Real Name: presumably Raksasa
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Doctor Demonicus and the Pacific Overlords, Demonswarm
Enemies: Avengers West Coast (Darkhawk, Goliath, Mockingbird/H'rpra, Scarlet Witch, U. S. Agent, War Machine), Klaw, Morningstar
Known Relatives: Demonswarm
Aliases: "Master of the Universe Beyond the Door"
Base of Operations: unrevealed location in another dimension
First Appearance: (BTS) Avengers West Coast#92 (March, 1993)
(fully seen) Avengers West Coast#94 (May, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Raksasa can control the minds of others. He also could control his Demonswarm.
History: (Avengers West Coast#92 - BTS) - Kuroko, the Black One, arrived at Avengers Compound and claimed that Doctor Demonicus, Douglas Birely, had gone insane.
(Avengers West Coast#93 - BTS) - Doctor Demonicus explored a cave on Demonica, an island that he was in control of and when he returned, he seemed very different.
(Avengers West Coast#94) - When the Avengers attacked Demonica, Doctor Demonicus captured them and while they watched, he summoned forth the demon Raksasa, who claimed to have need of worshippers. Demonicus claimed that world outside the cavern was crawling with life and Raksasa explained that was why he spoke to Demonicus and brought him to the cavern. During the discussion between Demonicus and Raksasa, Mockingbird and U. S. Agent broke free and began a battle between them and the Pacific Overlords. Raksasa stormed that the "mortals" should have been killed long before his summoning and let loose his Demonswarm against the Avengers outside.
(Avengers West Coast#95) - As the battle ensued within the cavern, Morning Star and Klaw turned on the Pacific Overlords and Raksasa demanded that Demonicus finish the chant. As Klaw battles with the Avengers, his sonic powers disrupted the tectonic plates under Demonicus' base and the building collapsed, returning Raksasa to his home dimension.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, David Ross, and Tim Dzon.
The dimension Raksasa was based in prior to being summoned
by Dr. Demonicus was not named.
I think his name is based on Rakshasas, a name for a race of
demons from Hindu Myth.
Profile by Proto-Man
CLARIFICATIONS: Raksasa has no known connections to
The Demonswarm were demonic creatures controlled by Raksasa. They attacked the Avengers at Raksasa's command. Once Raksasa was destroyed, they turned on each other, killing each other.
- Avengers West Coast#94, (95
(Raksasa), Avengers West Coast#94, page 25, panel 5
(Demonswarm), Avengers West Coast#94, page 28, panel 4
Avengers West Coast#92-95 (March-June, 1993) - Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas (#92-94) & Dave Ross (#93-95) (writers), Dave Ross (pencils), Tim Dzon & Aaron McClellan (#93) (inks), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
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