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In my post from last year, we saw how the former king of the Inhumans was overthrown and exiled for hiding their slave engine. This is the rest of his story.

In Mighty Avengers #25, by Dan Slott and Stephen Segovia, Quicksilver and US Agent meet Ban-Luck.

In #27 (which I can't post any more from, because of my last post), the Unspoken has shown up in China, where he's spotted by Quicksilver, US Agent, and Ban-Luck. Before they can do anything China's superhero team the People's Defense Force show up and attack the former Inhuman king, who easily takes them all out.

#28 opens up with another flashback. The plot is by Slott, the script is by Christos Gage, and the art is by Khoi Pham.

#29 begins with another flashback.

The army opens fire.

Quicksilver, US Agent, and Ban-Luck team-up with the surviving members of the People's Defense Force to stop the Unspoken.

The Xerogen gas turns US Agent and several members of the People's Defense Force into Alpha Primitives.


More of the heroes are exposed to the gas and transformed.

Amadeus Cho boards the Unspoken's ship with Hercules so they can find a way to stop him.


As Hercules battles the ship's robotic defenses, Cho finds something.

Hank Pym joins the fight.

Cho has Hercules, who's gained control of the ship, use the chronal ray on the Unspoken.

Date: 2017-01-22 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
You tell him, Luna!
... and then, of course, He Who Must Not Be Named undid this with a pathetic "gee, I'm sorry, it was me actually" and all was forgiven!

... it's kind of hard to feel sorry for the Unspoken when he never SHUTS UP!
Seriously, we get it. You regret your choice, just stop freaking monologuing every second.
Maybe that's why the Inhumans kicked him out.
"So, Boltagon, our previous king constantly told us every detail of his life. Will you do the same?"
"Great! You're king! Here's a crown."
And actually still kind of fuzzy on his motivation. The Inhumans kicked him out because he wasn't a xenophobic d-bag... so he became a xenophobic d-bag anyway?

-"Yeah, they weren't exaggerating about you at all, were they?"-
He beat me to it by this much, people.

Also, why is King [bleep] calling the moon after some Kree guy?
(Anyone remember Korath the Pursuer? Anybody?)

Date: 2017-01-22 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
He stole the terrigen crystals, which led to the Eeeeevil Bush government stealing them and then to war between America and Attilan which ended with Maximus in charge of the Inhumans, then claims it was a Skrull that did it.
Then he manages to get her forgiveness just for going "yeah, okay, I lied", without doing anything to actually make up for the crap he caused.
He's forgiven too easily, is all.

Ah. That makes sense.
Well, it doesn't make sense, per se.
(What he should've done was released a Peanut Butter-flavoured Death Cloud. They'd have welcomed him back with open arms.)

Date: 2017-01-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
I know All-New Inhumans mentioned that he was paying for Luna's tuition in the Bradock Academy and Crystal seems to be on civil terms with him, but nothing beyond that.

Date: 2017-01-22 07:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
The main thing Luna was angry about was Pietro lying, once he owned up to what he did and admitted it, she had no reason to stay angry at him.

Honestly, if you think people can't make up for their mistakes, what's the point of anything?

Besides, Pietro and Luna reconciling was heartwarming and a good thing, since he had changed by that poit.

Date: 2017-01-23 05:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Well he never claimed to be the Unspeaking...

Date: 2017-01-22 05:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
I sometimes think "The Quicksilver Problem" is a speedster character is hard to write, at least as part of a bigger team. So it is easier to make him a bad guy. And hey, he's Magneto's son, so there's the "bad blood" excuse.

That doesn't explain why wrtiers can make the Flash part of the Justice League, so what do I know.

Date: 2017-01-22 07:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
I'm sorry... I think it was hilariously awesome that Pietro pulled the "it was a Skrull" excuse for his previous dickbaggery. If anyone was going to do it, it was him.

I liked this run of the Avengers, with the Infinite Mansion, and Hank Pym Scientist Supreme, and all that other jazz. It was a fun series.

Date: 2017-01-22 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll
I really liked the original version of the Unspoken. The noble king, exiled for standing up for humans. The guy who far preferred the company of the Alpha Primitives to that of the Inhumans.

Its like he underscores what slaving bastards the rest of them are. But every time he has appeared ofter the first, he is just a bit further along towards being a moustache-twirling villain.

Date: 2017-01-22 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-01-22 07:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
Except he tried to turn all of humanity into Alpha Primitives, how is that not a moustache-twirling villain? He decided to do what he wanted to prevent.

Besides, how things ended for him here probably didn't help his mental state.

Date: 2017-01-23 01:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
Being Conflicted doesn't mean he's not a Dick Dastardly mustache twirling villain, he still decided to do something he knew to be reprehensible, just because he wanted to return to Attilan.

In the end, he doesn't care about anyone but himself. I'd be more willing to see him as sympathetic if he didn't go and try to do what he didn't want others doing, because he knew it was wrong.

Date: 2017-01-22 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll
Yes, that is correct. Here he is a soutache-twirling villain, which is my precise issue with the story. Well pointed out.

Date: 2017-01-22 01:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
It's almost a shame how often Marko Djurdevic's gorgeous covers can make a mediocre story seem much better than it actually is.

Date: 2017-01-22 03:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
This. It's a real shame Marvel pissed him off to the point he left.

Date: 2017-01-24 06:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
So... Unspoken is... Marvel's Superboy Prime?


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