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Shapeshifting reptilian aliens from the Andromeda Galaxy, who have been engaged in a war with the Kree. They first came to mankind's attention when they framed the Fantastic Four, as a prelude to an invasion.


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In General

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  • Aliens Are Bastards: They are shapeshifting aliens who invaded Earth on several occasions, though they do have a Freudian Excuse. They were originally a pretty peaceful species who'd got over their violent days and went around uplifting species. Then they got to the Kree and the Cotati. To cut a long story short, the Kree attacked them out of jealousy over the Skrulls choosing the achievements of the peaceful Cotati over them, stole their technology, and kicked off the Kree-Skrull war.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Pretty much every Skrull is green, with the very rare exception.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Skrulls in general are this to the Fantastic Four.
  • Art Evolution: In their earliest appearances, the Skrulls were more bug-eyed. This gradually fell by the wayside.
  • Bald of Evil: Male Skrulls in their default form tend to be hairless. Female Skrulls, not so much.
  • Ditto Aliens: In a small burst of irony, Skrulls aren't big on individual appearances. The rank-n-file Skrull tend to look and dress exactly alike.
  • Divide and Conquer: Their favourite tactic is to use their shapeshifting abilities to get in somewhere and mess with their enemies heads. And that usually works out well. It's just once they're discovered that everything tends to fall apart.
  • Divided We Fall: During Annihilation, the Skrulls were too fractured to put up a decent fight against the Annihilation Wave, who tore right through them.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Galactus ate their homeworld a few years back (well, the 1980s in our world).
  • Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion: Several times, they've tried to invade mankind. The last time they gave it some serious effort, in Secret Invasion, even after years of planning and infiltration they still got their asses kicked - though it should be noted that that was a desperate remnant after Galactus ate their homeworld and the Annihilation Wave tore apart the rest, and they still came scarily close to succeeding.
  • Flanderization: Under the pen of Brian Bendis, during the events surrounding Secret Invasion, the Skrulls go from a polytheistic bunch to an entire race of The Fundamentalist, with no acknowledgement that this is out-of-character for them. Other writers at least have the characters noting this isn't their normal behaviour, with the Super-Skrull being outright disturbed by what's happened. The justification is that Empress Veranke's jihadist attitude has struck a chord with them after the events of Annihilation.
  • Forever War: They've been fighting with the Kree for an incredibly long time, but it's generally at a stalemate.
  • Galactic Superpower: One of the Big Three of the Marvel Universe, along with the Shi'ar and Kree.
  • Geek Physique: Non-military Skrulls tend to be short and gangly.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Female Skrulls mysteriously tend to look pretty good by human standards.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: Even after several millennia fighting one another, there are still the occasional Skrulls and Kree who have kids. Of course, with both empires being so big on genetic purity, they didn't tend to last very long. Now, a hybrid is ruling both.
  • Little Green Men: Their original appearance was this all the way. Then Kirby started drawing them taller.
  • Oh My Gods!: They usually curse by Sl'grt and Kl'byn.
  • The Remnant: The era between Secret Invasion and Realm of Kings treated the destruction of the battered Skrull fleet by the Inhumans as their final depantsing. They've gradually recovered their numbers since then.
  • Space Jews: As mentioned above in Flanderization, Brian Michael Bendis changed their characterisation to blatantly reflect Jihadi extremists, which creates some uncomfortable subtext for the Secret Invasion arc.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: Genetics-wise, they're great. A handful of scientists studying some samples they got from the Illuminati managed to fully crack the mutant genome, allowing them to make an entire army of Super-Skrulls.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From a Doylist view. The earliest Skrull appearance had their invasion forestalled by Reed Richards scamming them with comic books, before turning their four-skrull invasion force into cows. Not exactly a tremendous first showing, but they drastically increased in power and cunning over the years.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Their shapeshifting comes from Celestial tinkering. All modern shapeshifting Skrulls are descended from the Skrull Deviants, who managed to kill all the evolutionary competition (except the last Skrull Eternal, who joined the Skrull Deviant leader to become the two gods of the Skrull Empire).
  • Used to Be More Social: The early Skrulls were slightly more benevolent that they are in the here and now. Then they tried uplifting the Kree, which backfired tremendously.
  • Your Size May Vary: Kirby originally drew them short, scrawny, and bug-eyed, but later started drawing them with more human proportions. Since the original artist was inconsistent about it, later artists have had freedom to pick one version or the other. Of course, as they're a race of shapeshifters, this is probably a Justified Trope. Deciding on one's height in the morning is probably like a human choosing a shirt.

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    Emperor Dorrek VII 

Dorrek VII

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First Appearance: Fantastic Four #3

Emperor of the Skrulls, husband of R'Klll, father of Anelle and grandfather of Hulkling. The mastermind of the earliest Skrulls attempt to invade Earth.
  • Character Death: He dies when Galactus eats the Skrull throneworld.
  • Evil Is Petty: Masterminded repeated attempts to invade Earth or get back at the Fantastic Four for the previous failures.
  • King Bob the Nth: Seventh Skrull emperor to take the name of Dorrek Supreme.
  • The Napoleon: Dorrek's on the short side for an emperor. His incredibly large crown doesn't help, actually making him look smaller still.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He's not a frontline fighter, usually coordinating his schemes from the safety of his throne world.

    Empress R'Klll 

Empress R'Klll

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Alter Ego: R'Klll

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #206

Wife of Dorrek VII, mother of Anelle and the grandmother of Hulkling, she slew her husband to become Empress. She died when Galactus ate Tarnax IV. Or so it seemed.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Some of her dresses were quite open.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: She, alongside Quoi and Swordsman serve as the main antagonists of Empyre.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Using advanced technology, she impersonated the long dead Kree soldier Tanalth, taking her place as the Pursuer of the Kree Corps.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Empress of the Skrulls, and was willing to destroy the Alliance from within and use the Pyre to destroy the Cotati, even if it means killing all life on Earth to achieve it.
  • Gruesome Grandparent: Not only did she left her own daughter to die at Tarnax IV, she impersonated her grandson and intended to make him her Puppet King.
  • Have You Told Anyone Else?: R'Klll asked the scientists who helped her disguise herself as Tanalth whether anyone outside the room knows how she can disguise herself as a Kree. The head scientist says no, then actually asks why she said that. Cut to R'Klll walking out of the room having murdered the lot of them.
  • Offing the Offspring: R'Klll reveals how she survived Galactus eating the Skrull homeworld, explaining she had a teleportation device which she could have used to save herself and Anelle... but she couldn't be bothered, thinking it was less dangerous to save herself alone. Unsurprisingly, she's not tremendously guilty over leaving her daughter to die.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: R'Klll's attempt at playing Teddy is piss-poor. It doesn't fool Carol and Johnny Storm for a moment, and Wiccan only needs to look at a recording of her for an instant to know that he's not looking at the man he loves.
  • Walking Spoiler: Lots of important revelations involving her during Empyre.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: As Tanalth she arranged for some Kree troops to try and kill Teddy. Once they'd failed, she kills them to tidy up the loose ends.

    Princess Anelle 

Princess Anelle

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Alter Ego: Anelle

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #37 (April, 1965)

  • Good Princess, Evil Queen: She was a kind and compassionate woman, while her father was evil and her mother is a ruthless and callous bitch.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Captain Mar-Vell.
  • Missing Mom: Teddy Altman never got to know her.
  • Parental Betrayal: R'Klll, her own mother, left her to die when Galactus was going to devour their planet since she couldn't bother to teleport her with her without risking its destination.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long dead by the present day.
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    Super-Skrull 

Super-Skrull

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Alter Ego: Kl'rt

Notable Aliases: Invincible Man, Captain Hero, Bobby Wright, Warlord Kl'rt, Lon Zelig, Joshua Plague, Pointy-Ears

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #18 (September, 1963)

A Skrull warrior who was artificially augmented to get the combined powers of the Fantastic Four.


