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Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Invincible Man, Captain Hero

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Defenders (Thanos' team), Frightful Four

Relatives
Sarnogg (son, deceased), Jazinda (daughter)[1]

Universe

Base Of Operations
Mobile

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 0"

Weight
625 lbs (284 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Skin
GreenLike all Skrulls

Unusual Features
Large pointed ears and a furrowed chin.

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Warrior; Agent of the Skrull Empire

Origin
Origin
Enhanced Skrull, (alien)

Place of Birth
Tarnax IV, the Tarnax System, Andromeda Galaxy

Creators

First appearance

Fantastic Four #18
(September, 1963)

Contents

History

(First appearance)

After the Fantastic Four stopped the Skrulls’ attempted invasion of Earth, Skrull Emperor Dorrek invested vast resources into creating a superbeing of his own. Kl'rt, a decorated soldier and warrior of the Skrull empire, was chosen to undergo a process that endowed him with all the powers of the Fantastic Four, except, when powered by an interstellar beam, far stronger. When the Super-Skrull first confronted the Fantastic Four, he bested them with their own abilities until Mister Fantastic identified the power source beamed from the Skrulls home planet and created a jamming device, depriving the Super-Skrull of his powers. Then the Invisible Girl tripped him into a crater and the |Human Torch melted the rock around it to seal him in.

Realizing their champion's predicament, the Skrulls developed a stronger source of power and beamed it to him. Re-powered, the Super-Skrull, disguised himself as Doctor Franklin Storm, the father of the Invisible Girl and the Human Torch, and again attacked the Fantastic Four. He called himself the Invincible Man, and claimed that he had received his powers in the Skrulls' prison laboratory. But Mr. Fantastic soon discovered the truth and threatened the Skrull homeworld with a fight to the death with the Super-Skrull and a direct atomic attack on their homeplanet. The Skrulls recalled the Super-Skrull and sent Dr. Storm back, although they first booby-trapped him with an explosive in an attempt to destroy the Fantastic Four. Storm, however, threw himself on the floor and took the brunt of the explosion to save his family and their friends, killing himself.

His repeated defeats at the hands of the Fantastic Four allowed the Super-Skrull to fall out of favor with his government. Despite a second chance against the thunder god Thor, the Super-Skrull was exiled.

However, due to the loyalty to his race and his extreme power levels, the Skrulls have usually found they have need of the Super-Skrull, recalling him to service time and again. For example, Dorrek once hoped the Super-Skrull would kill the Kree Captain Marvel, disrupting the Kree from their surveillance of Earth, but Captain Marvel turned Kl’rt’s power against him. Another time, he was drafted into the then-ongoing Kree-Skrull War, fighting the Avengers but hoping to take advantage of the war to increase his own political standing. This time, he was sent into permanent exile for treason.

Working as a free agent, the Super-Skrull became an agent for Thanos the mad Titan, running once more into Captain Marvel. This time, his defeat left him stranded on Earth without interstellar transportation. Hoping to power a starship and flee the planet, he tried to steal the Cavourite crystal but was confronted by Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man. The Super-Skrull routed the two, but when he captured the crystal, its energies interfered with those of the interstellar beam that boosted his powers-- he found himself teleported to the Skrull throneworld. Unfortunately, he could never regain his physical form.

The throneworld soon fell victim to Galactus, and the process of the planet’s destruction send the Super-Skrull’s disconnected form back to Earth, where it became trapped in the Van Allen Radiation Belts. Eventually, a group of scientists, including Dr. Walter Langkowski, a.k.a. the hero Sasquatch, made contact with the Super-Skrull's atoms with their equipment, inadvertantly allowing the Super-Skrull to reincorporate. The Super-Skrull’s elation at being free was tempered with the fact that he was now physically dying. As a result of his entrapment within the radiation belts, he had developed a form of leukemia. Sasquatch battled the rampaging Skrull but was ultimately forced to return him to his discorporate state and return it to the Van Allen Radiation Belts once more.

