Metazoid is a Marvel comics supervillain, primarily an enemy of Captain Marvel and is an example of a "creature feature" type villain as well as "Red Scare" villain.. both were common in early comics, especially during the Cold War era and were designed as a way to deal with the real fears of nuclear warfare and Soviet aggression in the Western world at the time.
Metazoid itself began life as an anti-state soviet citizen, normally this would of resulted in death but the citizen was instead enrolled in an experiment by the Soviets to create a human capable of surviving the alien conditions of almost any planet.
However the experiment went horribly wrong and as is often the case in superhero fantasy the citizen was not killed but instead mutated into an uncontrollable monster, who soon went on a violent rampage.
- Superhuman Strength
- Environmental Adaptation