Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Altered Human
Occupation: Captain of the Andromeda Starship
Group Membership: Leader of his crew (Cerexo, Xeron the Star Slayer, Ztlol, others)
formerly Puffball Collective
Enemies: Hulk, Klaatu
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Andromeda Starship
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#137 (March, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Initially, half of Captain Cybor's body was machinery, which was attached to, and controlled the Andromeda Starship. As such, he had access to the entire ship's weapons and advanced technology. Later, his body was entirely machinery, but he presumably kept the same abilities as before. His machine body may give him some degree of enhanced strength, but he has never been seen in personal combat.
History: Little is revealed of Captain Cybor before his first confrontation with Klaatu.
(Incredible Hulk II#137 (fb) ) - Cybor was a normal human who for unknown reasons, engaged Klaatu, and attacked it with his ship. Klaatu destroyed Cybor's ship, and left Cybor floating in space, with one side of his body facing a nearby star. That side of his body was burned severely and replaced with machinery upon his rescue. He has hunted Klaatu for revenge ever since, as the captain of the Andromeda Starship.
(Incredible Hulk II#136 - BTS) - Cybor's brought his ship to Earth, in pursuit of Klaatu.
(Incredible Hulk II#137) - Hulk, who had joined the ranks of the Andromeda Starship, got into a fight with Abomination, who had become the ship's first mate. They were both reprimanded and Xeron the Star-Slayer, an oarsman on the ship, brought them to see the Captain, who had ordered them to his quarters. After they entered Cybor's quarters, he appeared in front of them. He yelled at Abomination for attacking the Hulk from behind and throwing him overboard. He went on to tell them why he chased Klaatu. Hulk wanted to smash Abomination, but Cybor said that there would be no fighting. Cybor then dismissed the three of them, and Xeron managed to convince Hulk not to smash Cybor since he controlled the ship.
Later, Cybor spots Klaatu, and the entire crew mans their
battle stations. Xeron and Cybor both continuously hit Klaatu with energy
beams, but Cybor's ship drifted to close to Klaatu, and Klaatu destroyed
his ship. Klaatu was gravely injured in the attack, though, and Cybor falls
onto Klaatu's back, and they both drift into the sun. Xeron chooses to save
the rest of the crew instead of Cybor, and Cybor floats into the sun, apparently
(Incredible Hulk II#306 (fb) ) - It was revealed that Cybor
did not fall into the sun at all. At some point he let go of Klaatu, and
when the Andromeda Starship latched onto Klaatu, they towed Cybor along with
them. However, Cybor's human half was destroyed in the process.
(Incredible Hulk II#306) - Cybor, now all mechanical, and the Andromeda Starship both arrived on the Crossroads shortly after Klaatu left. They captured the Hulk in an attempt to make him part of the crew again. They brought him onto the ship and continued to follow Klaatu.
(Incredible Hulk II#307) - In the middle of a battle with Klaatu, the Hulk woke up and started rampaging on the ship. His strength rocked the ship and pulled the harpoons out of Klaatu. Cybor ordered that they retreat and calm the Hulk, and then renew their attack later.
Sure enough, they found Klaatu again soon afterward, and latched Harpoons onto him. Klaatu pulled Cybor and his ship through many worlds of the Crossroads and eventually, being so weakened, landed on a cold desert world, and collapsed. But as Cybor and his ship moved in to finish Klaatu off, Klaatu swatted the ship with his hand, destroying it, and killing the entire crew, accept for Cybor and Xeron. The two of them died soon after.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas and Herb Trimpe
The Klaatu entry mentions him being like Moby Dick - he is, but the parallel is even more obvious when you realise that Cybor is Ahab, the whale's obsessed and ultimately doomed hunter - both having lost part of their bodies to their quest when we first meet them (in Ahab's case, a leg rather than half his body) - and that Xeron is the harpooner Queequeg.
Thanks to Jake from Leaders Lair for the image and info concerning the flashback in Hulk#306. Thanks to Loki for the additional images.
Profile by Stunner
CLARIFICATIONS: Captain Cybor has no connection to:
Incredible Hulk II#137, p11 (main image)
Incredible Hulk II#306, p16, pan2 (robot form, figurehead)
Incredible Hulk II#306, p16, pan5 (robot form, head shot)
Incredible Hulk II#306, p19, pan1-2 (robot form, shooting eyebeams)
Incredible Hulk II#307, p21, pan1-5 (Cybor's end)
Incredible Hulk II#137 (March, 1971) - Gerry Conway & Roy Thomas (writers), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#306-307 (April-May, 1985) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Gerry Talaoc (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Last updated: 11/09/15
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