The Super-Skrulls are the elite shock troops, infiltrators, and special operatives of the Skrull Empire. Super soldiers who have been given super powers, usually those of Earth's heroes but also that of other aliens (e.g. Shi'ar Imperial Guard or the Silver Surfer). Originally their powers were technological in nature (e.g. cybernetic implants) which simulated those powers, but eventually the Skrulls were able to give the Super-Skrulls those super powers at the genetic level. Super-Skrulls can be Skrull warriors who volunteered to undergo the enhancement to become Super-Skrulls. They can also be lab-grown clones who were "born" as Super-Skrulls.
The Skrull Empire deploys the Super-Skrulls individually or in squadrons that can be dozens strong. Assignments given to Super-Skrulls have included protecting Skrull worlds, serving as front-line combat shock troops, as doppelgangers of superheroes, or as sleeper agents. The size of the Super-Skrull force is unknown but in the Skrull invasion of Earth, thousands of Super-Skrulls were deployed in New York City alone. Super-Skrulls are trained at special facilities, such as the "War-Moon" orbiting Tarnax IV which was destroyed along with the throneworld by Galactus and the multiple training centers on Tarnax VII which were destroyed by the Kree Starbrand a decade after the invasion of Earth.
The Skrull warrior (and future emperor) Kl'rt the Super-Skrull was the first Super-Skrull, the original and greatest of all the Super-Skrulls. He was given technological enhancements to simulate the powers of the Fantastic Four. Kl'rt was sent to conquer Earth and ended up being more than a match for the Fantastic Four but ultimately failed in his mission.
In the aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War, several of Earth's greatest super heroes who recently formed the Illuminati went to the Skrull throneworld to warn the Skrulls to stay away from Earth. The heroes were captured and confined by the Skrulls who tortured them, downloaded from their brains all their knowledge, and took their DNA samples.
The Chief Scientist Granok in his attempt to recreate the lost gene of the Warskrulls experimented on Skrull Mutants, and used the gained knowledge to create a comprehensive personality matrix which allowed infiltrators to survive even genetic testing and telepathic examination. The Head Priest of the Sciences, Dro'ge would use Granok's research to perfect the Super-Skrull program. He discovered how to manipulate the DNA samples they took from the Illuminati to create improved Super-Skrulls. Using science and magic they created Super-Skrulls that were imbued with the memories and powers of the subjects and could not be detected by technology, magic, telepathy, or various superhuman senses.
During the invasion of Earth, the Skrulls deployed thousands of Super-Skrulls which did battle with Earth's defenders in orbit, the Moon and various locations across Earth (e.g. New York City, the Savage Land, Israel, Wakanda, and San Francisco). The greatest concentration of Super-Skrulls were in New York City in which a ground assault force of thousands of Super-Skrulls were used. The Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. Facility was attacked by over a hundred Super-Skrulls and in Camp Hammond were dozens of Super-Skrulls who had infiltrated the Initiative program. In the final battle in New York, the Super-Skrulls deployed hundreds of Super-Skrulls.
Despite the losses suffered at Earth, the Super-Skrull program continues to be active under the rule of Kl'rt the original Super-Skrull. Various Super-Skrull training centers exist in the empire. Super-Skrulls have also been assigned to Skrull worlds as enforcers or protectors.
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The Illuminati Skrull was the first of many, having the super powers of Black Bolt (whom he was posing as), Doctor Strange, Mister Fantastic, Namor and Professor X. This Skrull revealed himself when Iron Man brought back the group one last time, to talk about the Skrull posing as Elektra. As they discussed what to do with the body, the Skrull revealed himself and attacked. The Skrull was killed by Namor, whom twisted his neck, by stabbing him on a piece of rubble.
One Illuminati Skrull variation partaking in the first invasion was shown to have a copy of Doctor Strange's Cloak of Levitation, copies of Iron Man's left arm and arc reactor, Black Bolt's body, and Mister Fantastic's elasticity.
Luke Cage-Skinned Skrull
One of the Skrulls that attacked Wakanda not only had Luke Cage's skin, it also had Wolverine's claws, Iron Fist's "iron fist" move, Bullseye's aim, and the fighting styles of Captain America, Moon Knight, Shang-Chi, Daredevil, Elektra, and Black Panther.
