Wraith is a male extraterrestrial comic character that features in Marvel Comics.
Zak-Del was a male blue Kree who was the son of the brilliant scientist named Sim-Del and his wife. His father had developed a power source that could have brought light to an entire galaxy. However, the merchant houses in the empire opposed this and sought to ban his research. As a result, Sim-Del and his family relocated to a barren planetoid in the Bennazar Rift where he used the power source to turn the world into a paradise for himself along with his family. Sim-Del sought to share his knowledge with the rest of the universe but a faction within the Kree empire decided to terminate him where they sent a death squad to eliminate him. Sim-Del and his wife managed to hide their son Zak-Del before they were killed with the boy witnessing his parents demise. He was on a ship that fell into a wormhole to the Exoteric Latitude that was the space of the Nameless. (Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith v1 #2)
He was among those to respond to the call by Starfox for warriors to hunt down and kill Gamora as she was believed to hold the mental patterns of Thanos waiting to take over her body. (Guardians of the Galaxy v5 #2) Wraith agreed to help them in the hunt for Gamora to kill her where in exchange Starfox had agreed to share knowledge about the Exolon god Knull so that Zak-Del could slay the creature to free himself from his curse. (Guardians of the Galaxy v5 #3)
Personality and attributes
One of his goals was freeing himself from the curse of the Exolons by slaying their god which he learnt was a being known as Knull. (Guardians of the Galaxy v5 #3)
Powers and abilities
Whilst originally a Kree, Zak-Del lived in symbiosis with the alien Exolon parasites that covered his body and fed off his soul. In exchange, they afforded him strength and immortality with him being able to summon them into battle. In addition, the sight of his exposed soul inspired fear in anything including mechanical beings. (Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith v1 #3) He did not register on sensors as being alive. (Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith v1 #1)
He was armed with a polymorphic weapon that could change into a variety of forms including a pistol, whip or a blade and even tools such as binoculars. (Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith v1 #1)
- Wraith was created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Kyle Hotz where he made his first appearance in Annihilation: Conquest Prologue v1 #1 (August, 2007).
In other media
- In Guardians of the Galaxy, Wraith appeared in the animated television series episode "Fox on the Run" where he was voiced by actor Jeff Bennett. Gamora sought out his father in order to capture him for Ronan the Accuser to steal his invention but rather than be taken Zak-Del's parent decided to throw himself along with his invention into the nearest black hole. As a result, Wraith sought to get revenge against Gamora and later became armed with a morphing weapon. He was among the participants in the Grandmasters trials for Gamora on the space station Conjunction but was defeated by her. Afterwards, Wraith, Jarhead and an Elemental Beast confronted Ronan the Accuser and Nebula in order to take their revenge on him as Gamora was acting on her behalf.
- In Marvel: War of Heroes, Wraith appeared as multiple playable cards in the video game.
- Annihilation: Conquest Prologue v1:
- Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith v1:
- Guardians of the Galaxy v5: