Real Name: Lepirax

Identity/Class: Terrestrial animal mutate

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Demonicus (creator); Demon Troops, Batragon, Centipor, Ghilaron

Enemies: Godzilla, SHIELD I

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None (not Mothra)

Base of Operations: Dr. Demonicus' underground volcano lair in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska (specifically the Lifestone)

First Appearance: Godzilla#4 (November, 1977), Godzilla#5 (named, December, 1977)

Powers: Lepirax had the form of an immense moth, roughly 25 feet in length, and with a wingspan of over 75 feet. It possessed superhuman strength, commensurate with its size (@ Class 25). Lepirax was resistant to high power weapon fire at close range. It was vulnerable to radioactive fire, and could not compare with the immense strength of Godzilla.

History: Following the successful creation of Batragon, Dr. Demonicus used the Lifestone to create three other monster servants: Centipoor, Ghilaron, and Lepirax. Lepirax was created by mutating a moth.

After Godzilla slew Batragon, and SHIELD assaulted his base, Dr. Demonicus released his next three creations from the energy cage containing them with the volcano lair. Lepirax attacked the SHIELD Dragonfly ship containing "Dum-Dum" Dugan. Dugan was unable to dislodge Lepirax, who proceeded to pick apart the ship, and smash it against the volcano wall, threatening to destroy him. However, it flew too close to Godzilla, who snatched Lepirax from the air and shook the Dragonfly out of its grip. Godzilla then scorched Lepirax with a blast of radioactive flame and crushed it with a stomp of his foot when it dropped to the ground.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Tom Sutton.

I don't know if the Lifestone used by Demonicus has any connection to the Lifestone described in Thunderbolts#46.






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Other appearances:
Godzilla#5 (December, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Tom Sutton (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)

Last updated: 05/01/05

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