BEREET

Real Name: Bereet (approximation of her name in human language)

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Krylorian) technology user;
    no dual identity (though many among Earth's general populace do not believe she is an extraterrestrial)

Occupation: Filmmaker/techno-artist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Hulk (Bruce Banner), Rick Jones, Harvey Keck, Sturky; she had a large fan base on both Earth and Krylor
    presumably Chireep;
    formerly Betty Ross

EnemiesHumanoids, Leader, U-Foes

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Bird Woman"

Place of Birth: Krylor, third planet from the star Aceta, Andromeda Galaxy

Base of Operations: Currently unrevealed;
    formerly mobile across the USA (briefly active in one of Bruce Banner's desert labs, in Gamma Base, in a Manhattan apartment, and in Avengers Mansion;
    formerly Krylor

Education: Unrevealed

First Appearance: (Movie/Earth-7711 version) Rampaging Hulk I#1 (January, 1977);
    (Earth-616 appearance) Incredible Hulk II#269 (March, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: As a Krylorian, Bereet has a number of traits typical to their avian-mammalian semi-humanoid physique, including highly porous ("hollow") bones; a trilling, musical voice; two-fingers and a thumb on each hand; two toes on each foot; red irises; and a deep pink skin color.

    Bereet is a highly talented techno-artist, able to create a large number of constructs and artificial life forms under her psychic control or even with some degree of sentience. She is also a skilled filmmaker.

    Bereet uses a number of techno-art creations including her Spatial Distorter (which she always carries over her shoulder like a pocket book), Banshee Mask, Defendroids, Energy-Eaters, "Flitter," Insula-Sphere, Life Support Spider, "Spindrone," Star Eyes, and "Web-Spider." Bereet demonstrated a number of other techno-art creations in her movie, but it is unrevealed if she used any or all of these in the 616 reality.

    She is usually accompanied by Sturky, her pet/companion.

 

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 67 lbs.
Eyes: Red
Hair: None; red eyebrows (it is uncertain whether she has hair or feathers under her helmet, or whether her eyebrows and eyelashes are composed of hair; other female Krylorians were shown without hair or anything else on the top of their bald heads, while other Krylorians with apparent facial hair have been seen)

 

 

 

 

History:
(Rampaging Hulk I#1 / Incredible Hulk II#269 / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#15: Appendix to Alien Races: Krylorians) - Bereet is native to Krylor, a world ruled by democratic republics. Krylorians have developed advanced technology and techniques, including interstellar starships, psionically-controlled machinery, molecular scale manipulation, transmutation, and robotics. With technology providing for their every need, modern Krylorians live passionate, unambitious lives, and they are obsessed with "techno-artist" films, movie-like, escapist fantasies.

(Incredible Hulk II#269 (fb) - BTS / Rampaging Hulk I#1-9) - Bored with the staid and static life on Krylor, Bereet used her Star Eye to scan distant worlds. Coming across Earth, she viewed the gamma bomb explosion that transformed Bruce Banner into the Hulk. Observing his earliest adventures, she used her Star Eye to create fictional exploits of the Hulk, in which she traveled to Earth and aided the Hulk against an invasion by fictional, war-like Krylorian attackers. This movie was part-one of her series, "The Life and Times of the Incredible Hulk."

(Incredible Hulk II#275 (fb) - BTS) - Bereet's film outgrossed any film ever made in the Krylor system, earning her seven Drulies (the equivalent of an Earth Oscar). They made her wealthy enough to pursue her first love, Techno-Art.

(Incredible Hulk II#269 (fb) - BTS) - For a decade, Bereet continued to observe the Hulk's exploits, weaving them into ever-new fictional adventures. She made the humans in  her movies symbols of everything Krylor was not and never would be: passionate, powerful, volatile, and anarchistic. The public's hunger for more films frustrated her, as they ignored her latest, more innovative techno-art creations. She tried to satisfy both her audience and herself, but eventually felt that she was growing stale.

