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| Image = Terminus (Destroyer) (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 5 13 001.jpg
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| RealName =
 
| RealName =
 
| CurrentAlias = Terminus
 
| CurrentAlias = Terminus
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| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Height = 150'0"
 
| Height = 150'0"
| Height2 = (Approximately)<br>(Approximately 500' as Ulterminus)<br>Height without armor is 16' 5" (Approximately)
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| Height2 = (Approximately)<br>(Approximately [[:Category:Height 500'|500']][[Category:Height 500']] as Ulterminus)<br>Height without armor is [[:Category:Height 16' 5"|16'5"]][[Category:Height 16' 5"]] (Approximately)
 
| Weight =
 
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| Eyes = White
 
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| Education =
 
| Education =
   
| Origin = [[Fonabi]]
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| Origin = [[Termini|Fonabi]]
 
| PlaceOfBirth =
 
| PlaceOfBirth =
 
| Creators = John Byrne; John Byrne
 
| Creators = John Byrne; John Byrne
 
| First = Fantastic Four #269
 
| First = Fantastic Four #269
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| Death = Avengers Vol 5 13
   
| HistoryText = Millennia ago, the extraterrestrial [[Terminex]] race came into conflict with the Celestials and were exterminated. Before they perished, however, they engineered a life form--the Termini--that would exact their revenge on the Celestials and sent it into space.
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| HistoryText = Millennia ago, the extraterrestrial [[Terminex]] race came into conflict with the [[Celestials (Race)|Celestials]] and were exterminated. Before they perished, however, they engineered a life form--the [[Termini]]--that would exact their revenge on the Celestials and sent it into space.
   
The Terminus begins as a microbe (stage 1). When it finds an inhabited planet, native life forms ingest the microbes and change into robot versions of themselves (stage 2). The robots ingest metal and radioactive material, which provide material and fuel to grow into larger robots (stage 3). Several stage 3 robots then merge together to form a Terminus (stage 4). On the rare occasions when two Termini meet, one can ingest the other and become an Ulterminus (stage 5).
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The Terminus begins as a microbe (stage 1). When it finds an inhabited planet, native life forms ingest the microbes and change into robot versions of themselves (stage 2). The robots ingest metal and radioactive material, which provide material and fuel to grow into larger robots (stage 3). Several stage 3 robots then merge together to form a Terminus (stage 4). On the rare occasions when two Termini meet, one can ingest the other and become an Ulterminus (stage 5).{{r|Avengers: West Coast Annual #5}}{{r|Avengers Annual #19}}
   
 
The first Terminus took shape on an unknown world. It then embarked on its mission to find inhabited planets and extinguish all life on them. The exact number of planets is unknown but could reach one thousand and it included the [[Zundamites|Zundamite]] homeworld [[Zundam]]. After destroying Arianis Major, Terminus fired a beam at Earth.{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 1 270}}
 
The first Terminus took shape on an unknown world. It then embarked on its mission to find inhabited planets and extinguish all life on them. The exact number of planets is unknown but could reach one thousand and it included the [[Zundamites|Zundamite]] homeworld [[Zundam]]. After destroying Arianis Major, Terminus fired a beam at Earth.{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 1 270}}
   
A century later the beam reached its target. It etched a message in the planet's surface in letters a half mile wide: "I claim this world~~TERMINUS." The [[Fantastic Four (Earth-616)|Fantastic Four]] encountered the Zundamite scientist who, having angered Terminus by leading him to a planet not rich in natural resources, been punished. Before he died he revealed Terminus's history and nature.{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 1 270}} The FF located Terminus as he prepared to ravage Earth. [[Reed Richards (Earth-616)|Reed Richards]] managed to plant an inertia-canceling gizmo on him, which sent him to the center of the Earth.
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A century later the beam reached its target. It etched a message in the planet's surface in letters a half mile wide: "I claim this world~~TERMINUS."{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 1 269}} The [[Fantastic Four (Earth-616)|Fantastic Four]] encountered the Zundamite scientist who, having angered Terminus by leading him to a planet not rich in natural resources, been punished. Before he died he revealed Terminus's history and nature. The FF located Terminus as he prepared to ravage Earth. [[Reed Richards (Earth-616)|Reed Richards]] managed to plant an inertia-canceling gizmo on him, which sent him to the center of the Earth.{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 1 270}}
   
