Real Name: Zorn
Identity/Class: Alternate/potential future (Reality-700's late 22nd century) extraterrestrial (Skrull Deviant)
Occupation: Ambassador to Earth
Group Membership: Skrull diplomatic corps
Affiliations: Doctor Alexander Locke, unidentified Tranquility City inhabitants (all of Reality-700's 22nd century)
Enemies: Doctor Alexander Locke, Dr. Cassandra Locke, Eugene Omega-20, Pixie (all of Reality-700's 22nd century)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Tranquility City, Earth's Moon
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (July 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Like all Skrulls, Zorn could change his shape to duplicate the appearance of any person or object roughly the same volume as himself. A skilled diplomat and strategist, Zorn acted like the well willing face of his race while at the same time undermining Earth society.
Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (fb) - BTS) - In the late 22nd century of Reality-700, the Skrull Empire sent a diplomatic envoy to Earth led by ambassador Zorn. The Skrulls claimed to be benevolent, but at the same time they actively started to destabilize the formerly peaceful society by instigating old fears and prejudices (presumably using their shapeshifting abilities). Zorn resided in Tranquility City, a giant, domed habitat constructed on the Moon. From there, he was conducting final negotiations of a treaty between Earth and his empire. Zorn was well aware that his people had been trying to aggressively conquer Earth for over two centuries. However, he managed to keep this historical data out of the public arena.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 - BTS) - The Eternal Pixie, who fought the Skrulls as part of the First Line during the 20th century, was well aware of the alien shapeshifters' criminal past. She traveled to Tranquility City where she tried to prove the Skrulls' duplicity. Shortly after she first met and informed cyborg Omega-20 (the lover of historian Cassandra Locke), she was noticed by Zorn and his people. Deciding Pixie needed to be silenced, Zorn filed fake charges, claiming she had made threats against him. This caused the Tranquility police department to issue a warrant for her arrest.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 - BTS) - Intrigued by Omega-20's claims about hidden Skrull activities during the cold war era, her field of expertise, Cassandra Locke decided to go on a fact-finding mission into the past even though this was strictly prohibited.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8) - A thoroughly ticked off Zorn visited Tranquility City's temporal research center where Dr. Alexander Locke and a team of experts were tracking Cassandra's unauthorized trek through time. Observing his daughter in the past through the center's chronal viewer, Locke claimed his daughter had always been a bit reckless (see comments).
Zorn commented that her presence in the past could skew reality itself. Locke tried to calm the ambassador down by telling him they were preventing even the slightest temporal divergence by sending a counter wave after Cassandra that should dampen the memories of everyone she'd met (which minimized the chance of her accidentally diverging an alternate reality). Zorn, still annoyed, replied that the counter wave had better do just that, for he hadn't traveled all the way to Earth to see their peace treaty, not to mention the very history of the two races, undermined by "one foolish troublemaker."
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 - BTS) - Just as Pixie was telling Gene and Alexander Locke the evidence of Skrull shenanigans could be found underneath the porch of Apollo 11's Lunar Lander, she was arrested because of Zorn's trumped up charges.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 - BTS) - Not willing to risk his people's past transgressions getting uncovered, Zorn sent several Skrull soldiers to kill everyone inside Tranquility City's Temporal Research Center. Omega-20 and Alexander Locke were present at the center when the troops barged in and opened fire. Though Locke was shot, he and Omega-20 managed to escape, convinced they needed to find the evidence hidden in the Lunar Lander.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Zorn, the records made by Cassandra containing conclusive evidence of Skrull violence against mankind were retrieved by Omega-20, even as the trial against Pixie went underway.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1) - Zorn was serving as prosecutor in Pixie's trial, accusing her of plotting against the attempts of the Skrull Empire to forge a lasting peace between their two peoples. He went on to claim she had persisted on fabricating fables of aggression from erroneous and fragmentary records of the past. As he was making his case, Gene and Alexander Locke came into the court room to present documented proof of two centuries of Skrull violence against humanity. Despite Zorn's protests, the judge allowed the evidence to be presented.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
It's not been revealed what became of Zorn after the Skrulls' secret past with mankind had been uncovered. It's likely the peace talks were cancelled and he was forced to return home.
The temporal research center's chronal viewer is a little problematic to the entire premise of Marvel: The Lost Generation. Having what is basically a window into yesterday should have made picking up on past Skrull activities a cinch. You'd think the (ultimately not so) Secret Invasion would have been noticed... Also, that gigantic Skrull invasion fleet showing up in orbit over early 21st century Earth in Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 wouldn't have been too hard to spot either. Even if you want to limit the chronal viewer's range to only show where Cassandra is in the past, she was actually on board the Skrull armada's flagship headed for Earth, dodging laser blasts.
Profile by Norvo.
Zorn should not be confused with
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#8, p3, pan3 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#1, p24, pan3 (Defamed)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (July 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 (January 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (February 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 03/30/14
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