Which Marvel Comic Book Characters Could Be Skrulls?

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The much-awaited series, Secret Invasion, released on Disney+ last June 21, 2023. With only six episodes under the series, we can't wait for the finale later this month.

But for everyone who's keeping glued to the series, we already know that there are shapeshifting Skrulls around. The question is, who are the characters that could be Skrulls in Secret Invasion?

In this article, we list down some of the Marvel characters who were replaced by Skrulls throughout the comic book series.

More importantly, Secret Invasion: which Marvel characters could be Skrulls in the show this whole time. Here's what we know, based on our source material:

Captain America

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in Captain America
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It's hard to believe a Skrull was able to infiltrate Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. But in the 1998 Captain America comic book, this is exactly what happened.

In the comics, Captain America was captured and replaced by a Skrull. Their plan was for the Skrull Captain America to expose two Skrulls on live TV so that humans would become paranoid with each other.

Considering Captain America is the most trusted hero in the comic series, the Skrull's plan almost worked.

Thankfully, the Avengers were able to reveal the truth behind this and exposed the fake Captain America.


Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
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In one of the X-Men comic book series in the '90s, a Skrull replaced Wolverine. This was because the shapeshifters were actually working for Apocalypse, a known enemy of the X-Men.

Since Archangel became a good guy, Apocalypse needed a new Horseman of Death, he chose Logan to be replaced by Skrulls.

Unfortunately, the fake Wolverine was able to convince the other X-Men, even Professor X. This was because he had implanted memories.

When he died in battle with Death, he became Logan once again.


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Back in the '70s and '80s, Spider-Woman was a respected hero in the Marvel Comics. While she vanished for decades, there had been several heroes who took her name.

In 2005, the original Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, came back to join the New Avengers. Unfortunately, it was later revealed that she was never the real Jessica Drew.

Instead, she was revealed to be Veranke, the Skrull Queen, who was keen on fulfilling the Skrull invasion of Earth prophecy.

Eventually, the real Spider-Woman appeared to join the Avengers. But she had to do her best to gain their trust.


Jennifer Garner as Elektra
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In New Avengers #31 (released in 2007), Elektra was outed as a Skrull. The identity of the ninja assassin was revealed upon her death to Echo, which shocked everyone.

The comic series revealed that the real Elektra had been replaced months before and her Skrull was meant to die.

This infiltration was later revealed to be a way for the Avengers to grow suspicious of each other.

In the source material, the death of the Skrull impersonator launched the events of Secret Invasion, which is probably why Elektra's character (played by Jennifer Garner) is being reported to return these days.

Black Bolt

Black Bolt
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After the death of Elektra's Skrull impersonator, her corpse was brought to the Illuminati by Iron man as a way of convincing them to treat the Skrull's plans seriously.

It was this moment that Tony Stark learned that Black Bolt, was also a Skrull. The real King of the Inhumans had been replaced when Maximus took Attilan's throne.

With the discovery, Black Bolt attacked the Illuminati but was defeated. The real Black Bolt was rescued by his wife, Queen Medusa.

Captain Marvel

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Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, was revealed in the Comics to have succumbed to cancer in The Death of Captain Marvel in 1982. Since then, others succeeded his character, including Carol Danvers.

But in 2007's The Return of Captain Marvel comics, fans got the shock of their lives when Mar-Vell returned.

In the events of Secret Invasion, however, it was revealed that Mar-Vell was actually a Skrull agent. After switching sides, the Skrull impersonator sacrificed himself.

Dr. Hank Pym

Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym in Ant-Man
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In the Secret Invasion comic, Dr. Hank Pym revealed a Skrull had replaced him during the Avengers Disassembled events.

This meant that the Avengers were working with Skrull Hank for around four years.

The mission of the Skrull impersonator was to give Janet Van Dyne (aka The Wasp) a growth formula that was actually a deadly weapon developed to destroy the Avengers.

Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion
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And finally, Nick Fury. There has been much fervor curiosity to whether Nick Fury is a Skrull in Disney+'s Secret Invasion.

As of this writing, we don't know for sure whether Nick Fury has been replaced by a Skrull in the series. But as far as the source material goes, Fury was impersonated by a Skrull very briefly.

It was revealed in the Hawkeye & Mockingbird series that Fury had been replaced by a Skrull very briefly.

The alien imposter was sent to the Savage Land with a mission of collecting the dead Skrulls.

But after looking into a beacon at an old S.H.I.E.L.D. base, Mockingbird and Dominic Fortune realized that Fury was a Skrull imposter and killed him on the spot.

Right now, we'll have to wait if this series of events will be used in the Secret Invasion series.

Secret Invasion is streaming on Disney+. New episodes get released every week until July 19, 2023.

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