<or not...see comments>
Classification: Humanoid extraterrestrial race
Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed
Known Members: Skarla
Skarla was an ally of Century and the rest of the Broker's Bodyguard Cadre (Esh-Uta, Kerth, Kiwi, K'kkt, Onyx, Plisken, Skewer, Slug, many more); she was an unwillingly slave to the Broker;
Skarla was enemies with the Broker
First Appearance: Century: Distant Sons#1 (February, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Tall and lean, Draconians
appeared to be reptilian and may be poikolthermic ("cold-blooded," with
their body temperature and metabolism being directly affected by the
ambient temperature and becoming dormant in cold weather).
They appear to have some armored
scutes running up their back and front, as well as the lateral
(outside) surface of their arms. These skutes were presumably more
durable than her regular skin.
They have fins/ridges running from
their "eyebrow" ridges and running the around their heads continuously.
They have a second partial ridge on the back of their head inferior
(below) the the full ridge.
They may be able to change their skin color to some degree.
Traits: Skarla had combat skills that rendered
her desirable to the Broker as part of his Bodyguard Cadre...although
he also notes that he trained her...and she wasn't that proficient.
Type: Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid reptilian bipeds
Eyes: Two (on head; solid red color seen)
Fingers: Four (including opposing thumb)
Skin color: Green or blue (see comments)
Average height: Approximately 6'10"
(Century: Distant Sons#1 (fb) - BTS) - Skarla was enslaved by the alien Broker, who implanted her with Tyrmean brain parasites that he could use to kill them at will via his bracelet. As his slave, she served in his Bodyguard Cadre.
(Century: Distant Sons#1) -
Freed from the Broker's control, Skarla attacked the Broker with a
hand-blaster, but was apparently slain by a blast through her abdomen.
Comments: Created by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Jim Calafiore, Peter L. Palmiotti, Michael Marts, Nel Yomtov, Mark Gruenwald.
Skarla is introduced as "the
Draconian Skarla," but nothing else is stated about Draconians. She's a
relatively minor character in the story, and swiftly after being
liberated from the Broker's control, she attacked the Broker, missed
him with her blaster, and was taken out by a blast through her abdomen.
She was light green-skinned (with light blue-green skutes) in her first panel appearance, but she was light blue in other appearances. Her chest skutes are orange in her second and third panels, gray in her fifth, and somewhat darker blue or maybe purple in most of her appearances. In her final appearance, her chest skutes are actually lighter than the rest of her. With the exception of the orange skutes and her final apperaance, her head ridge color seems to generally match the skutes' color. Given the amount of variation in color and her reptillian nature, an ability to change color like a chameleon seems likely.
AFTER writing and posting this profile, it finally occurred to me that "THE DRACONIAN SKARLA" was quite likely just a descriptive term...as the surrounding character descriptions are..."soft-hearted Onyx...the gruff old Kiwi...sly Kerth the Skrull...and Skewer, grim, dangerous, volatile the Skewer."
Courtesy of the Merriam-Webster website:
Profile by Snood.
The Draconians should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Century: Distant Sons#1, pg. 7, panel 2 (Skarla; green form, face);
pg. 44, panel 2 (blue form, face/upper)
panel 4 (full)
Century: Distant Sons#1 (February, 1996) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Jim Calafiore (penciler), Peter L. Palmiotti (inker), Michael Marts (assistant editor), Nel Yomtov (editor), Mark Gruenwald (executive editor)
First posted: 06/03/2020
Last updated: 06/04/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com
Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
Back to Races