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M.O.N.Q.I.s, or Mobile Optimal Neural Quotient Infiltrators, are small monkey robots built by Professor Ivo.

Physical appearance

MONQIs are small, monkey-like robots. Their bodies are sleek and aerodynamic. They are dark metallic gray in color, except for their eyes, the joints in their armor, and their mouths which glow green. They are equipped with rocket packs.[1]

History

2010

 
Litchfield County
August 3, 20:08 EDT

The MONQIs were sent by Ivo to follow the GPS signal emitted by the dismantled components of Amazo and retrieve them. They succeeded, but many were later destroyed by Superboy. Two surviving MONQIs accompanied Ivo to Gotham Academy to watch the fight between Superboy and Amazo.[1] Artemis also fought many of them outside the school.[2]

 
New Orleans
December 5, 22:18 CST

Sportsmaster procured a MONQI that could help Ivo with his experimentation of Starro.[3]

2015-2018

At some point, Robin salvaged and repaired some damaged MONQIs and a Professor Ivo android from one of Ivo's old bases.[4]

2019

On January 1, a picture of a MONQI was posted to the Outsiders' 1K Wordsworth feed, seemingly by a young Irish girl, but in fact by Oracle as part of the "Anti-Light"'s plan to lure the Outsiders into taking down a secret Spider Bot facility. The Outsiders saw it and immediately responded.[4]

 
Dublin
January 01, post-22:41 UTC

After speaking to the girl's "father" and finding she had been "abducted" by MONQIs, they tracked her to the Radley Overshoe Factory, where they found the girl, a number of dormant Spider Bots, and the Ivo android and MONQIs remotely controlled by Robin. The Outsiders fought and defeated the robots, but the Ivo android had a self-destruct, which destroyed the factory and all the Spider Bots.[4]

Abilities

The MONQIs are not individually powerful, but can overwhelm defences in large numbers. They possess rockets on their back that allow them to fly, as well as optic blasts powerful enough to cut through and melt metal, and temporarily blind Superboy.[1]

Appearances

Trivia

  • The name "Mobile Optimal Neural Quotient Infiltrators" is a backronym, since Ivo claimed he spent ages thinking up an acronym for "monkey".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (February 4, 2011). "Schooled". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 5. Cartoon Network.
  2. Hopps, Kevin, Greg Weisman (w). Davis, Dan, Christopher Jones (p). Davis, Dan (i). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "Wonderland" Young Justice 8 (September 21, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  3. David, Peter (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 31, 2012). "Insecurity". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 23. Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Giacoppo, Paul (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (July 23, 2019). "Elder Wisdom". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 19. DC Universe.
  5. Weisman, Greg (2011-02-07). YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #5 ("Schooled") Credits. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
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