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Ch'od's amphibious physiology grants him a number of superhuman attributes.
Breathing: Ch'od is fully amphibious and is capable of surviving both on land and in the water with equal ease due to the fact that he possesses lungs that allows him to breathe on land and gills that enable him to breathe under water.
Superhuman Strength: Ch'od is superhumanly strong and is capable of lifting about 20 tons.
Superhuman Speed: Despite his great size and bulk, Ch'od is capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Swimming Speed: Ch'od is capable of swimming through water at much greater speeds than even the finest human athlete. He is capable of reaching a top speed of about 50 miles per hour.
Superhuman Stamina: Ch'od's musculature generates less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a human being. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue beins to impair him.
Superhuman Durability: Ch'od's scaly hide offers him a higher degree of protection from physical injury than a human being. He is capable of withstanding powerful impact forces and small caliber bullets without sustaining injury.
Known Abilities: Ch'od is an excellent swordsman, marksman, and hand to hand combatant.
Ch’od is one of the founding members of the Starjammers. Though he can be a fierce combatant, he is usually genial and friendly in social interactions (though his sheer size and lizard-like appearance can be intimidating to those unfamiliar with him or his species). Ch’od is accompanied by his small, furry pet Cr’reee.
As with the other original three Starjammers, Ch'od was once a slave, until Corsair leads a rebellion. The group ends up operating out a powerful starship., and gain the membership of Sikorsky, a powerful, insectoid doctor.
Ch'od has been with the Starjammers through all their adventures, such as combatting the alien Brood, helping Professor X gain an entirely new body and being on the run from the Shi'ar empire, when they harbored its longtime ruler, Lilandra. The Starjammers not only have the trust of the X-Men, but the Earth's other major superteam, the Avengers.
For a time he and his fellow Starjammers were imprisoned and replaced by Skrulls, who were attempting to conquer the Shi'ar empire. The X-Men help rescue him. Ch'od assists when the Hulk needs help infiltrating an alien empire that is threatening the lives of his friends.
Ch'od has recently suffered the death of his loyal friend Corsair and less tragically, Hepzibah's stranding on Earth. Several X-Men have remained with the Starjammers.
Created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #104
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All-New X-Men (2013)
#23 Avengers World (2014)
- 'The Trial of Jean Grey Part 3'#24
- 'The Trial of Jean Grey Part 5'
#17 Classic X-Men (1986)
- 'Before Time Runs Out: Part One'
#17 Galactus the Devourer (1999)
- 'From the Crucible--A Captain?'#68
- 'Night and Fog'#70
- 'Crime & Punishment'#116
- 'Death In Venice'
#5 Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
- 'The Death of Galactus'
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013)
Infinity Crusade (1993)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Maximum Security Dangerous Planet (2000)
#1 Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard (2010)
- 'Maximum Security: A Very Dangerous Planet'
Special Edition X-Men (1983)
#1 Starjammers (2004)
- 'Cepheid Variable'#2
#1 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The Cadet and the Corsairs'#2
- 'The Cadet and the Corsairs Part 2'#3
- 'The Cadet and the Corsairs Part 3'#4
- 'The Cadet and the Corsairs Part 4'#5
- 'The Cadet and the Corsairs Part 5'#6
- 'The Cadet and the Corsairs Part 6'
#350 The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The New Mutants (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
HC Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
#104 War of Kings (2009)
- 'The Gentleman's Name is Magneto'#107
- 'Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!'#108
- 'Armageddon Now!'#109
- 'Home are the Heroes!'#154
- 'First Blood'#156
- 'The Life That Late I Led...'#167
- 'The Goldilocks Syndrome!'#174
- 'The Trial of Magneto!'#201
- 'Crossroads'#275 (Direct Edition)
- 'The Path Not Taken!'#276
- 'Double Death'#277
- 'Free Charley'#387
- 'Cry Justice, Cry Vengeance!'#391
- 'Imperial Rescue'#484
- 'In Exile'#485
- 'The End of All That Is'#486
- 'Endings and Beginnings'
#1 War of Kings Saga (2009)
- 'Every Last One of Them'
War of Kings: Warriors (2009)
War of Kings: Warriors - Lilandra (2009)
#1 War of Kings: Who Will Rule? (2009)
- 'Rite of Passage'#2
- 'Rite of Passage [Part 2]'
What If...? (1989)
#23 Wolverine (1988)
- 'What If the All-New All-Different X-Men Had Never Existed?'
#134 Wonder Man (1991)
- 'Choice in the Matter'#135
- 'From Bad to Worse'#136
- 'Countdown to Destruction'#138
#8 X-Men Forever 2 (2010)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 11 Death Adrift'
#6 X-Men Forever Giant-Size (2010)
- 'Scream a Little Scream!'#7
- 'Luck--Runs Out!'#8
- 'You're Supposed to Be Dead!'
X-Men Spotlight On...Starjammers (1990)
#1 X-Men Unlimited (1993)
- 'Phalkon Quest, Part 1'#2
- 'Phalkon Quest, Part 2'
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan (2007)
#1 X-Men: Gold (2014)
- 'Emperor Vulcan'#2
- 'Emperor Vulcan'#3
- 'Emperor Vulcan'#4
- 'Emperor Vulcan'#5
X-Men: Interactive Comic Book (1996)
#1 X-Men: Kingbreaker (2009)
- 'Rise Of The Phoenix'
#1 X-Men: Mutant Empire (1996)
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 1'#2
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 2'#3
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 3'#4
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 4'
X-Men: Odd Men Out (2008)
X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (2010)
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