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| real_name = Tath Ki
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| debut = Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America's Bicentennial Battles (1976)
| debut = Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America's Bicentennial Battles (1976)
| origin = Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition #3 (1986)
| origin = Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition #3 (1986)
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| significant_issues = Sent Captain America on journey through America’s past & future (Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America's Bicentennial Battles, 1976); sent four Captain America’s to defeat Adam II of reality-8206 (Captain America Annual #6, 1982); assisted Origin, aided Quasar in finding Eternity (Quasar #37, 1992); sent Iron Fist on Anomaly Gem quest (Marvel Comics Presents #125-132, 1993); communed with Iron Fist ([[Spider-Man]] Unlimited #13, 1996); led Iron Fist to restore Steel Serpent & ultimately regain full power & harmony (Iron Fist #1-2, 1996); summoned to Godthab Omega by Glorian (Annihilation: [[Ronan]] #3, 2006); imposter joined Elders of the Universe in plot to assassinate Galactus, Elders cast into black hole but imposter escaped, Galactus sent [[Silver Surfer]] to find him (Silver Surfer #3 & 7-10, 1987 & 1988); imposter allied with Reptyl vs Silver Surfer & [[Nova]], devoured by Reptyl after defeat (Silver Surfer #12, 1988); portion of imposter’s head seen floating in space (Silver Surfer #13, 1988); imposter initiated alliance with [[Clumsy Foulup]] to gain vengeance on Reptyl (Silver Surfer #20, 1989); imposter’s alliance with [[Obliterator]] revealed (Silver Surfer #21, 1989); imposter manipulated Foulup into alliance with Kree against Reptyl & Skrulls (Silver Surfer #25-27, 1989); imposter guided Foulup to stab Reptyl (Silver Surfer #29, 1989); Foulup welcomed as hero to Kree, imposter plotted takeover of [[Supreme Intelligence]], Kree leader [[Nenora]] exposed as Skrull (Silver Surfer #30, 1989); imposter took over Supreme Intelligence in plot to rule Kree Empire, seemingly destroyed by Cotati (Silver Surfer #31, 1989); imposter investigated Origin, stole one of Quasar’s Quantum Bands, power went out of control, right arm amputated by Quasar to save his life, exposed as Skrull by Judicator who took him away to find original & try imposter in accordance with cosmic law (Quasar #47-48, 1993)
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| significant_issues = Sent Captain America on journey through America's past & future (Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America's Bicentennial Battles, 1976); sent four Captain America's to defeat Adam II of reality-8206 (Captain America Annual #6, 1982); assisted Origin, aided Quasar in finding Eternity (Quasar #37, 1992); sent Iron Fist on Anomaly Gem quest (Marvel Comics Presents #125-132, 1993); communed with Iron Fist (Spider-Man Unlimited #13, 1996); led Iron Fist to restore Steel Serpent & ultimately regain full power & harmony (Iron Fist #1-2, 1996); summoned to Godthab Omega by Glorian (Annihilation: Ronan #3, 2006); imposter joined Elders of the Universe in plot to assassinate Galactus, Elders cast into black hole but imposter escaped, Galactus sent Silver Surfer to find him (Silver Surfer #3 & 7-10, 1987 & 1988); imposter allied with Reptyl vs Silver Surfer & Nova, devoured by Reptyl after defeat (Silver Surfer #12, 1988); portion of imposter's head seen floating in space (Silver Surfer #13, 1988); imposter initiated alliance with Clumsy Foulup to gain vengeance on Reptyl (Silver Surfer #20, 1989); imposter's alliance with Obliterator revealed (Silver Surfer #21, 1989); imposter manipulated Foulup into alliance with Kree against Reptyl & Skrulls (Silver Surfer #25-27, 1989); imposter guided Foulup to stab Reptyl (Silver Surfer #29, 1989); Foulup welcomed as hero to Kree, imposter plotted takeover of Supreme Intelligence, Kree leader Nenora exposed as Skrull (Silver Surfer #30, 1989); imposter took over Supreme Intelligence in plot to rule Kree Empire, seemingly destroyed by Cotati (Silver Surfer #31, 1989); imposter investigated Origin, stole one of Quasar's Quantum Bands, power went out of control, right arm amputated by Quasar to save his life, exposed as Skrull by Judicator who took him away to find original & try imposter in accordance with cosmic law (Quasar #47-48, 1993)
