R'Klll was a Skrull empress who came from the House of T'Ryss. The eldest daughter of the previous emperor, she reluctantly married Dorrek VII after he killed her father to take his place. Both were planning to kill each other at some point. During the Skrull war with Xandar, the fighting got close to Dorrek's flagship, prompting him to order its return to Tarnax IV. Disgusted at the emperor's cowardice, R'Klll assassinated him with a shot in the back. Taking control of the Skrull Empire, she ordered a discreet withdrawal from Xandar and ended the war.
During the Dark Phoenix crisis, the Shi'ar Majestrix Lilandra consulted both R'Klll and the Kree Supreme Intelligence as to what action to take regarding the current host of the Phoenix Force, Jean Grey. Upon learning that Captain Mar-Vell was dying from an untreatable cancer, she sent a Skrull representative to honor him with the Skrull royal medal of honor.
She and the Supreme Intelligence agreed to end the Kree-Skrull War based on the months long fight on Earth's Moon between the Skrull operative Raksor and the Kree operative Bel-Dann, who were originally assigned to observe the honor duel between the X-Men and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard to determine Jean Grey's fate. A mission against the Fantastic Four by a team of X-Men imposters (Super-Skrulls) was approved by the empress.
When Galactus appeared in Tarnax IV to consumed it, R'Klll was ready to die with her world when her daughter, Anelle, revealed to her that her secret son with Mar-Vell was alive somewhere safe. With her hope of having the galaxy united in her grip renewed, R'Klll used the translocation device in her crown to teleport away from the dying Skrull throneworld, leading all to believe she had perished with her daughter and billions of other Skrulls.
Tanalth the Pursuer
In order to infiltrate the Kree Empire and make it strong again, R'Klll sought the help of some Skrull scientists who developed an experimental technology capable of masking their DNA. They gave the empress the form of a Kree prisoner of war long dead called Tanalth, allowing her to mimic her strength, speed, and DNA. She killed the scientists soon afterwards, as they were the only ones who knew about the experimental technology and her survival. As Tanalth, R'Klll returned to Hala and was eventually promoted to Pursuer for her alleged accomplishments.
After the death of Korath, she became the new leader of the Pursuer Corps. In the wake of the Galactic Council's fight against the Builders along with the Avengers, the Supreme Intelligence saw other galactic empires were growing, and fast. He tasked Tanalth with the recovery of a powerful Kree artifact which had been lost on Earth since World War II. Those responsible for its fracture into three pieces and further disappearance were the heroes Human Torch, Bucky Barnes, and Namor.
After recovering two of the three pieces, Tanalth confronted the Human Torch in Blaketon. Using a special machine, she recovered the information of the location from him. The Torch kept fighting Tanalth, and was almost killed, until Captain America and the Winter Soldier arrived. Tanalth fought them until she was alerted that, based on the information recovered from the Human Torch, the final part of the Gods' Whisper had been recovered, for which she left the scene.
When the reformed Invaders arrived at Hala in order to rescue Namor and stop the Kree from using the Gods' Whisperer, the Pursuer Corps ambushed the heroes and captured them and observed as the Supreme Intelligence forced them to fight Ikaris until she realized the Winter Soldier had fled the scene. Tanalth pinned down the Winter Soldier and proceeded to chase him across Hala. Unbeknownst to her, the Winter Soldier was merely distracting her as the rest of the Invaders subdued the Pursuer Corps and the Intelligence, the latter being deactivated by a virus downloaded into his computer by Captain America. When the Winter Soldier brought Tanalth back to the place of the fight, she was forced to help the Invaders recover the Gods' Whisperer so the Supreme Intelligence would be brought back by Cap. The Vision had already found the Whisperer, and Tanalth was forced to watch as the Invaders returned to Earth.
Tanalth took control over the Kree Imperium and helped in uniting it with the Skrull Empire to form the Alliance. Captain Glory, however, discovered that Tanalth was actually R'Klll in disguise, trying to influence her grandson Teddy Altman. Instead of exposing her outright, he pretended to work with her since he believed Teddy was too soft due to his upbringing on Earth. In actuality, he wanted to wait until the war with the Cotati Empyre was over to expose her, so he could fracture the Alliance. He let her imprison Teddy and pretend to be him, but exposed her after the Omni-Wave Projector created hate between the Kree and Skrull by broadcasting memories of the Kree-Skrull War. Valeria and Franklin Richards reversed its effects by telling them to let go of the past and fight for the future together. This caused Glory to develop guilt and reveal the one pretending to be Teddy was R'Klll. After the war ended, R'Klll was afterwards incarcerated for her crimes. After Teddy married Wiccan, he interrogated his grandmother who warned him about Earth's inevitable betrayal.
Skrull-clothing: R'Klll wears Skrull-clothing, which alters as she changes shape and size.
Inhibitor Mask: During her battle against her grandson, Teddy was able to remove the mask that had been put on his face to block his shapeshifting powers and put it on R'Klll's blocking her own shapeshifting power.
Skrull-Transport Ships: R'Klll frequently used the advanced warp-drive starships of the Skrull-military.
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