Real Name: Qyre
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Watchers)
Group Membership: The Watchers (Uatu, Zoma, others)
Affiliations: RT-Z9, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Southpaw (Sasha Martin), the Watchers
Raj-lek/Recluses, the Reckoning (Wrath, others)
Known Relatives: Uatu,
Aliases: "Old Friend," "Old Man," "the Silent
Base of Operations: The sector space housing
the planet Obscura Minor
First Appearance: She-Hulk I#7 (November, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: Qyre presumably had all of
the powers typical of a Watcher, including vast mental, physical and
energy manipulation powers, though he was not seen to display any
specific powers other than perhaps the ability to slightly alter his
shape and appearance.
Given that most Watchers are telepathic, it was
unclear if the Magistrati's ruling that Qyre be unable to speak about
his observations also affected his ability to speak telepathically.
Hair: Bald (although his eyebrows are gray)
(She-Hulk I#7 (fb) - BTS / She-Hulk II#20 (fb)) - The Watcher Qyre discovered the extraterrestrial Raj-lek race (more commonly known as the Recluses) in the sector of space that he had been tasked with observing.
(She-Hulk I#7 / She-Hulk II#20 (fb)) - Angry that
their hidden planet had been discovered by Qyre and feeling as if their
privacy had been violated, the Recluses petitioned for an audience with
the cosmic Magistrati,
claiming a right to cosmic privacy.
(She-Hulk I#7) - They then sued Qyre and the Watchers
as a race and the case eventually made its way into the universal
court. After being elected to serve in the Living Tribunal's
Magistrati, Earth's She-Hulk was presiding when the Recluses vs.
Watchers court case was called to be heard. She-Hulk's bailiff/court
reporter, Rigellian robot RT-Z9, called the Watchers Qyre, Uatu and
Zoma to appear and the Recluses, who remained reclusive, spoke through
RT-Z9 to voice their issues. When the Recluses insisted that their
privacy had been violated, Qyre responded that, as a Watcher, he must
observe the Recluses now that he was aware of their existence. The
Recluses exclaimed that Qyre's defense was unacceptable but Qyre calmly
remarked that if it was any consolation to the Recluses, he, like all
Watchers, had taken a strict oath of non-interference and assured the
Recluses that he would never interact with them in any way, shape or
manner. The Recluses then announced that they kept to themselves but
now that one Watcher had seen them, their entire race had been exposed.
The Watcher Zoma quickly interjected, informing the court that only Qyre had seen the Recluses and that the Watchers as a race only pooled their knowledge of what they had observed during specific gathering times. Thinking the situation over, She-Hulk asked what would happen if Qyre did not attend the Watchers' gathering or perhaps remained silent on what he observed, to which the other Watchers replied that whatever Qyre would be his knowledge and his alone, a dark sector of space unwatched by all but one. Qyre then asked if that solution would make amends and the Recluses accepted the solution. Agreeing to abide by the Magistrati's ruling, the Watchers commented to Qyre that his knowledge would be missed and Qyre replied that he would miss Uatu's companionship. Beginning to ask the other Watchers to think of him at their next gathering, Qyre's words were cut off mid-sentence as his mouth was removed in order to keep him silent about his observations. Qyre silently put his hand to where his mouth once was and the other Watchers bid She-Hulk a farewell, promising they would be watching as they departed.
(She-Hulk II#10 (fb) - BTS) - She-Hulk's presiding over the court case involving Qyre and the Recluses was adapted into a comic book by Marvel Comics.
(She-Hulk II#10 - BTS) - When Stu Cicero of the Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg and Holliway (GLKH) reference library figured out that the acting head of the firm, Artie Zix, was actually RT-Z9, he approached Zix with his discovery, pointing out that RT-Z9's activities assisting She-Hulk in the Qyre were adapted into comic books as he showed Zix Marvel Comics' She-Hulk#7.
(She-Hulk II#20) - After RT-Z9 revealed that he was under the control of the Recluses and his actions as Artie Zix to several GLKH staff in an effort to ensure the Recluses that She-Hulk was no longer a threat to their secrecy and solitude, he returned to the Recluses, asking for them to disable his self-destruct function. Unfortunately for RT-Z9, an armored being had slaughtered the other Recluses and taken the Watcher Qyre hostage. The armored being detonated RT-Z9 and remarked to himself that only one being could look into his sector of space and he wasn't talking. He then motioned to the captured but still silent Qyre before announcing that he now had plenty of time to prepare his forces for the impending reckoning.
(Fantastic Four VI#40) - Emerging
from a portal onto Obscura Minor, the home planet of the
Raj-lek/Recluses, the Prosilican Wrath, whose lieutenants had
slaughtered the Recluses, gloated that it pleased him that the captive
Qyre and Qyre alone were watching events unfold. Weakly hanging by his
arms, Qyre remained silent and Wrath reminded Qyre that his oath of
silence was to the Recluses. Wrath then freed Qyre from his bounds and
as Qyre fell to the ground, Wrath explained how he and his Reckoning
allies were the entire reason for the Watchers' oath of
non-interference. Wrath then asked if Qyre remembered why the Watchers
had made their oath before answering his own question by commenting to
Qyre how the Watchers had interfered by bestowing cosmic fire to
Wrath's race, only to watch them burn their own path with it rather
than help themselves. Accusing Qyre of the Watchers standing by and
watching his race burn, Wrath then picked up Qyre and blasted him with
energy, incinerating Qyre and remarking that Qyre would not fight or
scream even when faced with death. Wrath then tossed Qyre's charred
skeleton to the ground and commented that the Watchers' oath was why
his victory was assured, as the Reckoning had all of the Watchers'
power but none of their limits or anyone to rival it.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Juan Bobillo
and Marcelo Sosa.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Qyre should be distinguished from:
She-Hulk I#7 (November, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (pencils), Marcelo Sosa (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk II#10 (October, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Rick Burchett (pencils), Nelson (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk II#20 (September, 2007) - Dan Slott, Ty Templeton (writers), Rick Burchett (pencils), Cliff Rathburn (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four VI#40 (April, 2022) - Dan Slott (writer), Rachael Scott (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 02/27/2023
Last updated: 02/27/2023
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