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Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt)
"Imagine you could never make another sound, not for the rest of your life. Not a sigh, not a yawn, not a single word ever."The King of Attilan and member of the Illuminati. Due to his uncontrollably destructive voice, he remains completely silent most of the time.
— Inhumans #1: Sonic Youth
see the Black Bolt page for tropes and more info.
Medusalith Amaquelin-Boltagon (Queen Medusa)
"Help me, or stay out of my way. Any other path, and you are my enemy, and an enemy of New Attilan. My enemies have one thing in common, Lash: they fall."Black Bolt's wife and Queen of Attilan. Reserve member of the Fantastic Four.
— Inhuman #3
see the Medusa page for tropes and more info.
Maximus Boltagon (Maximus the Mad)
- "Who's the got the voice now, brother? Who's got the voice?"— Silent War #2
- Be Careful What You Wish For / Victory Is Boring: Spent decades trying to usurp his brother's throne. Then, in 2007, when he actually accomplished this, he got bored with all the normal duties of ruling a kingdom. He quickly handed the throne back to his brother when he returned.
- Cain and Abel: Deeply envies his brother's position as king and marriage to Medusa. Outright lampshaded during Inhumans: Prime when he refers to the original story of Cain and Abel.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Sometimes.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: To his brother.
- Crazy-Prepared: When Maximus plans ahead, he really plans ahead. In Silent War, Luna sees a strange parasitic thing inside Ahura, Medusa and Black Bolt's head, and notes it looks like Maximus' mind. He states that he'd placed those parasitic thoughts in their minds years ago.
- Cursed with Awesome: Royals issue 3 reveals that Maximus can, on occasion, see every moment of his life, including all the days that haven't been yet, and that's part of the reason for his madness.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Due to the creepy, crazy things he says.
- Freudian Excuse: Subverted. He likes to frequently rub into Black Bolt's face the fact that Black Bolt caused his insanity, and even seems to actually believe on some level that his personality is all Black Bolt's fault. The truth, however, is that he was still an antisocial jerkass even before that happened; his madness just exacerbates it.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Maximus is a pretty skilled inventor. It's just that on occasion some of his inventions can, in a certain light, be utterly horrific things that should never see the light of day. One in particular can turn human minds to mush. Black Bolt actually had an entire room designed to store Maximus' dangerous inventions (though it's never said whether it's because they were too dangerous to be disassembled, or just in case he ever needed to use them). Funnily enough, during War of Kings, Maximus was put in charge of the Inhuman's tech, and was actually overworked because of it.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: From Secret Invasion onwards, exactly where Maximus' allegiance lies has shifted wildly.
- Humans Are Bastards: Holds this view, but on at least one occasion he's been impressed by it (he praised an idea Winston Churchill suggested to bomb Europe with anthrax in WW2).
- Joker Immunity: No matter what the Inhumans do, Maximus never stays locked up for long.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Frequently wears a custom black one with white trim & designs on it.
- Large Ham
- Long-Lived: At least one version of Maximus is still around several thousand years into the future, albeit incredibly old and alone.
- Manipulative Bastard: Has manipulated both the Kree and the humans into attacking Attilan to undermine his brother's rule.
- He manipulated the entire Illuminati and ended up freeing Thanos and his generals and thus helping form the new Cabal.
- Mad Scientist: Oh, is he ever. However, sometimes he's on the Inhumans' side (or at the very least, not working against them).
- Manipulative Bastard
- Meaningful Name: Agon and Rynda choose to call their second son Maximus in order to make sure he didn't feel overshadowed compared to Black Bolt.
- Mind Control: His main ability. He doesn't necessarily need powers to do it. Sometimes the right words do just as well. During Civil War 2, he outright states that he doesn't like the use the power directly since total control bores him compared to just rolling with chaos.
- Nepotism: The only reason the other Inhumans haven't killed or banished him away many stories ago is because he is Black Bolt's brother and as a Boltagan of Royal Blood the other Inhumans, reluctantly or not, continuously just choose to lock him away in the vain hopes he will recover from his madness. They end up proven wrong every time. After the Inhumans Vs. X-Men story line, the royal family is disbanded, Maximus' royal protection was revoked, and now he can be taken out for good.
- No-Sell: His powers don't work on three people; Luna, Swain (whose own powers cancel his out), and Black Bolt (unless Black Bolt feels doubt. And Maximus is very good at verbally attacking his brother).
- Pop-Cultured Badass/Wicked Cultured: An odd mix of both, due to a broad fascination with Earth culture. He ranges from quoting the Bible, Churchill, and Shakespeare and other poets, to attending baseball games, talking about "I [heart] Gorgon" posters, and joking about opening cans of "whoop-arse" on people.
- Talkative Loon
- Teens Are Monsters: Maximus was always a little hellion, even attacking Crystal when he was a kid, but it was being exposed to Black Bolt's voice as a teenager that really kicked him over the edge.
- Troll: On occasion, what with his sense of humour and general attitude. Like the time he led Triton, Lineage and the Unspoken on a wild goose chase while claiming he would make some terrigen crystals for them. He later admitted some of the things he requested weren't really necessary.
- Unperson: His fate after Inhumans Vs. X-Men is to be completely removed from any and all Inhuman records, like the Unspoken. It doesn't take.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: During Silent War, he's locked up, and didn't cause the situation between the US and the Inhumans. And yet he still manages to manipulate the situation so he can get out and take over when the dust settles.
"Do you think this matters? One sentimental moment does not make up for everything you've missed."Son of Black Bolt and Medusa and heir to the throne. After his earliest appearances, he disappeared without comment. Eventually, he reappeared, much worse for wear, having been locked away underneath Attilan to pre-emptively prevent his turning out like his uncle.
— Uncanny Inhumans #0
- Calling the Old Man Out: In Uncanny Inhumans #0, calls out Black Bolt for being a horrible father.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a snide comment for just about everything when around the Future Foundation teens.
- Death Glare: Literally.
