Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Companion to the Royal Family of the Inhumans
Identity: Lockjaw's existence is known to the Inhumans
but not to the general populace of Earth.
Legal Status: Citizen of Attilan
Former Aliases: None
Place of Birth: Island of Attilan, Atlantic Ocean
Marital Status: Inapplicable
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Companion to the Royal Family of the
Base of Operations: Attilan, Blue Area, the Moon
First Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #45
History: Almost nothing has been revealed
about Lockjaw's early history. However, it is now known
that Lockjaw is not truly a gigantic dog, as he appears
to be, but one of the Inhumans themselves, and that he
possesses human-level intelligence. Lockjaw can even speak,
although with great difficulty. Apparently Lockjaw originally
had a humanoid form until, as a child, he was placed within
the mutagenic terrigen mists as other Inhumans are. The
Inhumans derive their superhuman powers from the effects
of the Terrigen mists. It is now known that his exposure
to Terrigen gave Lockjaw his canine form, as well as presumably,
his teleportational powers. Apparently it has also given
him certain canine instincts and behavioral tendencies
(such as urges to chase animals).
Height: 5 ft. (at shoulder)
Length: 6 ft. 8 in. (from muzzle to hock)
Weight: 1,240 lbs.
Unusual Features: Lockjaw has a small two-pronged antenna
upon his forehead.
Strength Level: Lockjaw possesses great
physical strength simply from size alone. Due to his canine
physiology he is limited to what he can pick up by its
shape, that is, whether he can hold it with his mouth.
His mouth, however, is unusually large, as is his head,
which is about 40 inches from flews to dome. His jaw strength
is such that he once clamped onto the Thing's hand and
the Thing was apparently unable to free it. Lockjaw possesses
sufficient strength to support 3,600 pounds on his back
and still be able to walk, as well as the power and physical
toughness to dig through ferro-concrete with his paws.
Known Superhuman Powers: Lockjaw's major
power is the ability to teleport himself and up to about
one ton of additional mass (including up to a dozen people,
if their combined weight does not exceed that limit),
across space and even to other dimensions. In order for
Lockjaw to teleport another person or object with him,
the person or object must stand within a radius of about
14 feet from Lockjaw's body, and preferably be in contact
with him. Lockjaw is capable of teleporting himself as
little as 10 feet or as far as 240,000 miles (the distance
from the Earth to the Moon at its apogee) from his original
spot. It is not yet known whether he can teleport himself
farther than that. The process of teleportation appears
to be psionic in nature and is accompanied by a visible
discharge of energy from his antenna. The precise method
by which his brain taps the associated psionic energies
and harnesses them for use is not known. Lockjaw requires
no recovery time after utilizing his teleportation power.
The means by which Lockjaw can determine distances
and spatial relationships between points of departure
and arrival, including interdimensional ones, is as yet
unknown. Presumably it is associated with or augmented
by the use of psionic energies.
Lockjaw also possesses a sense of smell so keen
that he can track or locate a scent across dimensional
space. Since odors cannot physically travel across dimensions,
this ability of Lockjaw's appears to be at least in part
an extrasensory (psionic) one, the precise nature of which
is as yet unknown.