SL'GUR'T

Real Name: Sl'gur't

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial god (former Deviant Skrull)

Occupation: Empress of the Skrull Pantheon, former leader of the Deviant Skrulls

Group Membership: Skrull Pantheon; formerly the Deviant Skrulls

Affiliations: Kly'bn, Skrull race (including Kl'rt, Nogor, Veranke), thousands of enslaved deities (including Blessed-of-Litters (for the Druffs), Hadith (for the Queega) & Ceffyad the Righteous of the Idoidea Swarm Collective)

Enemies: "God Squad" (Ajak, Amadeus Cho, Hercules, Demogorge, Mikaboshi, Snowbird);
any other deities, such as the Kree god Pama;
presumably enemies of her worshippers, such as Reptyl, his crew, Galactus and Annihilus (See comments)

Known Relatives: Kly'bn (husband)

Aliases: Great One, Infinite Names

Base of Operations: A palace within Skrull Dreamtime; Sl'gur't may be able to use her idol located in her temple on the Skrull throneworld to communicate with petitioners (See Comments).

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual#24 (1991)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. Sl'gur't's idol possessed seven arms, all but the central arm (extending from her chest) holding a different type of weapon, mainly cutting blades, though one appeared to be a type of sling. These weapons doubtless represented her prowess as a warrior. The idol had three heads, the central appearing as a squat, Skrull-like head, the left as a vaguely vulture-like head on a long, reptilian neck, the right, a serpent's head on a long, serpentine neck. The body was fat, with immense, powerful-looking legs.

History: (Annihilation: Super-Skrull#1 (fb) - BTS) - Sl'gur't is popularly believed to have been born in the now-destroyed Skrull ancient capital Zaragz'na on Skrullos.

(Incredible Hercules#120 (fb) ) - Sl'gur't eventually led the Changing People (Deviant Skrulls) to eradicate all Fossil Ones (unchanging) on Skrullos. Leading her legions to the Fossil Ones' stronghold in the Valley of the Esul, Sl'gur't and her army found the last surviving Eternal Kly'bn kneeling in a temple. Though Sl'gur't coughed at his suggestion to let him live at first, she understood that Kly'bn was right that the Skrulls were only one of many species that were trapped in a singular form. He offered himself as their guide and constant. The Eternal Skrull Kly'bn then proclaimed his love for Sl'gur't. The Changing People accepted him as their guide and transformed by Kly'bn's truth Sl'gur't and Kly'bn were transformed into gods and were drawn into Heaven. In Heaven Sl'gur't pledged that she would never keep her form for more than a few moments and Kly'bn was pleased because it fit her name, which meant Infinite Names in the Frti dialect.

(Incredible Hercules#117 (fb) - BTS) - Sl'gur't and Kly'bn wrote the Book of Worlds for their followers.

(Incredible Hercules#118/120 (fb) - BTS) - Sl'gur't and Kly'bn indirectly supported the Skrulls in conquering 978 world. Sl'gur't and Kly'bn enslaved the gods of all conquered races and ruled supreme over them.

(Incredible Hercules#119 (fb) - BTS) - Years ago Veranke, prophetess of Kly'bn and Sl'gur't read from the Book of Worlds to her followers and revealed that the gods Earth's Pantheons would send against the Skrull gods in the future would be undone by the least of them.

(Fantastic Four Annual#24/2) - Kl'rt, the Super-Skrull, feeling disgraced because he had been forced to feign death before Captain Reptyl, an adversary he deemed far beneath him, confronted the Empress S'Byll to let him avenge her honor by killing Reptyl. The Skrull Empress ordered him to keep up the pretense, causing conflict between his loyalty to the Empress and his code of honor. The Super-Skrull traveled to the temple of Sl'gur't, and begged her guidance in the matter. Kl'rt emerged with her answer. "Death before dishonor." Disobeying direct orders, he tracked Reptyl down, attacked his ship, slaughtered his crew, and dragged him into the void, strangling and apparently killing Reptyl.

(Annihilation: Super-Skrull#1) - In conversation with Warlord S'gak, Kl'rt warned of the Annihilation Wave's threat to Zaragz'na, the ancient Skrull capital and the "spawning ground of Sl'gur't".

