CHIRREEP

Real Name: Chirreep

Identity/Class: Extraterrestial (Krylorian) technology-user

Occupation: Techno-artist

Group Membership: Likely a former memeber of some sort of Techno-artist guild.

Affiliations: Howard the Duck, Poporb;
   
presumably Andy the AngelDakimh the Enchanter, Jennifer Kale, Korrek the Barbarian, Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Master C'haaj, and Hemlock Shoals;
    formerly the
Entertainment Standards Commission;
    as her manipulations led to the following beings being associated with Reality-616, she has some association with: 
Andy the Angel, Werner Blowhard, Black Talon (Thibodaux Boudreaux), Dirk Byrd, Captain Americana, Cockroach, Grey Panther (Gerry Atric), Hinky & Dinky Blust, Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit, Jokester, Greedy KillerwattKong Lomerate (he previously was only seen in a dream of Howard's), Mahagreasy Migraine YogiMaller, Mr. Chicken, Pinball LizardPuffinQuizling, Simon Sampson, Hemlock Shoals, Wally Sidney

EnemiesEntertainment Standards Commission (Skeeb and two others), Galactongue, Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit, Greedy Killerwatt, Krylorian Art Police, Kong Lomerate, Maller;
    presumably the
Band of the Bland (Black Hole/Morton Kribbee, Sitting Bullseye/Oliver Bedwette, Spanker/Fred Hovel, Tillie the Hun/Matilda von Tromp), le Beaver (Pierre Dentfris), Black Talon (Thibodaux Boudreaux), Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions (Amonger, Arounder, Betweener, Of, Underneather, Withiner), Bzzk J'ohDr. Angst (Floyd Mangles), Jokester, Pro-Rata, Puffin, Quizling, Wally Sidney;
    The people of Duckworld of Reality-85197 (including Truman Capoultry, Duktor Strange, and Ronald the Duck) might consider her an enemy as she apparently brought them to the attention of Galactongue, etc.

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Woman who wiped out the Universe" (an alias she feared she would gain)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly the interdimensional rift between Reality-616 and Reality
-791021;
    formerly a studio in the Valley of Ashes, Krylor;
    formerly a studio in an unrevealed location on Krylor;

First AppearanceUnpublished Howard the Duck script - Steve Gerber (1985);
    (events vaguely referenced; Chirreep unidentified) 
Marvel Legacy: 1970s: Korrek entry
    (Chirreep identified, unpictured)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry (December, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Bereet is a skilled techno-artist, crafting fictional movie-like stories using her Poporb device, which projected stories into her Fictionator (a basketball-sized multi-faceted gem through which her stories were viewed).

    Using Shadow Matter to view other dimensions via her Poporb, Chirreep unwittingly was able to merge/overlap reality to some extent.

    Within the otherwise barren Valley of Ashes, Chirreep dwelled within a multi-domed structure thated looked primitive and futuristic all at once. It had one large rough hewn stone dome (not in the center) and several smaller domes attached to it by short stone tunnels. The structure in no way looked symmetrical. The floor of the valley is dull and grey -- volcanic ash.

Height: Unrevealed (human-sized)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: None
Distinguishing features: (From the script):
Chirreep is a Krylorian Cyndi Lauper-- cute, but weird: rising from the very center of her head is a blue, spiky, feather plume, at least two feet high; she wears a one-piece sarong-like garment that sits on her hips at a provocative angle, much higher on one side than the other; on the more exposed leg, she wears a boot that comes up over her knee; on the less exposed leg, she wears an ankle-high boot and striped leotard-type legging.

History
(
Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - Chirreep was a Krylorian techno-artist. 

    Her early work was very popular, especially with the Entertainment Standards Commission.

    Seeking to mock her complacent society, Chirreep created the techno-art story "Void Lemon" in an effort to state that Krylorians practice a passive form of violence. However, Void Lemon provoked Krylor's first mass riot.

    Due to their fondness for her past work, the Commission limited her punishment to exile, and she was banished to the Valley of Shadows, where she created a new studio.

    Seeking inspiration, Chirreep somehow obtained and incorporated Shadow Matter within her Poporb, which allowed her to probe other dimensions for inspiration.

