Species name: Uncreated
Alternate Names: The Works
First Appearance: Excalibur (1st series) #89
BIOLOGY & ABILITIES
The Uncreated are artificially created species, created by a giant insectoid alien they considered “God.” They are a vaguely humanoid species, with thick armored skin and prominent spikes on their back and arms, which can be expelled from their body. The Uncreated exhibit above human strength, as well a low level telepathy.
The Uncreated are a race of former slaves who were originally called The Works. They knew that they had been created by a god, and with that knowledge they developed a species-wide inferiority complex. Scouring the galaxy, they hunted down their god and killed it, renaming themselves The Uncreated. Travelling the universe afterwards, that aliens expected to find acknowledgement of the murder of their god. Instead they discovered that other races too had religions that were based on worshipping superior beings. Considering this behaviour to be dangerously backwards, the Uncreated have become the most violent atheists ever, as they fly through the universe and kill any alien race that does not recant from their religion. [Starjammers (1st series) #1-4, Excalibur (1st series) #90]
Several of the Uncreated came to Earth to determine of the planet was in need of religious cleansing. Instead they were captured by the secret British organisation Black Air. The group experimented on the aliens, discovering that benign bacteria in their system could be used to create a deadly virus known as Blood Eagle. Furthermore, their scientists created gene spliced spider-like creatures from Uncreated technology that could sense mutants and burn out their brain cells.
Eventually, the aliens managed to escape their cells but not the base itself. When Excalibur’s Pete Wisdom and Kitty Pryde infiltrated Black Air’s base, they encountered some of the Uncreated, who attacked Kitty, upon learning the young mutant practised Judaism. The aliens were subsequently killed when the base was destroyed.[Excalibur (1st series) #89-90]
The race made their presence known in the galaxy when they purged a series of Shi’ar worlds and one Clench world, all who refused to abandon their religions. This drew the attention of the Shi’ar Imperium, as well as the Starjammers, who were residing in the Clench Union.
When the Shi’ar confronted the Uncreated in orbit above the Clench world Standing Still, the Stajammers intervened to protect the planet from being destroyed in the crossfire. Using information they had learned about the Uncreated’s origins, the Stajammers projected a gigantic holographic image of their deceased god. Believing their god to have been resurrected, the terrified Uncreated committed suicide rather than recognize that they had failed to rise above their god. [Starjammers (1st series) #1-4]
One known Uncreated survived the mass suicide; nicknamed “Godkiller” the alien was locked away in the Shi’ar superprison on Kr’kn. Later it was recruited into Emperor Vulcan’s Praetorian Guard to hunt down and destroy the Starjammers, and complete the emperor’s “dirtier” missions. During one such mission, “Godkiller” was arrested by the Nova Corps. [X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, Nova (4th series) #28]
The Uncreated posses a fleet of spaceships in which they travel the universe forcing other species to recant or die. Likely due to their mission bringing them into constant conflict with others their ships are outfitted with powerful weapons, strong enough to destroy worlds. The ships appear organic in nature.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER SPECIES
Surprisingly the Uncreated and the Phalanx get along very well. The Uncreated admire the efficiency of the techno-organic aliens that do not worship any god, while the Phalanx have never attacked the Uncreated as they do not claim any territory for their own. Whenever they have exterminated some race that did not recant from their religion, the Uncreated move further on, leaving unoccupied worlds behind. [Starjammers #1-4]