  • Abdicate the Throne: Steps down as Emperor of the Skrulls when Teddy Altman/Hulkling reclaims his birthright as Dorrek VIII, uniting both Kree and Skrull empires.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He has all of the F4's powers, plus his natural Skull biology. These powers were not directly taken from the targets, but the result of reverse engineering.
  • Anti-Villain: During Annihilation. He maims, tortures, kills and is just generally a total dick in his way to stop the Harvester of Sorrow.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: At the end of Infinity he is crowned Emperor of the newly restored Skrull empire.
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: His miniseries, given that he's a jerkass who isn't above using violence and torture to get what he wants, against the Annihilation Wave.
  • Broken Pedestal: During Annihilation, Kl'rt meets a Skrull engineer named R'kin who idolizes him. However, the more time they spend together, R'Kin's notions of Kl'rt being a noble hero are chipped away as he witnesses more of the Super-Skrull's ruthlessness and brutality. This culminates in R'Kin betraying Kl'rt to the Annihilation Wave for money.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After the events of Empyre, he's made the Skrull ambassador, with standing order not to kill anyone, as punishment for what he did. Teddy explicitly states that he's denying him a warrior's death.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While he can fly into a rage, he's overall pretty stoic and tends to take whatever is thrown at him unflinchingly. During the Annihilation storyline, he teleported into Reed Richard's lab to ask for assistance. Reed flips out the moment he sees him, locks the lab down, hits all the emergency alarms, and points an extremely lethal looking cannon at Kl'rt. Kl'rt doesn't react to any of this.
    Kl'rt: (looking at the cannon) You can destroy a moon with that. I'm flattered.
  • Elite Mook: To the Skrull Empire.
  • Enemy Mine: Ronan and Super-Skrull are usually villains but help Nova and the others defeat the Annihilation Wave. In fact, Ronan and Super-Skrull being on the same side counts as well; Kree and Skrulls hate each other.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely loved and cared for his son, and hauled serious ass to try and save him. Which didn't work. Doesn't apply for his daughter Jazinda, as there's very little love lost between them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: During Secret Invasion he finds his race becoming a bunch of religious fundamentalists disturbing.
  • Evil Is Petty: On occasion. The second time he went up against the Fantastic Four, he helped abduct Sue and Johnny's father, then pretended to be him pretending to be a crazed supervillain just to be a jerk. When Reed found out and got him sent home, the Skrulls returned Franklin with a bomb attached, as one last "up yours!"
  • The Gadfly: During Annihilation, Kl'rt loves making pithy comments at Ronan's expense every few seconds.
  • Green Lantern Ring: Kl'rt has all the powers of the Fantastic Four, although he uses them a little more...dangerously. Like stretching his arm so thin that it becomes like razor-wire and then cutting enemies in half with it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed himself during the Annihilation War by destroying an enormous organic warship. Comics being what they are, he came back before the event was even over.
  • Hero Killer: He accidentally beat Iron Fist to death (he believed he was a human teenager at the time). Danny got better.
  • Military Superhero: From the point of view of the Skrulls. Originally he was just a decorated soldier without superpowers (other than the minor shapeshifting that is the default for Skrulls), and his military experience is still an important part of his identity.
  • Mission Control: When working with the Guardians of the Galaxy, due to standing orders from his king that he can't fight, he instead coordinates the others.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Roughly speaking, he has two default characterizations, and this is one of them. When not written as The Starscream to the Skrull emperor, he is usually (and by startling contrast) a very loyal soldier and patriot who will put up with almost anything in his eagerness to serve the cause of the Skrulls.
  • No Respect Guy: Some Skrulls don't look too fondly on him, seeing him as an embarrassment after his many failures.
  • Pride: One of his defining traits is his personal pride.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He’s extremely proud of his race, and has a warrior mindset. Even when he’s The Starscream.
  • Redemption Equals Death: At the end of his Annihilation mini-series, although he gets better after a few months. He's hoping for this when Teddy calls him to account at the end of Empyre. Teddy has something more creative in mind, however.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: His first appearance had him sealed up inside a volcano. It was a few months before the Skrull Empire figured it was worth breaking him out.
  • Shapeshifting: Like all Skrulls, Kl'rt is a shape-shifter. Thus he has the ability to rearrange the molecules of his body at will into any form, shape or being perceived that he chooses. This allows him to imitate the appearance of any of the four members of the Fantastic Four, as well as their powers.
  • Super Soldier: The Skrull equivalent of this trope.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During Annihilation.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: By virtue of being a Skrull, a species where this is a natural ability.

    Power Skrull 

Paibok the Power Skrull

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Alter Ego: Paibok

Notable Aliases: Paul Barks

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #358 (November, 1991)

Paibok the Power Skrull was bionically re-engineered to posses more power than the Fantastic Four. A Captain in the Skrull empire that is relentless and ruthless.


  • The Bus Came Back: After not being seen since Annihilation, barring an alternate universe version popping up in New Avengers (2015), he returns as the Kree-Skrull Alliance ambassador during S.W.O.R.D..
  • Everyone Has Standards: He claims to detest violence for the sake of violence.
  • Hidden Depths: Paibok has shown himself to be well mannered and polite in non-violent situations.
  • Spikes of Villainy: While the Super-Skrull dresses almost like a regular Skrull soldier, Power-Skrull has many spikes in his outfit.
  • Superior Successor: Seen as this when compared to the original Super-Skrull.
  • Super Soldier: Just like Kl'rt, he's the Skrull equivalent of one.

