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Classification: Large insectoid race

Location/Base of Operations: Homeworld, Microverse

Known Members: None named

Affiliations: Baron Karza

Enemies: Gladiators in the Great Games, especially Acroyear, Bug

First Appearance: Micronauts Annual#1/3 (1979)

Powers/Abilities: Hornetroids are massive in size with instinctive intelligence and hovering capabilities. Dubbed a "droid-beast" (indicating some level of bioengineering or technological advancement, likely by Karza or DeGrayde), a Hornetroid's main weapon is its set of mandibles which can exert crushing pressure on its prey.

Traits: Six-legged with wings, Hornetroids are aggressive and undaunted by size when attacking.


(Micronauts Annual#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Hornetroids had established a daunting reputation for aggression, with at least one engaged in the deadly arena of the Great Games.

(Micronauts Annual#1/3) - Although Bug and Acroyear had defeated a Terraphant plus other opponents in the first test of arms in the gladiatorial arena, Baron Karza nevertheless refused to honor custom and release them. Instead, the despot ordered the fighting continue and a buzzing Hornetroid descended upon them, quickly grasping Acroyear in its crushing mandibles. The nimble Bug landed on the creature's head and hit one of its eyes, momentarily distracting the Hornetroid so that Acroyear could break free and kill it with his energy sword.

Comments: Adapted by Bill Mantlo (writer) and Steve Ditko (art).

Hornetroids were toys in the Mego Micronaut line (but designed as vehicles for Antrons), and they were adapted to the Marvel Multiverse in the pages of Micronauts.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Hornetroids have no known connections to

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Micronauts Annual#1/3, p8, pan5 (main image)

Other Appearances: None

Last updated: 03/31/10

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