On its trip back to the surface, Terminus contacted Jorro, a Deviant, who made an armored suit like Terminus's and sought out Terminus's lance. Once he found it, he used it to wipe out the Savage Land. The [[Avengers (Earth-616)|Avengers]] left Jorro to die in the snow.{{r|Avengers Vol 1 257}} Some time later, Jorro's armor and [[Garokk (Earth-616)|Garokk, the Petrified Man]], fused. This hybrid creature was defeated by the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]] and the [[Herbert Wyndham (Earth-616)|High Evolutionary]].{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 1 1988}} Still later, a scientist named Macross, working for [[Advanced Idea Mechanics (Earth-616)|AIM]], found the armor and repaired it. [[Steven Rogers (Earth-616)|Captain America]] and [[Kevin Plunder (Earth-616)|Ka-Zar]] convinced him to dismantle it.{{r|Captain America Vol 1 417}}
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On its trip back to the surface, Terminus contacted [[Jorro (Earth-616)|Jorro]], a [[Deviants|Deviant]], who made an armored suit like Terminus's and sought out Terminus's lance. Once he found it, he used it to wipe out the Savage Land. The [[Avengers (Earth-616)|Avengers]] left Jorro to die in the snow.{{r|Avengers Vol 1 257}} Some time later, Jorro's armor and [[Garokk (Earth-616)|Garokk, the Petrified Man]], fused. This hybrid creature was defeated by the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]] and the [[Herbert Wyndham (Earth-616)|High Evolutionary]].{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 1 1988}} Still later, a scientist named [[Mark Macross (Earth-616)|Mark Macross]], working for [[Advanced Idea Mechanics (Earth-616)|AIM]], found the armor and repaired it. [[Steven Rogers (Earth-616)|Captain America]] and [[Kevin Plunder (Earth-616)|Ka-Zar]] convinced him to dismantle it.{{r|Captain America Vol 1 416|417}}
   
 
Still working its way outward, Terminus created some stage 1 microbes and released them near Mount St. Helens, an active volcano. It summoned its lance and finally reached the surface, but [[Wendell Vaughn (Earth-616)|Quasar]] and [[Spider-Man (Peter Parker)|Spider-Man]] sent it into a solar orbit outside the ecliptic, where it could not reach Earth. Quasar also teleported its lance to the outer reaches of the solar system.{{r|Quasar Vol 1 7}}
 
Still working its way outward, Terminus created some stage 1 microbes and released them near Mount St. Helens, an active volcano. It summoned its lance and finally reached the surface, but [[Wendell Vaughn (Earth-616)|Quasar]] and [[Spider-Man (Peter Parker)|Spider-Man]] sent it into a solar orbit outside the ecliptic, where it could not reach Earth. Quasar also teleported its lance to the outer reaches of the solar system.{{r|Quasar Vol 1 7}}
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Meanwhile, the stage 1 Termini reached the surface and infected several animals, as well as some humans, which progressed to stages 2 and 3. Captain America, [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Iron Man]], [[2ZP45-9-X-51 (Earth-616)|Machine Man]], [[Hercules (Earth-616)|Hercules]], and [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]] fought these robots. Thor, seeking answers, found Terminus floating in space and tried to communicate with it. He got his answers, but a biological attack incapacitated him. Terminus used Thor's hammer, [[Mjolnir]], as a power source to rebuild his lance. With the lance he traveled to Earth.
 
Meanwhile, the stage 1 Termini reached the surface and infected several animals, as well as some humans, which progressed to stages 2 and 3. Captain America, [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Iron Man]], [[2ZP45-9-X-51 (Earth-616)|Machine Man]], [[Hercules (Earth-616)|Hercules]], and [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]] fought these robots. Thor, seeking answers, found Terminus floating in space and tried to communicate with it. He got his answers, but a biological attack incapacitated him. Terminus used Thor's hammer, [[Mjolnir]], as a power source to rebuild his lance. With the lance he traveled to Earth.
   
