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DRO'GE FENU EDU

Real Name: Dro'ge Fenu Edu

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)

Occupation: Royal Priest of the Sciences

Group Membership: Head Priests of the Sciences of the Skrull Imperial Court

Affiliations: Emperor Dorrek VII, Siri, Queen Veranke, fellow science priests (Fry'lu, Galan, others)

Enemies: Illuminati (Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Professor X (Charles Xavier), Dr. Stephen Strange, Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie)), Illuminati clones

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Tarnax X;
   formerly Satriani

First Appearance: New Avengers I#40 (June, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Dro'ge has genius-level intellect in genetics, including cloning, reverse biological engineering from alien DNA and fusing new DNA to Skrull DNA to create super-powered hybrids. Dro'ge is a theoretician who engages in divergent thinking, dispassionately engaging in various scenarios with subjects to achieve scientific ends. Having gained access to the intellects, DNA and genealogy of Earth's premier humans, mutants and the Inhuman ruler, he has has access to (or even understanding of) quantum physics, extradimensional physics, mutant physiology, multiversal futures, magic and others. He possesses the abilities of the standard Skrull race, including shifting his shape for extended periods of time into any human or object.

Height: 5'4" (also variable in extreme cases)
Weight: 140 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

History:

(New Avengers I#40 (fb) - BTS) - At one point, the Earth-based Illuminati (Inhuman ruler Black Bolt, sorcerer Dr. Strange, armorer Iron Man, genius scientist/inventor Mr. Fantastic, mutant telepath Professor X and mutant seaman hybrid Sub-Mariner) were captured by the Skrulls and scientists extracted generous samples from them, permitting Skrull scientists to clone them and their thought processes.

(New Avengers I#44 (fb)) - On planet Satriani, Emperor Dorrek VII wanted to know how Skrulls could pass as human undetected to infiltrate and make war on humans. Head science priest Galan tried several scenarios but they resulted in failure, much to Dorrek VII's chagrin upon inspection. Scientist Dro'ge Fenu Edu suggested that only the Mr. Fantastic clone was needed for the information and the emperor made Dro'ge the Head Priest of the Sciences. Dro'ge developed new scenarios that tortured and killed successive clones until a subtle approach gained the valuable information.

(New Avengers I#40 (fb)) - Dro'ge told Dorrek VII of his work, including reverse biological engineering and other experiments. Impressed, the emperor ordered that the scientific work continue on another Skrull world, reporting only to him.

   Work continued with a brainwashed clone of Reed Richards surrounded by Skrulls mimicking the other three main members of the Fantastic Four in simulated environment, but Dorrek VII brashly killed the clone and insisted on another. Dro'ge's scientific work continued and expanded.

   Years later, Galactus destroyed the the Skrull throneworld and Veranke became leader. Dro'ge's work continued on Tarnax X and eventually he unveiled that he had created new Super-Skrulls with innate abilities mixed from several DNA samples of super-powered humans in the one Skrull, not the scientifically augmented ones of the Super-Skrull (Kl'rt). Both Veranke and Dro'ge saw the opportunities for a new super-powered army. Dro'ge also revealed that Skrulls could now pass as humans undetected, as long as they always maintained human form (although it was later found that they would revert to Skrull form once dead). Dro'ge next presented Siri, who had imitated Elektra on Earth. Dro'ge recommended that such humans with backgrounds little-known to the the wider human community would make ideal candidates for Skrull replacements as a pre-strike strategy; he presented a list of potential candidates. Veranke ordered that she be made part of this strike and was counseled to take on Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew).

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Cheung, John Dell.

Dro'ge also appeared in Spider-Woman Saga as part of a summary of her history as a flashback.

This profile was completed 09/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Dro'ge Fenu Edu has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
New Avengers I#40, 2nd reprint cover, text-free from p16  (main image)
New Avengers I#40, p5, pan4 (headshot)


Appearances:
New Avengers I#40 (June, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Jim Cheung (pencils), John Dell (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#44 (October, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Billy Tan (pencils), Matt Banning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Spider-Woman Saga (2009) - uncredited writer, various artists (reprint art).


First posted: 09/26/2021
Last updated: 09/27/2021

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