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Over the years, the minds of three different X-Men found themselves trapped in the body of the White Queen – Jean Grey, Storm and Iceman. [Uncanny X-Men #151, 284, 314]


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IMPERIAL GUARD / SUPERGUARDIANS
Author : Peter Luzifer Last Modified : Dec 10, 2002


The Imperial Guard, the best line of defense of the Shi’Ar, is made up of super powered champions who are sworn to protect and defend the Shi'Ar galactic empire. It’s members are drawn from both the Shi'Ar race and alien races governed by the Shi'Ar. Usually the Guard assists the governors of conquered planets by helping to enforce Shi'Ar imperial law.
There is also an Elite Corps of the Imperial Guard that protects the ruler of the Shi'Ar Empire, and executes his or her orders. The leader or Praetor of the corps is Gladiator. This elite corps is the team that the X-Men have met on several occasions.



Membership :
Starbolt / Bolt I, Scintilla / Midget, Flashfire / Tempest I, Impulse I, Fang II, Oracle, Mentor II, Gladiator II, Neutron / Quasar II, Smasher IV, Titan, Electron, Astra I, Nightside, Hobgoblin I, Magique / Magic, Manta, Warstar, Earthquake, Hussar, N’rill’iree, Webwing, Blackthorn, Zenith, Black Light, White Noise, Onslaught I, Solar Wind, Moondancer, Glom, Voyager, Hardball, Fang IV (unconfirmed), Fang V, Commando II, Delphos, Mammoth, Stuff, Squorm, Monstra, Arc II, G-Type, Neosaurus, Plutonia, Fader, Blimp

First appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107


Before
  • For quite some time Xavier was receiving visions of an alien spaceship in pursuit. Finally the Shi’Ar princess Lilandra arrived on earth, but before she could explain anything, she was kidnapped by Eric, the Red. Both disappeared through a device called Stargate. [Uncanny X-Men #105]



  • Chronology
    Uncanny X-Men #107-109: The X-Men just followed the kidnapped princess Lilandra through a stargate and arrive on a barren planet in front of the M’Kraan crystal. Having no idea what they stumbled into, they find themselves surrounded by the Shi’Ar Imperial Guard. The X-Men only wanted Lilandra turned over to them, but Gladiator stated that she is considered a traitor for having opposed her brother Emperor D’Ken. A fight started as D’Ken orders Lilandra’s death; although they were completely outnumbered the X-Men held their own, Nightcrawler surprised Hobgoblin with his image-inducer mimicking the guardsman‘s horrifying appearance, Cyclops and Impulse knocked each other out with their similar powers and Wolverine forced Fang to hand him over his costume, after his own was burned away by Starbolt. Soon the X-Men get tired but unexpected help arrived in the form of the Starjammers and not before long, all assembled Guard members lie defeated. Later the Starjammers, X-Men and D’Ken entered the M’Kraan crystal where an exposure to a nightmare field left the Shi’Ar Emperor insane and catatonic. By right the throne will fall to Lilandra once she is cleared of her criminal charges for treason.
    [Astra I, Electron, Fang II, Gladiator II, Hobgoblin, Impulse I, Magic, Mentor II, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Quasar II, Smasher IV, Starbolt, Tempest I, Titan]
    Uncanny X-Men #135-136: After the Shi’Ar witnessed Dark Phoenix absorbing the sun of the D’Bari system, killing five billion people, Lilandra called a meeting of her ministers and advisers. Gladiator is taking part too. The council decided that Phoenix needs to be destroyed for the sake of the universe. The X-Men are beamed aboard Lilandra’s flagship.
    Uncanny X-Men #137: The X-Men believed to have surpressed the Dark Phoenix personality, but the Shi’Ar feared that it might resurface and insist on vengeance. Xavier challenged Lilandra to an Arin’Nn haelar, a duel of honor, and the Empress accepted. The blue area of the moon was chosen as battleside, and both the X-Men and an equal number of the Imperial Guard were beamed down. The fight might be considered unfair as Warpath is actually two people, and the X-Men were unfamiliar with the powers of four of the guardsmen, but at least they got a chance to fight for her teammate. However the Imperial Guard soon gained the upper hand; with teamwork Earthquake and Hussar quickly defeat Storm, and Manta was able to discover Nightcrawler in the shadows by using her infra-red vision. One by one the X-Men were taken out and the shock of seeing her lover struck down triggered Phoenix’s transformation into Dark Phoenix again. She realized herself how great a threat she was, and used her last strength of will to commit suicide.
    [Earthquake, Gladiator II, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Manta, Oracle, Smasher IV, Starbolt, Warstar]
    Uncanny X-Men #155-157: Lilandra’s sister Deathbird allied herself with an alien race named the Brood and had the Shi’Ar Empress kidnapped. A fake trail made it seem that she had been brought to earth. The Shi’Ar ministers informed the X-Men about the kidnapping and gave them 24 hours to find the people responsible before invading the planet, Nightcrawler and Kitty remained as hostages aboard the Shi’Ar flagship. There the two X-Men soon discovered that Lord Samédàr was part of the conspiracy. They alerted Oracle who telepathically could check the truth of their story, and she in turn informed other trusted members of the Guard. However when Samédàr was exposed, most present Guard members (Webwing, Fang II, Hussar, Warstar, Quasar and Blackthorn) still sided with the admiral against the X-Men. A fight started, and the two X-Men along with loyal Guardsmen Gladiator, Oracle, Starbolt and N’rill’iree were soon outmatched. In the meantime however the rest of the X-Men had freed Lilandra, though Deathbird and her allies were able to escape to outer space. Without his allies‘ support, Samédàr was easily put into custody.
    Uncanny X-Men #158: Following the battle Xavier was struck by a mysterious mental illness; Oracle tried to help as she probed his mind, but she sensed that the cure could only come from Xavier‘s mind himself. (he woke up in Uncanny X-Men #160)
    Uncanny X-Men #162: Shortly afterwards Lilandra and the X-Men were captured by Deathbird and her allies. Wolverine soon discovered what the alien insects had in store for them as he witnessed Fang being transformed into a Brood by an implanted egg.
    [Blackthorn, Fang II, Gladiator II, Hussar, N’rill’iree, Oracle, Quasar II, Starbolt, Warstar, Webwing]



