Who Is Marvel’s Lord Krylar? A Deeper Look Into Bill Murray’s Ant-Man Character

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It turns out that Krylar might be the most obscure Marvel character yet to have been included in one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Krylar first appeared in “The Incredible Hulk” #156, published in July of 1972. Krylar’s final appearance was also in “The Incredible Hulk” #156, published in July of 1972. In the comics, Krylar was an alien from a planet called K’ai, one of the worlds contained within the Quantum Realm. He had green skin and a beard. It’s quickly explained in the comics that Krylar is a mercenary, belonging to a guild called the Pitll Pawob Assassins. Krylar also invented weapons and widgets for Lord Visis, the ruler of K’ai. 

In the comics, when the Hulk attacked Lord Visis, Krylar handed his master a device that manifested the Hulk’s greatest fear. It seems the only thing the Hulk feared was … another Hulk. For a brief moment, there were two Hulks. Krylar’s device, however, malfunctioned, the secondary Hulk disappeared, and Visis murdered Krylar in anger. 

And that was it. Krylar never returned to Marvel Comics.

Most superhero fans will likely be able to elaborate on the many, many, many characters throughout the Marvel universe who have died, only to be resurrected. For Marvel characters, death is a mere inconvenience. Krylar is the rare character who died in Marvel Comics and stayed dead. He wasn’t seen again until Bill Murray played him. And, from the looks of it, he was a brand-new character. He was essentially playing Bill Murray. This version of Krylar is the ruler of a city called Axia, and who has chosen to work with Kang rather than risk the tyrant’s punishment. 

He gets to tell the characters what M.O.D.O.K. stands for.

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