SLIZZIK

Real Name: Slizzik

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (possibly, see comments)

Occupation: Super Hero

Group Membership: Part of the composite monster Smasher (Aegis, Hi-Vo, Mekara, Scragg)

Affiliations: Elsa Bloodstone, Gloria Clark, Damage Control, H.E.R.B.I.E., Deanna Kawade, Minouru Kawade, Kid Kaiju (Kei Kawade), Pildorr the Plunderer, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Dum Dum Dugan, others);
formerly Fireclaw

Enemies: Animax (Blake Schiel), Awesome Android, Maximillian Frankenstein, Intelligencia (Leader/Sam Sterns, Mad Thinker/Julius, Mr. Sinister/Nathaniel Essex, M.O.D.O.K. 2.0), Lady Hellbender, Leviathon Mother, Leviathons, Mole Man (Harvey Elder), Poisons (Fin Fang Foom, Thanos, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The terraformed island of Mu

First Appearance: (Referenced, unnamed, unseen) Monsters Unleashed II#4 (April, 2017); (seen, named) Monsters Unleashed II#5 (May, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: A massive giant dragon monster, Slizzik is capable of flying, slashing with his massive claws, picking up prey with his feet, and breathing flame. Though incredibly intelligent and capable of understanding intricate science, Slizzik was unable to communicate in anything but roars until Moon Girl and Kid Kaiju designed a device that allows Kei to speak with the dragon. Slizzik may have originated on an alien planet or may be a creation of Kid Kaiju. Slizzik is a component of the composite monster Smasher, which is at times assembled by Kei Kawade to battle larger threats. Slizzik has lost some of his own strength when Kid Kaiju's confidence suffers.

Height: 32'
Weight: 120,000 lbs.
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None

History:
(Monsters Unleashed II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Kei Kawade, an Inhuman child who used the name Kid Kaiju and who had the power to draw monsters and summon them from anywhere in the universe, began drawing original monsters, but he never finished them.

(Monsters Unleashed II#5) - During a battle with the Leviathon Mother, Kei finished drawing several original monsters, bringing them to life, including Mekara, Fireclaw, Scragg, Hi-Vo, Aegis, and Slizzik. They battled the massive alien beast and Fireclaw was soon killed. Kei then turned the other five monsters into one giant composite monster, Smasher, and used it to defeat the alien. The five monsters soon accompanied Kei and his parents, Minouru and Deanna Kawade, and Elsa Bloodstone to the terraformed island Mu to live, where they would be under the supervision of S.H.I.E.LD. and Damage Control.

(Monsters Unleashed III#1) - Slizzik and the others helped Kei defeat Animax in Salt Lake City. Back on Mu, they heard Gloria Clark of Damage Control scolding Kei. Later, they interacted with his instructor H.E.R.B.I.E. before Leviathons under the control of the Mole Man attacked a tanker at the coast of Texas.

(Monsters Unleashed III#2) - During the fight with the monsters, Slizzik roared with fury. Kei's monsters soon realized that Kei and Elsa had been kidnapped by Mole Man. Soon, S.H.I.E.L.D. approached, determined to contain Slizzik and his friends.

(Monsters Unleashed III#3) - Slizzik roared in frustration, then the monsters were shrunk down to small size by Pym Particles (by Dum Dum Dugan) and contained aboard the Helicarrier. Kei then summoned the smaller monsters to his location, where he was being held by the Intelligencia (with the Awesome Android).

(Monsters Unleashed III#4) - Slizzik and the others provided counsel to Kei as the Intelligencia tried manipulating him. When Lady Hellbender and Elsa Bloodstone fought, the monsters were freed, and they attacked the villains despite their small size, with Slizzik breathing fire on Mad Thinker. Kei summoned Pildorr the Plunderer to aid as the fight resolved, then he restored his monsters to their giant size. He combined the monsters into Smasher, then rushed back to Mu to fight a composite Leviathon monster.

(Monsters Unleashed III#5) - Smasher defeated the composite monster, then Scragg and the others defeated the individual Leviathons. The monsters then joined Kei in defeating the Intelligencia, with Kei riding on Slizzik's back. They later taunted Dum Dum Dugan for being small.