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bio_text= Like all Elders of the Universe, the Contemplator is one of the oldest beings in existence, his race having been among the first to become sentient following the Big Bang that started the universe; and he has achieved virtual immortality via single-minded dedication to a particular pursuit. He has spent millions of years in meditation, developing his mind and spirit, plumbing the universe's mysteries and eventually achieving near-total harmony with the cosmos. He believes the cosmos itself dictates his every action. He occasionally guides worthy lesser beings towards enlightenment.
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bio_text= Like all [[Elders of the Universe]], the Contemplator is one of the oldest beings in existence, his race having been among the first to become sentient following the Big Bang that started the universe; and he has achieved virtual immortality via single-minded dedication to a particular pursuit. He has spent millions of years in meditation, developing his mind and spirit, plumbing the universe's mysteries and eventually achieving near-total harmony with the cosmos. He believes the cosmos itself dictates his every action. He occasionally guides worthy lesser beings towards enlightenment.
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In recent years, as "Mister Buda", he sent [[Captain America (Steve Rogers)|Captain America]] on a temporal journey to experience America in its totality. He later pulled Rogers from time alongside his post-World War II Captain America successors: [[Spirit of '76|William Naslund]] (the former Spirit of '76), [[Patriot (Jeff Mace)|Jeff Mace]] (the former Patriot), and "Steve Rogers" (Captain America of the 1950's). By doing so, the Contemplator diverged [[Earth-8206|reality-8206]], in which the android [[Adam II]] had conquered the world. Dying of cancer in the modern era, Mace sought to regain past glory as Captain America; the four Captains narrowly defeated Adam II, with Mace striking the final blow and accepting his mortality as the Contemplator returned them to their own times.
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In recent years, as "Mister Buda", he sent [[Captain America (Steve Rogers)|Captain America]] on a temporal journey to experience America in its totality. He later pulled Rogers from time alongside his post-World War II Captain America successors: [[Spirit of '76|William Naslund]] (the former Spirit of '76), [[Patriot (Jeff Mace)|Jeff Mace]] (the former Patriot), and [[Grand Director|"Steve Rogers"]] (Captain America of the 1950's). By doing so, the Contemplator diverged [[Earth-8206|reality-8206]], in which the android [[Adam II (Earth-8206)|Adam II]] had conquered the world. Dying of cancer in the modern era, Mace sought to regain past glory as Captain America; the four Captains narrowly defeated Adam II, with Mace striking the final blow and accepting his mortality as the Contemplator returned them to their own times.
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While the Contemplator returned to meditation, an imposter (apparently a [[Skrull]] mimicking his psychic powers) briefly joined multiple Elders against [[Galactus]], then allied with the savage [[Reptyl]], who devoured him. His astral self animating his partially remaining head, the imposter engineered vengeance on Reptyl and sought to conquer the [[Kree]] Empire, only to be driven mad by the alien [[Cotati]]. While investigating stories of an imposter, the true Contemplator encountered [[Earth]] heroes [[Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)|Quasar]], [[Makkari]] and [[Kismet|Her]] while summoning fellow Elder the [[Caregiver]] to save the cosmic fetus [[Origin]] from wounds inflicted by the monstrous [[Soul Eater]].  The Contemplator then guided Quasar into the [[Dimension of Manifestations]] to investigate [[Eternity]] itself, comatose due to a [[Cosmic Cube]]-empowered [[Magus]]' assault; while there, he advised Quasar on how to overcome the abstract [[Anomaly]], embodiment of all things like no other thing.
