Planck

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Planck

Vital Statistics

First Appearance: "Prime" universe: "Fooker's Abducted by Aliens!" (March 18, 1999); "Negaverse": To Thine Own Self: Chapter Three (March 5, 2006)

Full Name: Drone #6626068

Known Aliases: "Planck"

Status: "Negaverse": Unknown, presumably alive; "Prime" universe: Alive

Species: Grey Alien

Gender: N/A

Height: 4' (121.92 cm)

Weight: 50 lb (22.68 kg)

Hair: N/A

Distinguishing Characteristics: Constant misquotes of common human expressions, questionable intelligence

Marital Status: N/A

Character Description

"Negaverse"

Formally known as Drone #6626068, "Planck" was one of two Grey Aliens who acted as liaisons to the resistance against Emperor Nicholas the Puissant in the alternate universe of To Thine Own Self.... Absent of the Great Skaboola's influence, he was a simple-minded, lovable nitwit with a habit of butchering popular human phrases. His nickname, presumably given to him by his human associates, comes from the similarity of his numerical designation to Planck's constant, at least when expressed in the standard SI designation of joule seconds.

Planck was often seen paired with Drone #3141592, or "Pi". Together, the pair made for a classic odd couple, with Pi as the straight man and Planck the comic buffoon. One could definitely say that Pi got the raw end of that deal, to which he would readily agree.

Planck displayed a deep fascination with Earth culture to the point of rather inanely imitating it. However, it was his awe-inspiring speech given to his fellow drones that ultimately spurred them into action, revolting against the Emperor and giving our heroes a chance to escape back to their own universe. Of course, when we say "awe-inspiring" in this case, it's not exactly a compliment....

Planck's current fate is unknown. When we last saw him, he accompanied Pi as the latter took great pleasure in calling in air strikes from orbiting Grey motherships to target "anything that moves." Whether that was restricted to just the Grey's alien adversaries or whether the Emperor's and resistance's forces were included as well is unknown.

"Prime" Universe

For some time we were unable to formally identify Planck's "real" or "prime" universe counterpart, since all Grey drones are mostly alike under the Skaboola's control. However, when it was revealed that "Mister Inertia" was a Grey construct—a "mech"—designed to infiltrate C.R.U.D.E., we learned that not only was Drone #6626068 a member of the "Inertia" project, but he was present both times when Fooker was abducted by the Greys. He and Drone #3141592 remained in U.G.A. "custody" for some time, sneaking out at night to hack into the U.G.A.'s computers and gather intelligence on the potential impending invasion of Earth by their archenemies, the Physarics.

During Scylla and Charybdis, Pi and Planck used "Mister Inertia" to help Justin escape U.G.A. headquarters after it became apparent the organization had been taken over by the Physarics. The trio proceeded to find Fooker, inadvertently endangering him and Sharon when they realized that the U.G.A. was probably tracking them. Pi used components within the Inertia mech to signal the Grey survey ship in orbit and have the group teleported aboard. There, they met with the Great Skaboola, who ordered Pi and Plank to relay the history of the Grey/Physaric war to their human guests. Both Greys were present during the climactic showdown between Nick, the Grand Protuberance, and Colonel Lionel Barker, although they were mostly witnesses and not active participants to these events.

In the aftermath of Scylla and Charybdis, Pi and Planck were assigned by the Skaboola to be liaisons between the human "survivors" and their Grey hosts. Planck assisted Fooker in learning the Grey's complex computer programming language, VLURM. He is also apparently vice president of Fred's fan club, although it's difficult to tell how serious this statement was.

During their long stint on Earth in U.G.A. custody, both Pi and Planck developed a growing sense of independence from the telepathic control of their Skaboola. This has allowed their personalities to become more distinct compared to their counterparts who remained aboard the Grey ship. Although they have become more aware of their growing independence, it is currently uncertain how much the Skaboola has noticed.

Planck is apparently a practitioner of Venusian aikido.

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