Inhumans are an offshoot of humans genetically engineered by the Kree, after the Kree had discovered humanity's latent potential (thanks to the Celestials). The Inhumans are one of many races that the Kree had engineered. The goal was to use them as soldiers against the Skrulls in the Kree-Skrull War, but the Supreme Intelligence abandoned the project after he foresaw that it would lead to his own destruction.
The Inhumans are based in Attilan (and later New Attilan). They are ruled by the Royal Family and the Genetic Council. It was originally thought that the Inhumans were secluded on Attilan, but a Terrigen Bomb revealed a massive number of those in the general population with secret Inhuman lineage (e.g. Kamala Khan).
Inhumans are subject to diseases, among them "Gral's disease", a hereditary disease that expresses as extreme weakness in the sick Inhuman. It is not fatal if caught in time.
The Inhumans are present in many realities, with more or less important variations in their history, appearances, and biology.
Powers and Abilities
Without Terrigenesis, Karnak possess strength, reaction time, speed, or endurance superior to humanity's most perfect physical specimen, Captain America, due to his eugenically superior Inhuman heritage and intensive training. Other Inhumans haven't been clearly shown to possess such powers originated from training and eugenics solely.
Medusa claimed that "her people" didn't really feel cold. It is unknown if it is a power common to Inhumans or if she is referring to the Attilans who lived for centuries in the North Atlantic, then decades in the Himalayas.
Average Strength Level
Inhumans' strength levels can vary regarding their powers, originated from Terrigenesis or hereditary transmission.
Without Terrigenesis, Karnak can lift 1 ton and is physically slightly superior to the peak of normal human physical achievement, due to his eugenically superior Inhuman heritage and intensive training.
Other Inhumans, without Terrigenesis or extensive training, haven't been shown to display any degree of superhuman strength.
Attilan, same as Earth
Same as Earth
Same as Earth, though with no germs or pollution
At present there are about 1,230 living Inhumans, all of whom dwell in Attilan.
Type of Government
Monarchy. Inhuman society is formatted in the style of a genocracy; ruled by the genetically fittest. As such, the elected Genetics Council is the major ruling body of the Inhumans besides the Royal Family.
Level of Technology
Mostly Genetic Manipulation, though in general superior to Earth standard. Echo-Technology, which utilizes power from vibranium capacitors that store whispers of Black Bolt, including Echo-Skeleton Armor and Echo-Weapons (designed by Maximus).
Miscegenation Prohibition, Rigid Caste System based on abilities, Conformists. Marriages have long been arranged by the government to eugenically further the race with couples only allowed to have a maximum of two offspring. Those born with powers not useful enough to Inhuman society are cast off to live in the Darkward End of Attilan as rejected outcasts and unmentionables to be detached from their former associates and family members.
- Inhumans were once stated by Dal Damoc to be the products of Kree experiments on Homo antecessor.
- The Inhumans can be considered a byproduct of the Celestials' tampering, by sparking a "recessive genetic potential for greatness in the human DNA code".
- It was stated by the Kree that the Inhumans were of Kree lineage and that they had Kree blood and genes.
- When asked if there was a way to distinguish Inhumans from mutants, Tom Brevoort (presumably joking) stated that all Inhumans were left-handed.
- Fantastic Four #45-48 (1965-1966)
- Fantastic Four #59-63 (1967)
- Thor #146-152 (back-up stories) (1967-1968)
- Amazing Adventures (Vol. 2) #1-10, (August 1970 - January 1972)
- Inhumans #1-12, (October 1975 - August 1977)
- What If? #29-30 (back-up stories) (1981)
- Marvel Graphic Novel #39 (1988) aka The Inhumans: A Marvel Graphic Novel
- Inhumans Special #1 (April 1990) aka The Inhumans: The Untold Saga
- Marvel Comics Presents #168 (1994)
- Inhumans: The Great Refuge #1 (1995)
- Alpha Flight / Inhumans #'98 (1998)
- Inhumans (Vol. 2) #1-12 (1998-1999)
- Inhumans (Vol. 3) #1-4 (2000)
- Inhumans (Vol. 4) #1-12 (2003-2004)
- Son of M #1-6 (2006)
- Silent War #1-6 (2007)
- Secret Invasion: Inhumans #1-4 (2008)
- Secret Invasion: War of Kings #1 (2009)
- War of Kings #1-6 (2009)
- Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1-6 (2010)
- FF #6-11 (2011)
- Fantastic Four #600-603 (2011)
- Infinity #1-6 (2013)
- New Avengers (Vol. 3) #12 (2013)
- New Avengers (Vol. 3) #18 (2014)
- Inhumanity #1-2 (2014)
- Inhuman #1-14 (2014-2015)
- Inhuman Annual #1 (2015)
- Inhuman Special #1 (2015)
- Uncanny Inhumans #1-20 (2015-2017)
- All-New Inhumans #1-11 (2016)
- IVX #1-6 (2016-2017)
- 1076 appearance(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 13 appearance(s) in handbook(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 119 minor appearance(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 254 mention(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 14 mention(s) in handbook(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 108 image(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 1036 representative(s) of Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)
- 8 item(s) used/owned by Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)