    In between
  • On a solo mission for the Empire, Gladiator attempted to capture a spaceship of renegade Skrulls, but they escaped to Earth. Thinking the Skrulls were disguising themselves as the Fantastic Four, Gladiator attacked and defeated the superhero family. When the Skrulls, posing as X-Men, then appeared, Gladiator was irritated as his "friends" attacked him. Together with the help of Spider-Man and Captain America, the Skrulls were exposed and quickly captured. [Fantastic Four (1st series) #249-250]
  • After the X-Men returned from Brood space, Gladiator filled in Lilandra that in her absence Deathbird has usurped the Shi’Ar throne. Although she knew that it would strengthen Deathbird’s position, Lilandra decided to stay with the X-Men to watch over Xavier’s recovery. Her last acts as official ruling empress of the Shi'ar was that she put Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four, on trial before the intergalactic council for saving the life of Galactus, the world-devourer. [Uncanny X-Men #167, Fantastic Four (1st series) #261-262]
  • Both Lilandra and later Xavier joined the Starjammers and fought the Shi’Ar Empire under Deathbird's rule.



  • Chronology continued
    Rom Annual #4: Gladiator remained with the Imperial Guard when Deathbird became new Empress, even though he had his doubts about her. When a member of a race that was forced to join the Shi'ar Empire came into possession of Spaceknight armor, the Imperial Guard mistakenly attacked Rom. After the misunderstanding was made clear, Rom and Gladiator teamed up to face the culprit, and on facing him, Gladiator came to realize that even though the Shi'ar provide their conquered species with everything, they lack one thing - freedom.
    [Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator II, Magic, Manta, Oracle, Warstar]
    X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2: Deathbird followed an old legend about a power source called “Phalkon“, the Starjammers interfered and battled a small part of the Imperial Guard that acted as personal body guard. New guardsman Zenith, able to absorb energy, got killed in battle as he tried to leech off Binary’s unlimited energy levels. Later after “Phalkon“ turned out to be nothing else than the Phoenix Force, Deathbird commanded the entire Imperial Guard to fight the combined forces of the Starjammers and Excalibur so that she could claim its power for herself. During the battle White Noise and Black Light were first seen; as Deathbird was in trouble, she was rescued by the two new members, who surprisingly referred to her as their mother.
    [Astra I, Black Light, Blackthorn, Earthquake, Electron, Gladiator II, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse I, Magic, Manta, Mentor II, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Quasar II, Smasher IV, Starbolt, Tempest I, Titan, Warstar, White Noise, Zenith]
    Uncanny X-Men #275-277: Deathbird and her Imperial Guard were attacked and defeated by the X-Men and the Starjammers, Lilandra is named Shi’Ar Majestrix again. However, Xavier and the Starjammers had been replaced by a group of Warskrulls, trying to gain the Shi’Ar Empire through telepathically controlling Lilandra. During the festivities Oracle and Gladiator discovered the ploy, but were captured by the fake Xavier, before they could alert anyone. Oracle was used along the real Xavier and Psylocke as powersource for the Skrulls‘ power-duplicating machine, while Gladiator under mental hold ripped off Deathbird’s wings. Wolverine later too discovered the truth and the X-Men exposed the Skrulls in a big fight. Deathbird was no longer interested in the throne and so Lilandra became Shi’Ar Empress and the Imperial Guard’s commander again.
    [Bolt I, Earthquake, Gladiator II, Oracle, Smasher IV, Tempest I, Titan, Warstar]


