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Norex is a supporting anti-hero of the 2019 Marvel film Captain Marvel. He is a Skrull scientist who serves as the loyal right-hand man of Talos.
He was portrayed by Matthew Maher who also voiced Wade Hebert in GTA V.
Norex was first seen helping his fellow Skrulls capturing Starforce
member Vers in the planet Torfa as Talos intends to access her memories
for their own purposes. However, Vers furiously free herself before
escaping back to Earth, prompting an annoyed Talos and several of his
Skrulls to evacuate to Earth after their ship is destroyed. Talos then
tasks Norex and the other Skrulls to impersonate themselves as civilians
while he impersonates himself as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Keller to avoid
Eventually, Talos and Norex managed to track down Vers as the
home of her close friend Maria Rambeau. As such, Norex impersonates
himself as Maria to attract Maria's daughter Monica while Talos
confronts Vers, Maria and Nick Fury. Through a recovered black box,
Talos revealed that the Supreme Intelligence destroyed the Skrulls' home planet due to their refusal to submit to Kree
rule. Talos also revealed that he was contacted by Kree defector
Mar-Vell, who has created a Light-Speed Engine and a giant ship that can
carry Skrull refugees so that they can find a new planet to live and be
safe from the Kree. This made Vers remember that she was once a pilot
named Carol Danvers who witnessed Mar-Vell being murdered by Yon-Rogg
(the leader of Starforce) and that she destroyed the engine that made
her absorb the powers and lose her memories in the first place.
Infuriated of being used by the Kree, Vers defected to the Skrulls.
To that end, Norex utilized his skills in upgrading Vers' ship so that
it can fly into space to track down Mar-Vell's ship containing the
Skrulls refugees, including Talos' family. Upon being told that Yon-Rogg
will be heading back to Earth to pinpoint Vers' location, Norex decides
to stay behind by impersonating himself as Vers in an old shaft so that
Vers and Talos can find the ship. After revealing himself to an
arriving Yon-Rogg, Norex happily taunted him of the fact that Vers
already regained her memories and that Talos and the rest of the Skrulls
will be safe from the Kree. Infuriated, Yon-Rogg kills Norex by
shooting him down.
Eventually, Norex's death was avenged after Vers (renaming
herself as Captain Marvel) defeated Yon-Rogg and sends him back to Hala
with a message to the Superior Intelligence that she will put an end to
the genocidal war for good.
In Captain Marvel, all of the advertising presents Norex as the secondary antagonist who intends to help Talos destroy Captain Marvel. But when it is released, he is a supporting anti-hero of the movie and the true secondary antagonist is Yon-Rogg.