(Incredible Hulk II#269) - Bereet departed the theater showing her original film, missing the praise and applause; her act of rejection endeared her to her fans all the more. Returning to her tower "studio," she dwelt on her unappreciated techno-art creations, then decided she wished to know the true Hulk. Noting that she would again be ignoring Entertainment Code VI-III, which expressly forbade Krylorian techno-artists from ever actually engaging alien life forms in the creation of their art, she retrieved her Banshee Mask, transformed it into a ship, and took herself, her Spatial Distorter, and Sturky and departed for Earth.

(Incredible Hulk II#275 (fb) - BTS) - The Banshee craft traveled via hyperspace.

(Incredible Hulk II#270) - Arriving on Earth, Bereet showed up within Bruce Banner's laboratory shortly after the Hulk had departed with Dayda of Sagitarrius to oppose the Galaxy Master. She found the distraught Betty Ross kneeling over Rick Jones, who had given himself a massive dose of gamma radiation poisoning in trying to give himself super powers to aid the Hulk against Daydra's agents, who had fought the Hulk initially. Bereet noted that it would be bad if Rick died before she could record it for her new movie.

(Incredible Hulk II#271) - Bereet introduced herself to Betty, who flipped out upon finding she was planning on filming Rick's death rather than help him. Bereet sent Sturky to calm her, after which Betty convinced Bereet to help Rick. Bereet pulled her Life Support Spider from her Spatial Distorter and sent it to stabilize Rick's condition as she told Betty how she had made a film with Rick and the Hulk years ago. Rick told Betty he'd never seen Bereet before.

(Incredible Hulk II#272) - As Rick's condition stabilized, Bereet retrieved and activated her Star Eye, noting how she had only shared adventures with Rick and the Hulk via its ability to create fiction from existing events. When Betty asked about getting Rick to a hospital, Bereet explained that she was now filming a documentary, and that aiding Rick would interfere with the film. She wished to observe reality as she found it so much more exciting than fiction.

(Incredible Hulk II#273) - Betty furiously kicked the Star Eye, and Bereet sent Sturky to calm her again, but Betty swatted him aside, wishing to retain her feelings. Betty then convinced Bereet that Rick should be a star in her movie and that she needed to save him to have the best movie. Bereet collapsed the Star Eye and placed it and Sturky inside her Spatial Distorter, had the Life Support Spider carry Rick outside,  withdrew and activated the Banshee Mask, and then flew herself, Rick, and Betty to Gamma Base (where Betty had told her they'd find the equipment to help Rick).

(Incredible Hulk II#274) - After the Banshee craft landed in Gamma Base, Bereet collapsed it back into her Spatial Distorter. Betty began to look around for something they could use to help Rick, but Sturky sensed the presence of Jackdaw (an agent of the Leader) flying overhead. Bereet misunderstood and ignored Sturky's alarmed cries.

(Incredible Hulk II#275 (fb) - BTS) - Bereet dispatched Sturky to eat any security devices he discovered to prevent them from interfering with her work.

(Incredible Hulk II#275) - Noting Sturky's indigestion from eating the security devices, Bereet remarked how Bruce Banner's genius (which they needed to use any of the equipment to save Rick) was what had first impressed her years ago. Betty became irate because Bereet hadn't ever even met Bruce Banner, but Bereet reviewed her experiences and pointed out she had helped save Rick from dying already. Betty apologized.
    Soon after, the Hulk -- who now possessed the mind of Bruce Banner and had discovered the use of the gamma projector in his absence and reasoned they would have gone to Gamma Base for treatment -- arrived and began assembling equipment to treat Rick. Bereet marveled over his power, but the Hulk barely noticed her, and he soon was forced to leave the room to deal with Megalith, a giant robot activated by Jackdaw. Bereet was again impressed with the Hulk's power as he incapacitated Megalith.