The stage 3 Termini by this time had become a new stage 4, similar to the original Terminus. These two fought each other. In the end the old Terminus consumed the new one, thereby creating a stage 5 Terminus, or Ulterminus. Apparently considering itself powerful enough to return to its original mission, it prepared to destroy Earth. All three teams of Avengers were unable to stop it. Thor, however, recovered and mystically recalled Mjolnir (still inside Terminus) to himself ... Terminus along with it. Without its power source, Terminus was forced to convert its own mass into energy. Feeding on itself, it became a singularity (black hole) and vanished.<ref>{{c|Captain America Annual 9}}, {{c|Iron Man Annual 11}}, {{c|Thor Annual 15}}, {{c|Avengers West Coast Annual 5}}, {{c|Avengers Annual 19}}</ref>
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The stage 3 Termini by this time had become a new stage 4, similar to the original Terminus. These two fought each other. In the end the old Terminus consumed the new one, thereby creating a stage 5 Terminus, or Ulterminus. Apparently considering itself powerful enough to return to its original mission, it prepared to destroy Earth. All three teams of Avengers were unable to stop it. Thor, however, recovered and mystically recalled Mjolnir (still inside Terminus) to himself ... Terminus along with it. Without its power source, Terminus was forced to convert its own mass into energy. Feeding on itself, it became a singularity (black hole) and vanished.<ref>{{c|Captain America Annual #9}}, {{c|Iron Man Annual #11}}, {{c|Thor Annual #15}}, {{c|Avengers: West Coast Annual #5}}, {{c|Avengers Annual #19}}</ref>
   
Terminus was not destroyed, but it was forced to undergo a dimensional odyssey. It wound up on another Earth, where it sensed more super-powered beings. Resolving to destroy them, it traveled toward Metropolis. It did battle with the Justice League of America (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Plastic Man). They defeated it when Green Lantern reflected a shot from its power lance back at it. The Spectre (Hal Jordan) sent it into yet another dimension.{{r|JLA/Avengers #1}}
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Terminus was not destroyed, but it was forced to undergo a dimensional odyssey. It wound up on another Earth, where it sensed more super-powered beings. Resolving to destroy them, it traveled toward Metropolis. It did battle with the Justice League of America. They defeated it when Green Lantern reflected a shot from its power lance back at it. The Spectre sent it into yet another dimension.{{r|JLA/Avengers #1}}
   
Returned to (Marvel) Earth in an astral form, Terminus began infecting the minds of the [[Moloids]] of
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Returned to Earth-616 in an astral form, Terminus began infecting the minds of the [[Moloids]] of Subterranea. The [[Harvey Elder (Earth-616)|Mole Man]], the [[Norrin Radd (Earth-616)|Silver Surfer]], and the Fantastic Four worked together to stop this plot and cleanse the Moloids of the infection.{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 3 #3|4}}
Subterranea. The [[Harvey Elder (Earth-616)|Mole Man]], the [[Norrin Radd (Earth-616)|Silver Surfer]], and the Fantastic Four worked together to stop this plot and cleanse the Moloids of the infection.{{r|Fantastic Four Vol 3 #3|4}}
 
