Seeker (comics)

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Seeker
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #46 (Jan 1966)
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Joe Sinnot
In-story information
Team affiliations Inhumans

Seeker is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The Seeker first appeared in Fantastic Four #46-48 (January–March 1966), and was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Joe Sinnot. The character's death was revealed in Inhumans: The Untold Saga #1 (April 1990), and the character appeared in flashbacks in Fantastic Four: Fireworks #1-2 (January–February 1999).

A twin brother of the original Seeker appeared in Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993) and was created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Herb Trimpe, Steve Montano, and Ralph Macchio.

The Seeker appeared as part of the "Inhumans" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #6.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Kadlec[edit]

When Maximus the Mad took the throne of Attilan, he appointed the Seeker to find and retrieve the exiled Inhuman Royal Family, so that Maximus could marry Medusa and keep the others under observation.[1]

It is later revealed that he was the one who killed Gorgon's father. When it came to a cave in that buried him and Gorgon, Seeker was found dead.[2]

Uys[edit]

Years later, Kadlec's twin brother Uys also took up the mantle of the Seeker and fought the group Fantastic Force.[3]

The Seeker was part of a group of Inhumans, including Kaliban, Asmodeus, Avius, Falcona, Leonus, Pinyon, and Timberius, that assaulted the Fantastic Four during a public appearance in the Bronx, New York. The Inhumans sought to recover Ahura, the son of Black Bolt and Medusa, for the Genetics Council. Ahura was convinced to return to Attilan peaceably, but the Chief Justice of the Genetics Council betrayed the rest of the Inhumans to usurp Ahura's power for himself. The "evil" Inhumans continued to defend the Genetics Council, but when the Chief Justice was defeated, they vanished into the shadows.[4]

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • The Kadlec version of Seeker appears in the Fantastic Four episode "Inhumans Saga: Beware the Hidden Land," voiced by Kerrigan Mahan. He was sent by Maximus the Mad to retrieve the Inhuman Royal Family. After saving the Fantastic Four from the explosion, Seeker briefly shared the history of the Inhumans to them before dropping them off somewhere.
  • A version of Seeker appears in the Avengers: Ultron Revolution episode "Inhumans Among Us", voiced by Mark C. Hanson.[5] He was on an Inhuman ship that was carrying the Alpha Primitives when it suddenly crashes into the mountains of Maple Falls dispensing the Terrigen Fog onto the town which drove the Alpha Primitives crazy. When the Avengers and the Inhumans arrived, Seeker apologized to Black Bolt for what happened to the Inhuman ship. While the Avengers were fighting the Inhumans, Seeker monitored a Terrigen cocoon that was inside a building until Inferno hatched from it. He was present when the Avengers and the Inhumans used a device to disperse the Terrigen Fog where the Alpha Primitives and Inferno were back to acting like themselves. It was later revealed that Seeker was in collaboration with Ultron to have the Inhuman ship crash. Seeker tells Ultron that the device he has built for him is almost complete. In the episode "The Inhuman Condition," Seeker was with Black Bolt when Lockjaw brings the Avengers to Attilan during Ultron's invasion. While in an underground lab, Seeker revealed that Inferno's Terrigenesis is the result of him being an Inhuman descendant. He has also invented a device that would dispense the Terrigen Mist to Earth where those who are Inhuman descendants of Inhumans would go through their Terrigenesis. When Ultron arrives, Seeker learns too late that he was tricked into helping Ultron. Ultron then hooks up to Seeker's device and uses it to phase-shift Seeker away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fantastic Four #46
  2. ^ Inhumans: Untold Stories #6
  3. ^ Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993)
  4. ^ Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993)
  5. ^ "Inhumans Among Us". Avengers Assemble. Season 3. Episode 9. July 24, 2016. Disney XD. 

External links[edit]

  • Seeker at Marvel.com
  • Seeker I at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Seeker II at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe