Korath the Pursuer

Korath the Pursuer
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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceQuasar #32 (March 1992)
Created byMark Gruenwald
Greg Capullo
In-story information
Alter egoKorath-Thak
SpeciesKree
Team affiliationsStarforce
AbilitiesCyber-genetic engineering
Superhuman strength, stamina, and durability
Psionically locate individuals by tracing their brain patterns

Korath the Pursuer (θ/) (real name Korath-Thak) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Korath was a geneticist, who founded and led the Pursuer Project. He also was a member of the Starforce.

Djimon Hounsou portrayed the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Captain Marvel (2019).

Publication history

Korath first appeared in Quasar #32 (March 1992), and was created by Mark Gruenwald and Greg Capullo. It was revealed that Korath-Thak was the lead designer of the project that created the Pursuer, a cockroach from Earth modified by Kree geneticists, which first appeared in Inhumans #11 (June 1977), fifteen years before Korath himself made his first appearance.[1][2]

He was a member of the Starforce team during the Operation Galactic Storm storyline. He turned the experiments on himself and it give him superpowers, including the ability to follow the brainwaves of his targets. He later reunited with his old team mate Ronan the Accuser, as part of the Annihilation event.[1][3]

Other Languages
français: Korath
한국어: 코라스
Nederlands: Korath the Pursuer