   
Sometime later, Terminus returned in physical form, forcing the Avengers to face them. Realizing they were outmatched, [[Steve Rogers (Earth-616)|Captain America]] asks [[Spider-Man (Peter Parker)|Spider-Man]] to call in [[Andrew Maguire (Earth-616)|Alpha]] to aid them. However, the fight between Terminus and Alpha is incredibly one-sided and dangerous as Alpha's reckless use of his powers causes airplanes in a ten mile radius to short out. In the end, Alpha defeats Terminus, but his reckless use of powers causes Spider-Man to reverse engineer Terminus' staff to drain him of his powers.{{r|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 694}}
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Sometime later, Terminus returned in physical form, forcing the Avengers to face them. Realizing they were outmatched, [[Steven Rogers (Earth-616)|Captain America]] asks Spider-Man to call in [[Andrew Maguire (Earth-616)|Alpha]] to aid them. However, the fight between Terminus and Alpha is incredibly one-sided and dangerous as Alpha's reckless use of his powers causes airplanes in a ten mile radius to short out. In the end, Alpha defeats Terminus, but his reckless use of powers causes Spider-Man to reverse engineer Terminus' staff to drain him of his powers.{{r|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 694}}
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With his staff destroyed, Terminus became much weaker. He was captured by his old enemy, the High Evolutionary and rebuilt. His new power source was the [[Children of the Sun]], who High Evolutionary kidnapped from the Avengers. They were alerted of High Evolutionary's activities by Garokk, who sensed the presence of Terminus, who he had once been bonded to. High Evolutionary attacks the Avengers with Terminus and it trades blows with [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]]. Meanwhile, [[Marcus Milton (Earth-13034)|Hyperion]] talks to High Evolutionary and realizes that the children were used to power Terminus, which is why he kept them after taking DNA samples. Meanwhile, Thor beats down Terminus and is about to strike it with a lightning bolt. With no time to warn Thor, Hyperion flies through Terminus' head and rescues the children before it is fried by Thor.{{r|Avengers Vol 5 13}}
   
 
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| Equipment = Terminus's lance serves as weapon, energy conduit, and transportation. It can fire energy blasts that manifest as concussion and heat. It can generate an "atomic storm" that surrounds Terminus, possibly as a form of shield. It can absorb the energy of an entire planet. It can draw Terminus through space at faster-than-light speeds. It is 240' long and is composed of the same organic metal as Terminus's body, so it is also capable of self-repair. Terminus can recall the lance to himself in some fashion, but there seems to be a distance limit.
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* '''Energy Lance (Formerly):''' Terminus' energy lance serves as weapon, energy conduit, and transportation. It can fire energy blasts that manifest as concussion and heat. It can generate an "atomic storm" that surrounds Terminus, possibly as a form of shield. It can absorb the energy of an entire planet. It can draw Terminus through space at faster-than-light speeds. It is 240' long and is composed of the same organic metal as Terminus's body, so it is also capable of self-repair. Terminus can recall the lance to himself in some fashion, but there seems to be a distance limit.
 
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Latest revision as of 20:36, April 11, 2020



Millennia ago, the extraterrestrial Terminex race came into conflict with the Celestials and were exterminated. Before they perished, however, they engineered a life form--the Termini--that would exact their revenge on the Celestials and sent it into space.

The Terminus begins as a microbe (stage 1). When it finds an inhabited planet, native life forms ingest the microbes and change into robot versions of themselves (stage 2). The robots ingest metal and radioactive material, which provide material and fuel to grow into larger robots (stage 3). Several stage 3 robots then merge together to form a Terminus (stage 4). On the rare occasions when two Termini meet, one can ingest the other and become an Ulterminus (stage 5).[1][2]

The first Terminus took shape on an unknown world. It then embarked on its mission to find inhabited planets and extinguish all life on them. The exact number of planets is unknown but could reach one thousand and it included the Zundamite homeworld Zundam. After destroying Arianis Major, Terminus fired a beam at Earth.[3]

A century later the beam reached its target. It etched a message in the planet's surface in letters a half mile wide: "I claim this world~~TERMINUS."[4] The Fantastic Four encountered the Zundamite scientist who, having angered Terminus by leading him to a planet not rich in natural resources, been punished. Before he died he revealed Terminus's history and nature. The FF located Terminus as he prepared to ravage Earth. Reed Richards managed to plant an inertia-canceling gizmo on him, which sent him to the center of the Earth.[3]

On its trip back to the surface, Terminus contacted Jorro, a Deviant, who made an armored suit like Terminus's and sought out Terminus's lance. Once he found it, he used it to wipe out the Savage Land. The Avengers left Jorro to die in the snow.[5] Some time later, Jorro's armor and Garokk, the Petrified Man, fused. This hybrid creature was defeated by the X-Men and the High Evolutionary.[6] Still later, a scientist named Mark Macross, working for AIM, found the armor and repaired it. Captain America and Ka-Zar convinced him to dismantle it.[7]

