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Chitauri

The Religious Affiliation of
Chitauri
 

Religion: Chitauri religion CBR Scale: M

Name: Chitauri

Other Names: Skrulls

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Ultimates (vol. 1) #8 (Nov. 2002): "The Experts"

Creators: Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 10

   Comic Book Appearances: 9

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Enemy of: The Avengers

Ally: Thanos

Type of Organization/Group: would-be conqueror, alien race

Race: Skrull

Note: shape-shifting aliens; Ultimate U. offshoot of Skulls?

The race of alien invaders known as the "Chitauri" have been identified as the Ultimate universe version of Skrulls. But it is not entirely clear that this is the case. Actual Skrulls were later encountered in the Ultimate Universe. In Ultimate Fantastic Four #28, it was said that the Chitauri race may be an offshoot, cult or separate civilization from Earth-1610's Skrulls, since a separate "Skrull" race later visited Earth, who recognized the name but disclaimed any common motives between them. Thus, it would seem that the Chitauri are a faction of the Skrull race, but do not comprise the entirety of the Skrull race.

Mainstream Skrulls apparently view the Chitauri as an offshoot sect or cult of extremists because of the Chitauri's extreme beliefs.

Number of group members listed below: 9

Character
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Roger Boudreau (impostor) villain
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
Chitauri
[assimilated delivery man; bombed Triskelion]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Ozzie Bright (impostor) villain
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
Chitauri
[replaced high-ranking Defense Dept. official]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Chitauri Chitauri villain group
CBR Scale: M Chitauri religion
Skrull
[shape-shifting aliens; Ultimate U. offshoot of Skulls?]
Marvel 10
Victor Elizondo (impostor) villain
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
NYPD; Chitauri
[replaced NYPD cop; shot Hank Pym]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Estaban Garza (impostor) villain
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
Chitauri
[replaced a delegate from the Joint Chiefs]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Greg (impostor) villain scientist
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
Chitauri
[posed as Hank Pym's technician to spy on him]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Eddie Guzman (impostor) villain
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
Chitauri
[feigned attack on Wasp; killed by Captain America]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Hobbes (impostor) villain
  Chitauri
[posed as Bucky's nephew's Newfoundland dog]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1
Antonio Puyol (impostor) villain
CBR Scale: R Chitauri religion
Chitauri
[assimilated delivery man; bombed Triskelion]
Marvel Pocket Star Books 1

Excerpts

BELOW: This excerpt from a "status report" prepared by Chitauri alien invaders is from the opening chapter to The Ultimates: Against All Enemies. The Chitauri status report names the "National Socialist" movement by name. (This is the official name of the Nazi party.) The Chitauri admire the Nazi understanding that the "imposition of order requires domination and control of cultural production." The report specifically mentions using Hollywood to promote "traditional values." The Chitauri understand that Hollywood-based film and television are among the most powerful tools in the world for influencing human behavior.

We are no longer focused on human political centers in +New York+ and +Washington+; the events leading up to the +Arizona+ setback made clear that our surveillance must be diversified, encompassing human technological research and cultural production a well as the standard intelligence targets of military and political activity. The +National Socialist+ host understood that the imposition of order requires domination and control of cultural production as well as military strength; we are redoubling our efforts on this front. Much of this effort consists of suborning existing structures, such as film production, to increase the dissemination of material that prepares the human mind for the idea of order. Consolidation of cultural production in fewer and fewer hands has made this endeavor much easier. To take one example, +Hollywood+ filmmaking has absorbed the idea of order -- translated, in human terms, as "traditional values"--far more easily than we might have expected given the chaotic and inconsistent history of that industry. The +American+ political discourse, by and large, has followed this trend as well.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 3-4. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: religion identified by name; propaganda; traditional values; Hollywood; order; Nazi; Nazis; Chitauri

BELOW: Captain America doesn't believe Thor is a god; he thinks Thor is a crazy Communist ("pinko"):

What Steve couldn't figure out was why Thor was along .He couldn't imagine that General Fury had decided to trust an obviously crazy pinko with something as serious as the details of a new Chitauri incursion. Regardless of what Thor had done with the Chitauri bomb in Arizona, Steve didn't for a minute believe in a thunder god. Either the bomb hadn't done what the Chitauri said it would, or the tech in Thor's hammer had some secret functions that he hadn't told any of them about. Whichever it was, Thor was a loose cannon and a security risk. If it was up to Steve, Thor wouldn't have been let within a mile of the Triskelion.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 112. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; disbelief; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Communist; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor (Donald Blake); Chitauri

Chitauri


This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers (2012)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
The Ultimates (vol. 1) #8 (Nov. 2002): "The Experts"
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://marvel.wikia.com/Chitauri
  - http://www.comicvine.com/chitauri/65-57559/
  - http://comicbookdb.com/team.php?ID=766
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/chimchz.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/earthteaz.htm