Who the Clix? Griever

Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.

All she wants is to outlive the universe and grieve in peace: Griever

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Appearances in Heroclix: Fantastic Four: Future Foundation
First Appearance: Fantastic Four (Vol. 6) #2
Team Affiliantions: N/A
Created by: Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use

The Griever (at the End of All Things) claims to be a living embodiment of entropy whose purpose is to watch the death of Eternity and mourn everything that ever was or meant to be. Her attention is drawn to the Future Foundatin as they travel the multiverse, Franklin creating new universes to replace those lost by the Incursions. She is insulted by these lowly mortal creature daring to create on such a grand scale.

She notices that each time Franklin and Molecule Man create a universe, Franklin grows a little weaker. Griever watches closely and waits for Franklin to be at his weakest before striking, killing the Molecule Man in an attempt to once again begin the incursions that will result in the destruction of every universe Franklin had created. The team tries to flee this new foe and makes it to a desolate dimension before making a grand stand against Griever.

She is easily able to defeat most of the students and is ready to finish them off when Reed Richards taunts her. He claims that she would be handily defeated if the entire Fantastic Four were there to face her. Enraged by his hubris, she gives him a device to transport his allies to their battlefield. Griever is shocked when every Fantastic Four reserve member arrives.

Griever and her servants battle the arrived heroes while the Future Foundation set about enacting their plan. They quickly attempt to damage crucial mechanisms of her ship and leave only one escape pod. Reed had correctly surmised that Griever is incapable of traveling the multiverse without her ship. Reed offers Griever mercy, telling her that she can either return to where she came from or he will strand her in this decimated reality. Griever reluctantly accepts the offer but swears vengeance.

Griever is eventually able to build a new ship and begin destroying universes again. The inhabitants of these universes being to contact the Fantastic Four for help and while they receive it, one of Griever’s minions infiltrates the refugees. It is able to confirm Franklin is powerless and now is the time to attack the Fantastic Four. The Griever attacks again and without Franklin’s god-like powers, they are little match for her. However, Reed is able to realize a weakness again.

He offers Griever what she wants. The Forever Gate that he created to save those fleeing her wrath can also function as a time machine. He offers to let Griever travel to the end of the universe so that she can fulfill her purpose. Griever accepts and cryptically suggests that she will see Franklin there. Though the younger Richards assures her that he’s just a normal human now, Griever is not so sure.

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