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Gladiator before his Brood infection

Gladiator's history is presumably similar to his Earth-616 counterpart's. Gladiator was the finest warrior of his home planet of Strontia and was chosen to lead and train the Imperial Guard. He was always demanding of his teammates. His latest charge was the Earthling Hyperion and saw Gladiator as a mentor.

After defeating the Shi'ar usurper Deathbird, the Guard went to investigate Deathbird's lair, Treasure World. When it was discovered that Deathbird had been experimenting on Brood parasites, they had already infected many of the Guard's members. Eventually, only Hyperion, Gladiator, and Oracle remained. Gladiator encouraged Hyperion to seal the entrance to Treasure World to keep the Brood trapped there, even though it meant leaving Gladiator and the rest of the Guard behind.[1]

Gladiator eventually became infected by the Brood and became a part of their hive mind. The Imperial Guard then escaped Treasure World and apparently infected the Shi'ar Empire, creating the Brood Imperium and turning the Shi'ar throneworld of Chandilar into their throneworld. Gladiator and the Imperial Guard were opposed by Hyperion and were banished to the Negative Zone. The Imperial Guard were able to escape along with other villains banished by Hyperion. They went to Cape Canaveral to steal a ship to get back to Chandilar, but they were stopped by Hyperion and once again banished to the Negative Zone.[2]

Powers and Abilities


Seemingly those of the Gladiator of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Gladiator of Earth-616.



Flight under his own power; formerly Majestor's Mercy

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