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Modt is immensely strong (He is 1000x as strong as Jahf who has Class 100) and apparently indestructible.
He is programmed to not allow anyone to approach the Crystal during the once-every-million-years event when the Death-stars are in alignment. During the time in-between these alignments, Jahf still serves to protect the Crystal from harm. If Jahf is defeated, the immense Modt--who is 1000x more powerful than Jahf--appears to stop any intruder; if Modt is defeated, an as-yet unidentified being, allegedly 1000x more powerful that Modt, would appear to stop any intruder; this succession would reportedly continue until any potential invader is defeated. The Crystal has allegedly granted Jahf and Modt leave to act on its behalf.
Modt is unique to the multiverse. While Modt is highly powered to guard the Crystal, he cannot directly affect it in any way. According to one account, he is a living facet of the crystal itself, empowered by the entire neutron galaxy at its heart--completely invulnerable, indestructible, and invincible.
Modt and Jahf spent untold aeons keeping the M'Kraan Crystal untouched and inviolate.
When the M'Kraan Crystal's nine Deathstars came into alignment and the M'Kraan Crystal opened up to the outside world, Jahf appeared to prevent anyone from entering it, but was eventually incapacitated by a sonic blast from Banshee. Modt then appeared, announcing himself to be the second guardian and describing his power and the progressively more powerful warriors who would appear to stop the X-Men and Starjammers. Reality blinked out a second time as Modt appeared. Raza attempted to stop D'Ken's plot to control the Crystal by hurling him against the Crystal, but his body passed through it, and D'Ken, the X-Men, and the Starjammers were all transported within the Crystal, bypassing Modt.
Modt and Jahf sensed unsettling vibrations in the M'Kraan Crystal caused by a portal that opened to Earth-295, through which some Infinites had passed. Nate Grey, with the help of Cyclops and Phoenix (Jean Grey) closed the portal.
Modt and Jahf--with the Crystal's leave--traveled to Earth-616 to investigate and deal with as they saw fit the sole remaining trace of Earth-295 energy: Nate Grey. To test his abilities they disguised themselves as a father and son injured by a falling tree, and the father (Modt) tried to convince Nate to use his powers to heal "Jeff" (Jahf). Nate refused to tamper with reality, but when he was able to see through their illusions, Jahf decided that he was too dangerous to live. Cyclops, Phoenix, and Nate battled the powerful M'Kraan guardians, and Cyclops even succeeded from knocking Modt's feet out from under him. Ultimately Modt agreed that while Nate's power was a danger, he had demonstrated good judgment and self-control, and that he did not have to be destroyed. Modt forcibly restrained Jahf and took him back to the M'Kraan Crystal.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #108
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The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
HC Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
- 'Trouble on the Homefront'
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