While following the same general structure, many details of Randac's history change from an account to another, including dates, goals... Those different accounts (sometimes contradictory) are listed in that section.
King of Attilan
Thirteen-thousand years ago, Randac was a geneticist and King of the Inhumans, living in the secluded and technologically advanced city of Attilan, away from the primitive but extending Homo sapiens.
To keep Attilan secret, he also developed Intrigue Pulses, a low-vibration wavelength that stimulates curiosity in the brain, to distract people from entering an area by creating a directional interest away from the city.
While Randac and some of his advisors feared the potential of the Terrigen, Randac however decided to undergo the first Terrigenesis, considering the potentiality of the mist too great to be ignored but wishing not to ask to another what he could not, and entered the chamber of mist (despite one of his advisor's protests), entering History as the "first ancestor of the Inhumans", subjecting himself to total immersion in the Terrigen Mist and gained godlike powers.
This discovery awakened the Kree Sentry 459, who approached the city of Attilan, seeking for the success of the Great experiment of the Kree. The Sentry explained Makoth and another scientist learned about the origin history of the Inhumans (and the reason of their advance upon Homo sapiens), before Randac attacked the Sentry in order to demonstrate it his powers (and threaten it), then proclaimed Terrigenesis for every of his subjects and that they would remain in Attilan, who would ever be their Great Refuge. The Sentry christened their species as "Inhumans" and warned them that the next time they would encounter the Kree, they might be their foes, before leaving.
Karnak stated that Randac had in fact pursued the work of the Kree. The opposition on the use of the Terrigen was not on the risk carried by the potent chemical, but on the dilemma about complying to their Kree-created destinies.
Around that time, Kang came from the 21th century to his time, asking him to help with Ahura, son of King Black Bolt. Ahura, in a cocoon after recently undergoing Terrigenesis, was then property of Kang due to a deal he had with Black Bolt. Randac was defiant towards Kang's claims over the boy, but Ahura soon emerged from his cocoon and Randac immediatly attended to him.
As they convinced Ahura from leaving Kang's tutelage, talking him about his future self's trail of destruction, Kang summoned his army in Attilan, causing Randac to enter the fight against him. Ahura soon overpowered Kang and all time-travelers returned to their eras.
Terrigenesis for all
Randac was elected ruler because of his genetic superiority, and established the Genetics Council, a 12-member body of elected Inhumans that served as Attilan's supreme court, led by the King.
He instituted the program allowing any willing Inhuman to undergo Terrigenesis. The people was astonished by its effects, but that program was halted when about half of the Terrigen subjects had developed "radically nonhuman" mutations. After that fiasco with massive damages to the gene pool, including mutation in the newborns, the Council decided that Inhumans had to be genetically tested extensively before undergoing the process.
He died at some point under unrevealed circumstances.
By all accounts, Randac was honorable to a fault.
Upon subjecting himself to total immersion in the Terrigen Mists, Randac became a Godlike-entity, with mental-manipulative abilities equaling those of the Eternals. He was told to be the most powerful Inhuman, only surpassed by Black Bolt.
His mind-powers included:
- Telepathy: Randac was able to read mind, although defenses such as Kang's could resist those abilities.
- Concussive blasts: Randac was also able to strike powerful blasts from his forehead (possibly of telekinetic origin).
An inventor, he also developed Intrigue Pulses, a low-vibration wavelength that stimulate curiosity in the brain, to distract people from entering an area by creating a directional interest away from the city.
Multiple retcons (or inconsistencies) have occured on Randac's story:
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #6 stated he was elected ruler because of his genetic superiority, while Thor #146 and #147 presents him as already king when he discovered the Terrigen. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #14 state as well that he became their new ruler after the discovery.
- In the Inhumans' entry of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #6 (1986), it was stated that the Terrigen was found during the first millenium of existence of the Inhumans. That statement was confirmed by Son of M #2 (2006), who stated the discovery was made 25,000 years ago, the common date of the Inhumans' creation, used in Inhumanity #1 (2014).
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #14 entry of the Inhumans established that era as "not long after Cataclysm" (that destroyed Atlantis), "circa 18,000 years ago".
- Uncanny Inhumans #1 and #4 (2016) retconned Randac's era and the discovery of Terrigen to around 13,000 years ago.
- Despite being usually depicted and stated to be physically unchanged after his Terrigenesis, he was once depicted as having pointed ears, a cut-off nose and grey skin.
- While the Inhumans ignored everything of the Kree and of their own origin before Randac underwent Terrigenesis in Thor #146 and #147, and that Randac's choice was dictated by facing destiny without the Kree context and his advisors hesitated on general caution reasons, Inhumanity #1 retconned it as a dilemna regarding the choice to follow their Kree destiny or not (as they were aware of it).
- The Inhumans' entry of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #6 incorrectly stated that Randac first appeared in Thor #147, instead of Thor #146.
- Randac, while stated to be the creator of the Terrigen Mists, was also incorrectly presented as Black Bolt's father in Alpha Flight/Inhumans Annual #1998, instead of Agon (who is mentioned in exclamations).
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thor #147
- ↑ Inhumans #1
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 All-New Inhumans #7
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Uncanny Inhumans #4
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Thor #146
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Son of M #4
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Secret Invasion: War of Kings #1
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #15
- ↑ See notes for more details on that datation
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #6; Inhumans' entry
- ↑ Uncanny Inhumans #18
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Inhumanity #1
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #14; Inhumans' entry
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #1; Attilan's entry
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Uncanny Inhumans #1
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5; Inhumans' entry
- ↑ Son of M #2
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #14
- ↑ Annihilators: Earthfall #4
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