ROK-KORR

Real Name: Rok-Korr

Identity/Class: Terrestrial mechanical/magical monster

Occupation: Servant of evil, annihilator/destroyer

Group Membership: Elementals of Evil

Affiliations: Lord Maur-Konn (creator);
agent of the Followers of the Dark

Enemies: Followers of the Light, Shogun Warriors (Combatra, Dangard Ace, Raydeen)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: unknown volcanic island in the Pacific near Japan

First Appearance: Shogun Warriors#1 (February, 1979)

 

 

 

 

Powers/Abilities: Rok-Korr is an entity composed of lava which has been given life and crude intelligence through magical rituals. Rok-Korr is covered with armour that allows it to move quickly and to act like a walking arsenal. It has tentacles instead of arms (which can be extended like those of Dr. Octopus) in order to immobilize adversaries. The right tentacle is equipped with one claw. The left tentacle ends in an energy weapon that projects light. It has chest straps with spines that can be shot like missiles. The wheels that Rok-Korr uses as feet have similar spines that can also be launched.

Even without the armour, Rok-Korr can move in its elemental shape, fusing its feet with the earth on which it walks. In this form, it can shoot jets of lava form its mouth. 

While in its elemental shape, the mass of Rok-Korr can separate into the three Elementals of Evil. These three beings -- which are separately composed of earth, fire, and water -- each have abilities in line with their component material: each can project earth, fire, or water, and are able to alter their forms and resist conventional injury.

 

History: (SW#1) - Rok Korr was the first mechanical monster to be created in the modern era by the alien Lord Maur-Konn in order to conquer the world. Orders for Tokyo to be its first action of devastation were intercepted by Raydeen, and the three pilots of the Shogun Warriors. Despite the inexperience of the three young people, the robot of the Followers of the Light was revealed to be too powerful, and at the end of the encounter, Rok-Korr was beheaded. The lava from which it was made completely removed itself from its armour, but on contact with the earth, it reformed itself into a coherent shape, larger than that of Raydeen, and easily defeated him, burying him under lava. Prudently, the super-robot was withdrawn, leaving Rok-Korr free to act.

(SW#2) - Rok-Korr was ordered by Lord Maur-Konn to attack a railway bridge, over which a train loaded with explosives was due to pass, presumably in order to attract Raydeen and to defeat him anew. Instead of just Raydeen, however, two more Shogun Warriors -- Combatra and Dangard Ace -- arrived also. Angry, Lord Maur-Konn divided Rok-Korr into the three Elementals of Evils.

(SW#3) - After having first carried out an attack against Raydeen, Rok-Korr was engaged against Combatra. The fight caused the train to fall off the tracks, and the pilot of Combatra decided to cover the explosion with the body of his robot. In doing so, because of the impact, Genji Odashu lost consciousness for some time.

(SW#3) - Thanks to the intervention of Dr. Tambura, Genji returned to guide Combatra against Rok-Korr. The battle continued until  two of the Elementals -- water and fire -- were destroyed by combining one with the other. Rok-Korr then absorbed a part of a mountain and was transformed into a gigantic avalanche, but it fell to pieces and was dispersed by the Power Triangle of the Shogun Warriors. Rok-Korr became a great heap of ash, ironically, fertilizing the battlefield for future plant life.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Herbe Trimpe

The idea is not really bad. Rok-Korr worked a little like the Absorbing Man, and it could have made meatballs of the heroes... Unfortunately, its boss did not shine in the tactics department.

Lastly, Rok-Korr is pronounced as Rock Core!!

Why, you may ask, did the Elementals of Evil only have three forms? Why was there no air elemental? Simple, there were only three Shogun Warriors, and that would have just thrown off the symmetry--Snood.

Profile by Wolfhead, kindly translated by Changeling.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:

The Elementals of Evil have no known connection to:

 


Appearances:
Shogun Warriors#1-4 (February-May, 1979) - Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Al Milgrom & Jim Shooter (editors)


Last updated: 02/20/03

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