During his time of incapacitation, the Skrulls lost their natural shape-changing powers and their empire was decimated into factions. One of the self-proclaimed "Empresses" of the empire's remnants, S'byll, tricked the Silver Surfer into using his power cosmic to re-form the Super-Skrull in order that they may aid her fleet in battle against the Badoon. This act threatened to escalate a new Kree-Skrull war, and the Super-Skrull convinced the Surfer to use his power cosmic to help him catalyze the latent shape-changing powers in S'byll's genetic structure. The two were able to awake the full power of a shape-changing Skrull in S'byll as well as to give her the ability to rekindle the shape-changing powers of others of her race. S'byll was sure that this ability would grant her support for her Empress-ship and allow the Skrulls to defy the Kree's genocidal efforts against the Skrulls. K'lrt stayed on as S'byll's champion, enjoying unparalleled fame as a great hero of the Skrull worlds.

Shortly after, the enigmatic Stranger appeared and tried to add S'byll to his collection. The attempt was foiled when the pirate Captain Reptyl arrived on the scene and traded his entire pirate crew for her. In return for her freedom, he asked to become a privateer in her cause, and S'byll, happy to find a new ally, accepted his service. Enraged, K'lrt dueled with Captain Reptyl for the honor of being S'byll's consort and the Warlord of the Skrulls. K'lrt lost, and was believed slain, left to drift in space. In fact, the Super-Skrull did not die, but managed to find his way back to Earth where he decided to remain hidden until he could receive orders from a legitimate heir to Emperor Dorrek.

At one point, the Super-Skrull duplicated the likeness of Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, fully assuming his identity in order to use the Rand Corporation and gain economic control of the Antarctic paradise known as the Savage Land. This conflicted with the plans of another company, Oracle Inc., owned by Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner. Namor, Namorita, and Misty Knight confronted Super-Skrull, who, with his plans ruined, abandoned Rand's identity and fled. (The assembled heroes set out on a search for the real Danny Rand, eventually freeing him from the alien H'ylthri.)

During his time of hiding, he appropriated the identity of Lon Zelig, a master of disguise, and he quickly gained renown in Hollywood. Eventually, he was targeted for assassination by other Skrulls, who believed K'lrt to be a living representative of an old regime and a dangerous potential menace. The Skrulls tricked the Human Torch into fighting alongside them, but K'lrt defeated the attempt and revealed the truth to the Human Torch before disappearing once more.

The Super-Skrull was impressed into serving a Skrull faction led by the Intelligentsia, a Skrull version of the Kree’s Supreme Intelligence. Although he apparently bristled at her leadership, he followed one of her orders to kidnap Kelly, a girl on Earth who held a special connection to the nexus of all realities. This first brought him into conflict with Captain Marvel over her fate, but Kl’rt kidnapped her, rather than killing her as was ordered, and returned to Intelligentsia with her. Hoping to stage a coup, with the girl’s powers, the Super-Skrull again fought off Captain Marvel, but Kelly instead turned her power on herself, negating her abilities, rendering the whole thing moot. The Super-Skrull was never seen working with the Intelligentsia again.

By this time, S’byll had died when her Skrull throneworld was destroyed by Devos. The Super-Skrull joined a faction of the empire who were seeking an heir to Emperor Dorrek, believing him to be found in Teddy Altman, Hulkling. Teddy was the product of the union between the original Captain Marvel and Princess Anelle, during the time of Marvel’s abduction by the Super-Skrull many years ago. Despite the interference of Teddy’s friends, the Young Avengers, the Super-Skrull revealed the truth of Teddy’s origin and killed his “mother,” a Skrull sent by the Princess to raise her son on Earth. Teddy was forced to acknowledge his heritage to both the Kree and the Skrulls, dividing his time between the two empires. In fact, unknown to all but the Young Avengers, Kl’rt impersonated Hulking, taking his place and his role in order to spy on the two races.

