REPLICOID

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Artificial organism, based on Asgardian DNA

Occupation: Messenger for the Celestials

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Celestials, Thor

Enemies: Stellaris

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Sigurd Jarlson

Base of Operations: Mobile with the Celestial Hosts

First Appearance: Thor I#389 (March, 1988)

Powers: The Replicoid possessed an unknown amount of Celestial energy, allowing it to perform feats such as rebuilding Mjolnir after it had been shattered, and teleporting others through space; it could also fly, survive in the vacuum of space, alter its appearance, and, as a replica of Thor, likely shared his invulnerabilities.

 

History: (Thor I#389) - As the Celestials attempted to pass final judgement upon the planet Pangoria, they were opposed by the Asgardian god Thor, who was determined to defend the lives of the planet's citizens. As Thor fought a hopeless battle against the immense Celestial Exitar the Executioner, Exitar was impressed by Thor's valor, and studied him, creating a duplicate of him -- the Replicoid. The Replicoid chastised Thor for interfering with Celestial judgement, but rebuilt his shattered hammer Mjolnir and restored his costume before forcibly teleporting him back to Earth.

(Thor I#417-418) - The Replicoid set out towards Earth, to deliver a message to Thor and Hercules from the Celestials.

 

 

 

(Thor I#419) - Arriving on Earth, the Replicoid assumed the form of Sigurd Jarlson, Thor's former secret identity, and sought him out in his current identity of Eric Masterson. Eric changed into Thor, and the Replicoid gave him the Celestials' instructions -- to return with Hercules to the Black Galaxy. Before he could explain more, they were attacked by Stellaris, the so-called "Slayer of Celestials", determined to destroy the Replicoid.

(Thor I#420) - The Replicoid survived Stellaris's initial attack, but afraid that Stellaris would kill Thor, sacrificed itself to Stellaris, who destroyed it with a single blast of energy.

 

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz.

by Prime Eternal

Clarifications: The Replicoid should not be confused with:


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(Replicoid main pic)
Thor I#389, p19, pan2 (Replicoid first appearance)
(Replicoid and Thor)


Appearances:
Thor I#389 (March, 1988) - Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), Brett Breeding (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#417-420 (May-August, 1990) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated: 08/01/02

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