DR'AZIM racedrazim-planet-p15-pan4-people

Classification: Semi-humanoid extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Planet Dr'azim (see comments), unidentified star system, unidentified galaxy

Known Members: None identified

Affiliations: On some level Deadpool (Jack/"Wade Wilson"), Tiamat;
    formerly Messiah (S'met'kth);

Enemies: Messiah (S'met'kth);
    on some level Deadpool (Jack/"Wade Wilson"),
Tiamat;

First Appearance: Deadpool III#23 (December, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: The Dr'azim people are semi-humanoid bipeds with hair on their heads as well as paired antennae, which presumably facilitated communication or at least their sensory abilities.

    The antennae are somewhat ornate, although it is uncertain if this is natural or added artistically.

    The antennae may indicate they are somewhat insectoid, while their hair and their females appearing to have the equivalent of human breasts would make them more likely mammalian. Perhaps they are similar to the insectovorids of Kalilkak in the Microverse.

    They appear to have a three-dimensional gem-like structure of unrevealed significance on their foreheads (reminiscent of both Adam Warlock's soul gem and the bindi of Hindu or Jain women, although placed an inch or two higher).

    They have technology sufficient to design a signal able to reach beings in space and/or on other planets.

Traits: The Dr'azim are a society living in cities, wearing clothing, and seeking interaction with other races. 

drazim-planet-p15-pan6-eyes&antenna-closeupType:  Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid (possibly insectoid) bipeds
Eyes
: Two (on head; it is difficult to tell much about their eyes, as most close-up seems to show a reflection of what they are watching; however, they appear to have no visible irides)
Fingers
: Four (plus opposing thumb)
Toes
: Unrevealed
Skin color: Green
Average height: Unrevealed (they did not appear to be exceptional short or tall, but they are not pictured alongside anyone of known height, so their actual size is impossible to identify)

History:

(Deadpool III#23 (fb) - BTS) - Apparently seeking contact with other races, the Dr'azim people constructed a large discoid structure to send out signals across space.

(Deadpool III#23 (fb) - BTS) - For 300 years, the Dr'azim people have prepared for the arrival of S'met'kth, the Messiah, and the promise of peace and total bliss that would follow in its wake.



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(Deadpool III#23) - The Dr'azim people rejoiced at the approach of S'met'kth, and the entire planet soon shared a moment of ultimate joy and unity, a moment that would last forever.

    Hours after S'met'kth's arrival, he/she/it departed, while the people of Dr'azim experienced transcendental bliss, their minds united in perfect harmony but lacking independent thought and free will.




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(Deadpool III#25 - BTS) - Tiamat's weapons allowed Deadpool to apparently slay S'met'kth, who collapsed to the desert floor, but its body was never found.

(Deadpool III#25) - Across the universe, those affected by S'met'kth (those who hadn't yet perished from failure to feed or take care of themselves; including the Dr'azim) regained their free will...some of them breathed a sigh of relief while others were crushed beneath the unbearable burden of free thought and responsibility.

Comments: Created by Joe Kelly, Walter McDaniel, Whitney McFarland, Alp Altiner, and John Livesay.

    They are called "the Dr'azim people" and their planet is called "the Dr'azim planet." It's a little nebulous, but I think both count as the race and planet's names.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The
Dr'azim should be distinguished from:


Dr'azim planet


drazim-planet-orbit - DpIII#23, pg. 15
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   A planet in an unidentified solar system and galaxy, it is home to a race/society seeking to communicate with others.


     This race apparently sought to commune with the Messiah (S'met'kth) for 300 years.

     While the people rejoiced at S'met'kth's arrival, they were left in a mindless state of bliss until S'met'kth was apparently destroyed by Deadpool.


--Deadpool III#23 (25

Note: Obviously the planet has a ring, which appears to be composed largely of orbiting rock. Anything beyond that is purely speculative.
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images: (without ads)
Deadpool III#23, pg. 1, panel 2 (full planet image, without S'met'kth);
          panel 4 (disc close up);
       pg. 15, panel 3 (planet, S.met'kth approaching);
          panel 4 (pre-bliss excitement);
          panel 6 (eyes and antennae ornamentation);
       pg. 25, panel 1-2 (leaving Dr'azim with people blissed);
          panel 3 (blissed closeup);
    #25, pg. 36-ish, panel 3 (released from S'met'kth's control)


Appearances:
Deadpool III#23 (December, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Walter McDaniel (penciler), Whitney McFarland, Alp Altiner, John Livesay (inkers) Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#25 (February, 1999) - Joe Kelly (writer), Walter McDaniel (penciler), Whitney McFarland, Rodney Ramos, Walden Wong, Scott Elmer and Scott Koblish (inkers), Paul Tutrone (assistant editor), Matt Idelson (editor)


First posted: 02/23/2021
Last updated: 02/24/2021

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