(Incredible Hercules#119 (fb) - BTS) - Sl'gur't and Kly'bn stayed behind while their army of enslaved gods fought Earth's God Squad (Ajak, Amadeus Cho, Hercules, Demogorge, Mikaboshi, Snowbird). Before the fight Demogorge revealed Cho's puppy to have been a Skrull infiltrator and killed him.

(Incredible Hercules#119) - The God Squad defeatd all the enslaved gods and broke into the palace of Kly'bn and Sl'gur't within Skrull Dreamtime. Kly'bn welcomed their enemies while Sl'gur't silently watched.

(Incredible Hercules#120) - Demogorge devoured Sl'gur't, but she burst free from him, apparently killing Demogorge (it didn't stick). She was then attacked by Mikaboshi. She changed into his form, but when he got near enough her Mikaboshi ripped Sl'gur't apart (though everyone else believed it was hime dying). Meanwhile Kly'bn got killed when Hercules tossed him in Snowbird's direction, who impaled Kly'bn with Demogorge's spine. Upon Kly'bn's death the master copy of the Book of Worlds destroyed itself. Snowbird, Amadeus and Hercules escaped while Mikaboshi proclaimed to the enslaved gods that their leaders were dead, but their cause lived on. Behind him, lying on the ground, the corpse of Sl'gur't reverted from Mikaboshi's form to her original Skrull form.

(Chaos War: Chaos King#1) - Sl'gur't was among the souls enslaved by the Chaos King as he tried to erase all of existence.

Comments: Created by Len Kaminski, Chris Ivy, and Tim Dzon.

It is unclear if Sl'gur't actually communicated with Kl'rt, or if the Skrull simply heard what he wanted to hear. Sl'gur't actually exists as a living entity. She is a deified Skrull war hero from their ancient past, who transformed into a godlike being they came to worship, much as humans worshipped the Asgaradians and Olympians.

Captain Reptyl "killed" Super-Skrull in Silver Surfer III#28

Reptyl returned to life in Silver Surfer III#65, having transformed into a more powerful form and gained Cosmic Power.

Reptyl and his crew are enemies if Sl'gur't actually did tell Kl'rt to kill him.

Galactus, would, of course, be an enemy because he devoured the (previous) Skrull Throneworld and killed approximately 50 billion Skrulls. @ Fantastic Four I#257. Annihilus would as well, having led to Annihilation Wave to devour Zaragz'na. @ Annihilation: Super-Skrull #4.

Sl'gur't could be a play on the Old English word Sluggard, meaning a lazy person.

In the Marvel novel Gamma Quest, Book 3: Friend or Foe (June 2000, by Greg Cox), the Super-Skrull (Kl'rt) offers up a quick prayer to "Sl'gur't, eternal God of Battle" on page 193. The novel has Kl'rt using numerous oaths drawing on established Skrull and Dire Wraith history - nice job on the author's part!

Neal Barrett Jr.'s 1997 Marvel novel Warrior's Revenge (one of the juvenile "Super Thriller" series), also mentions Sl'gur't several times. On page 34, the Skrull Empress uses Sl'gur't's name in an oath. On page 70, Kl'rt recalls his visit to Sl'gur't's temple (as per Fantastic Four Annual #24/2); on page 72 he swears in Sl'gur't's name (and also mentioned the Skrull warrior's afterlife of Val'kla'mor). Finally, on page 79 we see that Kl'rt carried with him a small jadelike statue of Sl'gur't (misspelled here as S'glur't; actually, the whole book misspells Kl'rt as K'lrt constantly); Kl'rt utters a generations-old prayer before that Sl'gur't statue, one which had been taught to him by his father.

Thanks to Armel Thomin for a few corrections and updates in this entry.

Profile by Darc_Light

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sl'gur't should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Fantastic Four Annual#24, p55, pan1
Incredible Hercules#120, p3, pan2 (Kly'bn & Sl'gur't in original form)
Incredible Hercules#120, p4, pan1 (Sl'gur't mutated)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four Annual#24 (1991) - Len Kaminski (writer), Chris Ivy (pencils), Tim Dzon (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Annihilation: Super-Skrull#1 (June, 2006) - Javier Grillo-Marxuach (writer), Gregory Titus (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Incredible Hercules#117-119 (July-September, 2008) - Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Bonet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hercules#120 (October, 2008) - Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Bonet & Greg Adams (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Chaos War: Chaos King#1 (January, 2011) - Brandon Montclare (writer), Michael Wm Kaluta (penciler/inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)


Last updated: 03/09/16

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