On ranked lists of characters in the Marvel universe, the same old familiar faces regularly appear: Galactus, The Living Tribunal, Zeus. Yet, one particular green potato-shaped entity is conspicuous by his absence. He may resemble Slimer’s uglier cousin, but you’d be wise to give him some respect.
Of course, I speak of Doop — the official videographer of X-Force introduced in “X-Force” #116. Created by writer Peter Milligan and artist Michael Allred, this pear-colored polymath is an enigma. His origins are shrouded in mystery, and he possesses a bewildering array of powers.
Whether he hails from Marginalia (the fourth-wall-breaking reality that exists beyond the margins of comics) or, as posited by Captain America, he’s the result of a cold war experiment, Doop is quite unique. Speaking in his own unique language (yet oddly understood by all), he’s omniscient and capable of time travel, resurrection, and wielding (or rather swallowing) Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.
When entropy claims the universe, and nothing remains except an empty colorless void, a triumphant Doop will be there — doing something weird.