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Marvel 30-Day Challenge, Day 27

Favorite Non-Human Race

One of the biggest questions humanity has asked whether or not we’re alone in the universe. If you lived in the Marvel Universe, you would know that we weren’t, because there are hundreds of sentient species that share the cosmos with humanity. This is my favorite non-human race.

The Skrulls

Skrulls, favorite non-human race

Featuring green reptilian skin and pointed ears, one look at a Skrull’s enough to tell you that they’re not from Earth. That is if you can see their true form. Appearing near the beginning of Marvel’s run in the 1960s, the Skrulls are a race of shapeshifting aliens that a universe-spanning empire. They use their abilities to transform into almost any being imaginable, from sentient beings to common house-pets. This makes them naturals at espionage and infiltration. It’s also led them to clash with the heroes of Earth on several occasions.

Unfortunately, fate hates the Skrulls, as they’ve seen a lot of bad things happen to them over the years. First, their homeworld was devoured by Galactus, leading to their empire collapsing into civil war. Then attacks from other civilizations and villains weakened them even further. Desperate, the Skrulls put almost everything into conquering Earth to use it as their new homeworld.

The Secret Invasion

Unfortunately for the people of Earth, the Skrulls figured out how to copy the memories of anyone they transformed into, and even any powers they may possess. Their disguises got so good, not even those with super senses could tell them apart. They came close to conquering Earth, but their attempts failed once more after Reed Richards developed a way to identify the Skrulls. The resulting final battle in Central Park ended with the death of the Skrull Queen at the hands of Norman Osborn.

The Skrulls may be at odds with the heroes of Earth a lot of times, but I can’t help but admire their powers, making them my favorite non-human race. The reason why is actually pretty lame: I’d want to use them to turn into my favorite voice actors and use their voices for entertainment. It would be awesome to turn into Steve Blum and hear his voice come out of my mouth! I could do so many cool things with shapeshifting, which makes them my favorite non-human race.

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