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Annihilation

Shortly thereafter, however, the Skrull empire fell victim to the Annihilation Wave, although the Super-Skrull, for all his power, seemed helpless to stave its course. Believing his son to be residing on a planet in its path, Kl’rt and a Skrullian engineer R’Kin hoped to find the secret to stop the Annihilation Wave and its weapon, the Harvester of Sorrows, from its source: the Negative Zone. Rallying troops from a penal colony within the Zone, the Super-Skrull was instead betrayed by R’Kin, who held the Super-Skrull responsible for the death of his father. Imprisoned, Kl’rt used his hypnosis to force R’Kin to free him and fellow prisoner Praxagora, the last of a robotic race. The Super-Skrull urged Praxagora to escape, but not before absorbing enough of her energy to make one final stand from within. Kl’rt sacrificed himself destroyed the Harvester, once more proving himself to be a hero for his people.

Kl'rt's body was preserved, and he was resurrected by the combined powers of the Firelord, Ronan, and Ravenous. Kl'rt later teamed up with Praxagora and his nemesis Ronan, and later arrived to the homeworld of Kree House Fiyero (the de facto ruler of the Kree Empire during the absence of the missing Supreme Intelligence) in which the House negotiate with Ravenous and his Centurions in making an alliance with Annihilus. Kl'rt fought alongside with his allies and eventually liberated the Kree Empire from House Fiyero. After the events of the Annihilation Wave, Kl'rt and along with Praxagora made themselves disappear from the public.

Kl'rt along with Praxagora later reappeared and once again helped Ronan to reclaim the Kree home world from an invading race called the Phalanx. After resisting an attempt by the Phalanx to control him, Kl'rt engaged the Phalanx-controlled Kree in war.

Secret Invasion

Recently when the Skrulls invade Earth, Kl'rt aided the hero Nova against the Skrulls.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Super Skrull
Shape-Shifting
Like all Skrulls, the Super-Skrull is a shape-shifter. Thus he can imitate the appearance of any of the four members of the Fantastic Four, as well as their powers.
Power Mimicry
The Super-Skrull has been bionically re-engineered to possess the combined superhuman powers of the Fantastic Four. He can thus mimic the fiery powers of the Human Torch, the superhuman strength of the Thing, the power of invisibility of the Invisible Woman, and the stretching ability of Mister Fantastic. His body has been surgically implanted with numerous power-receptors able to gather the same cosmic energy that mutated the Fantastic Four and mimic the functions of their powers.
Because Skrulls are no longer evolutionarily susceptible to mutation, the Super-Skrull's superhumanoid powers could not be derived naturally. His body's artificial power receptors gather ambient cosmic energy and are dependent upon his immediate access to that energy for their power level. Thus, the Super-Skrull's artificial powers vary in degree. On Earth, dependent solely on the cosmic energy that penetrates naturally through Earth's atmosphere, the Super-Skrull was only about half as powerful as the members of the Fantastic Four were at the time he first gained his powers. Supplied with additional cosmic energy from the Skrullian power beam (whose source is a large cosmic power transforming satellite in orbit around Tarnax, the Skrull system's sun), the Super-Skrull could surpase the ability levels of all four members of the Fantastic Four.
The Super-Skrull, despite his power enhancement, is still subject to fatigue, disease and injury. His enhanced stamina permits him to use his powers to peak exertion (regardless of what that peak level currently is) for up to an hour before fatigue seriously impairs them. The Super-Skrull can use any combination of his Fantastic Four-like power, including all four of them at once.
The Super-Skrull's abilities have since been augmented so that he no longer requires the power beam. His powers are actually greater than those of the Fantastic Four.(for example, unlike the Human Torch, he can manifest his flame in space)
Hypnotic Gaze
The Super-Skrull possesses certain hypnotic abilities, the limits of which are unknown.

Abilities

The Super-Skrull is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, having been extensively trained in the art of warfare by the Skrull military.

Strength level

The Super-Skrull originally possessed the same level of superhuman strength that the Thing possessed upon initially gaining his powers. Hence the Super-Skrull could lift (press) approximately 5 tons. When exposed to the Skrullian energy broadcast beam, he could lift (press) approximately 15 tons.

The Super-Skrull's powers have since been augmented, allowing him to lift (press) approximately 85 tons.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

The Super-Skrull's costume is a Skrull military uniform that provides him life support in space and alters as he changes shape and size.

Notes

  • The Super-Skrull demonstrated the ability to stretch over 100-miles and lift (press) more than 100-tons while powered by the Skrullian power beam in Fantastic Four #18.

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