Real Name: RN-62

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

Occupation: Tribal leader;
    former slave

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Crystal (Crystal Amaqeulin), Maximus the Mad (Maximus Boltagon), Ultron, Valinor

Enemies: Avengers (Iron Man/Tony Stark, Mantis/Brandt, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Swordsman/Jacques Duquesne, Thor/Odinson, Vision/"Victor Shade"), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Inhuman Royal Family (Black Bolt/Blackagar Boltagon, Gorgon/Gorgon Petragon, Lockjaw, Medusa/Medusa Amaquelin, Triton)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance: Avengers I#127 (September, 1974)

Powers/Abilities: RN-62 was presumably cloned, like most Alpha Primitives, to be a member of a slave race with little personal thought and a high work effort. Due to some genetic mutation or perhaps because of the mental influence of Maximus the Mad, RN-62 showed signs of rebellion and leadership among his people. Later, after being exposed to Terrigenesis, RN-62 mutated into a super-strong and muscular version of himself, one who carried a spear in combat and grew accustomed to leading his people against their foes.

Height: (before transformation): 5'7''; (after transformation): 6'3'' (by approximation)
Weight: (before transformation): 150 lbs.; (after transformation): 280 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

History: (Avengers I#127 (fb) – BTS) – Maximus the Mad spent weeks coaching and mentally influencing the Alpha Primitives into forming a rebellion against the Inhuman Royal Family and their leader became RN-62. Maximus predicted that an ally would be arriving to aid in the Alpha Primitive rebellion.

(Avengers I#127) – RN-62 led the others to meet their newly arrived ally, Ultron, and the robot said he was ready for the rebellion to begin, now that the Avengers were in Attilan. As the Primitives rushed an Inhuman celebration, they saw that Medusa and Iron Man (under mental control) were declaring their intent to kill the Alpha Primitives and RN-62 announced that Black Bolt had sent them to do so. After Omega was controlled by Ultron and kidnapped Crystal, a group of Avengers (Mantis, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman, Thor, Vision) came to question the Alpha Primitives, assuming they were responsible, and RN-62 yelled how tired they were of Black Bolt's rule. Quicksilver attacked them but Mantis stopped him. As Quicksilver and Mantis both collapsed, also under mental control, the Alpha Primitives attacked, swarming the Royal Family, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four with their superior numbers. Maximus turned against the Primitives with a laser gun and Omega soon joined the Primitives in their battle, even as more heroes succumbed to the mental attacks, falling unconscious. As the rest of the heroes succumbed to the mind control, Ultron finally revealed he was behind Omega's attacks.

(Fantastic Four I#150 – BTS) – Ultron/Omega was defeated by Franklin Richards and the Alpha Primitive uprising was quelled.

(Avengers Unplugged I#6 (fb) – BTS) – The Alpha Primitives formed their own society outside of Attilan but still within the Inhuman city limits. When the Terrigen mists were breached, they mutated many in the Inhuman populace with secondary mutations, disfiguring most of them, and it also mutated many of the Alpha Primitives including RN-62, who grew taller and more muscular and began carrying a spear. The Orb of Agon was placed, forming a Negative Zone barrier that would stop the Terrigen Mists from infecting the Earth's populace. One couple of Alpha Primitives married each other and, despite the fact that they were created to be genderless, they soon conceived a child. RN-62 led the other Primitives in defending their people against the attacking Inhumans, who sought to destroy the Orb of Agon. When the Ebony Blade appeared beneath the Orb, the Primitives realized that no one could pull it free, not even their strongest. Calling the blade the Sword of Might, the Primitives determined that whoever pulled the blade free would be their leader.

(Avengers Unplugged I#6) – Crystal landed in the middle of the Primitives fighting off the invading Inhumans. After RN-62 explained the situation to Crystal, she shocked them all by pulling free the Ebony Blade and the Primitives bowed before her. Overcome with blood thirst, Crystal nearly claimed the life of the Primitive who had fathered the unborn child but Crystal resisted the urge and flew away on the steed Valinor, charging the Primitives to continue protecting the Orb.

Comments: Created by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, and Joe Staton.

Profile by Chadman.

RN-62 has no known connections to

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Avengers Unplugged I#6, p15, pan1 (main)
Avengers I#127, p6, pan2 (face)
Avengers I#127, p6, pan1 (before transformation)

Avengers I#127 (September, 1974) – Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Staton (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)

Fantastic Four I#150 (September, 1974) – Gerry Conway (writer), Rich Buckler (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)

Avengers Unplugged I#6 (August, 1996) – Glenn Herdling (writer), MC Wyman (penciler), Sandu Florea (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

First Posted: 05/21/2020
Last updated: 05/21/2020

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