Real Name: The Remora
Identity/Class: Extratemporal (Earth-691, 31st century) extraterrestrial (Remoran) memory parasite
Occupation: Ruler of the Remorans, prime disseminator of alien memories
Group Membership: Remorans
Affiliations: Aleta, Heimdall
Enemies: Formerly Aleta, Heimdall
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Remoran homeworld
First Appearance: Guardians of the Galaxy I#42 (November, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Standing at about 8' tall, Remora had the ability to parasitically siphon the memories of sentient beings using his tentacles, then telepathically send these memories and emotions amongst his fellow Remorans. This memory theft left the victims unconscious. He also effortlessly lifted Heimdall, who weighs about 575 lbs, above his head using just one tentacle, so this should give an indication of his strength level. He wore red and bronze-like armor, with only an exposed head and tentacles.
(Guardians of the Galaxy I#42 - (fb) BTS) - The tentacled Remorans grew bored with their existence and found greater satisfaction from the experiences of others. Their appetite grew and they devised means to capture aliens to their world, as evolution removed their ability to perceive reality.
(Guardians of the Galaxy I#42 - BTS) - After battling the portal-creating Wormhole, Aleta and Heimdall were transported to the Remoran planet. Initially incapacitated, they were manacled and kept in a cell.
(Guardians of the Galaxy I#42) - After several days had passed, Aleta was the second to recover, although still weakened by the ordeal. The Remora then entered with the rude behavior of a dictator. He then guided them to an open balcony, where they observed thousands of Remorans surging toward the balcony as if of one mind. Quickly, the Remora wrapped a tentacle around Aleta and Heimdall, and siphoned a memory from each. The Remora first stole Aleta's joyful memory of her romantic reunion with Major Victory (Vance Astro). From Heimdall, he took his proud memory of defeating lava trolls despite overwhelming odds. Both Aleta and Heimdall fell unconscious at this point while the crowd cheered the tentacled ruler. The Remora intended to siphon off their memories for years to come, before letting them join the mindless Remoran masses below.
(Guardians of the Galaxy I#42 - BTS) - Aleta and Heimdall were taken back to their cell.
(Guardians of the Galaxy I#43 (fb) - BTS) - The Remora's theft of Aleta's and Heimdall's memories continued, with many of their personal experiences lost.
(Guardians of the Galaxy I#43) - The Remora entered the cell just as Heimdall was getting closer to Aleta. However, the Remora no longer sought the Asgardian's memories, and instead wanted Aleta's, finding her experiences "highly addictive". Secretly rejuvenated by the Hawk God, Aleta feigned submission but then grasped the Remora's leeching tentacles, and relinquished her memory of watching her children die before her. The Remora and all Remorans outside screamed in agony at this tragic memory. The Remora fell unconscious on the cell floor while Aleta snapped the manacles apart.
Once recovered, the Remora had lost his arrogant disposition and stood meekly while Heimdall encouraged the former despot to walk amongst his people, to overcome his "evolutionary handicap". However, the Remora recognized that he would be tempted to return to the palace and resort to the old ways. With that, Aleta blasted the castle, which housed all of the Remora's equipment to lure aliens to the planet, thereby destroying the palace.
The Remora then walked amongst his fellow Remorans and rubbed tentacles with his fellows. He then watched Aleta and Heimdall depart in an energy bubble generated by Aleta. Heimdall then used his hyper-sense to find Asgard, as they left the purple planet behind them.
Comments: Created by Gallagher (writer), Dale Eaglesham (pencils) & Steve Montano (inks).
No reason why the Remorans can't exist in the modern era of Earth-616.
Hm, this is one those characters who take their name from their race, like Acroyear and Devil of the Micronauts. This can be slightly confusing and/or annoying. Maybe their planet's called Remora too.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Remora has no known connections to:
The Remorans idolized their leader, the Remora, and had become submissive to his will, seeking new memories to live their lives through. They were technologically advanced with a metallic city and were not afraid of aliens in their midst, viewing their memories as fodder to be leeched and disseminated amongst the populace. However, Aleta's shocking memory of watching her children die before her shocked the Remorans out of their parasitical stupor. Their planet was purple when viewed from outer space.
They each had pink skins, tentacles for arms, bald head, white eyes, red tongue and human-like teeth. Their leader, the Remora, seemed to be taller than them, leaving the Remorans at about 7' tall. They were probably also less powerful than their despotic leader.
--Guardians of the Galaxy I#42 (43
Guardians of the Galaxy I#42, p20 (main)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#43, p20, panel 2 (head)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#42
(November, 1993) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Dale Eaglesham
(pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#43 (December, 1993) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Dale Eaglesham (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Last updated: 03/11/06
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