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SAV'RKK

Real Name: Sav'rkk

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial hybrid (Skrull/Shi'ar) cyborg

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: M'kraan leadership, several Galadorians (names unrevealed)

Enemies: Bahamut Crime Syndicate, Skreet, Yondu Udonta (Earth-616), Yondu Udonta (Earth-691 (future)), Zhala and her guards, his targets

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in intergalactic space

First Appearance: Yondu I#1 (January, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: Sav'rkk is a Skrull/Shi'ar hybrid with enhanced durability and quick healing from small wounds, even surviving briefly in space, He has excellent hand-to-hand combat skills. His Skrull physiology dominates but he demonstrates no standard Skrull shapeshifting abilities. Injured at some point, he initially had a detachable weapon replacing his right forearm; this could fire lethal blasts, a grappling hook and had a sharp extended blade capable of penetrating hardened surfaces plus electronic devices such as galactic location identifier. He appears to have other implants (that may serve as enhancements) and has blue blood. He can ably fly a spaceship. Later exposure to the cosmic Herald's Urn restored his right arm. A gambler and chaos-driven, he is relentless and murderous in seeking to achieve his mercenary work.

Height: 7' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: Gray plumage, right side of head only

History:

(Yondu I#1 (fb) - BTS) - M'kraan leaders sought to create a new M'kraan Crystal using the priceless Herald's Urn, which had the power to restore and destroy on a cosmic scale, reflecting the user's nature. The M'kraan initially hired the Ravagers to acquire the Urn, but the freebooters were slain before Yondu Udonta's arrival, leaving the Urn in his hands. So the M'kraan hired the savage Sav'rkk to retrieve the Urn and he took up Yondu's trail.

(Yondu I#1) - Sav'rkk went to Yondu's apartment on Eyefelle 66 and killed the guard after finding out Yondu had fled off-planet.

(Yondu I#2) - Sav'rkk landed on planet Contraxia shortly after Yondu. He bullied a street stallholder into a potentially lethal gamble. This brief encounter was mystically observed by a concerned Yondu Udonta (future Earth-691), who had traveled back in time to help his ancestor, and he soon met Yondu-616. Sav'rkk savagely pursued Yondu-616, slaying many, including Yondu-616's ex-girlfriend Zhala, who ran a club on Contraxia, but not before Zhala put Yondu-616 in touch with crimelord Skreet as a buyer for the Urn. Finding the two Yondus, Sav'rkk attacked. Both Centaurians were overwhelmed and Yondu-616 opened the cosmic Urn in defense, unleashing cosmic energies.

(Yondu I#3) - The Herald's Urn transported the two Yondus and the severely injured Sav'rkk to the planet Galador, long thought destroyed. The two Yondus wandered off, unaware of Sav'rkk, who was attended to by Galadorians. The Skrull hybrid quickly healed and agreed to keep Galador's slow revival a secret due to its survival sowing a small seed of chaos in the universe. Sav'rkk caught up with the Yondus, but they escaped with the Urn and fled in a spaceship.

(Yondu I#4) - Yondu-691 helped Yondu-616 start to reclaim his noble Centaurian heritage. Meanwhile, Sav'rkk had recovered his spaceship and found them, brutally striking again. Yondu-616 used Centaurian Yaka arrows to distract Sav'rkk from delivering a fatal blow to Yondu-691.

(Yondu I#5) - Sav'rkk instead attacked Yondu-616, so Yondu-691 used the Urn; Yondu-691's good nature released power that restored Sav'rkk's arm. With the mercenary distracted, the Yondus pushed him into space. The Yondus thought it best to deliver the Urn to Skreet's Bahamut Crime Syndicate to end the deadly pursuit, but at the meeting place on Anthos, the sudden arrival of Sav'rkk and a contingent of M'kraan soldiers led to a deadly battle between all involved. The Yondus decided not to let the Urn fall into anyone else's hand and sought to escape with it. Sav'rkk stopped them with a gun; Yondu-691 took the blast intended for Yondu-616 and fired a dozen Yaka arrows at the mercenary. Both Sav'rkk and Yondu-691 apparently died. Yondu-616 refused to use the Herald's Urn to resurrect anyone, knowing his nature may have dire results.

Comments: Created by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, John McCrea.

Sav'rkk appears to be a weakened Skrull, but may indeed be a Skrull/Shi'ar hybrid. He is asked in issue #2 if he was half Skrull, half Strontian and he responds with "Shi'ar". That may have been a dismissive remark to a stranger as he looks nothing like Shi'ar, but it's more likely he was identifying the other half of his genetic background. Given his character, I'm not sure why he'd identify himself to a complete stranger.

The M'kraan race are also known as the Scy'ar Tal race.

This profile was completed 12/29/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Sav'rkk no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Yondu I#2, p16, pan5 (main image)
Yondu I#1, p20, pan3 (headshot)
Yondu I#5, p2, pan8 (arm restored)


Appearances:
Yondu I#1 (January, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Yondu I#2 (January, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Yondu I#3 (February, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Yondu I#4 (March, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Yondu I#5 (April, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)


First posted: 09/17/2021
Last updated: 09/16/2021

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