Real Name: Zabyk

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)

Occupation: Skrull warrior

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Myrn

Enemies: Avengers (Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Starfox, Wasp), Prince Dezan, Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, She-Hulk), Raksor

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Power asteroid, Skrull empire

First Appearance: Avengers Annual#14 (1985)



Powers/Abilities: Zabyk formerly possessed the Skrullian ability to shapeshift. He wore a suit of armor that was meant to protect him from the effects of the Hyper-Wave Bomb, but it failed, leaving his body contorted inside.

History: (Avengers Annual#14 (fb)) - Zabyk was a friend of the outcast Prince Dezan and Myrn as a youth, but he later came to despise Prince Dezan. After the Skrull empire had fallen into chaos by the destruction of their homeworld, Zabyk met up with Myrn, who had come into possession of the Hyper-Wave Bomb. Zabyk decided to use the bomb to obtain revenge on his enemies, and become the new Skrull emperor.

(Avengers Annual#14) - As they prepared to activate the Hyper-Wave Bomb, the Avengers and Fantastic Four invaded the power asteroid, accompanied by Prince Dezan. Myrn had Zabyk don a suit of insulated armor, shifting his form to meet the unusual shape of the armor's interior so that he would be protected from the effects of the bomb. He then killed Myrn.

(Avengers Annual#14/Fantastic Four Annual#19) - Zabyk activated the bomb, only to find that the armor did not protect him, and he lost his ability to shapeshift. This left his contorted body frozen inside of the armor, placing him in agony.







Comments: Created by Roger Stern, John Byrne, and Kyle Baker.

by Prime Eternal

Zabyk should not be confused with:


Myrn was a long-time friend of Zabyk's, and created the Hyper-Wave Bomb. After helping Zabyk prepare for the bomb's detonation, he was struck down by Zabyk. Dying, he was found by Mr. Fantastic, and told him what the Hyper-Wave Bomb was designed to do. He then perished.

--Avengers Annual#14 (Avengers Annual#14 (fb), 14, Fantastic Four Annual#19

Images taken from:
Avengers Annual#14, page 24, panel 4
Avengers Annual#14, page 24, panel 3
Myrn- Avengers Annual#14, page 24, panel 1

Avengers Annual#14 (1985) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Kyle Baker (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Fantastic Four Annual#19 (1985) - John Byrne (writer/artist), Michael Carlin (editor)

Last updated: 03/12/05

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