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Lessor known Inhumans: Ransak the Reject

The son of the Inhuman, Maelstrom, and an unnamed mother who was a member of the Deviant people of Lumeria.   Although he was never exposed to the Terrigin Mists, Ransak possesses moderate super strength and enhanced speed and agility.  He is quite handsome by human standards, yet was considered repulsive and a grotesque freak by the standards of his fellow Deviants.  Tormented and abused, Ransak was forced to fight in the gladiatorial games where he faced off against the Deviant juggernaut, Karkas.   The Eternal, Thena was witness to these games.  She took pity on Ransak and teleported both him and Karkas to Olympia.  Ransak and Karkas (who had also been maltreated by the Deviants) became friends and colleagues and they had many adventures alongside the Eternals.  

Ransak first appeared in Eternals Vol. 1 #8; created by Jack Kirby

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I’m posting this article here, because of third position on the list - Karkas and Ransak the Reject

Karkas is a deformed but invulnerable super-genius whose intelligence allowed him to realize that there’s really no point in being evil when you’re in a world where evil routinely gets trounced by guys with magic hammers and jet boots. Reject is also deformed, in that he’s a Deviant who was deemed too handsome to be a part of their society because he looks like a normal human. Together, they rebel against their evil society, defecting to the good guys and smashing up pretty much everything that gets in their way. And the best part? They are also teens.

I think I’ve jsut found some of Marvel Universe’s oldest C-List superheroes. Okay, maybe Z-List is more appriorate, but still.

We should totally bring them back. Two teenage rebelious deviants. C'mon, imagine them trying to join JGS or Young Avengers, this would be golden.

Inhuman of The Day

October 15th - Ransak

Ransak the Reject; tthe son of the Inhuman renegade, Maelstrom, and an unnamed mother who was a member of the Deviant people of Lumeria.   Although he was never exposed to the Terrigin Mists, Ransak possesses moderate super strength and greatly enhanced speed and agility.  These powers are possibly a result of Ransak’s Deviant lineage and/or genetic alterations passed down from his Inhuman father and grandfather.  

Ransak is quite handsome by human standards, yet was considered repulsive and a grotesque freak by the standards of his fellow Deviants.  Tormented and abused, Ransak was forced to fight in the gladiatorial games orcastrated by King Toad, the then leader Lumeria.  Ransak’s strength, skill and savagery aided him well as a gladiator and he made short work of many of his opponents.  Upset that this puny, human-looking reject had bested his gladiators, Toad arranged for Ransak to face off against the Deviant champion, the red-skinned behemoth known as Karkas.  

Meanwhiule, The Eternal known as Thena had come to visit Lumeria, accompanied by her ally, Kro.  Thena witnessed the gladitorial games and saw young Ransak go up against Karkas.  In the midst of this terrible battle, Ransak and Karkas came to realize that the two had very much in common.  Both had been shunned by their Deviant peers and forced to fight against their wills.  The two ultimately chose to fight alongside one another and attacked their guards.  Thena had felt great sympathy for the two Deviants and she seized the opportunity to save them.  She used her powers and teleported both Ransak and Karkas to the Eternal safehold of Olympia.  

Although it was a tough transition, Ransak came to appreciate the good treatment and sense of equality he felt from the Eternals.  Both he and Ransak decided to stay on and fight at the Eternals’ side.  The two went on to have many adventures with the Eternals.

Ransak’s current status and whereabouts remain unknown.  Also unknown is whether or not he ever learned of his Inhuman heritage.  It is possible that exposure to the Terrigen Cloud may cause Ransak to go through Terrigenesis.  Whether or not such a tale will ever be told, however, remains to be seen.    

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Yes, you are correct.  Rasak is indeed of the Deviant race of Lemuria.  Although he is also an Inhuman (or perhaps more accurately an Inhuman hybrid).  Ransak’s father is Maelstrom, the son of the renegade Inhuman scientist, Phaeder.   Ransacks grandmother was the Deviant, Morga; his mother was also a Deviant, but her name has thus far been unrevealed.  

It’s one of those neat sic-fi ironies that Ransak, who would be considered quite handsome by human or Inhuman standards, was viewed as grotesquely ugly by the standards of the Deviants of Lemuria.  His being of partially Inhuman descent is likely why his physical appearance is so aberrant of the Deviant race.