Real Name: Skragg
Identity/Class: Extra Terrestrial, Deviant Skrull
Occupation: Pirate, mercenary
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Thanos, Super-Skrull
Enemies: Captain Mar-Vell, Rick Jones, Professor Savannah
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "S-1"; disguised himself as Rick Jones and various enemies of Captain Mar-Vell
Base of Operations: Thanos' base in New York City
First Appearance: Captain Marvel I#25 (March, 1973)
Powers: As a typical member of the Deviant branch of the Skrull race, Skragg possessed the ability to shape-shift. He could alter his size, shape and color at will, taking on the appearance of other beings and objects within a volume range of .75 to 1.5 times his original volume.
History: (Captain Marvel I#25) - Skragg was employed by Thanos alongside the Super-Skrull as part of "Operation: Kree Crusher," Thanos' plot to destroy Captain Mar-Vell and his counterpart, Rick Jones. Disguised as a policeman, Skragg murdered Mar-Vell's friend Professor Savannah, then arrested Rick Jones for the deed. Bringing him to the local police station, Skragg and the Super-Skrull attempted to drive Mar-Vell mad, appearing to him as Yon-Rogg, the Hulk, Ronan, Megaton, Zarek, the Metazoid, an Aakon, the Sub-Mariner, and finally, Mar-Vell and Rick Jones themselves. This seemed to cause Mar-Vell to switch back to Jones and faint, and the two Skrulls proceeded with their plot to extract the secret of Rick Jones' Destiny Force powers (re: Avengers I#97), but Jones had been feigning defeat, switched back to Mar-Vell, and fought them again. Furious at the Skrulls for their trickery, Mar-Vell engaged in a ferocious battle with the Super-Skrull, but Skragg convinced the Super-Skrull that they should return to Thanos.
(Captain Marvel I#26) - For their second attempt, Skragg remained behind-the-scenes with Thanos, rather than take action. He had the Super-Skrull bring the Thing to their location and struck him with a weapon that removed his powers of speech. By doing this, he hoped that Mar-Vell would believe himself to be facing the Super-Skrull in Thing's form, and that the two would weaken each other enough that information could then be easily extracted. However, Mar-Vell proved too honorable, and the Thing's voice soon returned. Thanos had warned Skragg that if this plan failed, it would mean his life, and he made good on that promise, turning Skragg into stone.
Comments: Created by Mike Friedrich and Jim Starlin.
As pointed out by Grant Rybicki, the Continental Op: Skragg had only one eye and wore an eye patch, which seems strange since he was able to impersonate two-eyed beings with his shape-changing abilities.
by Prime Eternal
Profile updated/edited by Kyle Sims
Clarifications: Skragg should not be confused with:
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Captain Marvel I#25, p13, pan6 (head shot)
Captain Marvel I#26 (May, 1973) - Jim Starlin & Mike Friedrich (writers), Jim Starlin (pencils), Dave Cockrum (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 10/25/03
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