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"If we track it's course, we'll find it in orbit, right now."
"It's basic physics."
"In orbit?"
"Well..."
"Was that so difficult to figure out? You're my science guy, right?"
Carol Danvers, Maria Rambeau, Talos and Norex[src]

Norex was the Skrull Chief Science Officer and Talos' second-in-command. He was stationed on the Skrull flagship who crashed on Planet C-53 in Los Angeles in 1995. Following the Ambush at Joint NASA USAF Facility, Norex and Talos arranged an alliance with Vers and Nick Fury in Louisiana. While covering for their journey to Mar-Vell's Laboratory, he is discovered and later murdered by Yon-Rogg.

Biography

Kree-Skrull War

Norex was a Skrull scientist who, like the rest of his people, was forced into exile when the Skrulls were attacked by the Kree Empire, causing the Skrulls to scatter across the galaxy. Norex worked for the Skrull general Talos as his chief science officer, and was tasked with finding Mar-Vell's Laboratory, in which Talos hoped to find unparalleled technology the Skrulls could use to escape from the Kree. However, Norex was unable to complete this mission as he had not thought that the laboratory could actually be in orbit around a planet instead of being a physical facility on the surface of said planet.[1]

Extracting Vers' Memories

Norex was present on the Skrull flagship, after Talos captured Vers in the Ambush on Torfa. He stood alongside Talos while he was accessing her memories, hoping to find information regarding the Light-Speed Engine. When she staged an escape and fought the Skrull occupation on the ship, Norex, Talos and two other Skrulls took space pods to Planet C-53 in pursuit.[1]

Arriving on Planet C-53

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Norex and the Skrulls arrive in Los Angeles

The four pods carrying Norex, Talos and two other Skrulls crash-landed in the Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of California, and later emerged at a beach during a sun-sprawling morning in Los Angeles. While familiarizing themselves with their surroundings, Norex and the Skrulls were given orders by Talos to locate Vers. To blend in with the rest of the beach, Talos and the Skrulls had simmed several human surfers. While Norex departed with Talos to further assimilate themselves into the bulk of human society, their Skrull comrades had located Vers and had engaged in a chase with a S.H.I.E.L.D. task force.[1]

Negotiating an Alliance

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Norex arrives at the Rambeau Residence

After the Ambush at the Joint NASA USAF Facility, Norex accompanied Talos to a homestead in Louisiana. Norex disguised himself as Maria Rambeau in an attempt to stall her daughter Monica from discovering they were Skrulls. The two successfully persuaded their to-be human allies, including S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury that they did not mean hostile intent and that they were offering an alliance, explaining to them that they were refugees on the run from the Kree.

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Norex retrofits the Quadjet for space travel

Once the negotiation became a success, with Carol regaining her true memories, Norex helped in repairing the damaged Quadjet and retrofitting Skrull technology inside it so it could travel in space, while Talos and their human allies prepared to venture to the laboratory. He volunteered to stay and become a decoy by disguising himself as Carol Danvers, while the real Carol, Talos, Fury and Maria, as well as Goose depart to find Mar-Vell’s hidden laboratory outside Earth's atmosphere.[1]

Murdered by Yon-Rogg

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Norex tricks Yon-Rogg into thinking he is Vers

"What have you done to her?"
"You're too late."
Yon-Rogg and Norex[src]

The next day, Norex is confronted by Yon-Rogg, stalling for time while disguised as Vers. Norex attempts to persuade Yon-Rogg by proclaiming out Vers' code, but he dismisses it, as he says that the tactic of using codes has been deemed futile. To test that he isn't a Skrull, Yon-Rogg quizzes Norex about Vers' past, asking what her earliest memories were.

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Norex is shot in the chest by Yon-Rogg

When Norex hesitates to answer a question about Vers' Kree blood transfusion, Yon-Rogg deduces his Skrull identity, and shoots Norex with his Kree Pistol. As Norex' Skrull form is revealed, he tells Yon-Rogg that he was too late to catch his allies from departing on the Quadjet. Yon-Rogg takes a minute before turning and shooting Norex a second time, killing him. With Norex dead, Yon-Rogg departs with Starforce to find Mar-Vell's Laboratory.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Skrull Physiology: Unlike the many species on Earth, Norex is a Skrull who is not a carbon based life-form and possesses a wide variety of superhuman abilities.
    • Shapeshifting: Like the rest of his species, Norex was able to shapeshift into sentient beings, though he has to visually perceive the person who is going to be imitated.

Abilities

"A few tweaks to your vessel should do it. I can handle the modifications."
―Norex to Nick Fury[src]
  • Engineer: To be added
  • Combatant: To be added
  • Master Scientist: To be added

Relationships

Allies

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References

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