Classification: Semi-humanoid extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Planet Honchi, unidentified solar system, unidentified galaxy;
    Honchi is 337 light years from Zoma the Watcher's base on the edge of the expanding universe

Known Members: Emperor Merkra, Empress Merkra, their children

Affiliations: Extremely loose association with Magistrati, Recorder Z9, and She-Hulk (Jen Walters)

Enemies: Gray ice whales of Honchi

First Appearance: She-Hulk I#7 (November, 2004)






Powers/Abilities: Honchi can segment and subdivide, such that if they are cut in half, each half can grow into a new being

Traits: The Honchi are ruled by an empire, where the emperor and empress appear to have equal ruling power. They have some measure of religion, with worship of the sun and worship of the moon being popular. The males (or, at least the emperor) carry and have some experience with the use of a sword.

    The Honchi apparently have no compunction against hunting species to extinction.

Type:  Bilaterally symmetric bipeds (possibly insectoid or invertebrate, like annelida (earthworm))
: Two (on head; brown irises seen)
: Three (including opposing thumb)
: Two
Skin color: Brown
Average height: Approximately 9'?





(She-Hulk I#7 (fb) - BTS) - A familial dispute arose between Emperor Merkra, who wished to raise his child in a religion that worships Honchi's son, and Empress Merkra, who wished to raise their child to worship Honchi's moon. Refusing to compromise, they asked the Star Chamber's Cosmic Claims Court -- normally run by the Magistrati (for the Living Tribunal) -- to settle the matter for them.

(She-Hulk I#7) - Jen Walters (aka She-Hulk) was temporarily presiding over the Cosmic Claims Court, when the Merkras' case reached the top of the docket. After hearing the dispute, Jennifer, recalling a similar dispute resolved by the wise Solomon, stated that they should just cut the child in half, believing whoever yielded would love the child more; however, Emperor Merkra immediately drew his sword and sliced the baby in half. Jennifer was mortified until Recorder Zeta 9 complimented her on her clever application of the Honchi's ability to segment and subdivide; and, in seconds, both Emperor and Empress Merkra each had a child, they could raise in the religion of their choice.
    With the petitioners pleased, the case was ended, and Z9 noted that the Magistrati were wise to choose her for the post. Southpaw (Sasha Martin) asked if Jen knew the Honchi could do that, and Jen falsely responded that she did.

(She-Hulk I#10 - BTS) - Zoma the Watcher for the Outer Rim Territories (along the ever-expanding outer rim of the universe) witnessed as the last gray ice whale on Honchi was hunted down to extinction. Zoma took special note of its death rattle.

(She-Hulk II#3) - Emperor Merkra, Empress, Merkra, and their two children attended the Time Variance Authority's trial of She-Hulk; at the conclusion, Justice Love sent all of the character witnesses back to their own times with their memories of the trial's events forgotten.


Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Juan Bobillo, and Marcelo Sosa.

    Both the planet and the race are called Honchi

Profile by Snood.

The Honchi have no known connections to

gray ice whales

(She-Hulk I#10 - BTS) - Zoma the Watcher for the Outer Rim Territories (along the ever-expanding outer rim of the universe) witnessed as the last gray ice whale on Honchi was hunted down to extinction. Zoma took special note of its death rattle.

--She-Hulk I#10 (February, 2005)

Note: The ice whales were never seen on panel; they were just referenced in passing in showing Zoma.

images: (without ads)
She-Hulk I#7, pg. 14 (not including recap page), panel 3 (struggling with child);
            panel 5 (infant sliced in half)
        pg. 15, panel 2 (infant halves growing into two infants);
            panel 3 (fully formed infant)
            panel 4 (main image)

She-Hulk I#7 (November, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (penciler), Marcelo Sosa (inker), Molly Lazer, Andy Schmidt, & Nicole Wiley (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk I#10 (February, 2005) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Andy Schmidt, Nicole Wiley, & Molly Lazer (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk II#3 (February, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (penciler), Marcelo Sosa (inker), Andy Schmidt, Molly Lazer, & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 01/05/15

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