(Monsters Unleashed III#6) - Slizzik and the other monsters helped stop a nuclear reactor from exploding in Japan, and focused on saving civilians.

(Monsters Unleashed III#7) - Slizzik began wondering about their origins, and she told the others of her memories, and Slizzik, able to be understood by Aegis, wondered if the reason they hadn't vanished like Kei's other summoned monsters was because their mission wasn't complete yet. The monsters were summoned by Kei and Elsa to the Savage Land to battle the Poison Fin Fang Foom, but they were swiftly overwhelmed as they realized their powers were weakened.

(Monsters Unleashed III#8) - Kei summoned the real Fin Fang Foom to battle the Poison one, and soon he restored his monsters to full strength when his confidence returned. The Poison Foom was killed, and the monsters returned to Mu. The monsters began to realize that they were connected to Kei in ways they couldn't understand.

(Monsters Unleashed III#9) - Slizzik slept on Mu. Later, Kei and Scragg brought giant bees back to live on the island.

(Monsters Unleashed III#11 - BTS) - Kei got the idea to contact Moon Girl so she could build him a device that would allow communication with Slizzik and Hi-Vo.

(Monsters Unleashed III#12) - Kei took Slizzik and Hi-Vo to New York City, where they romped with Devil Dinosaur in Central Park. Moon Girl used a device, involving sonic projection and idiomatic real-time translation that helped Kei communicate with the dragon, who immediately understood the science behind the device. Miss Mech attacked the monsters with giant robots, and Slizzik, Hi-Vo, and Devil did their best to hold them off, but Slizzik found them resistant to fire. Slizzik caught a falling Kei and helped him realize which robot Miss Mech was piloting, and they soon allied with the young woman. Later, Kei regrouped with his monsters back on Mu.

(Venomized#3) - Kei summoned Slizzik and the others to New York City to aid in a battle against the invading Poisons.

(Venomized#4) - Kei had Slizzik and the others stand against the Poison Thanos.

(Venomized#5) - Slizzik and the others saw Scragg fall before the Poison Thanos, though Scragg was later revived in a miniature form. As the battle ended, the monsters returned to Mu and began rebuilding their lives.

(Marvel Monsters II#1) - Kei summoned Slizzik and the others to an island where they battled the monsters of Maximillian Frankenstein.

Comments: Created by Cullen Bunn and Adam Kubert.

Some of the details about Slizzik were revealed initially in an interview by Cullen Bunn about the Monsters Unleashed event. While Mekara and Scragg are shown to have memories of their origins before being summoned by Kei, Slizzik isn't shown to have anything; it is hinted that these monsters are all aliens, but they may be original creations by Kawade.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Slizzik has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Monsters Unleashed III#1, p12, pan1 (main)
Monsters Unleashed III#1, cover (face)
Monsters Unleashed III#4, p15, pan1 (shrunken, breathing fire)


Appearances:
Monsters Unleashed II#4-5 (April-May, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Adam Kubert (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#1-3 (June-July, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), David Baldeon (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#4 (August, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), David Baldeon, Ramon Bachs (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#5 (September, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Ramon Bachs (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#6 (October, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Andrea Broccardo (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#7-8 (December, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), David Baldeon (artist), Darren Shan (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#9 (January, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Francesco Gaston (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#10 (February, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Bachan (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#11 (March, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Alex Arizmendi (artist), Christina Harrigton (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#12 (April, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Alberto Alburquerque (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Venomized#3 (June, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Venomized#4 (June, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Kevin Libranda (penciler), Scott Hanna, Livesay (inkers), Devin Lewis (editor)
Venomized#5 (July, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Marvel Monsters II#1 (October, 2019) - Cullen Bunn (writer0), Scott Hepburn, James Stokoe, Nick Bradshaw, Becky Cloonan, Jacen Burrows, Clayton Crain, Eduard Petrovich, Gerardo Zaffino, Michael Allred, Stephanie Hans, Juan Jose Ryp, Superlop (artists), Jake Thomas (editor)


First Posted: 11/14/2020
Last updated: 11/14/2020

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