    Operation: Galactic Storm
    [Captain America (1st series) #398-400, Avengers West Coast #80-82, Quasar #32-34, Wonder Man #7-9, Avengers (1st series) #345-347, Iron Man (1st series) #278-279, Thor (1st series) #445-446]

    - When the Shi’Ar and the Kree, two of the biggest alien empires went at war, the Imperial Guard was divided in smaller teams to perform different tasks.
    - Warstar, Oracle, Tempest and Electron captured Rick Jones and through a mindscan the Shi’Ar learned the location of the Psyche-Magnetron and the grave of the first Captain Marvel. While entering the hidden cave with the required Kree technology, the Guardsman were engaged in battle with the Avengers West, still they could grab the needed equipment and escape, although Warstar was captured.
    - On a saturn moon, Manta, Magique and Impulse tried to open the grave of Mar-Vell to steal his famous Nega-Bands, but Quasar and Starfox interfered. Magique cast up illusions of the whole Imperial Guard, but the Avengers finally saw through them and defeated the Shi’Ar. In the meantime two Kree, Dr. Atlas and Captain Minerva, fetched the bands.
    - Hobgoblin morphed into a mere crewman aboard a Shi’Ar ship that invaded earth space and was captured incognito by the Avengers. The Shi’Ar aboard were taken to the Avengers West compound, where also Warstar and the two Kree, captured by Quasar and Wonder Man, had been incarcerated.
    - Nightside and Scintilla broke into the West compound and freed their teammates; faking to be Minerva, Hobgoblin made Atlas accompany him aboard a Shi’Ar ship, where the Kree was outnumbered by the Imperial Guard, who then claimed the Nega Bands of the late Captain Marvel for themselves.
    - Quasar tried to follow the Shi’Ar ship but was kept busy by Starbolt and Neutron in battle.
    - The rest of the Imperial Guard tortured and mindscanned Dr. Atlas aboard their ship and learned more Kree scientific knowledge. After a short while Quasar had handled his two opponents and attacked the craft, but the Nega Bands had already been teleported to Shi’Ar space. Quasar tried to free the captive Kree, but soon again he was attacked by a group of new guardsmen, capable of surviving in outer space: Glom, Solar Wind, Voyager, Moondancer and Onslaught. The quintet recaptured the Kree scientist who was detained on a prison world.
    - Shi’Ar scientists used the Kree knowledge to build a huge Nega-Bomb out of the Bands and the parts of the Psyche-Magnetron.
    - The Avengers split up and the group that was sent to negotiate with the Shi’Ar encounters Gladiator. Thor II, later calling himself Thunderstrike, was able to defeat him in battle. Gladiator was hurled through a stargate that was fused shut after him, leaving the Guard leader stranded light-years away.
    - On Chandilar the Avengers were introduced to another Imperial Guard strikeforce, responsible for Lilandra’s safety: Astra, Smasher, Hardball, Hussar, Titan and Earthquake. They even helped them to fight the invading Kree super team Starforce, but when Lilandra ordered a death sentence, the Avengers opposed the guard.
    - During the battle the true villains were revealed : the Skrulls. No longer possessing a vast empire on their own they were responsible for the growing enmity between the two alien species, posing as important politicians on both worlds.
    - Even though the villains were exposed, it was too late to stop the launch of the Nega Bomb, which killed 90% of Kree population. Later it was revealed that the Kree’s Supreme Intelligence provided Shi’Ar scientists telepathically with the idea and design of the bomb. It’s purpose was to jumpstart Kree evolution again in a darwinistic sense, what does not kill them, makes them stronger.
    [Astra I, Earthquake, Electron, Gladiator II, Glom, Hardball, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse I, Magique, Manta, Moondancer, Neutron, Nightside, Onslaught I, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher IV, Solar Wind, Starbolt, Tempest I, Titan, Voyager, Warstar]



    In between
  • Following a request from Adora, the princess of Xandar, Gladiator tested earth hero Nova in battle. Richard Rider passed, but he was not to happy being toyed with. [Nova (2nd series) #1]



