The Unspoken was the previous monarch of the Inhumans and Black Bolt's predecessor. His forgotten reign was not an unhappy one.
thrived. The Unspoken, whose real name has been forgotten in history was well-respected and loved by his people. Even the
, upon whose sweat and toil Attilan is built, adored their monarch in their own simple way. Even though it is their station in life to serve, he treated them with kindness, shown by few others. He preferred their stoic company to courtiers' gossip and intrigue. Although the now forgotten king was loved, above all, he was feared for his incalculable power by all but his cousin, Black Bolt.
The Unspoken had removed the Slave Engine from Attilan and hid it somewhere safe. The Slave Engine is the Inhumans' holiest relic and birthright. With it removed, the Inhuman
sensed weakness all over Attilan, this prompted Black Bolt and his cousins to confront the Unspoken. The confrontation led to a fight, one which the Unspoken lost due to weakness from having to move the Slave Engine. Following the fight, Black Bolt assumed the throne and the Unspoken was brought to the inhospitable wastes ringing Attilan's borders. Refusing to give up the location of the Slave Engine, Black Bolt spoke the Unspoken King's name one last time.
The next morning, the Unspoken was found by Alpha Primitives who nursed him back to health. For years, the Unspoken remained in the caves of Tibet with the Alpha Primitives growing and cultivating xerogen crystals. On one such dig, he chased out a boy who had stumbled upon his lair, leading him outside where he had noticed Attilan left to the moon.
While in Tibet, G.R.A.M.P.A detected the Unspoken, but were unable to identify who or what he was. They called upon
to come in and identify who the Unspoken was. Immediately Quicksilver recognized the Unspoken and suggested that all of the Avenger's should be called in. The
, came and fought their hardest but failed.
The Unspoken was finally defeated when the heroes used the chronal ray on the Slave engine to accelerate the growth of the Xerogen crystals, this caused the Unspoken to age rapidly. The Unspoken was unable to fight anymore and was brought back to his cave by the Alpha Primitives, where he would spend his last days.
The former Inhuman monarch, the Unspoken was created by
Christos N. Gage
and first appeared in
Mighty Avengers #27.
Dan Slott talking about the tragic nature of the villainous character "He's a horribly tragic figure. He's someone who should be an important legend, but he's not. So much of our identity is not just who we are, but what people say about us and how we're remembered. And he's this secret that the royals keep to themselves. Now he's a guy who literally howls at the moon because he thinks the royals are looking down at him from up there. What's even sadder is that he's been in a cave for several years so he has no idea that they're gone and there's nobody up there".
Powers and Abilities
Extremely powerful threat and being the Unspoken is said to be the living embodiment of Terrigenesis, the process which grants the Inhumans their super powers. The Unspoken can therefore transform his own genetic make up to exhibit any super inhuman power he wants. Although this is not instantaneous, nor is the extent of his ability to do this fully explored. Potential capacity for limitless power exists. So far the Unspoken has demonstrated such powers such as size manipulation, energy blasts, density manipulation, super strength, and super durability, among many other abilities and countless potential abilities.
Height: 7' 6"
Weight: 298 lbs (135 kg)