- Defrosting Ice Prince: He admits that, despite them failing him so many times, he still loves his parents.
- Emo Teen: When he's a part of the Future Foundation, he is essentially a black-clad, brooding and moody, aloof teenager.
- Expy: With his being the child of a main character raised by Kang, only to return to the present and become the Big Bad of a subsequent story, Ahura is the Inhuman equivalent to the Apocalypse twins, a pair of villains from Uncanny Avengers.
- This is all averted as of Uncanny Inhumans #4 as Black Bolt and Medusa save him before any of this can come to pass.
- Parental Substitute: Kang eventually becomes one to him.
- May be partially subverted since he called Black Bolt 'father' before beginning Terrigenesis.
- Power Born of Madness: He inherited the power capacity of his parents, but the mental instability of his uncle. Eventually he becomes more stable.
- Power Parasite: He can siphon sonic energy from his father. He also can't be depowered by draining his powers, as he can siphon them back.
- Put on a Bus: Disappeared for decades. It turned out he'd been taken away and imprisoned underneath Attilan.
- Again after Infinity; he went through Eldrac but everyone lost track of him. Turns out he was with Kang the Conqueror.
- Soul Power: Post-Terrigenesis. He can seperate pieces of his soul to do things such as Hard Light clones and possess people.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Born to an Inhuman banned from breeding because of his power, Ahura came into a lot. Before terrigenesis, he had his father's sonic screaming, which developed into psychic abilities similar to his uncle. After terrigenesis they're full on Mind Control powers more advanced than his uncle, as they allow Self-Duplication.
- Troubled, but Cute: If Bentley 23's complaining about the girls at the Future Foundation loving his good looks and brooding nature is to be believed.
- Unperson: During the time he was imprisoned, no-one could speak his name. When Medusa did actually say it as a moment of defiance, Black Bolt lashed out.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Definitely has shades of this in Uncanny Inhumans.
Black Bolt's cousin, also goes by Karnak the Shatterer.An Inhuman who never underwent Terrigenesis, but proves time and time again he doesn't need it.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He can detect the flaws in everything. Buildings, people, philosophies, systems, life, if it exists, he knows its flaws and how to break it.
- Back from the Dead: Fought his way out of a Limbo Dimension within his relative Lineage.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: Discovered a weakness to death itself in order escape and inadvertently stop his wayward descendant.
- Badass Boast/ Blasphemous Boast: "Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."
- Badass Normal / Charles Atlas Superpower: He was forbidden to undergo Terrigenesis due to how dangerous his powers would be, coupled with what happened to his brother. However, he still has superhuman strength that all unaltered Inhumans have. He also trained in martial arts and is mentally disciplined enough to perceive flaws and weak points in almost any complex system.
- Badass Preacher: Attended a seminary, eventually becomes Magister of a holy parliament.
- Badass Teacher: He teaches other Inhumans on how their powers work.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He seldom ever relies on any form of weaponry, surprising given his background. Though considering he can eradicate military/spy agency people singlehanded and demolish buildings with one sharp blow shows he's more than capable on his own.
- Berserk Button: Do not tell him you see his flaw.
- Blood Knight: Seems to have developed these tendencies after his new lease on life, showing a rather somber grin when Attacking an I.D.I.C. secret base by his lonesome.
- Break Them by Talking: If he isn't assailing weakness physically he does it verbally.
- Came Back Wrong: Played with, as Karnak was initially a soft spoken individual who really didn't care about social interaction (even amongst his own) let alone with other species. He was normally formal and courteous to others even while in combat usually refraining from killing even adversaries, but after his recent break from the hereafter its a possibility that he returned to life somewhat damaged at his core.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He explains to Ulysses that he employs torture as a tool often in the human world, even though he's aware that it's often not useful.Karnak: Mostly, I enjoy the feeling of power.
- Despair Event Horizon: Kills himself in Inhumanity. Gets better (sort of).
- Enlightenment Superpowers: One of the basis of his unique abilities beget through training, discipline and devotion. He has anatomical control over all of his physical extremities be they internal or external allowing him limited self-repair, heart rate control, etc.
- Finger Poke of Doom: He can use the below trope to rupture your liver or literally make a knee cap explode from your leg with a finger poke.
- Flaw Exploitation: The very premise of his Non-terragen bestowed facilities. Shows him using this to a much more lethal, if not sinister, degree in his own ongoing series as of late.
- Glass Cannon: Having the ability to break stuff does not mean he can't be broken himself, and he is susceptible to the same weaknesses any fighter would have, like surprise and swarm tactics.
- Glowing Eyes: On and off with him, usually his eyes are featureless with only rare instances of his pupils or irises and that's usually without his mask, seems after his new lease on life that this has become the norm for him.
- Handwraps of Awesome: Started sporting them after returning taking up residence as caretaker of a monastery.
- The Hermit: Inverted; he is the teacher and faithsayer of the Inhuman Tower of Wisdom after all.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: A Hannibal Lecture of a cultist in his solo series dismantles him and his worldview; His parents refusing him Terrigenesis as an infant because of what happened to Triton and sending him to the monastery has given him a complex. His Straw Nihilist attitude is because he wants to be special but has internalized from his parents' decision and the teachings of the monastery a desire to stay normal with the belief he's perfect the way he is but the Cognitive Dissonance makes him tears down others, whether they are actually special or believe themselves to be, because in fact what's special about him is taught and not unique. Essentially he's too afraid to decide for himself to undergo terrigenesis, rationalizes it to himself, and lashes out at everyone from the stress.
- Logical Weakness: Karnak can analyse and determine an opponent's weakness, but this does require him being able to utilize this information. So knowing the weaknesses of a telepath isn't much help when they can just knock him out without lifting a finger. He also needs to see to evaluate a weakness.
- Love Is a Weakness: Definitely believes this to be true, due to being an enlightened hermit of faith.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Knowing the weaknesses of anything and everything comes with it's perks.
- Razor-Sharp Hand
- Shatterpoint Tap: His main ability. He has damaged Ultron with a precision strike.