    Skrull-X 

Skrull-X

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Alter Ego:

Notable Aliases:

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #204 (March, 1979)

A Skrull-shaped robot created to be the Super-Skrull's superior and successor.


  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Appeared in just three issues before being destroyed, never returning in over 40 years.

    Talos the Tamer 

Talos

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Alter Ego: Talos

Notable Aliases: The Tamer, The Untamed, the Tamed

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk #418 (June, 1994)

Talos is a Skrull warrior that was unable to shapeshift and was therefore shamed by his Skrull-peers.


  • Badass Normal: At least by Skrull standards, thanks to his inability to shapeshift.
  • Electronic Eyes: After losing it in combat, Talos exchanged his left eye for a cybernetic version of it instead.
  • Old Soldier: Skrulls age much slowly than humans, but he's still considered an older Skrull and remains pretty competent.
  • One Degree of Separation: Emperor Dorrekk VII was his nephew, making him great-great-uncle of Teddy Altman/Hulkling.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: Went from foes like the Hulk to Howard the Duck.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only known survivor of his squad that was attacked by Knull's Symbiote Dragons during Web of Venom: Empyre's End, since he doesn't know if Tarna escaped too.
  • Super Strength: Talos' genetic-defection has granted him superhuman strength. He possesses sufficient strength to lift in the 25-75 ton range.
  • Super Toughness: Along with his strength, his body is more durable than the average Skrull, allowing to engage in battle with the Hulk for a short time.

    Veranke 

Veranke

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Alter Ego: Veranke

Notable Aliases: Skrull Queen, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Sybil Dvorak

First Appearance: New Avengers #1 (January 2005)note  / New Avengers #40 (June 2008)note 

A Skrull royal who was exiled for her fundamentalist views, believing Earth was theirs by divine writ, who managed to take control after Galactus ate the Skrull homeworld. She masterminded the Secret Invasion, disguised as Jessica Drew.


  • Absolute Cleavage: As Queen, she takes to wearing some very sheer metal bustiers.
  • Big Bad: For Bendis' New Avengers up until Secret Invasion.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Norman Osborn shoots her with a raygun that makes her head explode like a ripe melon.
  • Catchphrase: "It is written" and "he loves you".
  • Don't Create a Martyr: Why Dorek VI didn't just kill her. She and her sect had enough popularity that killing her would've been more trouble than it was worth.
  • Evil Is Petty: As she reveals before the final battle in Secret Invasion, at least some of her motivation is because... Reed turned the first Skrull infiltrators into cows.
  • Fantastic Racism: She really hates humans, and finds taking human form disgusting.
  • Fatal Flaw: Arrogance. She underestimates mankind, thinking the Skrulls can divide them and once that's done they'll easily be rolled over. Turns out they cannot, and she gets herself and an awful lot of her already battered race killed.
  • Frontline General: She's not lacking for chutzpah at least. Despite knowing the risk, she insists she take the lead on the infiltration front.
  • The Fundamentalist: She was the leader of a Skrull monotheistic sect which wasn't popular during the days of the Kree/Skrull War. After Galactus nommed the throneworld, more and more Skrulls started flocking to her banner. Her entire drive to invade Earth is because of a religious belief that Earth belongs to them.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Wanda creating the House of M reality nearly caused her to pack the invasion plan in, because the sheer number of mutants made invading or infiltrating too impractical.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Give her her due, Veranke is pretty good at this. She manages to fool the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, HYDRA, and Doctor Strange, getting everyone worked up into a state of rampant paranoia, in-between letting situations she didn't have a hand in come to the boil and do her work for her.
  • Master Actor: No-one noticed she was up to something, not Nick Fury, Iron Man, or Wolverine. The one person who suspected anything was Black Widow. (Well, and the New Avengers, but by the time they did it was too late to do anything about it).
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Invokes it during her disguise as Jessica Drew, using her powers to get the Mighty Avengers out of a Doom forcefield, claiming it's a boost of her venom blast. Natasha Romanov is the only one to suspect this is BS.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Her plan to cause the Raft breakout inadvertently causes the Avengers to reform.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced just as the beginning of Secret Invasion (or unmasked, having been around since Secret War as Jessica Drew), apparently having been around since the days of the Kree/Skrull War, and in charge of the Skrulls as a whole since Galactus ate their homeworld.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Zigzagged. On the whole, she largely averts this, going to great lengths to not underestimate the Avengers, mutants, or Nick Fury. But she underestimates them as a whole, and thinks mankind will be perfectly okay when the Skrulls come in and take over. And her plan goes a little belly-up because she just didn't factor Black Widow at all.
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    Criti Noll 

