Gah Lak Tus is an immense (approx. 100,000 miles long) collective of city-sized robotic drones that invades other worlds using a combination of envoys and a flesh-eating virus to eliminate native biologicals. Following this process, Gal Lak Tus exhumes the thermal energy from the core of the dying planet. Gah Lak Tus considers all manner of organic life abhorrent, as such an instance when it made telepathically contacted by Professor X, regarding the experience as desecration.
For millennia, the immense robotic entity called Gah Lak Tus has traveled the galaxies, destroying all life-bearing planets in its path. It bombards targeted worlds with psychic “fear” broadcasts and a flesh-eating virus, eradicating all life. It then breaks open the dying world to its core and sucks dry all its energy, leaving a permanently lifeless husk. Only the extraterrestrial Kree race learned of Gah Lak Tus's true nature and created the Eidolon Apparition "Vision" android to make contact with other worlds in Gah Lak Tus’s path to warn them in hopes they may evacuate in the face of extinction.
Vision made contact with Earth in 1904 but crash-landed in the sub-arctic Tunguska region of Siberia. Twenty-three years later, Soviet explorers found the Vision in a self-repair coma. The Soviet authorities began a decades-long dissection of Vision, using his technology to supply their Super-Soldier program. Components removed from Vision were grafted onto human subjects, turning many of them into crazed monsters. When their funding collapsed after the fall of the Soviet Union, the project’s staff locked away the Vision and their experimental super-soldiers in a bunker. A decade later, the Vision repairs himself enough to broadcast to all of Earth's communications networks, even higher telepathic frequencies, hoping to warn them of the impeding doom. This instead caused wide-spread panic and mass suicides. Considered a terrorist attack, General Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembled a covert team consisting of himself, Captain America, Falcon and Black Widow to find and silent the broadcast. Simultaneously, Professor Charles Xavier dispatches the X-Men Colossus, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), and Wolverine to the same area to rescue what he believed was an abused psychic. Both teams fought their way through hordes of crazed superhuman horrors in the bunker to reach the partially disassembled Vision, who finally delivered its warning. Vision was taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, where Wilson has worked with the android, Kree defector Mahr Vehl, and a confiscated Kree database to determine what Gah Lak Tus is and how to defend Earth against it.
Eventually, Gah Lak Tus arrived to Earth. And as the Gah Lak Tus swarm prepared to "feed" on the planet, Earth's heroes: the Ultimates, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men readied themselves to defend Earth. Jean Grey and Professor Xavier distracted the entity by making a direct psychic contact with Gah Lak Tus allowing Reed Richards the time needed to utilize the Ultimate Nullifier, by teleporting the latent energy of a Big Bang from another universe into the heart of the Gah Lak Tus swarm, destroying 20% of its mass. Heavily damaged and "tainted" by the thoughts and emotions of humanity, Gah Lak Tus is forced to retreat.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
PowersGah Lak Tus can generate “fear rays” from space on psychic frequencies, rendering a targeted population permanently insane within hours. Gah Lak Tus’ modules can release flesh-eating viruses capable of devouring organic life on a planetary scale within hours; the modules can also penetrate a planet’s core and tap its thermal power, transferring it to Gah Lak Tus’ main body. The entity’s heralds are charismatic, silvery humanoids, who convince a significant proportion of a targeted population to accept their destruction.
Unknown, possibly unlimited.
Ultimate Gah Lak Tus destroys planets not only to feed on the planets thermal energy but to also eliminate the threat of the sentient species themselves.
- 9 Appearances of Gah Lak Tus (Earth-1610)
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