- Sherlock Scan: Is capable of picking up on his enemies' attack patterns and discerning their weaknesses in seconds.
- The Stoic: In Coulson's own words Karnak was never one to socialize within or without his own kind, and that was even before his suicide.
- Straw Nihilist: Having unlocked the fullest nature of his abilities just before his demise didn't improve his sunny outlook, to him a stone's place in life weighs more in value than people who he compares to objects.
- Took a Level in Badass: When you can literally find a weakness within the hellish afterlife and exploit it to return from the hereafter, you definitely qualify.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: A surprising (if not typical) twist stemming from his resurrection, is that he took to demoralizing a desperate family whose son had undergone Terrigenesis was abducted by another A.I.M offshot. All to simply teach that possessions are fleeting and using compassion as a cheap painkiller doesn't lessen the brutality of the world.
- The Smart Guy: Is Black Bolt's primary tactician (though Black Bolt himself is no slouch in that department).
Cousin and bodyguard to Black Bolt. Also trains members of the Royal Guard.
- Abusive Parent: He outright forces his daughter Alecto to go through Terrigenesis, repeatedly, even when she made it clear she really didn't want to go through with it, out of fear of what it was turning her into. She even ran away because of it, and yet Gorgon just ignored her and made her do it anyway.
- An Arm and a Leg: He got one of his legs sliced off during War of Kings, though Kree tech meant it could be re-attached quickly. It still stung, though.
- The Berserker: He's got quite the temper. And it got worse after the second exposure.
- The Big Guy: Of the Inhuman royal family.
- Commander Contrarian: To Black Bolt. Once challenged him for the throne when it seemed that Black Bolt was allowing humans to attack Attilan.
- A Father to His Men: A mentor to the Royal Guard cadets he trains.
- Fauns and Satyrs: Resembles them due to gaining bull's legs from Terrigenesis. It gets worse after a second exposure when he's taken captive by the U.S. government.
- Handicapped Badass: Taking a slug in the back by the traitorous Lineage left him wheelchair bound, tho that doesn't make him any less of a capable bruiser given the mod's to his ride. By the aftermath of Inhumans Vs. X-Men, he's capable of walking again, though he still suffers from pain that keeps him out of fights.
- Shockwave Stomp: His main power.
Brother of Karnak. His dramatic mutation is the reason Karnak was never exposed to it himself.
Sister of Medusa. Mother of Luna. Ex-girlfriend of Johnny Storm, ex-wife of Quicksilver, and ex-wife of Ronan the Accuser.
- Action Mom
- Arranged Marriage: With Ronan the Accuser. She wasn't exactly happy about the idea, but she eventually found common ground with Ronan. They were forcibly separated when the Inhumans gave up control of the Kree empire.
- Elemental Powers: Crystal possesses the ability to mentally manipulate the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air.
- Making a Splash: She can control the movement of water to a certain extent, via manipulation of inter-atomic van der Wall's forces controlling surface tension, divining water from the ground and causing it to flow in designated directions.
- Blow You Away: She can control oxygen atoms and oxygen-containing molecules to create atmospheric disturbances of various kinds. By intermingling air with earth she can cause a dust storm, air with water a typhoon, and air with fire a firestorm.
- Playing with Fire: She possesses the psionic ability to manipulate fire, cause it to grow in size and intensity, and take any form that she desires. She can also douse any oxidizing flame by altering the ionization potential of the outer electron shells of oxygen atoms. This fire burns only what she desires.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She can control the various substances that make up common bedrock (earth: iron, granite, shale, limestone, etc.), creating seismic tremors of up to 6.7 on the Richter scale (greater if tectonic plate fault lines are nearby) by causing a sudden shifting of the earth
- Flight: Is capable of this, due to her ability to control the air.
- Interspecies Romance: She's quite fond of this, having been in relationships with Johnny Storm, Quicksilver, and Ronan the Accuser.
- Only Sane Man: During War of Kings, she was the only one who argued against the war with the Shi'Ar, and the only one who bothered listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy's warnings. Even after one of them tried to take her as a hostage.
- Womanchild: She has been called out multiple times for being reckless, precocious, and childish when it comes to decisions and considering consequences. She seems to only care about pursuing her own sense of freedom that is often tempered with her duty to the Inhumans.
- Your Cheating Heart: She has a less than desirable habit of engaging in frivolous relationships to satisfy her passions, but never considers who she emotionally hurts after she is done with the lover in question. This habit has caused her to build considerable tension with others (case in point: Johnny Storm). She even cheated on Quicksilver with the Scarlet Witch and Vision's real estate agent she met once at a Thanksgiving party because she couldn't go back to Johnny Storm.
Daughter of Crystal and her husband Quicksilver. For years, she didn't have powers note , until a slightly insane Pietro exposed her to Terrigenesis.
- The Empath: Can read a person's mental and emotional state through their "auras".
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Morality Chain: She's one of the few people Quicksilver is willing to be nice to for more than five seconds. His lying about his misdeeds after M-Day soured her to him, but as of All-New X-Factor, they've reconciled.
- Morality Pet: Magneto loves and accepts his granddaughter, even before she had any powers. Woe betide anyone who dares hurt her.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: She is half mutant and half Inhuman.
- Tangled Family Tree: She's a Maximoff. It comes with the territory.
- Armed with Canon: Whether he's an Inhuman or not. When it's mentioned it usually contradicts the previous writer, because of any perceived Unfortunate Implications. Usually writers tend to fall on the side of him just being a dog.
- Big, Friendly Dog: Lockjaw is larger than any real dog. He's also a giant sweetie.
- Team Pet
- Teleporters and Transporters: Serves as this to the Inhuman Royal Family. He's got an incredible amount of range, being able to cross planetary, if not intergalactic distances with ease.
- The Voiceless: He is a dog. The most he's capable of are normal dog noises.
A citizen of Attilan and member of the Royal Guard. She is part of a group selected to attend a human college.
A citizen of Attilan and member of the Royal Guard. He is part of a group selected to attend a human college.
