Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic
Four I#240 (March, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed, but judging by his spherical form, possibly he (see comments) could inflate his body to bounce and/or float. He appeared to have yellowish skin, and two antennae protruding from his forehead.
It is unrevealed if he underwent Terrigenesis, or if his
powers/appearance were the result of Inhuman genetic lines.
(Fantastic Four I#240) - When the Inhumans relocated their city of Attilan to the Blue Area of Earth's moon, this Inhuman was present amongst the citizens when they went out to greet their new world.
Comments: Created by John Byrne.
Although I referred to this character as "he," I'm only
assuming his gender--with some Inhumans, it can be difficult to be
certain. And he was only seen at a distance in the background, so it's
hard to determine his size.
This character was just a nameless throwaway character that Byrne included once in a crowd scene...so why am I doing a profile on him? Well, when I bought this issue fresh off the stands nearly 40 years ago (Geez, do I feel old!), his appearance made him stand out from the others in the multitude--Inhumans are usually depicted so seriously, but the sheer silliness of this one (who reminds me of DC's Bouncing Boy) just stuck in my mind so vividly, even after all these years.
(I wonder what was the significance of that "Superman-symbol" on his chest--maybe Byrne was doing an homage of Fatman the Human Flying Saucer?)
I was always hoping that this character would be used again in a story, but unfortunately after Byrne left Fantastic Four, this Inhuman hasn't been seen since--maybe someone will use him again at some point in the future?
[Yeah, I know it seems unlikely... then again, Glytra was just an unidentified character in a crowd scene, but eventually she got another appearance (after 15 years), and even got a name (after 19 years).]
Considering some Inhumans seem to have names based on their power/appearance, maybe this guy's name was Bownsarr (bouncer), or Bloon (balloon).
Profile by Ron Fredricks.
This unidentified Inhuman has no known connections to:
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Fantastic Four I#240, p21, pan1 (Main Image - unidentified Inhuman)
Fantastic Four I#240 (March, 1982) - John Byrne (writer, pencils and inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
First Posted: 10/12/2020
Last updated: 10/12/2020
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