Who The Clix? Colonel Yon-Rogg

Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.

Today we look at the earliest foe of the kree Mar-Vell: Colonel Yon-Rogg

Appearances in Heroclix: Captain Marvel Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy
First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes#12 (December 1967)
Team Affiliations: None
Powers/Abilities:  Super-Strength; Enhanced Agility; Enhanced Stamina
Created by: Gene Colan – Stan Lee

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use
Artwork and character is copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use

Yon-Rogg was the commander of the Helion, a Kree ship sent to earth by the Supreme Intelligence. Also on this mission was the Kree Mar-Vell, who Yon-Rogg hated and tried to get killed. When Ronan the Accuser called for Mar-Vell’s execution, Yon-Rogg was overjoyed to carry it out. However, a group of Aakon warriors interfered and killed Mar-Vell’s lover (and object of Yon-Rogg’s affection), Una.

Mar-Vell took a missile to lay Una’s body to rest and Yon-Rogg used the opportunity to hurl Mar-Vell into hyperspace, presumably never to return. It was this even that gave Mar-Vell his incredible powers and transformed him into Captain Marvel.

Upon Mar-Vell’s return, Yon-Rogg takes Carol Danvers as a hostage. During the confrontation, Yon-Rogg is killed and Danvers is irradiated by a Kree Psyche-magnetron, transforming her into Ms. Marvel.

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