MON-TOG

Real Name: Major Mon-Tog

Identity/Class: Extra-Terrestrial (Kree)

Occupation: Commander of Kree outpost

Affiliations: Kree Empire; City-Keepers of the Stenth

Enemies: Demon-Rebels of the Stenth, especially Warkon;
Falzon, Inhuman Royal Family (Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Medusa, Triton)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Mor-Tog (on the cover of Inhumans#9)

 

Base of Operations: Kree Space Station Web, not too far from the planet Stent, in the Duggil star system, Milky Way galaxy

First Appearance: (pictured) Inhumans I#9, (encountered) Inhumans I#10 (April, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: As with any Kree, Mon-Tog possessed enhanced human physical abilities, including strength, durability, etc. He most likely would have been unable to breathe normally in the Earth's atmosphere or any other air with lower nitrogen content than Hala.
Mon-Tog was trained in Kree military combat and claimed to have never been defeated--before he met Black Bolt, that is. He also used a Neuro-Lance, which could shock a victim's nervous system to the point of death.
He commanded a small army of Kree warriors, similarly combat trained and armed with hand-blasters.

 

 

History:
(Inhumans I#10 (fb)-BTS) - As the "War of the Three Galaxies" drew near, Mon-Tog was stationed as commander of the Kree outpost that supervised the planet Stent, offering limited support to the City-Keepers against their enemies, the Demon-Rebels. He may also have directed the conversion of a number of humans on Earth into Kree slaves, who were to build bombs to weaken the nations of Earth, preparing it for conquest by the Kree.

(Inhumans I#10) - A short time later, a group of Demon-Rebels, led by Warkon, and accompanied by the Inhuman Royal Family (and Falzon), were tricked into entering a ship which transported them to the Kree Space Station Web. They encountered Mon-Tog and attempted to pose as City-Keepers, but Skornn, of the real City Keepers, sent a message revealing the truth. The Inhumans and Demon-Rebels battled the Kree who tried to capture them. Mon-Tog attacked Black Bolt, battering him repeatedly with his Neuro-Lance in an effort to weaken him. However, Black Bolt's electron powers neutralized the Lance, and he succeeded in punching out Mon-Tog.
With the remainder of his Demon-Rebels dead at the hands of the Kree soldiers, Warkon then sent the Inhumans back to Earth. He activated the Space Station's destruct mechanisms, sacrificing himself to destroy it, seriously delaying the Kree's plans for conquest.

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Keith Pollard.

On the cover of Inhumans#9, Mon-Tog (incorrectly named as Mor-Tog) is depicted as a Blue Kree, but when actually encountered in Inhumans#10, he had the complexion of a human of African origins. Please, let's ignore Political Correctness--which is irrelevant to an alien race, anyway--for the remainder of this discussion. The Blue Kree are those of pure Kree origin and rule the planet despite being significantly in the minority of the total numbers. White Kree represent hybrid-Kree, mixed with a variety of races closer in appearance Caucasian/"white" people of Earth. Mon-Tog is the first and--as far as I recall--only significant variation from the Blue and White--a "Black Kree." He may well have been a hybrid, from either Blue or White parentage, or he could come from a lesser known race of the Kree. He served as a commander of a group of otherwise Blue Kree, and was in charge of critical missions to allow the Kree to gain control over the Stenth's sector of space, and then to gain control of Earth as well. Draw your own conclusions.

Don't be fooled by the cover of Inhumans I#9. It has nothing to do with the contents of the issue, which are only reprints of the Inhumans stories from Amazing Adventures II#1 and 2.

Mon-Tog's rank as major can be confirmed by the Kree costumes shown in the OHotMU Deluxe Edition entry on the Kree.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mon-Tog, mistakenly named Mor-Tog, has no known connection to:


 

Last updated: 11/30/02

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