The Skrull Empire

The Skrull Empire is one of the oldest and most powerful races of the galaxy.

The Skrulls were ruled by their Emperor, until the demise of their homeworld, Skrullos.  The Skrulls invading Earth follow their Queen, Veranke.

The Skrulls are a race of shape-shifters.  They use a shamanistic ritual to copy the "essence" - memories and experiences - of the person the Skrull is replicating

The Skrull Empire has been locked into a war with the Kree Empire for centuries.  

The Skrulls have been conducting a covert infiltration of Earth for about a year, with infiltrations of Hydra, A.I.M., SHIELD, and SWORD.  The points of overt invasion include Wakanda, New York City, and Washington DC.

Known Skrull imposters include Captain America, Mockingbird, Madame Viper, Clay Quartermain, A.I.M. Drone Lyle Getz, the Invisible Woman, and Henry Gyrich. The Skrulls dispatched a team of Skrull imposters in the form of the Avengers to Wakanda.

 

Captain AmeriSkrull communicating with the Skrull Queen