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ULIK

Real Name:  Ulik

Identity/Class:  Extratemporal (Alternate timeline, Earth-MC2/Earth-982) Asgardian Rock Troll

Occupation:  Troll, villain

Group Membership:  Asgardian Rock Trolls (Earth-982)

AffiliationsSylene, Ultron Extreme, Warp

Enemies:  Avengers (American Dream, Bluestreak, J2, Sabreclaw, Stinger, Thunderstrike), Edwin Jarvis, Katherine Power, Spider-Girl, Thena

Known Relatives:  None

Aliases:  Troll

Base of Operations:  Volcanic island base, near Equator (Earth-982);
    formerly Asgard (Earth-982)

First Appearance:  Avengers Next#1 (January, 2007)

Powers/Abilities:  Ulik was far stronger than other Rock Trolls, comparable to Thor in strength (class 75 at least). He was highly durable, and a ferocious hand-to-hand combatant. His fists were protected by uru metal bands, increasing his offensive capabilities.

History:

Ulik in Pimp disguise

(Avengers Next#1) - Ulik first appeared as a hulking figure, clad in a fur-trimmed, pin-stripe, purple suit and matching fedora with feather, which obscured his face. He and Sylene, daughter of Loki (also in disguise as the Hag), hired the teleporting thief, Warp, to steal genetic samples from Avengers Mansion. While Sylene remained coy, Ulik dropped unsettling hints about their ultimate plans. While Sylene used the genetic samples to create her own legion of zombie Avengers duplicates, and attacked the Mansion, Ulik and Warp took advantage of the distraction to teleport inside, seeking to steal some unspecified artifacts. Inside, Ulik threatened the life of Jarvis, leading Kevin Masterson (Thunderstrike, de-powered at the time) to shoot him with a sonic blaster, revealing him as a troll. After the zombie duplicates were destroyed and Sylene fled, the Avengers found that Ulik and Warp had kidnapped Masterson.

(Avengers Next#2) - Ulik and Sylene held Kevin Masterson hostage at their volcanic island base. Ulik provided Sylene with an artifact, stolen from Avengers Mansion. Later, Warp transported them to a secret underground facility, where Ulik smashed through a wall, allowing them entrance to a high-tech storage chamber. The artifact turned out to be the head of an Ultron robot, which Sylene used in a spell to free the Ultron Extreme model from stasis.

(Avengers Next#3) - Ulik and Sylene lured the Avengers to their island base, using Kevin Masterson as bait. They revealed a plan to overtake the planet (although Warp still believed that they were only seeking riches). When the Avengers reached the island, Ulik and an Ultron duplicate attacked them and Ulik was able to bat aside both Thena and J2 with ease. Ulik was temporarily put out of commission when Thena opened up a water-filled pit with her hammer, plunging him into the depths. The Avengers then fled, only to be re-captured by Sylene.

Ulik

(Avengers Next#4) - Ulik and Sylene held the Avengers, Katherine Power, Thena, and Spider-Girl captive, storing them in stasis tubes. They continued to keep their hireling, Warp, in the dark about their actual plans, although Ulik constantly threatened to spill the beans. Sylene created a set of energy-duplicates of the heroes, drawing out their "ethereal energy" as part of the pair's plan to recreate Asgard (destroyed by Galactus) on Earth, eliminating human civilization in the process. While Sylene worked her magic, Ulik battled Mainframe, ultimately tearing the robot to pieces with his bare hands. Meanwhile, Warp, unwilling to help destroy Earth, rescued Kevin Masterson, taking him back to the Avengers Mansion.

(Avengers Next#5) - Warp returned Kevin Masterson and Jarvis to Sylene and Ulik's island base, where they attacked the villains using an old suit of Iron Man armor (easily destroyed by Ulik), and the Grim Reaper's power-scythe. Ulik moved to attack Masterson, but was teleported away to the surface of the Moon by Warp. His fate was unrevealed, although he did not appear to be unduly harmed by exposure to the void of space, and could not be presumed dead.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Lim, Scott Koblish.

Sylene and Ulik appear as a "hag" and a "troll"; this is almost certainly an in-joke reference to Hag and Troll, members of the Deathspawn (Ghost Rider III#23).

Profile by OmegaTherion.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Ulik should not be confused with:


images:
Avengers Next#2, p5, pan4 (Ulik)
Avengers Next#1, p15, pan3 (Ulik in pimp disguise)
Avengers Next#4, p14, pan1 (Ulik head-shot)


Avengers Next#1-5 (January-March 2007) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Lim (writer/pencils), Scott Koblish (inks), Bob Harras (editor)


Last updated: 06/15/08

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