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While the Contemplator returned to meditation, an [[Comtemplator (imposter)|imposter]] (apparently a [[Skrull]] mimicking his psychic powers) briefly joined multiple Elders against [[Galactus]], then allied with the savage [[Reptyl]], who devoured him. His astral self animating his partially remaining head, the imposter engineered vengeance on Reptyl and sought to conquer the [[Kree|Kree Empire]], only to be driven mad by the alien [[Cotati]]. While investigating stories of an imposter, the true Contemplator encountered [[Earth]] heroes [[Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)|Quasar]], [[Makkari]] and [[Kismet|Her]] while summoning fellow Elder the [[Caregiver]] to save the cosmic fetus [[Origin]] from wounds inflicted by the monstrous [[Soul Eater|Soul-Eater]].  The Contemplator then guided Quasar into the [[Dimension of Manifestations]] to investigate [[Eternity]] itself, comatose due to a [[Cosmic Cube]]-empowered [[Magus (Adam Warlock)|Magus]]' assault; while there, he advised Quasar on how to overcome the abstract [[Anomaly (manifestation)|Anomaly]], embodiment of all things like no other thing.
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Seemingly allied with [[K'un-Lun]]'s [[Steel Serpent (Davos)|Steel Serpent]], the Contemplator manipulated a newly revived and directionless [[Iron Fist (Danny Rand)|Iron Fist]] in studying and reassembling the fragmented [[Anomaly Gem]] (no relation to the [[Anomaly]]), which resurrected the Serpent, who then usurped Iron Fist's power. Iron Fist ultimately defeated the Serpent, reclaimed his full power and re-achieved peace with himself - the Contemplator's goal all along. Most recently, the Contemplator visited the planet [[Godthab Omega]], drawn there by the reality-altering [[Glorian]], and witnessed the subsequent arrival of the [[Annihilation Wave]].
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Seemingly allied with [[K'un-Lun]]'s [[Steel Serpent (Davos)|Steel Serpent]], the Contemplator manipulated a newly revived and directionless [[Iron Fist (Danny Rand)|Iron Fist]] in studying and reassembling the fragmented [[Anomaly Gem]] (no relation to the Anomaly), which resurrected the Serpent, who then usurped Iron Fist's power. Iron Fist ultimately defeated the Serpent, reclaimed his full power and re-achieved peace with himself - the Contemplator's goal all along. Most recently, the Contemplator visited the planet [[Godthab Omega]], drawn there by the reality-altering [[Glorian]], and witnessed the subsequent arrival of the [[Annihilation|Annihilation Wave]].
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NOTE: The Contemplator imposter was exposed as a Skrull and lost an arm while trying to steal Quasar's [[Quantum Bands]], after which he was taken into custody by another Elder, the [[Judicator]], who prepared a cosmic law trial.
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Contemplator was in need of a unique champion to defeat the universal threat known as the [[Awareness]], a being that devoured consciousness as just as [[Galactus]] devours worlds. So he assembled the [[Deadpool Corps]], a team of “motor mouth mercenaries” from across the multi-verse to do his bidding. However, he was met with opposition from his fellow Elders, [[Grandmaster]] and the [[Fallen One (Tryco Slatterus)|Champion]] both of which thought the Deadpool Corps was incompetent and very unstable for a task of this magnitude. Contemplator’s decision was supported by the [[Gardener (Ord Zyonz)|Gardener]] who saw the Deadpool Corps' mental instability as an asset rather than a liability, considering that their opponent targeted the intellect of others. The Deadpool Corps would prove the Contemplator to be right, after they thwarted the Awareness’ schemes to deprive the universe of its consciousness. The Corps members were rewarded with a ring each that would allow them to call upon an Elder to assist them in their time of need. However, each ring could only be used once.
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NOTE: The Contemplator impostor was exposed as a Skrull and lost an arm while trying to steal Quasar's [[Quantum Bands]], after which he was taken into custody by another Elder, the [[Judicator]], who prepared a cosmic law trial.
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Current revision as of 14:43, 3 April 2011

