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This is the Viltrumites from the comics. For the TV show species, see Viltrumites (TV).

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Viltrum Empire
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Viltrum(formerly), Earth, Viltrumite warship
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6'0" (male), 5'11" (female)
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200 lbs (78 kg) (male), 137 lbs (62kg) (female)
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Viltrum Empire
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First appearance


The Viltrumites are a race of warriors and planetary conquerors from the planet Viltrum. After their emperor, Argall, was killed by Thaedus[1], the Viltrumites engaged in a civil war by killing off the weak on their planet. The population was made into an unbeatable race, led by Thragg. The Viltrumites established the Viltrum Empire and turned their attention to conquering planets [2]. Thaedus founded the Coalition of Planets to combat their tyrannical ways [3]. The Viltrumite population would be cut down enormously by The Scourge Virus [4], ultimately leaving fewer than 50 of them. After the Viltrumite War with the Coaltion, there would only be 37 Viltrumites left in the universe. [5] Their ranks were replenished by Thragg's Children.

Powers and Abilities


  • Viltrumite Physiology
    • Superhuman Strength: A Viltrumite's strength is far greater than that of Humans. The upper limit is unknown as some Viltrumites are stronger than others.
    • Superhuman Speed: Viltrumites are capable of moving at speeds much faster than Humans.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Viltrumites generate less fatigue toxins than humans, allowing them to fight and move for extended periods of time without collapsing from exhaustion.
    • Superhuman Endurance: Viltrumites have endurance beyond human capabilities and have survived disembowelment, touching lava, and bomb blasts without permanent physical damage.
    • Flight: Due a complex balancing system located in their inner ears, Viltrumites have the ability to fly.
    • Interstellar Travel: Viltrumites can survive in outer space without aid.
    • Enhanced Lung Capacity: Viltrumites can hold their breath for up to two weeks without breathing.
    • Invulnerability: Viltrumite skin is much harder to pierce than human skin. Only beings of similar strength can harm Viltrumites.
    • Enhanced Healing Factor: Viltrumites can heal from injuries that would normally kill humans.
    • Decelerated Aging: Viltrumites have the potential to live for thousands of years and still be in their physical prime.
    • Dominant Genetics: A Viltrumite's genes will override other race's traits for physical appearance and powers.
  • Viltrumite Weaknesses
    • Vulnerable Ears: When a Viltrumite's equilibrium in their ears is disturbed, mainly by frequency, it can cause extreme pain and may even possibly kill them. Depending on how strong the frequency is determines that pain of attack.


Superhuman strength and ability to go Massively Faster than Light. Their enhanced durability makes them almost indestructible and they are only susceptible to harm by others of their kind or other powerful creatures. Their invulnerability has shown to be as powerful as not at all being affected by the most powerful nukes of the modern day.

Average Strength level

Average strength is about 100,000 tons but upper limits of some are unknown.


  • All Viltrumites possess delicately balanced, sensitive inner ears to accommodate their powers of flight. Thus, certain sounds and frequencies can actually destabilize a Viltrumites equilibrium, causing them to experience severe pain and crippling them by directly attacking their inner ear. Robot would later exploit this weakness by building special anti-Viltrumite drones constructed of a volcanic tempered titanium alloy. Despite claiming the alloy to be the strongest metal on Earth, Robot acknowledges the fact it would not be enough against the strength of the Viltrumites. So he used the alloy to create armor fashioned to the exact angles necessary to produce a specific high-pitched resonance frequency upon impact; effectively turning the Viltrumite's overwhelming strength against them since every attack they landed only hurt them, leaving the drones relatively unharmed. As Robot explained when fighting Invincible with one of these drones: "The Harder You Hit Me, The More It Will Hurt You."
  • The vicious and nearly-indestructible alien beast species known as the Rognarr can tear through and kill Viltrumites, although the Viltrumite Nolan Grayson did not find them especially hard to fend off when he encountered them for the second time. It is possible this is because Nolan is Argall's long-lost son and one of the strongest Viltrumites.
  • The Klaxus plant can poison and weaken Viltrumites enough to make them vulnerable to attacks.
  • The gun of the Space Racer can pierce through Viltrumite flesh and kill them with ease.
  • Viltrumites are highly vulnerable to internal attacks as Robot managed to easily kill an evil alternate reality Invincible, a Viltrumite, by shooting a bomb down his throat and detonating it.
  • Intense heat can be especially damaging to the healing factor of a Viltrumite, as shown in Mark's final battle with Thragg in the sun. Even the most powerful Viltrumites can be killed by extended baths in the hot plasma of a star.


Habitat: Habitat of this race is unknown.
Gravity: 1.25 X that of Earth
Atmosphere: Atmosphere of this race is unknown.
Population: Population of this race is unknown.


Type of Government: Totalitarian Monarchy
Level of Technology: Highly Advanced
Cultural Traits: Formerly mustaches on male gender of species

See Also

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