UMBRA and JAAGUR
Real Name: Umbra and Jaagur
Identity/Class: Both are members of the alien Darbian race, technology users
Occupation: Umbra was once the ruler of a great galaxy-spanning race and Jaagur was his only rival
Enemies: Each other, the Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and She-Hulk), and the Thing
Known Relatives: Umbra and Jaagur are brothers
Base of Operations: currently unknown; Formerly the planet Darbia, in a galaxy far far away
Appearances: Fantastic Four I#298 (January, 1987)
Powers: Umbra/Jaagur wears a suit that can create a small, tight force field that protects them from the vacuum of space. This armor can also allow the wearer to travel via satellite transmissions. Umbra/Jaagur's suit can also absorb energy into their armor and project it as concussive force. Umbra/Jaagur has strength on par with the Thing, though it may be due to their suits.
Height: 9' 1"
Weight: 615 lbs.
History: (Fantastic Four I#298-fb) Umbra was once the ruler of a vast galaxy-spanning race; his brother Jaagur was his only rival. To destroy his brother, Umbra's scientists created a star tap siphon. In the midst of the brother's battle the star tap device turned in on itself creating an 'infinity vortex'. The vortex drew both the brothers into it and then merged them together into a single being.
(Fantastic Four I#298) The Fantastic Four put out a star tap device that was draining the Earth's Sun. After reentering orbit, the Fantastic Four crash-landed near a space research station where one of the scientists showed Mr. Fantastic that when he stopped the device, it drew matter from elsewhere into our solar system. While showing Mr. Fantastic that some of the new matter may be alive, this 'live matter' hit the StarCore satellite and it turned out to be Umbra/Jaagur. Umbra/Jaagur using their suit teleported to Earth where they got into a huge fight with the Fantastic Four and the Thing. In the middle of the battle Umbra and Jaagur began to separate when they argued about who was in control and Umbra's will became dominant. Finally the Thing was able to get Umbra/Jaagur down and the Invisible Woman captured them in one of her invisible force shields. Mr. Fantastic took them back to his lab and he agreed to separate them, feeling it was through his actions that Umbra and Jaagur were merged, and besides they would be easier to contain as two weaker beings. In the middle of the process to separate them Umbra began to attack Jaagur. They both began to fight each other before they were fully separated and Umbra slammed a power coupling into Jaagur's armor. Umbra overloaded the warp effect circuitry and blew both of them to atoms.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern, John Buscema, and Sal Buscema
Since villains never stay dead at Marvel Umbra and Jaagur could appear again after saying they were transported to another dimension. (It already happened once.) Of course, I doubt anyone remembers them much less would be willing to use them.
Profile by: Sammy 7D
Clarifications: Umbra/Jaagur should not
be confused with:
First Posted: 07/02/2002
Last updated: 08/01/2002
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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