A citizen of Attilan and the son of a Royal Guard member. He is part of a group selected to attend a human college.
- Interspecies Romance: Dates a girl named Stacey while attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Though it starts off as a Prank Date that some sorority girls dare her to do, Stacey starts to genuinely care for San.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: After his Terrigenesis, San believes his Royal Guard father is disappointed in him. Though to his credit, the father insists it's not true.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Before Terrigenesis, he was a Lovable Jock who dreamed of joining the Royal Guard like his father. After the ritual, he is smaller, weaker, and his main ability is to shape matter with his mind. He is sent to go train as an artist.
A citizen of Attilan and member of the Royal Guard. She is part of a group selected to attend a human college.
- Alpha Bitch: The closest thing to this trope in Attilan. Tonaja in particular hates her.
- Characterization Marches On: During Jenkins' series, she's an altogether normal person who Tonaja hates because a boy likes her. In Mc Keever's run she's a straight up Alpha Bitch
- Flight: Due to her electrical abilities
- Interspecies Romance: Dated Damon Hart, a Royal Brat human while attending UW Madison.
- Shock and Awe: She is constantly generating electric arcs.
A citizen of Attilan. He is part of a group selected to attend a human college.
- Green Thumb: His main power and how he disposes of the humans he kills.
- Fantastic Racism
- Karma Houdini: He murders several people, quite graphically and very deliberately, which starts of the "Silent War" miniseries and everything that followed... and has never been seen getting any comeuppance for it. Of course, he hasn't appearance since, either.
- Kill All Humans: While attending a human university, he comes to hate humans for what they've done to the Earth.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Kills several humans attending an opera, on purpose and against orders, making the already bad situation between The US government and Attilan so much worse. It kick-starts a war between America and Attilan that eventually results in Maximus in charge.
A citizen of Attilan.
- Servant Race: After Terrigenesis, he takes on the appearance of an Alpha Primitive, the caveman-like race of genetically bred laborers. This causes worry amongst the Inhumans over their evolutionary future. Dewoz's form is revealed to be caused by Maximus's interference.
- Teleportation: Able to teleport through any reflective surface.
The king before Black Bolt, who was beloved by his people until he tried to get rid of the Slave Engine, turning the Inhumans against him. He was banished and his name struck from all records. He reappeared after the Skrull Invasion, having gone a little mad in his near-isolation.
- Characterization Marches On: In his initial appearance in Mighty Avengers, he was a conflicted Anti-Villain who was cast out for trying to get rid of the Slave Engine. Come his reappearance in Charles Soule's run, he's a Card-Carrying Villain who wants to take over the entire world for the Inhumans.
- Pet the Dog: He was kind to the Alpha Primitives, who stood by him in his exile.
- Sound-Effect Bleep: Any time his name is "spoken", it's obscured.
The son of Thanos, and one of the first to undergo Terrigenesis due to Black Bolt's bomb. He lived his life in the Inhuman city of Orollan before Black Bolt's Terrigen cloud came. Thane has the power to kill those within a certain distance of him and trap people in a state of "living death". Left Earth to explore the universe with Evil Mentor Ebony Maw.
- And I Must Scream: One of his powers into inflict this upon others.
- Irony: Was a healer. His untrained power is to kill those around him.
- Like Father, Like Son: Infinity states he goes on to become a bigger evil than Thanos ever was. Remember, Thanos once killed half the universe...
- My God, What Have I Done?: Awakens from Terrigenesis to find he has killed his entire village.
- Nice Guy: Before Ebony Maw got to him.
- Power Incontinence: Kills those around him due to being untrained in one of his powers. Its actually supposed to allow him to rewrite reality. Because of this, he has to wear a suit of armour.
- Reality Warper: His other power.
- Self-Made Orphan: Well, he tried. He traps Thanos in a state of living death, so for all he knew, he succeeded. Thanos escaped, however.
- Superior Successor: Can curb stomp Thanos untrained.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Tried his entire life to hide his heritage, and ends up being one of the first to be hit by the Terrigen cloud. Hell, he was supposedly one of its intended targets.
An Inhuman from Orollan, an Inhuman city which had much less Terrigen than Attilan, and thus had to pick the few Inhumans who would benefit the city most to undergo Terrigenesis. Lash, being one of these Inhumans, feels that Black Bolt's actions during Infinity is weakening the Inhuman line, and that many NuHumans are not worthy of becoming Inhumans. When the Terrigen cloud starts rolling through human cities and towns, Lash steals many of the Inhuman cocoons, and kills any NuHuman he finds to be unworthy, recruiting the worthy to his cause.
- Big Bad: OF the first arc of Inhuman.
- Establishing Character Moment: Steals an NuHuman cocoon, and waits by it patiently, even reassuring it... then, when the NuHuman comes out, kills it.
- Jerk Ass Has A Point: He tells Flint that Black Bolt destroyed Orollan... which he technically did. Black Bolt specifically aimed that Terrigen cloud for Orollan in order to make Thane undergo Terrigenesis, not knowing what Thane's new powers would be.
- No-Sell: Has the power to drain energy attacks and use the energy himself.
- The Social Darwinist: Has shades of this. He views Inhumans as superior to humans, and even some Inhumans as better than others, based on their powers.
An Inhuman mecernary-for-hire who spends his time travelling the world with his literal Seeing-Eye Dog named Forey, searching for others of his kind on the behest of the Ennilux Corporation. He is first seen in the midst of doing just that, escorting Xiaoyi, who adopts the name Iso, to a promise of a better life. Of course, he keeps the fact that he's being paid to do so to himself.The "delivery" successful, he gets wind of what is being planned for Iso and, having a change of heart led by a crisis of conscience, he rescues Iso and escorts her to sanctuary of New Attilan in New York, before leaving for parts unknown not long thereafter.He can make anything he reads become reality, a power that frightened his Orollanian peers so much that they blinded him. As such, he carries a set of braille tablets with him in order to access his ability.
