unidentifed_race-champion_opponent-yellow-greetunidentified extraterrestrial race

Classification: Humanoid extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Unidentified planet, unidentified star system, unidentified galaxy

Known Members: None identified;
    the representative selected to challenge the Champion of the Universe

Affiliations: Champion (Tryco Slatterus) and his trainers; Proja or another minion of the Champion resembling Proja

Enemies: Champion (Tryco Slatterus)

First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (October, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed.

    The representative selected by Proja had a large and powerful frame and was presumably significantly strong and durable (perhaps lifting 50-100 tons or more).

    However, this representative was also almost certainly one of the most powerful of his race.

    Other than the fact that they could build a podium, we don't know much about their level of technology.

Traits: Unrevealed.

    At least the representative selected to challenge the Champion was willing to compete in a sporting boxing match.

   The representative wore some sort of briefs and a cape, while the others (servants?) wore robes. unidentifed_race-champion_opponent-yellow-vchamp

Type: Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid bipeds
Eyes
: Two (on head; solid white color seen; no visible pupil or iris)
Fingers
: Unrevealed (the only image that might show hands has the representative with his arms crossed, showing what could be three fingers, and the person in the background carrying a bowl of fruit(?) looks like he might have three fingers as well; an opposing thumb is likely)
Toes
: Two (somewhat pincer-like)
Skin color: Yellow, at least
Average Height: Unrevealed (the challenger and the Champion are both oddly posed in one picture that shows them together; as the Champion is 9' tall, I would think the challenger could be 6-8'; it is likely that the challenger is significantly taller than the others of his race)
Other Distinguishing Features: A bi-domed head cranium with spikes on the anterior thigh)

History:

(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - Scouring all of the known galaxies, Proja and possibly others of his race constantly sought worthy adversaries who could challenge the fighting prowess of their master, Tryco Slatterus, the Elder of the Universe known as the Champion.

(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb)) - At some point, Proja or another of the Champion's minions, traveled to the world of this race and met with what was presumably its mightiest warrior, convincing him to participate in a challenge against the Champion.

    Two other members of this race watched this meeting, one of them holding what appeared to be a bowl of fruit.

(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb)) - The representative met the Champion in a boxing match.

    Despite his power, the challenger was defeated, not lasting beyond the second round.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Wilson, and an uncertain inker (detailed in the Appearances list below).

    Was the representative chosen to challenge the Champion the leader (or a leader) of his race, and those behind him his servants? Possibly, as he stood on a podium and wore a cape, and one of those behind him appeared to be carrying a bowl of fruit.
    But that's about as definitive as we can get.

    When did the encounter with the Champion and his associates take place?
    Unrevealed...the Champion has been active in his competition/travel role for perhaps 5 billion years or more.
    This encounter could have taken anywhere between that point and shortly before
Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7.
    Based just on the order of appearances, I would think this to be one of the earlier challengers, but was it a billion or more years ago? a million? a thousand? a hundred?

    There is some evidence that the Champion may have destroyed worlds that he felt unworthy of continued existence.
    Did he destroy this world/race? We may never know...

    Dagnabbit, Marvel.com did not have this one digitally when I did profiles on the other characters associated with the Champion, and so I had to scan my old beat-up copy (it was one of my favorites when I was little, and I read it over, and over, and over), dislodging the staples from the cover.
    Not only that, but my heavily-read copy yields pretty grainy images.
    We can replace these images once the issue is digitally available.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
This race should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7, pg. 11, panel 2 (Proja or similar minion recruiting this race's challenger);
          panel 5 (Champion punching challenger into the air)


Appearances:
Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (October, 1982) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Wilson (penciler), Bob Camo, Mike Esposito, Frank Giacoia, Dan Green, Armando Gil, and Chic Stone (inkers), Jim Salicrup (editor)


First posted: 11/28/2023
Last updated: 11/29/2023

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