The Technet is a team of bounty hunters
from various other dimensional worlds. For a price they
will hunt down and capture fugitive sentient beings, rescue
prisoners from captivity, or track down and retrieve lost
object of value. The Technet range through time, space,
and various dimensions in their operations. Some of members
of the Technet are the following.
The leader of the Technet is Gatecrasher,
a tall, massive blue skinned female. She has certain telepathic
abilities, the limits of which have not been established.
Her size gives her unusual strength, but though she will
engage in hand-to-hand combat, she lacks skill and training
in this area.
Gatecrasher is invariably accompanied by
Yap (whom Gatecrasher often disparagingly calls "Bonebag"),
a small, sentient being who can teleport himself and his
companions across vast distances. Yap can dedetect the
psychic auras of individuals and the electron patterns
created by such as Captain Britain's battlesuit. By three
means Yap can track down specific individuals. Yap has
telepathic powers whose limits are undefined. Yap has
an intense emotional dependency on Gatecrasher and refers
to her as "mother," usually to Gatecrasher's
Bodybag is an enormous reptilian biped,
who secretes containing a natural toxin that instantaneously
paralyzes all the voluntary muscles of Bodybag's victims
and renders the victim's conscious mind blank. Hence,
for example, the autonomic functions of one of Bodybag's
victims, like the heartbeat, will continue, but the victim
will be unable to move his or her limbs. Bodybag will
consume one of his victims, who will be held within a
cocoon on Bodybag's back. The cocoons contain a narcotic
that keeps Bodybag's victims paralyzed. Bodybag can keep
only three victims thus entrapped simultaneously, each
in a separate cocoon. If the cocoon is broken open, the
victim will soon regain his or her ability to think, access
to his or her memory, and control over his or her voluntary
China Doll has a humanoid body above the
waist and a serpentine one beneath. By touching someone
or something she can cause him, her, or it to shrink in
Elmo is a pink-skinned, non-humanoid alien
with immense eyes and tentacles who can "dampen"
the energy level of other beings.
Ferro is a four-armed biped with fur who
is a master swordsman, and wields swords with all four
of his arms.
Joyboy resembles a grotesquely large-headed
and corpulent humanoid infant. Joyboy can telepathically
detect a person's greatest desire and then use his psionic
abilities to transform the person in order to make it
come true. Hence, at a time when Shadowcat was unable
to achieve her full normal density and wanted to be solid.
Joyboy made her solid but absurdly fat. If Joyboy loses
consciousness, his transformations of others are immediately
Ringtoss can emit rings composed of an unknown
form of energy from his head to entrap an opponent. The
rings cease to exist when Ringtoss loses consciousness
Scatterbrain, also known as Fascination,
is a yellow-skinned female humanoid alien who is apparently
incapable of speech and who subsists on the excess emotional
energy of sentient beings. Scatterbrain can render a victim
temporarily helpless by firing all of the victim's neural
synapses at once. Scatterbrain can fly and can also apparently
Thug is a short, squat green biped with
unusual strength for his size.
In the Technet's first recorded exploit,
they were hired by Opul Lun Sat-yr-nyn, the other dimensional
counterpart of Opal Luna Saturnyne on an alternate Earth,
to hunt down and bring back Byron Bra-Dhok, alias Kaptain
Briton, the other dimensional counterpart to "mainstream"
Earth's Captain Britain. Kaptain Briton fled to Captain
Britain's Earth, fought Captain Britain and switched costumes
with him, thereby deceiving the pursuing Technet, who
then mistakenly took Captain Britain prisoner. The Technet
brought Captain Britain to Sat-yr-nyn's Earth. There Captain
Britain convinced the Technet that he was not the man
they had been hired to capture, and the Technet joined
Captain Britain in battling the angry Sat-yr-nyn's troops.
Captain Britain returned to his own Earth, where his sister,
Betsy had killed Kaptain Briton when he attempted to assault
Later, the Technet traveled on business
to the Wereworlds, whose natives become werewolves under
a full moon. Here Elmo, a member of the Tachnet, was gravely
wounded by werewolves. Subsequently, Gatecrasher either
seriously injured or killed a member of the Berserker
Pirates who attempted to interest her in becoming his
lover. The pirate's family forced the Technet to turn
over all their accumulated wealth as reparations. Angered
by this reversal in their fortunes, all of the members
of the Technet except for Yap and Fascination left the
Gatecrasher then went to a celebration held
by the despot of Kandahar. A person she believed to be
the despot himself hired her to procure a perfect mathematical
model of the universe that was made of rock crystal and
that was held and revered by the Incas of 14th century
Peru on Captain Britain's Earth. Gatecrasher, Yap, and
Fascination journeyed through time to obtain the model,
but Gatecrasher and Yap were tricked by the person they
believed to be a native high priest into consuming fruit
filled with the eggs of deadly parasites. Gatecrasher
and Yap were thus forced to remain under a cooling waterfall
to prevent the eggs inside them from hatching and consuming
their bodies from within. In actuality, an alien had impersonated
both the despot of Kandahar and the high priest, and hoped
to force Gatecrasher into his employ through this convoluted
plot. This alien had already succeeded in hiring the members
of the Technet who had just left the group.
Fascination brought Captain Britain and
his companion Meggan to 14th century Peru to rescue Gatecrasher.
Captain Britain gathered together the plants necessary
to create the antidote that would kill the parasite eggs.
Gatecrasher and Yap consumed the antidote, and then they,
Fascination, Captain Britain, and Meggan returned to their
own time period.
Gatecrasher recruited new members into the
Technet, and a few former members rejoined. At some point
during this period, Fascination changed her name to Scatterbrain.
Opal Luna Saturnyne hired the Technet to
capture Rachel Summers, alias Phoenix, whom Saturnyne
claimed was a threat to the universe. Summers, Captain
Britain, Meggan, and Summers' fellow X-Men Nightcrawler
and Shadowcat fought off the Technet, who then retreated.
This battle against the Technet led directly to the formation
of the team Excalibur by Summers and her allies.
The Technet had established a headquarters
on a pier in the English seacoast city of Brighton.
The current status of the team is unknown
at this time. But it is believed to be disbanded.
FIRST AMERICAN APPEARANCE: Excalibur
Special Edition #1