But the Surfer's interference didn't stop them from continuing their journey to the Earth and using a miniaturized Illuminatrix to steal from the Earth its culture, absorbing the essence of every work of art and every single piece of expression made by humanity.
The Silver Surfer returned to thee Hordax's ship, and their commander used the Illuminatrix to empower his warriors with the myths and legends of the Earth. The empowered Hordax soon discovered they had not only absorbed the powers of these fictional characters, but also their behavior and life lessons. This caused the Hordax to soon give up the power and release what they had stolen back to the Earth.
However, before leaving, the Hordax made it clear they were well-intentioned. And had only stolen Earth of its culture in order to preserve it from an upcoming doom.
- When the Hordax are empowered by the protagonists of different works of fiction, they also aquire their wardrobe, some of these protagonists are:
- The Fourth Doctor from the Doctor Who TV series.
- Harry Potter from the Harry Potter book series.
- Beatrix Kiddo from the Kill Bill two-part movie.
- Alex from the A Clockwork Orange movie.
- T-800 from the Terminator movie franchise.
- Marty McFly from the Back to the Future movie trilogy.
- Tintin from the The Adventures of Tintin comic album series.
- Willy Wonka from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie adaptation.
- Leeloo from the Fifth Element movie.
- The Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz movie.
- The Zorro from the The Curse of Capistrano magazine serial.
- Robin Hood from English folklore.
- Sherlock Holmes from Arthur Conan Doyle's series of novels.
- Ariel from the The Little Mermaid animated movie adaptation.