Real Name: Tath Ki
Legal Status: His existence is not generally known to the populace of Earth.
Other Aliases: Mister Buda
Place of Self-Awareness: Coal Sack Nebula
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: One of the Elders of the Universe
Base of operations: The Universe
First Appearance: MARVEL TREASURY SPECIAL #1
History: Like all the Elders of the Universe, the origin of the Contemplator is lost in antiquity. What is known is that he is one of the oldest living beings in the universe, having been a member of one of the first of the universe's races to become sentient in the wake of the Big Bang. Virtually immortal, the Contemplator has spent his eons-long life in meditation, developing the powers of his mind and spirit, and using them to plumb the mysteries of the universe. He is now as in tune with the forces of the cosmos as a physical being can be. He believes his every action is dictated by the "desires" of the cosmos itself. Essentially a benevolent being, the Contemplator sometimes intervenes in the lives of worthy lesser beings to show them the way to greeter enlightenment. Most of his time, however, is spent in meditation, contemplating the infinite wonders of the universe with which he is intimate.
Height: 5 ft.
Weight: 100 lbs.
Strength Level: Unknown. Presumably the Contemplator can channel some of his mental energies into feats of strength.
Known Superhuman Powers: The Contemplator has complete mastery over his physical form and a high degree of sensitivity and understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe itself. The Contemplator can control all of his body's involuntary responses (heartbeat, respiration, nerve ending responses, perspiration) as well as all of his body's natural functions and needs. Further, he can perform great feats of physical coordination and agility simply by trying. As a pacifist, he seldom has any need for physical strength or battle skills, yet if he so desired he could channel his energies into such physical acts with surprising effectiveness.
In his meditations he has unlocked vast mental powers latent in his mind. He possesses the gamut of psi abilities (telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, astral projection, teleportation, levitation) though he favors less rudimentary mental lines. Through meditation, the Contemplator can expand his field of awareness to near-infinite parameters. (This is popularly called "cosmic consciousness" or "becoming one with the universe.") By such universal attunement he can probe the many phenomena that comprise reality and learn whatever he wishes. By universal attunement, he has learned the existence of alternate universes, and he can use his cerebral powers to either transport himself to one, or to partially phase into another universe, making himself intangible and partially invisible.Posted by mark at August 19, 2004 02:12 AM | TrackBack