Real Name: Zorr
Occupation: Warrior; Conqueror
Group membership: The remaining Luphomoids
Affiliations: None known
Enemies: Nova (Richard Rider), Nova-Prime
(Rhomann Dey), Xandarian race
Known Relatives: Kraa (brother), Xira (sister), Nebula (alleged
Aliases: Froggy, Razor-Face (Nova's nicknames for
Base of Operations: Formerly the home planet of the Luphomoids; later the planet Xandar, intergalactic space, and New York
mobile in his starship
First Appearance: Nova I#1 (September, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Zorr possesses vast power. He is at
least 10-12 feet tall and likely ranges somewhere in the Class 75-100 strength
and durability range--he could knock over an entire building. He carries a large
hand held energy weapon, which projects bursts of concussive force.
Weight: 2 tons
Skin: Light Blue
Xorr is a Luphomoid, an extremely power race
of apparent warriors/conquerors. It is uncertain whether his level of power ir
representative or if he is a mutant or mutate. His brother, Kraa, possesses
similar or even superior powers.
(Nova I#1(fb)-BTS) - Galactus drained the life energy from the
homeworld of the Luphomoids. Only those who were at the time invading another
world survived. Zorr was one of these few survivors--vowing vengeance on
(Fantastic Four I#204 (fb)) -
Zorr's starship appeared in the Tranta System, shrugged off Xandar's Nova Corps
and destroyed most of its fleet, and then began to syphon the energy from the
planet Xandar to use against Galactus. As a last-ditch effort the Nova
Prime ship, piloted by Centurion Nova-Prime Rhomann Dey, attacked Zorr's ship.
Though he was unable to save Xandar, whose internal stresses tore it apart, Dey
managed to drive off Zorr, apparently before he could syphon all the energy he
BTS - Dey hounded Zorr from one star system to the next,
consistently preventing him from carrying out his plans.
(Nova I#1(fb)-BTS/Nova III#1(fb)
Zorr finally crushed the
Centurion Nova-Prime, Rhomann Dey, the last of the resistance, but was either
unable to obtain the energy he needed from Xandar, or the quantity of energy he
obtained was insufficient.
BTS - Zorr next traveled to Earth, planning to make it his next
target. However, Rhomann Dey survived, though paralyzed and mortally wounded,
and his drones brought enabled him to pursue Zorr to Earth.
(Nova I#1) - Zorr went on a rampage in New York City, where he
encountered Richard Rider, to whom Dey had transferred his power, costume, rank,
and responsibility. The neophyte Nova was unable to damage Zorr in any way, but
he did distract him sufficiently so that Dey could use his Nova-Prime Starship
to lock onto Zorr, teleport him aboard, and disintegrate him by channeling the
ship's full power into him. Dey used up the last of his energy in the process of
doing this and expired as well, leaving behind only the empty costume of Zorr on
the floor of his ship.
Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman and John
In Nova III#1, Erik Larsen had Nebula claim to be the daughter
of Zorr. My fellow editor, Prime Eternal, and I have debated Nebula's ancestry.
However, since I own the site, I say I'm right and he's wrong!
only partially true.
- I like the idea of Nebula being the spawn of Zorr, rather
than Thanos (whom she originally claimed to be her grandfather). Thanos
worships death and I don't see him getting hot and heavy with some chica' to
create any babies. Thanos denied his relationship to her, was appalled that
any thought he would create life, and nearly slew her as punishment for her
claims.--That, and the fact that Zorr's just more obscure. Thanos is a great
character (one of my favorites), but there will always be stories about him.
How often do you hear about the Luphomoids? not so much.
- Prime pointed out that Thanos spawned the Rot in the
Avengers: Celestial Quest limited series, as well as creating the "Thanosi" in
the Infinity Abyss. He also pointed out that in Silver Surfer Annual#5/2,
Nebula revealed a different father, neither Thanos nor Zorr, who had sexually
abused her until she killed him. He also said that I was an obscure-whore, and
that I'd like Nightwatch if they somehow connected him to Reno Jones (from the
old Gunhawks series and the more recent Blaze of Glory).