Criti Noll

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Alter Ego: Criti Noll

Notable Aliases: Hank Pym, Yellowjacket

First Appearance: House of M #1

Criti Noll is the super skrull chosen to replace Hank Pym, Yellowjacket. Her position as Pym made her a key part of the Skrull Invasion.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Both her human and Hank Pym forms are blonde, and she's just as dangerous as most super-skrulls.
  • Gender Bender: Despite her default form being female, she masqueraded as a male for a long time and her clone even fathered a child with Tigra named William Nelson.
  • Giver of Lame Names: She devised the Ant-Man suit Eric O'Grady stole, nicknaming it G.I.Ant-Man. Tony Stark teased her about this.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The process Veranke's infiltrators use copies the minds of the people they're replacing exactly. In the case of Hank Pym, this also includes Hank's mental illness. By the time they get to Criti, Veranke warns her about it going in, and says she'll need to do some acting.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Several times in Avengers: The Initiative, Criti gets into situations that should get "Hank" killed, but apparently survives thanks to ingenious applications of his shrinking powers. Actually, she's using her Super-Skrull abilities to just dodge the attacks, and is annoyed no-one around her is even remotely suspicious about the flimsy claims.
  • Sizeshifter: Thanks to Yellowjacket's powers.
  • Super Speed: One of her powers.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Criti programmed in a little surprise in the Thor replicant Tony Stark made - if she's ever killed, then twenty four hours later the robot is set to go off, with all failsafes disabled, Criti banking on its hostility and raw power being a problem for anyone still standing.
  • You Have Failed Me: Veranke killed the original when it appeared they were questioning her orders of continuing the infiltration.

    Lyja 

Lyja the Lazerfist

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Alter Ego: Lyja

Notable Aliases: Alicia Masters Storm, The Lazerfist, Bridget O'Neil, Laura Green

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #265 (April 1984) note ; Fantastic Four #357 (October 1991) note 

See Fantastic Four Supporting Characters


    Jazinda 

Jazinda

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Alter Ego: Jazinda Kl'rt-Spawn

Notable Aliases: Jennifer Walters

First Appearance: She-Hulk Vol 2 #22 (December, 2007)

See She-Hulk


    Xavin 

Xavin

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Alter Ego: Xavin

Notable Aliases: Karolina Dean

First Appearance: Runaways Vol 2 #7

See Runaways Title Team


    Virtue 

Virtue

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Alter Ego: Ethan Edwards

Notable Aliases: Moral Man, the Tiller

First Appearance: Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #13

The son of a Skrull chief scientist, he was sent to Earth as an infant sleeper agent whereby upon reaching maturity he would conquer the planet for his race. But his upbringing and subsequent experiences of life and religion changed him for the better of this world.


  • Alliterative Name: Ethan Edwards. His original Skrull name is unknown.
  • Atrocious Alias: His first two aliases made pretty much everyone cringe.
  • Back for the Dead: After not being seen in 8 years, he returns for Web of Venom: Empyre's End, only to be one of the individuals assimilated by Knull's symbiote hive. He surprisingly is freed from the symbiotes by Emperor Hulkling and Wiccan.
  • Badass Cape: A green cape.
  • Captain Ersatz: Huh? Superman? Don't know what you mean. Nothin' remotely similar here, nosiree...
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Sure, he might be a Skrull who dresses in black leather, but he truly wanted to be a hero.
  • Flying Brick: Thanks to Skrull genetic engineering, not only he's much stronger than the average Skrull, he can also fly.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: His human form is blonde and he's one of the few truly heroic Skrulls, at least at first.
  • Hellbent For Leather: His second costume appears to be made of black leather.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Even after coming to terms with his Skrull identity, he still prefers his human form.

    M'lanz 

M'lanz

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Alter Ego: M'lanz

Notable Aliases: Sleeper

First Appearance: Venom: First Host #1

M'lanz was a Skrull intelligence officer sent to hunt down the Kree supersoldier Tel-Kar, who she had helped capture at the end of the Kree/Skrull War. Tracking Tel-Kar to Earth, M'lanz deduced that he intended to reclaim the symbiote he had used during the war — now going by Venom — and attacked Eddie Brock hoping to prevent Tel-Kar from reclaiming it. When Tel-Kar forced the Venom symbiote to rebond to him, M'lanz reluctantly teamed up with Eddie and Venom's latest spawn Sleeper, stopping Tel-Kar from unleashing a plague created to wipe out entire species.

