Bekk transformed


Real Name: Bekk

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Crystalium) mystically mutated human

Occupation: Priest

Group Membership: Forces of Order

Affiliations: Alpha Flight (Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Puck (Eugene Milton Judd), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)), Crystar, Ika, Kalibar, Koth, Ogeode, Shen, Warbow

Enemies: Forces of Chaos, Lavour, Moltar, Zardeth

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Council of Order

First Appearance: Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: Bekk was a priest of Order and, as such, he was well versed in matters of the spiritual vein. After his transformation into crystal, his strength was increased. He no longer needed to eat, sleep or breathe as a result. He was, however, an extremely poor swordsman.




(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (fb)- BTS) – Bekk and Ika grew up together under the eyes of the Council. While Bekk was closer to her father’s age, the pair was still close. Bekk entertained thoughts of marriage, but never acted on them. The pair did promise to wait for each other, an oath the studious youth took quite literally. When Ogeode and Ika left to live elsewhere, Bekk was heartbroken.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7) – Bekk and Shen were the first to greet the arriving Crystal men. While Ika’s meeting with her mother was awkward, his meeting with her was downright frigid. He expressed disdain at Ika’s new form and was quick to blame her father. He acted surprised when she grew angry at him.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8) – As Crystar took a day of mourning, Bekk tried to talk to Ika, but only managed to further insult her. When Shen overhead them, she made plans to behead him, only to be talked out of it by Ogeode at the last minute. Bekk, meanwhile, was utterly unaware of just how close he came to death.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9) – Debates raged throughout the Council until a disguised Zardeth and Malachon attacked. Standing up to the invaders, Bekk was easily ignored by them. Seeing the bravery put on display before him, Bekk demanded an audience with Ogeode. As the wounded and dead were attended to, Bekk was transformed into a crystal being.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10) – As Crystar’s forces were making way, Bekk wasted no time in trying to usurp Crystar’s command and making snide remarks about the rest of the Crystal men, even going so far as to say that he alone could end the Chaos War. He did fight, albeit briefly, against the Green Hill people. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11) – Bekk traded words with Ika, mainly about her father, her friends and his overall disappointment in her choice of lifestyle. He was shocked when Ika promptly told him where he could put his opinions and sulked away. He kept mainly to himself as the final battle between Chaos and Order raged. His only major act throughout the fight was to be utterly humiliated by Malachon, when the Green Hill chief easily disarmed him with no visible effort. Later, after the fighting was over, Ika found him, mortally wounded on the battlefield. He did not live long enough to say who slew him or how, but with his last breath, they both expressed their regrets over their actions.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, John Romita, Jr. & Jim Shooter. Concept expanded on by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils) & Dave Simons (inks).

Again, Ika could take a knife to the chest without flinching, yet somehow, something or someone was able to crack a sizable hole in Bekk’s chest. Was it Malachon? Zardeth? The world may never know.

Extra special thanks to Madison Carter for clarifying this question - yes, Crystar and all related characters are in fact Marvel owned and created. You might remember these guys from the Remco toy line, but the toys were a tie-in to the comic and not vice versa.

Profile by David Lawrence.

Bekk has no known connections to:

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Crystar#11, p29, pan6 (transformed)
Crystar#7, p19, pan4 (head)

Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8 (September, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9 (September, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10 (November, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11 (February, 1985) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Last updated: 11/05/07

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