Still working its way outward, Terminus created some stage 1 microbes and released them near Mount St. Helens, an active volcano. It summoned its lance and finally reached the surface, but Quasar and Spider-Man sent it into a solar orbit outside the ecliptic, where it could not reach Earth. Quasar also teleported its lance to the outer reaches of the solar system.[8]

Meanwhile, the stage 1 Termini reached the surface and infected several animals, as well as some humans, which progressed to stages 2 and 3. Captain America, Iron Man, Machine Man, Hercules, and Thor fought these robots. Thor, seeking answers, found Terminus floating in space and tried to communicate with it. He got his answers, but a biological attack incapacitated him. Terminus used Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, as a power source to rebuild his lance. With the lance he traveled to Earth.

The stage 3 Termini by this time had become a new stage 4, similar to the original Terminus. These two fought each other. In the end the old Terminus consumed the new one, thereby creating a stage 5 Terminus, or Ulterminus. Apparently considering itself powerful enough to return to its original mission, it prepared to destroy Earth. All three teams of Avengers were unable to stop it. Thor, however, recovered and mystically recalled Mjolnir (still inside Terminus) to himself ... Terminus along with it. Without its power source, Terminus was forced to convert its own mass into energy. Feeding on itself, it became a singularity (black hole) and vanished.[9]

Terminus was not destroyed, but it was forced to undergo a dimensional odyssey. It wound up on another Earth, where it sensed more super-powered beings. Resolving to destroy them, it traveled toward Metropolis. It did battle with the Justice League of America. They defeated it when Green Lantern reflected a shot from its power lance back at it. The Spectre sent it into yet another dimension.[10]

Returned to Earth-616 in an astral form, Terminus began infecting the minds of the Moloids of Subterranea. The Mole Man, the Silver Surfer, and the Fantastic Four worked together to stop this plot and cleanse the Moloids of the infection.[11]

Sometime later, Terminus returned in physical form, forcing the Avengers to face them. Realizing they were outmatched, Captain America asks Spider-Man to call in Alpha to aid them. However, the fight between Terminus and Alpha is incredibly one-sided and dangerous as Alpha's reckless use of his powers causes airplanes in a ten mile radius to short out. In the end, Alpha defeats Terminus, but his reckless use of powers causes Spider-Man to reverse engineer Terminus' staff to drain him of his powers.[12]

With his staff destroyed, Terminus became much weaker. He was captured by his old enemy, the High Evolutionary and rebuilt. His new power source was the Children of the Sun, who High Evolutionary kidnapped from the Avengers. They were alerted of High Evolutionary's activities by Garokk, who sensed the presence of Terminus, who he had once been bonded to. High Evolutionary attacks the Avengers with Terminus and it trades blows with Thor. Meanwhile, Hyperion talks to High Evolutionary and realizes that the children were used to power Terminus, which is why he kept them after taking DNA samples. Meanwhile, Thor beats down Terminus and is about to strike it with a lightning bolt. With no time to warn Thor, Hyperion flies through Terminus' head and rescues the children before it is fried by Thor.[13]

Powers

  • Superhuman endurance: Terminus can easily withstand extremes of temperature and pressure, from interstellar space to a planet's core. It can also withstand cosmic-level impacts, such as falling from orbit.
  • Organic metal body: Terminus's outer shell is an organic metal that can resist almost any attack. This metal can repair itself. Once inside, an attacker is besieged by its "immune system," made up of giant insectile organisms.
Power Grid [14]
Intelligence
 2
Strength
Speed
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
 2

Strength level

Incalculable

Equipment

  • Energy Lance (Formerly): Terminus' energy lance serves as weapon, energy conduit, and transportation. It can fire energy blasts that manifest as concussion and heat. It can generate an "atomic storm" that surrounds Terminus, possibly as a form of shield. It can absorb the energy of an entire planet. It can draw Terminus through space at faster-than-light speeds. It is 240' long and is composed of the same organic metal as Terminus's body, so it is also capable of self-repair. Terminus can recall the lance to himself in some fashion, but there seems to be a distance limit.

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