M'lanz returned to the Skrull Empire, and in the wake of the war with the Cotati she was sent with a small squad — including fellow former symbiote host Tarna — to investigate a series of attacks on Kree and Skrull colonies at the edge of the galaxy, unaware that it was the work of Knull, the King In Black and god of the symbiotes.


  • An Axe to Grind: Her weapon of choice is some sort of halberd capable of firing energy blasts.
  • Back for the Dead: M'lanz, having not been seen since 2018's Venom: First Host, is brought back for the leadup to King In Black... where she's killed by the symbiote-possessed Virtue.
  • Defiant to the End: Refuses to let herself be bonded to another Symbiote, and is impaled by Symbiote Virtue as soon as she says so.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In Web of Venom: End of Empyre she's impaled by the symbiote-possessed Virtue after refusing to join them.
  • Not Love Interest: While she commented favorably on Eddie's muscular physique, she ultimately told him that she never wanted to see him again.

    Tarna 

Tarna

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Alter Ego: Tarna

First Appearance: Venom: Space Knight #2

See Venom: Supporting Characters

    H'rpra 

H'rpra

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Alter Ego: H'rpra

Notable Aliases: Mockingbird

First Appearance: Avengers West Coast #91 (February 1993)

A Skrull kidnapped Mockingbird and replaced her with a sleeper agent called H'rpra. She went through the Skrull Infiltration Ritual which gave her all of Bobbi's memories and abilities. She joined the West Coast Avengers when they were battling Alkhema and Ultron.
  • Retcon: Introduced to justify bringing Bobbi back from her actual death during Avengers West Coast. Up until Secret Invasion, it was actually Mockingbird who served in the West Coast Avengers and died.

    Kalamari 

General Kalamari

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First Appearance: Fantastic Four #358

A military and intelligence officer in the Skrull Empire, Kalamari signed off on Paibok's plan to replace the Fantastic Four's ally, Alicia Masters, with a spy, Lyja.
  • Badass Mustache: Stands out for being the only known Skrull who has facial hair in his default form. A twirly mustache to be precise.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent for 26 years, he reappears during Web of Venom: Empyre's End to rescue Talos the Tamer's escape pod.
  • Shout-Out: General Kalamari's name is a humorous reference to Admiral Ackbar, the Rebel leader from the Star Wars movie franchise, whose species is called Mon Calamari.

    Chrell 

Chrell

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Notable Aliases: Commander Chrell

First Appearance: Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1 (August, 2008)

"Always remember, when you face a superior opponent, learn their weaknesses. Exploit them. That is the Skrull way."

Former teacher in the Super-Skrull Training Program turned commander in the Skrull invasion force. A strong believer in the Skrull invasion, he aims to capture Teddy and Xavin, both runaway Skrull royals.


  • The Dreaded: Xavin is terrified of him, with good reason.
  • The Fundamentalist: He believes on the Skrull Queen and the Skrull invasion prophecy. Anyone who believes in other prophecies, specially the one about Teddy, should die.
  • Sadistic Choice: He gave Xavin from the Runaways the choice between killing Teddy or watch his fellow Runaways die.
  • The Sociopath: If him threatening to kill all the Runaways if Xavin didn't kill Teddy doesn't convince you of him being this, his willing to go Nova and kill everyone, including himself, will.
  • Training from Hell: His methods for training are quite ruthless.

    Nogor 

Nogor

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Alter Ego: The Talisman

Notable Aliases: Longshot

First Appearance: X-Factor Vol 3 #33

The representation of the Skrull Pantheon. He was the Arc Villain in a crossover between She-Hulk and X-Factor (2006) that tied into Secret Invasion.
  • Affably Evil: Nogor speaks in a rather measured and calm tone even when talking about taking over Earth.
  • Arc Villain: To X-Factor in the "Secret Invasion" arc.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: His power depends on his own conviction and religious belief. Darwin was able to defeat him by having greater faith in himself.
  • I Lied: Nogor disguised himself as Longshot, a person he knew Darwin trusted and lied that he would help him find Professor X. When Talisman's disguise is revealed, he confesses that he has no idea where Professor X is and only said that to deceive Darwin.

Alternative Title(s): Skrulls

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