Real Name: Marak (presumably)
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Inhumans (Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Lockjaw), Luna Maximoff, Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
Enemies: The Enclave
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: (unidentified): Fantastic
Four I#239 (February, 1982);
(identified): Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#6 (May, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Despite a green, lizard-like appearance, Marak has not displayed any revealed super powers and it is unrevealed if he has undergone Terrigenesis. Marak is a trained physician, accustomed to diversifying his treatments to individual Inhumans and using Inhuman technology.
History: (Fantastic Four I#240 (fb) – BTS) – The Enclave, working with Maximus the Mad, attacked Attilan with an atmospheric plague and the Inhumans grew more and more sick over time, leaving Marak to tend to them.
(Fantastic Four I#239) – With Lockjaw watching over him, Marak watched over Crystal, who was pregnant with Quicksilver's child, causing Marak to be concerned about the Inhuman/mutant gene combination and what it might mean for the child. In addition, Marak saw that Crystal had come down with the atmospheric plague. Marak encouraged Quicksilver to leave Attilan for help.
(Fantastic Four I#240 (fb) – BTS) – As dozens of Inhumans died, Marak continued his work and Black Bolt found a way to sustain the life force of all Inhumans for a time.
(Fantastic Four I#240) – Quicksilver returned to Attilan with the Fantastic Four using Lockjaw and arrived just as Black Bolt collapsed from the strain of sustain the Inhumans' life force. After consulting with Marak, Mr. Fantastic developed a temporary antidote to the plague and Marak mandated it be used on the most vulnerable and on the Royal Family. The Fantastic Four then helped prepare Attilan to move to the Blue Area on the surface of the moon, where there was rich oxygen. Marak successfully delivered Crystal's baby on the moon and Crystal and Quicksilver named the child Luna.
Comments: Created by John Byrne.
Marak's name was revealed in the Official Handbook of
the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition's Inhumans entry.
Profile by Chadman.
Marak should not be confused with:
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Fantastic Four I#240, p11, pan5 (main)
Fantastic Four I#239, p11, pan5 (face)
Fantastic Four I#239-240 (February-March, 1982) – John Byrne (writer/artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
First Posted: 04/14/2020
Last updated: 04/14/2020
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