 

Universe
Marvel Universe

Real Name
Tath Ki

Aliases
Mister Buda

Identity
Existence unknown to Earth's general populace; his true name is known to celestial beings and others he has met.

Citizenship
Unrevealed

Place of Birth
Unspecified location in the Coalsack Nebula

First Appearance
Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America's Bicentennial Battles (1976)

Origin
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition #3 (1986)

Like all Elders of the Universe, the Contemplator is one of the oldest beings in existence, his race having been among the first to become sentient following the Big Bang that started the universe; and he has achieved virtual immortality via single-minded dedication to a particular pursuit. He has spent millions of years in meditation, developing his mind and spirit, plumbing the universe's mysteries and eventually achieving near-total harmony with the cosmos. He believes the cosmos itself dictates his every action. He occasionally guides worthy lesser beings towards enlightenment.

In recent years, as "Mister Buda", he sent Captain America on a temporal journey to experience America in its totality. He later pulled Rogers from time alongside his post-World War II Captain America successors: William Naslund (the former Spirit of '76), Jeff Mace (the former Patriot), and "Steve Rogers" (Captain America of the 1950's). By doing so, the Contemplator diverged reality-8206, in which the android Adam II had conquered the world. Dying of cancer in the modern era, Mace sought to regain past glory as Captain America; the four Captains narrowly defeated Adam II, with Mace striking the final blow and accepting his mortality as the Contemplator returned them to their own times.

While the Contemplator returned to meditation, an imposter (apparently a Skrull mimicking his psychic powers) briefly joined multiple Elders against Galactus, then allied with the savage Reptyl, who devoured him. His astral self animating his partially remaining head, the imposter engineered vengeance on Reptyl and sought to conquer the Kree Empire, only to be driven mad by the alien Cotati. While investigating stories of an imposter, the true Contemplator encountered Earth heroes Quasar, Makkari and Her while summoning fellow Elder the Caregiver to save the cosmic fetus Origin from wounds inflicted by the monstrous Soul-Eater. The Contemplator then guided Quasar into the Dimension of Manifestations to investigate Eternity itself, comatose due to a Cosmic Cube-empowered Magus' assault; while there, he advised Quasar on how to overcome the abstract Anomaly, embodiment of all things like no other thing.

Seemingly allied with K'un-Lun's Steel Serpent, the Contemplator manipulated a newly revived and directionless Iron Fist in studying and reassembling the fragmented Anomaly Gem (no relation to the Anomaly), which resurrected the Serpent, who then usurped Iron Fist's power. Iron Fist ultimately defeated the Serpent, reclaimed his full power and re-achieved peace with himself - the Contemplator's goal all along. Most recently, the Contemplator visited the planet Godthab Omega, drawn there by the reality-altering Glorian, and witnessed the subsequent arrival of the Annihilation Wave.

Contemplator was in need of a unique champion to defeat the universal threat known as the Awareness, a being that devoured consciousness as just as Galactus devours worlds. So he assembled the Deadpool Corps, a team of “motor mouth mercenaries” from across the multi-verse to do his bidding. However, he was met with opposition from his fellow Elders, Grandmaster and the Champion both of which thought the Deadpool Corps was incompetent and very unstable for a task of this magnitude. Contemplator’s decision was supported by the Gardener who saw the Deadpool Corps' mental instability as an asset rather than a liability, considering that their opponent targeted the intellect of others. The Deadpool Corps would prove the Contemplator to be right, after they thwarted the Awareness’ schemes to deprive the universe of its consciousness. The Corps members were rewarded with a ring each that would allow them to call upon an Elder to assist them in their time of need. However, each ring could only be used once.

NOTE: The Contemplator impostor was exposed as a Skrull and lost an arm while trying to steal Quasar's Quantum Bands, after which he was taken into custody by another Elder, the Judicator, who prepared a cosmic law trial.


Contributors: Ohitsme, Mickeys4life and Wezqu

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