(Incredible Hulk II#276) - On Banner's command, Bereet withdrew the Life Support Spider so he could use the Gamma Ray Projector on full reverse to drain the radiation from Rick, saving him. Bereet enjoyed being present to watch such events rather than merely viewing them through her Star Eye, but Betty became distraught that Banner was happy with being the Hulk and ran out. Bereet introduced herself to Banner, who first took notice of her and realized she was an alien. She began to explain her past and her thrill at meeting him, but he pushed her aside so he could deal with Betty. Sturky became irate, but she told him not to dematerialize Banner...yet.
    Soon after, the U-Foes arrived, seeking vengeance. Bereet retrieved her Insula-Sphere from her Spatial Distorter to protect herself, Betty, and Rick, but she left the Star Eye and Sturky outside, wishing the Star Eye to record the battle and knowing Sturky could take care of himself. After the U-Foes defeated and captured Banner and then departed for another part of Gamma Base, Sturky dematerialized the Insula-Sphere and told Bereet what had happened. Unable to deal with the insanity any further, Betty prepared to leave, but Bereet slapped her and told her that -- despite her feelings -- she had to help her fellow human. Bereet then retrieved her Defendroids, commanding them to seek out and engage the U-Foes so she, Rick, and Betty could free the Hulk.

(Incredible Hulk II#277) - Bereet, Rick, and Betty followed the Defendroids, and Bereet silenced Rick and Betty before their arguing could alert the U-Foes to their presence. The Defendroids then attacked the U-Foes, holding them off long enough for Bereet to send her Energy-Eaters to cut Banner free from the energy grid that held him. As the U-Foes finished off the Defendroids, Banner turned back into the Hulk and began to defeat them. When Vector began sending tons of pieces of debris at the Hulk, Bereet was forced to flee the room with Rick and Betty. She tried to retrieve the Star Eye before they went, but Rick pulled her from the room to save her life.

(Incredible Hulk II#278) - Bereet flew herself, Rick, Sturky, and the Hulk away via the Banshee Mask (Betty refused to go with them), and she gave her destroyed Star Eye and Defendroids a burial in space. She tried to soothe the Hulk's frustration over Betty leaving him, offering her friendship and more, but the Hulk walked away from her, telling her that she had his gratitude but could give her nothing more at this point. Unbeknownst to any of them, the Leader (aboard his craft, Omnivac), captured the Star Eye and studied it.
    Bereet brought the Hulk to the Fantastic Four's Baxter Building headquarters in Manhattan, New York, where he revealed his newfound intellect, after which a presidential pardon was arranged for the Hulk.
    During the official ceremony, the Leader used the Star Eye to send a fleet of Krylorian warships (those used in Bereet's movie) to attack them. Bereet noted that the ships were fictional, but they were real enough to damage property and threaten everyone there, so the Hulk and the other heroes present teamed up to destroy them. As the ships then faded from existence, the Leader noted how he wished the Hulk to gain acceptance so that his defeat would only be more crushing. Bereet tried to explain the situation to Rick or anyone who would listen to her, but they were all too caught up in the excitement to be bothered.

(Incredible Hulk II#279) - From the balcony of a Manhattan apartment, Bereet observed the New York parade for the Hulk, though she was distracted by worries about the whys and wherefores of the appearance of the fictional Krylorian fleet.

(Incredible Hulk II#280) - Observing Banner's frustration about not getting any privacy in his apartment, Bereet placed him inside her Spatial Distorter to sneak him out. They took a cab to a restaurant and Banner requested privacy, but the maitre'd (or someone) notified the press, and Banner angrily turned into the Hulk, broke through a wall and left. Bereet caught up to him and calmed him, and the two shared a kiss (and who knows how much more). The next morning they returned to their apartment, and Bereet offered to help him adjust to his new life, but they were then attacked by a group of the Leader's Humanoids, which Jackdaw had dropped there in powdered form. Despite Bereet's efforts, the Humanoids captured Bereet and Rick Jones, and they were transported away by a tractor beam and then presumably beamed aboard Omnivac. The Leader, speaking through one of the Humanoids, then challenged the Hulk to meet him at Omnivac to get them back.

(Incredible Hulk II#281) - Using an Avengers Quinjet, the Hulk reached Omnivac, where, after refusing to join forces with the Leader, he was overpowered by the Humanoids, unable to generate sufficient rage to combat their malleable forms. Considering the Hulk no longer a threat, the Leader beamed the Hulk, Rick, Bereet, Sturky, and the rebuilt Star Eye back to Banner's apartment.

