Kraken, like Judge Dredd, was cloned from the DNA of Chief Judge Fargo. He was created by renegade Judge Morton Judd as one of his 'Judda' army, but was deprogrammed and then reprogrammed by Justice Department to become a Judge. Chief Judge Silver secretly intended that he should replace Dredd, who showed signs of becoming disillusioned by the unfairness of the Judge system.
Judge Dredd tested Kraken's suitability to become a Judge, but failed him, and Kraken was sentenced to death since if he was not a Judge, he was a dangerous liability. However, when Dredd then temporarily resigned from Justice Department, Chief Judge Silver cancelled Kraken's termination and had him assume Dredd's identity in order to cover up Dredd's departure.
Kraken subsequently fell under the influence of the Sisters of Death and became one of the Dark Judges, helping them to exterminate 60 million citizens during the Necropolis incident. When the real Dredd returned and defeated the Dark Judges, Kraken was freed from their control, but while Dredd did not attach any blame to him, he nonetheless felt that Kraken was too dangerous to live.
Dredd executed Kraken, who made no attempt to stop him. Dredd later stated that he believed Kraken had wanted to die for what he had done.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Peak human male.
Accessory pouch containing three heat seeker shells; helmet containing internal visor display and respirator; uniform made from plasti-steel reinforced material.
Lawgiver handgun which can fire six types of shell: general purpose, rubber ricochet, incendiary, armour piercing, grenade and high explosive. Also daystick and bootknife.
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