Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Terrestrial dinosaur (tyrannosaurus rex) (Distant Past)

Occupation: Protector

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: The Kree (see comments)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unidentified location on prehistoric Earth

First Appearance: Avengers VII#26 (January, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: As a tyrannosaurus rex, the Starbrand had superhuman strength equivalent to its size and a thick, durable hide that granted enhanced durability.

After being imbued with the Starbrand's power, the dinosaur was capable of expelling stellar energy from its mouth and was compelled to protect Earth by the Starbrand itself. The Starbrand also appeared to grant the tyrannosaurus a vastly extended lifespan, allowing the dinosaur to survive over tens of millions of years, well past the seeming extinction of other dinosaurs.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Glowing orange
Hair: None

History: (Avengers VII#26 (fb)) - When an asteroid hit the planet Earth sixty-six million years ago, awakening Earth's inherent Starbrand power, the Starbrand located a small tyrannosaurus rex and imbued it with the Starbrand's power. Becoming the protector of what was left of prehistoric Earth, the new Starbrand defended Earth from an alien Kree invasion (see comments).

Sixty-five million years later, circa 1,000,000 B.C., prehistoric men Vnn and Brrkk were buried in a rock slide while battling Deviants and the surviving Vnn found the Starbrand tyrannosaurus rex buried in the rubble. Attempting to move the dinosaur aside to get to Brrkk, Vnn inadvertently touched the Starbrand on the dinosaur's chest and its power was transferred from the deceased dinosaur into Vnn, who became the new Starbrand.

Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Dale Keown, Andrea Sorrentino, Joe Weems, Cam Smith and Craig Yeung.

It was not clear if the dinosaur was actually dead when Vnn found it in the cave in. It's very possible that it was still alive thanks to the Star Brand but unable to free itself. When the power transferred to Vnn, however, the dinosaur likely did die.

Since the Kree only became a starfaring race after their disastrous first contact with the Skrulls one million years ago, how could any of them be around to battle the dinosaur Starbrand? Either they somehow reached Earth more than 1,000,000 years ago or the dinosaur Starbrand actually survived for at least some (hundreds of) years after 1000000 BCE. -- Donald Campbell
Maybe they were time-traveling Kree? One of the Kree DID look a lot like Ronan the Accuser... --Proto-Man

Profile by Proto-Man.

Starbrand (dinosaur) has no known connections to:

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Avengers VII#26, p4-5, splash page (Starbrand, main image)
Avengers VII#26, p3, pan4 (Starbrand being transformed)
Avengers VII#26, p3, pan3 (Starbrand, pre-transformation)
Avengers VII#26, p14, pan4 (dead Starbrand dinosaur as Vnn attempts to move towards Brrkk)

Avengers VII#26 (January, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Dale Keown (pencils), Andrea Sorrentino (pencils, inks), Joe Weems, Cam Smith, Craig Yeung (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 05/13/2020
Last updated: 05/15/2020

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