Name: Tath Ki
His existence is not generally known to the populace of Earth.
Place of Self-Awareness: Coal Sack Nebula
Known Relatives: None
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
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