DORREK VII

Real Name: Dorrek VII

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)

Occupation: Emperor

Group Membership: Skrull Empire

Affiliations: Drexxon, Dro'ge Fenu Edu, Galan, Jaketch, Kalxor, Kylon, Morrat, Super-Skrull (Kl'rt), Xalxar, Zankor

Enemies: Adora, Avengers (Captain America (Steve Rogers), Goliath (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision), Black Bolt, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Doctor Stephen Strange, Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, Thing), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Kree, Krimonn, Professor X, Franklin Storm, Sub-Mariner, Prime Thoran, Veranke

Known Relatives: R'Klll (wife, deceased), Anelle (daughter, deceased), Dezan (brother), Dorrek VIII (Hulkling, grandson), 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#18 (September, 1963); (identified) Fantastic Four I#205 (April, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: A talented ruler of an intergalactic empire, Dorrek VII possessed the abilities of the standard Skrull race, including shifting his shape for extended periods of time into any human or object.

History:

(Fantastic Four I#206 (fb) - BTS) - To gain control of the Skrull empire, Dorrek VII murdered the current emperor, then married the emperor's daughter, R'klll. In time, they bore a daughter, Anelle.

(Iron Man I#65 (fb) ) - The Skrull Krimonn sought to displace Dorrek, but his coup failed and he as brought before the Emperor, who ordered to force Krimmon permanently into a small crystalline form.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation#11 (fb) - BTS) - Dorrek ordered Captain Zankor to investigate the planet Earth in order to determine if it was ready to be invaded. Dorrek had sent several such previous intelligence-gatherers, but only one had successfully returned. A furious Dorrek wanted to know Earth's secrets, and ordered Zankor to use an Encephalo-link, containing memories of previously captured humans, to help him infiltrate Earth society. Zankor never returned, however, becoming the hero Effigy on Earth.

(Fantastic Four I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Dorrek received word that the planned Skrull invasion of Earth was thwarted by the Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic, Thing). Wanting revenge, Dorrek focused all his planet's resources on the development of a Super-Skrull that would emulate the powers of the Fantastic Four, wanting revenge.

(Fantastic Four I#18) - Dorrek saw the new Super-Skrull's powers demonstrated, then sent the Super-Skrull against the Fantastic Four on Earth. Dorrek watched from afar and saw the Super-Skrull nearly defeated by the heroes. He ordered the Super-Skrull's powers increased, but the Fantastic Four soon found a way to block his powers and defeated him.

(Fantastic Four I#32) - Dorrek sent the Super-Skrull back to Earth to replace Dr. Franklin Storm, the father of the Invisible Girl and Human Torch. Storm was sent back tot he Skrull galaxy while the Super-Skrull laid a trap for the Fantastic Four, but he was soon defeated again. The Skrulls sent Storm back to Earth with a high impact explosive beam on his chest, and Storm sacrificed himself to save the heroes.

(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 Storm's weaponized return to Earth. Anelle fell for Morrat, however, despite sensing his evil nature.

(Fantastic Four I#37) - Anelle 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) - Seeing that the Kree had sent an agent to Earth who had defeated a Kree Sentry, Dorrek assumed they had goals that the Skrulls should thwart. He contacted the Super-Skrull and sent him to Earth, 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.

(Fantastic Four I#48) - Dorrek ordered the entire solar system blacked out and silenced when they sensed Silver Surfer and Galactus passing through.

(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 tot he 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#96) - Dorrek monitored the battle between the Skrulls and the Avengers on Earth. As Commandant Kalxor threatened the heroes, Dorrek bragged that Marvel would soon be done with the Omni-Wave. Marvel, however, managed to escape and free the two Avengers. A furious Dorrek ordered Kalxor to execute Plan Delta, authorizing the destruction of Earth.

(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.

