- —Pip the Troll[src]
Pip was born on a planet named Laxidazia. He was born into royalty as the 260th in line for the throne. He had an interest in art and spent much of his time drawing portraits of the night sky.
On one such idea, he found a group of Laxidazian trolls, who were considered a subspecies and degenerates to be shunned by the others. After a long night of drinking with them, Pip awoke to find that he had gained the characteristics of a troll. Their liquor was in fact enchanted with some type of altering quality. Although he tried to hide it, his transformation, as well as his trollish behavior, caused him to be exiled.
Adam Warlock and Infinity Watch
He spent time in various bars and seedy places. When the Magus' forces came to Laxidazia, they ordered the destruction of all trolls. Pip was captured and placed on a ship designated for those to be executed. There he met Adam Warlock and the two staged a rebellion to escape. They became allies during Warlock's fight against the Magus.. After the Magus was defeated, the two briefly parted ways.
Pip's mind was destroyed by Thanos, but Warlock placed him into his Soul Gem and along with Gamora he was eventually reformed in a new body. Pip was a loyal and valued member of the Infinity Watch.
Later, Pip searched for Warlock (who had been in hibernation) at the request of Thanos, who was searching for a way to deal with the Thanosi. Pip also helped Thanos and Galactus against the entity known as Hunger. As thanks, Thanos had him thrown out with the trash. Pip returned to working with Gamora and Adam Warlock.
Pip somehow came into debt with the goddess Hela, but her brother Agamemnon secretly gave Pip a magical pendant that clouded Hela's senses and allowed him to morph into a human form. Equipped with it, Pip was able to escape the Inferno Club, but, in exchange, Pip would have to infiltrate X-Factor Investigations and keep Agamemnon caught up on Wolfsbane's pregnancy.
With the pendant, Pip went to New York City, where he spent his time partying in bars and clubs. Meanwhile, Hela, under the guise of "Halja", hired X-Factor Investigations to find Pip. James Madrox and Theresa Cassidy found Pip at a local pub and inadvertently alerted Hela to his location by removing the amulet. Realizing that they had just handed someone over to the goddess of death, Madrox and the other felt extremely guilty and headed to Las Vegas to save him.
With help from Thor, X-Factor battled Hela's undead army from Niffleheim and rescued Pip. After his rescue, Pip insisted on repaying X-Factor by working as their secretary. And when Wolfsbane's child was approaching, he warned his master as discussed.
As the rest of the team went after Wolfsbane, who had run away, Pip stayed behind, hoping no one would notice. Layla Miller, who wasn't easy to deceive, tried to find out what he was keeping secret, but Pip told her it would have to remain a mystery.
During his pursuit to quit smoking by moving away from any galaxy with cigarettes, Pip crossed paths and joined the Ravagers, a band of mercenaries led by Yondu Udonta. The Ravagers became tangled with a group of refugees from a species that possessed the natural ability to materialize their prayers into diamonds, helping them move from planet to planet to evade Chargazel's Raiders, and they eventually settled on Ego the Living Planet. The Asgardians of the Galaxy stumbled into the Ravagers shortly before the Raiders caught up with them. Both teams worked together to repel the Raiders, and parted ways; the Ravagers remained on Ego while the Asgardians continued their way.
Powers and Abilities
- Teleportation: After possessing the Space Gem and its cosmic powers, Pip became imbued the ability to teleport himself and others over vast distances.
- Global Locationing: Pip can also locate any individual, anywhere.
- Superhumanoid Strength: After his resurrection, Pip's new body had gained superhumanoid strength. It is estimated that he can lift around 10 Tons.
With the Thor's Hammer Pendant:
- Metamorphosis: While wearing the pendant, Pip could morph into a human form.
- Undetectability: While wearing the pendant, Pip could not be located magically by Hela and possibly others.
Hacking: Pip admitted to being capable of hacking into the Avenger's files to look into She-Hulk's file.
Pip originally possessed a level of strength equivalent to that of a male troll of the same height, physical age, and build who engaged in moderate regular exercise. After his resurrection, Pip's new body had gained superhumanoid strength. It is estimated that he can lift around 10 Tons.
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