Real Name: Krugarr
Identity/Class: Extratemporal (reality-691, ca. 21st - 31st century) extraterrestrial (Lem) magic user
Occupation: Sorcerer Supreme, teacher of Talon
Group Membership: Guardians of the Galaxy (honorary member only because he had other things to do)
Affiliations: Ancient One (Stephen Strange),
Commandeers (Crazy Nate, Gabrielle, Hollywood/Simon Williams, Inez, Old
Redd, Tarin, others), Galactic Guardians (Firelord/Pyreus Kril,
Hollywood/Simon Williams, Martinex, Phoenix IX/Giraud, Spirit of
Vengeance/Wileaydus Autolycus, Replica), Guardians of the Galaxy
(Charlie-27, Major Victory/Vance Astro, Martinex, Nikki, Aleta Ogord,
Starhawk/Stakar Ogord, Talon, Yondu), Uatu the Watcher;
Reality-616: Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Doctor Voodoo (Jericho Drumm), Galactus (Galan), Kushala, Merlyn, Mindful One, Nina the Conjurer, Yao, Zhered-Na;
a few dozen alternate or time-displaced Sorcerers Supreme (including Baron Mordo/Karl Amadeus Mordo, Clea (a few), Doc Magus of Earth-982, Professor Imam of Earth-712, Margali Szardos, Strange of Earth-928, Wiccan/Billy Kaplan, many others)
Enemies: Badoon, Dormammu (reality-616 & 691 versions merged), Michael Korvac, Punishers
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Sanctum Sanctorum on Lem (see comments) in the Atianti star system of reality-691 @ 31st century;
formerly Sanctum Sanctorum, New York City on Earth-691 @ 31st century
First Appearance: Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#1 (1991)
Powers/Abilities: As Sorcerer Supreme Krugarr is one of the most powerful sorcerers in his reality. He draws power from invoking powerful mystic entities like the Denizens of the Darkling Domain and the Vishanti, manipulates the ambient magical energies of the universe and uses his own psychic powers. His magic repertoire includes energy projection and manipulation, matter transformation, illusion-casting, mesmerism, thought projection, astral projection, teleportation, dimensional travel, time travel, mystic prisons (like the Mystic Globe of Gazan, which placed a specimen in a realm outside of physical space), preservation spells, mystic shields and presumably other powers as well.
Krugarr wears the Eye of Agamotto,an amulet that can radiate light, pierce illusions, probe minds, open extradimensional portals, and perform other feats and the Cloak of Levitation that enables him to fly without expending personal magical energy. He presumably possesses all the other mystic artifacts and tomes that once were in the Ancient One (Stephen Strange)'s possession.
As a Lem Krugarr possessed a special mouth in his chest to eat with and could stand in a semi-upright position despite his semi-serpentine body. He had a hard time understanding metaphors and humor.
Height: 4'9" (standing upright); 9'6" (full length) (by approximation)
Weight: 225 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Solid yellow
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#4/2 (fb) - BTS) - When the Martians's victory over Earth was imminent Doctor Strange removed himself from the conflict. He traveled to the planet Lem (see comments) and began tutoring the next Sorcerer Supreme Krugarr.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#1) - <2977 AD> While the Guardians of the Galaxy (Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Martinex, Nikki, Starhawk/Stakar Ogord, Yondu) fought the newborn Michael Korvac, who had just regained his godlike powers which had been passed down through a cosmic gene package Michael himself had sent out before he died in the modern era of Earth-616. He regained his powers by absorbing them from his father Jordan, essentially killing him. Starhawk immediately sent out a summon to Earth, which was answered by the Ancient One (Strange) and his disciple Krugarr, the Sorcerer Supreme of this era. Krugarr invoked the Denizens of the Darkling Domain to ensnare the godlike infant in the Mystic Globe of Gazan, a prison not even Korvac could escape because it placed Korvac in a realm outside of physical space.
<modern era, reality-616> Krugarr and the Ancient One cast a spell to transport themselves, the trapped infant and the Guardians of the Galaxy to reality-616's past where Korvac had first stolen the cosmic powers from Galactus' ship Taa II. They delivered Korvac to Galactus, who reclaimed the cosmic powers from the infant, then handed him over to the Guardians again, who decided not to kill the infant because he was still innocent. The Ancient One was proud of them.
