Personal Info:
Real Name: Annihilus
Also Known As: Lord of the Negative Zone, The Living Death That Walks
Place Of Birth: Planet of Arthros, Negative Zone
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual Vol.1 #6 (1968) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Ravenous, Catastrophus
Group Affiliation: Leader of the Annihilation Wave, Galactic Council
Base Of Operations: Annihilation World; Sector 17A of the Negative Zone
Grudges: Fantastic Four
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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Enhanced Abilities: Annihilus has super human strength, agility, speed, endurance and durability
Body Armour: Annihilus insectoid hide provides him with some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Flight: Annihilus can fly and when using the Cosmic control rod he can cross vast areas of space in minutes.
Cosmic Control Rod: This item, normally worn at his throat, gives Annihilus control over cosmic energy (not to be confused with the Power Cosmic). Although cosmic energy has virtually limitless applications, Annihilus characteristically uses it to promote his own well-being, by slowing his cellular degeneration (insects are normally short-lived), warding off disease, and reversing the effects of heat, cold, and radiation. He also uses it to boost his own strength, to fly through space, and to fire energy blasts of up to 10 megatons. The rod is a cylinder approximately 6 inches (15 cm) long and 2 inches (5 cm) across.
Untold years ago, voyagers from the world Tyanna in the Negative Zone, an other-dimensional universe made of anti-matter, set forth to seed the barren worlds of the Zone with living organisms that they had bio-engineered in the form of spores. One of the Tyannan ships crashed on the barren volcanic planet Arthros, and the dying voyagers released all of their life spores as their final act.
One of the spores grew into an insectoid being who possessed great intelligence through mutation. This being, who would become known as Annihilus, discovered the Tyannan starship and found within it a knowledge-transference helmet. Annihilus used the helmet to learn the history and the accumulated knowledge of the Tyannans. Using that knowledge, Annihilus increased his strength and intelligence and created the Cosmic Control Rod from the canisters that held the life spores and the technology of the starship. The Cosmic Control Rod not only enabled Annihilus to wield great power, but also extended his life span indefinitely as long as he possessed it. Annihilus used his newly acquired power to become the master of the other life forms that had risen on Arthros from the spores, and soon he set forth to conquer the neighbouring worlds in the Negative Zone.
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