"thinky monkeys"

Membership: None identified

Purpose: To survive

Aliases: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Eternals (Druig, Uranos) (although the monkeys were not intelligent enough to realize the enmity), Odin (indirectly)

Base of Operations: Earth (distant past)

First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men (June, 2022)

(Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men (fb) - BTS) - Circa just short of 1,000,000 B.C., a species of prehistoric primate mutated to gain rudimentary psychic abilities including telekinesis and telepathy. With their newfound abilities, the "thinky monkeys" unknowingly developed a hive mind.

(Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men (fb)) - Shortly after, Eternals Uranos and Druig tricked the Asgardian Odin into visiting the "thinky monkeys" by promising Odin drink. After seeing the "thinky monkeys," Odin asked about his promised drink and wondered why he had been brought to see the monkeys. Admitting to Odin that Druig had lied about the drink, Uranos explained that they had summoned Odin there to make Odin's Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C. aware of the monkeys' existence and the Eternals' plan to annihilate the mutant species. Finding the Eternals' plan harsh, Odin asked what possible threat the monkeys could pose and reminded the Eternals that the monkeys were simply mutants, not Deviants. Uranos explained that the monkeys' hive mind was a genetic technology that could not be put into the hands of lesser beings and the longer the hive mind existed, the more powerful it would become, further suggesting a strong enough hive mind could destroy the world.

When Uranos then suggested that mutants could also be Deviants and that some children should be smothered in their beds, Odin expressed misgivings but Uranos explained that their informing of Odin about the monkeys was not a request for Odin's permission to slaughter the monkeys. Uranos then explained that destroying deviancy was one of their unwavering principles and asked Odin if he planned to war with the Eternals over the fate of the "thinky monkeys." After a quick thought, Odin decided that he would allow the Eternals' activities if Druig brought him the promised drink, remarking that the "thinky monkeys" were not worth going to war over. Odin subsequently drank Eternal mead as Uranos and Druig set fire to the "thinky monkeys"' habitat, killing all of them.

Comments: Created by Kieron Gillen and Dustin Weaver.

    The monkeys were only ever referred to as "thinky monkeys" and were never identified as anything more than that nickname given by Odin.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The "thinky monkeys" have no known connections to:

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Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men, p2, pan3 (Druig and Odin looking over the species of "thinky monkeys," main image)
Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men, p2, pan2 (a single "thinky monkey")

Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men (June, 2022) - "Of Deviation & Mutation" story - Kieron Gillen (writer), Dustin Weaver (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 12/12/2022
Last updated: 12/12/2022

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