<2977 AD, reality-691> The Ancient One and Krugarr teleported everyone back to the Moon in 2977 AD to return the infant to his mother Myra, who blamed them for the death of her husband and swore to let Michael never forget what the Guardians had done on the day of his birth.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#1 - BTS) - <2977 AD> Krugarr mystically repaired the Guardians' spaceship U.S.S. Freedom's Lady.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#1) - <2977 AD> Krugarr was present when the Ancient One revealed to the Guardians that they were always destined to create their enemy Michael Korvac. Knowing his days were numbered the Ancient One bid the Guardians farewell and teleported with Krugarr back to Earth to continue Krugarr's training as the new Sorcerer Supreme. Krugarr hoped he would meet the Guardians again at some point in the future.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#40 (fb) - BTS) - Krugarr and the Ancient One observed the Inhuman Talon, who worked as a mining slave on Earth's Moon.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#40 (fb) ) - Krugarr freed Talon from the mines and offered him the chance to become his disciple. Though Talon possessed mystic powers Krugarr wasn't amused by him using them to play with furniture. Krugarr eventually had enough of Talon's bad attitude and sent him to Manhattan to grow up a bit.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Krugarr offered Talon to help him whenever he needed it.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#18) - <3017 AD> Talon came to the Sanctum Sanctorum to ask Krugarr for help. He told him how a new group was aiding the Commandeers against the Punishers and one of them, carrying a shield, got injured in battle. Krugarr immediately went along with Talon and found Major Vance Astro in the the Commandeers Headquarters, the subbasement of the former Avengers Mansion, in the care of Hollywood, who had put him into a vacuum chamber. Krugarr asked Hollywood to step aside to let him save Astro's life.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#19) - Aided by the Ancient One's spirit, who had more knowledge of human physiology, Krugarr helped to save Astro's life.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#20 (fb) ) - Under the Ancient One's supervision Krugarr cast a preservation spell on Astro's skin while Hollywood added the unique properties of his ionic blood. The end result was that Astro's blood would no longer oxidize on contact with air, allowing him to survive without his Adamantium costume. Krugarr cast a spell to allow Astro to rip open the costume and another spell to transform the metallic remnants into a new costume.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#19) - Krugarr, Hollywood and the healed up Astro, now known as Major Victory, watched from the shadows how the Commandeers and Guardians surrendered to the Punishers and their Badoon masters. They planned to save their friends.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#20) - When Hollywood tried to destroy the Punishers' Ultimate Punisher tank Krugarr caught it in mid-air on Charlie-27's request. Following Charlie-27's plan Krugarr teleported the Commandeers, the Guardians and the tank into the center of the the Punishers' base and after Charlie-27 rigged the tank's gun to go nuclear teleported everyone but the tank out again and contained the explosion with a spell.
Later in the subbasement of the former Avengers Mansion the Commandeers, Guardians, Krugarr and Talon celebrated their victory. Krugarr declined the Guardians' offer to join their team because his recent appointment as this reality's Sorcerer Supreme made it impossible. Even so he accepted one of their star-shaped Guardian badges so they could stay in contact with him and he promised to wear it with pride.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Krugarr set up his Sanctum Sanctorum on hie homeworld Lem.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#2) - Though the Guardians contacted him Krugarr couldn't come to their aid because he had to deal with a crisis in the Dark Dimension. He sent a psychic message to Hollywood that could lead his allies to the source of their problems. He hoped the little help he gave them was enough for them to survive.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#34) - Krugarr breached the barrier to the Dark Dimension and traveled there only to be attacked from behind by minions of the Dark Dimension. To Krugarr's shock they served Dormammu, who shouldn't even be alive according to the Ancient One, but was because the essence of Earth-616's version traveled on the Guardians' station Drydrock to reality-691 where it merged with its counterpart from this timeline. Dormammu asked Krugarr not to utter the Ancient One's name unless Krugarr led Dormammu to the Ancient One.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#36 (fb) - BTS) - Dormammu trapped Krugarr on Shazana's Crucifix spell.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#36) - Dormammu showed the tortured and trapped Sorcerer Supreme Krugarr to the Galactic Guardians and Guardians of the Galaxy. Krugarr told them not to concern themselves with him and stop Dormammu at all costs. When the Ancient One arrived and channeled the powers of all present heroes through himself to destroy Dormammu Krugarr tried to warn him because the Ancient One was unaware Dormammu had merged with his Earth-616 counterpart. Krugarr urged Talon to free him, but he couldn't free Krugarr from Shazana's Crucifix before the Ancient One went through with his plan and got slain by Dormammu, who absorbed all the energies and hurled them back at Strange, apparently killing him.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#37) - Because Talon was unable to free Krugarr from Shazana's Crucifix by force Krugarr suggested to Talon to use his latent mystic powers to free him.