Black Museum exteriorORGOLHUIN
(The Black Museum of the Cyborgs)

Classification: Extraterrestrial (Matricca Scoppio) establishment

Creator: Unidentified cyborgs of Matricca Scoppio,

User/Possessors: Black Curator, the cyborgs of Matricca Scoppio, "Terminals"

Visitors: Death's Head (Minion), Die-Cut (Czorn Yson), Tuck,

Aliases: The Black Museum of the Cyborgs, "House of Horrors" (from Die-Cut)

Location: The planet Matricca Scoppio, on the outer rim of the Crab Nebula, Milky Way Galaxy

First Appearance: Death's Head & the Origin of Die-Cut#1 (August, 1993)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Orgolhuin is a museum, preserving the history of the cyborg race of Matricca Scoppio forever.

    It is considered a "House of Horrors" for the cyborgs as it contained everything they feared.

    A stasis spell is woven within the fabric of all within. Once inside, no exhibit may wear, transmute, or biodegrade. All is museumed forever.

    Exhibits include:

with the Museum's catacombs, which contains the dying and diseased, who buy a spot in the museum; the stasis spell gives them a kind of immortality, as long as they remain within it. Several of the "Terminals" have the Perfection Virus.blackmuseum-lift.jpg

History:
(Death's Head & the Origin of Die-Cut#1 (fb) - BTS) - Orgolhuin, aka the Black Museum of the Cyborgs, was constructed by the cyborgs of Matricca Scoppio.

(Death's Head & the Origin of Die-Cut#2 (fb) - BTS) - Learning of the stasis spell within Orgolhuin, numerous dying or diseased beings from various worlds bought space within its catacombs to stop their deterioration.

(Death's Head & the Origin of Die-Cut#1 (fb) - BTS) - From his nightmares, from memories stolen from corpses, and from stories his mom told him as a kid Czorn Yson of the Ganalon knew of Matricca Scoppio and Orgolhuin.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#1 (fb) - BTS) - Time jumpers reported that a cure for the Perfection plague would be found by the cyborgs of Matricca Scoppio.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#1 (fb) - BTS) - Lady Anula summoned Death's Head (Minion) and Tuck to Lionheart, hiring them to travel to Matricca Scoppio to find a cure for Perfection, with which she was afflicted.

    Anula advised them that this cure could be found within Orgolhuin, the Black Museum of the Cyborgs, and she warned them that there would be an impenetrable entry code.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#1) - Death's Head and Tuck battled cyborgs on Matricca Scoppio, during which the cyborgs introduced a purging infestation into Death's Head's system. Designed to purify him from within, it would eliminate any glitches it encountered in his body or mind, including eradicating his personality. Death's Head sought assistance from Czorn Yson, one of the 105 being's whose minds he had incorporated (killing those beings in the process) with his cranial syphon.

    Possessing memories of Matricca Scoppio, Yson guided Death's Head to Orgolhuin (the Black Museum of the cyborgs), in the process taking control of Death's Head's form. Using Death's Head's power to shatter the entrance and then his own knowledge to override its "impenetrable entry code," Yson led Tuck within, while the cyborgs pursuing them were reluctant to enter due to an almost superstitious fear of the Flesh Age exhibit (and presumably other reminders of their past). Noting that the cyborgs would eventually follow, however, Yson instructed Tuck to guard their backs, and he continued on to the Vault of Forbidden Knowledge. Utilizing the organic tissue Biobank, Yson had Death's Head program to form a new body for him. When the museum's Black Curator attempted to stop him, Yson had Death's Head blow its head off and shatter its body.

    Transmitting his original genetic imprint via Death's Head's cranial syphon, Yson also used the museum's imaging systems and resource tanks to create the Pscythe weapon he had long visualized. Once fully re-formed, Yson, armed with his pscythe, renamed himself Die-Cut.

    While fighting fiercely to hold off the cyborgs, Tuck realized that she apparently had been infected with Perfection as well.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2) - Re-forming, the Black Curator captured Tuck.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2) - With Tuck imprisoned within its hand, the Black Curator -- backed by a number of cyborgs -- confronted Death's Head and Die-Cut. After Tuck told Death's Head that she had been infected with Perfection and that the Curator's crystal filaments were grafting themselves to her such that she might die if he tried to free her, Die-Cut shattered the cage with his Pscythe, safely freeing her. When the Black Curator turned its enhanced power on Die-Cut and overwhelmed him, Die-Cut resolved to honor their original deal, and Death's Head freed him. In response, Die-Cut spliced together a simulator to form an "enviro-ball," with the frigid ice-storm environment from Zeta Two that threatened all within, after which he opened a reality warp through which he, Death's Head, and Tuck escaped.

    After the trio had regrouped and the enviro-ball burnt itself out, Die-Cut brought himself and his associates back into the Black Museum where he used his pscythe to reprogram the Black Curator to serve them. At their request, the Curator took them to the cure the cyborgs had for Perfection. The Museum itself possessed a stasis spell woven throughout the fabric of all within. Once inside, no exhibit may wear, transmute, or bio-degrade.

    Unwilling to wait for the 60 minute entry sequence into the catacombs, Death's Head ripped the vault door open, after which they observed those otherwise dying and diseased beings who had bought themselves a place within the museum, gaining immortality via the stasis field.