    Apparently viewing Reality-791021, Bereet produced a series of techno-fiction movies involding Howard the Duck; these included 

"Fowl of Fear" - involving Mister Chicken (Howard the Duck II#1)
"The $64, 000 Desperado - involving Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit (Howard the Duck II#1/2)
"From Hell it cometh...Chair-Thing" - involving the Kidney Lady (Howard the Duck II#1/3)
"Animal Indecency" - in which Wally Sidney forced Howard to start wearing pants (Howard the Duck II#2)
"The Crash of '79" - involving Pro-Rata (Howard the Duck II#2/2)
"A Christmas for Carol" - involving Santa Claus, Greedy Killerwatt, and Pinball Lizard (Howard the Duck II#3)
"The Maltese Cockroach" - involving Hemlock Shoals and the Cockroach (Howard the Duck II#4)
"The Dreadcliff Cuckoos" - involving B.E.S.T. (Bozoes Eagerly Serving Tyrants), led by Dr. Reich and his agents the Supreme Soofi, Reverend Joon Moon Yuc, the Mahagreasy Migraine Yogi, and Werner Blowhard 
(
Howard the Duck II#4/2)
"Drakula" - involving Dracula and Harold H. Harold
(Howard the Duck II#5)
"Captain Americana" (Howard the Duck II#5/2)
"Duckworld"
(Howard the Duck II#6)
"Of Dice & Ducks" - involving Kong Lomerate and Swamp City (Howard the Duck II#7)
"The Grey Panther" - involving the Grey Panther and Simon Sampson
(Howard the Duck II#8)
"Ducktective Comics" - involving the Maller, Jokester, Puffin, and Quizling (Howard the Duck II#8/2)
"Do Do That Voodoo" - involving Brother Voodoo (Howard the Duck II#9)
"Heavy Business in a Mediocre Hotel" - in which Howard and Bev broke up (Howard the Duck II#9/2)
"The Linoleum Lizard" - involving Dirk Byrd, and Hinky and Dinky (Howard the Duck II#9/3)
- involving Andy the Angel
Bizarre Adventures#34

 Unbeknownst to Chirreep, the shadow matter in the Poborb led to Reality791021 being overlayed with Reality-616; when the two realities separated, Howard was pulled into an interdimensional rift between Reality-616 and -791021. It was believed that the two realities would seek to occupy the same "space," threatening them both.

    Chirreep attempted to create a tragedy involving Duckworld; however, despite her wishes, the stories produced by her Poporb were instead farce. Further, in 46 separate scenarios, Duckworld was destroyed. And not only that, but she found herself unable to include Howard  in her stories.

    Chirreep's work fell out of favor with her former audience. She felt this because nobody liked downers, like mass destruction.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - Viewing the destruction of Duckworld as her Poporb projected her 47th scenario (Reality-85197; see comments) onto the Fictionator, Chirreep criticized the Poporb for showing only the same mass destruction and for not being able to get a sensor-fix on Howard. As she considered that she needed another big hit, like the Maltese Cockroach, but the Krylorian Art Police (KAPs) then showed up, told her her techno-artistic license had been revoked, and that she was being summoned before the Entertainment Standards Commission.

    Via their aircraft, the KAPs transported Chirreep to the Commission in the capital city Plaisiir, where she was placed in a transparent globe in their hearing room. After Techno-Master Skeeb informed Chirreep of what had occurred as a result of her actions, she asked Skeeb what they could do about it; Skeeb told her they would "accustom ourselves to life in a thinner universe, for one thing -- and for another, punish the entities responsible for this catastrophe."

    Chirreep was placed in prison cell far below the city, along with her Poporb. After briefly grieving and realizing that this menace -- whatever Throwaway had referenced as a power even greater than Galactongue -- could go on to destroy other worlds and realities, Chirreep refused to accept the apparently inevitable like her people; she refused to go down in history as "the woman who destroyed the universe." Instead, she had the Poborb create a new techno-fiction, just as real as the others...about how Chirreep suddenly vanished from her prison cell, on a mission to save reality and repay a debt to a web-footed friend. As the Poborb wrote this story, Chirreep and the Poborb vanished in a crackling flash of energy.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - BTS) - Within the interdimensional rift, Howard met with Andy the Angel, Chirreep, Dakimh the Enchanter, Jennifer Kale, Korrek the Barbarian, Man-Thing, Master C'haaj, and Hemlock Shoals in an artificial construct in the form of a Winnebago. Also within the rift appeared another artificial constuct in the shape of a fire hydrant and containing the Band of the Bland (Black Hole/Morton Kribbee, Sitting Bullseye/Oliver Bedwette, Spanker/Fred Hovel, Tillie the Hun/Matilda von Tromp), le Beaver (Pierre Dentfris), Black Talon (Thibodaux Boudreaux), Bzzk J'oh, Dr. Angst (Floyd Mangles), Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit, Jokester, Greedy Killerwatt, Kong Lomerate, Maller, Pro-Rata, Puffin, Quizling, and Wally Sidney.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - When Howard decided he wanted nothing to do with any of this and walked out of the Winnebago, Chirreep greeted him, noting, "So, Howard, we meet again -- for the first time." When she referenced Duckworld, Howard asked if that was some sort of theme park...and then was surprised as he suddenly found himself wearing pants.