- OK. The last part's true--and not out of the realm of
possiblity!!! I don't consider the metaphysical union of Death and Thanos
splintering off some non-physical entity--that was neither life nor death--the
same as having a child--although things may be different in Canada
(Prime's home)! I would also consider the Thanosi to have been
intended to be semi-intelligent weapons acting under his control, and
certainly having no sexual relationship (again, I'm not sure if this is
similar to life in Canada, so I can't speak for Michael). I also
interpretted the abusive man to be either a foster father, or perhaps someone
who had just purchased her from a slave-trader or something. It's not clear.
The OHotMU Master Edition does refer to that man as her father, though-for
whatever that's worth. I further submitted that Prime Eternal is, not
surprisingly so, an Eternal-Whore.
- Stunner adds: In Infinity Gauntlet #1, Thanos says to Death, "Allow me to introduce you to
Nebula -- my granddaughter. At least that's what she claimed to be, so i took
her word for it and made her my own." Also, during the time that Thanos held
Nebula and Eros captive, he kept stressing that there was a family reunion.
This implies that Thanos has had not only one mate, but maybe even more, and
did seem to beleive that Nebula was his granddaugher. He may have told her she
wasn't as to insult her or as not to let it be publicly known Thanos created
life. (To me, this seems to imply that Thanos may not have been fully convinced, but his twisted sense of humor allowed for him to let Nebula attempt to play out her claims - Madison Carter)
- An e-mail exchange between Flank McLargehuge and Chris adds (respectively): "I read the article that someone posted where the guy explained his theory about how Thanos and Nebula could still be related, even though the paternity test the Titanian Eternals performed said
they weren't. His idea is that, when Thanos turned Nebula into a walking corpse while he had the Infinity Gauntlet, he changed her at a genetic level. Hey, it's possible. But it's really far-fetched, and doesn't stand up to Occam's Razor. So, sure, it could be included in the profile. I just really felt like the guy was reaching." - to which Chris replies: "Of course, it is also possible that the Titanians were lying
through their teeth about the results of that test too. They're
probably embarassed enough already by the fact that Thanos
was born and raised there by them; they probably didn't want the
additional burden of having someone like Nebula associated
with them too."
- It's also worthy of consideration that Thanos being her
grandfather (or was it great-grandfather) and Zorr being her father are not
mutually exclusive. If Thanos is indeed her ancestor, then he could be from
her mother's side (or Zorr could even only be half-Luphomoid, and be derived
from Thanos himself). And when neither of those sumbitches stuck around to
take care of her, she was sold into a life of slavery, and bought by the
abusive father we saw in the Silver Surfer Annual. See how nice
contrinuity can be?
- In fact, that's how those of us on the New Warriors
Mailing List at the time rationalized the whole Zorr thing-- I didn't read
Nova III#1 for myself, so I don't know what Nebula claimed Zorr was to her,
but she always said Thanos was her grand-daddy. Could be great-grand-daddy, of
course.--many on ComicBoards at the time decided that Nebula was a compulsive
liar who'd claim Norman Osborn was her twice-removed cousin for an excuse to
attack Spider-Man. Naturally, this would mean Thanos started having kids when
he was 5, if we take those scans you sent me from Moondragon's childhood at
face value. :-) --MH
- So, the truth? It doesn't exist, because the characters are
fiction. However, the real story will come out some day...and then be
ret-conned to something else...and again...and again. Come to think of it,
maybe her father is Marduk!
- Disclaimer: No Canadians were harmed during the making of
Different sources have described Zorr's purpose in attacking
Xandar and Earth as seeking energy to (1) replace that Galactus had stolen from
his own planet, (2) gain enough power to avenge his race on Galactus. I think
these could be considered his dual goals.
- Zorr, the android/multi-powered primitive, @
Fantastic Four I#82
the God-Jewel, @ Thor I#214
- X'orr, a galactic slave market, @
Sensational She-Hulk II#43
- The High Priest of Zor, @ Power Man and Iron
Kraa, his brother, @ Nova II#15, has no known connection
Presumably designed by the Luphomoids to raid other worlds,
Zorr's starship could fire an energy beam that would drain all the geothermal
energy from a planet. It was also so heavily armed and armored that it
destroyed most of Xandar's fleet and killed many members of the Nova Corps,
without seeming damaged in the slightest. It also dwarfed the Nova Prime
starship, which was itself a mile long.
-Fantastic Four I#204 (fb)
Nova I#1 (September, 1976) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), John Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)
Fantastic Four I#204 (March, 1979) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Keith Pollard (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)
Nova III#1 (May, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Armando Durruthy (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Last updated: 01/06/06
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