Reptyl the God, Cap’n Reptyl, Reptyl Prime, the Non-human
No dual identity; existence unknown to the general populace of Earth
Unrevealed; interstellar criminal record
Place of Birth
Unidentified planet in the Coal Sack Nebula
Silver Surfer #11 (1988)
6’8”; (Reptyl Prime) 15’6”
990 lbs.; (original form) 420 lbs.; (Reptyl Prime) 5200 lbs.
Yellow, (Reptyl Prime) red
The Super Skrull (Kl’rt) was Reptyl as dishonorable and a treat to his relationship with S’Byil. He attacked Repyl, who tore out his throat (though Kl’rt faked his death as part of S’Byil’s secret plans). While Reptyl planned a Kree ambush, he was stabbed from behind and left for dead by his first mate Clumsy Foulup (under the influence of the disembodied Contemplator impostor), ending his involvement in the Kree-Skrull War. Recovering, Reptyl sought vengeances on Foulup, but was attacked by the Super Skrull (who could no longer bear the dishonored of his faked death), strangled and cast into space.
In rare generations of Reptyl’s race, there exist a “prime” whose genes contained evolutionary keys. Upon physical death, Reptyl formed a cocoon and transformed into Reptyl Prime. He began flying home, intending to propagate a super-reptilian race that would eradicate humanoid life. Pausing at the mad Titan Thanos’ former monument to Death, Reptyl Prime encountered and battled the Silver Surfer. Outmatched despite his increased power, Reptyl took hostage Kharta’een princess Alaisa Ruantha Pethnan and then fled. Reverting to normal, Reptyl was imprisoned and eventually sent to Earth by the Intergalactic Council as part of their “Maximum Security” plot to occupy humanity with extraterrestrial criminals.Reptyl later returned to piracy, allying with Raptra, Kid Syn and other Saurians. After narrowly escaping destruction during a battle with the Avengers, Reptyl pledged allegiance to Thanos (apparently one of his Thanosi doppelgangers) in exchange for god-like power – via the sacrificed life forced of Syn – which he could use as a champion saurians. As part of the Thanosi’s new pantheon, including mutated Plasmagen Primo, Reptyl sought to murder Celestial Messiah Quoi, the hybrid plant-humanoid son of the Avengers Mantis; but he ultimately had to join with the Avengers and Quo against the Rot, an all consuming void spawned by the union of Thanos and Death. Fleeing at battle’s end, Reptyl swore to slay Raptra for her romance with Quoi, which he saw as a betrayal of all things Saurian. When or where Reptyl will reappear again remains a mystery to all.