Korath The Pursuer: Bio, Origin & History

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Real Name: Korath-Thak

First Appearance: Quasar #32 (March, 1992)

Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, and durability. Can psionically find targets though their brain patterns.

Affiliation: Starforce

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A Little History

Korath The Pursuer was created by Greg Capullo and Mark Gruenwald and made his debut in Quasar #32 back in 1992.

As an elite member of the Kree Cybergeneticists, Korath was heavily involved in the Pursuer Project. The Pursuer Project was a project that created a template made from energy that allowed the user to locate any target it needed to. Sadly, after a couple years of funding, the project was shut down with those in charge claiming that the funds could be better used elsewhere. This meant that Korath and his work were no longer of value.

Furious with what had transpired, Korath chose to use the Pursuer Project on himself. As a result of the project, Korath was given superhuman strength and could now psionically find any target he needed to. Now capable of extraordinary feats, Korath is appointed by the Supreme Intelligence to the Starforce. For context, the Starforce is a group of specially powered Kree brought together to serve the Kree Military. 

The Supreme Intelligence, as a countermeasure, created the Starforce during the Kree/Shi’ar War. Basically, the group is brought together to stop Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, and allow peace discussions between the Kree and Shi’ar Empires. Of course, this was not what actually happened. The Supreme Intelligence hoped that with the Avengers neutralized, it would be able to return to power and wage war on the Shi’ar. 

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