Characters Appearing: Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Deathcry, Dylon Cir, Galen Kor, Henry Pym, Hercules, Kona Lor, Magdalene, Quicksilver, Swordsman (Gatherers), Talla Ron, Thunderstrike
Issue(s): Avengers #378, Avengers #379
The Mephisitoid has the ability to control people with pheremones. That includes the local villagers and the Swordsman and Magdalene, who are able to defeat the Vision. It turns out that Mephisitoid was woken up by the Kree led by Galen Kor.
T'Kyll reveals that his "legendary" battle was actually bald imperialism and the Mephisitoids weren't as evil as Shi'ar history claims. He sacrifices his life and then Deathcry kills the Mephisitoid. The Kree then leave, saying that they've gotten enough dirt on the Shi'ar to be satisfied with their mission.
As Walter notes in the comments, the Starjammer Hepzibah's people are the Mephisitoids. The females look very different from the males.
Chronological Placement Considerations: At the start of this arc, it's been less than 27 hours since the Vision's group left for Scotland because the tracking station went offline in Avengers #372. Based on that, it seems like these issues take place mostly concurrently with the past several.
The main group of Avengers don't make it to Scotland until the end of the arc.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Hepzibah is also a Mephitisoid. If it looks a little like Mephisto it’s because skunks and devils both have associations with sulphur.
Posted by: Walter Lawson | March 8, 2018 8:37 PM
Your account of how the storyline ended is a bit off. T'Kyll did surrender to the Mephisitoid and was willing to allow himself to be killed to atone for his actions during the war for which he wished to be forgiven. The Mephisitoid mortally wounded T'Kyll while refusing to ever forgive him. However, the Mephisitoid did not agree to sacrifice his life, he was killed by Deathcry as he was about to have Magdalene to kill the Vision.
Posted by: Don Campbell | March 8, 2018 11:57 PM
Thanks Don. I was just skimming these and it looked like the Mephisitoid jumped in front of the blast.
Posted by: fnord12 | March 9, 2018 12:26 AM
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