harrowbeast-sakaarHARROWBEASTS

Classification: Extraterrestrial (Sakaarian) fauna

Location/Base of Operations: At least the hunting grounds of Upper Vandro, Sakaar

Known Members: None identified

Affiliations: None known

Enemies: Angmo the First (Father Emperor), Axeman Bone, Yenrag

First Appearance: Skaar: Son on Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar#1 (November, 2008)

harrowbeast-sakaar-facePowers/Abilities: Harrowbeasts a large reptilian creatures covered with a thick hide, with presumably armored scutes running along the front of its chest and abdomen. They have a short-thick tail, and appear to travel on their back legs, with the smaller, shorter arms able to grasp and pick up ojects or beings, despite their thumb-spike not being mobile. A male harrowbeast can pick up an adult male, armored Imperial with one hand.

    Their heads are scaled, with prominent ridges. They have sharp, teeth of varying size and shape on both their mandibles and maxillae, and they have no visible external nasal structure. Their tongues are a blue-gray structure.

Traits: During the rutting (breeding period), the Harrowbeasts are especially savage, attacking outsiders. 

Type:  Bilaterally symmetric reptilian bipeds
Eyes
: Two (on head; solid red color seen, with a small pupil of the same color)
Fingers
: Three (including a semi-opposing thumb-spike)
Toes
: Unrevealed
Skin color: Purple
Average height: Approximately 12-15'

History:
(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1: The Imperials: History, Culture & Society (fb) - BTS / Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents – Savage World of Sakaar#1 (fb)) <552 Post (see comments)> - 
In the plains of Upper Vandro , a rutting harrowbeast encountered the Father Emperor alongside some of his soldiers, including Yenrag, while they were hunting. 

    In a vain effort to protect the much more powerful but now somewhat elderly Angmo, Yenrag stepped in the beast's path and was swiftly struck down. 

harrowbeast-sakaar-dead-profile    However, Axeman Bone, a powerful Imperial Prime who had escaped an order of death to all such beings then appeared and suddenly slew the Harrowbeast with an axe to the back. 

    After the creature collapsed to the ground, Axeman Bone explained that he just didn't want the monster killing Angmo I as that that was a privilege he claimed for himself. 

Comments: Created by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan, and Jason Paz.

    Harrow is a verb meaning to cause distress to, as well as noun referring to an implement with a heavy set of teeth dragged over ploughed land to break up clods, remove weeds, and cover seed (and a verb meaning to use a device for this end). Either definition fits fairly well...scary with a sharp set of teeth...

    The Sakaarian calendar system starts at the year of birth of the pldest known ancestor of the Father Emperor, Angmo I. The Gladiator Guidebook, published on Sakaar in 566 Post, took place shortly after the Hulk's arrival, which would make the encounter with the harrowbeast and Axeman Bone (and the death of Angmo Ias having taken place 14 years prior to that.

    This profile was completed 7/11/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Harrowbeasts should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Skaar: Son on Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar#1, story pg. 7, panel 2 (main image, mostly full);
            panel 4 (injured; tongue);
            panel 5 (collapsing/dying; front);
        g. 8, panel 1 (dead; profile)


Appearances:
Skaar: Son on Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar#1 (November, 2008) - Greg Pak (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)


First posted: 09/08/2021
Last updated: 09/06/2021

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