"PORCUPINE PUSS"

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Negative Zone)

Nature of abilities: Unspecified (see comments).

Occupation: Soldier under the command of Blastaar

Group Membership: Baluuurian Army

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Annihilus and his forces, Avengers (the Beast, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hawkeye, Iron Man (Anthony Stark), the Wasp), Thing (Ben Grimm)

Known Relatives: Unknown

Aliases: Unknown

Base of Operations: Baluuur; mobile in Negative Zone

First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One#75 (May 1981)

Powers/Abilities: He achieves self-propulsion by unknown means (see comments). He is covered by large and hard protruding spikes covering the torso, excepting its arms (and 5-fingered hands) and legs. It appears that the torso is surrounded by spiky armor (see comments).

    As a member of Blastaar's minions, it is anticipated that it would have had some level of Baluuurian military training, suggesting peak Baluuurian statistics, although evidently less than Blastaar.

    It appears to be slightly taller than the Beast, probably around to 7'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History:
(Marvel Two-In-One#75) -  The character's origins are unknown, suffice to say that it became part of Blastaar's minions in the Negative Zone.

(Marvel Two-In-One#75) -  The Thing and several Avengers (the Beast, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, the Wasp), who had gathered at the Fantastic Four headquarters for a game of poker, all enter the Negative Zone in response to a grief-laden plea for help from Nyglar, wife of Blastaar. In a bid to prevent the Earth team from interfering with Blastaar's plans and his tenuous alliance with Annihilus, many of Blastaar's forces are dispatched to attack the team, with "Porcupine Puss", so dubbed by the Beast, leading a squad of four of Blastaar's soldiers against the Beast.

    The Beast utilized his uncanny agility to roll himself forward to attack his spiked foe, grabbing one of its armored quills with his feet, throwing the space-soldier against its comrades, presumably knocking them out for the rest of the battle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco (writer), Alan Kupperberg & Chic Stone (artists).

    It is difficult to determine if this bizarre character's external appearance and apparent powers are derived from a suit of armor (making it a technology user), or if it is a mutate/mutant (or a combination). Its wide mouth, plus its legs and arms, suggests some affinity with Blastaar's race, and I lean toward to a Baluuurian in armor. However, "Porcupine Puss" is referred in the story as "it", yet Blastaar's race seem to be distinctly made up of males and females, so this suggests it may be more of a mutate/mutant, or even an android. Or perhaps I'm reading too much into it?

    It seems very unlikely that this is a member of a previously unseen race from the Negative Zone, as its ilk has not been seen since.

    Annihilus and his forces are listed as an enemy in that, although it is not shown that "Porcupine Puss" actually engaged them in battle, Blastaar's soldiers encountered them in direct conflict later in the issue.

    This seems to be an incredibly minor character (3 panels), but I still would've liked a more sensible name for it.

    MTIO#75 distinctly refers to the planet of "Baluuur", yet the Marvel Appendix refers to Blastaar's homeworld as "Baluur". Just a minor typo, but I've kept to the issue's spelling for this profile.

Profile by: GrendelPrime7

Clarifications: "Porcupine Puss" has no known connection to:


Marvel Two-In-One#75, page 24, panels 3 and 4


Last updated: 24 May 2005

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