Aron the Watcher (Marvel)
Real Name: Aron
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Cosmic energy manipulation,
Accelerated healing factor,
Aron, the Rogue Watcher is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a Watcher, but broke his people's code of non-interference and interfered with Earth, altering the lives of mortals and setting up conflicts among them. Aron is the nephew of Uatu.
Once they learned of his disobedience, the other Watchers tried to bring him to trial, but he escaped. Aron came to hate humans, because one of them, Doctor Doom, stole a portion of his cosmic power. For a time he masqueraded as Uatu in order to manipulate the Fantastic Four. He once had the members of the Fantastic Four replaced by clones while he watched the dreams of the original members. Eventually, the originals broke free and he settled for watching the dreams of the clones instead.
Through unknown means, Aron had managed to create a special armor that shields him from the Watchers themselves.
When the entire species of the Watchers faced extinction at the hands of the Celestials, Aron planned to plunge either Earth's solar system or its galaxy (the narration is not entirely clear) into a pocket universe, which he intended to live on in. However, his plan was thwarted by the expanded Fantastic Four and their allies, and he himself reduced to energy by his uncle Uatu. For this action, Uatu was stripped of his position as a Watcher, but it seems (and logically so) that his fellows have since reassessed the facts and reinstated him. As for Aron, Uatu believed that his energies would serve as the core around which to create a new "One", the sentient repository of all the Watchers' knowledge, whose predecessor had been destroyed by the Celestial Exitar.
First Appearance: Captain Marvel (1968) #39
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Captain Marvel (1968)
#39 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'The Trial Of The Watcher'#40
- 'Rocky Mountain 'Bye!'
Annual 21#321 Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
- 'After the Fall!'#322
- 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place!'#323
- 'Orphan of the Storm!'#324
- 'I Die Like the Stars! (or--Fan Johnny Storm!)'#328
- 'Bad Dream!'#329
- '...And You Can't Wake Up!'#330
- 'Good Dreams!'#331
- 'The Menace of the Metal Man!'#332
- 'Love's Labour Lost!'#333
- 'The Dream is Dead, Part Two'#369
- 'With Malice Toward All!'#371
- 'This Flame, This Fury'#372
- 'No More the Hero!'#373
- 'Shattered Lives'#374
- 'Secret Defenders'#375
- 'It's Always Darkest Before the Doom!'#388
- 'Deadly is the Dark Raider'#389
- 'Behold a Fatal Future!'#396
- 'In Search of Doom!'#397
- 'Watchers Lie!'#399
- 'Watchers Scheme!'#400
- 'Even the Watchers Can Die!'#568
- 'Doom's Master, Part 3'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Superalmanaque Marvel (1989)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
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