UNA-ROGG

Real Name: Una-Rogg

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial, Surgically altered Kree female

Occupation: Wanderer, former criminal

Group Membership: Kree empire

Affiliations: Former partner of her brother Zey-Rogg, former unwilling partner of Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell)

Enemies: Blastaar, the Bloodhounds, Burstarr, Ronan the Accuser, the Ruul. Formerly, Captain Marvel and Marlo Jones.

Known Relatives: Yon-Rogg (father, deceased), Zey-Rogg (brother, presumed deceased)

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the Kree Galaxy (Greater Magellenic Clouds: Earth reference) aboard a small vessel.

First Appearance: Captain Marvel V#13 (January, 2001)

Powers: Like all Kree, Una-Rogg has approximately twice the strength of an Earth human of equivalent physical age, height and build. She formerly possessed the ability to cause men to fall obsessively in love with her and then drain their life energy by kissing them. This draining process briefly transferred aspects of the victim's personality into her. She lost this ability due to psychic surgery performed by the evolved Kree known as the Ruul.

History: Una-Rogg's father was Colonel Yon-Rogg, enemy of Captain Mar-vell. Although Rogg died as a result of his attempts to kill Mar-Vell, his children came to hate Mar-Vell and believed him to be their father's murderer. Before he died, Rogg faked certain records in order to spare his daughter the psychic surgery performed on most Kree females. As a result, she retained her abilities to enjoy sex, mesmerize men and drain their life force. This ability first manifested itself during her first sexual encounter with Ronan, before he became an Accuser. He promptly dumped her and she soon became a criminal.

(Captain Marvel V#13-14)- Una-Rogg and her brother Zey were exiled to Earth along with scores of extraterrestrial criminals during the "Maximum Security" affair. Una drained the life force of some poor sap who thought he was going to get some. Then Una and Zey found a flyer advertising Captain Marvel's appearance at Golden Orange Comics. The pair went to confront Captain Marvel and a fight broke out between the Captain and Zey. When Genis had temporarily downed Zey, Una used her powers to mesmerize him and began draining his life force. He was saved when Marlo struck Una with a toaster. The two of them battled until Marlo cut her with a piece of glass. Una panicked at the loss of blood and explained that "the Bloodhounds" would come for her. These were beings who patrol the galaxy looking for unaltered Kree women. They are unerringly attracted by spilled blood. The Bloodhounds came and took Una away despite Marlo's efforts to save her.

(Captain Marvel V#23-25)- Captain Marvel was captured on Hala by Ronan and thrown into a cell with Una. While there, she explained that the Ruul had taken away her energy draining powers, although she could still enjoy sex. They would soon complete the process by evolving her into a Ruul, when she would lose her sex drive without caring. Genis broke them both out and then asked the Supreme Intelligence to help Rick Jones who had been prematurely aged. The Intelligence told them he needed certain particles from the Negative Zone to perform the operation. In order to make sure that Genis came back, he sent Una with him equipped with a forcefield that would only last 3 hours. When this time expired, she would suffocate. Una repeatedly flirted with the Captain throughout this series of events, but he made no secret of his disdain for her.

Genis began collecting the particles they needed when he was attacked by Burstaar, son of Blastaar. When Blastaar showed up and battled Genis, Burstaar engaged Una. In the course of their fight, Burstaar humiliated Una by making her beg him to save her from drifting into the sun while stranded on a meteorite. He refused to help her, so she leapt onto his back and put a knife to his throat. She told Blastaar to surrender or she would cut his son's throat. Blastaar refused, causing Burstaar to throw Una off and attack his father. Genis and Una took the opportunity to escape, just as Una's force field was expiring.

When they returned to Hala, Ronan sentenced her to wander the galaxy in a small ship, knowing that she was the last member of an obsolete race.

Comments: Created by Peter David and Chris Cross.

Una-Rogg's a great character. I hope she appears again soon. Despite Genis' revulsion toward her succubus abilities, there was some sexual attraction there. I'd like to see that explored before his fated marriage to Songbird. It's interesting to see that Yon-Rogg, despite being a villain, was more progressive about women's rights than Mar-Vell, the hero Genis strives to emulate. It would also be interesting to see her interact with Rogue, since their powers manifested in a similar way.

by Chuck D

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Other appearances:
Captain Marvel V#14 (February, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Marvel V#23-25 (November, 2001 - January, 2001) - Peter David (writer), Chris Cross (pencils), Anibal Rodriguez (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 11/30/02

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