The true name of the alien race that later became known as the "Children of Ootah" is lost like much of their history. They lived on an unspecified planet in a massive technological complex that continued to grow in size and fill their every need. The scientists on this world developed an organic computer to act as a living brain so their utopia could operate to perfection. Instead, the massive complex gained sentience and expelled its creators from within in an act of self preservation. The complex continued to grow in size, while its former occupants established a village outside. Over the course of four life times, the race developed into a superstitious and primitive tribe. They began referring to the massive complex as Ootah and worshiped it as a god, particularly when they ran afoul of its defense systems and came to believe that they had to sacrifice women to be "brides" of Ootah. They developed a prophecy that four strangers from the sky would some day come to their world and allow them to regain control of Ootah.

This came in the form of the Fantastic Four during one of their explorations of the Negative Zone. Although Mister Fantastic was incapacitated by a paralyzing drug, the rest of the Fantastic Four convinced the Children of Ootah that they were there to help. With their leader down for the duration, the Invisible Girl, Human Torch and Thing stopped the next sacrifice. Seeing Ootah as a threat, they smashed their way into the citadel and destroyed the living computer brain within. The local tribe also stormed in and began ravaging the complex. Mister Fantastic revived too late to warn his team that they had just murdered a newly budding sentient life form, as Ootah had gained self-awareness and rejected the people who lived inside as a means of self preservation. The Fantastic Four left that world leaving the Children of Ootah to whatever fate might come of them following the fall of Ootah. [1]

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Highly superstitious


Type of Government: Tribal run by an elder
Level of Technology: Primitive
Representatives: Mama Shanti, Taiyan, Tannar

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