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Classification: Extradimensional (Earth-6513) terrestrial technology

Creator: Reed Richards (Earth-6513)

User/Possessors: Franklin Richards, Reed Richards (all Earth-6513)

First Appearance: Franklin Richards: World Be Warned#1/4 (August, 2007)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: H.U.M.P.H.R.I.E.S. (Human User Multi-Purpose Handling Robot & Interactive Entertainment System) is an internally powered, self-aware robot with an anti-gravitational device that allows it to hover close to the ground. Its mass is larger than that of H.E.R.B.I.E. so that it can transform and reassemble itself into various permutations (such as playground, audiovisual gaming system, car) to entertain Franklin Richards while his family is otherwise too busy with other matters to engage him (effectively a babysitter). It has been programmed to strictly follow a regimen whereby Franklin has to complete chores and homework before any playtime is permitted. It does not appear to have any defensive capabilities.


(Franklin Richards: World Be Warned#1/4) - Reed Richards upgraded robot H.E.R.B.I.E.'s computer hardware but Franklin asked for H.E.R.B.I.E. to be made more fun. Reed thought a whole new model had to be developed and the old H.E.R.B.I.E. unit was relegated to cleaning duties. The new H.U.M.P.H.R.I.E.S. model was showcased the next day and was designed to cater for Franklin's needs for fun, as it could instantly transform into various forms that would keep the boy entertained and (hopefully) out of mischief. Later, Franklin wanted to play with H.U.M.P.H.R.I.E.S., but the robot's strict  programming made it insist that he complete his chores and homework first. Franklin tried to sneak away on a pretend toilet break but the robot caught him. Finishing his work, Franklin took H.U.M.P.H.R.I.E.S. for a play session, but was deliberately too rough and severely damaged the robot beyond quick repair. H.E.R.B.I.E. cleaned away the broken robot inert robot and resumed caregiver duties.

Comments: Created by Marc Sumerak & Chris Eliopoulos.

This profile was completed 7/24/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

H.U.M.P.H.R.I.E.S. has no known connections to:

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Franklin Richards: World Be Warned#1/4, p2, pan2 (main image, default setting)
   p2, pans3-5 (various fun modes)

Franklin Richards: World Be Warned#1/4 (August, 2007) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chris Eliopoulos (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 09/19/2021
Last Updated: 09/18/2021

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