Real Name: Brrkk

Identity/Class: Possible human mutant? (see comments) (Distant Past)

Occupation: Gardener, protector

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Vnn

Enemies: Deviants

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unidentified garden paradise, prehistoric Earth

First Appearance: Avengers VII#26 (January, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: Brrkk was much more intelligent than a typical caveman of his time period. He was capable of thinking nearly on par to modern human beings.

He carried various crude tools on his back including a pickaxe, spiked club, a scoop with which he could hurl poisonous, barbed plant life, and various other bladed weapons. He was quite capable of using these weapons to fight.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

History: (Avengers VII#26 (fb) - BTS) - Around 1,000,000 B.C., caveman Brrkk, more intelligent than his other tribe members, ventured out on his own and took refuge in a garden alone. A short time later, a similarly intelligent caveman named Vnn also ventured to the same garden and Brrkk felt as if Vnn had saved him from going mad alone. The two soon became lovers and during a trip to the Fall Cave, Brrkk heard danger and suggested they never go near the Fall Cave again.

(Avengers VII#26 (fb)) - Some time later, Brrkk and his lover Vnn were exploring their garden when Brrkk noticed some bulbs wilting. After confirming that they had named the bulbs Mudd Bulbs due to their penchant for causing a sinus reaction when smelled, Brrkk asked how Vnn felt about the bulbs wilting and Vnn explained that they could chop up the bulbs and use them as a defensive weapon if another tusk dog came sniffing around their canyon. When Vnn suggested diverting water from the Fall Cave to save the wilting Mud Bulbs, Brrkk asked about their prior agreement never to go near the Cave again and Vnn admitted that only Brrkk had decided that. Brrkk then explained that the only thing he cared about more than anything else in the garden and Vnn jokingly asked if Brrkk meant the Rock Fruit. Brrkk sarcastically replied in the affirmative and Vnn expressed the wish that Brrkk would stop referring to himself as a caveman when he never belonged with the other cavemen to begin with. Brrkk agreed and thanked Vnn for saving him from that life before suggesting they go on towards the Fall Cave in order to save the Mud Bulbs.

Upon returning to the Fall Cave, Brrkk and Vnn began digging a trench for water irrigation but they were attacked by a group of Deviants, who desired the cavemen's garden for themselves. Ordering Vnn to get down, Brrkk savagely fought back against the Deviants, soon forcing them to flee. That night, Brrkk and Vnn realized they would have to leave their garden or be killed by the Deviants when they returned so the two embraced and, the following morning, the two decided to take the fight directly to the Deviants. Once at the Deviants' base, Brrkk professed his love for Vnn and promised to defend Vnn with every ounce of his being but the two were soon met by a large Deviant vehicle, which caused a cave-in. Buried under tons of rubble, Brrkk was killed while Vnn was pinned under a rock next to a dinosaur. Seeing the deceased Brrkk, Vnn tried to free himself to get to Brrkk, inadvertently touching the dinosaur and absorbing its Star Brand power. Vnn, as the newest Star Brand host, then focused his anger about Brrkk's death on the Deviants, who he slaughtered.

Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Dale Keown, Andrea Sorrentino, Joe Weems, Cam Smith and Craig Yeung.

Brrkk referred to himself as a caveman but he was clearly more intelligent than a typical caveman. It wasn't clear how he obtained his higher than normal intelligence but it was acknowledged in-story that he was smarter than his own tribe. Perhaps he was one of the first mutants, whose only ability was high intelligence vs. the normal of his time.

It's unclear when exactly Brrkk, Vnn and the other proto-humans of Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C. fit into Marvel continuity. Snood had this to say on the topic and he makes some good points regarding past Marvel history stories:
In the real world, Neanderthals were around like 100,000 to 40,000 years ago and Cro-Magnon starting around 40,000...or something like that. We've long had the society of Atlantis as the peak of ancient humanity's culture and technology circa 18,000 B.C. We've definitely had older societies on Earth and there are the various Elder Races that dominated further back, perhaps 100,000 B.C. or more. Even the Eternals and Deviants were created from very primitive man like 1 million years ago. Now with the whole Avengers of 1 million B.C., we've got all these people in the form of modern humanity existing at 1 million B.C. --Snood

Profile by Proto-Man.

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Avengers VII#26, p6, pan3 (Brrkk, main image)
Avengers VII#26, p12, pan4 (Brrkk, headshot)
Avengers VII#26, p10, pan4 (Brrkk defending Vnn from Deviants)

Avengers VII#26 (January, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Dale Keown (pencils), Andrea Sorrentino (pencils, inks), Joe Weems, Cam Smith, Craig Yeung (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 05/15/2020
Last updated: 05/17/2020

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