High Evolutionary
High Evolutionary
Personal Info:
Real Name: Herbert Wyndham
Also Known As: Dr. Wyndham, Lord High Evolutionary, HE
Place Of Birth: Manchester, England
First Appearance: Thor Vol.1 #134 (1966) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Bova, Count Tagar, Dicero, Doctor Stack, Drhovo, Gorr, High Technician, Horacio de la Fuente, Jake Waffles, Jonathan Drew, Lady Ursula, Lady Vermin, Lord Tyger, Luminous, Major Purge, Man-Beast, Phaeder, Pter, Sir Leopard, Snow Queen, Tabur, White Tiger
Group Affiliation: Creator of the New Men, Knights of Wundagore, Ani-Mutants, Animen, Godpack, New Immortals
Base Of Operations: Counter-Earth
Grudges: Avengers, Adam Warlock, Hulk, Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, Uncanny Avengers, The Champions and The New Warriors
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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The High Evolutionary was exposed to his Evolutionary Accelerator machine, giving him superhuman abilities by accelerating his personal evolution. The Evolutionary has shifted between various levels of evolution over the years, sometimes deliberately sometimes not, with different power levels as well. Often he maintains some level of superhuman power while incorporating the Evolutionary Accelerator machine into his armor, letting him evolve himself further at will. The unstable Isotope E caused the High Evolutionary to uncontrollably fluctuate between god-like powers and Neanderthal-level ability and intelligence. The High Evolutionary is skilled in science, especially relating to genetics and engineering. He is a master geneticist and can evolve various biological life forms through his knowledge of genetics and bioengineering. He is even capable of increasing the intelligence of a non-sentient living being, evolving it to sentient, as is the case of the New Men.
Enhanced Abilities: The High Evolutionary has super human strength, durability and endurance.
Superhuman Intelligence: The High Evolutionary has evolved his own brain to its full potential; he has virtually unlimited knowledge and intellectual ability.
Body Armour:: Most of the High Evolutionary's powers are derived from his protective suit which also provides its wearer with amazing protection against all physical attacks and protection from energy, psionic, or magical attacks. The suit is designed to protect its wearer at all costs and, as such, works automatically to prevent disasters from affecting the High Evolutionary. The suit has micro-circuitry containing his complete genetic information and thus capable of restoring him to life in the event of his death. Thus the suit can, in time, regenerate his body or even create a whole new body for Wyndham.
Force Fields: The High Evolutionary is able to generate force fields for his own protection.
Healing Factor: Augmented by his armor's automatic Evolutionizer equipment, the High Evolutionary is virtually unkillable. Even after being ripped to pieces and pulverized into organic jelly by the Hulk, the High Evolutionary evolved out of his injuries and was fully restored.
Life-Support System: The High Evolutionary's suit provides complete life support for Wyndham, automatic recycling his air and providing him with water and food.
Immortality: Allegedly, at one point Wyndham managed to alter his own genetic code to finally achieve eternal life.
Mass Manipulation: The High Evolutionary can increase and decrease his own size/mass, can grow at max to 300 feet.
Self-Levitation: The High Evolutionary is able to levitate.
Concussive Force Blasts:The High Evolutionary can fire concussive force blasts.
Plasmatic Rays:The High Evolutionary can fire blasts of plasma.
Telepathic Communication: The High Evolutionary can communicate telepathically and has the ability to project his thoughts into others minds.
Astral Projection: The High Evolutionary can separate his spirit from his physical form and can survive in this state for an indefinite period of time.
Invisibility: The High Evolutionary is able to prevent detection by other powerful telepaths. Which he can extend to an entire world.
Psychokinesis: The High Evolutionary can move and manipulate objects with his mind.
Total Recall Memory: The High Evolutionary has photographic memory and total recall.
Artificial Evolution: The High Evolutionary is capable of forcibly evolving or devolving life-forms at an accelerated rate.
Herbert Wyndham was born in Manchester, England but soon moved to the Welsh countryside with his parents.
As a student in the 1920s, Herbert Wyndham was inspired by the work of Nathaniel Essex to perform his own genetic experiments, evolving rats in his parents' basement. Later, when he attended a conference in Geneva, Wyndham was approached by a disguised Inhuman, who gave Wyndham the secrets for unlocking genetic codes. As a result, he created a serum that allowed for genetic alteration, but his controversial work got him expelled from Oxford University.
However, Wyndham joined with another fellow scientist, Jonathan Drew to continue his work, and they set up base in Transia on Wundagore Mountain in a futuristic citadel that his Inhuman contact gave him a workforce of Moloids to build.
Drew's daughter Jessica became ill thanks to their proximity to the mountain's reserves of uranium, and she was treated by a combination of spider serum and Wyndham's evolutionary technology and placed in suspended animation. This process would later result in Jessica becoming the superheroine known as Spider-Woman. Drew's wife was killed by a werewolf, Gregor Russoff, while Wyndham survived the attack. Jonathan left Wundagore, and Wyndham constructed a suit of advanced armour to protect himself. He then decided to use his evolutionary accelerator on himself to enhance his mind. With his advanced thinking, he decided to call himself the High Evolutionary.
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