Real Name: G-Type
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Hodinn) mutate & alien technology user
Group Membership: Imperial Superguardian Elite
Affiliations: Lilandra, Neosaurus;
Enemies: Araki-6, Cyclops, Cassandra Nova, Xorn (Kuan-Yin)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile through the galaxy onboard Empress Lilandra's Superdestroyer
First Appearance: New X-Men I#124 (May, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Engineered in the stellar nurseries of Hodinn, G-Type was constituted of living solar plasma and his skin burned at a constant 6,000 degrees Kelvin. Only his black eyes, black lips and nostrils could be seen against the yellow glow of his face, which also included a type of gem on his forehead through which he could fire heat blasts. He could also generate strong heat from his hands and had nozzles mounted at his wrists, which could presumably project super-hot plasma. He stood about 7' tall in armor. G-Type was a fiercely loyal knight of the Shi'ar Empire.
History: (New X-Men I#125 (fb) - BTS) - Araki-6 knew the infant G-Type in the stellar nurseries of Hodinn where the latter was engineered to serve the Shi'ar Empire.
(New X-Men I#124 - BTS) - The Shi'ar Empress, Lilandra, her mind controlled by the villainous Cassandra Nova, who inhabited Charles Xavier's body, arrived in lower Earth orbit with a team of Superguardians, including G-Type. Cassandra Nova used Lilandra to enforce the power of the Imperial Superguardian Elite to attack the X-Men, using a lie that the mutants were infected and had to be exterminated.
(New X-Men I#124 - BTS) - Cyclops and Xorn were captured by Arc, Monstra and Squorm, and were transported back to Lilandra's Supedestroyer, which was then in orbit around the Earth, and placed inside a huge double-barreled cannon pointing at the planet.
(New X-Men I#124) - Standing before Cassandra Nova (in Charles Xavier's body) and Lilandra, G-Type attempted to recite the Hymn of Purification before shooting Cyclops and Xorn into Earth's atmosphere to be immolated, but was interrupted by the bound Cyclops. Such was the loyalty of the crew and so strong was Cassandra Nova's control over Lilandra that they would not listen to the mutant. Instead, G-Type blasted Cyclops' head with a heat ray from his forehead, leaving Cyclops' head smoking.
(New X-Men I#125) - The Empress Lilandra commanded her forces to destroy themselves, and Shi'ar guards fired at fellow Shi'ar on the bridge of the Superdestroyer; at last Araki-6 rebelled against the monstrosity of Cassandra Nova. G-Type, having recovered, arrived quickly and informed Lilandra that the captives had escaped and that contact had been lost with the Superguardians invading the Xavier Institute. Cassandra Nova was angry at this turnaround and used Lilandra to accuse Araki-6 of causing the destruction and that the sage was infected. G-Type was then asked to burn out Araki's apparent contagion.
(X-Men: Kingbreaker#3 (fb) - BTS) - G-Type was the last remaining Hodinn, as all the others had been hunted down, though apparently one survived in the prison Kr'kn.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5 (fb)) - Gladiator had more of the Guard (Arc, Black Light, Commando, Electron, G- Type, Moondancer, Titan, Voyager, White Noise) assembled at his order, to rescue the stranded team (Fang, Flashfire, Hussar, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Oracle, Plutonia, Warstar), with Ch'od, Raza, Talon (previously thought to be Smasher), and Quasar, from within the Fault. Voyager, with great strain, opened a gateway to within the Fault, then stayed behind while Moondancer used her powers to guide them through the debris and to the ship, which was surrounded by bizarre and deadly xenoform beings patterned after the X-Men.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5) - The two sides of the Guard savagely attacked the aliens, killing them swiftly and decisively. Mentor soon reported to Gladiator that "an abominable universe of reciprocal otherness" was upon them from the other side of the Fault, full of cancerous aggression and new physical laws. Talon then ensured them that using his amulets would allow them to create two more Raptor beings, and Mentor and Plutonia volunteered, becoming Strel and Kyte respectively. During the battle, Black Light and Neutron were killed. The combined Guard narrowly escaped a savage telepathic attack when Ch'od and Raza launched the Symbiote (formerly of the Praetorians) at the Xavier being the attack had originated from. After they successfully escaped, Gladiator reported their success to the Inhumans, and announced the pending war with the Fault universe. While honoring their newly dead (joining the ranks of thousands of others) on the mausoleum world of Elysialla VII, the Guard stood with newly appointed members in the roles of Mentor, Neutron, Plutonia, Smasher, and Starbolt. Fang recited the Guard's oath. "I will not falter, and I will not swerve. From the rising of the suns to the setting of the stars. With Sharra and K'ythri to guide me, I will serve out the term of my duty with courage and conviction for it is the greatest honor any being of any species can know to be allowed to guard the Imperium of the Shi'ar and stand, each of us, as a light in the darkness. So I make my oath of allegiance."
Comments: Created by Grant Morrison (writer) and Igor Kordey (artist).
Cyclops indicated that he had met G-Type before.
G-Type probably knew Superguardians other than Neosaurus, but this is not actually confirmed.
G-Type's name probably refers to a type of sun, with yellow G-Type suns being conducive to life (as we know it). The surface temperature of the Earth's sun is 6,000 degrees Kelvin (apparently about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit or 5,730 degrees Celsius).
His race's name was revealed in X-Men: Kingbraker#2 when a second Hodinn (an insane one) joined the Imperial Guard.
G-Type has no known connections to
New X-Men I#124, p1 (main)
New X-Men I#124 (May, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Igor Kordey (artist), Mark Powers (editor)
New X-Men I#125 (June, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Igor Kordey (artist), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men: Kingbreaker#3 (April, 2009) - Christopher Yost (writer), Dustin Weaver, Paco Diaz (pencilers), Jaime Mendoza, Vicente Cifuentes (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5 (May, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Kevin Walker (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Last updated: 04/11/10
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