Real Name: Morrat
Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Skrull)
Group Membership: Skrull Army
Affiliations: Anelle (fiance), Emperor Dorrek VII, The Invincible Man (Super Skrull)
Enemies: The Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, The Thing); Franklin Storm, King Dorrek the 7th
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Morrat the Traitor"
Base of Operations: The Andromeda Galaxy
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#37 (April, 1965)
Powers/Abilities: Like almost every Skrull, Morrat possessed the ability to change shape, and likely used this to give himself a more regal appearance. His lifespan was also much longer than that of a human, as Skrulls generally live to be around 210 years old (if some superhero doesn't blow them up.) Morrat was completely ruthless and driven by his ambition to be the next king of the Skrulls. With his position as a Warlord, Morrat was in control of large armies of Skrulls and had access to many powerful weapons.
History: (Fantastic Four I#32 - BTS) - After the defeat of the Super Skrull, who had been masquerading as Franklin Storm (the father of Johnny and Sue of the Fantastic Four), Morrat came up with the idea to place an energy beam projecter on the real Franklin's chest, hoping to kill the Four on his return to Earth. The plan failed, but Franklin Storm still lost his life.
(Fantastic Four I#37) - While on a hunting expedition with a crew of his men and his fiancee, Anelle, Morrat captured the Fantastic Four, who found themselves depowered in the Andromeda Galaxy, where they were hoping to gain revenge for the death of Franklin Storm. Sending Anelle away, Morrat plotted to kill the Four, and to use their death to start a revolution -- one that would overthrow Anelle's own father, King Dorrek the 7th, and place Morrat as his successor. But when the time came for the Skrull to execute the Four, Reed was able to convince him to let them live, so long as he supplied Morrat with advanced weaponry.
Reed offered Morrat the Power-Ray he had just created, claiming it to be a powerful weapon. Pitching a fake fight with the rest of his teammates, Reed ended up using it on all three of them, before being jumped by the Skrulls, who turned it on him. Their powers restored, the Four made quick work of Morrat's squadron, before Anelle returned to his side, this time with her father, the King whom Morrat had hoped to overthrow.
Morrat attempted to convince Dorrek that he was planning to hand the Four over to him the whole time, but the King saw through his lies, and ordered his men to shoot the Warlord for his treason. Anelle jumped in the way of the blasts, but before she was hit, the Invisible Girl placed a forcefield around her. Morrat wasn't so lucky, and all Anelle could do was mourn for him. As Morrat lay dead, Dorrek claimed Franklin Storm's murder was all the treacherous warlord's doing, and ordered the Four to return to Earth.
Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby and Chic "Magnet" Stone
Although Morrat was eventually named as the one who thought to use Franklin Storm to destroy the Four, it appeared as though Dorrek himself was shown in Fantastic Four I#32 to be the one giving the orders to execute the action. As pointed out in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe's Franklin Storm bio, it was indeed Morrat who had ordered Franklin's death. During his appearance in FF#37, he was on a hunting expedition, so it's possible that he usually wears a more formal uniform, one very much like Dorrek's.
Power Ray... Holy Deus Ex Machina, Batman!
Morrat appeared in the second season of the 1994 Fantastic Four cartoon, on an episode which appeared to be sort of a retelling of Fantastic Four I#32 and#37. More info can be found here (courtesy of TV Tome)
I can't remember a Chic Stone's nickname off the top of my head, so I went with the obvious.
Profile by: Zerostar
Scans by: Snood
The Skrull Warlord, Morrat, has no known connection to...
Images: Fantastic Four I#37, p10, pan 4, pan 1
Last updated: 02/16/04
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