Real Name: Cerberus
Affiliations: Dr. Demonicus, Hand of Five, Lord Maur-Konn, Starchild
Enemies: Shogun Warriors (Combatra, Dangard Ace, Raydeen)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: California; a space station in geostationary orbit over the dark side of the moon
First Appearance: Shogun Warriors#7 (August, 1979)
Powers/Abilities: Cerberus is a mobile, multipurposes fortress. It can float, fly and walk on land. Cerberus is provided with several blaster-turrets on its chest, its belly and at its arms' extremities. A heat-ray unit is also placed on Cerberus' chest. Cerberus is provided with five automated "head-shuttles", which can act and attack independently. The shuttles can also recombine themselves into three known formations, each one provided with its own super-weapon.
History: (Shogun Warriors#7)- Cerberus was sighted from an oil tanker ninety miles off the coasts of California, but it was mistaken for an experimental US Navy warship.
Cerberus attacked a beach filled with tourists, in order to draw the attention of the Shogun Warriors. The only one to answer was Raydeen, piloted by Richard Carson, beating the other pilots-in-licence in others places of the world. During the battle, the head-shuttles of Cerberus assumed their first conformation, with a powerful gun-like weapon.
Raydeen succeeded in destroying the head, but the shuttles teamed up up in a second, new configuration. At this point, Deena, the companion of Richard, exclaimed that the enemy robot had as many heads as those of Cerberus.
(Shogun Warriors#8)- The new head of Cerberus was made of an energy-vortex, more powerful than the previous gun. The battle resumed, but it was soon interrupted by the arrival of a Coast Guard Cutter. The ship opened fire on both the robots, but it was first attacked by the head-shuttles of Cerberus and then removed from the battle by Raydeen, who deposited her on the beach.
The head-shuttles assumed a third conformation, and Cerberus assumed its full form as a super-robot. Raydeen was attacked at full arm-power, but in the end it prevailed by using all of its weapons in one shot, and damaging Cerberus to the point of forcing it to retreat. Raydeen chased in the form of Firehawk, and continued to damage it. Cerberus fell into the sea, only to disappear.
(Shogun Warriors#13)- Cerberus reappeared in the space station of Dr. Demonicus, alongside with the Hand of Five and Starchild, other creations of the mad scientist.
(Shogun Warriors#14)- Cerberus attacked Danguard Ace, which was helpless due to lack of experience against it. Galvanized by Dr. Tambura, the Shogun Warriors found the inner strength to react. Carson linked to Raydeen via a cybernetic helmet, and entrusted its robot the full control of operations. At that point, Raydeen completly destroyed Cerberus.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe.
Cerberus has been a rare example of efficient enemy of the Shogun Warriors. Most definitely, Dr. Demonicus has made a better work of his sponsor Lord Maur-Konn with the means at disposal. Never underestimate an Earthman's crafts! Also, Dr. Demonicus was so kind as to give his creations the same names given during battle by his enemies.
Cerberus should not be confused with:
Shogun Warriors#7-8 (August-September, 1979) - Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#13-14 (February-March, 1980) - Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Last updated: 05/08/03
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