Real Name: Koru Kaviti
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull) Super-Skrull
Occupation: Spy, fourth-in-command under Veranke
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Queen Veranke, "Spider-Man" ("Brandon Kay"), Skrull Empire
Enemies: Humanity, New Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America/James Barnes, Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Ronin/Clint Barton, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), S.W.O.R.D.
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Madripoor;
formerly Skrull Empire
First Appearance: (Mentioned) Spider-Woman IV#1 (November, 2009); (first seen) Spider-Woman IV#7 (May, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: Like all Skrulls, Kaviti had a lifespan of roughly 200 human years. He also had complete control over his body. He can alter his physical form to resemble any person roughly his own size. As a Skrull spy he was extremely dedicated to the cause, resistant to pain and torture, trained in infiltration techniques, as well as special training to keep his disguise for extended periods of time.
(Spider-Woman IV#1 (fb) - BTS) - In what became known as the Secret Invasion, the Skrull Empire had sent their spies to replace many of Earth's people hoping to conquer the planet. Koru Kaviti was fourth in command under the Skrull leader Queen Veranke. Kaviti, however, took off before the final confrontation between the Skrull army and Earth's superheroes that went down in Central Park. He sought refuge in Madripoor.
(Spider-Woman IV#1 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Kaviti S.W.O.R.D., a counter terrorism and intelligence agency dealing with extraterrestrial threats to Earth's security, had become aware of his whereabouts. Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) was sent to Madripoor to deal with him, an arduous assignment for her because Veranke had assumed her form for an extended period of time.
(Spider-Woman IV#7 (fb) - BTS) - Kaviti would regularly meet with another Skrull spy in a bar in the 14th District. This Skrull, posing as Spider-Man, calling himself Brandon Kay. After his death, Kaviti learned he was being hunted by Spider-Woman.
(Spider-Woman IV#7) - While drowning his sorrows at the bar in the 14th District, Kaviti suddenly noticed Spider-Woman was looking for him. Kaviti immediately dropped his disguise and shot up to giant size, ready to kill the heroine. Kaviti and Spider-Woman went head to head but he quickly gained the upper hand. Kaviti grabbed the heroine by the throat and explained why Veranke had picked Drew: out of everyone on Earth, no one would care enough to notice Jessica Drew had been replaced. He concluded that of all the things that went wrong with their invasion, this was the one thing they were right about. But then, right before Kaviti could kill Spider-Woman, the New Avengers arrived. Hoping to escape in the crowd, he ran away taking on the disguise of a random civilian. Along with the New Avengers, Spider-Woman used her alien detector "watch" to scan the crowd. Once Kaviti realized he was found out, he threatened to kill the crowd but was stabbed through the chest by Wolverine. Kaviti immediately hit Wolverine in the face but was then fatally shot in the head by Spider-Woman using her venomblast.
Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (pencils, inks).
It's likely Kaviti was also in contact with Pilli Natu, another Skrull spy who'd infiltrated Hydra in Madripoor.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Spider-Woman IV#7, p10, pan2 (main image)
Spider-Woman IV#7, p16, pan5 (fighting Jessica Drew)
Spider-Woman IV#7, p32, pan1 (death)
Spider-Woman IV#1 (November, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (pencils, inks), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Spider-Woman IV#7 (May, 2010) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (pencils, inks), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Last updated: 02/14/17
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