Classification: Semi-humanoid-insectoid extraterrestrial race
Location/Base of Operations: Presumably in relative proximity to the original location of the Red Hole of Dargalla
Known Members: None identified;
Enemies: Dargallan race, Omegex
First Appearance: Hulk#29/2 (March, 2011)
Powers/Abilities: The Kryihd were not shown to have any particular superhuman abilities.
They were able to impode one of
their own planets and steer this toward the creation of the Red Hole,
which absorbed life force rather than mass and energy, eventually using
these energies to create the Omegex.
Traits: Little is known of the Kryhid beyond
the fact that they warred against the Kryihd and that when faced with
destruction, they were willing to risk anything to destroy their foes.
Type: Radially symmetric semi-humanoid-insectoid hexapods
Eyes: Two (on head; eye color not seen)
Fingers: None (limbs tapered to a single point)
Skin color: Red orange
Average height: Unrevealed
Other distinguishing features: The Kryhid have an insectoid segmentation to their lower bodies with a more humanoid torso and head, somewhat like an ant-human version of a centaur.
It is unclear whether the Kryihd
had nasal or oral openings on their face. They had hair on their heads,
but only on the backs of their heads, mimicking human male pattern
baldness...with a mullet.
(Hulk#29/2 (fb) - BTS) - Two vast civilizations nearly as old as the Watchers, the Dargallans and the Kryihd, were at war.
After aeons (see comments), the Kryihd fell.
In desperation, the Kryihd approved a weapon they had considered unthinkable.
They imploded one of their own
planets, thus creating the engine of destruction that would become the
Rather than pulling in matter, however, the Red Hole only pulled in life force, combining and restructuring it until a critical limit was reached.
That dynamo would ultimately eject the Omegex: Imprinting on the target species, the Omegex could find its natives anywhere in the universe. There was no escape from this living weapon, as it found every offspring of its enemy and killed until that species was obliterated.
The Omegex vanquished the Dargallans, but they managed one last sabotage: The Dargallans altered the Red Hole, where the Omegex was to return and be deconstructed. Instead, the process began anew, and in a few eons it built a new Omegex, that wiped out its original creators, the Kryihd.
Seeking to limit the threat of the Omegex but not
willing to destroy the Red Hole altogether, the Watchers instead
relocated the Red Hole to a location beyond the known galaxies where
energy accumulation would take much longer.
(Hulk#28/2 (fb)- BTS / Hulk#29/2) - Seeking vengeance on the Red Hulk (Thaddeus Ross) for having physically struck him, Uatu the Watcher traveled to the region of the Red Hole of Dargalla, leading the forming Omegex to sense the Hulk's energies and travel to Earth in order to destroy him.
Comments: Created by Jeff Parker and Ben Oliver.
Aeon is just a fancy spelling of
eon, which often is used to reference a long period of time for
exaggeration of comedic effect, but it does specifically mean 1 billion
It's possible the Kryihd indeed warred for a billion years, or it could just be hyperbole...
Profile by Snood.
The Kryihd should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Hulk#29/2, pg. 4, panel 3 (main image);
panel 4 (destruction of Kryihd planet);
panel 6 (Omegex in Kryihd form)
Hulk#29 (March, 2011): second stories: Jeff Parker (writer), Ben Oliver (artist), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First posted: 08/09/2019
Last updated: 08/09/2019
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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