Gladiator II
Nick Name
Last Son of Strontia
Civilian ID
Praetor of the elite Shi'ar Imperial Guard
Legal Status
Citizen of the Shi'ar Empire
Nation or Planet of Origin
Strontia, Shi'ar Galaxy
Group Affiliation
Imperial Guard
Base of Operations
Shi'ar Imperial Throneworld, Shi'ar Galaxy
6' 6"
595 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Dark Blue
Known Powers

Psionic-fueled alien possessing superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, and durability possessing the power of super-sonic flight and heat vision. Invulnerable to harsh environments, including the vacuum of space and all known terrestrial diseases.

Note: Gladiators powers are derived from his own self-confidence and his greatest weakness is doubt in his own abilities.

Resources of the Shi'ar Empire
Common Enemies
Enemies of the Shi'ar Empire
Regularly Appearing

Fantastic Four Vol. 1

Mighty Thor Vol. 2


Uncanny X-Men

War of Kings

First Appearance
X-Men Vol. 1 #107 (Oct. 1977)
Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum

Centuries ago, the Strontian race swore loyalty to the Shi'ar Emperor when it cured their home planet of the deadly Wraith plague. Seeking recruits for the Imperial Guard, Shi'ar emperor T'korr sought members of the Strontian military elite tasked with protecting the planet from the Phoenix Force. To test the loyalty of the young Strontian candidates he instructed them to slay their Council of Elders. Knowing that Emperor T'korr would destroy the Strontian sun, candidate Kallark killed the council and solidified his position as commander of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, an army of super-powerful beings from planets within the Shi'ar Galaxy.

Kallark has on several occasions appeared to be a villain to Earth by coming into contact with the planets protectors, butis ultimately loyal to only the leader of the Shi'ar Empire, and without question enforces the will of its leader as their Gladiator.

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