Real Name: Skar

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Starblasters

Affiliations: the Stranger

Enemies: Kayla Ballantine, Binary (Warbird), Black Bolt, Captain Marvel (Photon), Darkstar, Ikaris, Lockjaw, Moondancer, Perun, Solar Wind, Vanguard, Voyager, Winter Guard

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile aboard the Dark Seed

First Appearance: Starblast#2 (February, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Skar wielded twin swords in battle which crackled with energy. He may have possessed superhuman abilities, but did not demonstrate them in battle.

History: Skar is a mercenary who was employed by Skeletron to serve as a member of his Starblasters during their quest for the Starbrand.

(Starblast#2)- Skar accompanied the Starblasters aboard the Dark Seed in their journey to the Stranger's world, and accompanied Skeletron during his meeting with the Stranger where he turned the human Kayla Ballantine over to him.

(Quasar#55)- While Skeletron and the Stranger began their analysis of Kayla, Skar wrestled with Codabac for the amusement of Zardok and Threkker. They were interrupted by Nygorn, who wanted to explore the Stranger's world, and took Zardok with him. When a team of heroes who had set out from earth under the guidance of Quasar arrived at the Stranger's world, Skar joined the other Starblasters in battling them, and engaged Black Bolt in combat. Black Bolt overpowered Skar, and with his powerful voice, knocked him into Nygorn, knocking Nygorn over.

(Starblast#3)- When Skar came to, he found that the heroes had all been defeated by Nygorn, and lay unconscious. Insidio then arrived and had him and Codabac bring the heroes back to his lab so that he could study them. Skar was incensed by the deaths of Zardok and Threkker in combat, and tried to kill Perun, but Insidio used his mental powers to force Skar to stand down.

(Quasar#56)- The captured heroes were freed by Black Bolt, and Skar, Codabac, Nygorn and Insidio fought them, but Skar's weapons were quickly destroyed by Binary. Having determined that his allies were becoming a liability, Skeletron ejected the deck the heroes and Starblasters were on from the Dark Seed, and it crashed into the Stranger's world.

(OHotMU 2006 A-Z#10 - BTS) - Skar survived, but was soon captured by forces of the Intergalactic Council alongside the other Starblasters.

(Maximum Security#1)- Skar was alongside Threkker, Nygorn and Insidio during their exile to earth during the so-called "Maximum Security" event. During this time, they fought the Winter Guard in Russia.

(OHotMU 2006 A-Z#10 - BTS) - Skar and the other Starblasters were released from their captivity on Earth when the Intergalactic Council reversed the plans to make Earth a prison planet.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Herb Trimpe, and Ralph Cabrera.

Skar looks exactly like the Skar from the Killraven adventures, right down to the outfit, but no connection was ever established.

by Prime Eternal

Skar should not be confused with:

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Other appearances:
Quasar#55-56 (February-March, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Starblast#3 (March, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Grant Miehm (pencils), Many Hands (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Maximum Security#1 (December, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Jerry Ordway (pencils), Will Blyberg, Paul Ryan, Al Vey & Chris Ivy (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 10/27/03

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