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Real Name: Granok

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull Deviant)

Occupation: Chief scientist

Group Membership: Faction of Skrulls allied with Apocalypse

Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Children of the Sun, High Commander, K-class deviant Skrulls (Fiz, Jaq, several others), Military commander, Wolverine (Skrull imposter)

Enemies: X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Marrow/Sarah, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Undisclosed location in space near Earth

First Appearance: X-Men II#95 (December, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: Granok possessed the standard shapeshifting abilities common to most Skrulls. He was considered a brilliant scientist able to inspire others in his field.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Red
Hair: None

History: (X-Men II#95 (fb) - BTS) - Granok was already a famous scientist when he joined a faction of Skrulls (at the time splintered after the destruction of their throneworld) allied with the Terran mutant Apocalypse.

(X-Men II#95 (fb) - BTS / Secret Invasion: Skrulls - BTS) - Granok was tasked with delivering an infiltrator agent that resembled the X-Man Wolverine, who had been captured by Apocalypse and turned into his Horseman Death. Apocalypse supplied Granok with extensive records of Wolverine's psyche to make the Skrull who was to take his place even more convincing. Granok created a comprehensive personality matrix that would even survive genetic testing and telepathic examination. Using an old-style permanent metamorphosis to prevent the agent from inadvertently reverting back to his true form, the infiltrator remained undetected with the X-Men for weeks. Granok was unable to copy the original's healing factor, which ultimately proved the agent's downfall when he was killed by Death.

(X-Men II#95 (fb) - BTS) - After the X-Men discovered Wolverine had been replaced by a Skrull, Granok was ordered to try again and this time make sure the agent did have healing powers. Creating one with mutant powers proved somewhat of a difficulty as Skrulls could only change their shape but not duplicate powers as this was only a feat their lost Warskrull brothers had possessed. Granok jumped at the chance to recreate the lost Warskrull gene. To achieve this, Granok managed to stop the normal at-birth culling of K-Class Skrull mutants in order to create experimental subjects.

(X-Men II#95) - Granok eventually succeeded in instilling enhanced healing abilities in one of the Skrull agents. Eager to show this new Wolverine to the military commander, Granok was disappointed when the commander instantly killed the agent with a pulse blast to the head, wryly concluding its healing abilities were still flawed. When Granok tried to explain the difficulties inherent in duplicating mutant powers, the commander responded by threatening the chief scientist with what would happen if he would not deliver him the weapons he'd need.

(Secret Invasion: Skrulls - BTS) - Royal head priest of the sciences, Dro'ge, who had studied the captured Illuminati, eventually used Granok's research to discover and perfect a method to give Skrull soldiers superpowers. Skrull Chancellor Kal'Du chronicled this when he comprised the Skrull War Book Files by orders of Queen Veranke. Kal'Du noted that the Skrulls owed Granok a debt of gratitude for his work.

Comments: Created by Alan Davis (writer), Tom Raney (pencils) and Scott Hanna (inks).

Granok received a profile in the Secret Invasion: Skrulls handbook. However, the image used was not the chief scientist, but rather the military commander Granok reported to.

The Wolverine Imposter entry in the Secret Invasion: Skrulls! handbook revealed Granok was responsible for creating the first Wolverine infiltrator.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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X-Men II#95, p4, pan4 (main image)
X-Men II#95, p3, pan2 (full body)
X-Men II#95, p4, pan1,2 (failed attempt)

X-Men II#95 (December, 1999) - Alan Davis (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

First Posted: 02/11/2015
Last updated: 02/09/2015

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