lockjaw teleported to Hawaii to free the Crimson Cadre from the barrier, then they returned to Atlantis to fight the Fantastic Four (Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Doctor Doom, Ant-Man). Defeated, the Crimson Cadre reported back to Arcadius, who was prepared to move against the Royal Family. The Cadre watched Arcadius order the Genetics Council to find Morgan le Fay, then Arcadius seized Nathaniel Richards, who knocked Ator out with a gas attack before he triggered Attilan to return to normal size. When the heroes defeated Morgan le Fay, Arcadius called the Cadre to him and he escaped by manipulating the ground beneath them.

(Fantastic Four Unlimited#11) - As Attilan expanded, the Crimson Cadre confronted the Royal Family, under orders from Arcadius to put them in protective custody. After a brief fight, the Cadre were overwhelmed though they refused to surrender. During the fight, Eelak narrowly avoided Karnak's blows, then he was hit with a stray shot from Pulssus by accident. The Royal Family teleported away.

(Inhumanity#2) - Medusa assembled a team of Inhumans, including Eelak, Gorgon, Alaris, and Drive, to help liberate Inhuman cocoons from A.I.M.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler) & Danny Bulanadi (inker).

In his original appearances, Eelak was rather like Bug from the Micronauts, with a bit more agility. In his most recent appearance, he was much smaller, speedier, and maybe a little bit telepathic. The reasons behind these shifts are unexplained.

Profile by Chadman.

Eelak the Agile should not be confused with:

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Inhumanity I#2, p18, pan1 (Eelak)
Fantastic Four Unlimited I#11, p7, pan5 (with Crimson Cadre)
Fantastic Force I#8, p11, pan4 (vs. Huntara)

Fantastic Four I#398-399 (March-April, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Force I#8 (June, 1995) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (penciler), Ralph Cabrera (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1 (June, 1995) - Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman (penciler), Rey Garcia, Don Hudson, Geof Isherwood, Kevin Yates (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Force I#9 (July, 1995) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Geof Isherwood (inker), Ralph Cabrera, Sam DeLaRosa (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2 (July, 1995) - Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman, Geof Isherwood (pencilers), Rey Garcia, Herb Trimpe, Don Hudson, Sandu Florea (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#11 (September, 1995) - Roy Thomas (writer), Doug Braithwaite (penciler), Robin Riggs (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Inhumanity#2 (March, 2014) - Matt Fraction (writer), Nick Bradshaw, Todd Nauck (pencilers), Tom Palmer, Scott Hanna (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 03/31/2020
Last updated: 03/31/2020

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