BURGEN

Real Name: Lozof Burgen

Identity/Class: Extra-temporal (Earth-928) Human mutate

Occupation: Would-be world conqueror

Group Membership: Leader of a para-military group

Affiliations: A para-military group

Enemies: Death's Head (Minion), Death Wreck, Olivia De Diamond, Evelyn Necker;
    The unspecified person(s) that hired Death's Head to kill Burgen

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A fortress in South America, 2085 - 2099

First Appearance: Death Wreck#1 (January, 1994)

 

 

Powers/Abilities: Burgen did not demonstrate superhuman powers, but he was quite wealthy and a skilled inventor. He both invented and used the Gene Pool, a man-made Fountain of Youth, which rejuvenates, repairs, and even improves the fragile cells of the human body, at a genetic level. One with continual access to the pool would never age, weaken, or die.

    He also commanded a vast fortress and an army of soldiers armed with the advanced weaponry of the future world of the end of the 21st century

History: Burgen's origins are unknown, but by 2085 he had created the Gene Pool and had amassed a large army and fortress in South America, with which he planned world conquest.

(Death Wreck#3, 4(fb), 4) <2085> - Death Wreck, via his time belt, traveled to Burgen's fortress, alongside his groupie, Olivia De Diamond. Burgen sent his soldiers who managed to capture them. Intrigued with the young Olivia, Burgen revealed his Gene Pool to her, as well as his plans of World Conquest. About that time, Evelyn Necker, Death Wreck's creator--also traveling through time, located her missing cyborg and had him break free from his prison. Unwilling to leave Olivia behind, Death Wreck fought his way to her and Burgen, who took Olivia hostage to force their surrender. However, Olivia knocked him off of her, and into the Gene Pool. Dr. Necker blasted the pool, causing an explosion which altered its normal function, and transformed Burgen from a virtual paragon of perfection into a more monstrous form.

 

 

 

    As Death Wreck and his allies teleported away and Burgen swore vengeance, Death Wreck commented that he now understood why Burgen wanted to kill him the first time they met.

(Death Wreck#1, 4) <2099> - Death's Head was sent by parties unknown to kill Burgen. Arriving in his South America fortress, he quickly fought his way in. Their time equipment damaged such that they could beam things in, but not out, Burgen had his men research Death's Head, and beam a time disc from her Dr. Necker's lab in 2018 (planning to then send the disc back, along with a bomb, to blow up the lab, in order to prevent Death's Head from ever being built). However, unbeknownst to Burgen, Necker had just completed and activated Death Head's predecessor, the first Minion cyborg. This cyborg grabbed the time disc as Burgen beamed it forward in time.

    Through a temporal paradox, Burgen remembered this cyborg, Death Wreck, from his encounter with its future self, 14 years before. It was Burgen who actually named the cyborg Death Wreck, though that was the name it had when he first met it. Anyway, Burgen ordered his men to attack Death Wreck, and they managed to subdue him. They then sent Death Wreck back in time, along with a bomb, intending to blow up Necker's lab. However, the time disc sent him instead to Los Angeles, 1934, where he shed the bomb before it could explode, and thus survived.

    As Necker's lab was not destroyed, their plan failed, and Death's Head's invasion into Burgen's fortress continued. As Death's Head burst into Burgen's inner chambers and fired on him, the cyborg assassin said, "Time's up, Burgen!"

Comments: Created by Craig Houston and Stewart Johnson.

I'm not certain whether the 2099 of Burgen is the same as the more mainstream 2099 that Marvel featured in the mid to late 1990s. There is no mention of the other characters, and there's nothing else to rule it in or out. The 2085 time they visited is 14 years in the past of Burgen, regardless--or as they say in Tennessee, irregardless--of whether the two 2099s are the same or not.

Burgen is indeed from the mainstream 2099 A.D. (Earth-928). This was cleared up in OHotMU Alternate Universes 2005. His full name was revealed in Death's Head (Minion)'s entry in OHOTMU A-Z Hardcover#3.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Not so much


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Other appearances:
Death Wreck#2-4 (February-April, 1994) - Craig Houston (writer), Stewart Johnson (pencils), Martin Griffiths (inks)


Last updated: 05/25/03

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