gregzor-8116-face KING GREGZOR
This is a partial profile that I will expand and complete as I go through the Dreadstar issues

Real Name: Gregzor

Identity/Class: Alternate Reality (Reality-8116) extraterrestrial (unidentified but grossly human race);
    lived and died approximately 1 million A.D.

Occupation: King;
    former Prince

Group Membership: Monarchy  

Affiliations: Royal Cyborg Guardians, Entrance Guards (Mach 7), unidentified corporate powers;
    forced alliance with
"Dreadstar and Company" (Syzygy Darklock, Vanth Dreadstar, Oedi, Skeevo Phlatus, Willow);

Enemies: The Instrumentality (notably the Lord Papal), Z;

Known Relatives: Nellor (uncle, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly the Royal Palace, Jewelcity, Jewelworld,
Empirical Galaxy, Reality-8116;

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (1982)gregzor-8116-full-aboveview

Powers/Abilities: Gregzor had minimal experience in maintaining an immense interstellar empire, but he followed Vanth Dreadstar's plans to help bring about a peaceful resolution to the war.

    Although a coward, and easily manipulated, he did wish to do the right things for his people.

Height: Unrevealed (he was never shown next to anyone of known height, and he was not standing up when Dreadstar confronted him; he did not look to be particularly short nor tall, so approximately 5'8" to 6')
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 160 to 200 lbs.)
Eyes: Apparently brown
Hair: Brown, including goatee

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (fb) - BTS) - Presumably concerned that his nephew, Prince Gregzor, who was next in line for the throne, might be tempted to kill him if he knew to much, Nellor never shared with Gregzor what was going on or how he ran the Monarchy.


(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar  - BTS) - Vanth Dreadstar vengefully slew King Nellor for his ordering the slaughter of the People, which led to the murder of his wife, Delilah.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (fb) - BTS) - Gregzor inherited the role of king.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (fb) - BTS) - Later that evening, via his ally Syzygy Darklock's spell of molecular transport, Dreadstar accessed Gregzor's chambers.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar) - Gregzor ranted out loud, cursing his uncle as an old fool for getting himself killed without ever preparing him to take on the mantle of Monarchy. He further commented that his uncle never realized what a coward he (Gregzor) was. Pouring himself a drink, he discussed that the poor Monarchy was in for a bit of rough sailing, as it was saddled with a spineless king with no previous experience who...

    ...and Dreadstar interrupted, noting "talks to himself." The surprised  Gregzor exclaimed, "Who?!" and Dreadstar told him, "Your uncle knew me as death! I can be the same for you, or I can be a friend, and peace for your empire. The choice is yours."gregzor-8116-face-profile

    Dreadstar continued that he would aid the inept Gregzor in his task of ruling the realm, and that they would start by putting an end to the Monarchy's was with the Instrumentality. Dreadstar then shared the plans he and Syzygy had drawn up, a step-by-step program for putting an end to hostilities and getting their economics in order.

    First, by placing their forces in the manner described, they could consolidate their position, set up impregnable defenses, and put an end to the continual senseless slaughter that was currently taking place. The Monarchy would be surrendering some unimportant planets, but those that they retained would be safe from invasion and able to supply the realm's every need.

    Secondly, Dreadstar noted his plans for a government-run work and training program which Gregzor was to immediately institute. While this plan would severely deplete the royal coffers, it would allow a switch from a wartime to peacetime economy with none suffering any drastic effects like starvation or heavy unemployment.

    Gregzor argued that the corporate powers would kill him if he tried to put this plan to operation, but Dreadstar assured Gregzor that he would protect him. Dreadstar further informed Gregzor that he would be visiting a number of the most important corporate leaders of the realm over the next few nights and that he would see to it that they understand that under their plan they would suffer a couple years of reduced profits, but that after that, business would start booming for them like never before. And not only would they gain in the long run, but so would the workers.

    However, Dreadstar warned that any who opposed their plans would die. Gregzor confirmed that Dreadstar had made himself clear, after which Dreadstar made his last point, that he did not officially exist and wished it to remain so; as far as the rest of world was concerned, Gregzor would be the king and would be in charge. As Dreadstar teleported away via Syzygy's spell, he advised Gregzor that he would be nearby if needed, keeping an eye on things and offering suggestions every so often. Not really having any choice, Gregzor accepted his terms, but he told Dreadstar that he wanted to do what was right and he considered that with Dreadstar's aid, maybe he could...however, he then realized that Dreadstar was gone, although his plans and papers remained. Dropping to his knees, Gregzor knew that Dreadstar would return and that there was nothing he could do to prevent it.

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin.

Dreadstar / Reality-8116 primer

    We know that Syzygy Darklock used a spell of molecular transport to help Dreadstar get out of the palace without getting shot, but I think it is likely that Syzygy also facilitated Dreadstar's traveling from Nellor's quarters to Gregzor's.

Profile by Snood.

should be distinguished from:

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Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar, pg. 41, panel 1 (full; view from above);
          panel 2 (face);
          panel 3 (pouring drink);
          panel 4 (face; profile);

Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (1982) - Jim Starlin (writer/artist), Archie Goodwin & Jo Duffy (editor)

First started 02/19/2024
First posted 02/19/2024
Last updated: 02/20/2024

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