    Chirreep and the others watched as Galactongue appeared within the rift, and she narrated as he disgorged an entire galaxy. When Howard commented that perhaps Galactongue's eyes were bigger than his stomach, Chirreep explained that Galactongue had no eyes, and that he saw via Harold, the Sulphur Surfer. Both the Winnebago and the hydrant constructs traveled towards an immense (tens of thousands of miles high) office building on a newly formed planet.

    Subsequently, the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions appeared before the two groups, and the Betweener told them
"Play both ends against the middle, and all you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!" The Winnebago and Hydrant constructs then struck the immense building, and Howard's group was transported into the mailroom, while Kong's group arrived in the boardroom.

    After Howard walked out to get away from everyone, Chirreep approached him and tried to explain how she was responsible for their current predicament, as her techno-fiction brought Duckworld into existence and led to Howard being pulled into the rift. They were then confronted by Kong Lomerate, Jackpot, Maller, and Greedy Killerwatt who prepared to kill them in hopes of gaining the power promised by the Betweener.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - The cosmic axis tipped again as Howard’s world changed markedly.
    This takes place immediately before the Mr. Chicken adventure in Howard the Duck II#1

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard had Winda send him and Bev to "Duckworld," though it was not the world he remembered.

(Marvel Legacy: 1970s: Korrek entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard later joined with Dakimh, Korrek, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing and others to resolve damage caused by a
reality warp initiated by Krylorian Techno-Artist Chireep.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber.

    Gerber's unpublished script (http://www.stevegerber.com/writings/scripts/index.php3):

    As the script was not published, we don't know how much/many of the story events contained within occurred as written, so I'm including them here in italics. Only the published data is listed in regular text.

    The Duckworld detailed as consumed by Galactongue is Reality-85197; Chirreep notes that she has viewed 47 scenarios via the Poborob and all resulted in the destruction of Duckworld...so either there are 46 other realities in which Duckworld was destroyed...or maybe it's the same reality, and she just couldn't change it or view anything else? Let's go with that, because, since we don't know anything else to distinguish them, I can't really designate them. Chirreep does ask the Poborb why it keeps "feeding the same vidstream into the fictionator."
    While we don't know what happened in the script for the second issue nor do we know what actually happened to Howard, we do know that Duckworld persisted, so the destruction Chirreep visualized was a divergent version of some fashion.

    Krylorian capital is Plaisiir.

    The story refers to the Duckworld reality as being part of a Shadow Multiverse created via the Shadow Matter in Chirreep's Poporb. It seems more likely that she accessed and affected the realities than actually created one.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Chirreep
should be distinguished from:


KAPs
Krylorian Art Police


Per the script: Their uniforms look like they were borrowed from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Their weapons looked like flit-gun-type bug sprayers. They traveled in an open-topped saucerlike vehicle.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - After Chirreep inadvertently warped reality and threatened the multiverse, the Entertainment Standards Commission sent the KAPs to bring her before them.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - A pair of KAPs confronted Chirreep at her studio/home in the Valley of Ashes, informing her that her techno-artist license had been revoked and that she and her Poporb were summoned to appear before the Commission.

    Via their saucer-craft, the KAPs swiftly transported Chirreep from the Valley of Ashes to the Commission headquarters in Krylor's capital, Plaisiir.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - BTS) - KAPs were presumably present during her trial and/or transported her to her prison cell thereafter. Via the Poporb's power, she wrote a story in which she escaped the cell and set out to make amends...and so she did.
--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script
ENTERTAINMENT STANDARDS COMMISSION

    Based in the tallest building of Krylor's capital, Plaisiir, the Entertainment Standards Commission apparently ruled over Techno-Artists.

    <From the script>

            The layout of the room definitely suggests a court of law. The design is something else altogether: the commissioners are also techno-artists, and the decor reflects this.  The front panel of the judges' bench is sculpted into the huge, glowering face of gargoyle. The defendant (Chirreep) sits facing the bench in a transparent hovering globe, with one section sliced out for a seat.

            The THREE COMMISSIONERS-- bald, like all Krylorian males--  wear judicial-type robes, decorated with odd, alien patterns. Each wears a different sculpted helmet: one resembles a Rolls Royce hood ornament, another a glittering metallic moose antlers, the third a ziggurat.  They look simultaneously imperious and ridiculous. Skeeb, the one with the antlers, is the presiding commissioner.  He stands between the other two, who are seated.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - Chirreep's early work was very popular, especially with the Entertainment Standards Commission.

