Real Name: Randac
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: King of Attilan, geneticist
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Ahura, Beast (Henry McCoy), Black Bolt, Forey the dog, Human Torch (John Storm), Iso, Makoth, Medusa, Triton
Enemies: Kang the Conqueror, Sentry #459
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Thor I#146/2 (November, 1967)
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis, Randac developed vast psychic powers, rivalling those of the Eternals themselves. Considered a god among his people, Randac wore armor and could fire concussive blasts from his hands. Randac is a supremely gifted geneticist, and he developed the Terrigenesis process that has been used by the Inhumans for thousands of years.
(Son of M#2 (fb) ) - Thousands of years ago, Randac, the King of the Inhumans in Attilan, worked as a geneticist and studied the Terrigen Crystals. After painstaking work, he isolated the catalyst for evolution among the Inhumans, learning how to use the crystals to create a mist that would allow Inhumans to reach their true potential and develop super powers upon exposure.
(Thor I#146/2 (fb) ) - Randac himself agreed to be the first test subject of the Terrigen Mists. Despite the protestations of his subjects, the geneticist entered the chamber of the mists.
(Thor I#147/2 (fb) ) - Randac emerged from the chamber with the ability to fire concussive blasts from his hands, and with vast psychic abilities. He fired on a Kree Sentry that arrived to witness the moment. Randac announced he would allow all of his subjects to enter the mists.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 (Inhumans entry) (fb) - BTS) - Randac developed mental-manipulative powers, rivalling those of the Eternals themselves. Randac was elected ruler, due to his genetic superiority, and they opened the Terrigen Mists to the public, but they quickly realized that many of the mutations were radically non-human, so they closed off the Terrigenesis to the public and started carefully genetically testing subjects before they faced Terrigenesis.
(Inhumanity#1 (fb) ) - Part of Randac's motivations included seizing power and freeing Inhumans from the Kree manipulations. After achieving Terrigenesis, he became like a god unto his people.
(Uncanny Inhumans#4) - 13,000 years ago, Kang the Conqueror showed up in Attilan with an Inhuman cocoon, demanding to see Randac. Randac found Kang immune to his telepathic probes. When Kang explained the cocoon contained Ahura, the son of King Black Bolt of the Inhumans in the far future, Randac agreed to watch over the boy and take care of him, but Kang planned to return and let the boy serve him after he had mastered his abilities; Randac advised that Terrigenesis would change everything. Ahura hatched from his cocoon just then, and Kang advised the boy not to tell Randac about the future of the Inhumans. Soon, Randac was interviewing Ahura, learning that Black Bolt had been exposed to Terrigen while in the womb. A team of Inhumans from the future then arrived, including Black Bolt, Medusa, Triton, Iso, and Reader (with dog Forey), along with their allies Beast and the Human Torch. Kang brought soldiers to attack the city, and Randac furiously fought back with concussive blasts, but Ahura himself soon defeated Kang. Ahura returned to the future with the others.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1 (Attilan entry) ) - The Tomb of Randac is featured prominently in Attilan, on the Avenue of Kings and near the Wisdom Bridge and the Technical Center. The path nearby leads to the Palace of the Royal Familiy.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler) & Joe Sinnott (inker).
There are a number of different presentations of Randac's story, despite his limited appearances. He is stated to have lived 25,000 years ago, but also 13,000 years ago. He's been said to be the king before he discovered Terrigen, and to have become the king after his discovery. The Handbooks clear up much of these inconsistencies, and state that The Inhumans were created 25000 years ago, and Randac discovered Terrigen 13000 years ago before being elected king.
Profile by Chadman.
Randac should not be confused with:
(Thor I#146/2 (fb) ) - Thousands of years ago, in Attilan, Makoth saw geneticist Randac perfect the Terrigen Mists process, and then Randac subjected himself to the Mists, developing psychic powers.
(Thor I#147/2 (fb) ) - Makoth was shocked to see a Kree Sentry enter Attilan, but Randac sent it away.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6 (Inhumans entry) ) - Makoth's name was revealed.
--Thor I#146/2 (Thor I#146/2 (fb), 147/2 (fb), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6
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Uncanny Inhumans#4, p2, pan1 (main)
Thor I#146/2, p22, pan1 (face)
Son of M#2, p18, pan2 (with Crystals)
Inhumanity#1, p8, pan4 (in armor, before people)
Thor I#147/2, p22, pan1 (Makoth)
Thor I#146/2-147/2 (November-December, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6 (May, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald, Peter Sanderson (writers), Josef Rubinstein (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Son of M#2 (March, 2006) - David Hine (writer), Roy Allan Martinez (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Inhumanity#1 (February, 2014) - Matt Fraction (writer), Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Dustin Weaver (pencilers), Mark Morales (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny Inhumans#4 (March, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Steve McNiven (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Royals#1 (June, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Jonboy Meyers (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
First Posted: 04/17/2020
Last updated: 04/17/2020
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