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SQUEEZE
Earth-928 circa 2099 A.D.

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Alternate Reality (Earth-928) extratemporal (2099 AD) presumed human mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Mercenary, repossessor

Group Membership:  Total Recall (Blackstone, Hipshot, Runaway)

Affiliations: Formerly Stark-Fujikawa (Hikaru-Sama) of Earth-928 circa 2099 A.D.

Enemies: Chimera, Fantastic Four (trans-temporal duplicates of Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), River Styx, Pilgrim Moseley Wilson - all from Earth-928 circa 2099 A.D.

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Princess Python poser" (per the Invisible Woman)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Fantastic Four 2099#2 (February, 1996)

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Powers/Abilities: Squeeze is superhumanly strong (strong enough to impress the Thing with a punch, so perhaps she can lift 50-75 tons) and durable (she can take a punch from the Thing, as well).squeeze-928-2099ad-tr-face

    Additionally, her arms, at least, are malleable. They can tolerate crushing force without harm, and she can wrap them around something like a tentacle. One coiled arm is strong enough to restrain the Thing while lifting him over her head and swinging him around.

    She thoroughly enjoys combat and is eager to engage and take out her targets.

Height: Unrevealed (perhaps 5'9"; she seemed a bit shorter than the 6' Thing)
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 220 lbs.)

Eyes: Brown
Hair:  Black top-lock (what do you call it...it's not a forelock, a top knot, or a pony-tail; see comments)

History:squeeze-928-2099ad-tr-intro
(Fantastic Four 2099#2 (fb) - BTS) - Stark-Fujikawa's leader, Hikaru-Sama, declared the Fantastic Four -- trans-temporal duplicates of Earth-616's modern era's heroes created by Uatu the Watcher-928 who believed themselves to be the originals-- to be escaped rogue laboratory experiments. 

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    Hikaru-Sama subsequently hired Total Recall, the very best retrieval agency, to recover them. John Herod informed Hikaru-Sama that he would prefer the Fantastic Four to be destroyed instead.

(Fantastic Four 2099#2) - Total Recall's Blackstone tracked  Mr. Fantastic and the Thing to
and opened a portal in the Church of Thor where they were being given sanctuary by Pilgrim Moseley Wilson. Hipshot fired on Mr. Fantastic, who pulled himself and Moseley to safety; Squeeze leapt down on the Thing, noting, "Hit 'em hard, team -- make sure they never forget Total Recall!" Squeeze followed up on with a punch to the Thing's face; although impressed, the Thing grabbed her arm and threatened to teach her a lesson, but she surprised him by using her malleability power to wrap that arm around his forearm and then throw him high into the air. As she told Blackstone it was time for a "squeeze-play," Blackstone formed a pair of teleportals, one catching him as he flew into the air and the other re-directing him at the same speed back down to the ground, where Squeeze was waiting with a large wooden beam with which she smashed him as soon as he got close enough.

    After the super-fast Runaway tied Mr. Fantastic's arms in a knot, Mr. Fantastic got free, but nonetheless took a punch to the face from Runaway, who clarified that they were not assassins but rather repo men, and then they were reclaiming then as possessions for Stark-Fujikawa.

    Hipshot subsequently nailed the Thing with a series (which Squeeze estimated to be 30-50) of pulsors, while she battered Mr. Fantastic before tossing him back into the Thing. Squeeze subsequently complained that she wanted more of a challenge and noted that Blackstone had said there would be four of them. 

    Tracking the separate locations of the Human Torch and Invisible Woman, Blackstone asked Squeeze to excuse him a moment and told her he would return before the Thing and Mr. Fantastic were beaten to death. 

(Fantastic Four 2099#2 (fb) - BTS) - Blackstone, Runaway, and Squeeze took out the Thing and Mr. Fantastic.

(Fantastic Four 2099#2) - After the Torch and Invisible Woman reunited (along with the Torch's new ally, Chimera), Blackstone opened a portal and pulled them into the Church, where Squeeze taunted them over their fallen teammates and told the, "Guess who's next!"

(Fantastic Four 2099#3) - The Invisible Woman warned Total Recall that if something happened to her family, they'd never seen what hit them. Squeeze advised the Invisible Woman that the FF were property of Stark-Fujikawa and that Total Recall was taking them back.

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    When the Invisible Woman blocked Hipshot's bullets with a force field, Blackstone formed a portal that allowed Total Recall to confront the new arrivals again. 

    While Squeeze assured Blackstone that she only needed one shot, Runaway noted that if she didn't keep up with him, she wouldn't even get that. The Invisible Woman projected beams that struck Squeeze and Hipshot, but Runaway dodged the beam aimed at him and then ran circles around the Human Torch, generating a vacuum. When the Invisible Woman turned to help the Torch, Squeeze instead grabbed and began crushing her. 

    After Hipshot fatally cut down Pilgrim Moseley Wilson, the Invisible Woman smashed Squeeze away with a force bubble. 

    When the Fantastic Four departed to get Moseley to a Docs-in-the-Box, Squeeze urged Blackstone not to let them get away. However, able to track the Fantastic Four via his wrist device, Blackstone noted that they could let them run and exhaust themselves; he then instructed Squeeze to try to wake up Runaway (who had been knocked out after colliding with the Thing).

    After Moseley died, Runaway appeared via Blackstone's portal, and Hipshot shot the Torch in the shoulder. After the Torch collapsed, the Thing angrily assaulted Total Recall, punching Squeeze back into a building, after which the Thing and Invisible Woman took out the rest of Total Recall. 

    As Total Recall recovered, Squeeze told Blackstone to teleport back to Stark-Fujikawa and get another locator (to replace the one the Invisible Woman had stolen) so they could get back to business, but Blackstone argued that that would not enhance their pro-rep rating and that they needed to find the fugitive one their own. 

(Fantastic Four 2099#3 (fb) - BTS) - Blackstone followed the Fantastic Four's trail, but, upon encountering Helcorp's D-Man River Styx, a frightened Blackstone canceled the contract and departed. 

(Fantastic Four 2099#3 (fb) - BTS) - After Mr. Fantastic neutralized the nano-tracers Stark-Fujikawa had used to track them, Total Recall demanded a "outrageous amount" to continue their operations. Hikaru-Sama instructed Shudo to pay Total Recall a kill fee, as Stark-Fujikawa no longer required their services.

Comments: Created by Karl Kesel, John Buscema, and Al Williamson.

    Squeeze's origins are unrevealed. She certainly seemed like a human woman, so likely a mutate or mutant, but she could be an Eternal, an Inhuman, some other Hidden race, an artificial construct, extraterrestrial, extradimensional, etc.

    I definitely preferred the Buscema version, where she is sturdy but muscular and fit. Paul Ryan's version made her just look big.

    Copeinator did some research, and he tells me that her hairstyle is called Sikha, the Kholkhol, or Gadao, depending on the region.
     I was going to call it "the Gideon."

   
This profile was completed 5/02/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Squeeze
should be distinguished from:



images: (without ads)

Fantastic Four 2099#2, pg. 12, panel 3 (jumping down);
        pg. 13, panel 1 (punching back the Thing);
            panel 4 (stretching arm around Thing);
        pg. 18, panel 3 (throwing around Mr. Fantastic);
        pg. 22, panel 3 (full, one leg up);
    #3, pg. 9, panel 1 (face)

       


Appearances:
Fantastic Four 2099#2 (February, 1996) - Karl Kesel (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Fantastic Four 2099#3 (March, 1996) - Karl Kesel (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)


First posted: 09/29/2021
Last updated: 09/27/2021

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