HSKELON race

hskelon_race-diecut-mainClassification: Humanoid extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Planet Hskelos, unidentified system, unidentified galaxy

Known Members: Duran, Salba

Affiliations: Die-Cut (Czorn Yson), G-Force (Daniel Jones), the Time Guardian

Enemies: Cyberdrones

First Appearance: Die-Cut vs G-Force#1 (November, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: The Hskelon did not demonstrate any superhuman abilities.

    They had advanced-looking buildings, but apparently no interstellar travel and little in the way of weapons development.

     They had access to holotechnology and presumably some sort of wireless search engine technology.

Traits: The Hskelon were a peaceful people who focused on arts such as music, poetry, and love.

Type:  Bilaterally symmetric humanoid bipeds
Eyes
: Two (on head; solid green color seen)
Fingers
: Four (plus opposing thumb)
Toes
: Unrevealed (presumably five)
Skin color: Gray to light purple
Average height: Unrevealed (only a pair of kneeling young girls were shown in relationship to Die-Cut, who hasn't had official stats given; nonetheless, they seemed about the size of humanity, so approximately 5'10")



hskelon_race-diecut-assaulted2hskelon_race-diecut-building-skylineHistory:

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Hskelons lived a peaceful existence on their planet, Hskelos, enjoying their self-imposed solitude from the horrors of life on other parts of the galaxy in favor of the gentler arts: Music, poetry, love.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#2 (fb) - BTS) - The mechanical race known as the Cyberdrones, who attacked and slaughtered and/or assimilated worlds of organic life, sought a a device known as the Activator, which would be linked the the Primary Artefact (sic), a gestalt bomb, amplifying its powers one thousand fold, so it could enslave an entire world to serve the Cyberdrones.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1 (fb) - BTS) - Under unrevealed circumstances, the Activator came to be worn as a necklace by Hskelon female Duran.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Cyberdrones were driven to invade Hskelos and to attack the Hskelons, completely surprising the peaceful people and overwhelming them with their emotionless assault and their unmatched skills of warfare.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Primary Artefact apparently manipulated Die-Cut into seeking the Activator.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1) - Via his psythe, Die-Cut emerged on Hskelos, and his hatred of mechanized life (due to his own race, the Ganalons, engaging in a centuries-long war against cyborgs) led him to attack the Cyberdrones.

    Huddling behind rocks or wreckage, Duran told her friend Salba of Die-Cut's history. Drawn to the Activator amulet around her neck, Die-Cut used his psythe to cut it off of her. While the Activator informed Die-Cut it would obey his orders, Die-Cut opened another space-time portal, took the Activator and fled.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#2) - Aided by Die-Cut, the newly empowered G-Force destroyed the Primary Artefact and the Cyberdrones.

Comments: Created by John Freeman, John Royle, and Tim Perkins under the Marvel UK imprint.

    It is unrevealed whether the destruction of the Cyberdrones was complete and/or timely enough to save the Hskelon.

    This profile was completed 04/11/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Hskelons should be distinguished from:


Hskelos

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Home to the Hskelon, it was in an
unidentified system in an unidentified galaxy

As the Hskelon remained on the planet
, Hskelos was spared from the violence and chaos of other worlds...until the arrival of the Cyberdrones, who attacked relentlessly. Hskelos and the Hskelon suffered greatly under the Cyberdrone attack. It is unrevealed whether the destruction of the Cyberdrones at the hands of G-Force was complete and/or timely enough to save Hskelos.

--
Die-Cut vs G#1
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Duran




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(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1 (fb) - BTS) - Under unrevealed circumstances, the Activator came to be worn as a necklace by Hskelon female Duran.

(Die-Cut vs G-Force#1) - Alongside her friend Salba (and like most of her people), Duran fled helplessly as the Cyberdrones attacked. When Die-Cut arrived and began slaughtering the Cyberdrones, Duran denounced Die-Cut as a madman. Accessing an existing database, Duran showed Salba holographic images of Die-Cut and revealed his history, considering that knowing what he had become must shame all thinking creatures.

    Drawn to the Activator amulet around Duran's neck, Die-Cut used his psythe to cut it off of her as she screamed in terror; Die-Cut futilely tried to reassure her that unnecessary killing wasn't his game.

     While the Activator informed Die-Cut it would obey his orders, Die-Cut opened another space-time portal, took the Activator and fled.

--Die-Cut vs G#1

Note: Duran and Salba are seen in the second image (the left-sided one) in the main profile, fleeing as Die-Cut engaged the Cyberdrones.







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Salba

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(hskelon_race-diecut-salba-faceDie-Cut vs G-Force#1) - Alongside her friend Duran (and like most of her people), Salba fled helplessly as the Cyberdrones attacked. When Die-Cut arrived and began slaughtering the Cyberdrones, Salba considered that the berserker, although speaking in riddles, was saving them.

    Duran showed Salba holographic images of Die-Cut and revealed his history, considering that knowing what he had become must shame all thinking creatures, but when Die-Cut approached, drawn by the Activatorhskelon_race-diecut-salba-full device Duran inexplicably wore as a necklace, Salba feared he had heard her.

    Die-Cut used his psythe to cut the Activator off of her and claim it.

     While the Activator informed Die-Cut it would obey his orders, Die-Cut opened another space-time portal, took the Activator and fled.

--Die-Cut vs G#1

Note: Duran and Salba are seen in the second image
(the left-sided one) in the main profile, fleeing as Die-Cut engaged the Cyberdrones.




images: (without ads)
Die-Cut vs G-Force#1, pg. 1, panel 1 (Hskelos from orbit);
          panel 2 (Hskelos assaulted from space);
          panel 3 (Hskelos assaulted on surface);
          panel 4 (Hskelon fleeing from assaults)
       pg. 2, panel 2 (Duran and Salba fleeing as Die-Cut engages Cyberdrones);
       pg. 3, panel 1 (
Duran and Salba hiding/discussing as Die-Cut engages Cyberdrones);
          panel 2 (Duran's holo-device);
          panel 3 (Duran; Salba covering face);
          panel 4 (Salba, full body, distant);
          panel 5 (Die-Cut slicing Activator off of Duran's neck)


Appearances:
Die-Cut vs G-Force#1-2 (November-December, 1993) - John Freeman (writer), John Royle (pencils), Tim Perkins (inks), Stuart Bartlett (editor)


First posted: 09/29/2021
Last updated: 09/28/2021

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