    The maddened exhibit beings attacked the new arrivals, feeling that they had been deceived and demanding to be let out. Death's Head convinced Die-Cut to join him in cutting a way out of the catacombs and letting the lunatics loose on the cyborg city.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2 - BTS) - Having returned to Lionheart, Death's Head and Tuck learned that the Perfection Virus she had developed was just a temporary simulation, caused by Anula to give them motivation to find the cure. 

Comments: Created by Glenn Dakin and John Royle under the Marvel UK imprint.

    In repeatedly reviewing the profiles involving Matricca Scoppio, I have come to the conclusion that the Matricca Scoppio seen in Motormouth & Killpower is most likely the past version of the Matricca Scoppio seen in Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut.
    While we only see a tiny portion of the world in Motormouth & Killpower, the people there are...people...many of them have tech-glasses and/or minor bionic enhancements, but they are largely flesh. The "cyborgs" in Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut look to be robotic, to the point where you wonder if there is anything organic in them at all. The Black Curator considers himself one of the cyborgs, but there is nothing organic in him.
    Additionally, Lionheart, from which Death's Head and Tuck are sent to Matricca Scoppio, takes place in the the year 3442 A.D. in Reality-12892. It makes good sense that the whole adventure took place in that future reality/time, including Die-Cut's history.
    After expanding to the Black Museum profile to current Appendix standards, I will discuss the matter further in the Matricca Scoppio profile.

Profile by Snood.

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blackmuseumdh-fleshageblackmuseumdh-fleshage2Flesh Age

The Black Museum of the Cyborgs contains an exhibit on the Flesh Age, apparently representing the time before the organic inhabitants of the planet became cyborgs.

The modern cyborgs view this exhibit with an almost superstitious horror. It includes details on vulnerability, dependence, biological chance, etc.


--Death's Head & the Origin of Die-Cut#1

 




VAULTS of FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE
blackmuseumdh-vault-main blackmuseumdh-vault-entrance     A section of Orgolhuin, the Black Museum of Cyborgs, it
contains the Biobank, an organic tissue bank, which Czorn Yson was able to program to recreate his body.

      It has advanced imaging systems and resource tanks, which can be used to create advanced weaponry, such as Die-Cut's pscythe.

     It was guarded by the Black Curator.

(Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#1) - Seeking to restore his human form, Czorn Yson ault of Forbidden Knowledge.

     Utilizing the organic tissue Biobank, Yson had Death's Head program to form a new body for him.

     When the museum's Black Curator attempted to stop him, Yson had Death's Head blow its head off and shatter its body.

    Transmitting his original genetic imprint via Death's Head's cranial syphon, Yson also used the museum's imaging systems and resource tanks to create the Pscythe weapon he had long visualized. Once fully re-formed, Yson, armed with his pscythe, renamed himself Die-Cut.

--Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#1

Note: Die-Cut called it "Weird Science Central"
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  • CATACOMBS/"TERMINALS"
    \
    blackmuseum-catacombsblackmuseum-terminals1  At their request, the Curator took them to the cure the cyborgs had for Perfection. The Museum itself possessed a stasis spell woven throughout the fabric of all within. Once inside, no exhibit may wear, transmute, or bio-degrade.

        Unwilling to wait for the 60 minute entry sequence into the catacombs, Death's Head ripped the vault door open, after which they observed those otherwise dying and diseased beings who had bought themselves a place within the museum, gaining immortality via the stasis field.

        The maddened exhibit beings attacked the new arrivals, feeling that they had been deceived and demanding to be let out.

         Death's Head convinced Die-Cut to join him in cutting a way out of the catacombs and letting the lunatics loose on the cyborg city.

    --Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Exhibit programs of hostile environments /
    Zeta Two

    blackmuseum-zetatwo-spliceblackmuseum-zetatwo     Orgolhuin, the Black Museum of the Cyborgs contains exhibit programs of the most hostile environments "their race" (presumably the cyborgs, but possibly also the organic race that preceded them) have ever encountered.

         Zeta Two is apparently a starless planet, planetoid, etc., which has an atmosphere, but is other so frigid that even cyborgs and/or robotic beings were swiftly frozen solid.

    (
    Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2) - Threatened by the cyborgs and the Black Curator, Die-Cut spliced a simulator lead to the main computer, forming an "enviro-ball," with the frigid ice-storm environment from Zeta Two that threatening all within, after which he opened a reality warp through which he, Death's Head, and Tuck escaped.

    --Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2

     



    images:
    Death's Head & the Origin of Die-Cut#1, p13, panel 1 (exterior);
           pg. 14, panel 1-2 (Flesh Age);
              panel 5 (Vaults door);
           pg. 15, panel 1-3 (Vaults of Forbidden Knowledge);
        #2, p8, panel 1 & 4 (Zeta Two simulation);
            pg. 16, panel 5 (express elevator);
            pg. 17, panel 2 (Catacombs door)
                panel 3 (Terminals seen from above);
           pg. 18, panel 2 (Terminals; tongue grabbing Die-Cut);
              panel 3 (Death's Head leaping to battle Terminals);
           pg. 19 (Death's Head and Die-Cut vs. Terminals)


    Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#1 (August, 1993) - Glenn Dakin (script), John Royle (art), Jacqui Papp (editor)
    Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut#2 (September, 1993) - Glenn Dakin (script), John Royle (penciler), Sean Hardy (inker), Jacqui Papp (editor)


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    First Posted : 07/19/2004
    Last Updated: 10/06/2023

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