Real Name: Wundarr
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The Aquarian possesses certain superhuman physical and energy-manipulating powers due to magnetic changes wrought in his cellular structure by radiation. Prior to his exposure to the Cosmic Cube, the Aquarian's body absorbed various energies from the environment and transformed them into kinetic energy with which to augment his body's strength and endurance. The Aquarian could not only use his augmented strength to lift things, but also to propel himself through the air by jumping. The Aquarian could cover several miles in a single bound. The energy absorption process continued involuntarily and if the Aquarian had not expended it in some physical activity before it reached the threshold of his body's capacity to retain energy, the energy would explosively discharge in a sphere of concussive force. (Reed Richards designed him a containment suit, which enabled his body to expel small, non-concussive amounts of energy so it would not build up.)
After the Cosmic Cube experiment, the Aquarian's former energy-dampening ability was transformed into something different and more powerful. The Aquarian's body is now surrounded by a field of entropy ("null-force"), which, at equilibrium, radiates to a distance of five feet from any point on his body. With concentration, the Aquarian can contact the null-field to about five inches in thickness, or expand it to a maximum distance of approximately 500 feet. He can never shut the field down completely. The null-field neutralizes most energies within the electromagnetic spectrum over a certain as yet unmeasured intensity. This includes light, electricity, magnetism, high-frequency energies, sound, and even gravity.
The Aquarian's entropic field also neutralizes kinetic energy. His body's null-field is of opposite polarity to that of the fields of normal atomic matter. Hence his field nullifies kinetic energy in direct ratio to the inertia (resistance of object in motion to changes of motion) of the moving object. Only objects with kinetic energy below a certain as yet unmeasured value are permitted trough his field without any cancellation of inertia. The net effect of any object of greater inertia entering his null-field is that it loses its kinetic energy. Hence, a speeding bullet, a thrown knife, or a hurled punch is unable to strike him. Because this kinetic energy-canceling property affects him as well as other objects in his field, the Aquarian cannot move faster than his null-field will allow. Therefore, his ability to leap is useless. However, since he can negate gravity's influence on him, he can walk on air.
The kinetic and electromagnetic energies possessed by most other superhumanly powered beings also canceled within his field. Hence, those who possess superhuman physical strength would be unable to exercise it within his field, and those with energy-manipulating powers would also be unable to use them. The field does not take these innate capacities away; it simply prevents their use in his presence.
The Aquarian possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift (press) approximately 1 ton under optimal conditions. Before his power changed due to exposure to the Cosmic Cube, he could absorb energy to increase his physical strength to about 15 times its normal level, thus enabling him to lift (press) 15 tons.
Wundarr was born on the planet Dakkam to the extremely humanoid-looking alien race native to the world. As an infant, Wundarr was placed inside a rocket and sent into space when his father incorrectly predicted a planet wide destruction. Sending the interstellar voyage in suspended animation, Wundarr eventually came within the gravitational influence of Earth and was bombarded by cosmic rays in Earth's outer atmosphere. This radiation endowed him with certain superhuman physical powers. Crash-landing on Earth, Wundarr grew to maturity within the ship, having been released from suspended animation by the crash. Eventually he was set free by the Man-Thing. Due to his lack of experience and education, Wundarr acted mentally and emotionally retarded. For a brief time he was placed in the custody of the Thing, but Namorita "adopted" him shortly thereafter. Government agents learned of his superhuman abilities and illegal alien status and brought him to the government energy research facility, Project: PEGASUS, for study. Wundarr's mild energy-dampening powers were used to probe the power object called the Cosmic Cube. In an accidental power overload, Wundarr's mind and body were overwhelmed by the Cube's energies. Consequently, Wundarr's energy-dampening abilities were greatly heightened but his mind was shut down, as it was not yet able to cope with the influx of new power. In communion with the sentience of the Cosmic Cube, Wundarr gained great knowledge and a sense of purpose. Emerging from his coma, he renamed himself the Aquarian and set forth to use his new powers to bring peace and enlightenment to the world. He since helped the sentient life form in the Cosmic Cube metamorphose into its next state of being.
First Appearance: Fear (1970) #17
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Avengers West Coast (1989)
#97 Fear (1970)
- 'Fight the Power !'
#17 Man-Thing (1974)
- 'It Came Out of the Sky!'
#2 Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil (2003)
- 'Nowhere To Go But Down!'#22
- 'Pop Goes The Cosmos!'
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
#2 Ms. Marvel (1977)
- 'Manhunters from the Stars!'#3
- 'Inside Black Spectre!'#4
- 'Doomsday 3014!'#8
- 'Silent Night...Deadly Night'#9
- 'When A God Goes Mad!'#42
- 'Entropy, Entropy..'#53
- 'The Inner War!'#55
- 'Giants In The Earth'#56
- 'The Deadlier of the Species!'#57
- 'When Walks Wundarr!'
#15 Spider-Man Comics Weekly (UK) (1973)
- 'The Shark Is a Very Deadly Beast!'#16
- 'The Deep Deadly Silence!'
- 'Super Spider-Man with the Super-Heroes'#166
- 'Super Spider-Man with the Super-Heroes'
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