STONECUTTER

Real Name: Utama Somchart

Identity/Class: Human/"Host"

Occupation: Itinerant day worker

Group Membership: Exemplars

Affiliations: Raggadorr (power source)

Enemies: Avengers (Captain America, Firestar, Giant Man (Pym), Hercules, Iron Man, Justice, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp, Wonder Man), Juggernaut,
J. Vernon Mann, Nova (Richard Rider), Professor X, Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Tom"

Base of Operations: Thailand

First Appearance: Peter Parker Spider-Man II#11 (November, 1999)

 

Powers/Abilities: Utama showed no real professional skills, and was described by friends as a dreamer. He did have some skills as a graffiti artist though, and often showed anti-government behaviour. As Stonecutter, he possessed superhuman strength and advanced combat skills, also he could build anything.

 

 

History:

BTS - Utama was born in Thailand, where he has been an itinerant day-worker, showing no real professional skills. According to his friends, Utama was more of a dreamer and graffiti artist. So much so, that he has spent time in jail for spraying anti-government slogans in public places.

 

 

(Peter Parker Spider-Man II#11) - Running from the police for spreading graffiti in a public place again, Utama discovers the mysterious Temple of Raggadorr. Walking inside, he hears "the call". Utama replied with "Yes. I can hear you. I am here. We are one," as he approached the Ringed Ruby of Raggadorr Later, he is discovered in the basement of the Daily Bugle, along with the rest of the Exemplars, where he is making a giant machine.

 

(Juggernaut: Eight Day) - Works on the "God Machine", along with the rest of the Exemplars. When he finishes it, they bring it to the North Pole. After the Machine is finished, Juggernaut turns against the Exemplars. Spider-Man, who had just arrived, tries to defeat Stonecutter, but is unsuccessful. Later, Stonecutter attacks Juggernaut. The two of them clash in one final battle, where in the end Juggernaut is successful in defeating Stonecutter and destroying the "God Machine". Stonecutter vanishes along with the other Exemplars.

(Avengers III#23) - Along with Decay and Conquest, discovers Carnivore in the Himalayas and brings him with them for their ultimate revenge against Juggernaut.

(Avengers III#24) - Begins construction on a large stone plaza in the skies of New York City. Later appears before the Avengers with the rest of the Exemplars and kidnaps Juggernaut.

(Avengers III#25) - At the stone plaza he created, prepared for the execution of Juggernaut, and the giant battle between the Exemplars that would follow. Suddenly, the stone plaza was attacked by the Avengers, Spider-Man and Nova. Fought against Captain America at first, then used a large gun he had created against Nova. In the end, Stonecutter and the rest of the Exemplars were successful in defeating all the heroes except Captain America, and was defeated himself when Captain America managed to persuade Bedlam to turn against her partners; Stonecutter vanished.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna

Profile by: The Beetle

CLARIFICATIONS:

Stonecutter of the Exemplars has no known connection to...


GOD-MACHINE

 

Created by Stonecutter, this is the device that would have drained humanity of its free will and allow the Wager of the Octessence to be enacted to its fullest extent. After the enslavement of humanity, each Exemplar would rule an eighth of humanity, with subsequently a war between all Exemplars in which only one would be left standing.

It was destroyed by the Avengers and the Juggernaut.

--Juggernaut: 8th Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


images: (without ads)
Juggernaut: The Eighth Day, p1 (main image)
Avengers III#25, p11, pan2 (head shot)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#11, p1, pan7 (Temple of Raggadorr)
  p2, pan5 (Ruby of Raggadorr)
Juggernaut: The Eighth Day, p2-3 (God-Machine)


Other appearances:
Juggernaut: Eight Day (November, 1999) - Joe Casey (writer), Terry Shoemaker (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Avengers III#23-25 (December, 1999 - February, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey & Dick Giordano (#24) (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 01/23/03

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