GROTT the MANSLAYER
Real Name: Grott
Identity/Class: (Presumably extratemporal (31st century Reality-691) extraterrestrial (Grund)
Group Membership: Minions of Menace/Intimidators (Brahl,
formerly Prime Mover's Minions ( Chiroptera, Dumog, Korvac, Takkor, Teju)
Affiliations: Former agent of Korvac and the Prime Mover
Enemies: Galactic Guardians (Firelord,
Hollywood, Phoenix, Spirit of Vengeance, Martinex T'Naga, Replica), Guardians of
the Galaxy (Charlie-27, Nikki, Starhawk, Martinex T'Naga, Yondu Udonta, Vance
Astro), Mainframe of 31st century Earth-691;
Daredevil, Grandmaster, & Thor of Earth-616;
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the universe
in 31st century reality-691;
formerly an unidentified planet
First Appearance: Giant-Size Defenders I#3 (January, 1975)
Powers/Abilities: As a Grund, Grott absorbed solar energy through his antennas, and transmuted it into psychokinetic force, which could be used as telekinesis or super-strength, or an impenetrable force field. Grott is powerless with his antennae severed, and they take approximately one year to regrow.
(Giant-Size Defenders I#3) - Grott the Man-Slayer was selected to be part of Prime Mover's minions in his game of wits against the Grandmaster. Grott and Korvac were sent to an artificial world with created humans to impede them in order to defeat Dr. Strange and the Hulk. Grott quickly repelled the Hulk with a mighty punch, then used his field to repel a rock attack from the Hulk. He then telekinetically directed a pile of rocks to hit the Hulk. While boasting of his victory, the Hulk climbed through the wreckage and batted Grott aside, defeating him.
(Thor Annual#6 (fb) - BTS) - Korvac sent out probes through time and space to recover long-lost devices and artifacts, as well as to recruit a number of lieutenants, his Minions of Menace: Brahl, Dumog, Grott, Korvac, Teju, and Tork.
(Thor Annual#6) - When Korvac commanded Teju to confirm
destruction of a ship they had encountered, Grott mocked Teju, telling him to
obey and to make it snappy. Teju slapped Grott to the ground with his tail,
after which Grott nailed him with a telekinetic blast, and the other Minions
began fighting amongst themselves. Korvac commanded them all to
stand down and then revealed his plot to cause Earth's sun to go nova and siphon
the power into his equipment so he could use it to establish his own empire.
When the crew of the ship (the Freedom's Lady), the Guardians of the Galaxy (plus Earth-616's Thor) beamed down to Korvac's world, the Minions of Menace confronted them. Grott led the attack shattering off pieces of Martinex's crystalline exterior. After the rest of his allies had fallen before the Guardians, Grott prepared to unleash a telekinetic blast that he thought would take them all out, but Nikki whipped out her pistol and shot off both of his antennae. Grott fled, screaming. Thor and Starhawk foiled and drove off Korvac.
(Guardians of the Galaxy#22) - On an unidentified planet, Grott got into an argument in a bar, and he blasted his opponent through the front door (and part of the wall). Brahl then appeared alongside Dumog & Tork and complimented Grott on not having lost his touch. Grott referenced their alliance as a bunch of losers and said he'd figured he'd never see them again, but Brahl assured him that they would be losers no longer and that they would succeed in his master plan.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#2 (fb) - BTS) - Brahl re-formed the Minions of Menace as the Intimidators. Somehow obtaining a chip encoded with the sum total of Korvac prior to his traveling to the modern era of Earth-616, Brahl brought the chip and the Intimidators to the planet Klattu, home of the immense computer Mainframe (the alternate future counterpart of the Vision). The hooked up the chip and activated it, draining virtually every last erg of power from Mainframe. A simultaneous infection with the powerful computer virus Ultra-Max rendered Mainframe unable to resist them.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#2) - The team that would become the Galactic Guardians (Firelord, Hollywood, Spirit of Vengeance, Martinex T'Naga, Replica) confronted the Intimidators in hopes of saving Mainframe. Apparently telekinetically augmenting his own power, Grott punched the Spirit and knocked him off his cycle, but Firelord then restrained Grott, after which Martinex trapped Dumog, Grott, Teju, and Tork within chunks of ice. The soon-to-be Guardians were unable to stop Brahl before he could complete the Korvac program, but they managed to overload Korvac and free Phoenix (Girard) who made short work of Korvac. Mainframe recovered, and the heroes decided to stay together as the Galactic Guardians.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Len Wein, Jim Starlin, Dan Adkins, Don Newton, & Jim Mooney.
It is not 100% confirmed that Grott or that
anyone else from Giant-Size Defenders#3 is from 31st century reality-691.
However, following the conclusion of their manipulation by the Prime Mover,
Dumog, Grott, Korvac, & Teju showed up next in 31st century reality-691;
further, except Korvac, none of the others were ever seen anywhere else besides
31st century reality-691, nor was there ever any hint that they were
Korvac does say that he recruited his lieutenants (the Minions of Menace) from across time and space.
Profile by Snood, with a little help from Chadman
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Giant-Size Defenders I#3, p26, pan7
Thor Annual#6, p30, panel 5 & 7 (face, with and without antennae)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#2, p20, panel 1
Giant-Size Defenders I#3 (January, 1975) - Steve Gerber, Len Wein, & Jim Starlin (writers), Jim Starlin (penciler), Dan Adkins, Don Newton, & Jim Mooney (pencilers/inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Thor Annual#6 (1977) - Len Wein & Roger Stern (writers), Sal Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy#23 (April, 1992) - Jim Valentino (writer), Mike Texeira (art), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#2 (1992) - Jim Valentino (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Last updated: 08/05/07
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