ceffyad-the-righteous-god-skewered CEFFYAD the RIGHTEOUS

Real Name: Unrevealed 

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial god

Occupation: God

Group Membership: Apparently the Idoidea Swarm Collective;

Affiliations: Blessed-of-Litters, Hadith the Omen-Maker, other unidentified gods conquered by the Skrulls;
    formerly worshipped by unidentified race/planet;
    presumably it was only a remnant/memory of Ceffyad that served the Skrulls, Kly'bn, and 
Sl'gur't, but there's some affiliation there, anyway.

EnemiesAmadeus Cho, God Squad (Ajak, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Demogorge/Atum, Hercules/Heracles/Alcaeus, Snowbird/Narya), Kly'bn, Skrull armies, Sl'gur't

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of OperationsSkrull Dreamtime;
    possibly formerly an extraterrestrial world and/or a dimension associated with such a world

First Appearance(Seen as a statue, mentioned): Incredible Hercules I#118 (August, 2008);
    (fully seen, identified): Incredible Hercules I#119 (September, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Ceffyad is an insectoid being with membranous wings, chitinous armor (with enlarged shoulder plates), and multi-faceted eyes. 

    He/she/it was noteworthy for using his razor-sharp proboscis (see comments) to lance the thoraxes of unbelievers.

    As a god, he/she/it likely had an extended lifespan and other abilities.

Height: Unrevealed (Ceffyad seemed to be at eye-level with the 6'1" Ajak, but Ceffyad may or may not have been flying to accomplish this)
Weight: Unrevealed (difficult to estimate given unrevealed height and composition)
Eyes: Unrevealed (everything was a shade of green in the pictures...possibly yellow, green, or black)
Hair: None

(Incredible Hercules I#118 (fb) - BTS) - The razor-sharp proboscis of Ceffyad the Righteous once lanced the thoraxes of unbelievers for the
Idoidea Swarm Collective. Ceffyad once stood for the highest aspirations and the noblest values of his world (see comments).  

    The Skrulls eventually conquered
the Idoidea Swarm Collective and its god(s), and Ceffyad the Righteous was displayed in an "endless" row of vanquished idols in every chapel to Kly'bn the Skrull Eternal on every Skrull ship and in every shrine to Sl'gur't of the Infinite Names on every imperial slaveworld.

(Incredible Hercules I#118 (fb) - BTS) - Over time, Ceffyad the Righteous became the cultural carcass of its own massacred worshipers, forgotten by all except the conquering Skrulls themselves.

(Incredible Hercules I#118 - BTS) - When several heroic gods banded together as the God Squad in an attempt to destroy the Skrull gods, the Eternal Ajak, who had learned of Skrulls' conquering of various gods from the cosmic Celestials, reminded his teammates that if they failed in their quest, their heads would join those of Ceffyad and many others on the the dusty shelves of Skrull temples. ceffyad-the-righteous-god-profile

(Incredible Hercules I#119 (fb) - BTS) - Ceffyad's shattered remains were sent to the Dreamtime dimension, where they orbited the palace of Kly'bn and Sl'gur't alongside the remains of the absorbed pantheons of 978 pat and present worlds conquered by the Skrulls.

(Incredible Hercules I#119) - When the God Squad arrived at Kly'bn and Sl'gur't's palace in Skrull Dreamtime, they were stunned to see the remains of Ceffyad and the thousands of other conquered gods orbiting the palace. 

    As the God Squad's presence at the palace became known, the remains of Ceffyad the Righteous, Blessed-of-Litters, and numerous other gods seemed to spring to life and attack the God Squad. 

    Ceffyad specifically engaged Ajak, but was defeated when Mikaboshi extended a claw through his/her/its chest. 

Comments: Created by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Rafa Sandoval and Roger Bonet.

    In relation to an insect, an proboscis typically refers to an elongated sucking mouthpart that is usually tubular and flexible. That being said, it looks like one of Ceffyad's mandibular projections straightens out to be his/her/its weapon.

Profile by Snood.

should be distinguished from:

Idoidea Swarm Collective

(Incredible Hercules I#118 (fb) - BTS) - The razor-sharp proboscis of Ceffyad the Righteous once lanced the thoraxes of unbelievers for the Idoidea Swarm Collective.

(Incredible Hercules I#118 (fb) - BTS) - The Idoidea Swarm Collective was wiped out by the Skrulls (see comments).

(Incredible Hercules I#119) - When the God Squad arrived at Kly'bn and Sl'gur't's palace in Skrull Dreamtime, Ceffyad specifically engaged Ajak, who acknowledged him as "Ceffyad the Righteous...of the Idoidea Swarm Collective."

-- Incredible Hercules I#118

Note: I had assumed the
Idoidea Swarm Collective to be the race that worshipped Ceffyad rather the race/pantheon of which he was a part. I don't think the statement in Incredible Hercules I#118 is clear one way or the other, but Ajak referring to him "of the Idoidea Swarm Collective" seems to imply that he is part of that Collective, rather than being worshipped by it. For example, Thor was worshipped by portions of humanity, but he is not "of humanity."
     Again, it's not 100% clear.

     Regardless of whether the Idoidea Swarm Collective was the worshipping race or the worshipped pantheon, they were apparently wiped out by the Skrulls.

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Incredible Hercules I#118, p1, pan3 (statue of Ceffyad);
    #119, story pg. 11, panel 3 (Ajak blasting Ceffyad);
        pg. 12, panel 1 (Mikaboshi skewering Ceffyad)

Incredible Hercules I#118 (August, 2008) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Bonet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hercules I#119 (September, 2008) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Benet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)

First posted03/06/2022
Last updated: 03/06/2022

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