Alias







Rom Spaceknight
Nick Name
Shining Knight of Galador
Civilian ID
Artour
Occupation

Spaceknight


Legal Status
Citizen of Galador with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Galador, Golden Galaxy
Group Affiliation
Spaceknights
Base of Operations
Mobile throughout the Universe.
Height

Humanoid: 6' 1"


Cybernetic: 7'

Weight

Humanoid: 250 lbs.


Cybernetic: 850 lbs.

Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Alien augmented with a cybernetic armor composed of Plandanium which is highly durable and resistant to damage. Cybernetic augmentation enables superhuman strength, speed, agility and durability; enabling interstellar flight. Cybernetic armor is capable of accessing pocket dimension where a variety of weapons are stored to be accessed by the user at will. Cybernetic augmentation is permanent and modifies the augmented to where they no longer require basic human needs including respiration, nutrition or sleep.


Accessories

Analyzer: Device capable of analyzing biological entities and determine their true nature. Most commonly used to reveal the true nature of shape-shifting Dire Wraiths.


Neutralizer: Device capable of banishing its target to the demonic dimension of Limbo.


Universal Translator: Device used to decode any language and store the nomenclature in a digital library.


Common Enemies

Dire Wraiths


Regularly Appearing
Rom Spaceknight
First Appearance
Rom Spaceknight Vol. 1 #1 (Dec. 1979)
Creator

Scott Dankman, Richard C. Levy & Bryan L. McCoy


Note: Rom originated as a toy that was sold by its creators to Parker Brothers, which licensed the character to Marvel Comics to promote the toy through a comic book series. Writer Bill Mantlo and artist Sal Buscema are credited with adapting the character to an ongoing comic series.


Origin

Renowned as a peaceful race, the Galadorians first made contact with the Dire Wraiths when entering the Dark Nebula. The Dire Wraiths are a race descendant from the shape-shifting Skrulls, who exiled their brethren for practicing black sorcery. When encountering the Galadorians, the Dire Wraiths massacred them and invaded their home system within the Golden Galaxy.


Nearly conquered by the Dire Wraiths, the Galadorians called for volunteers to undergo a process of cybernetization, which would sacrifice their humanity in defense of their home planet. The first among the volunteers was Artour. Permanently transformed into a silver-clad cyborg, Artour would defeat the Dire Wraith invasion and pursue them throughout the Universe, as the spaceknight Rom.


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