OGRE

Real Name: Brian Dunlap

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Companion,

Group Membership: Formerly Factor Three (Banshee, Blob, Changeling, Mastermind, Mutant-Master, Unus, Vanisher)

Affiliations: Humus Sapien, Thunderbolts

Enemies: Banshee, Fixer (P. Norbert Ebersol), HYDRA, Secret Empire, Sons of the Serpent, Techno, X-Men

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None, except "the slightly obstreperous Ogre"

Base of Operations:  Beta Lumaris Station Thirteen (a space pocket tesseract);
    formerly Mt. Carteris, outside Burton Canyon, Colorado

First Appearance: X-Men I#28 (January, 1967)

Powers/Abilities: The Ogre is a genius inventor, though he is slightly inferior to the Fixer in that regard. His time in isolation at Mt. Charteris has rendered him significantly agoraphobic and xenophobic.

    He has designed all manner of high-tech equipment, including various weapons, space portals, vehicles, cloaking devices, etc. His costume included a number of weapons and defenses, including his concussive repello-rays, energy disrupting mechanisms in his gauntlet, rocket-boots, a blinding light flash emitted from his belt, and a larger hand-held repello-ray, able to be adjusted for lethal force.

Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 151 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: (currently) White; (originally) black

History: The Ogre's origins are unrevealed.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb) - BTS) - The Ogre became an operative of Factor Three, a group of mutants secretly led by the alien Mutant Master, who plotted to become the third major world power.

(X-Men I#26, 27 - BTS) - The Ogre was present with the mutant members of Factor Three as they were detected by Professor X.

(X-Men I#28) - The Ogre located the secret headquarters of the X-Men, after which he chastised the Banshee (who was forced via explosives in his headband to serve Factor Three) for stealing some artwork and jeopardizing their mission (to locate and abduct Professor X). He then used his Pyro-Projector to start a fire in some abandoned warehouses to cause a distraction so that none would notice their rocket capsule. After Banshee used his powers to stun Xavier and the X-Men in the room with him, the Ogre rushed in, scooped up Xavier, and rushed out. However, he was stopped by Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) who had been in another room. He held his own against her via his Repello-Rays, but the other X-Men recovered, arrived, and forced him back. Ogre summoned the Banshee to stun them again and he fled back to their capsule.
    A later assault by the Banshee failed as the X-Men had protected their ears, and he was captured. The Ogre attempted to kill the Banshee for his failure, but was stopped by Cyclops. His efforts to escape were foiled by the Mimic.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - Escaping capture, the Ogre returned to Factor Three only to be chastised by the Mutant Master for his failure and instructed to wait at Factor Three's Mt. Charteris base until the Mutant Master could return to deal with him further.

(X-Men I#37 - BTS / Thunderbolts I#33 (fb) - BTS) - The Mutant Master was revealed as an alien and Factor Three disbanded, but the Ogre, possibly unaware of all this, remained waiting at Mt. Charteris.

 

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - The four mutant members of Factor Three briefly returned to Mt. Charteris base, where they treated the Ogre as a servant. Having stolen information from Professor Xavier's computers, they planned to track down and capture several mutants Xavier had yet to recruit.

(Thunderbolts I#55 (fb)) - The Ogre accompanied the Vanisher when he ambushed Humus Sapien, placing a control helmet on him to inhibit his power.

(Thunderbolts I#55 (fb)) - The Ogre spent the next few years studying Humus Sapien, challenging his power, pushing him ever harder, subjecting him to "unholy experimentation," until his powers became so great that he became a danger to all life on Earth. The Ogre eventually discovered that he drew his power by randomly draining the life force of a person on Earth.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb) / 55(fb)) - Upon learning of Humus Sapien's power they decided that he was too dangerous to control. The Ogre placed him in cryogenic suspension and vowed to protect the boy in the hopes of redeeming his role in having exacerbated his powers. He kept Humus Sapien's capsule hidden deep within one of the base's sub-basements, with files referring to it only as HS-1.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb) / Defenders I#22 (fb) - BTS?) - The Ogre hid when the Sons of the Serpent took Mount Charteris as their base.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb) / ??) - The Ogre hid when HYDRA agents took Mount Charteris as their base. When the Ogre tried to make contact with these agents, they tried to kill him. His knowledge of the base allowed him to escape further injury or detection.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - The Ogre scavenged food, supplies, and technology from HYDRA.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb) / Defenders I#102-107 - BTS) - The Ogre hid while August Masters and his allies in the Secret Empire took Mount Charteris as their base.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - The Ogre scavenged food, supplies, and technology from Masters' group.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - The Ogre hid as SHIELD agents inspected Mt. Charteris after Masters' defeat and then sealed up the mountain.

(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - The Ogre hid when the Crimson Cowl (Justine Hammer) led her Masters of Evil to adopt Mt. Charteris as their base. He took an instant dislike to them.

(Thunderbolts I#25 - BTS) - When Moonstone was imprisoned by the Masters of Evil, the Ogre slipped a key to deactivate her shackles into her cell.

(Thunderbolts I#27 - BTS) - The Thunderbolts discovered a pocket movie theater, advanced training facilities, an Olympic sized pool, and a sauna, as well as miles of tunnels and sub-basements, all presumably designed by the Ogre.

