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MILITARY COMMANDER

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull Deviant)

Occupation: Military commander

Group Membership: Faction of Skrulls allied with Apocalypse

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

Enemies: Death (James "Logan" Howlett), K-class deviant Skrulls (Fiz, Jaq, several others), Polaris (Lorna Dane), X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Marrow/Sarah, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Rogue/Anne-Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Havok," "Alex Summers" (The military commander impersonated him)

Base of Operations: Undisclosed location in space near Earth

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

Powers/Abilities: The Military Commander possessed the standard shapeshifting abilities common to most Skrulls. He was remarkably impatient and aggressive.

Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Red/Pink
Hair: None

History: (X-Men II#95 (fb) - BTS) - The Skrull who would become the Military Commander joined a faction of Skrulls working alongside the Earth mutant Apocalypse as the Skrull people were splintered after Galactus had destroyed Throneworld and were in need of powerful allies.

(X-Men II#95) - The Military Commander visited Chief Scientist Granok, who was working on a method to turn a second infiltrator agent into a perfect copy of the X-Man Wolverine, right down to his healing factor. Impatient to see if the scientist had succeeded, he fired a pulse blast at "Wolverine's" head, instantly killing the agent and proving Granok's artificial healing factor was still flawed. Displeased by the lack of progress, the Commander threateningly reminded the scientist what would happen if he failed to fulfill his task. During a meeting with the High Commander, the Skrulls 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 Skrulls received express instructions not to hurt her in any way. Eager to see results, the Military Commander decided to secure the device himself by taking on the form of Polaris' lost love Havok (Alex Summers).

(X-Men II#95) - Disguised as Havok, the Commander made his way to Polaris' apartment and managed to surprise "Lorna" long enough to put an inhibitor module around her neck that was specifically set to cancel out her magnetic powers. After locating the device, he figured it was a shame to waste the opportunity to seize one of the Twelve and took "Polaris" (actually the X-Man Cyclops using an image inducer, who was expecting an attack on Polaris) with him as well. When he returned to Skrull headquarters, the Commander proudly showed off the device and prisoner he'd taken, only to incur 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 while also entertaining hopes of finding the real Wolverine. The Commander knew his fate was sealed after such a devastating failure and tried to escape with the device but was stopped and killed by Apocalypse's Horseman of Death, who had teleported in to retrieve the device.

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

The Military Commander's main image was accidentally used in a profile for Chief Scientist Granok in the Secret Invasion: Skrulls! handbook.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Military Commander has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
X-Men II#95, p3, pan2 (main image)
X-Men II#95, p3, pan3 (full body)
X-Men II#95, p9, pan5 (disguised as Havok)


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


Last updated: 02/10/15

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