Real Name: K'rll
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial, energy user
Occupation: Former keeper of the god of the Soul Survivors, later stealer of souls
Group Membership: None;
former member of the Soul Survivors
Affiliations: Deonist race
Enemies: Kismet, Origin, Quasar, Thor
Known Relatives: none
Aliases: Soul Survivor
Base of Operations: The Kree galaxy;
formerly Templeworld and the starship Doomsday Star
First Appearances: (K'rll) Thor I#261 (July 1977);
(spirit mold) Thor I#263 (September, 1977);
(Soul-Eater) Quasar#35 (June 1992)
Powers/Abilities: K'rll possessed no superhuman powers, but had access to a wide variety of powerful weapons on the Doomsday Star, an immense starship surrounded by a space wall. While animating the spirit mold, he had access to the full power of whatever god he was tapping, such as Odin. After consuming the souls of the Kree, the Soul-Eater grew to immense size, being mistaken for a trinary star system. He could consume the souls of the living or the dead, had immense physical power, and could reform after any physical or energy attack.
Height: (K'rll) 5' 8"; (Soul-Eater) variable
Weight: (K'rll) 130 lbs.; (Soul-Eater) variable
Eyes: (K'rll) Black; (Soul-Eater) red
Hair: (K'rll) Brown; (Soul-Eater) none
(Thor I#262(fb)) - K'rll is one of the last, if not the only, surviving member of an extraterrestrial race known as the Deonists. The Deonists had a symbionic relationship with an unidentified celestial being (whom they described as the One Above All, not be confused with the Celestial by that name), who supplied the energy necessary to sustain their world's fragile biosphere in exchange for feeding off the psionic energy generated by the Deonists' worship.
When a powerful space armada attacked their system, their god repulsed the invaders at the cost of its own life. With its last energy, it erected a wall over their planet to protect them from further invaders. Fearing for both their future defense, and the survival of their planet's biosphere, the surviving Deonists, calling themselves the Soul Survivors, captured another being of great power. They used his energy to sustain their world, until he died after exhausting his energy. They repeated the practice for an unknown length of time.
(Thor I#261-263) - When they captured the Asgardian God Odin, his son Thor and several other Norse gods journeyed to find him. When confronted by the group of powerful gods, one of the Deonists entered the "spirit mold" and animated a construct of psionic energy empowered by Odin's life force. Thor and his allies managed to conquer the construct and free Odin. Without a godly life force to sustain it, Templeworld became uninhabitable and the Soul Survivors were forced to evacuate it.
(Quasar#36 (fb)) - K'rll, however, re-entered the spirit mold, reformed the construct, and managed to recalibrate its psionic circuitry to tap the life force of his brethren, slaying them all in the process. Since that time, the Soul-Eater traversed the galaxy looking for places of death so he might feed upon fresh souls. He was near the center of the Kree empire at the conclusion of the Kree/Shiar war, when the Nega-Bomb exploded on Hala. The Soul-Eater absorbed untold trillions of souls, increasing in size and power exponentially.
(Quasar#35-36) - The Cosmic Protector Quasar was sent by the group known as the
Mourners to investigate the lack of "true death" of the
Kree victims of the Nega-Bomb. There Quasar, along with Makkari
and Kismet/Her, quickly found their abilities to be insignificant
against the Soul-Eater's power. The Soul-Eater then set its
sights on the still-gestating form of the cosmic entity Origin.
Quasar traveled inside the Soul-Eater, where he encountered the souls of those slain by the Nega-Bomb. Quasar succeeded in convincing the souls to resist the Soul-Eater, causing an internal reaction which blasted the Soul-Eater's form to shreds.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, based on the Soul Survivors and their construct, created by Len Wein and Walt Simonson.
It is unconfirmed whether if K'rll was slain in the destruction of the Soul-Eater. If both he and his technology survives, then he could either reform the Soul-Eater, or capture other gods for power.
Soul-Eater received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update#2.
Profile by Snood (an early one!)
Possible connection to:
Thor I#261 (July 1977) - Len Wein (writer/editor), Walt Simonson (pencils), Ernie Chan (inks)
Thor I#262-263 (August-September, 1977) - Len Wein (writer/editor), Walt Simonson (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inks)
Quasar#35-36 (June-July, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
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