Real Name: Elisha (presumably)

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

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Alpha Primitives (Dkamas, others), Inhumans (Black Bolt/Blackagar Boltagon, Crystal/Crystal Amaquelin, Karnak/Karnak Mander-Azur, Lockjaw, Maximus Boltagon, Medusa/Medusalith Amaquelin, Triton), Wizard (Bentley Wittmann)

Enemies: Seeker (Kadlec), Trapster (Peter Petruski), the Unspoken

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan;
    formerly New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (October, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: Elisha was either cloned as an Alpha Primitive or he was a human who was transformed into an Alpha Primitive by the energies of the Slave Engine (see comments). After being taught to read, Elisha had a thirst for knowledge and he broke the biological trends of the other Primitives, escaping Attilan and receiving two college degrees in human society.

While Elisha possessed no superhuman powers or abilities, he did grow to master the Wizard's technology, including use of his Anti-Gravity Discs. He was also able to utilize (if not help design) computer code capable of rewriting ancient technology as well as neural inhibitors that blocked Inhuman powers.

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

History: (Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#2 (fb) – BTS) – A member of the Alpha Primitives of unrevealed origins (see comments), Elisha showed the potential for intelligence and members of the Inhuman race they served taught him to read, an offense for which they were later jailed. Taking the name Elisha, the Primitive escaped Attilan in a boat and went to live in human society. Ten years later, he graduated from Empire State University. Seeking to free his people, Elisha began working with Bentley Wittman, the Wizard, who helped design a neural inhibitor that would block the powers of an Inhuman temporarily.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#5 (fb) – BTS) – Using his two college degrees, Elisha worked with the Wizard to write a code that would reprogram the Slave Engine (an ancient Kree device used by the Inhumans to change humans into Alpha Primitives) into devolving Inhumans instead.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (fb) – BTS) – Elisha then returned to Attilan with a plot to kill the king. Elisha organized some of the Alpha Primitives into attacking the king. He equipped a spear with neural inhibitors, knowing they would give ten minutes time to kill the king in.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (fb)) – Elisha watched from afar as the Alpha Primitives launched their attack on the king, who was stabbed through the middle with neural inhibitors blocking his powers. Dkamas prepared to behead the king but Blackagar Boltagon killed Dkamas with a scream as his brother Maximus watched. Days later, Elisha watched the Alpha Primitives honor Dkamas with a ceremony. When Blackagar and Maximus attended, Elisha told them how badly they'd screwed up by saving the king. The king himself showed up at the memorial and Elisha predicted the humiliated king would pin all blame on the brothers. He recommended they leave town with Medusa in order to protect their families. Later, Elisha grabbed the adolescent Lockjaw, using the dog to teleport Medusa, Blackagar and Maximus to Earth.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#2) – Elisha helped acclimate Maximus, Blackagar and Medusa to the pollution and culture on Earth. The Wizard revealed himself and after Maximus expressed doubt in Elisha's intent, the Wizard offered a neural inhibitor collar to Blackagar that would allow him to speak then he explained how the Inhumans were keeping an entire race enslaved.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#3) – Elisha tried talking to Medusa about her struggles but she turned on him, attacking and accusing him of being against her family. As they argued, Lockjaw teleported away.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#4) – Elisha saw Crystal teleport in with Lockjaw and she promised to keep quiet if he gave her some ice cream. The Wizard entered, planning to take Crystal back to Attilan.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#5) – Elisha knocked out both the Wizard and his ally, the Trapster, then stole the Wizard's gear to return to Attilan. There, using the Wizard's helmet and his Anti-Gravity Discs, Elisha led the Alpha Primitives in a revolt against the king and his new viceroy Gorgon as the Primitives sought to secure the Slave Engine for themselves. Blackagar, Medusa, Maximus, Triton, Karnak, Crystal and Lockjaw soon intervened but Elisha was already reprogramming the Slave Engine, planning to turn all Inhumans into humans. Blackagar promised Elisha that when he became the king, he would free the Alpha Primitives, allowing them to be full citizens, but Elisha punched the boy back, blocking his powers instead. However, when Elisha sought to reprogram the Slave Engine, Maximus rewrote the Wizard's code and neural feedback knocked out Elisha as well. The Alpha Primitive uprising was ended and Blackagar encouraged the king to find a solution to the problem.

Comments: Created by Christopher Priest and Phil Noto.

The creation of the Slave Engine in Mighty Avengers I#30 complicates and adds to the history of the Alpha Primitives in Inhuman society. For years, it was taught that the Inhuman scientist Avadar created the Alpha Primitives many years ago and then cloned them to be a subservient race. There have been some Alpha Primitives over the years who broke their programming and showed cases of either intelligence, compassion or sexual definition, including Dkamas (featured in this profile), RN-62, the Alphan, the Trikon and Reyno, but when the Slave Engine was created, it was revealed that the Kree left the Engine thousands of years before with Xerogen Crystals that would allow the Inhumans to subject the humans to Xerogenesis and thus devolve them into Alpha Primitives. The king who later became the Unspoken was exiled from Attilan and his name stricken from their records for unearthing the Slave Engine and seeking to use it. This story seems to reveal that the Slave Engine was in use in Inhuman society for at least a time before the Unspoken was exiled. It is unrevealed if Elisha was a cloned Alpha Primitive or a devolved human. Part of me would guess the latter. Elisha had an uncanny ability for learning, machine intelligence and political leadership. I suppose other explanations are also possible, that Elisha was a mutant or that he was mutated from some experiments or technology by the Wizard (the most likely culprit) or others. It is unrevealed what happened to Elisha as a result of this storyline. Though this story took place many years ago chronologically, it was published after many stories about the Alpha Primitives were revealed in the comics with the Primitives ending their slave labor and gaining a place in Inhuman society.

Profile by Chadman.

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(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (fb) – BTS) – Dkamas was an Alpha Primitive that seemed more advanced than the others. He helped lead an uprising against their overseers, who regularly used violence against the Primitives.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1) – Dkamas and others attacked the Inhuman king ++++ (later known as the Unspoken) and the princes Blackagar and Maximus. They threw spears at the others, one of them impaling the king, and his powers were blocked with a neural inhibitor. Dkamas raised the king's head to kill him but Blackagar killed Dkamas with a scream.

--Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1 (1 (fb) – BTS, 1,

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Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#5, p15, pan1 (Elisha in Wizard tech)
Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1, p10, pan4 (Elisha, face)
Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1, p6, pan7 (Dkamas)

Inhumans: Once & Future Kings I#1-5 (October, 2017-February, 2018) – Christopher Priest (writer), Phil Noto (artist), Wil Moss (editor)

First Posted: 05/02/2020
Last updated: 05/02/2020

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