Note: The Brood collectively refer to themselves as "Sleazoids."
Note: Broodworld was destroyed by the X-Men, but the species lives on other planets and is mobile throughout the universe.
|Allies of Deathbird.|
|Base of Operations|
|Mobile throughout the universe.|
|Average Eye Type & Color|
|Yellow insectoid eyes.|
|Average Hair Type & Color|
|Average Skin Type & Tone|
|Brown armored exoskeleton.|
|Advanced bioengineering and weaponry.|
|Matriarchy: Dictatorship of rule by a queen mother.|
Insectoid type bodies with armored skin, long tails divided into two stingers, flight-worthy wings, sharp teeth and claws.
The queen mother is capable of injecting eggs into host bodies causing a metamorphosis of the victim into a member of the Brood.
|Acanti: Space-faring whale-like creatures which are used as both transportation and nutrition by the Brood.|
|Uncanny X-Men #155 (March, 1982)|
|Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum|
Little is known of the origin of the species known as the Brood. A savage insect species they evolved upon a warm and lush tropical planet but soon spread like parasites to otherworlds within the bellies of great space-faring whales known as Acanti.
After an encounter with the Earth mutants known as the X-Men and their Shi'ar allies, the Brood's home world (for lack of a better name known as Broodworld) was destroyed, but their presence in the universe was well enough established that they continue to a threat to every species in which they come into contact.