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Basilisk (Basil Elks)
Art by Ron Wilson Image File history File links Size of this preview: 352 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 1020 pixel, file size: 226 KB, MIME type: image/png)The supervillain Basilisk, in art from Marvel Team Up #47 by Ron Wilson. ... Ron Wilson is an American comic book artist. ...

Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance (Supervillain)
Marvel Team-Up vol. 1, #16 (Dec 1973)
New X-Men vol. 1, #135
Created by (Supervillain)
Len Wein & Gil Kane
Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
Alter ego (Supervillain) Basil Elks
(Mutant) Unknown
Xavier Institute student body, Brotherhood of Mutants
Abilities (Supervillain)
Superhuman strength, durability and stamina
Energy projection
Temperature and molecular manipulation
Paralyzing Pulse

The Basilisk is the name of two fictional characters that appear in the Marvel Universe. The first is a supervillain who debuts in Marvel Team-Up vol. 1, #16. The second is a mutant who first appears in New X-Men vol. 1, #135. Both are deceased. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Len Wein (born June 12, 1948, New York City, New York) is an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics Swamp Thing and for reviving Marvel Comics X-Men. ... Showcase #22 (Oct. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Frank Quitely Frank Quitely (born January 18, 1968) is the professional pseudonym of Scottish comic book artist Vincent Deighan. ... Emma Frost with the current Xavier Institute student body. ... The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, also known as The Brotherhood and Brotherhood of Mutants, is a Marvel Comics supervillain team devoted to mutant superiority over normal humans. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Marvel Team-Up is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... // Marvel Comics In Marvel comic books, particularly those of the X-Men franchise, a mutant is a human being who is born with genetic modifications that allow for abilities not possessed by regular humans. ... New X-Men refers to two superhero comic books published by Marvel Comics within the hugely popular X-Men franchise. ...


Basilisk (Basil Elks)

Fictional character biography

Basil Elks is a petty thief who breaks into a museum to steal what he believes is an ordinary emerald - but is in fact a Kree artifact called the Alpha Stone. Elks, however, miscalculates the security guards rounds and was caught and fired upon when he reached for a weapon. The guard’s bullet accidentally hits and shatters the gem, causing an explosion that transforms Elks into a humanoid reptilian - his skin becomes green and scaly and his eyes are now large and red. Elks then flash-freezes the guard in place, and realizing that he now had superhuman abilities decides to become a supervillain and calls himself the Basilisk. The Basilisk then realizes that the Alpha Stone has a twin - the Omega Stone - which he becomes determined to find so as to increase his powers. This brings the Basilisk into conflict with Captain Marvel (who is seeking the Stones), Spider-man, Mr. Fantastic and finally the Mole Man in his underground lair.[1] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... Captain Marvel is the name of several unique fictional Marvel Comics superheros. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Mister Fantastic is a Marvel Comics superhero who is the leader of the Fantastic Four. ... The Mole Man is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

The Basilisk is presumed dead after being engulfed by a wave of lava, but survives and several years later resurfaces to attack New York City. Although now powered by both Stones, the Basilisk is defeated by Spider-Man and the Thing, and is again thought to be dead.[2] Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... The Thing (Benjamin Ben Jacob Grimm) is a fictional character, a founding member of the superhero team The Fantastic Four in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

The Basilisk eventually reappears and decides to retaliate against the Thing by attacking Four Freedoms Plaza, the headquarters of the Fantastic Four. As soon as the Basilisk appears, however, he is shot and killed by the vigilante called the Scourge of the Underworld.[3] The Fantastic Four is a fictional American team of comic-book superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Scourge of the Underworld is the name of a series of fictional characters who have appeared in various series set in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Powers and abilities

Courtesy of the Alpha Stone, the Basilisk possessed enhanced physical strength, reflexes, and stamina. The Basilisk's main offensive weapon were his eye beams, which could be concussive force (these could also be directed at the ground for limited flight) or energy that manipulated temperature (boiling or freezing extremes) or molecules. While these powers are enhanced once the Basilisk acquires the Omega Stone, he was still not invulnerable, as Scourge kills him with one shot.

Basilisk (unnamed mutant)

Fictional character biography

Basilisk is a mutant and a student at the Xavier Institute. Possessing limited intelligence and persecuted in his youth due to his abnormal appearance, Basilisk is extremely aggressive. Once Basilisk's mutant power manifests, he suffers from brain seizures until a scientist gives him a device to help regulate the ability. The Xavier Mansion located in Salem, New York This is the fictional house for The X-Men, also known as: Xavier Mansion and Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters Xavier Institute for Higher Learning is the base of operation for both the X-Men and its sister team, the...

At one point, Basilisk saves his class from the U-Men - humans who hunt mutants for their organs - after being told that fellow student No-Girl would agree to date him. Soon afterwards, Basilisk joins the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood's leader Xorn - posing as Magneto -launches an assault against New York and in the process accidentally kills Basilisk. [4] The U-Men are a fictional comic book group, owned by Marvel Comics and existing in the Marvel Universe. ... Martha Johansson, also known as No Body, is a fictional mutant brain in a vat from the New X-Men comic book series of the Marvel Universe. ... The Brotherhood of Mutants, originally known as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and briefly as the Brotherhood, is a Marvel Comics supervillain team devoted to mutant superiority over normal humans. ... Xorn is a fictional character published by Marvel Comics. ... Magneto (Eric Lensherr) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... NY redirects here. ...

Powers and abilities

Basilisk possesses an overly-fleshy head devoid of all features except for sunken ears, a slit-like mouth, and a single centered eye socket. A camera-like device is located in this socket that allows Basilisk to control his superhuman mutant ability to emit a pulse of high-frequency strobe light from his brain. The light paralyzes any sentient being that views it, causing them to fall into a rigid fascinated state. The length of the effect varies depending upon the strength of will of the onlooker.


  1. ^ Marvel Team-Up vol. 1, #16 - 17
  2. ^ Marvel Two-In-One vol. 1, #17
  3. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1, #289
  4. ^ New X-Men vol. 1, #146

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basilisk: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (797 words)
In Greek and European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk (from the Greek basiliskos, a little king, in Latin Regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power of causing death by a single glance.
There are three descriptions to the image of the basilisk: a huge lizard, a giant snake or a three-foot high cockrel with a snake's tail and teeth, all of which are shared with the cockatrice.
The basilisk is fabulously alleged to be hatched by a cockerel from the egg of a serpent (the reverse of the cockatrice, which was hatched from a hen's egg incubated by a serpent's nest).
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