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Marvel Universe

Real Name
Dorrek VIII

Theodore "Teddy" Altman



Place of Birth
Skrull Throneworld

First Appearance
Young Avengers #1

Teddy spent the first sixteen years of his life raised by a Skrull posing as a human who he believed to be his mother. Not knowing his true origins, he believed that his shape-shifting and super-strengh abilities meant that he was a mutant, so he kept them secret.

Teddy used his abilities to fit in at school and became best friends with Greg Norris, the class president and captain of the basketball team. It was to Greg that he first revealed his powers and suprisingly enough, instead of being unnerved, saw the advantages of Teddy's gift. Greg and Teddy pulled many cons and pranks by having Teddy change into popular figures such as Johnny Storm, Hulk and Tony Stark. After hearing that the Avengers had disbanded Teddy was shocked, but Greg had an idea, and the two went to the wreckage of the Avengers Mansion. Teddy respected the place, while Greg revealed the reason he made the trip was to gather up things to sell. Teddy argued that it was wrong to steal, and urged Greg to stop. Greg merely pointed out that Teddy stole peoples' identities all the time, and that no one would believe Teddy if he called the cops. Then Teddy used his shape-shifting to intimidate Greg, who then left.

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After Greg left Teddy then met Iron Lad who was gathering teens, by using the Vision's fail-safe programing, to form a group of Young Avengers to fight Kang the Conqueror. Teddy agreed to join him and become Hulkling alongside Iron Lad (Kang), Stature (Cassie Lang), Patriot (Eli Bradley), Kate Bishop and Wiccan (Billy Kaplan), with whom he kindled a close relationship.

After the Patriot quit the team, everyone else tried to talk him into coming back. While doing so, Teddy was abducted by Super-Skrull, who claimed Teddy was a Skrull and he had come to take him home. After a battle, the group (minus Eli) escaped to Billy's house where they found Teddy's mother waiting, but before anything could be made clear Super-Skrull broke in, holding Eli hostage, demanding that Teddy come with him. Super-Skrull then used a device that was supposed to reveal that Teddy was a Skrull, but instead of Teddy, it was his mother who became a Skrull. She stated that she was ordered by the Empress to protect Teddy, and shot at Super-Skrull, who then set her on fire, killing her.

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Super-Skrull then kidnapped Teddy, and revealed that he was actually Dorrek VIII, the son of Princess Anelle, and the only heir to the Skrull empire. But the Emperor had ordered the child's death upon learning his father's identity, so Teddy was sent to Earth to be reunited with his father. Before Super-Skrull could tell Teddy who his father was, the other Young Avengers appeared to rescue Teddy, but were interrupted when Kree Soilders appeared, claiming that Teddy was Kree.

The Kree soliders said that Teddy was the son of Captain Mar-Vell and by law had to join the Kree army, but Teddy refused and a battle broke out. As the Young Avengers made their escape, Teddy insisted in taking Super-Skrull with them.

The Young Avengers then found themselves in the middle of another battle as both Skrull and Kree Troops appeared, demanding that Teddy come with them, but they were aided by the New Avengers. The conflict was resolved when Super-Skrull, posing as Teddy, agreed to a deal in which Teddy (Super-Skrull) would spend 6 months with the Kree and 6 months with the Skrulls, before making a decison on who he would side with. Super-Skrull and Teddy tricked both races by they transforming into each other. The arrangement was still in order, when both races left and Teddy revealed himself, safe on Earth. After all was done Teddy scattered the ashes of his foster mother to the breeze at the Avenger's Mansion.

Recently the Young Avengers were apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D.. Captain America and Falcon helped Teddy and the Young Avengers escape, when they seemed to have joined the Anti-Registration Act.