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The Spyricans were a humanoid race that lived in Spyre, a planet located in a binary solar system formed by the stars Kor and Kaylo, which was located 44 lightyears away from Earth. The planet was Earth-like and habitable for humans.[1]

Led by their patriarch, the Overseer,[2] the Spyricans prided themselves on being an ideal civilization. Using an advanced scanner called the Great Eye, each inhabitant was determined their perfect match, and Spyricans maintained peace through that constant state of harmony.[3] When the human scientist Reed Richards used an advanced scanner of his own to locate a planet similar to Earth and found Spyre,[1] the probing alerted the Spyricans, and the Overseer assumed Richards' subsequent exploration to Spyre was going to be an invasion.[4] The Overseer manipulated a storm of cosmic rays that Richards' ship, the Marvel-1, was going to pass through. The increased severity of the storm scuttled the Marvel-1 and caused it to crash back on Earth, but it mutated its tripulants and granted them super-powers, becoming the Fantastic Four.[3] Fearing that the now-powered explorers would return to their mission and pose an actual threat to Spyre, the Overseer began harnessing and manipulating cosmic rays to bestow volunteering Spyricans powers in order to build a line of defense against the Fantastic Four. These efforts resulted in the formation of the Unparalleled, a group of super-powered champions.

However, most Spyricans subjected to cosmic rays were disfigured and turned into monsters. These monsters were banished to Lowtown of Capital City, where they became the Monster Mob ruled by Big King Scrum.[5] Since crime didn't exist in Spyre but the Overseer needed a way to train the Unparalleled and prepare them for the Fantastic Four, he arranged in secret with Big King Scrum a rivalry between both factions, with the Monster Mob regularly attacking Hightown to be fended off by the Unparalleled.[3]

Over a decade after the Marvel-1 crashed, the Fantastic Four decided to complete their first voyage.[1] When they arrived at Spyre aboard the Marvel-2, they were intercepted and attacked by the Unparalleled, but they managed to convince the locals that they meant no harm. Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman were taken to the Overseer while the Human Torch was taken by Sky since the Great Eye had deemed him her soulmate. During the fight, The Thing had been flung into Lowtown,[2] where he befriended Scrum and the Monster Mob after defeating them. The Overseer welcomed the Fantastic Four into their society until Reed deduced that he had been responsible for the severity of the cosmic ray storm that granted him and his team their powers, so he ordered the Unparalleled to kill them.

While Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman were on the run, The Thing convinced the Monster Mob to crawl back from Lowton to reclaim their place in society.[4] The Human Torch joined Sky in assisting the Unparalleled push back the Monster Mob, but the fight came to an abrupt stop when he and The Thing realized they were in each other's opposite side of the rebellion. During the chaos, Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman made their way to the Hall of Heroes, where they recovered evidence of the Overseer's tampering of their original mission and exposed him to the public.[5] Sky turned against the Unparalleled and helped the Fantastic Four fight her team. In the meantime, The Thing and Scrum reached the Tower of Over-Site, where The Thing confronted the Overseer for his role in the creation of the Fantastic Four and his disfigurement into The Thing. The Invisible Woman stopped The Thing from killing the Overseer, but the fight caused the collapse of the building. With the basis of their society lying in ruins as a result of the Fantastic Four's arrival, the entirety of the Spyricans turned against them.[3] After recovering from the collapse, the Overseer challenged Mister Fantastic and they fought until Reed convinced him to instead work together. Reed shared with the Spyricans a temporary cure for cosmic ray mutations just like one The Thing used to become human once every year. Despite this, a portion of Spyricans objected to welcoming the Monster Mob back into their lives.

After helping clean the rubble from the Tower of Over-Site and repairing the Marvel-2, the Fantastic Four returned to Earth in good graces with the Unparalleled and the Overseer. They were joined by Sky, who intended to make her pairing with the Human Torch work.[6]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Spyricans appear to possess no natural way to develop superpowers. The only known superpowered Spyricans gained their abilities from cosmic rays.[5]

Habitat

Habitat

Earth-like

Gravity

Earth-like

Atmosphere

Earth-like

Population

In the millions.[7]

Miscellaneous

Type of Government

Monarchy under the patriarch Overseer.[2]

Level of Technology

Self-admittedly allegedly inferior to Earth. Spyricans have also never devoted themselves to space exploration.[4]

Cultural Traits

The basis of Spyrican society is an advanced scan named the Great Eye. When a Spyrican comes of age, they are taken to the Great Eye to be scanned and measured against the radiation signature of everyone on the planet to find their perfect match in spirit, heart and mind. Soulmates wear a pair of bracelets called Soul Bindings (one wears it in their right arm and another in their left arm). Soul Bindings are the height of Spyrican technology and a pair of Soul Bindings can only be worn by a couple who are true soulmates.[4] One's Soul Binding can only be removed by their soul mate.[6] Before a ritual similar to a wedding called a soul-ceremony that consolidates their union, soulmates are called intendeds.[2]

Representatives

Trivia

  • Spyricans have no concept of money.[8]

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