Real Name: Gur
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Lion-People of Ligra) semi-humanoid (see comments)
Group Membership: Ducky Dozen (Battlestar/Lemar Hoskin, Blazing Skull/Mark Todd, Kurt "Breeze" Barton, Dragoon, Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, Dynaman/Lagaro, Eternal Brain (see comments), Flexo, Howard the Duck, Red Raven, Taxi Taylor) - see comments
Affiliations: A.R.M.O.R. (Alternate Reality Monitoring and Operational Response), Suffragists of Earth-12591 (Columbia, Libertas, Miss America/Madeline Joyce, Riveter/Roz/Rosalind), Zephyr Zog of Earth-12591
Enemies: Zombies of Earth-12591;
(after being turned into a zombie): Howard the Duck
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
perished during mission to Earth-12591;
formerly Ligra, Reality-616
First Appearance: Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1 (July, 2012)
Powers/Abilities: As one of the Lion-People of
Ligra, Dragoon presumably possessed superhuman strength (enhanced human), speed, and reflexes.
His olfactory (smell) and auditory
(hearing) senses are likely enhanced; his nocturnal vision is likely
enhanced, while his color vision is likely diminished.
He had sharp claws and fangs.
Majestic in social interaction, he was savage in combat.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 7'')
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 360 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (likely amber; see comments)
Hair: Yellow or light orange fur with a light brown to strawberry blond mane (see comments)
(Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1 (fb) - BTS) - Learning that the Nazi zombies of Earth-12591 had neared completion of a cross-dimensional battleship (Valhalla's hammer) with which they planned to invade and infest/infect/conquer Earth-616, ARMOR gathered a number of agents to destroy the battleship and thwart the Nazi zombies' plot.
Battlestar and/or Howard the Duck apparently gathered Blazing Skull, Breeze Barton, "Dum Dum" Dugan, Dynaman, Eternal Brain, Flexo, Red Raven, Taxi Taylor, Dragoon of the Dragon-Men of Ligra, and Gur (see comments).
(Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1) - After Howard introduced Dugan to the group, Gur put his hand on Dugan's shoulder and told him, "It is good to have you in our pride. The will now go well."
After Red Raven commented that women and war zones didn't mix, Gur advised him, "Do not doubt the predatory skills of a lioness, little bird. And there is no fiercer creature than a mother protecting her cubs."
Gur and the rest of the Ducky
Dozen then entered a ship, which Taxi Taylor transmitted to
They were almost instantly
attacked by cannons firring zombies, and Gur originally mistakenly
thought they were firing body parts.
Despite a warning from Battlestar,
Gur was struck by a zombie, and he roared in pain as the zombie bit
into his neck.
Though Gur swiftly tore apart the zombie, he swiftly became a zombie himself.
As Gur turned towards his
teammates, noting them to be prey, Howard dropped kicked him out of the
plane, and he fell toward the ground far below, noting "Ruination."
Comments: Created by Frank Marraffino and Mirco Pierfederici.
We know nothing next to nothing about Gur, but I like to think that he is the descendant of the human Queen Nara and one of the Lion-People whom she took as a lover...possibly Gor. However, there is nothing to support (or contradict) that he is anything more than 100% lion-person.
The fact that Gur worked alongside
Dragoon may indicate that the Dragon Men and Lion-People are no longer
enemies...or it may not...
Gur's eyes were never clearly shown. The look dark. Terrestrial lions have amber eyes.
Gur's hair color is clearly shown,
but I'm fairly color blind. So I asked my wonderful wife, Wendy, for
the color of his fur and mane, and that's what she told me.
Beyond Howard, Battlestar, and Dugan, the other nine members of
the Ducky Dozen either were from or based on characters who appeared
during the first year of Timely Comics.
However, some of the characters who were supposed to be the originals had significantly different histories than had previously been documented (Eternal Brain, for example), so some or all of them may have been alternate reality counterparts.
Given the involvement of A.R.M.O.R., that's a really easily explanation.
Earth-12591 Loki arranged for Hitler to consume the death spore flower (allegedly plucked from Hel) that transformed him into zombie, plague spread throughout Nazis, who won World War II and then to Asgardians collectively when an Odinsleep deprived Odin investigated and was bitten. Nazi Zombies sought to invade Earth-616, ultimately foiled/destroyed by Ducky Dozen. Marvel Zombies Destroy #1 (2012)The leonine Gur reminds me of the mnemonic device "LEO the lion says GER": Lose Electrons = Oxidation; Gain Electrons = Reduction
Profile by Snood.
Gur should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1, story pg. 10 (mostly full, knees up, front-facing);
pg. 11, panel 1 (full, lateral);
panel 5 (face, lateral, close-up);
pg. 16, panel 1 (bitten);
panel 2 (slaying zombie);
panel 5 (zombie);
pg. 17, panel 1-2 (kicked out of craft and falling)
Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1 (July, 2012) - Frank Marraffino (writer), Mirco Pierfederici (artist), Jake Thomas (editor), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)
First posted: 03/30//2020
Last updated: 05/17/2020
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