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Other Names: Master Machine
First Appearance: The X-Men (vol. 1) #21 (June 1966): "From Whence Comes...Dominus?"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (mentioned) The X-Men (vol. 1) #20 (May 1966): "I, Lucifer..."; (seen) The X-Men (vol. 1) #21 (June 1966): "From Whence Comes...Dominus?"
Creators: Roy Thomas, Werner Roth (as Jay Gavin), Dick Ayers
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 11
Teams/Affiliations: Desert Dwellers (creator)
Enemy of: The Avengers
Dominus is an immense sentient computer who was built by an alien race known as the Quist. Eventually Dominus became so powerful that it came to dominate the Quist race.
As seen in West Coast Avengers #17, Dominus was so powerful that it could project its consciousness into the mind of an individual Quist. Dominus completely took over the body of an individual male Quist, but this was a temporary host form. In its regular form, Dominus is not an organic being. So while Dominus can be referred to as a male Quist in that form, that is not "his" regular form.
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