(New Avengers: Illuminati#1) - Dorrek yelled at his troops, furious that the humans had thwarted their forces, reminding them that Earth was foretold to be theirs. His aide pathetically reminded Dorrek that Earth had many super humans. Just then a group of humans (Black Bolt, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, Professor X) attacked, seeking retaliation on the Skrulls. Dorrek ordered the humans captured, but Black Bolt blew their ship up. As the humans sought to escape, the Skrulls captured them, put them in confinement, tortured them, and took samples of their DNA. Eventually the humans escaped and used an image of Galactus to cover them. Dorrek was thrilled at what they had and authorized the creation of super-soldiers from there.

(New Avengers#40) - Dorrek was happy to learn that they got from the DNA from Earth's heroes. Veranke confronted Dorrek VII because he ignored the words of the prophet and demanded from him to step down from his throne with tears in her eyes. Dorrek left her behind on the planet Satriani.

  Royal Priest of the Sciences Dro'ge's ideas impressed Dorrek enough to allow him his experiments to reverse engineer the mutations from the DNA samples they got from the Illuminati.

  Dorrek couldn't keep his feelings in check because the real Mr. Fantastic had turned one of his relatives into a cow. Dorrek killed a Mr. Fantastic clone when they tried to learn from the clone everything he knew about Galactus.

(New Avengers#44) - Dorrek fired Galan from his position as Head Priest of Sciences after several failed attempts to get the information (becoming undetectable for humans) Dorrek wanted from the cloned Illuminati. He made Dr'oge the new Head Priest because he realized that the information they sought was in Reed Richards' mind.

(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#205) - Commanding a Skrull attack force in the destruction of the planet Xandar, Dorrek grew frustrated when the Fantastic Four helped save the planet. Conveying his frustration to Drexxon, Dorrek ordered Kylon to destroy the Earthlings when he learned more vessels were approaching

(Fantastic Four I#206) - Dorrek was thrilled when the Fantastic Four (minus the Human Torch) were captured and ordered the Thing to be tortured for being insolent. Seeking to follow the Convention of Fornax, Dorrek ordered the heroes to have a trail before Hagar in the court, where Jaketch used a metabolic booster to unnaturally age the heroes, knowing they would be dead in three days. Dorrek grew frustrated when he learned Kylon's vessels had been stopped, and was taunted by R'klll, who'd returned from the Grexell base, as she departed for vacation at the Kryll seas. When the Fantastic Four escaped, Dorrek let them go, knowing they would soon die (though they managed to later alter the ray's effects and return to their natural ages). R'klll questioned Dorrek's judgment, and he privately vowed to soon see her dead, not knowing she was vowing the same.

(Fantastic Four I#209) - Dorrek was furious to learn that Prime Thoran was holding off the fleet of Xandarians. He ordered Xalxar to return him to the homeworld, wondering if he might be in danger. Just then, R'klll killed him with a shot to the back and took over the empire.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers.

Dorrek VII received an entry in the Skrulls! one-shot in 2008. Thanks to Proto-Man with help with a scan for this profile. New Avengers and Iron Man I#65 appearances added by Markus Raymond.

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.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dorrek has no known connections to


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Skrulls!, p6, Anelle entry (main)
Captain Marvel I#2, p1, pan1 (2nd)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four I#18 (September, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker)
Fantastic Four I#32 (November, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Chic Stone (inker)
Fantastic Four I#37 (April, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Chic Stone (inker)
Fantastic Four I#48 (March, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Captain Marvel I#2 (June, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#94 (December, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams, John Buscema (pencilers), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#96 (February, 1972) - Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), Tom Palmer, Alan Weiss (inkers), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#97 (March, 1972) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Iron Man I#65 (January, 1974) - Mike Friedrich (writer), George Tuska (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Fantastic Four I#205-206 (April-May, 1979) - Marv Wolfman (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Fantastic Four I#209 (August, 1979) - Marv Wolfman (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation#11 (April, 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (writer/penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Young Avengers#10 (March, 2006) - Allan Heinberg (writer), Jim Cheung (penciler), Rob Stull, Dave Meikis, Dexter Vines (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers: Illuminati#1 (February, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Reed (writers), Jim Cheung (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#40 (June, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Jim Cheung (penciler), John Dell (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#44 (October, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Billy Tan (penciler), Matt Banning (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 05/01/14

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