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Arthur Molekevic (Ultimate)
REAL NAME: Arthur Molekevic
KNOWN ALIASES: "Moley Moley Mole Man"
IDENTITY: Publicly Known
OCCUPATION: Scientist; explorer
PLACE OF BIRTH: Unrevealed
EDUCATION: College graduate; multiple advanced degrees
FIRST APPEARANCE: Ultimate Fantastic Four #2 (2004)

HISTORY: Dr. Arthur Molekevic was employed at the Baxter Building in Manhattan as both a research scientist and a passionate teacher to the geniuses who studied there; however, his unpleasant personal appearance alienated the students (some of whom referred to him as the "Moley Moley Mole Man" behind his back), and his continual refusal to follow the facility's research guidelines alienated his supervisors. When the government found his work on creating humanoid mold creatures, they sent General Ross to the Baxter Building to fire Molekevic, with the approval of Molekevic's supervisor, Dr. William Storm (father of Susan and Johnny Storm).

In the subsequent five years, Molekevic went through various professional and personal changes, studying philosophy, religion, and ancient cultures as well as continuing his own work in bio-technologies. He located the underground remains of a culture which he believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. In one of these chambers, 1.4 miles beneath Manhattan, he monitored the Baxter Building's research while creating his own servile race of mold men, dubbed "ani-men." Using DNA scrapped from weaponry found in the ruins, he also created a giant-size serpentoid monster which served him.

When Ree Richard's N-Zone teleporter was tested in the Nevada desert Molekevic covertly observed the test and the subsequent accident. He sent his ani-men after the five people who were teleported/transformed by the experiment; but he was unable to locate Van Damme, and of the other four only succeeded in reaching Susan Storm before the military could. Fascinated by the experiment's results and wanting to free the transformed others from government control, Molekevic sent his "monster" into New York to retrieve Reed, Ben, and Johnny from the Baxter Building. The threesome defeated the beast, and followed it to Molekevic's headquarters. When the trio arrived, Molekevic returned Sue to them and began discussing how they could aid each other in pursuing further scientific research.

Traumatized by their recent changes, the foursome refused to listen to Molekevic, who realized he once again faced minds closed to their own potential. Disgusted with their blindness, he ordered his ani-men to do as they wished with the four; however, the strength of the transformed Grimm was much greater than anyone realized, and in the subsequent fight, much of the ancient chamber was destroyed. Molekevic was last seen plummeting into deep chasm, his dreams again destroyed by the world's inability to share his vision.

HEIGHT: 4 ft. 10 in.
WEIGHT: 210 lbs.
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Molekevic is covered with numerous moles due to a skin condition

ABILITIES: Molekevic is a scientific genius, with advanced degrees in fields such as genetics, computer science, and molecular biology.

PARAPHERNALIA: Molekevic has access to ancient advanced technologies in his underground bases. He has created a race of animate mold men which serve him (ani-men) and has also created genetically modified "monsters" from the DNA recovered from his ancient civilization. He has also tapped the communications of leading scientists, observing their work.

Origin (Ultimate Fantastic Four #2-6, 2004)

NOTE: Copied from “The Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe 2005: The Fantastic Four & Spider-Man”

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