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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull Deviant)

Occupation: High commander

Group Membership: Faction of Skrulls allied with Apocalypse

Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Chief Scientist Granok, Children of the Sun, military commander

Enemies: K-class deviant Skrulls (Fiz, Jaq, Nuro, R'tee, Spunje, Z'cann, several others), X-Men (Beast/Henry McCoy, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Marrow/Sarah, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue/Anna Marie)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Undisclosed location in space near Earth

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

Powers/Abilities: The Skrull high commander possessed the standard shapeshifting abilities common to most Skrulls. In battle, he relied on an electric whip.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Red, Green (color changes in appearances)
Hair: None

History: (X-Men II#95 (fb) - BTS) - Following the destruction of Throneworld and subsequent splintering of the Skrull population, the Skrull who would become the High Commander joined a faction of Skrulls that had allied themselves with the Earth mutant Apocalypse.

(X-Men II#95) - During a meeting, the High Commander discussed Apocalypse's latest order. The Skrulls had been tasked with securing a device currently in the possession of Polaris (Lorna Dane). En Sabah Nur required the device but since Polaris was also marked as one of Apocalypse's Twelve, the High Commander expressly instructed them not to hurt her in any way. Eager to get results, the faction's military commander decided to disobey orders and figured he'd best secure the device by himself. He took on the form of Polaris' lost love Havok (Alex Summers).

(X-Men II#95) - The Military Commander had went against the High Commander's orders and captured "Lorna," unaware it was actually the X-Men's Cyclops using an image inducer to surprise anyone who might try and make a move against the true Polaris). When he returned to the Skrull headquarters, he incurred the anger of the High Commander, who scolded him for being too eager and possibly condemning them in the process. The other Skrulls then detected the truth about "Polaris," forcing Cyclops to reveal his true identity. At the same time, the X-Men had been able to trace him and came to their leader's rescue. The High Commander and his forces were defeated in battle.

(X-Men II#96) - The High Commander made his way to Egypt to see Apocalypse and explain why the X-Men had managed to defeat his forces. He regretted that the X-Men had learned the Skrulls' involvement to which Apocalypse responded this mostly meant collecting the Twelve would be easy as most of them would now come to Egypt to rescue their captured allies.

(Uncanny X-Men I#377) - When the X-Men and their allies arrived to save the hostages, the High Commander ordered his soldiers to engage them, fighting side by side with the Living Pharaoh's followers, the Children of the Sun. However, when he learned that Apocalypse had allowed Bishop, one of the designated Twelve, to escape, he expressed his discontent with En Sabah Nur. Apocalypse explained this was all part of his plan. He required the mutant energy dynamo to be fully charged with an extensive range of energies for his scheme to work. Some time later, when Apocalypse's forces had captured the remaining members of the Twelve and informed the High Commander the other mutants were expendable and could be killed.

(X-Men II#97) - The High Commander led the K-class deviant Skrulls (who had been used in experiments) into battle against the X-Men and their mutant Skrull ally Fiz. The K-Class Skrulls were inexperienced, little more than children, and most of them ran scared on the battlefield. Frustrated by what he felt was cowardice, the High Commander was ready to lash out at one of them with his electrified whip. Before he could strike his frightened subordinate, the Commander was knocked out by Fiz. This inspired the other mutant Skrulls to rise up against their oppressors.

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

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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X-Men II#96, p21, pan4 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#377, p17, pan3&4 (with Apocalypse)
X-Men II#97, p6, pan2&3 (defeated)

X-Men II#95 (December, 1999) - Alan Davis (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#96 (January, 2000) - Aland Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#377 (February, 2000) - Alan Davis, Terry Kavanagh (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
X-Men II#97 (February, 2000) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Terry Kavanagh (writer), Mark Farmer (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 02/09/15

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