50 Facts About Black Bolt


Black Bolt is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Black Bolt is the ruler of Attilan, and a member of the Inhumans, a reclusive race of genetically altered superhumans.

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Character of Black Bolt has featured in other Marvel-endorsed products such as arcade and video games, animated television series, and merchandise such as trading cards.

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Black Bolt made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the 2017 Marvel Television series Inhumans, portrayed by Anson Mount, who reprised the role as a variant version in the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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In 2017 Black Bolt was given his own solo series, written by Saladin Ahmed and drawn by Christian James Ward.

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The son of King Agon and Queen Rynda, Black Bolt is exposed to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist while still an embryo, and eventually demonstrates the ability to manipulate electrons.

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Black Bolt proved popular, and decides to leave Attilan to explore the outside world.

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Black Bolt discovered his brother had secretly allied himself with the alien Kree—the race whose genetic experiments first created the Inhumans.

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Black Bolt assumes the title of King but is haunted by the consequences of his actions.

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Black Bolt settles a quarrel between Johnny Storm and the mutant Quicksilver for the affections of Crystal, and frees the slave caste of Inhuman society, the Alpha Primitives.

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Black Bolt revisits his origins when he, members of the Royal Family, and Fantastic Four members Mister Fantastic and the Thing battle the villain Maelstrom.

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Black Bolt manages to defuse the missile and Maelstrom is defeated.

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Black Bolt directed the eventual move of Attilan to the moon when the pollution on Earth became too much for the Inhumans.

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Black Bolt is rated with other powerful Marvel characters by Spider-Man in an "out of universe" conversation with the reader.

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Black Bolt appears in a graphic novel detailing the eventual death of former ally Mar-Vell due to cancer.

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Black Bolt appears in a one-shot publication featuring humorous parodies of the Marvel Universe - Fantastic Four Roast, and aids superheroine Dazzler against the villain Absorbing Man.

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Black Bolt is imprisoned by Maximus, but he is freed by the Royal Family and the Avengers.

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Black Bolt appears in a one-shot title detailing several of Marvel's continuity mistakes.

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Black Bolt marries his cousin Medusa after an interrupting battle between a Kree and Skrull soldier.

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Black Bolt makes a series of brief guest appearances in several titles and his child is threatened by rogue Inhumans.

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Black Bolt appears with the Fantastic Four during the Onslaught crisis.

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Black Bolt decides to attempt reintegration with Earth, and several younger Inhumans—recently exposed to the Terrigen Mists—explore Earth with mixed results, including at one stage the intervention of the Fantastic Four.

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The true Black Bolt is captured by the Skrulls, who intended to use his voice as a weapon of mass destruction.

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Black Bolt, angered by the repercussions caused by the Skrull invasion, changes tactics and embarks on an aggressive campaign against all former persecutors of the Inhumans in the War of Kings limited series.

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At his command, the Inhumans attack the Kree and overthrow Ronan the Accuser, with Black Bolt declaring himself supreme ruler of the Kree Empire.

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Black Bolt intended to release the Terrigen Mist across the galaxy and end the war when, courtesy of the subsequent mutations, all are rendered equal, but the plan was interrupted by Vulcan, the two clashing as the bomb charged up.

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Black Bolt convinced them that the prophecy has been broken, and that he was no longer a threat.

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Black Bolt refused and continued attacking Thanos with his voice until an enraged Thanos knocked him out.

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Black Bolt was held captive for Thanos to use his power to activate the Illuminati's anti-matter bombs to destroy the Earth.

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Black Bolt triggered the bombs, but used Lockjaw to transport the anti-matter bomb along with Supergiant to a distant uninhabited planet where she died in the explosion.

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Black Bolt was liberated and left the scene along with Maximus and Lockjaw.

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Maximus deduced that Black Bolt was always going to activate the Terrigen Bomb irrespective of Thanos' arrival which was to herald a new age of the Inhumans.

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Black Bolt and Maximus agreed to keep this a secret.

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Black Bolt is held captive by the X-Men in Forge's workshop in the dimension of Limbo until his rescue by Medusa and the Inhumans.

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Black Bolt later made acquaintances with Absorbing Man, Blinky, Metal Master, and Raava.

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Black Bolt finds out about Medusa's love for Gorgon and they determine that they cannot go back to their marriage.

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Black Bolt then sent Lockjaw to New Arctilan to retrieve his brother Maximus.

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Black Bolt emerges from the room as Medusa orders Lockjaw to take them away from the Kree base.

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Black Bolt's Terrigen-mutated physique surpasses the superhuman physique of typical Inhumans: his strength, stamina, durability, and reflexes are well above typical human or Inhuman levels.

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When Black Bolt was captured and experimented on by the Skrulls, it was shown that his "Sonic Scream" is triggered by, and at least partially dependent on, his emotional state.

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Black Bolt is capable of channeling all available energy into one devastating punch called his Master Blow, which renders him extremely vulnerable afterward.

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Black Bolt can create a nearly impenetrable force field by focusing his energy around himself, and can use his electron abilities as extrasensory probes, highly sensitive to electromagnetic phenomena, and he can jam certain electromagnetic mechanisms.

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Black Bolt is at least partially resistant to telepathy and shares a semi-telepathic bond with those of his blood, as was evident when he was able to resist the mental abilities of his telepathically powerful brother, Maximus, and on different occasions, to use his own abilities to overpower and take control of Maximus' mind.

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One of Black Bolt's main uses for his telepathic ability is to communicate his wishes to his wife, Medusa the Queen, who then acts as his mouthpiece to the rest of his subjects.

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Black Bolt is an iconic Marvel Comics character, and it feels like he's finally back in the spotlight where he belongs.

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Black Bolt's charged with maintaining this secret empire and ensuring that future generations of Inhumans continue to survive and evolve.

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Not only is Black Bolt well respected among the citizens of Attilan, but since the discovery of Attilan on Earth, he has become a well respected leader among the other characters in Marvel Comics.

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Black Bolt regularly tries to make sure that the people of Earth know that he is not a threat, and instead an ally.

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Since the Inhumans became significantly more popular in Marvel Comics over the past decade, Black Bolt has become an incredibly interesting character to follow.

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Black Bolt has always been a tragic figure thanks to his preposterously destructive voice, but he's never gotten a true spotlight.

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