(Thunderbolts I#28) - The Ogre watched from the shadows as Jolt and Charcoal left to help the Thunderbolts against Graviton.

(Thunderbolts I#30 (fb) - BTS) - The Ogre re-designed the Thunderbolts' Champscraft (given by Archangel), stylizing it with the Thunderbolts' logo and other enhancements. He also created a uniform for Charcoal out of unstable molecules.

(Thunderbolts I#30 - BTS) - The Thunderbolts found the Ogre's gifts, wondering who had made them.

(Thunderbolts I#32 (fb)- BTS) - The Ogre made a number of replicas of Hawkeye's Atomic Steed, making one for each team member, including a larger one for Atlas.

(Thunderbolts I#32 - BTS) - The Thunderbolts found the Ogre's gifts, wondering who had made them.

(Thunderbolts I#33) - Seeking to learn who else was in their headquarters, Hawkeye led the Thunderbolts to set a trap; they placed out some food, books, and medicine, and then waited to see who arrived to claim them. When the Ogre approached, they tried to trap him, but he managed to evade a number of their traps. However, when Atlas expressed appreciation for their gifts, he came out and introduced himself. After the Ogre had revealed his origins, Hawkeye offered him (pending a background check to see that he wasn't that "bad of a bad guy,") the opportunity to become their resident engineer. The Ogre enthusiastically accepted, as long as he wouldn't have to leave the mountain.
    However, as he rushed off to gather up his stuff, he was ambushed by Techno, who stunned him into submission, took a cell sample, placed him in stasis, and then duplicated his form, intending to replace him and infiltrate the Thunderbolts.

(Thunderbolts I#34-46 - BTS <capsule seen in 37, 42, 44-46>) - The Ogre remained in stasis.

(Thunderbolts I#47 - BTS / 48 (fb) - BTS) - The Ogre's stasis chamber was disrupted during the struggle between Scourge (Monroe) and Atlas, Jolt, and Techno.

(Thunderbolts I#48) - The Ogre revived. Deciding that his obligations to Humus Sapien outweighed his bond to the Thunderbolts, he took the HS-1 chamber, brought it down to one of the sub-basements and accessed a tesseract portal to access the egress to the Beta Lumaris Station Thirteen.

(Thunderbolts I#49) - From the distant station, Ogre observed as SHIELD ceased their investigations of Mt. Charteris, leaving it in the hands of the Commission on Superhuman Affairs.

(Thunderbolts I#53) - The Ogre watched with trepidation as the Fixer discovered evidence of HS-1 from SHIELD's investigation.

(Thunderbolts I#54) - The Fixer actively began searching for the Ogre, locating his dimensional tesseract. Despite Ogre's efforts to keep him from accessing the portal, the Fixer managed to overwhelm his encryptions and defenses. The Ogre begged him not to neutralize the tesseract (which would deactivate Humus Sapien's stasis chamber), but the Fixer's curiosity forced him to continue, and Humus Sapien was returned to Earth and revived.

(Thunderbolts I#55) - As he tried to explain the threat of Humus Sapien to the Redeemers and SHIELD, the Ogre was incapacitated along with them by Humus Sapien. After reviving, Ogre revealed Humus Sapien's origins, after which Humus Sapien (having learned how many people had died from his use of his power (2400) ) agreed to use his accumulated power to access the stargate and willingly headed back to the space pocket. Wishing to make up for his past mistakes, the Ogre leapt through the portal at the last second, joining Humus Sapien in exile in distant space.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Werner Roth, and Dick Ayers.
    Brought back and revamped by Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley, and Scott Hanna.

I'd go with Brian Dunlap for his name. This name became canon in the Factor Three entry in OHotMU A-Z Hardcover#4.

The Marvel Chronology Project places all of the flashbacks involving Humus Sapien after X-Men I#28. However, as he was punished for his failure to capture Xavier by being instructed to remain within Mt. Charteris, he would have to have been present during Humus Sapien's capture before X-Men I#28. The chronology is not 100% clear to me; if you have a clearer picture, please let me know.

Based on the fact that the Sons of the Serpent occupied Mt. Charteris after Defenders I#16, but before August Masters' group occupied it, it would pretty much have to be the incarnation seen @ Defenders I#22-25.
    I'm not sure when HYDRA would have occupied it though...or which incarnation of HYDRA. Prime Eternal suggested the Corporate HYDRA @ Team America #1-12

Ogre has an entry in All-New OHotMU#8.

Profile by Snood. With sub-profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
He should be distinguished from

No known connection to:


Ogre of Earth-58163

On Earth-58163, often referred to as the House Of M, a number of (super)geniuses worked under Forge at the Valhalla Mountain Research Facility in Colorado. Among them that reality's Mad Thinker, the Puppet Master (Philip Masters), the Mole Man (Harvey Rupert Elder) and Ogre.


--New Thunderbolts I#11






images:
Thunderbolts#33, p11, panel 4;
X-Men I#28, p9, panel 4 (younger form)
    p5, panel 2 (younger face)
New Thunderbolts#11 p9 pan3 (House of M Ogre)


Thunderbolts I#25 (April, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Bob Wiacek & Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#27-28 (June-July, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#30 (September, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#32-33 (November-December, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#37 (April, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#42 (September, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#44 (November, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#45 (December, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#53-55 (August-October, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts I#11 (October, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Gary Erskine (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 12/24/13

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