Classification: Extra-terrestrial power gem
Creator: Unknown (possible association to Lifestone Tree)
User/Possessors: Dr. Demonicus (owner); Batragon, Centipoor, Cerberus, Ghilaron, Godzilla, Hand of Five, Lepirax, Pacific Overlords (Big One, Cybertooth, Irezumi, Jawbreaker, Kain, Kuroko, Pele, Taifu), Starchild (all mutated by it)
First Appearance: Godzilla#4 (November, 1977)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Lifestone given off an undefined form of radiation which can cause genetic mutation and development of paranormal abilities in others.
History: Unknown. The Lifestone is a meteorite that crashed in Aleutian Islands several year ago, landing at the bottom of a dormant volcano. It was discovered by Dr. Douglas Birely, who used its power to mutate several reptiles and insects to form an army of giant monsters. Now calling himself, Dr. Demonicus, Birely sought to use the monsters to take over the world. However, he found that these monsters required regular exposure to the energy of the Lifestone to survive. Birely hired an army of mercenaries to force the Inuit tribes living there to mine the Lifestone, planning to construct an enormous arc, which he could use as a mobile forces, allowing his monsters to travelt he Earth, but never travel too far from the Lifestone. This plan was discovered and thwarted by Godzilla and SHIELD I (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law Division).
Birely later built a second base on the moon, and created another group of monsters with which he planned to take over the Earth. This plot was broken apart by the Shogun Warriors. Birely eventually captured and enslaved his old enemy, Godzilla, using the Lifestone to mutate him further.
Birely next used the Lifestone to mutate a group of humans (he himself had been mutated by prolonged exposure to its energy as well) to form the Pacific Overlords.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Tom Sutton.
Clarifications: This Lifestone may or
may not have any connection to:
In fact, it is reasonably likely. This Lifestone was responsible for showering the Earth with a number of extra-terrestrial power gems across both time and space. Nonetheless, the Lifestone used by Dr. Demonicus is to be differentiated from the entire Lifestone that formed all of the others.
Godzilla#5 (December, 1977)
Shogun Warriors#7-11 (August-December, 1979) - BTS
Shogun Warrriors#12-14 (January-March, 1980)
Iron Man I#193 (April, 1985) - BTS
Avengers West Coast#63 (October, 1990) - BTS
Avengers West Coast#69 (April, 1991) - BTS
Avengers West Coast#70 (May, 1991)
Avengers West Coast#71 (June, 1991) - BTS
Avengers West Coast#72-73 (July-August, 1991)
Avengers West Coast#74 (September, 1991) - BTS
Avengers West Coast#93-95 (April-June, 1993)
Last updated: 08/02/02
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