Ch'od is one of the founding members of the Starjammers. Despite his appearance he is usually friendly. He was once a slave of the Shi'ar Emperor D'ken until Corsair led a rebellion. Ch'od has been with the Starjammers as they helped Professor X gain a new body and while they fought the Brood. The Starjammers have the trust of the X-men and the Avengers.
Ch'od was created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum in 1977 and first appeared in X-Men # 104.
Powers and Abilities
Ch'od has superhuman strength and his thick, scaly hide provides him with enhanced durability. Ch'od has claws. Additionally, his saurid brain provides him with a degree of resistance to telepathic attacks. Ch'od is an experienced starship pilot and mechanic, hand-to-hand combatant, marksman and swordsman. He wields a variety of extraterrestrial weapons including energy rifles, swords and battle-axes.
Earth 295 - Age of Apocalypse
He appears as part of Starjammers along with Deathbird (leaderess), Hepzibah, Raza and Christopher Summers (former member). He first appears in the inital riot that led the creation of the group: The Starjammers. This group helped Gambti and the Externals to find and steal the Mk´raan Crystal in the Shi´ar Empire.
X-MEN: The Animated Series
Ch'od appeared with the Starjammers, during the Phoenix Saga, on the Animated Series.