- Anti-Hero: He starts off coming off as a cynical, moody, pragmatic kinda guy. When the chips are down, though, he's shown to be quite reliable. Before leaving New Attilan, he also pleads to Xiaoyi that he would have never handed her over to the Capo if he new what was going to happen to her beforehand, money or no money.
- Blind Weaponmaster: As good with a staff as anybody.
- Captain Obvious: Has more than once needed to point out to Iso (or whomever he's with at the time) that he's blind and needs her (or them) to explain what's happening around him.
- Combat Pragmatism: Truth be told, he's a pretty pragmatic guy all around, in and out of a fight.
- Dark and Troubled Past/Mysterious Past: Little is known or mentioned of Reader's past. What is known was that he once hailed from an Inhuman Colony (he names-drops Orollan in Uncanny Inhuman's first issue) outside Attilan and that he was blinded by his own people who deemed his newly gained powers too strong.
- The Drifter: Explains to Xiaoyi that he is this, right before he leaves after dropping her off at New Attilan.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Reader has a somewhat thick and noticeable one that goes from his right eye (that's hidden behind some Cool Shades) below to his neck and also above through his hair all the way to the back of his head, all in a straight line. Where and how he got such a specific, blatant scar is currently unknown. Of note, this scar isn't as visible after the post-Secret Wars Time Skip, due to his slightly grown hair covering the part that passes straight across his head.
- Handicapped Badass: Blind, but can still put up a fight without relying on his powers. And when he does use them, look out.
- Not Quite Flight: He has retractable glider wings for use in free fall. Forey is even trained to steer for him.
- Reality Warper: His power makes anything he reads a reality. After being blinded, he's been reduced to single-word braille tablets in order to use his ability. So far he's been able to see through his dog's eyes, albeit for a finite amount of time at a time ("See"), stop and reverse time ("Stop" and "Back" respectively), "Fly", and teleport ("Go").
- Rule of Three: He can only read three times a day before needing to recharge via sleeping.
- Simple Staff: His Weapon of Choice.
An ages old Inhuman, and head of the Ennilux city of Inhumans. In truth, Ennilux is more of a corporation than a city, and the Capo has run it since its inception. He attempts to place his mind into the body of Xiaoyi to stave off his death, but his plans are thwarted when Readers rescues her and brings her to Attilan for safety, bringing him into conflict with Medusa and her people. He is eventually consumed by Lineage in order for Lineage to access his knowledge.
- Back from the Dead: In Uncanny Inhumans.
- Body Surf: How he's stayed alive so long.
- Pet the Dog: Decides to just wipe Xiaoyi's mind instead of placing it into his old body, which he sees as a mercy.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears in the conclusion of Inhuman after he escapes from Lineage. He returns in Uncanny Inhumans #6 attempting to take Ennilux back from it's new owners.
NuHumansDescendants of Inhumans who chose to reintegrate themselves into human society. Thus, these new Inhumans (NuHumans) lived ordinary lives before undergoing Terrigenesis due to Black Bolt's actions in Infinity and discovering their Inhuman heritage.
Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel
See Ms. Marvel (2014) tropes about Kamala.
See New Warriors tropes about Mark.
A S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist under Bruce Banner's command. When the t-cloud was released, Bruce Banner devised a bomb to neutralise it. Jessup and his colleagues are put under quarantine due to having Inhuman DNA. When Banner Hulks out and leaves with his bomb, with the Illuminati in tow, Jessup convinces his team that they must help Banner, and as a result, they are all exposed to terrigen. Jessup is the only one to undergo terrigenesis, and gains the power to leech emotions in order to transform into a hulking monster.
- Cursed with Awesome: People have to be really careful around him, since he'll feed off their negative emotions otherwise.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He uses his abilities to stop the Beehive's power generator from destroying the Earth.
- Personality Powers: Before undergoing terrigenesis, Randall was the best among his team when dealing with Bruce Banner, since he was always able to defuse situations because he hated conflict. Well, now he can literally take the negative emotions out of a person.
- Super Strength: In hulked-out form.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Broke Quarantine to try and fix the Hulk's mistake.
Victor Kohl/The Exile
A burglar who comes into possession of one of the Mandarin's rings. Goes on to kill his family in their cocoons before undergoing terrigenesis himself. As a result, Medusa exiles him from the Inhumans. He has the power to manipulate shadows.
- Appropriated Appellation: The Mandarin ring dubs him the Exile after Medusa says he is exiled.
- Casting a Shadow: The power he gets from the Mandarin ring. After undergoing terrigenesis, it seems he has this even without the ring.
- Drowning My Sorrows: After the rest of his family undergoes terrigenesis, he gets drunk.
- Jerkass: From what we see, he's a complete asshole. With the t-cloud rolling around, his first thought is to go around robbing houses, which he's done before during other crisis. Hell, he even robbed his own brother. After getting his powers, he decides to kill his family, because of course. The guy is just a complete jackass.
- Never My Fault: Refuses to take the blame for becoming exiled, because he believes Iron Man should've stopped him from killing his family. Tony tried, Victor fought back
- The Unfavourite: Thought himself to be this, since he thought he was adopted.
A woman who specialises in corporate espionage and underwent terrigenesis. Devitt is head of security for Jason Quantrell. She has the power to slow down or accelerate time, which is currently only able to affect a single target.
- Action Girl: Is head of security for a billionaire. Duh.
- Body Horror: She was mutated into some sort of hideous thing by a member of the Beyond Corporation.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Was already skilled without her powers.
- Expy: Appearance-wise, she looks pretty much exactly like Black Widow (doesn't help that she was drawn by Greg Land). This is brought up in-universe by Dr. Spectrum.
- Time Master: Her Inhuman power. Can slow down or speed up time for a single person at a time.
A pyrokinetic drummer who underwent Terrigenesis along with his mother, who did not survive. He was personally rescued from Lash by Queen Medusa and became one of the first NuHumans to reside on New Attilan. He initially only agrees to live there with the promise that his pregnant sister (with possibly-inhuman child) would be looked after, but eventually warms up to the rest of the court.
