"NOT M'GUBGUB"

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Reality-9808) extraterrestrial, possibly cosmic entity

Occupation: Unrevealed (see comments)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: M'Gubgub

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile across intergalactic space

First Appearance: Nth Man#13 (June 1990)

Powers/Abilities: The entity could traverse interstellar space at faster than light speeds and required no obvious equipment to survive the rigors of space. When it first appeared it was at least a mile high, and later grew to over 24,000 miles high, sufficiently large to destroy the world it was visiting merely by standing on it, presumably generating its own gravity greater than the planet; it suggested that it had no limits in terms of adding mass to itself, though this was likely untrue as it feared M'Gubgub, and so presumably couldn't match that individual's almost incomprehensible size.

    It claimed to be aeons old, far more intelligent than humans, and hinted at vast but unspecified powers; while it was apparently exaggerating when it implied its powers were almost limitless, they were presumably extremely impressive compared to most beings, just not M'Gubgub.

Height: 24,000 miles (by approximation) (variable)
Weight: Unrevealed (see comments)
Eyes: Yellow (no visible sclera)
Hair: None

History:
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Nth Man#14 (fb) - BTS) - In Reality-9808 there existed an entity that was normally the size of a planetoid, but which could generate mass to easily grow large enough to destroy entire worlds merely through the gravitational field it generated. It claimed that it was already old when the Milky Way galaxy was being born, it had seen the birth and death of universes, had heard the music of the cosmos as the texture of time recoiled from the collapse of a billion black holes, and had sensed the inexplicable forces loosed through the spiral layers of existence by the wormhole at the end of reality.

(Nth Man#13) -The entity decided for unrevealed reasons to visit the planet of the Borborygm near the dense center of the Milky Way galaxy (see comments). It arrived shortly after the Borborygm had fled the world to find only the reality-warping human mutant Alfie O'Meagan (then dressed as Galactus and as big as same) and his unwilling herald Candy Goodstroke present. Seeing the entity's immense foot descending, Candy believed that a planetoid was falling on them, before Alfie realized what it really was. Narrowly missed by the appendage, they were nevertheless knocked over by the impact, and listened as the entity boomed out "Look upon me, mere mortals ---and tremble!"

(Nth Man#14) - Alfie tried to grow to match the new arrival's stature, but found he hit his limit when he was still only a tiny fraction of its size, so large now that its weight cracked the planet's crust. Impressed, Alfie tried to flatter the entity, adding that he too had great powers and suggesting they work together, but the being shot down this suggestion, boasting about its own boundless abilities and experience, and derisively asking Alfie what one such as him thought he could offer it? The entity seemed to enjoy Alfie's continued attempts to butter it up, as he explained that he originally hadn't been able to understand why the Borborygm had fled their world as soon as they realized the entity was coming, but that now that he had seen the being he understood and was impressed. Continuing his flattery, Alfie added that he couldn't imagine how there could be anything in the universe more impressive "than you, M'Gubgub."

   The mention of the name elicited a sudden change in attitude from the entity, which was not M'Gubgub, a being that ate galaxies and existed to destroy temporal anomalies. Suddenly in a panic, the creature hastily asked Alfie to confirm that the Borborygm, reputed to know everything, had said M'Gubgub was coming. His response, a confused "You're not M'Gubgub?" was sufficient to confirm its fears, and the entity hastily shouted that it couldn't talk any more as it needed to get away before M'Gubgub showed up. With that it shot off into space, leaving behind a world reduced to molten magma, escaping mere seconds before the actual M'Gubgub arrived.

Comments: Created by Larry Hama, Ron Wagner and Fred Fred Fredricks.

   Because his appearance is so brief, we never learn what the entity's purpose in existence is. Given how it introduces itself, it might simply like arriving at planets and basking in the awe it inspires among lesser beings. Or, given it knew it was visiting a species reputed to know everything, it might have been coming to touch the artifact the Borborygm called the Arrrgh!, a device which grants any who touch it immortality, omniscience and imparts to them the secret of the universe - just because the entity is immensely powerful and has apparently lived for literally aeons doesn't mean it is truly immortal nor omniscient, so maybe it was after that, though if that was the case, you'd think it could have spared a second or two to touch the Arrrgh! before mostly destroying the planet or at least before fleeing. Why did the Borborygm called it the Arrrgh!? Because everyone who touched it immediately screamed Arrrgh! and then threw themselves to their deaths (so not truly immortal) off a nearby cliff.

   When the entity first arrived, it towered over Alfie, then Galactus-sized (roughly 30' tall), but didn't seem so big as to be damaging the world it was on. When Alfie tried to grow to match it, the entity wasn't seen to be growing, but was now big enough to actually be larger than the world it was standing on, so it had presumably grown too. Alfie's maximum size was somewhere around 3000 miles tall, and was at best halfway up to its knee. It's hard to compare their heights as the entity was crouching down to look at him, but running on the admittedly big assumption that the Borborygm planet was around the same size as Earth (roughly 8000 miles), and it was at least three times larger than the planet, I'm guesstimating around 24,000 miles tall. Given the stocky build and no clue as to the density of its immense body, I don't even know where to begin with figuring out the being's weight. The cover of Nth Man#13 has a close up of the creature's face which show it has red pupils, but no pupils are visible in the story itself, so I'm not going to count that.

    This profile was completed 12/24/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Not M'Gubgub" has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Nth Man#13, p22 (numbered 30), pan1 (main image - to give a sense of scale, the tiny figure talking at the bottom is the size of Galactus, about 30' tall)
Nth Man#14, p2, pan1 (planet-busting size)
Nth Man#14, p21 (numbered 29), pan5 (fleeing M'Gubgub)


Appearances:
Nth Man#13-14 (June-July 1990) - Larry Hama (writer), Ron Wagner (breakdowns), Fred Fredricks (finishes), Bobbie Chase (editor)


First Posted: 09/04/2021
Last updated: 09/01/2021

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