Real Name: Utama Somchart

Identity/Class: Human/"Host"

Occupation: Itinerant day worker

Group Membership: Exemplars

Affiliations: Raggadorr (power source);
    presumably Gaea;
    see also the Catalogue of Correspondences for Gaea from Ian McNee's reading of the First Tarot

Enemies: Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Firestar/Angelica Jones, Giant Man/Hank Pym, Hercules, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Justice/Vance Astrovik, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Thor/Odinson, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams), Avengers Unity Squad (Black Knight/Dane Whitman, Brother Voodoo/Jericho Drumm, Captain America/Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Vision), Juggernaut (Cain Marko), J. Vernon Mann, Nova (Richard Rider), Professor X, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

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.




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#1) - 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.


(Black Knight III#2) - The Exemplars returned and were stopped by the Avengers Unity Squad. They were all shocked when Black Knight apparently slew Carnivore with the Ebony Blade.

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

According to Kurt Busiek the costumes for all the Exemplars (except for Juggernaut) were designed by Jos&eacte; Ladrönn. Thanks to Minor Irritant for the information.

Black Knight III addition by Markus Raymond.

Profile by: The Beetle


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



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: Eight Day#1










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)

Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#11 (November, 1999) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Juggernaut: Eight Day#1 (November, 1999) - Joe Casey (writer), Terry Shoemaker (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Avengers III#23 (December, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#24 (January, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey & Dick Giordano (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#25 (February, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Black Knight III#2 (February, 2016) - Frank Tieri (writer), Luca Pizzari & Kev Walker (artist), Wil Moss (editor)

First Posted: 01/23/2003
Last updated: 01/12/2020

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