(Incredible Hulk II#282) - Their former apartment leveled in the previous battle and their tenancy no longer desired, the Hulk and Bereet accepted an offer from Tony Stark to stay at Avengers Mansion. Iron Man allowed Bereet to observe as he and Banner searched for traces of Omnivac, and Jarvis brought her a drink made to her specifications. Using a miniature Star-Eye she had created to replace her old one, Bereet asked permission to film them, but when Iron Man refused for security reasons, Bereet became irate, noting that art was more important than petty security concerns. Banner tried to calm her, but Bereet stated that the Avengers had brought him to Avengers Mansion to watch over him like a prisoner, and she angrily departed. Sturky punctuated her feelings by sticking out his tongue and making a Splurp!" sound.

(Incredible Hulk II#285) - Bereet released "The Life and Times of the Incredible Hulk" at a Manhattan cinema, in "new Dimensiavision." Bereet attended its opening and encountered Rick Jones, who asked her how she could capitalize on the Hulk. She turned her back on him, commenting that he always went back to the Hulk, because without the Hulk he was nothing.

(Incredible Hulk II#287 (fb) - BTS) - Bereet hooked up with producer Harvey Keck.

(Incredible Hulk II#287) - The opening of her new movie "Galactic Attack" in Hollywood met with picketers as her techniques didn't require the use of actors or any other human workers. Bereet watched from a nearby apartment as her eager fans pushed aside the picketers and rushed in to see the film, just as Keck had predicted. Keck assuaged her worries about costing people employment, noting that it was simple competition. He commented about her "alien routine," and when she stated that she really was an alien, he told her he didn't care what she was, but that whatever she was doing was working. He further noted that she was grossing him millions. When she said she wanted to tell the story of the real Hulk, he told her to forget reality, because it wouldn't sell. Bereet lamented that she wanted to be regarded as a serious artist but was always forced to pander to the public taste.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Walt Simonson, and Alfredo Alcala;
    re-booted by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

    Bereet's additional techno-art from her movie/Reality-7711: Cerebral Vortex Monger, Strategic Cortex Eliminator (sends anyone -- except Krylorians and those she designated -- into a sleep and retroactively eliminated any traumatic memories), Cardiac Retarder (homed in on and slowed the heartbeat), Ecstasy Converter , and the Bliss-Maker, which Banner built using the remains of destroyed techno-creations.
    Bereet's movie's Krylorians can assume the form and abilities of other lifeforms, including superhumans.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No KNOWN connections to:


Banshee Mask

 

    Her Banshee Mask can convert into a large ship capable of carrying several passengers and flying at great speeds through air, space, or water. It is powered by thought and she usually maintains direct contact to control it, though she can guide it remotely, and she will often separate from it after providing initial instructions. It is named for the piercing wail it makes in flight.

    Bereet used the craft to travel to Earth from Krylor, to Gamma Base from Desert Base, and to New York from Gamma Base.

--(Movie/"Reality-7711" version) Rampaging Hulk I#1, (Reality-616) Incredible Hulk II#269 (273, 274, 278

 

 

 

 

 


 

Defendroids

 

 

    Though apparently not designed as weapons, the Defendroids could track and attack other beings.

 

    They engaged the U-Foes, serving as a distraction so that Bereet could free Bruce Banner from the energy-draining grid. They lasted less than a minute against the U-Foes, but that was enough. Bereet gave them a burial in space.

 

 

--Incredible Hulk II#276 (277, 278

 

 

 

 

 

 


Energy-Eaters

 

    Bereet dispatched these to free Banner from the energy-drain grid. They flew through the air, cut through the grid like a pair of snips, and then returned to Bereet.

--Incredible Hulk II#277

 

 

 


"Flitter"

    Bereet pulled this item from her Spatial Distorter while musing in her tower studio about her life on Krylor.

 

    It flittered through the air.

 

--Incredible Hulk II#269


Insula-Sphere

    Bereet used this to protect herself, Rick, and Betty from the flying debris during a battle between the Hulk and the U-Foes. It grew from marble-size to about 7' in diameter and contained the three people, protecting them from flying cement, steel, etc. At the conclusion of the battle, Sturky dematerialized the Insula-Sphere, releasing those within it.

