fullface SMYT

Real Name: Unrevealed; possibly Smyt

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Negative Zone dimension; Bolovite race) mutate (or otherwise powerful being)

Occupation: Former world ruler;
    warrior, leader of a group of Centurions/Death Squad

Group Membership: Centurions

Affiliations: Ravenous; insectoids (possibly members of the Annihilation Wave)
    at least formerly Annihilus and the Annihilation Wave

EnemiesFirelord (Pyraeus Kril), multiple unidentified renegade Centurions (HybaleaTorrent/Espia, perhaps 6 others unidentified)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Omina Prime;
    formerly the Negative Zone

First Appearance: (Behind-the-scenes) Annihilation#2 (November, 2006)
    (seen, identified) Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (May, 2007)

vs. HybaleaPowers/Abilities: Smyt was superhumanly strong (we have no frame of reference to quantify this) and durable, sufficiently powerful to grapple with Centurion leader Hybalea (and to shatter his armor with a single blow). He could resist powerful energy assaults. He was only superficial injured by a powerful explosion caused by Firelord that blew up an entire reception hall, but he could not survive a direct, full-power attack from Firelord. He could also fire powerful energy blasts from his fists.

Height: Unrevealed; perhaps 7' (he seemed quite large when shown next to others)
Weight: Unrevealed; perhaps 575 lbs.
Eyes: Red (composite/multi-faceted, like an insects)
Hair: None (he wore a skullcap, and didn't have any hair once Firelord burnt off the cap)

History
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: A to Z Update #4) - Smyt is a member of the Negative Zone's Bolovites, a space-faring race who inhabited six planets, and whose Bolovite Union ruled 30 subject populations in seven systems.

(Annihilation#2 (fb) - BTS / Annihilation#2: Centurions profile) - The Centurions were formed as an elite warrior force for Annihilus, one each from the 100 worlds under Annihilus' control.

(Annihilation#2 - BTS / Annihilation#3 - BTS) - Annihilus deployed the Centurions as a united strike team against the main force of heroes -- including Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Nova (Richard Rider), Ronan the Accuser, former heralds of Galactus Red Shift and Stardust, among others -- opposing him on Daedalus 5, a system on the periphery of the Kree Empire. The Centurions assault broke the back of the resisting forces, effectively ending the military phase of the war.

(Annihilation#5 - BTS) - Some of the Centurions served Ravenous on Hala in a failed effort to drive off Ronan when he came for the House of Fiyero.

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (fb) - BTS) - Following the defeat of Annihilus, the Annihilation Wave sued for truce, and the devastated leaders of the Kree and perhaps other Empires ceded numerous planets in the devastated Skrull Empire and a number of fringe territories still disputed by the Kree. Ravenous ruled over the ceded territories, and Centurions (the remnants of Annihilus' elite strike force) were each granted a world of their choice to set up their dominion.injured by Firelord

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (fb) - BTS) - Warlord Smyt allegedly chose Omina Prime from among the many offered by Ravenous. He led a group of Centurions that came to Omina Prime. As Smyt enforced his will, the people of Omina Prime were obsequious. 

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (fb) - BTS) - Firelord vowed to eradicate the Centurions ruling other worlds.

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (fb) - BTS) - The people of Omina Prime arranged a reception in honor of Warlord Smyt.

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (fb) - BTS) - A number (at least 8) of renegade Centurions -- including Hybalea and Torrent (Espia) -- dedicated to assassinating their former allies to liberate those worlds under Centurion oppression arrived on Omina Prime.

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2) <Annihilation Day, plus 274> - At a reception in his honor (attended by an Elan, a Klklk, and many others I can't identify), Smyt was impressed with the effort as well as the people's willingness to serve his will. He basked in their adoration as they noted how flattered they were that he had found Omina Prime worthy of him, and that they lived to serve; he noted to himself mockingly, "As if you had a choice, eh?"

    Soon after, as Smyt spoke to some of the people of Omina Prime, noting how he was thinking of making his royal residence in a more temperate zone, perhaps something in their world's equatorial belt, one of Smyt's Death Squad agents detected the intruders (the renegade Centurions) in their midst. The agent sounded an alert, and the renegades retook their true forms and rushed Smyt. death

    Smyt's Death Squad rallied around him, and Smyt instructed them to kill the renegades where they stood. After Smyt mocked the renegades by claiming to be flattered by their efforts, an energy-powered renegade assaulted Smyt, insulting him as a "rutting lapdog" and telling him that his death would serve as notice that Centurion honor endured. However, Smyt recovered quickly and unleashed his own powers on his assailant, disintegrating him and responding, "A pity battles are not won with words, eh?"

    As Smyt's insectoid agents rushed in, Smyt engaged the renegade Hybalea, telling him his cause was lost, "surrender now and your deaths will be without pain!" Hybalea refused to surrender, but was distracted when his ally Espia fell under fire, and Smyt smashed him across across the room with an energized fist that shattered Hybalea's armor. 

    As the Death Squad gained the advantage over the renegades, Smyt noted, "This is a reception more to my liking!" but seconds later, Firelord burned a hole through the roof and confronted the Centurions, telling them to choose surrender or death. 

    Smyt retorted that Firelord had no authority there as these territories were ceded to the Wave by treaty and the world was Smyt's by sovereign decree, but Firelord repeated, "...surrender or die..."

    Refusing surrender and denying quarter, Smyt gathered his Centurions to the fore, and he struck down Hybalea when he urged him to stand down. Battling the combined power of Smyt and his Death Squad, Firelord slew the latter in a blast that destroyed the reception hall. Injured, Smyt warned Firelord that Lord Ravenous would punish punish his treasonous actions, but Firelord apparently slew Smyt with his next blast.

(Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 - BTS) - Firelord left the renegade Centurions in peace as long as they promised to only act against their corrupt brethren.

Comments: Created by Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins.

    I would ASSume Smyt is pronounced like "smite," but it could be more like "smit," "smut," or maybe something weird and unusual that I haven't even heard of...

    Annihilation Day is the day Annihilus' forces invaded the positive universe and began the slaughter represented during the Annihilation series (plural). In case it's not clear, Annihilation Day, plus 274 is meant to indicate 274 days after Annihilation Day.

    The Centurions are supposed to be composed of one member each from the 100 Negative Zone worlds under Annihilus' control. In that case, there may be a race of beings like Smyt (presumably lacking his powers, or at least his level of power), unless they were amongst those destroyed by Annihilus for refusing to participate in the Annihilation Wave.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Smyt
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
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nnihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2, pg. 4, panel 5 (face);
        pg. 5, panel 1 (full);
        pg. 6, panel 1 (renegades rushing Smyt);

          panel 2 (vs. Hybalea);
        pg. 14, panel 3 (wounded by Firelord);
            panel 4 (death)


Appearances:
Annihilation#2 (November, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Andrea DeVito (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus#2 (May, 2007)
 - Keith Giffen (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), Andy Schmidt (edtior)


Last updated: 02/26/15

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