  • Chronology continued
    Starblast
    [Starblast #1-4, Quasar #54-56]

    When a group of aliens, calling themselves Starblasters, tried to push the moon away from earth’s orbit, it was only a diversion to capture Quasar’s girlfriend Kayla Ballantine, who unknowingly was in possession of an energy source named Starbrand. Quasar recruited some of earth’s most powerful heroes, but to follow the Starblasters ship, they were forced to “borrow“ a Shi’Ar cruiser. The Imperial Guard were informed about the hijacked craft and teleported aboard to deal with the situation. A battle enraged, but after both sides had taken some casualties and the ship was in danger of being destroyed, the two teams called a truce. The Imperial Guard agreed to drop earth’s heroes off, at their destination. When it became clear that the Starblasters were employed by the Stranger, Guard members Solar Wind, Voyager and Moondancer opted to help Quasar and his team, as they themselves had been captured and caged by the powerful alien years ago. Gladiator denied their request, but the three Guardsmen left anyway, even though it would mean to resign from active Guard duty. In the end Quasar and his friends were able to free his lover with the help of a hero team from the universe within the Starbrand that Kayla was carrying.
    [Gladiator II, Manta, Moondancer, Neutron, Nightside, Smasher IV, Solar Wind, Starbolt, Voyager]


    Starjammers #4: When the Uncreated, an alien race of militant atheists, slaughtered many worlds of the Shi’Ar Empire, the Imperial Guard already prepared to battle them, but unexpected help arrived with the Starjammers. Using a holographic image of their god and creator, whom the Uncreated believed slain, the aliens were driven off.
    [Electron, Fang V, Gladiator II, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher IV, Starbolt, Tempest I, Titan]
    Imperial Guard #1-3, Uncanny X-Men #341: After Lilandra received news of many of earth’s heroes believed dead in the aftermath of Onslaught, she dispatched a team of eight Guardsmen to protect the planet, even though it weakened her own forces, who had to encounter the Phalanx. Honorbound to stay on earth by his word to Lilandra, Gladiator tried to help his native Galaxy, by alerting the X-Men to the threat that the Phalanx posed to the Shi'ar Empire. He publicly appeared in New York, soon gaining Cannonball’s attention and a fight started. Surprisingly the young X-Man was able to defeat Gladiator by using his weakness against him. Sam absorbed the full force of his punches with his blast field, making the Shi’Ar doubt his power and then he easily knocked him out of the sky. The other X-Men arrived, but before they could react, Gladiator threw some teleportation field on them, that transported them right into the Shi’Ar galaxy. Whilst on earth, the Imperial Guard encountered the Underground Militia, a group of militant pink Kree, who posing as humans tried to recruit an army to gain revenge on both earth and Shi’Ar for having killed the Supreme Intelligence during Operation: Galactic Storm. Little did their leader Primus know that the Supreme Intelligence, was telepathically influencing him into building a Nega Reactor. This power, combined with the ultimate potential of humanity in the form of Rick Jones, gave the Intelligence the ability to re-assemble itself. The Imperial Guard came to late to stop this process, although they saved earth from being hit by a similar Nega-energy release, that killed 90% of the Kree population. The guard tried to battle the Supreme Intelligence, but it teleported away. Being a Kree himself initially made Commando, a new member conscripted to the Imperial Guard only shortly before, somewhat of an outsider in the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, but when his true loyalties showed in battle against the Supreme Intelligence, Commando was accepted whole-heartedly into the group.
    [Commando, Earthquake, Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator II, Mentor II, Nightside, Oracle]
    Hulk Annual '97: During their stay on Earth, Gladiator and Oracle learned that a former fugitive from Shi’ar justice was hiding on the planet, stuck in the form of a child and had no memory of his former life. Their hunt brought them into confrontation with the Hulk.
    [Gladiator, Oracle]



    In between
  • With earth’s heroes returning from the pocket universe they had been transported to, the Imperial Guard were free to go back home to the Shi’Ar galaxy.



  • Chronology continued
    Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4: Since Oracle and Tempest (Flashfire) are planning to get married and retired from active duty, new members were introduced to the guard. Only a few days after she was included, the precognitive Delphos already proofed her worth to the team, as she foresaw an assassination attempt on Empress Lilandra. Even with all possible precautions taken, the act was carried out by the Inhumans, who were under the control of Ronan the Accuser, seeking revenge on the Shi’ar. However, it was not Lilandra who died but the shape-shifting Hobgoblin, who had replaced her for the ceremony.
    [Astra I, Delphos, Earthquake, Fang V, Flashfire, Gladiator II, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse I, Mentor II, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Smasher IV, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar]
    Uncanny X-Men #387:When the Intergalactic Council decided to turn earth into a Maximum Security prison planet, criminals from many different alien races were sent there. Among them were also the former Imperial Guard members, who had sided with Deathbird and Lord Samédàr, and had obviously been tried and convicted for their crimes. These former Guardsmen had allied themselves with a lone D`Bari calling himself Starhammer, who sought revenge on Jean Grey for the crimes of Dark Phoenix.
    [Hussar, Neutron, Warstar, Webwing]
    New X-Men #117: Having taken over Professor Xavier’s body, Cassandra Nova decides to visit the Shi’ar Empire posing as Lilandra’s trusted consort. A few Imperial Guard members accompany Lilandra when she picks up “Xavier“.
    New X-Men #122: Cassandra Nova attempts to take over the Shi’ar from within and telepathically takes down the crews of Lilandra’s fleet. Shortly before Lilandra falls under Cassandra influence too, she manages to send the Imperial Guardsman Smasher to warn Earth. After a straining travel though space, Smasher arrives, violently impacting on the pastures of a rural farmland. Unfortunately for Smasher, the group of Earthlings he tries to warn before passing out has little hope of heeding his warnings – they are a herd of cattle.
    New X-Men #123-126: With Lilandra and Chief Adviser Araki under mental hold, Cassandra is in control of the entire Shi’ar Empire. She makes Lilandra order the Imperial Guard to kill the X-Men and every other mutant on earth and creates a fake story of a fatal virus that affects their sanity. The Imperial Guard, or Superguardians as they are now called, do as told. They capture Cyclops and X-Men ally Xorn in China. At the same time, new Imperial Guard member Stuff has assumed human form and is hiding among the students at the Xavier Institute to spy and alert his fellow Guardsmen when the time is right for ambushing the mansion.
    The attack happens right in the middle of Phoenix holding a press conference. Nearly a dozen Guardsmen arrive at the estate at once. While Jean gets the reporters and untrained students to safety in the Danger Room, the other try to fight of the Imperial Guard. Emma Frost is soon defeated and chained, however the other X-Men manage to take Neosaurus, Monstra, Manta, Squorm, Fader, Arc II and Blimp out of the battle. Yet they are too drained and exhausted to stop Gladiator who makes his way through the reinforced walls of the Danger Room. The X-Men try to reason with him, that it is not them but Lilandra who is acting insane. The Guard’s leader refuses to believe them at first, but when Plutonia uncovers Smasher at the crashsite and he confirms the X-Men’s story, Gladiator changes his mind. He and the Guardsmen still able to fight decide to protect the school from the approaching Cassandra.
    Meanwhile in space, Cyclops advises Xorn how to use his powers to free themselves and deal with their prisoner G-Type. Since Cassandra caused the ship to self-destruct, the two mutants use their remaining seconds to grab the comatose Lilandra before they teleport down to the mansion where they find Gladiator and his fellow Shi’ar already defeated by her.
    Elsewhere on the grounds, some of the new students band together. They overcome Stuff and Oracle of the Imperial Guard, manage to free Emma Frost and liberate a cell sample of Cassandra Nova that the Beast was storing in his labs. They telepathically force Stuff into mimicking Cassandra’s body from it and the powerful enemy gets defeated by a clever ploy. Emma Frost pretends to have switched sides and presents Cassandra-in-Xavier’s body her “real“ body. Cassandra falls for it, and once having left Xavier’s the Professor can claim his body back. By the time Cassandra realizes that she has been tricked into entering an alien’s body it is already too late, and her essence gets locked in a self-repeating program in the synthetic brain.
    [Arc II, Blimp, Cosmo, Fader, G-Type, Gladiator, Mammoth, Manta, Monstra, Neosaurus, Oracle, Plutonia, Schism, Smasher, Squorm, Stuff ]
    New X-Men #133: The Shi’Ar have decided to withdraw all their operatives from earth. Several Imperial Guard members are seen helping in the evacutions.
    [Gladiator, N’rill‘iree, Starbolt]




    Members

    Starbolt
    Other Alias : Bolt I
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, 109, 137, 155, 157, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275, Avengers West Coast #81, Quasar #33, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Starjammers #4, Inhumans (3rd series) #4, New X-Men #133

    Powers: Exists in a perpetual state of pyroplasma. This gives him enhanced strength, the power of flight, and energy projection abilities to give off intense waves of heat and discharge pyroplasmic blasts.