- An Arm and a Leg: During the Inhumans Annualnote , while Inferno, Flint, and Naja help Ms. Marvel out with the chaos going on in New Jersey, Inferno gets his left arm sliced clean off at the shoulder. However, seconds later, he creates a new arm out of magma/lava that eventually cools back into a charred version of his arm that heals with time. It's a surprise to both himself and the reader when he notes that "this feels right" as it's happening.
- Clothing Damage: Unless he's wearing his Inhuman tailored bodysuit, use of his powers burns his clothes off if he envelops himself in flame, often showing off his surprisingly toned physique.
- Blood Knight: Starts developing these tendencies after going through Terrigenesis. Though he notices this to a degree, this isn't enough to stop him from willingly letting himself be a "soldier" for New Attilan and justifying fighting or getting into fights. Alarming, since beforehand, he was nothing more than a laid-back, mild-tempered and level-headed drummer.
- Emotional Powers: Before he got his training, although he still suffers from Power Incontinence from time to time. As a bit of an Inversion, it's also been briefly mentioned early on that his emergence from Terrigenesis has caused him to begin acting more on edge than his usual laid-back natured self was used to pre-Terrigenesis, particularly regarding his revenge-seeking, somewhat murderous attitude toward Lash at first who he assumed was responsible for his mom's death.
- Healing Factor: With more than a liberal dose of Good Thing You Can Heal. All Inhumans are naturally more resilient and hardy than your average human, and this extends to their healing capabilities. Thank goodness for Dante, as more than once has he ended up burning his skin to charcoal when he's sufficiently burned himself out, always losing his hair in the process. Whenever it happens, you can chart the somewhat slow but steady and definitely faster-than-normal progress of his body healing itself and his hair growing back throughout the subsequent issues. Than there was that time his entire arm was sliced off, but he grew it back with lava in scant seconds.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jason after they end up sharing an apartment together. Dante also acts as a surrogate older brother for Jason.
- How Do I Shot Web?: He kept flaming on with his temper before he got some training from Gorgon. Apparently Gorgon has dealt with fire-powers before, and the best way to put them out is to dunk them in a pool.
- Meaningful Rename: Early on, while training him in the use of his powers, Gorgon suggests he takes on a new name as is Inhuman tradition as a means to better embrace and master his new life and circumstances, an idea tha Dante takes to heart after his sister gives him his new name Inferno. He even suggests this to Jason later on for the same reasons.
- Mr. Fanservice: He tends to end up shirtless and/or completely naked after his powers burn through his clothing.
- Out of Focus: Compared to his Main Character like status of the 2013 Inhuman, being used as The Face of sorts for the NuHuman generation and being the first NuHuman recruited to New Attilan (he was introduced in that series' first issue), Inferno's appearances post-Secret Wars is surprisingly sparse. He only appears, rather unceremoniously, in the Uncanny Inhumans's first two issues: the first had him in a team environment with almost no lines and the second saw him (and Grid, who gets decent time in sister-series All-New Inhumans) almost immediately get erased from the timeline. This leaves the plotlines of his Power Incontinence and his sister and newly born nephew still hanging after the sixteen-month Time Skip. Contrasting him is Flint, who seems to be seeing an Inversion of this Trope (see his entry below).
- Playing with Fire: He can generate fire all over his body, often transforming into a lava-like form when he expends his power in large amounts.
- Power Incontinence: Tends to suffer this on and off. After burning himself out taking down The Unspoken, he struggles to light up for a time, and even with the training he received, in issue 13, he still accidentally lights himself on fire while he was drumming and had to be tossed miles away into the river just to be put out. Some speculate that one of the roles Johnny Storm will have in The Uncanny Inhumans series is being a personal tutor to Dante, helping him to properly overcome whatever is causing his recurring moments of Power Incontinence.
- Punny Name: Dante's Inhuman alias is Inferno. He self-admits that it's kind of "on the nose", but embraces the name nonetheless.
A teenage boy from Minnesota who gains the power to control stones and minerals. He was initially chosen by Lash to become a member of Orollan, but went with Medusa and Dante after a brief skirmish between the two forces.At first, after having undergone Terrigenesis, his right eye is surrounded by unmoving rock and the rest of his skin was pebbled with stones. This was a small point of contention for him, as unlike Dante and a few others who looked normal when not using their powers, those stones would always stick out. However, with a little coaching from Iso and the help of a situation, he unconsciously removed those stones that were on his bodynote .
- Character Development: From his introduction all the way through to the post-Secret Wars Marvel, we see Jason go from the reluctant, hesitant, and outright scared kid who survived his hometown-wide Terrigenesis to the introspective young man who not only fully identifies himself as Inhuman, but also sees himself and his kind as the heroes, even balking at Crystal who knew to treat such delicate Berserk Button Baiting matters as an Inhuman Diplomat with the required subtlety, contrasting his previous aversion to getting into any kind of trouble or fight, no matter what the reason. All-New Inhumans is the best showcaser for the culminations of his development.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He can control rocks and stones, but not dirt or sand as they are too small. Still, his power does extend to the ability to control and destroy Terrigen crystals. After a fashion, he's even shown to be able to envelop himself with the surrounding stone and use it as a Power Armor.
- Doomed Hometown: The only Inhuman potential to survive the entire suburban town-wide Terrigenesis. Being the only one to emerge from Terrigenesis left its mark, and was a prime motivator for much of reluctance to except his new life. It takes time, but he's shown to have acclimated himself to being an Inhuman pretty much completely after the Time Skip.
- Flanderization: During the 3-part Inhuman Error crossover Special, he is shown to suffer from this a tad. It was noted that he was written as being quite a bit more of a complaining malcontent than he normally is* , and he and Inferno argued quite a bit more than they ever usually do.note
- Happily Adopted: Played with. Before his change, he felt out of place, being one of the few Black people in his area. Also, being an African child adopted by Caucasian Americans had its issues as well. But altogether, he wasn't particularly unhappy. However, after his parents' death and undergoing Terrigenesis, he realises he had it pretty good.
