Unlike most Skrulls, Talos was born unable to shape shift. But, he did not let this stop him from becoming a savage fighter and a great army commander. He added cyborg parts to his body to make him even stronger and soon became one of the most feared fighters. He would soon be captured by the Kree and did not obey the Skrull rules saying to commit suicide when you are captured.
Talos the Untamed was created by Peter David and Gary Frank and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk issue 418 (1994).
Major Story Arcs
Talos the Shamed
After his release from the Kree, Talos returned to the Skrulls, but he was shamed by his fellow Skrulls because he had not followed the Skrull rules of committing suicide when captured. After this the Skrull empress wanted him to redeem himself but he denied it and tried dying in battle. Later after the battle, Talos attended a civil ceremony where he would end up fighting a Kree soldier and soon enough a much greater foe.
Versus the Hulk
After his first fight, Talos came in contact with the unstoppable Hulk. Talos wanted to fight against the Hulk so if he died he would be honored by dying against a worthy opponent. During the fight, all of the Skrulls want their fellow brother to lose but the Hulk wanting no part of the fight faked losing and pretended to beg for his life not to be taken. Talos showed mercy and walked away with his fellow Skrulls who were now loyal to him because of what they thought was his victory over the Hulk. After that Talos was captured by the Shaper of Worlds but ended up escaping.
When the Annihilation Wave hit the universe, Talos joined forces with helped Ronan the Accuser in escaping from a planet just before it exploded. Talos would then join the United Front in fighting the Annihilation Wave, in which they succeeded.
Eventually Talos returned to Earth in search of an ancient powerful artifact. Disguised as a human, Talos requested the help of the detective agency of Howard the Duck. When Howard had managed to get the artifact, Talos took it from him and revealed his true self. Luckily, Howard, with some help of other heroes whom had gathered, managed to defeat Talos.
- Talos appears as the main villain in the 2019 Captain Marvel film, portrayed by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn. This version of the character actually possesses the ability to change forms, unlike his comic counterpart, and infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D. on Earth by posing as a human agent.
- Talos reappears in disguise as Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home. He and his wife Soren, who disguises herself as Maria Hill, were ordered by the real Nick Fury to keep an eye on Spider-Man after the wake of Tony Stark's death. Soon Talos, as Nick Fury, found himself involved with a stranger claiming from another universe named Mysterio and his enemies The Elementals. The threat of the Elementals forced Talos to recruit Spider-Man to team-up with Mysterio to form a new team. Eventually Mysterio's charade was exposed as Talos and Soren get involved in defeating some of Mysterio's holographic drones.
- ToyBiz released a Talos figure as part of the X-Men: Strike Team box set.
- Talos was featured in Funko's Pop! line of bobbleheads.
- Talos was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of the Kree Sentry Build-a-Figure wave.
- Talos is featured in the "Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack" Lego kit.
- Talos is featured in the HeroClix figure game.