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#37 - BTS) - Talon freed Krugarr from Shazana's Crucifix.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#37) - After fleeing from the Guardians of the Galaxy's ship, who fought him ferociously, Dormammu was faced in outer space by Krugarr, who swore to avenge the Ancient One's death. Krugarr faced Dormammu in mystic battle and ultimately drove him back to the Dark Dimension through a portal opened by Talon, who served as conduit for the Ancient One's spirit. With Dormammu banished Krugarr teleported back on board the Guardians' ship with Talon and the corpse of the Ancient One. Krugarr thanked the Guardians for their aid and vowed to lay the Ancient One's physical form to rest at an appropriate place. Before leaving with the corpse he bestowed the Amulet of Agamotto to Talon because he had proven himself as a sorcerer. Per Martinex's request Krugarr teleported Martinex's Galactic Guardians back to Mainframe's homeworld.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#52) - When Talon's body and mind were altered when he used the Transmolecular Reconstitutor on board the Guardians' ship Icarus to heal his back he became feral and wanted to use the Amulet of Agamotto to further his own goals. Krugarr appeared and disappointed at Talon's actions took the Amulet of Agamotto from Talon. When the feral Talon attacked him Krugarr declared him unworthy before teleporting away with the Amulet of Agamotto in hand.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#61/2) - When the Guardians of the Galaxy temporarily disbanded Talon took the opportunity to travel to Lem his master Krugarr's homeworld to take back the Amulet of Agamotto from him. Krugarr greeted his former disciple and protected himself with a mystic shield against Talon's immediate assault. Talon wanted the amulet back because Krugarr once told him that he was worthy to hold it, but Krugarr corrected him that even though he had been worthy he was not anymore after altering his physical form and devaluing his mind. Talon tried to justify his transformation because he had to do it after Malevolence had ruined his back. Krugarr sent a manifestation of Talon's original form to battle the feral Talon, who defeated his past self and tried to take the amulet, which his past self was wearing from him. Krugarr warned him not to touch the amulet, but Talon wouldn't listen and received a massive shock. Talon wanted the power of the Amulet back, but Krugarr retrieved the amulet and reminded Talon that possessing the amulet was never about power. Krugarr had hoped Talon would eventually understand this. A humbled Talon realized his mistake and how he had given himself in to bestial rage and surrendered himself to Krugarr. Krugarr sensed hope for Talon if he were sincere and tested his control over his rage by showing Talon the birth of his son Talogan on Haven II (Rancor was the mum and she forced herself on Talon). Even though it enraged him Talon proved his inner strength to Krugarr by staying with him to achieve spiritual balance once again.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#61/2 - BTS) - Krugarr called Major Astro in Talon's absence to tell him Talon wouldn't return for some time because he was on a grand and glorious journey.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme#12) - Merlyn summoned Krugarr and many other Sorcerer Supremes to the past to aid him in breaking down the barrier to the Well of Longing for Yao. Krugarr and the other Sorcerers Supreme focused their magic into Merlyn's hand and he succeeded. While Yao took the path to the Well of Longing, Merlyn returned Krugarr and the other Sorcerer Supremes to their time period.
Comments: Created by Jim Valentino (writer/pencils) & Steve Montano (inks).
This guy had a cameo in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy II (2017) as one of Sylvester Stallone's Ravagers.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Krugarr's homeworld was called Lem numerous times even though the Lem's homeworld was originally identified as Lemista in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#15 (March, 1987). It is possible though that the planet was called Lem in Reality-691.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Krugarr of reality-691 should not be confused with:
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Guardians of the Galaxy I#37, p13, pan3 (main image)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#2, p13, pan3 (head shot)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#2, p13, pan4 (from behind)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#62/2, p, pan (Sanctum Sanctorum on Lem)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#1 (1991) - Jim Valentino (writer/pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#18-20 (November, 1991 - January, 1992) - Jim Valentino (writer/pencils), Steve Monano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#2 (1992) - Jim Valentino (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#34 (March, 1993) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#36-37 (May-June, 1993) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#40 (September, 1993) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#52 (September, 1994) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual I#4/2 (1994) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Yancey Labat (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#61/2 (June, 1995) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Michael Bair (artist), Craig Anderson (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme#12 (November, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Nathan Stockman (artist), Darren Shan (editor)
First Posted: 06/05/2017
Last Updated: 12/13/2017
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