ANELLE

Real Name: Anelle

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)

Occupation: Princess

Group Membership: Skrull Empire

Affiliations: Avengers (Captain America (Steve Rogers), Goliath (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision), Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, Thing), Morrat, Franklin Storm, Super-Skrull (Kl'rt)

Enemies: Galactus, Silver Surfer

Known RelativesDorrek VII (father, deceased), R'Klll (mother, deceased), Dezan (uncle), Hulkling (Dorrek VIII, son), unidentified relative (see comments), Dorrek I (ancestor, deceased), S'Byll, Talos (distant relatives)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Throneworld, Skrull Empire

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#37 (April, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: Anelle possessed the abilities of the standard Skrull race, including shifting her shape for extended periods of time into any human or object.

History:

(Fantastic Four I#37 (fb) - BTS) - The Skrull emperor Dorrek VII desired a son to carry on his family name and to take over his kingdom, but he was only granted one daughter, the timid and kind-hearted Anelle. The bloodthirsty  Dorrek tolerated his daughter's lack of ruthlessness.

(Fantastic Four I#37 (fb) - BTS) - Dorrek's warlord, Morrat, tried winning the approval of Dorrek for marrying his daughter Anelle, but Dorrek distrusted the power-hungry Morrat, who'd been the one to authorize Franklin Storm's weaponized return to Earth (which lead to Storm's death). Anelle fell for Morrat, however, despite sensing his evil nature.

(Fantastic Four I#37) - Anelle assured Morrat of her love for him, but he fretted that Dorrek would never grant their marriage favor. She begged him not to shoot down the helpless beasts of burden on the planet below their ship, but he did so anyway, trying to impress her. Soon, the Fantastic Four, seeking revenge for Storm's death, attacked the Skrulls and were swiftly captured and taken to Morrat. Anelle demanded that Morrat tell Dorrek about the capture, feeling that she couldn't completely trust him, but he shooed her away, promising to do the right thing. Anelle soon returned to Dorrek, who was angry that she'd been gone so long. She asked him to look upon Morrat with favor, but he refused to trust Morrat, especially after learning of the capture of the Fantastic Four and that Morrat had kept it a secret. Dorrek sought out Morrat, accusing him of treason. Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four escaped and turned on Morrat, and only Dorrek's personal guard kept the heroes contained. Anelle tried one last time to get Morrat in Dorrek's good graces, but Dorrek stripped Morrat of his rank and branded him a traitor. Morrat tried challenging Dorrek to a fight to the death, but Dorrek's soldiers opened fire on Morrat, killing him. Anelle tried running in front of the gunfire, but Invisible Girl protected her with a force field. Feeling beholden to the humans, Dorrek promised to grant them a wish. They demanded the Skrull who'd killed Storm, and learned that Morrat was responsible, so the heroes departed peacefully.

(Captain Marvel I#2) - Dorrek summoned Super-Skrull for a mission to Earth. He grew annoyed when Anelle, with her robotic dog at her side, flirted with him. Dorrek ordered Captain Marvel destroyed and promised great rewards if Super-Skrull was successful, but promised to hunt him down if he failed. Super-Skrull later failed.

(Avengers I#94) - Super-Skrull returned to the Skrull home world from his exile, unauthorized and with three captives. Dorrek's forces turned against him and captured the Super-Skrull. When Anelle begged her father to show mercy, Dorrek groaned at her kind-heartedness and failure to recognize true threats to the throne. They discussed the war with the Kree, with the planet Earth caught in the middle. Anelle shrank away at the violence used to bring the Super-Skrull in line, causing Dorrek to moan about not having a son to carry on his line. Dorrek retrieved the captives, including Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, and Captain Marvel, who'd been exiled by the Kree. Anelle, recognizing goodness in the heroes, asked Dorrek to free them, but he was determined to learn the secrets of the Omni-Wave, which could be used as a deadly weapon. Dorrek confessed that he could not torture Marvel, due to the Convention of Fornax, so he put the other two captives in a cell with monstrous aliens, promising to free them only when Marvel designed the Omni-Wave for the Skrulls. Marvel refused until his allies nearly perished, and Dorrek put the captives in a safer cell while Marvel went forward with the device's construction.

(Avengers I#97) - As the war progressed, Captain Marvel finished the omni-wave projector and Dorrek rejoiced, despite Anelle begging him to stop. Earth's Avengers (Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision) and their ally Rick Jones managed to halt the war, however, and Marvel used the projector to cover his escape.

(Young Avengers I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Wanting to have peace between the worlds, Anelle conspired with Marvel to overthrow her father. She became pregnant with Marvel's child after a brief tryst. She and Marvel visited the Super-Skrull, who agreed to pose as Captain Marvel to cover Marvel's escape.

(Young Avengers#10 (fb) - BTS) - Anelle gave birth to her son, naming him Dorrek VIII, but her father ordered the infant put to death when he learned the father's identity. The child's nurse snuck him off-world to take him to his father.

(Fantastic Four I#257) - With the planet in danger of Galactus, Anelle rushed to her mother to find out what was wrong. Her mother furiously told her the world would soon end. Anelle panicked as the city and planet melted around them.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Anelle received an entry in the Skrulls! one-shot from 2008. Thanks to Proto-Man for help with a scan for this profile.

In New Avengers#40 it was revealed that one of the Skrulls transformed into a cow in Fanastic Four I#3 was a relative of Emperor Dorrek VII and Anelle.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Anelle has no known connections to


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Skrulls!, p6, Anelle entry (main)
Captain Marvel I#2, p3, pan3 (2nd)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four I#37 (April, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Chic Stone (inker)
Captain Marvel I#2 (June, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Fantastic Four I#257 (August, 1983) - John Byrne (writer/penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Young Avengers#10 (March, 2006) - Allan Heinberg (writer), Jim Cheung (penciler), Rob Stull, Dave Meikis, Dexter Vines (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Young Avengers#11 (May, 2006) - Allan Heinberg (writer), Jim Cheung (penciler), Livesay, Jay Leisten, Dave Meikis, Matt Ryan, Jaime Mendoza (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 09/30/13

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