In the Marvel Universe, you are judged by the caliber of your foes, and it feels like every super-team has one antagonist who combines all their powers into one: The Super-Adaptoid for The Avengers, The Mimic for the original X-Men, while the Fantastic Four has the ever-indomitable Super-Skrull.  His love of Jethro Tull and his penchant for collecting socks are well-documented, but the fact that he’s actually incredibly dangerous is often overlooked by those who take his powers literally.  (He doesn’t actually have one leg of flame, but in fact all the powers of the Human Torch, likewise The Thing, Mister Fantastic and, most dangerously, the Invisible Woman.)  Indeed, if one were an invisible, perfectly adaptable being made of flaming stone, one would certainly seem like a shoo-in to be picked as “Champ”, leading to today’s flammable-the-same-thing-as-inflammable query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds Faithful Spoilerites that it’s not for us to just pass a rash judgement on the Super-Skrull, asking: Super-Skrull: Champ or Chump?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    He’s one of those characters who looks like chump at first but is actually pretty impressive. My problem with him is that I’ve never been much of a fan of power mimics or stealers, they feel kinda cheap to me. But that’s just me.

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