Real Name: Laz
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)
Occupation: Would-be conqueror
Group Membership: A group of Skrull invaders (Bl'rt, an unidentified Skrull)
Affiliations: Groot, Mantron, Numinus, Rocket Raccoon
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Groot I#1 (August, 2015)
Powers/Abilities: Laz is a shape-changing Super-Skrull, who can use the powers of the original Fantastic Four, including invisibility (including force bubbles), generation and control of fire, super-strength (with rocky Thing fists), and stretching limbs. Laz seems to lack some control of his shape-changing abilities, automatically taking on the form of aliens around him. Laz also seems to have some memory loss issues.
Height: Unrevealed (5'9"; by approximation, malleable)
Weight: Unrevealed (150 lbs.; by approximation, malleable)
(Groot I#1) - Laz, Bl'rt, and their Skrull friend posed as identical Earth humans and picked up a stranded Rocket Raccoon and Groot in space. As they casually sought to get intel on Earth's defenses, Laz accidentally shifted his form into that of Groot, and then a Groot/Rocket combination, exposing their nature as Skrulls. Bl'rt and the others let Rocket and Groot go as they expressed their disappointment in Laz.
(Groot I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Skrulls set a goal to conquer Earth, and put Laz in charge of navigating them there.
(Groot I#4) - Laz, Bl'rt, and one more Skrull attacked Groot and his ally Mantron, on what they thought was Earth, but they quickly realized that Laz had guided them to the planet Earfk. Seeking something to conquer, the Skrulls willingly joined Groot and Mantron in battling their foe, Eris, who had captured Rocket Raccoon. On their way, they met Numinus. When they arrived on Eris' base, the Skrulls used their human forms to try and distract the aliens, but Laz again exposed them when he accidentally changed shape again. The allies all rushed to fight Eris and her forces, but Groot was seemingly destroyed and the others, including the Skrulls, were captured.
(Groot I#5) - Bl'rt and the others were placed in a chamber, where Eris planned to execute them, but the chamber wouldn't work, so Eris activated an electric charge in the collars the captives wore, causing them pain. Groot, now in his baby form, fought to save them, so the guards gathered around with drawn guns, and Laz shocked himself and the others by manifesting flame powers, revealing his nature as a Super-Skrull. In the end, Groot grew to giant size, and Mantron sacrificed itself to defeat Eris. As the others departed, the Skrulls chose to commandeer Eris' ship, but they promised not to try and invade anyone.
Comments: Created by Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger.
Bl'rt is never clearly identified among the Skrulls and they all look the same.
This profile was completed 6/15/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Chadman.
Laz has no known connections to:
(Groot I#1) - Bl'rt and other Skrulls, including Laz, posed as humans and picked up Groot and Rocket Raccoon in space. The Skrulls sought to get intel on Earth's defenses before they were exposed as Skrulls and rushed away.
(Groot I#4) - Laz led the Skrulls in a plan to conquer Earth, but they accidentally ended up on Earfk, where they ended up allying with Groot and Mantron in fighting their enemy, Eris. After allying with Numinus, they rescued Rocket Raccoon, but they were all soon captured.
(Groot I#5) - Bl'rt and the others were nearly executed before they were rescued, and Laz revealed his powers as a Super-Skrull during the following fight. When Eris was destroyed, the Skrulls kept her ship, and they promised not to invade any other planets.
--Groot I#1 (Groot I#1, 4, 5
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Groot I#5, p9, pan1 (main)
Groot I#1, p10, pan1 (posing as humans)
Groot I#5, p9, pan5 (Laz on fire)
Groot I#5, p7, pan1 (group of Skrull, with Bl'rt)
Groot I#1 (August, 2015) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Groot I#4-6 (November, 2015 - January, 2016) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
First Posted: 09/19/2021
Last updated: 09/18/2021
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