Torr IX, a son of Lalandra IV, was elected Imperial Sovereign in Year 4555 of the New Shi'ar Calendar, albeit it was by a narrow majority in the Imperial Council. He distanced himself somewhat from the Fist of the Shi'ar People, but Torr IX was unable to limit the power of the Fist organization. The New Shi'ar Imperium continued on it's imperialist, militaristic path during Torr IX's reign. He is noted for reusing to grant the Imperial Assent to bills passed by the Imperial Council on several occasions that would have limited the civil rights of members of several non-Shi'ar races.

He died in Year 5000 at the age of 567.