Real Name: Fiz
Identity/Class: Skrull mutant; K-class Deviant skrull
Group Membership: Cadre K (Goroth, Nuro, R'Tee, Spunje, Z'Cann, unidentified others)
Affiliations: Avengers (Ant-Man/Hank Pym, Captain
America/Steve Rogers, Stephen Strange), K'thron, Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), X-Men (Angel/Warren
Worthington III, Beast/Henry McCoy, Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Colossus/Piotr
Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Emma Frost, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean
Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Marrow/Sarah,
Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Professor Charles Xavier,
Rogue/Anne Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Stepford Cuckoos (Celeste
Cuckoo, Mindee Cuckoo, Phoebe Cuckoo), Storm/Ororo Munroe, Tempus/Eva
Enemies: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Children of the Sun, Deathbird (Cal'syee Neramani-Summers), Ego the Living Planet, Granok, High Commander, Intergalactic Council, Kreddick, Ronan the Accuser, Ruul, Skrulls
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Sagittarian Ranch, North
formerly Cadre K's colony, Andromeda Galaxy;
formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Westchester, New York, USA;
formerly the Skrulls' Earth base;
formerly a Skrull Creche-World, Andromeda Galaxy
First Appearance: X-Men II#95 (December, 1999)Powers/Abilities: As a K-Class Skrull Deviant, Fiz possessed the power to alter his size in far greater degrees than most Skrulls. He could become as tiny as an ant and shoot up to giant size without losing any of his strength or durability. Fiz had a noble, adventurous spirit and believed strongly in Xavier's dream and equality for all Skrullian mutants. He was trained in combat tactics by Charles Xavier and was certified to pilot Skrullian spacecraft.
Height: 6'5" (base form, by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs (base form, by approximation)
II#95 (fb) - BTS) - The K-Class mutant Skrull Fiz heard of stories in
which Earth's X-Men had aided the Skrulls during Galactus' assault on
the Skrull Throneworld.
(X-Men II#95) - A contingent of K-Class, genetically "impure" mutant Skrulls, including Fiz and Jaq, were brought to Earth for Skrull Chief Scientist Granok to continue his genetic experiments on in an effort to produce another X-Men infiltrator agent following the X-Men's discovery of the Skrull that had replaced Wolverine. Fiz and Jaq watched how Granok's latest attempt at creating a copy of Wolverine fought and beat a batallion of Skrulls. In the aftermath, Granok proudly presented his subject to the military commander, who shot "Wolverine" through the head to point out that any infiltrator without a mutant healing factor still wasn't convincing. Watching this scene made Fiz fear that Granok would soon be exposing another one of them to his experiments while the far more obedient Jaq felt it would be an honor to sacrifice his life for his race. Fiz, however, had trouble with the mission because he had heard stories of the X-Men actually trying to help the Skrulls during Galactus' assault on Throneworld. Furthermore, he wondered why the powerful terran mutant Apocalypse didn't help them back then since the military commander's faction had allied themselves with Apocalypse, hoping it would help them in rebuilding their own power base. Jaq would hear nothing of this and told Fiz to shut his mouth. Some time later, when the X-Men attacked the Skrulls' headquarters, the K-Class holding pen was accidentally breached. Some of the loyal K-Classers decided to help fight the X-Men while Fiz figured such blind obedience would only lead to a certain grave. He took it upon himself to find a better way to help his people and find a new home, hiding aboard the X-Men's plane.
(Uncanny X-Men I#376) - Fiz was quickly discovered by Xavier's telepathic powers as soon as the X-Men returned home. The scared young K-Class Skrull managed to elude the mutants for a while using his size-changing powers but was eventually caught. Kitty Pryde, who spoke fluent Skrull, was able to understand Fiz, who told her all he wanted to do was serve "the Xavier," help in mastering his powers and even expressed interest in joining the team. As soon as the others could understand Fiz, courtesy of a Shi'ar universal translator, he told the X-Men all he knew of the Skrulls' mission and the Gathering of the Twelve, mutants who were being gathered together by Apocalypse.
(X-Men II#96) - Fiz was seen in the Danger Room, working with Rogue and
Kitty Pryde, who were setting up machinery to test his strength levels.
