Immundra at the wheel

Real Name: Steersman Immundra

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial & alien technology user (unnamed Shi'ar Galaxy race)

Occupation: Steersman (pilot) of Lilandra's Imperial Shi'ar Flagship

Group Membership: Possibly Imperial Superguardian Elite (see comments)

Affiliations: Forunn, Jorrsk, Lilandra, Mammoth, Smasher

Enemies: Cassandra Nova

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile through the galaxy onboard Empress Lilandra's Imperial Flagship;

briefly Xavier Institute, Salem Centre, New York State, U.S.A.

First Appearance: New X-Men I#122 (March, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Immundra appeared to have enhanced strength, durability and presumably stamina and reflexes, as well as limited telepathic resistance, although not nearly enough to resist Cassandra Nova. He was skilled in piloting Lilandra's huge spaceship and maintaining the ship's systems, and had a very fancy uniform that included a lightweight red cape. Immundra was also quite attached to his spacecraft.

Immundra loses to Cassandra NovaHistory: (New X-Men I#117 - BTS) - Lilandra arrived with Immundra, Mammoth, Jorrsk and Forunn onboard Lilandra's Shi'ar Flagship to pick up Professor X (Charles Xavier), not realising that the mutant's body was now being controlled by the villainous Cassandra Nova.

(New X-Men I#117) - Using the transit stream, Lilandra teleported into the Xavier Institute's grounds accompanied by five Superguardians, including Mammoth, Gladiator and Smasher.

(New X-Men I#122 - BTS) - Cassandra Nova gradually took over Lilandra's ship, killing Shi'ar crew and warriors as she went, including Mammoth and Forunn.

(New X-Men I#122) - Immundra struggled with the huge control wheel of the Shi'ar Flagship, fighting to get better control of a ship that Cassandra Nova had already damaged and with dwindling crew numbers. Lilandra encouraged him to hold on, then left him while she, Jorrsk and Smasher, plus several Shi'ar guards, escaped.

Cassandra Nova, nestled inside Professor X's body, approached the fire surrounding Immundra and commanded him to wreck the ship, encouraging him to unleash the suicidal destroyer inside him. Immundra refused to yield and pleaded with Professor X to resist the madness of Cassandra Nova. However, Xavier no longer resided in that body. Nova told Immundra to become insane and mentally forced him to destroy his beloved craft. It was impossible for Immundra to resist Cassandra Nova's telepathic assault and if he did not die from Nova's attack, then he likely perished once the ship was destroyed minutes later.

Comments: Created by Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (pencils) and Tim Townsend with Perrotta & Florea (inks).

Because of his unusual costume, I would consider Immundra to be a Superguardian compared to the standard uniforms of the crew, although this status is unconfirmed.

Gladiator appeared to be there when Lilandra arrived on Earth (#117), but did not seem to be onboard when Cassandra Nova struck (#122). Perhaps Nova had already telepathically forced Gladiator to fly off on a meaningless mission to get him out of the way?

Profile by Grendel Prime


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Mammoth arrives on Earth


Mammoth was a Superguardian charged with protecting Empress Lilandra. He accompanied her down to Earth when she arrived to pick up Professor X. He was gray and powerfully strong, and probably also had enhanced durability. He had the head of an elephant/ mammoth, but seemed to lack the accompanying ears and tail. Cassandra Nova may have used Mammoth to kill Forunn before killing him as well. He was about 7' tall and he died with a broken tusk.

-- New X-Men I#117 (122

Jorrsk ready to receive communication


Radioman Jorrsk accompanied Smasher and Lilandra as Immundra struggled to maintain control of Lilandra's starship. Jorrsk was able to communicate with the ship and Lilandra ordered him to get the ship to "wake" the escape pods, which he tried to do via one of the golden communications disks that were set every 20' or so along the ship's walls. Apparent feedback from the ship caused his helmet's earpieces to explode. He collapsed whispering several times, "She has come". A thick tidal wave of fierce blue light began washing down the corridors, destroying the flesh and apparel of all those caught, leaving only clean skeletons behind. Unable to move, Jorrsk was caught by this moving deadly wall of energy and died instantly. His uniform included a helmet that provided communication with the ship, and he was slightly shorter than Lilandra.

-- New X-Men I#122

Forunn squashed


Forunn was the Medic onboard Lilandra's ship. She had a theory, presumably about Professor X's strange behavior. However, Cassandra Nova killed her before she could say or do anything, presumably using the might of Mammoth (just as Nova had used Beak against Beast). Indeed, this may have forced Cassandra Nova's hand before the villain could use the might of the Shi'ar Empire against the X-Men. She had bright red hair, and possibly had four nostrils (if you blow the picture up really big using a scanner). She was skilled in medical procedures, including aliens.

-- New X-Men I#122

New X-Men I#122, p1 (at the wheel);

p4, panel 5 (head);
p3, panel 1 (Jorrsk);
p3, panel 2 (Forunn);
New X-Men I#117, p22/23, panel 3 (Mammoth)

New X-Men I#117 (October, 2001) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan van Sciver (pencils), Prentiss Rollins (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
New X-Men I#122 (March, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (pencils), Tim Townsend with Perrotta & Florea (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 02/05/06

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