This Super-Skrull had the powers of the Sinister Six members Rhino, Venom. Lizard, Electro, Hydro-Man, and Sandman. He posed as Spider-Man to find the real Spider-Man where he fought Jackpot who managed to kill him. His appearance shows him with the head mask of Rhino, the body of Venom, and the tail of Lizard.
The Thor-Skrull appeared along with the X-Skrull after Namor slew the Illuminati-Skrull. This Skrull wielded a technological copy of Mjolnir. It was killed by an explosion set off by Iron Man.
The X-Skrulls are the type of Super-Skrull that have the powers of the X-Men. There have been two X-Men Skrulls, both appearing to have Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Cyclops' powers. One X-Skrull attacked the Illuminati alongside the Thor Skrull. Rl'nnd is the first example of the X-Skrull. Some of the X-Skrulls that sport Wolverine's powers also wore his head mask that was amalgamated with Cyclops' Visor.
One X-Skrull who had the powers of Colossus, Cyclops, and Wolverine took part in the invasion of Attilan.
Unnamed Super Skrulls
There are thousands of other Super-Skrulls that have not been part of just one team. Many Skrulls appear to be modeled only after one character including Archangel, Magneto, Thor, Venom, and many others including even Galactus. There are some Super-Skrulls that resemble hybrids of other characters like a Captain America/Iron Man Super-Skrull and a Doctor Octopus/Electro/Sandman Super-Skrull.
Here are descriptions of the other unnamed Skrulls:
- There was a Super-Skrull posing as Daredevil that was sent to take out Echo. She appeared to have the powers of Cyclops, Nightcrawler, and Human Torch.
- A Super-Skrull that has the powers of Giant-Man.
- One Super-Skrull has the powers of Medusa and White Phoenix.
- One of the Skrulls attacking London possessed Morbius the Living Vampire' vampiric abilities.
- A "World War Hulk" Super-Skrull that had the appearance of Hulk's Sakaaran appearance where it had Hulk's strength and the optic blasts of Cyclops.
- An assortment of Super-Skrulls took part in the invasion of Attilan. They consist of a Super-Skrull with the powers of Ghost Rider, a Captain America/Spider-Man Super-Skrull, a Super-Skrull that has the powers of Ant-Man, and a Super-Skrull who has the powers of Mister Fantastic and Medusa.
Equipment: Various version of the heroes' and villains' equipments
Transportation: Skrull ships
Weapons: Various versions of the heroes' and villains' weapons
- Very high decibel sounds were shown to be capable of causing the Super-Skrull in training Xavin to dangerously lose control of their cosmic powers.
- 41 Appearances of Super-Skrulls (Earth-616)
- 5 Minor Appearances of Super-Skrulls (Earth-616)
- 5 Media Super-Skrulls (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 10 Images that include Super-Skrulls (Earth-616)
- Team Gallery: Super-Skrulls (Earth-616)
Links and References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fantastic Four #18
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fantastic Four #249-250
- ↑ X-Men Vol 2 #89-90
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Silver Surfer Vol 3 #13-14
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Secret Invasion #1-8
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 X-Men Vol 2 #95
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 New Avengers #44
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Deadpool Vol 2 #2-3
- ↑ Fantastic Four #358
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 U.S.Avengers #11-12
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Secret Invasion #1
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Secret Invasion #5
- ↑ X-Men Vol 2 #90
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Starbrand & Nightmask #6
- ↑ New Avengers: Illuminati #1
- ↑ New Avengers #40
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #18
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #14
- ↑ Secret Invasion #6-7
- ↑ New Warriors Vol 4 #14
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Black Panther Vol 4 #40
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Captain Britain and MI-13 #1-4
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #15-17
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #17
- ↑ Secret Invasion: Thor #2
- ↑ Ms. Marvel Vol 2 #30
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 2 #5
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 28.2 Secret Invasion #2
- ↑ Secret Invasion: The Amazing Spider-Man #2
- ↑ Secret Invasion: Inhumans #1
- ↑ Black Panther Vol 4 #39
- ↑ New Avengers Vol 4 #15
- ↑ Secret Invasion: The Amazing Spider-Man #1
- ↑ Thunderbolts #123
- ↑ Ms. Marvel Vol 2 #25
- ↑ New Warriors Vol 4 #15
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 Secret Invasion: Inhumans #2
- ↑ New Avengers #39
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 Ms. Marvel Vol 2 #28
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #18