The Watchers were known to be oldest species in the universe, and committed to observing and compiling knowledge on all aspects of the universe without any interference. This policy of non-interference was due to a well-meaning attempt by the Watchers to bestow knowledge on another race which resulted in that race destroying itself. Despite this, the Watcher Uatu revealed himself to the superhero team the Fantastic Four, and aided them on several occasions against global threats such as the Molecule Man, Galactus and the Overmind. After blatant interference with the mission of the Kree soldier Mar-vell, Uatu was put on trial by his own race, but was released on the provision that he would never directly interfere again.
Uatu was later banished by his race for aiding the Fantastic Four against the threat of his rogue nephew, Aron, the Renegade Watcher, who tried to destroy the universe. The Dreaming Celestial later scanned Uatu and learned the Watcher had broken his pact of non-interference almost 400 times. The Celestial also revealed that the Watchers, like the Celestials themselves, were servants of a concept called Fulcrum, with apparent consequences for interference.
Alternate Universe Watchers
Ultimate Watchers (Earth-1610)
In the Earth-1610 universe, the Watchers were stone totem-like, alien supercomputers with a large red eye that "watched" everything happening in the universe. The Watchers had (not too discretely) witnessed significant events on Earth ranging from Steven Rogers' injection with the super-soldier serum and Magneto's establishment in the Savage Land. By the modern day, the Watchers foresaw a great devastation that would happen on Earth and had chosen Rick Jones as their herald to face this coming crisis.
Powers and Abilities
The Watchers were cosmic beings, who possessed the innate ability to achieve virtually any effect desired, including augmenting personal attributes, time and space manipulation, molecular manipulation, energy projection and a range of mental powers.
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: Government type unknown.
Level of Technology: Highly advance
Cultural Traits: Cultural traits unknown.
Representatives: Acba; Aron; Atul; Ecce; Edda; Egma; Eihu; Emnu; Engo; Ikor; Ing; Ocam; Otmu; Ualu; Uatu; Uilig; Ute; Xecu. The Watcher of the Calishee
Representatives from other realities:
- Earth-9047: Uatu-Tu aka the Watchman, the Watchit and the Swatcher
- Earth-6232: Uatu; Zoma; Xavi
- Antiphon, one of the Proemial Gods (the first lifeforms to appear in the current universe), bears strong a resemblance to the Watchers. His connection (if any) has yet to be explained, though he was tasked with "with monitoring cosmic consonance", and was completely neutral in the battle between his brethren and Galactus, which his task and characteristic trait are quite similar to the Watchers.
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