    Scintilla
    Other Alias : Midget

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Avengers West Coast #81, Quasar #33, Starjammers #4

    Powers : Can selectively reduce the mass and volume of her body, enabling her to shrink down to a miniscule size with either an equally diminished weight or her full-sized density, giving her proportionately enhanced strength and durability.

    Note : The Marvel Index to the X-Men refers to her as Midget, but actually the character was never named on-panel before Avengers West Coast #81; there she is called Scintilla



    Flashfire (Grannz)
    Other alias : Tempest I

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, Rom Annual #4, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275, Avengers West Coast #80, Quasar #33, Starjammers #4, Imperial Guard #1-3, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers: Radiate electrical fire from his supercharged cells, using it to blind his opponents, project lightning-like energy bolts, and focus energy releases for protective shields or flight.



    Impulse I
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Quasar #32, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers: Non-humanoid organism that produces enormous amounts of bio-concussive energy. He resides within a containment suit that fills out to give him human proportions and focuses his energies into destructive discharges from his visor.



    Fang II
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107
    Last appearance : Uncanny X-Men #162 (transformed into a Brood)

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, 157, 162

    Powers: Heightened strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, animal-like senses, and razor edged finger talons.



    Oracle (Lady Sybil)
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, 137, 157-158, Rom Annual #4, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275-277, Avengers West Coast #80, Quasar #33, Starjammers #4, Imperial Guard #1-3, Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4, New X-Men #124

    Powers : Telepathic powers enable her to read and project thoughts, stun others into unconsciousness, and alter the natural flow of mental energy in sentient beings to create illusions, re-write memories, and control the actions of others.



    Mentor II
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Imperial Guard #1-3, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers : Genius-level intelligence and expanded mental faculties allow him to process vast amounts of data, predict likely outcomes of future events, and determine the weak spots in living beings or structural formations.



    Gladiator II (Kallark)
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, Classic X-Men #14, Uncanny X-Men #107, 109, 136-137, 155, 157, Rom Annual #4, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275-277, Thor Vol. I #445, Starblast #1, Quasar #54, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Starjammers #4, Imperial Guard #1, Uncanny X-Men #341, Imperial Guard #1-3, Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4, New X-Men #117, 123-126, 133

    Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, endurance, invulnerability to all forms of physical injury, enhanced optic nerves give him telescopic sight and heat vision that can melt through metals, increased lung capacity allows him to create gale force winds by exhaling, possesses the ability to survive unprotected in outer space and enter hyperspace travel, and self-propelled flight. His strength level depends on his confidence - the more confident he is the more powerful he becomes, but if he doubts himself he quickly weakens.

    Note : Gladiator is the Imperial Guard’s Praetor (= leader)



    Neutron
    Other Alias : Quasar II

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, 157, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Avengers West Coast #81, Quasar #33, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4

    Powers: Superhuman strength and durability, absorbs ambient and focused cosmic energies to increase his natural strength and resilience even further.



    Smasher IV (Vril Rokk)
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, 137, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275, Thor (1st series) #446, Avengers West Coast #82, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Starjammers #4, Inhumans (3rd series) #4, New X-Men #117, 122, 124-126

    Powers : absorbs quantum-energy and transforms it into strength



    Titan
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107-108, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275, Thor (1st series) #446, Avengers West Coast #82, Starjammers #4, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers: Draw additional mass from a subspatial source to geometrically increase his size, strength, and durability.



    Electron
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, Rom Annual #4, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Avengers West Coast #80, Quasar #33, Starjammers #4, Imperial Guard #1-3

    Powers: Generate electromagnetic force, which he can direct as electrostatic bolts and energy shocks, or as magnetic fields that can lift, direct, and repel ferrous objects.



    Astra I
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107-108, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Thor (1st series) #446, Avengers West Coast #82, Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4

    Powers: Generate a phasing effect that alters the spacing between her molecules upon contact, allowing her to pass through solid objects and disrupt living organisms.



    Nightside
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, 109, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Avengers West Coast #81, Quasar #33, Starblast #2, Starjammers #4, Imperial Guard #1-3, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers : Tap into the extra-dimensional Darkforce, utilizing it to plunge her surroundings into darkness, displace projectiles away from her person, and swallow her opponents into the nightmarish void.

    Note : Nightside's power is a natural ability of all members of her race.



    Hobgoblin I
    Other aliases : Shapeshifter, Shifter

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107
    Last appearance : Inhumans (3rd series) #4 (killed while impersonating Lilandra during an official ceremony)

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Avengers (1st series) #345, Avengers West Coast #81, Quasar #33, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers: Morph the unstable molecules of his body, enabling him to assume any humanoid form, transmute into exotic animals, or reshape himself into inanimate objects.