- How Do I Shot Web?: He had to train a lot with Gorgon before he could utilize his power properly. Similarly with removing the stones that were on his body.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dante after they end up sharing an apartment together, with Dante acting as a sorta big brother substitute for Flint.
- Out of Focus: Goes from playing this Trope straight before Secret Wars to Inverting it after. Despite being the second NuHuman introduced and recruited, he would tend to be missing for issues at a time, compared to Dante who usually made a cameo with lines, even if that was it. Fastforward past the Time Skip and he and Dante seemed to have switched roles. While Dante's only had bit parts in two of the issues so far (see his entry above), Flint was not only on the team battle in Uncanny Inhumans issue 1 like most of the others, he was also substantially focused on during the back-up story that revealed he and Iso broke up. On top of that, the first "voice" we hear in All-New Inhumans is Jason's self-reflecting thoughts, and the following issue shows him to be negatively affected by the brutal baiting of the nation, Sin Cong, they are currently visiting. It seems that Jason has replaced Dante as the face of the NuHuman generation.
- Reluctant Warrior: A notable trait of Jason's that he has throughout his appearances in Inhuman is that he isn't as gung-ho about all the fighting and violence that he has to witness and take part in. He acts as most would expect an otherwise normal 17 year-old highschooler would act in the given situation. More than once, Dante, who contrasts Jason with his ease of slipping into their new, more violent and hectic lifestyle, has chastised and criticized Jason for this and Jason has also received more than one implicit or overt "Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!" style speech from both him and Frank.
- He eventually comes to acquiesce the "Warrior" part of this Trope, though he thus far hasn't shown any signs of slipping down a slope like Dante has.
- Ship Tease: As first shown in the back-up story in Uncanny Inhumans 0, Flint and Iso. Then, In the back-up story for Uncanny Inhumans issue 1, we learn that he and Iso have apparently since broken up. He takes it pretty hard, too.
- Power Glows: When he uses his ability, the stones he's controlling are enveloped in a blue glow.
- Power-Upgrading Deformation: To a much lesser extant than Inhumans like Naja, but still a contrast to those like Inferno who can pass as "normal" when not using their powers. He's eventually able to get past this, in part thanks to Iso's advice.
- The Woobie: Mentioned in all but the word In-Universe by Lineage as his "deal". Being the only one to survive Terrigenesis among his entire suburban town, just as a start, among other things, will do that to you.
- Took a Level in Badass: The first issue of Uncanny Inhumans (which takes place after an 8 month Time Skip post Secret Wars that was proceeded by another 8 month skip before it, for a total of 16 months) shows Flint to be much more confident and proficient in his powers and in himself, while still showing his displeasure for unnecessary violence. He's even seen driving the group's aircraft back to New Attilan! In the back-up story for the same issue, we see Flint being personally trained by Gorgon, who notes that he's become skilled enough to control small stones for precise long-range attacks (though with some difficulty on Flint's part, still).
A young girl in hiding after her Terrigenesis, as it gave her a semi-reptilian appearance and large tail. She meets Jason and Dante on a chance trip outside of New Attilan, and after accompanying them back, helps them reclaim the city from the rule of The Unspoken.
- Cute Monster Girl: She has an off-putting appearance at first, but as you get to know her, you'll find her endearing and unassuming.
- Dark and Troubled Past: According to Lineage's musings to Eldrac, he presumes that she has this, as she is shown to be, by and large, much happier as an Inhuman and she doesn't talk about her past like the others tend to.
- Emotional Powers: When she feels positive emotions she can turn invisible, when she feels negative ones she turns bright colours.
- Invisibility: She can camouflage her body so long as she's confident in herself.
- Meaningful Name: Naja is a genus of cobra. Naja had the name before she was transformed into a lizard lady with a cobra-esque head.
- Mysterious Past: The hints as given are: In her previous line of work, weight was important; people stared at her a lot; Abby says Naja's name sounds familiar. Added up, this means she was likely famous in some capacity.
- Nice Girl: Always tries to smile and be welcoming to those around her, and takes everything in stride.
- Power-Upgrading Deformation: She can fly, turn invisible, and has enhanced strength and speed in her Inhuman form. Unfortunately for her, her new form is also that of a scaly-green lizard-person.
A NuHuman encountered by Reader in China who can control pressure. After several adventures during their travels, he turns her over to the Ennilux Corporation, unaware that they plan on using her as the host body for their Capo.
- Fish out of Water: Comes off as this from time to time. She has some trouble understanding Western society due to being raised in China.
- Gadgeteer Genius: She grew up studying machinery, and so is easily able to modify and operate machinery she's just encountered.
- With Beast staying in New Attilan starting from Uncanny Inhumans, Iso's been apprenticing under him to hone her skills. Beast takes complimentary notice of her prodigious skills, despite her rural background.
- Grand Theft Me: The Capo tries to have their minds forcibly swapped so that he can continue survival past his current host's demise. She decides she'd rather not die, and escapes Ennilux. Though it ultimately failed, part of the process has made her able to understand and speak fluent English.
- Gravity Master: Of sorts - she can control pressure in an area. It's closer to this than telekinesis, as it amounts to making things squeeze more or less.
- Groin Attack: She pulls this off with her powers after being attacked in Russia.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She lets her parents believe she died when a tank shell hits her house, so that they can grieve and move on.
A former cop and current Security Officer in New Attilan. He made his way to the refuge after his powers resulted in his wife leaving and the NYPD forcing him into early retirement.
- Blinded by the Light: His ability - his eyes emit light of varying intensity. He can control this, and often uses it to blind opponents.
- Cool Guns: Uses a pair of Inhuman Tech pistols that fire lasers, soon they've been upgraded to produce feeding cables that directly channel his glow into something infinitely more useful and devastating.
