The Bird People were a genetically stable off-shoot of the Inhumans, who separated from their Kree-created parent race in Attilan and built their floating home, Sky-Island. They possess superior technology and are generally a peaceful race. They believed ordinary humans to be their inferiors and intended to conquer the human race while it was still wearied from the tumult of World War Two. The Red Raven argued in vain with their ruler Aerivar XVIII that the humans still vastly outnumbered them and would wipe the winged race out if they went to war. To save the Bird-People's lives, the Red Raven released a gas which placed all of them in suspended animation. He then put the Bird-People in special individual capsules designed to keep them alive, and sank the island beneath the Atlantic Ocean. He put himself into suspended animation in a capsule, too, after setting a device that would return the island to the ocean surface years later and awaken him.
Powers and Abilities
Flight: The Bird-People possess the superhuman ability to fly by means of natural wings, which span 16 feet sixteen feet from wingtip to wingtip, and are fully feathered like a bird's.
Aerial Adaptation: The entire anatomy of the Bird-People is naturally adapted to flying. Their bones are hollow like a birds, making them weigh far less than usual for a human. Their bodies are virtually devoid of fat and possess greater proportionate muscle mass than an ordinary human does. Their eyes are specially adapted to withstand high-speed winds which would hurt the average human eye. They also possess a special membrane in their respiratory system enabling them to extract oxygen from the air at high velocities or altitudes.
Average Strength level
Habitat: Habitat of this race is unknown.
Gravity: Gravity of this race is unknown.
Atmosphere: Atmosphere of this race is unknown.
Population: Population of this race is unknown.
Type of Government: Monarchy
Level of Technology: Advanced
Cultural Traits: Two social classes, the Warriors and Peaceful Avians.
- Earth-616 has three Winged Humanoid civilizations, the Inhuman derived Bird-People, the Mutant Angel-like Cheyarafim, which the X-Man Angel is descended and the Aerians of the Savage Land. Only One of these civilizations are confirmed extinct,the Bird-People were last seen in The Order #6(9/02) and the Marvel Mystery Handbook:70th Anniversary Special(2009) under Red Raven says they presumably remain in their isolated kingdom. As for the Aerians,Marvel says that several Savage Land/Pangea inhabitants had been rescued by the extradimentional M'Rin. * The Marvel Atlas#2(2008) says that the one ally the Aerie have is the city of sunev.
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