PAGAN

Real Name: Unrevealed (last name may be Tremont)

Identity/Class: Human, possible mutant or mutate

Occupation: Agent of Jonathan Tremont, destroyer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lord Templar (briefly posed as his enemy), Jonathan Tremont

Enemies: Avengers (Beast/Hank McCoy, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Firestar/Angelica Jones, Justice/Vance Astrovik, Photon/Monica Rambeau, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Thor/Thor Odinson, Triathlon/Delroy Garrett Jr., Vision/"Victor Shade," Wonder Man/Simon Williams), Blue Marvel (Adam Brashear), Peg Chandler, Jack of Hearts (Jack Hart), Triple-Evil (a shard of extradimensional evil from the Trion), the Triune Understanding (though he was secretly working with the Triune's leader, Jonathan Tremont)

Known Relatives: Jonathon Tremont and Lord Templar (brothers)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile;
formerly Naga Hills, India

First Appearance: (in shadow, arm only): Avengers III#13 (February, 1999);
(fully seen): Avengers III#14 (March, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: Pagan had some degree of superhuman strength (possibly max Class 100) and durability. He had been shown to lift a car and withstand hex blasts from Scarlet Witch, punches from the Beast, a solidified fist in the heart from Vision and punches from energy-based Wonder Man. He appeared to draw power from a seemingly limitless source, although this source was never identified.

History: (Avengers III#50 (fb)) - The boy who would become Pagan was one of three brothers who were born and grew up in the Naga Hills region of India. While he demonstrated exceptional intelligence as a youth, this did not save him from a sickness that swept through their village and killed both he and one of his brothers. Somehow, however, the third brother (later Jonathon Tremont) managed to absorb both of his brothers' dying life forces into himself. Years later, Tremont obtained one of three energy pyramids which were created by the universe itself as antibodies against the Trion shard of evil. Tremont used the power he gained from the pyramid to resurrect his two brothers as Lord Templar and Pagan, a creature who reveled in destruction. The three brothers then worked to gain the energy of the other two energy pyramids, primarily through the creation of the Triune Understanding religious movement.

(Avengers III#13) - Pagan was present with Jonathan Tremont as Lord Templar returned to Tremont following a battle with the Avengers.

(Avengers III#14/Avengers III#0 (fb)) - Pagan was publicly seen causing a ruckus in New York's Times Square, destroying nearly everything he saw. The Avengers were drawn to the scene but Pagan ultimately escaped the Avengers by burrowing into the ground at an incredible speed.

(Avengers III#15 (fb) - BTS) - Pagan was spotted several times after his encounter with the Avengers, challenging anyone to stop him and prompting the Avengers to monitor his appearances.

(Avengers III#15/Avengers III#0 (fb)) - While the Avengers were speaking with Triathlon at the Triune Understanding's Texas headquarters, Pagan burst from the ground and battled the Avengers yet again until Lord Templar showed up and defeated Pagan using his Avatars of Templar. Lord Templar then claimed that he had taken pity on the Avengers and would take Pagan into outer space.

(Avengers III#0 - BTS) - The television show The All-New It's Amazing! reported on the Avengers, including their recent battles with Pagan in Times Square and Texas.

(Avengers III#36-37) - Pagan and Lord Templar busted into the house of Mrs. Chandler, the widowed wife of 3D Man and battled the Avengers. Now publicly working for Lord Templar, Pagan was knocked out by Photon and Jack of Hearts, with Lord Templar being defeated by Triathlon, prompting the duo to vanish from the battle.

(Avengers III#50) - Aboard the Trion energy shard, Jonathan Tremont released Lord Templar and Pagan to help battle the shard's defenders. Ultimately, however, Tremont drained both of their life forces back into himself in an effort to destroy the shard and steal the power of all three pyramids for himself. Tremont's energy was subsequently siphoned by Triathalon and the fate of Lord Templar and Pagan was left unknown.

(Age Of Heroes#3 - BTS) - Through unrevealed means, Pagan managed to seperate himself from his two brothers and returned to Earth. Arriving in Paris, he soon caused considerable trouble.

(Age Of Heroes#3) - Pagan's presence in Paris was picked up by Adam, the Blue Marvel, who raced to the city of lights to oppose him. In the end, Adam managed to knock the villain out.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, George Perez and Al Vey.

The return of Pagan might also indicate Jonathon Tremont and Lord Templar are back in action.
--Norvo

Profile by Proto-Man. Later updated by Norvo.

Clarifications:
Pagan has no known connection to:


images:
Avengers III#36, p13, pan2 (Pagan with Lord Templar, main image)
Avengers III#14, p14, pan8 (head shot)
Age of Heroes#3, p19, pan3 (return)


Appearances:
Avengers III#13 (February, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey, Scott Koblish (finishes), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#14 (March, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#15 (April, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey, Scott Koblish, Jerry Ordway (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#0 (1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade Von Grawbadger (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#36-37 (January-February, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Steve Epting (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#50 (March, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Rick Remender (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Age Of Heroes#3 (September, 2010) - "Don't Believe the Hype" story - Kevin Grevioux (writer), MC Wyman (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Lauren Sankovitch, Tom Brevoort (editors)


First posted: 01/14/2002
Last updated: 05/19/2019

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