Real Name: Hubartes Plutaris

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

Occupation: Energy generator

Group Membership: Royal Inhuman Diplomatic Mission (Captain Swain/Jovana, Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Flint/Jason, Gorgon, Grid/Dinesh Deol, Naja)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Thahn Ng, Thunderbolts (Atlas/Erik Josten, Fixer/Paul Norbert Ebersol, Kobik, Mach-X/Abner Jenkins, Moonstone/Karla Sofen, Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Living Engine

Base of Operations: Royal Inhuman Vessel

First Appearance: All-New Inhumans I#3 (March, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis, Hubartes Plutaris was trnasformed into a giant sentient robotic head, with no arms or legs. Hub constantly producted massive amounts of energy, enough to power the Royal Inhuman Vessel. The consistent energy causes Hub continuous pain unless he discharged it, which he sometimes did in the form of optic blasts. Hub's powers also allowed him to interface with the computers aboard the R.I.V. Hub is unable to communicate easily, but does so at times with Captain Swain by using her empathic powers.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Glowing white
Hair: None

(All-New Inhumans#3 (fb) - BTS) - After undergoing Terrigenesis, Hubartes Plutaris transformed into a massive robotic-looking head that constantly generated a massive amount of energy, leaving him in tremendous pain. Unable to speak or sleep, Hubartes was in agony until Captain Swain formed an empathic connection with him. Calling him Hub, she got him placed aboard the Royal Inhuman Vessel, or R.I.V., and Hub, the Living Engine, kept the ship contantly powered.

(All-New Inhumans#3) - Swain checked on Hub to make sure he was unaffected by some projected nightmares in Sin-Cong. Later, she introduced the astral Inhuman, Thahn Ng, to Hub, and Thahn took control of Swain and Hub, forcing Hub to open fire on Sin-Cong.

(All-New Inhumans#4) - Hub used the R.I.V. fired on Sin-Cong until Crystal shut it down with a manual override. Later, technicians worked to repair Hub.

(Thunderbolts IV#3) - Swain stayed with Hub while the Inhumans sparred with the Thunderbolts.

(All-New Inhumans#11) - Experiencing indigestion, Hub expelled excess energy. Later, Hub suggested that Captain Swain, who was struggling with her emotion-manipulating powers, connect with Panacea, who couldn't feel emotion. Fixer briefly hacked into the R.I.V. and took over Hub, briefly disabling the ship while the Thunderbolts escaped.

Comments: Created by James Asmus, Charles Soule, and Stefano Casselli.

Profile by Chadman.

Hub has no known connections to:

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All-New Inhumans#3, p15, pan1 (Hub, main)
All-New Inhumans#3, p15, pan5 (2nd)

All-New Inhumans#3-4 (March-April, 2016) - James Asmus, Charles Soule (writers), Stefano Caselli (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Thunderbolts IV#3 (September, 2016) - Jim Zub (writer), Jon Malin (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
All-New Inhumans#11 (November, 2016) - James Asmus (writer), Ronald Marcellius (artists), Darren Shan (editor)

First Posted: 08/31/2020
Last updated: 08/31/2020

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