Jaketch was an apprentice executioner in the Skrull judicial system. The Fantastic Four were transported to Tarnax IV to stand trial before Judge Hagar. Reed pleaded for leniency towards the people of Xandar but Hagar was unmoved, and any thoughts of a fair trial were quickly dispelled as he ordered the FF’s death at the hands of Jaketch, a junior executioner.

As Jaketch gunned down Reed and Ben in succession, he revealed his ambition to become Lord High Executioner, from which position of authority he would be able to execute Hagar himself. Next in line for the sanction, Sue turned invisible in the hope of evading certain death, but Jaketch’s visor allowed him to target body heat and Sue met the same fate as her colleagues.

All the while, the slaughter was being relayed back to Emperor Dorrek VII, who watched with satisfaction aboard his flagship. His joy was cut short when a lackey arrived with news that a Terran spaceship had destroyed all the Skrull forces that were sent in pursuit last issue. This failure attraceds the interest of Empress R’klll, who chided Dorrek for his failures. Enraged, the Emperor ordered a final assault on Xandar’s four worlds.


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