Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Presumably human mutate (see comments)
Group Membership: Defenders of the Deep (Andromeda/Andromeda Attumasen, Bloodtide, Echidna, Manowar, Namor the Sub-Mariner/Namor McKenzie, Orka, the Piranhas, Tiger Shark/Todd Arliss)
Affiliations: Defenders of the Deep
Enemies: Avengers (Black
Panther/T'Challa, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Carol
Danvers, Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes, Iron Man/Tony Stark,
She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson), the Winter Guard
(Chernobog, Crimson Dynamo/Dmitri Bukharin, Darkstar/Laynia Krylenko,
Perun, Red Widow, Ursa Major/Mikhail Ursus, Vanguard/Nikolai
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Earth's oceans
First Appearance: Avengers VII#9 (December,
Powers/Abilities: King Crab has powers similar
to those of an actual crab, including a superhumanly durable (able to
resist the intense pressures of the ocean), exoskeletal shell covering
most of his body and a giant crab-like pincher for a hand. He is
capable of breathing underwater and presumably has enhanced vision
allowing him to see in the murky depths of the ocean.
Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Avengers VII#9) - After recruiting
several undersea superhumans including King Crab, King Namor informed
the grouping that war had been declared on the surface world and that
King Crab and the others assembled were to be the oceans' version of
the Avengers, which Namor dubbed the Defenders of the Deep.
(Avengers VII#10) - King Crab and the other Defenders
of the Deep were sent to Hydropolis to enforce the rules of Namor
despite Hydropolis being a research facility. Despite the scientists'
insistence that Hydropolis was peaceful, King Crab grabbed several
scientists with his pincher and hurled them away. The Avengers were
soon called in to defend Hydropolis and despite Namor's orders to the
Defenders' Piranhas to back away from the scientists, Captain America
hurled his shield into the Piranhas to force them away. Announcing that
Captain America drew first blood, King Crab prepared to fight and when
Orka called dibs on She-Hulk, King Crab admitted that he wanted to beat
She-Hulk. Orka responded by telling King Crab to shut up and kill Thor
and King Crab reluctantly agreed to attack Thor, promising to cut into
the She-Hulk battle when he was finished. Grasping Thor in his pincers,
King Crab listened as Thor remarked on how he wasn't sure whether to
bludgeon or eat King Crab, responding that he would do both to Thor.
Russia's Winter Guard soon entered the fray as well and Ursa Major
began grappling with King Crab before the Avengers and Winter Guard
started fighting amongst themselves.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and David Marquez.
King Crab's origin was never revealed though my guess
is that he is a human mutate of some sort since he seems fully capable
of speaking English fluently. I would imagine if he was a crab that
mutated to humanoid stature, he would not have picked up English so
Profile by Proto-Man.
King Crab has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers VII#10, p5-6, pan4 (King Crab, main image)
Avengers VII#10, p5-6, pan3 (King Crab, headshot)
Avengers VII#9, p20, splash page (King Crab hunched over)
Avengers VII#9 (December, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), David Marquez (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#10 (January, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), David Marquez, Ed McGuinness, Frazer Irving, Adam Kubert, Andrea Sorrentino (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 01/23/2020
Last updated: 01/23/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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