    Seeking to mock her complacent society, Chirreep created the techno-art story "Void Lemon" in an effort to state that Krylorians practice a passive form of violence. However, Void Lemon provoked Krylor's first mass riot.

    Due to their fondness for her past work, the Commission limited her punishment to exile, and she was banished to the Valley of Shadows, where she created a new studio.

    The Commission detected a peculiar vibration across the space-time continuum which produced an odd image-doubling effect on their instruments. Eventually they determined that all of existence was in fact losing substance -- redistributing its matter to form a shadow of itself. 

    They ultimately concluded that the vibratory stimulation of Chirreep's Poporb's transdimensional probing (via use of the forbidden "Shadow Matter") had brought into being a second multiverse -- with its own cosmic axis -- where herr "movies" actually occurred!" This second multiverse apparently threatened to occupy the same space as Reality-616.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - After Techno-Master Skeeb informed Chirreep of what had occurred as a result of her actions, she asked Skeeb what they could do about it; Skeeb told her they would "accustom ourselves to life in a thinner universe, for one thing -- and for another, punish the entities responsible for this catastrophe."

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script
Poporb

    The Poporb appeared to essentially be a giant floating eye with long lashes and heavy mascara. It could levitate/hover in mid air and travel through the air under its own power.

    Chireep used the Poporb to create her techno-fiction ("movies"), which it then projected for viewing on a Fictionator.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - After Chireep's techno-art story "Void Lemon"provoked Krylor's first mass riot, she was banished to the Valley of Shadows, where she created a new studio.

    Seeking inspiration, Chirreep somehow obtained and incorporated Shadow Matter within her Poporb, which allowed her to probe other dimensions for inspiration.

    Apparently viewing Reality-791021, Bereet used the Poporb to produce a series of techno-fiction movies involding Howard the Duck.

    Unbeknownst to Chirreep, the shadow matter in the Poborb led to Reality-791021 being overlapped with Reality-616; when the two realities separated, Howard was pulled into an interdimensional rift between Reality-616 and -791021. It was believed that the two realities would seek to occupy the same "space," threatening them both.

    Chirreep attempted to create a tragedy involving Duckworld; however, despite her wishes, the stories produced by her Poporb were instead farce. Further, in 46 separate scenarios, Duckworld was destroyed. And not only that, but she found herself unable to include Howard  in her stories.

    Chirreep's work fell out of favor with her former audience. 

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - As her Poporb projected her 47th scenario (Reality-85197; see comments) onto the Fictionator, Chirreep criticized the Poporb for showing only the same mass destruction and for not being able to get a sensor-fix on Howard; unable to do anything else, the Poporb sadly closed its lid. The Krylorian Art Police (KAPs) then showed up and transported Chirreep and the Poporb before the Entertainment Standards Commission in the capital city Plaisiir.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - BTS) - After the Commission explained to Chirreep what she had done and the risk to the universe, they had Chirreep and her Poporb placed in a prison cell.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - Refusing to accept the apparently inevitable like her people, Chirreep had the Poborb create a new techno-fiction, just as real as the others...about how Chirreep suddenly vanished from her prison cell, on a mission to save reality and repay a debt to a web-footed friend. As the Poborb wrote this story, Chirreep and the Poborb vanished in a crackling flash of energy.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - The Poporb accompanied Chirreep to meet with Howard the Duck in the interdimensional rift between Reality-616 and Reality-791021.

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

Note: Though not pictured, the Poporb was likely quite similar to the compact form of Bereet's Star Eye.

    It is not confirmed that Bereet used the Poporb to create "Void Lemon."

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Appearances:
Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - Steve Gerber (1985);
Marvel Legacy: 1970s: Korrek entry (July, 2006) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer), Chris Biggs, Ronald Hugh Byrd Jr., Madison Carter, Jeff Christiansen, Mike Fichera, Anthony Flamini, Michael Hoskin, Sean McQuaid, Eric J. Moreels, Mark Robert O'English, Barry Reese, Albert Sjoerdsma Jr., Stuart Vandal (writers), Jeff Youngquist & Jen Grunwald (editors)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry (December, 2008) Jeff Christiansen (head writer), Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, and Stuart Vandal (coordination assistants), Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Stuart Vandal, Roanld Byrd, et al. (writers), Jeff Youngquist and Jen Grunwald (editors)


Last updated: 02/26/15

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