Classification: Extraterrestrial

Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed

Known Members: Hobgoblin/Shapeshifter, Mistur

Affiliations: None

First Appearance: (Unidentified) Avengers I#125 (July, 1974); X-Men I#107 (October, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: The Chameleoids are natural shape-shifters, able to assume the form of any other beast, alien race, or inanimate object. The extent of their abilities are unrevealed.

Traits: The Chameleoids possess, in their natural forms, purplish skin and antennas, but are basically humanoid in form.


(X-Men I#107 (fb) - BTS) - The Chameleoid race is under rule by the Shi'ar empire. One of their race, known as Hobgoblin (later Shapeshifter), joined the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.

(Avengers I#125) - An unidentified Chameleoid was part of the Thanos-Thralls.

(X-Men I#108-109, X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#2, Avengers West Coast#81, Quasar#33, Avengers I#345, Inhumans IV#3) - The Chameleoid known as Hobgoblin/Shapeshifter was active in the Imperial Guard.

(Inhumans IV#4) - Hobgoblin was killed in battle, but another Chameleoid soon took his place.

(Fantastic Four III#51) - Mistur, another Chameleoid, joined Sandorr's Hunters and was killed on Earth.

(JLA/Avengers#1, Uncanny X-Men I#477, Uncanny X-Men I#480) - The new Hobgoblin was active in the Imperial Guard.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and Dan Green.

The Chameleoids may be connected to the Skrull race, but there is not enough evidence for or against this.

Learn more about the known members by following the links above.

In Avengers I#125 a Chameloid appeared, who pre-dated Hobgoblin's appearance in X-Men I#107.
   Dave Cockrum was one of the artists on Avengers I#125, so that makes it likely.
--Roger Ott

Profile by Chadman.

The Chameleoids have no known connections to

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6, p17, pan2 (Hobgoblin/Shapeshifter)
Fantastic Four III#51, p13, pan4 (Mistur)

Avengers I#125 (July, 1974) - Steve Englehart (writer), John Buscema & Dave Cockrum (artists), Roy Thomas (editor)
X-Men I#107 (October, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#108 (December, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#109 (February, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#2 (1990) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Avengers West Coast#81 (April, 1991) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Dave Ross (penciler), Tom Dzon (inker), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Quasar#33 (April, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rurik Tyler (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Avengers I#345 (March, 1992) - Bob Harras (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Inhumans IV#3 (August, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jose Ladronn (penciler/inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Inhumans IV#4 (September, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jorge Lucas (penciler/inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Fantastic Four III#51 (March, 2002) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin, Karl Kesel (writers), Mark Bagley (penciler), Karl Kesel, Al Vey (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
Uncanny X-Men I#477 (October, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#480 (January, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts, Nick Lowe (editors)

First Posted: 02/28/2008
Last updated: 06/23/2019

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