-- Incredible Hulk II#276

 


Life Support Spider

 

    Bereet used this to save Rick from dying from the massive radiation poisoning he gave himself in an effort to gain super-powers. It stabilized his condition and prevented the radiation from further damaging his body, but it could not actually remove the radiation or improve his condition in any way. In addition, it was mobile, walking across the floor or up and down stairs as needed.

 

--Incredible Hulk II#271 (272-276

 

 

 

 

 


Spatial Distorter

    Aka her "Bag of Tricks," it is a carrying case for her creations. It actually accesses or contains a pocket dimension and contains far more space within it than its appearance suggests (perhaps it was a tesseract?). It can hold a near-infinite number items, with items (or even people) reducing in size to fit through its opening, and increasing in size upon removal.

--(Movie/"Reality-7711" version) Rampaging Hulk I#1, (Reality-616) Incredible Hulk II#269 (270-282. 285, 287

 

 

 


"Spindrone"

 

    Bereet pulled this item from her Spatial Distorter while musing in her tower studio about her life on Krylor.

 

    It spun on her hand like a top.

 

--Incredible Hulk II#269

 

 

 


Star Eye

Her Star Eyes are animated entertainment modules capable of recording events (including visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory (smell), and gustatory (taste) sensations) as well as extrapolating fictional narratives based upon their observations and projecting convincing illusions involving visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory (smell), and gustatory (taste) perceptions.

    Bereet used her Star Eye to make all of her movies. One was destroyed during the Hulk's battle with the U-Foes. Bereet gave it a burial in space, but the Leader brought it aboard Omnivac, rebuilt it, and used it to recreate the fictional Krylorian spacecraft from Bereet's movies and send them to attack the Hulk during his pardoning. Though the Leader gave this back to Bereet, she designed a new Star Eye for future use. She started with a miniature Star Eye but likely designed a more standard one afterwards. She almost certainly used this to create the movies she made on Earth.

 

--(Movie/"Reality-7711" version) Rampaging Hulk I#1, (Reality-616) Incredible Hulk II#269 (270-278, 281-282;
    (new/miniature Star Eye) #282

 

 

 

 


Sturky

    Sturky is Bereet's pet/companion. He is a small artificial life form she describes as a molecular scrambler (he converts one form of matter to another, or into energy and vice-versa). Sturky can also levitate, consume large objects, and exert a calming influence on contact, and probably perform other feats not yet observed. He is apparently quite durable, as Bereet had no worries leaving him outside the Insula-Sphere during the Hulk's battle with the U-Foes.

    Sturky speaks in "Cleeps," "Reeps," "Grreeples," "Spoks," "Gleeps," "Sturkles," "Streekles," "Beleeps," "Reets," and "Streetle-Eees" . He once made a "Glurp!" when he had indigestion, and he did a "Splurp!" when angrily sticking out his tongue.

--(Movie/"Reality-7711" version) Rampaging Hulk I#3, (Reality-616) Incredible Hulk II#269 (270-278, 280-282

 

 

 


"Web Spider"

 

    Bereet pulled this item from her Spatial Distorter while musing in her tower studio about her life on Krylor.

    It sprays a stream of webbing.

 

--Incredible Hulk II#269

 

 

 

 


images: (without ads)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2004 (main image)
Incredible Hulk II#269, p3, panel 4 (Star Eye)
        p4, panel 1 (Spatial Distorter)
            panel 2 ("flitter")
            panel 3 ("spindrone")
            panel 4 ("web spider")
        p5, panel 6 (Banshee Mask)
    #273, p7, panel 4-5 (Banshee Mask transforming into ship)
    #274, p15, panel 7 (Bereet face)
    #276, p1 (Life Support Spider)
        p15, p6 (Insula-Sphere)
        p20, panel 2 (Sturky)
        p22, panel 2 (Defendroids)
    #277, p14, panel 3 (Energy-Eaters)
    #282, p7, panel 4 (miniature Star Eye)


Appearances:
Incredible Hulk II#269-273 (March-July, 1982) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (artist), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#274-278 (August-December, 1982) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#279 (January, 1983) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Mark Gruenwald (penciler), Greg LaRocque (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#280 (February, 1983) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Andy Mushynsky (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#281-282 (March-April, 1983) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#285 (July, 1983) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#287 (September, 1983) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)


Last updated: 10/11/07

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