Maris Morlak (Earth-616) from Spider-Man Team Up Vol 1 7 001.png
Current Alias
Aliases
3X[1]
Affiliation
Formerly the Enclave; Scientists Guild
Base of Operations
Mobile
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Occupation
Scientist
Characteristics[6]
Gender
Hair
Origin
Origin
Reality
Place of Birth
Creators and Appearances
First Appearance
Fantastic Four #66
(September, 1967)
(First actual appearance)
Marvel Comics #1
(August, 1939)
(Retroactively)

History

Dr. Maris Morlak was once a brilliant nuclear physicist who joined the Scientists Guild, an organization dedicated to the creation of life itself in hopes of creating a better Earth. In 1939, Morlak, along with fellow Guild members Jerome Hamilton and Carlo Zota was present for the public debut of Professor Horton's android Human Torch.[2][1]

In 1940, the Guild operated as a team of scientific adventurers called Three X. Each member used an alias, with Morlak's being 3X. Morlak was known as the "strong arm" of the group due to his hand-to-hand combat skills.[3] The Three X's visited private investigator Leslie Lenrow (a.k.a. the Ferret) and obtained the Eternity Mask, which they used the following year to empower Jerry Carstairs and turn him into the Thunderer.[1]

Morlak and his comrades met geneticist Wladyslav Shinski and the four of them eventually formed the Enclave. Through the Enclave, Morlak was directly involved in the creation of the artificial super-beings Adam Warlock and Ayesha.[4][5]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Alchemy: Crucible's powers were based on the medieval art of alchemy. He was able to transmute elements and molecules into any other desired element or molecule. Crucible used this power and his scientific knowledge to great effect, including producing acids, explosions, dust clouds, and he could even animate of some of his transmutations.

Abilities

Morlak possesses a high level of scientific genius.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Body Armour: Crucible wore a suit of armor similar in design to Doctor Doom's. It afforded him some protection from physical and energy attacks.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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