Real Name: Tullk Ul-Zyn
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unidentified)
Group Membership: None known
Affiliations: Ronan the Accuser;
formerly Tana Nile
Enemies: Annihilation Wave
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly the Torricane starship;
First Appearance: Annihilation: Ronan#1 (June, 2006)
Powers/Abilities: Tullk has no known superhuman abilities. He is an information trader, skilled at obtaining intelligence, and he is willing to sell information to whoever will pay for it. He has some experience with space travel, including piloting his own ship, the Torricane.
Height: Unrevealed; approximately 5'5" (he looks really short next to Ronan, but Ronan is 7'5")
Weight: Unrevealed; approximately 210 lbs.
Eyes: Solid light blue (it is unclear whether it is iris or cornea that is solid blue...I get the impression the cornea is light blue...maybe it is more edematous)
Hair: None; green stalks
Skin: Green, with orange-ish spots
(Annihilation: Ronan#1 (fb) - BTS) - Exiled from the Kree planets based on information provided in testimony by Tana Nile, Ronan employed Tullk to help him locate Tana Nile.
(Annihilation: Ronan#1 (fb) - BTS) - Tullk established a base on the planet Bwokk, to which Tana Nile had traveled.
(Annihilation: Ronan#1 (fb) - BTS) - Ronan traveled to Bwokk in search of Tana Nile, possibly based on information from the mercenary Tullk.
(Annihilation: Ronan#1) - After Ronan had slain a prominent warrior/warlord in perceived justice, Tullk mockingly complimented Ronan, and then explained to him the circumstances of Homma's death, noting that Metz had every right to kill both her and her lover. Tullk further explained that with Metz gone, there was a power vacuum that all the clan chieftains would try to fill. Rioting had already started...
Ronan replied that this was irrelevent, and that justice had been done. When Ronan asked Tullk what he had learned, Tullk informed him that Tana Nile had left Bwokk three rotations ago. Tullk had a copy of the flight plan she had filed, but pretended to be unsure where it was, prompting Ronan to supplyTullk with a disc containing the current tactical deployment of Kree beta district sentries in exchange for the flight plan.
After Ronan had told Tullk that if the information he received was anything other than Tullk said it was he would find him, Tullk noted he wouldn't have believed Ronan would give up his people to feed his obession.
(Annihilation: Ronan#1 - BTS) - After leaving Tullk, Ronan anonymously contacted Kree watchtower beta, telling them their current border configurations had been compromised, and he suggested they go to default alignment-ja immediately.
(Annihilation: Ronan#2 (fb) - BTS) - Tullk departed Bwokk in his starship.
(Annihilation: Ronan#2 (fb) - BTS) - Tullk was subsequently contacted by Tana Nile, who by some means intimidated him and instructed him to inform Ronan that she could be found in the Abyss settlement on the planet Godthab Omega. Tana Nile had been coerced into leading Ronan to her so that her ally/protector, Gamora, could battle Ronan.
(Annihilation: Ronan#2) - Tullk contacted Ronan and informed him of Tana Nile's location. As Ronan had already traveled to Godthab Omega -- he, presumably like Tana Nile and many others, had been drawn there by the energies of Glorian -- he found the news propitious and wondered what he owed Tullk for this information. Tullk told him he owed nothing and to consider this professional courtesy.
Tana Nile soon after asked Tullk if Ronan was on his way to the Abyss, and Tullk confirmed he had shared the information as instructed. Though pleased with this, Tana warned Tullk that the next time he choosed to play both sides against the middle would be his last.
After the connection was severed, Tullk noted to himself that he was getting too old for this. His proximity sensors soon noted multiple hazards where their should be none. As his ship flew into an area strewn with the wreckage of mutliple ships, Tullk recognized them as Kree border patrol. While he wondered what had happened there, he further noted that there was nothing to learn within sensor range: No space chatter, no echo traces, etc. Both frustrated and worried, Tullk decided to disregard his cargo and the involved obligations and get out of there. Howevere, he had failed to notice an approaching insectoid being (one of the Negative Zone's Annihilation Wave), which soon landed on his ship.
Screaming in alarm, Tullk then looked past the creature and said "Oh. Oh Godddd..." as he saw a massive squad of these Annihilation insectoids approaching him. He sent a distress call to anyone who could hear it, noting an attack my multiple hostiles that he could not outrun. He futilely ordered the insectoids to get off his ship, and then desperately thought to contact Ronan, telling him the wave was bound for Kree space, converging on all fronts. He further stated that Rona had to help him, before..."Eeeaaaak!" he screamed as the insectoids breached his ship and presumably consumed him.
Distracted by preparing to confront Devos, Ronan did not respond to Tullk's message (nor do we know for sure that he actually got the message).
Torricane is perhaps derived from a mixture of the terms tornado and hurricane.
Comments: Created by Simon Furman and Jorge Lucas.
Profile by Snood.
Tullk should be distinguished from:
Tullk was aboard his Torricane ship, carrying a much larger unspecified cargo behind him, after leaving Bwokk and when Tana Nile pressured him to contact Ronan.
Suspecting danger, Tullk considered abandoning or departing with his cargo rather than delivering it, but the Annihilation Wave attacked soon, and he only had time to send a couple futile distress messages before his ship was breached.
The Torricane was LIKELY destroyed in the assault that presumably slew Tullk.
TULLK's base on Bwokk
We don't know if Tullk owned this place, rented it, or just found it used it when he was on Bwokk. We just know that it was amongst Bwokk's mountains, and that he was there when Ronan sought him out.
Tullk departed soon afterward.
images: (without ads)
Annihilation: Ronan#1, pg. 8, panel 2 (full body);
panel 3 (face);
#2, pg. 15, panel 3 (in profile, piloting Torricane);
pg. 16, panel 3 (Torricane & cargo in profile);
pg. 18, panel 2 (Torricane & partial view of cargo, frontal);
panel 5 (death via Annihilation Wave)
Annihilation: Ronan#1-2 (June-July, 2006) - Simon Furman (writer), Jorge Lucas (artist), Molly Lazer & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Last updated: 08/12/15
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