Confusing artwork : Is she a SHE or a HE?

#1 Edited by John_Feaster (341 posts) - - Show Bio

   I know she's depicting a male hero. It's a SHE-Skrull in the form of a HE-Pym. That's not the confusion...

   But, are all the artists aware of that, because I have seen Pym change into a very MALE Skrull form when taking to other Skrulls. ("A Skrull in every state..." or right after shooting Mister Fantastic, for example...), and would like some opinions. I figure the reason is that not every artist knew that Hank Pym was supposed to be a FEMALE Skrull. 

   But...what's YOUR opinion? If explaining away the situation, is it that the process has made her MIND so male that she prefers to take male shapes...even when appearing as a Skrull. Or (my opinion), can it be that she's concealing her true Skrullish identity when dealing with lessers? Perhaps keeping her very distinctive appearance (how many BLOND Skrull females can there be?) a secret when she can?

   Or...am I just unaware that another Skrull (a male one) sometimes appears as Hank Pym when needed?

#2 Posted by Leliel (1452 posts) - - Show Bio

Xavi from the Runaways can be both so I say the same goes for this guy

#3 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Not only can Xavin appear to be different genders or races when he chooses, when questioned in one issue Xavin said that "For us [Skrulls], just changing our gender is no different than changing our hair color".  From the sounds of it, Xavin is speaking as an authoritative figure (as a Skrull) on behalf of his entire race.  Past history shows that while Skrulls seem to have gender delineation (there are Skrulls that appear similar in physical build to human males and females), but Xavin's comments indicate that their perception of gender is a more fluid concept than our own.  This makes some sense given their natural shape-shifting abilities.


Other observations given Xavin's past behavior would indicate that a Skrull's form and appearance are not only based on force of will, but on their emotional state.  Xavin has remarked in the past that he has taken male form in order to appear more intimidating, and when the group is transported back to the early 20th century Xavin takes the form of a white male rather than his traditional black male or female form traditionally used.  Both of these are examples of Xavin making a conscious decision regarding his appearance based on at least a surface understanding of societal norms, and a willingness to manipulate the way others perceive him.  As an example of the latter, during a fight with Carolina, Xavin (seemingly unintentionally) reverts to her human female form, indicating some degree of subconscious effect on their physical form.  Similar observations may be made with other Skrulls, as they are sometimes depicted larger or more exaggerated in build when in physical combat, and occasionally exhibiting more feral qualities such as larger, fanged teeth and claws when fighting or angered.
#4 Posted by Leliel (1452 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if still born male Skrull can be impregnanted by another male while in female form, because we know Cap Marvel had a relationship with a female Skrull (the princess?) but could a male one do it too? Odd. But we don't have much Skrull hybrid that is aside from Hulking who is part Kree any other?

#5 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think we were making pages for the skrulls.

#6 Posted by Leliel (1452 posts) - - Show Bio

my either, I didn't made it so don't look at me

#7 Posted by John_Feaster (341 posts) - - Show Bio

   I see from "Mighty Avengers" issue17 that there's been more than one Skrull disguised as Pym. And one of them had to be killed.

#8 Posted by KillerZ (1598 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually I think the easiest answer to that question is that all the skrulls are hermaphrodites.

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#9 Posted by box turtle (1258 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
"I didn't think we were making pages for the skrulls. "

I don't see why not.  It did a ton of things in the Marvel Universe.
#10 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

I immediately thought of Xavin, but I don't ever recall Xavin having a female Skurll form.  'She' uses shapeshifting to become a female human, but everytime 'she' reverts to being a skrull then 'she' appears to be male.  Just as Mystique can transform into a male form, but ultimate reverts back to blue-skin with boobies...

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#11 Posted by Leliel (1452 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
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I immediately thought of Xavin, but I don't ever recall Xavin having a female Skurll form.  'She' uses shapeshifting to become a female human, but everytime 'she' reverts to being a skrull then 'she' appears to be male.  Just as Mystique can transform into a male form, but ultimate reverts back to blue-skin with boobies...

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That means she can be your father for one son and mother to another

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