Storm and Cyclops looked on from the control booth with Scott admitting
to Ororo that he simply didn't trust their young Skrull guest yet. Some
time later the Horseman Death (actually
a mind controlled Wolverine) invaded the mansion to collect
Mikhail Rasputin, who was one of Apocalypse's Twelve. The X-Men fought
Death with Fiz joining in after the Horseman beat back Rogue. Despite a
valiant effort, Fiz was pummeled by Death and tossed aside. However, he
saved all the X-Men with his size-changing powers after Death caused a
wall to fall down on them in order to make his escape. A little while
later, after determining Apocalypse was in Egypt, Fiz was allowed to
accompany the X-Men.
(Uncanny X-Men I#377) - Fiz stood with the X-Men and their ally Magneto in Egypt when Apocalypse sent his Horsemen, the Children of the Sun and a contingent of Skrull soldiers against them. The fight was a ruse to collect the final, missing members of the Twelve which included Xavier, Magneto, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Polaris and Bishop, who was pulled through time to the scene of the battle. Fiz and the others couldn't prevent any of the kidnappings. After Apocalypse had the Twelve assembled, he ordered his troops to kill their enemies.
(X-Men II#97) - The Skrulls sent in the K-Class mutants to fight on their behalf. They were told to first bring down the traitor Fiz. The size-changer was shot in the back with an electrical blast and then pounded on by his fellow K-Classers. The beating continued until Fiz was rescued by Beast. The battle continued and eventually overwhelmed the young telepath Z'Cann, who tried to flee from the battlefield, only to face the military commander, who was about to whip her for trying to run. Fiz was on hand to knock him out. He then persuaded Z'Cann to use her telepathy on him to make the other K-Class Skrulls see and experience all the things that he had learned during his time with "the Xavier." This was enough for the Skrullian mutants to switch sides and openly aide the X-Men, which allowed the team to leave the battle and enter Apocalypse's pyramid.
(Uncanny X-Men I#378/X-Men II#98/X-Men Unlimited I#26) - Fiz and the K-Class Skrulls were all present when the Cyclops/Apocalypse hybrid briefly altered reality several times to fool the Twelve into expending their powers to help strengthen him. They played no part in all the alternate planes of existence but did bear witness to the aftermath when a heartbroken Jean Grey learned that her husband had apparently perished.
(Uncanny X-Men I#379) - Feeling responsible for the fate of the young mutant Skrulls, Charles Xavier decided to join them on a trip into outer space to help train them and make sure they found a place to call their own. Upon departing Earth aboard a Skrull spacecraft, he was given a Shi'ar holo-empathic crystal that contained the essences of all the different mutants he'd helped back on Earth. With all the K-Class Skrulls already on board, the professor said goodbye to Colossus and Kitty Pryde, who had come to see them off. When Colossus asked Charles why he had to go, Xavier simply said the Skrulls' need was greater and left.
(Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet I#1 (fb)) - Out of all the rescued
K-Class mutants, Charles Xavier selected Fiz, Z'Cann, Nuro, R'tee,
Goroth and Spunje to form Cadre K, a strike force under his command that
would raid Skrull creche-worlds and rescue mutant Skrull infants from
being exterminated. They struck on six different worlds including
Carpiax IV. After defeating any and all opposition, Cadre K would take
the infants to safety to a hidden colony somewhere in Skrull space.
(Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet I#1 - BTS) - Cadre K's actions infuriated the Skrullian authorities, who sent their Ambassador Kreddik to the Intergalactic Council on the planet Selandiar. There, in front of all the civilized, space-faring races in the known galaxy, Kerrak pleaded that the council would vote to brand humanity a menace. Shi'ar Majestrix Lilandra Neramani grudgingly agreed to the ambassador's proposal to use the M'ndavian method to determine mankind's guilt. Over the next several weeks, the council got reports about Ego the Living Planet's growing insanity. The world sized lifeform was trying to awaken his "brothers and sisters," destroying entire civilizations in the process. Even as the M'ndavian trial against man continued, the council received word that the seemingly unstoppable Ego was headed for Selandiar.
(Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet I#1) - When Ego reached Selandiar, none of the planetary defenses proved capable of holding him back. However, Cadre K arrived and, led by Xavier, landed on Ego in an attempt to try and stop the crazed creature. The team bravely fought against Ego's antibodies while Xavier attempted to reach Ego's mind, only to realize it was shrouded in madness and blind rage. Xavier ordered Cadre K to retreat but they were overwhelmed by Ego's antibodies. Only the timely arrival of the Silver Surfer allowed them to break free. Xavier then decided to shut down Ego's mind to end the threat. To do so, he psi-linked with Z'Cann while gathering the psychic strength of everyone on Selandiar. He then focused it through the young Skrullian telepath, who successfully fired the psychic energy barrage into his mind. Before their attack could succeed, Cadre K and the Silver Surfer were caught in the crossfire of the Ruul's attack on Ego. The Ruul, aka the Kree, were actually behind Ego's madness as part of their bigger scheme. Cadre K and Xavier were stunned and forced to flee Ego when they spotted imperial forces coming. They were forced to leave Z'Cann behind. The girl was taken to Selandiar to plead before the council on humanity's behalf, praising Charles Xavier as best she could. However, her testimony did not persuade anyone. In the end, the M'ndavian crystals all went black, which meant Lilandra and the council had to move against Earth.
(Uncanny X-Men I#387) - Xavier projected himself telepathically across space to reach the Starjammer where Lilandra was waiting for him. He scolded Lilandra, who part of the intergalactic council that had turned Earth into a prison and hunted his Skrull students as criminals. When Corsair stopped the argument, Lilandra asked Charles to search for her sister Deathbird and in return, Charles would be told why Earth had become a penal colony. As soon as his mind was back in his body on the Cadre K ship, he ordered Goroth to maintain the vessel's cloaking field while they began their search for Deathbird.
(Bishop: The Last X-Man I#15) - After learning that Deathbird possessed a key that could breach the barrier, Xavier led Cadre K on a chase to find the renegade Shi'ar. They eventually tracked her down to a Shi'ar space station, where she'd already killed the entire crew with her bare hands. Before Cadre K could start a search for Deathbird, the time-tossed X-Man Bishop appeared, inadvertently wrecking most of the station during his arrival. Deathbird served as Bishop's unwitting chronal anchor, causing him to manifest in our time wherever she was. Xavier and Cadre K rescued Bishop from Deathbird, who fled to a different part of the station. As soon as he came to, Bishop was introduced to the professor's newest students and then joined Charles in trapping Deathbird and retrieving the key. Bishop was given the key and agreed to let himself get imprisoned and sent to Earth so he could put it to good use.
(Maximum Security I#2) - Cadre K and Xavier made their way to Selandiar to plead with Lilandra on Earth's behalf. They were stopped and stunned before they could even reach the council chambers though getting trapped on the planet was exactly what Charles had planned as Cadre K was carrying parts of instruments on them essential to helping free Earth.
(Maximum Security I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Xavier and Cadre K were freed on Selandiar by Black Panther, who had managed to find his way to the Intergalactic Council's world.
(X-Men Unlimited I#29) - Fizz joined Xavier and the rest of Cadre K while they waited right outside the Sol system for the barrier to go down.
(Maximum Security I#3) - Cadre K and Xavier assisted Earth's heroes and a number of interstellar villains in helping free Earth from Ronan the Accuser, the Ruul forces and Ego the Living Planet. After a team of Avengers, stuck in space before the quarantine, exposed the Ruul's duplicity to Lilandra and the Intergalactic Council, the embargo of Earth was ended. Z'Cann was reunited with Cadre K but lost Xavier, who decided to remain on Earth because he felt the Skrulls knew all they needed to continue their fight. The K-Class Skrulls thanked their mentor for sharing his dream and assured him he'd always be with them in spirit.
(Secret Invasion: Skrulls! I#1 - BTS) - Chancellor Kal'Du researched all Skrulls at request of Queen Veranke for the Warbook files. The entry revealed all Cadre K members had retained their mutant abilities in the wake of M-Day. Kal'Du suggested that with the genetic data that was collected from Charles Xavier years ago by scientist Dro'ge, they could find a way to manipulate Cadre K into their service. This was the chancellor's only recommended use for the K-Class Skrulls.
(A+X I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Weary of not being accepted anywhere in the
galaxy, the five members of Cadre K eventually returned to Earth. Going
by stories told to them by Xavier, they believed America was a welcoming
place for exiled with nowhere to turn. Learning of a strand of Skrull
mutated cattle created when Mr.