    Note : Hobgoblin's power is a natural ability of all members of his race.



    Magique
    Other alias: Magic

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #107

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #107, Rom Annual #4, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Quasar #32

    Powers : Generate psionic energy in the form of three-dimensional illusions that fool the senses into perceiving false environments or people and things that aren’t really there.



    Manta
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #137

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #137, Rom Annual #4, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Quasar #32-33, Starblast #2, Quasar #55. New X-Men #124-126

    Powers : Infrared vision allow her to perceive her environment according to heat patterns. She also projects a brilliant spray of blue-white light that both burns and blinds her opponents.



    Warstar (B’nee and C’cil)

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #137

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #137, 157, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275, Captain America (1st series) #398, Avengers West Coast #80-81, Quasar #33, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers : A mechanoid symbiote of two separate beings, the small B`nee and the giant-sized C`cil. The giant C`cil possesses superhuman strength and durability, whilst B`nee, who actually rides in a cavity in C`cil`s back, has the ability to electrically shock an opponent with his touch. The pair can communicate with each other telepathically, and they also share an empathic bond, in that when one is injured, the other also feels the pain. C`cil relies on B`nee to guide him on combat thanks to his lower than average intelligence.



    Earthquake
    Other alias : Quake

    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #137

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #137, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Uncanny X-Men #275, Thor (1st series) #446, Avengers West Coast #82, Imperial Guard #1-3, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers: Reptilian biped able to project seismic waves to disintegrate solid materials or manipulate surface tension, creating earth tremors or a tidal effect out of the ground beneath his feet.



    Hussar
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #137

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #137, 157, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2, Thor (1st series) #446, Avengers West Coast #82, Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4

    Powers : Humanoid with red-skin, three fingers on each hand and hooves, Carries a whip that channels neuro-electricity to stun other living beings and paralyze their motor functions.



    N’rill‘iree
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #155

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #155, 157, New X-Men #133

    Powers : Massive furry giant possesses enormous strength, endurance, and resistance to physical injury.



    Webwing
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #157

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #157

    Powers : Webwing`s appearance is that of a giant mollusc that can levitate himself, envelop his victims within his tentacle-flaps, and render them insensate using a neural sedative secreted from his pores.



    Blackthorn
    First Appearance : Uncanny X-Men #157

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Uncanny X-Men #157, X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    Powers : Chloroform-based lifeform composed of sentient plant life who is capable of communicating with other plants, altering their rate of growth, and directing them to do his bidding.



    Zenith
    First Appearance : X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    All Imperial Guard appearances : X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    Powers : Siphon the potential energy from living beings, which drains them of any bio-energy emissions they possess and weakens them physically, while enabling him to rechannel the absorbed energy as power blasts from his fingertips.



    Black Light
    First Appearance : X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    All Imperial Guard appearances : X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    Powers : Open portals into the Darkforce Dimension through his retinas, focusing the Darkforce energy with enormous pressure into destructive bolts from his eyes.

    Note : Black Light called Deathbird his mother.



    White Noise
    First Appearance : X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    All Imperial Guard appearances : X-Men Spotlight on ... Starjammers #2

    Powers : Produce hypersonic frequencies from her vocal chords, using them to shatter solid objects, disorient and disable her opponents, and provide thrust to propel her through the air.

    Note : White Noise called Deathbird her mother.



    Onslaught
    First Appearance : Quasar #33

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Quasar #33

    Powers : superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance, reflexes, reaction time and is also a skilled martial artist.



    Solar Wind
    First Appearance : Quasar #33

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Quasar #33, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Starblast #3, Quasar #56, Starblast #4

    Powers : Draw on ambient cosmic energy particles in his environment and channel them through mechanical aids into a blast of focused concussive force from the chest plate of his costume.



    Moondancer (Myla)
    First Appearance : Quasar #33

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Quasar #33, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Starblast #3, Quasar #56, Starblast #4

    Powers : Extra-sensory perceptions enable her to detect lifeforms and energy signatures over a vast distance, track down specific artifacts she has encountered, and renders her unnaturally aware of all the occurs around her. She often works closely with her fellow Guardsman Voyager, who has the ability to open teleportation gates.



    Voyager (Divad)
    First Appearance : Quasar #33

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Quasar #33, Starblast #2, Quasar #55, Starblast #3, Quasar #56, Starblast #4

    Powers : Focuses his transportation power through a fighting staff, creating ripholes through space that enable him and others to instantly travel from one location to the next. He often works closely with his fellow Guardsman Moondancer, who has the ability to pinpoint the location of any object in space.



