Personal Info:
Real Name: Basil Elks
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Norristown, Pennsylvania
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up Vol.1 16
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Nationwide
Grudges: Fantastic Four
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Microwave Generation: Basilisk can emit a stream of microwaves from his eyes.
Body Armour: Basilisk has some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Cold Generation: Basilisk can lower temperatures by 40 to 160 degrees.
Geoforce: Basilisk can increase volcanic activity in an area.
Plasma Generation: Basilisk can fire blasts of plasma.
Self Sustenance: Basilisk has little need to eat or drink.
Teleportation: Basilisk is able to teleport.
Flight: Basilisk can fly by creating columns of heated air.
Basil Elks was a convicted burglar with an undistinguished criminal career. While in prison, he was given the ironic nickname of "Basilisk" due to his real name and his unlikely contrast to the fearsome mythological monster.
After leaving prison, Elks attempted to steal a large gem from a New York City museum, but was caught by a museum guard. The guard's bullet from his gun struck the gem, causing it to explode, which transformed Elks into a superhuman being. Elks then easily overpowered the guard and escaped. Elks learned that the gem was actually the Alpha-Stone, a power object once possessed by the alien race known as the Kree and stolen by a Kree starship crewman. Elks then took it upon himself to find the other such gem, the Omega-Stone, in order to increase his powers.