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"People don't realize that smiling is different on every single head. Every time, you have to relearn it."
―Eek Stack Ik Ik[src]

Eek Stack Ik Ik is the leader of the Butterflies who possessed Senator Royland Goff until she was abducted by Christopher Smith and briefly kept as pet. She then escaped and took Sophie Song as a new host. Her plans were later foiled and all of her forces were killed along with the cow and Peacemaker killed Sophie’s body leaving the queen to later return to her home for food to survive.

Biography

At some point, Eek Stack Ik Ik came to Earth with the rest of Butterflies seeking a new home when their native planet was dying, initially the Butterflies only wanted to live among humans without causing trouble until Eek Stack Ik Ik decided to change plans when she learned that humans were on the same self-destructive path that costed the Butterflies their native planet. Butterflies started possessing humans in positions of political power, with Eek Stack Ik Ik herself taking the body of Royland Goff. Only Ik Nobe Llok opposed Eek Stack Ik Ik's plans for world domination even if it was for a noble cause. Eek Stack Ik Ik approached Judomaster and convinced him of the Butterflies' cause of stopping human society from destroying themselves, Judomaster was appointed to be Royland Goff's bodyguard so he could protect Eek Stack Ik Ik.

Approximately one year later, Peacemaker, Vigilante, and Emilia Harcourt were sent to kill Royland Goff and his family. Royland Goff's son, wife, and daughter were all assassinated by Vigilante, but Goff was saved by the intervalence of Judomaster who knocked out Vigilante and Peacemaker. Goff kidnapped the assassins and brutally tortured them to get information. The rest of the team managed to rescue the two with an explosion that gave Peacemaker the chance to free himself and kill Goff, forcing Eek Stack Ik Ik to leave Goff's body but she was captured by Smith. Smith lied to the rest of the team about killing Eek Stack Ik Ik and instead kept her in a jar intending to interrogate her for answers, Smith instead kept the butterfly as a pet.[1]

A few days later Eek Stack Ik Ik made a peace symbol out of the honey-esque food in the jar to communicate with Peacemaker and Vigilante. The two tried to ask her "yes or no" questions about the Butterflies' goals but were interrupted when Christopher Smith's trailer was raided by the Evergreen Police Department forcing them to make a hasty retreat during which Eek Stack Ik Ik's jar is broken giving her the chance to escape and take over the body of Sophie Song, killing her in the process. Using Sophie Song's body, Eek Stack Ik Ik contacted an army of Butterflies to take over the entire Evergreen Police Department.[2]

Afterwards, Eek Stack Ik Ik, along with the possessed police, headed to Murn's location and shot him. Before they left, they discovered Murn was actually Ik Nobe Llok. Eek Stack Ik Ik commented on how he should have joined them before crushing him in her hands, shocking the other butterflies before leaving to ready the teleporation device for the cow.

As they worked on setting up the teleportation device, Eek Stack Ik Ik and the butterflies were alerted by Economos, who had infiltrated them and had planted of Peacemaker's helmets near the Cow. Before the butterflies kill Economos, the helmet shot out a number of sonic booms, causing damage to the farm and killing several butterflies. Horrified, Eek Stack Ik Ik rushed towards the damaged farm to check on the cow. Shortly after, Eek Stack Ik Ik noticed someone underground under rubble. Eek Stack Ik Ik fished him out and discovered its Peacemaker. After a brief fight that was briefly interrupted by Adebayo knocking herself out with the human torpedo helmet, Eek Stack Ik Ik invited Chris to help them teleport the cow to another base in Maine. Eek Stack Ik Ik explained to Chris that their planet was on the verge of destruction so they abandoned it to survive, finding themselves on Earth. The food on Earth was unsustainable to them so they brought with them the cow for sustenance. However, Eek Stack Ik Ik realized the humans were also making the same decisions that led to their home planet getting destroyed and sought to take over humans in influential positions to determine the right choices to preserve Earth and its inhabitants, although Ik Nobe Llok disagreed with her methods. Eek Stack Ik Ik pleaded with Chris to help them save Earth by helping them, in the name of peace. Chris, in response, triggered the human torpedo shooting Adebayo directly into the Cow, killing it. Chris quickly took Sophie's pistol and killed both Locke and Sophie's bodies. As Chris walked away with Adebayo, he noticed Eek Stack Ik Ik leaving Sophie's corpse but opted to spare her again.

With the cow dead and her plans foiled, Eek Stack Ik Ik returned to Chris's residence for the last drops of the amber fluid essentially making it her last meal.

"The answer is always more." ―Max Lord, Wonder Woman 1984
"The answer is always more." ―Max Lord, Wonder Woman 1984
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Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Possession: Eek Stack Ik Ik has the ability to possess humans and absorb their memories and abilities.
  • Enhanced strength: Eek Stack Ik Ik gave Song much amount of strength to the point that she can hold Peacemaker in just one hand.
  • Enhanced durability: Eek Stack Ik Ik gave Sophie Song much resilient and durable body to survive many injuries.
  • Flight: As a butterfly, Eek Stack Ik Ik has the ability to fly using her wings.

Abilities

  • Tactical Analysis/Expert Leader/Intimidation: Eek Stack Ik is a highly intelligent individual, an excellent tactician and leader.
  • Expert marksman: As Sophie Song, Eek Stack Ik Ik is skilled in the use of firearms.
  • Expert combatant: As Sophie Song, Eek Stack Ik Ik is able to fight Peacemaker.

Personality

According to Clemson Murn, Eek Stack Ik Ik was once a benevolent leader who only wanted a peaceful life on Earth, but at some point she decided to instead take over the world. Eek Stack Ik Ik sees humans as little more than puppets she can control to pursue her goals, showing little concer for whatever human she possesses and disregarding the fact that Butterflies kill whatever human host they take over. Eek Stack Ik Ik doesn't even attempt to pretend being a human while possessing one, she talks about humans in a condescending manner and when looking at the memories of her current host she does so more out of curiousity rather than attempting to understand them.

In a twisted manner, Eek Stack Ik Ik believes that her actions are for the better good of the world, she drew a peace symbol on the jar that Peacemaker kept her trapped in as a means to try to earn sympathy from her captor and bring an army of Butterflies to massacre and take over the Evergreen Police Department she told Fitzgibbon that it was "for the best" that she did so. Eek Stack Ik Ik does not tolerate insubordination, she did not hesitate to kill Ik Nobe Llok upon capturing him and shrugged it off when confronted about it.

During the Battle of Coverdale Ranch, Eek Stack Ik Ik argued that her ruthless methods come not out of evil malice or a desire for world conquering, but a desire to save makind from their own self-destructive nature. How truthful she was with her claims is questionable however, as she is known to manipulate those around her and is delusional in her beliefs that she's helping those around her disregarding the damage or consequences her actions cause, or the high body count she leaves behind in her pursuit for her own views of peace just like Peacemaker.

Even though Peacemaker ultimately turned against her and doomed her race to exctinction via starvation, she did not act hostile towards him when they met one final time.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

List of appearances
In chronological order:

Trivia

  • Eek Stack Ik Ik along with all of the other butterflies do not appear in the comics, they are original creations for the Peacemaker TV series.

References

  1. Gunn, James (writer & director) (January 13, 2022). "Better Goff Dead". Peacemaker. Season 1. Episode 3. HBO Max.
  2. Gunn, James (writer & director) (February 3, 2022). "Murn After Reading". Peacemaker. Season 1. Episode 6. HBO Max.
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