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Aliases: None

Classification: Extraterrestrial hive species (extinct)

Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed

Known Members: None

Affiliations: Unrevealed

Enemies: Kree Empire (especially the Black Judges)

First Referenced: X-Men V#9 (May, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: The Gu'Knoiss were a hive species that may (or may not) have been rapidly reproductive. If so, then their society was probably matriarchal.

   No other information about any abilities which this species may have possessed has been revealed.

Limitations/Weaknesses: Unrevealed

Traits: Those common to a hive species.

Type: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Limbs: Unrevealed
Fingers: Unrevealed
Toes: Unrevealed
Skin color: Unrevealed
Hair color: Unrevealed
Average Height: Unrevealed
Average Weight: Unrevealed

(X-Men V#9 (fb) - BTS) - Millennia ago, the Gu'Knoiss race was one of six hive species who were experimented upon by the Black Judges, the secret science wing of the Accuser Corps of the interstellar Kree Empire. The purpose of these experiments was to create a weaponized slave catalyst that would enable the Kree to seize control of their entire societies and turn them into weapons that could be used to disrupt rival advanced civilizations.

(X-Men V#9 (fb) - BTS) - These experiments were authorized by the Supreme Intelligence for their potential use against the Skrulls, the Badoon, the Galadorians, the Shi'ar and the Cotati.

(X-Men V#9 (fb) - BTS) - The attempt by the Black Judges failed with the Gu'Knoiss due to their biological integrity, making it impossible for the Kree to ever use them as weapons.

(X-Men V#9 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the Gu'Knoiss race became extinct, possibly as a result of the Kree experiments.

(X-Men V#9 (fb) - BTS) - The only known record of the Gu'Knoiss race exists in a report from the secret order of Black Judges to the Supreme Intelligence, a report that is classified for THE EYES OF THE SUPREMOR

Comments: Created by Jonathan Hickman.

   The following is a reproduction of a text page from X-Men V#9 which contains the only known reference to the Gu'Knoiss race.


RE: A report from the secret order of Black Judges regarding the creation of a weaponized slave catalyst for hive species.


 •  Tal Ba-Rii.............[failure from process : extinct]
 •  Sidri......................[failure from mind structure]
 •  Scatter...................[success : minor]
 •  Phalanx.................[failure from adaptivity]
 •  Gu'Knoiss.............[failure from biological integrity : extinct]
 •  Brood....................[success : major]

   Although it is known that the Kree first encountered the Brood about 8,000 years ago and that it subsequently took the Black Judges several hundred years of testing and design before they could present the Supreme Intelligence with a weapon (known as the King Egg) that would enable the Kree to seize control of that hive species, only minimal information about the experiments performed on the other five races has been revealed. As a result, there is no data available about when the Gu'Knoiss race was experimented upon or the nature of the experimental weaponized slave catalyst.

   This lack of data also means that it cannot be confirmed that it was a failed Kree attempt to seize control of Gu'Knoiss society that led to that race's extinction.

   No other information about the Gu'Knoiss race, including the location of their homeworld, their physical form or their civilization, has yet been revealed.

    The Scatter, Sidri and Tal Ba-Rii each have existing profiles.

Profile by Donald Campbell.

The Gu'Knoiss have no known connection to:

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X-Men V#9 (May, 2020) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Jordan D. White (editor)

First Posted: 01/03/2024
Last updated: 01/03/2024

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