Fantastic once hypnotized three Skrulls into believing they were cows,
Fiz and the others decided to care for them. They settled down in North
Dakota, where they founded the Sagitarrian Ranch. They began to quietly
acquire all Skrull-"tainted" bovines they could find. In order to
supplement their income, the Skrulls began to raise bison, which they
sold to a chain of hamburger restaurants.
(A+X I#13 - BTS) - Cadre K's existence on Earth following the so-called Secret Invasion was discovered by Skrull investigator K'Thron. He summoned Cyclops and Captain America to search and capture Cadre K, convinced they were up to no good.
(A+X I#14-18) - The Avengers and X-Men entered an uneasy alliance to track down Cadre K at their Sagittarian ranch. Fiz was the first to notice something was wrong when he spotted Ant-Man (Hank Pym) in the grass. Shrinking down to his size, they fought for a while until Z'Cann telepathically showed Emma Frost and the Cuckoos that the Cadre had no ill will in mind. Cadre K then had to team up with the heroes to fight off Doctor Doom, who attempted to capture the mutant Skrulls to unlock the secrets of their DNA. While Z'Cann telepathically eluded Doom, who had come to North Dakota in person, Fiz and the other Cadre members traveled to Latveria to destroy Doom's lab, which contained all the data on Skrull physiology. In the aftermath, the heroes and K'Thron bid the Cadre goodbye with Captain America wishing them well.
Comments: Created by Alan Davis (writer), Tom Raney (pencils) and Scott Hanna (inks).
Profile by Norvo.
Fiz should not be confused with
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X-Men II#96, p20, pan1 (main image)
X-Men II#95, p5, pan5 (wants to dream of a better destiny)
X-Men II#96, p21, pans 1&2 (joins the X-Men)
Maximum Security Dangerous Planet I#1, p28, pan4 (fights Ego's Anti-Bodies)
A+X I#16, p13, pan1 (faces Ant-Man)
X-Men II#95 (December, 1999) - Alan Davis (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#376 (January, 2000) - Alan Davis & Terry Kavanagh (writers), Roger Cruz (pencils), Mark Owens & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#96 (January, 2000) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#97 (February, 2000) Uncanny X-Men I#377 (February, 2000) - Alan Davis, Terry Kavanagh (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
Uncanny X-Men I#377 (February 2000) - Alan Davis & Terry Kavanagh (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#98 (March, 2000) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Famer (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#378 (March, 2000) - Alan Davis, Terry Kavanagh (writers), Adam Kubert, Graham Nolan (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jimmy Palmiotti (inkers), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
X-Men II#98 (March, 2000) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#26 (March, 2000) - Joe Pruett (writer), Brett Booth (pencils), Sal Regla, Rick Ketchum, Scott Koblish (inkers), Jason Liebig (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#379 (April, 2000) - Alan Davis (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet I#1 (October, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Jerry Ordway (pencils), Will Blyberg, Paul Ryan (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Bishop: The Last X-Man I#15 (December, 2000) - Joseph Harris (writer), Georges Jeanty (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Jon Babcock (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#387 (December, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
X-Men II#107 (December, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales, Scott Elmer (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#29 (December, 2000) - Joe Pruett (writer), Brett Booth (pencils), Sal Regla, Sandu Florea (pencillers), Joe Rosas (inks), Jason Liebig, Lysa Hawkins (editors)
Maximum Security I#3 (January, 2001) - Kurt Busiek & Jerry Ordway (writers), Jerry Ordway (pencils), Will Blyberg, Mark McKenna, Paul Ryan (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Invasion: Skrulls!
A+X#13 (December, 2013) - Gerry Duggan (writer), David Yardin (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
A+X#14 (January, 2014) - Gerry Duggan (writer), David Yardin (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White (editor)
A+X#15 (February, 2014) - Gerry Duggan (writer), David Yardin (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
A+X#16 (March, 2014) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Cam Smith, Norman Lee, Terry Pallot, David Yardin (inkers), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
A+X#17 (April, 2014) - Gerry Duggan (writer), David Yardin (pencils), Cam Smith, Terry Pallot (inkers), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
A+X#18 (May, 2014) - Gerry Duggan (writer), David Yardin, Matteo Lolli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
First Posted: 07/03/2015
Last updated: 06/25/2015
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