Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Presumably human mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Terrorist

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 Krylenko, Vostok)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Earth's oceans

First Appearance: Avengers VII#9 (December, 2018)

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)
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

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 easily.

Profile by Proto-Man.

King Crab has no known connections to:

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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

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