Real Name: Pip Gofern
Occupation: Former prince of Laxidazia, painter, lecher, companion
Identity: Known to the populace ol Laxidazia and certain individuals and the authorities on various planets in the galaxy
Legal status: Expatriate citizen of Laxidazia, wanted for lewd behavior on countless planets in the galaxy
Other aliases: none known
Place of birth: Laxidazia Dolenz system Milky Way
Place of 1st death: Sanctuary II. Thanos's flag ship
Known relatives: None
Group affiliation: The Infinity Watch
First appearance: STRANGETALES #179
Powers :Pip had no superhuman powers. He was famous however, for his carnal prowess.
History: Pip Gofern was born a prince on the humanoid populated world 0f Laxidazia and was 260th in line for the throne of the world monarchy. A member of the idle rich. Pip spent most of his time painting pictures of the night sky. During one of his many sojourns across the countryside looking for a good spot to paint. Pip came upon an encampment of trolls a degenerate sub species of the Laxidazian race Taking an immediate liking to these people, Pip engaged in food, drink, and dance with the trolls, imbibing vast quantities of their special ale. When Pip awoke the next day with a hangover, he discovered that the ale he drank the night before must have had mutagenic properties, for he had taken on trollish characteristics his feet had become hooflike, his fourth and fifth finger had grown together his ears hid become longer and his lust for pleasure had grown profoundly.
Eventually returning to the royal court, Pip halfheartedly tried to hide his condition but his lewd behavior could not be stifled. Stripped of rank and exiled from the court Pip stowed away aboard a merchant starship and began a life of wandering and debauchery. Eventually, missionaries from the Universal Church of Truth came to Laxidazia and began to convert the natives to the new faith. The agents of the Church found the tribes of trolls and soon learned that they were resilient to any conversion process. The Church ordered them exterminated, and the Grand Inquisitors were happy to oblige It is not know if they succeeded in destroying all of the trolls on Laxidazia, but the word went out throughout the religious empire that all trolls were to be executed. Pip in the meantime, had gotten himself into trouble on scores Of planets most of which were under the Church's jurisdiction. Eventually taken captive by agents of the Church. Pip was sent aboard the Death Ship a space vessel containing renegades, atheists and degenerates who were due to be executed.
Aboard the ship Pip met Adam Warlock, the artificially created human being from Earth whose alternate future self would become the founder of the Universal Church. Seeing Warlock as a means to escape the ship as well as a means to find adventure. Pip became Warlock's companion in his efforts to thwart his alternate self, the Magus. When the threat of the Magnus was quelled, Pip and Warlock went drinking together on the humanoid populated world Sirus X and then parted company. Pip became engaged in a number of misadventures on his own, and then decided to renew his acquaintance with Warlock, he went to the ship of Warlock's one time ally Thanos, Pip entered it to see if his friend was aboard. Warlock was not but Thanos was. Finding no use for a troll Thanos used a tiny fraction of his power to destroy Pip's brain Warlock eventually hung him. and used his soul gem to absorb Pip's spirit. Pip's spirit dwells peacefully within the verdant dimension of the soul gem alongside the spirit of his friend Adam Warlock.
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