No dual identity
Freedom fighter; former prisoners, slave
Unrevealed location in Shi'ar Empire
Place of Birth
Uncanny X-Men #478 (2006)
Uncanny X-Men #479 (2006)
In recent years, Imperial Vice Chancellor K'tor killed Rook'shir's last known decedents, sparing the half-Shi'ar child Korvus in case K'tor needed someone to wield the Blade of the Phoenix someday. Until then he turned Korvus over to the Shi'ar soldiers to be abused, enslaved and trained as a starship mechanic. As an adult, Korvus was jailed for several years for unrevealed crimes in the empires highest security prison . When a rouge mission to kill all the relatives of former Phoenix host Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey) failed, K'tor made a deal with Korvus to kill Grey in return for K'tor's commuting his sentence. K'tor had an explosive implanted in Korvus' head set to detonate if Korvus attacked any Shi'ar during his mission, then gave Korvus the Blade. In Korvus' hands the Blade came to life, opening his mind to its previous wielders' lives and teaching him how to use it. Using the Blade to link to the Phoenix Force to locate Grey, Korvus confronted Grey and her fellow X-Men, but Grey grasp the Blade and its' powers merged their minds, sharing each others lives. Grey dismantled Korvus implant, freeing him from K'tor's authority.Meanwhile, the X-Men's founder Professor Charles Xavier was kidnapped by a pair of Shi'ar who stole Korvus' ship to deliver him to K'tor. While helping the X-Men prepare their ship for hyperspace pursuit, Korvus and Grey found their mindmerge had left them strongly attracted to each other physically, and they acted on it despite their reservations. Korvus, the X-Men and the intergalactic Starjammers teamed up to rescue deposed Shi'ar Majestrix Lilandra from her executioners, and to recruit the exiled Shi'ar war hero Major-General Ka'ardum to counter the rising political power of Lilandra's brother D'Ken. Korvus then helped the two teams rescue Xavier from execution at Vulcan's hands, at the cost of Starjammers leader Corsair's life. When the X-Man Havok assumed leadership of the Starjammers. Korvus joined him alongside Havok's fellow X-Men Polaris and Grey to oppose Vulcan's rule after his murder of D'Ken, as well as the Schemes of the mysterious alien Scy'ar Tal.