Taranith Gelstal
Taranith Gelstal
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown planet, in the Negative Zone
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 254
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Negative Zone
Grudges: Fantastic Four
Creators: John Byrne
Taranith Gelstal is a brilliant and devious inventor. He created a machine that is able to drain psionic energy into a battery to power a starship. He also wears an exoskeleton and helmet of his own creation to appear roughly humanoid.
Telepathy. Taranith Gelstal can communicate with and even manipulate others to some extent with his mind.
Approximately thirty sun-cycles ago in the Negative Zone, an alien crashed on the planet Mantracora. It found a world of primitive barbarism, and none of the technology it would need to repair its ship. The creature found that the natives worshipped a being known as Taranith Gelstal. Realizing that Gelstal held a position of power and influence, the alien slew Gelstal and usurped his role, designing an exoskeleton to manipulate the human sized form.
For the next period of years, the alien, as Taranith, would periodically choose two natives of Mantracora to serve ascend into Taranith's citadel and join his brotherhood. In reality, the alien would choose the natives with the most powerful minds, lead them deep into the bowels of its citadel, drug them, and hook them up to a machine that would drain their minds of its energy. Their bodies stayed alive while the machine continually drained them of their psionic energy. The alien drained this energy into a power battery, hoping to one day gain sufficient power to allow its starship to escape Mantracora.