    Glom
    First Appearance : Quasar #33

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Quasar #33

    Powers : Digestive system uniquely adapted to ingest and metabolize any form of energy signature he encounters, including the quantum energy that Quasar wields.



    Hardball
    First Appearance : Thor (1st series) #446

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Thor (1st series) #446, Avengers West Coast #82

    Powers : Rubber-like physical composition gives him enhanced speed, agility, and the ability to spring off the ground and rebound off of anything he strikes.



    Fang IV – membership in the Guard unconfirmed
    First Appearance : Excalibur #69
    Last Appearance : Excalibur #70 (jaw ripped apart by Cerise)

    All Imperial Guard appearances : none

    Powers : Heightened strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, animal-like senses, and razor edged finger talons.

    Note : It seems that there is a whole race of beings like Fang, and one of them becomes part of the Imperial Guard, keeping the name and costume. Even though she was never seen with the Guard, Fang IV mentioned to have been hired to assassinate Cerise by a high council member. Also Fang V does not appear before her death.



    Fang V
    First Appearance : Starjammers #4

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Starjammers #4, Inhumans (3rd series) #4

    Powers : Heightened strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, animal-like senses, and razor edged finger talons.

    Note : It seems that there is a whole race of beings like Fang, and one of them becomes part of the Imperial Guard, keeping the name and costume. Fang V is the third known individual to claim the name and costume.



    Commando II (M’Nell)
    First Appearance : Imperial Guard #1

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Imperial Guard #1-3

    Powers : Nega-radiation augments his physical prowess, feeding his muscles with energy to give him superhuman strength, endurance, reflexes, and durability. His powers are due to the after-effects of the Nega-Bomb that the Supreme Intelligence detonated during Operation: Galactic Storm, killing 90% of the Kree population.



    Delphos
    First Appearance : Inhumans (3rd series) #3

    All Imperial Guard appearances : Inhumans (3rd series) #3-4

    Powers : Psychic awareness expands her senses so that she can receive precognitive broadcasts of incoming future events.



    Mammoth
    First Appearance : New X-Men #117
    Last Appearance : New X-Men #122 (killed by Cassandra Nova)

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #117, 122

    Powers : unknown



    Stuff
    First Appearance : New X-Men #123

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #123-126

    Powers : synthetic shape-shifting amoeba able to morph the construction and composition of his body to duplicate the appearance of any race of beings or specific individual



    Squorm
    First Appearance : New X-Men #123

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #123-124

    Powers : apparently fluid lifeform contained within a floating exo-suit equipped with servo-limbs, carries a plasma weapon



    Monstra
    First Appearance : New X-Men #123

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #123-124

    Powers : superhuman strength, reflexes, and resistance to physical injury, possesses four arms and three eyes



    Cosmo
    First Appearance : New X-Men #123

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #123-126

    Powers : absorbs quantum-energy and transforms it into strength

    Note : The character’s name was revealed by Grant Morrison in an interview with X-Fan. As the codename never was used in print, and actually many readers perceived him as the already established Imperial Guard member Neutron, later writers might combine them into the same character.



    Arc II
    First Appearance : New X-Men #123

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #123-124

    Powers : generate static electricity and direct it outwards as electro-bursts to shock his opponents or disrupt mechanical systems



    G-Type
    First Appearance : New X-Men #124
    Last appearance : New X-Men #125 (dissolved by Xorn and on an exploding spaceship)

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #124-125

    Powers : exists as a being of living solar plasma with white-hot skin and a specialized armor that can direct his energies as fiery blasts or focused thermal beams



    Neosaurus
    First Appearance : New X-Men #124

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #124

    Powers : artificial brain with amazing deductive capabilities that projects its consciousness into various exo-bodies



    Plutonia
    First Appearance : New X-Men #124

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #124-126

    Powers : enhanced strength and reflexes, low-level radioactive glow, phasing power allowing her to pass through solid matter, flight



    Blimp
    First Appearance : New X-Men #124

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #124

    Powers : secretes bio-helium which enables him to fly by containing the lighter-than-air gases within his exo-suit



    Schism
    First Appearance : New X-Men #124

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #124

    Powers : bi-polar physiology enables her to separate at will into two nearly identical selves, and then later recombine back into a composite form

    Note : The character’s name was revealed by Grant Morrison in an interview with X-Fan, it has yet to be used in print.



    Fader
    First Appearance : New X-Men #124

    All Imperial Guard appearances : New X-Men #124

    Powers : renders himself invisible by altering the lightwave infractions that strike his body into portions of the spectrum undetectable to the naked eye, carries a spazzgun which fires coherent beams of light


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