- Cool Shades: Wears a pair of sunglasses in order to hide his oddity due it's blinding effect, that was they're initial use until awesomeness happened and they were modified to coincide with his guns using his ability.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Sees his Meaningful Rename of "Nur" to be this at first, but later appearances show that he's since warmed to the idea and the name.
- Fair Cop: Served as a detective for thirty years on the NYPD before his transformation.
- Hardboiled Detective: Seemingly had the qualities of this Trope back when he was still on the Force. This side of his played up whenever his detective skills are needed for Inhuman purposes, as shown clearly in the back-up for Uncanny Inhumans issue 1.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Part of it has to do with going from a NYPD police officer to an outcast overnight and part of it is because he's one of the oldest NuHumans among the cast, but Frank is quite the cynical and pragmatic individual. He's definitely for the right thing and he does warm up to the idea and circumstance of being an Inhuman after a time, but he's certainly one of the more blunt and brazen of them with his words and ideas at times. In contrast to Lineage, who's approximately the same age as Nur, Nur is always honest about things.
- MacGyvering: While not a recreational genius Frank has shown to be quick in wit, thinking on his feet while in a rural desert he proved sharp enough to discern a Nuhuman's ability to shape sand, glass and silica into makeshift lens he can focus his powers through.
- Out of Focus: Post-Secret Wars, Nur hasn't really been seen bar one instance. This isn't to the degree as Inferno, however, because he and his skills were featured prominently in the aforementioned back-up story.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: His ability doesn't have an off-switch, and his eyes are always glowing to some degree.
A washed-up mobster who gained the ability to obtain the knowledge of his ancestors, descendants, and distant relatives upon their death. He becomes an advisor to Medusa upon his arrival at New Attilan thanks to his ability to give her information on Black Bolt's whereabouts. Of course, he has his own agenda, and whatever it may be, it does not take New Attilan and its residents in its best interests.
- And I Must Scream: His genetic ancestors apparently don't move on to the afterlife or are otherwise pulled from. They're all trapped in his body, in a landscape they consider to be Hell, pulled to the surface by a giant visage of him and compelled to answer him.
- Ascended Extra: Was originally a minor character that appeared in a couple of issues of Thunderbolts before becoming a major recurring character in Inhumans.
- Arch-Enemy: Is becoming this for the Inhumans.
- Big Bad: Of the last arc of Inhuman, but since he was planting seeds for his plan since he appeared, he probably counts as this for that whole series. He is also this for the New Ms. Marvel series.
- The Chessmaster: It helps that his power gives him access to a significant amount of intel before anybody else.
- Knowledge Broker: How he uses his powers if he isn't already using the info himself.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: He gains the knowledge of anybody in his bloodline upon their death, for starters. And said knowledge manifests in their faces appearing on his body, fully conscious, and seemingly under his persuasion.
- Multiple Head Case: Averted - though covered in the faces of deceased members of his bloodline, they all seem to be under his sway and never try to exert control over his body.
- Power-Upgrading Deformation: Zig-zagged. As a human, he was old, obese, and weak. As an Inhuman, he's much more youthful and muscular...but also bright purple, sprouting multiple horns, and covered in the faces of his dead relatives.
- Pet the Dog: His relationship with Eldrac. He is always nice to Eldrac and recently he gave him a body, something he hasn't had in years.
- Purple Is Powerful: He's bright purple as an Inhuman.
- Villain Takes an Interest: He had one for Kamala, and briefly tried recruiting her. Predictably, she declined.
An Indian actor who undergoes Terrigenesis at a movie premiere. He is turned into a tree-like being.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Was a mafia enforcer that worked in exchange for the support to get where he is.
- Irony: Goes from vain movie star to ugly Plant Person.
- Jerkass: While he was distressed at his transformation, he clearly has a low opinion of regular people and had this even before his tranformation.
- Kill It with Fire: Already made of wood, compounded by being varnished in his second appearance.
- Plant Person: A giant tree man. Think a bulkier Groot.
- Rags to Riches: Was a commoner who became a movie star.
- Sculpted Physique: By his second appearance he's hired professional woodcutters to carve and varnish his body back into a handsome visage. He's reluctant to use his powers in this form as it damages the look and it needs to be redone.
- Super Strength: Easily able to lift a car.
- What Have I Become?: He isn't exactly thrilled with his transformation, to say the least.
An Indian Engineer who undergoes Terrigenesis in the same incident as Ajay Roy. He loses the use of his arms but gains the ability to see and manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Artificial Limbs: By the time he joins Crystal's team of Inhumans
- Irony: Before the Terrigenisis, he used to be an engineer who worked with his hands. After the Terrigenesis... he loses his hands.
- Nice Guy: Even though he underwent Terrigenesis and lost the use of his hands, he still saves people. His appearances often highlight his want to be helpful and avoid stepping on anyone's toes.
- Time Skip: By the time Uncanny Inhumans rolls around, Grid seems to have already acquired his uniform and Artifical Limbs, received some serious practice with his powers, and even gotten to know the other NuHumans to an at least casual degree. At present, exactly what went down between his first appearance in the "2015 Avengers Free Comic Book Day" issue and now remains unknown.
- Training from Hell: The now wheel chair bound Gorgon is shown subjecting Grid and Flint to this at the start of All-New Inhumans. Flint is sent outside of their flying plane to collect a sample from the Terrigen Clouds and is kept "grounded" to the plane by nothing more than Grid's powers, who, by the way, if also being made to simultaneously steer their aircraft... Talk about a potential "crash course" in power usage and application. Both parties are rightfully scared out of their wits.
A newly emerged Inhuman who became the Captain of Princess Crystal's main ship.
- Ace Pilot: Swain has utilized her skills as a pilot to act as the captain of the enormous mobile base of operations called the Royal Inhuman Vessel although the ship is automated.
- Jumped at the Call: She's seems to be happy with her Inhuman abilities even if it gave her a tail.
- The Lancer: Is Crystal's second in command in All-New Inhumans.
- Psychic Powers: She possesses the ability to connect and even manipulate the will of others. As it turns out, they can block out and No-Sell Maximus's own powers.