Real Name: Zorr
Identity/Class: terrestrial robot
Occupation: agent of Maximus
Affiliations: agent of Maximus (presumptive creator)
Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, Thing)
Known Relatives: inapplicable
Aliases: the Multi-Powered Primitive (see comments)
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#82 (January, 1969)
Powers/Abilities: Zorr is about 10' tall and possesses superhuman strength (Class 75) and durability. It is composed of a dense material, has great mass, and a low center of gravity, such that it is difficult to knock it off its feet. It can spray fluid that causes paralysis, spin its wrist with whirlwind speed. His head housed a hypnotic inducer, which slowed his foes and made them easier targets for Zorr.
(Fantastic Four I#82 (fb) - BTS) - Zorr was created by Maximus with the express purpose of defeating the Fantastic Four.
(Fantastic Four I#82) - When the Fantastic Four traveled to Attilan to rescue Crystal from Maximus, they were attacked by Zorr. The powerful robot quickly paralyzed Reed and spun Johnny so quickly he both snuffed his flame and knocked him out. The Thing tried to slug it out with Zorr, but to no avail, and Zorr eventually dropped him as well.
(Fantastic Four I#83) - The Reed, Johnny, and Ben broke free from their prison and headed from Crysta, but were again confronted by Zorr. Acting as a team, the four struck swiftly, before Zorr could counter. Johnny distracted Zorr while Reed wrapped an arm around Zorr and spun him around. As the robot spun helplessly, the Thing unleashed a "Clobberin' Time" special on him. Reed examined the inert robot and revealed the hypnotic inducer that slowed them in their first battle.
Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee and Jack "King" Kirby.
Zorr was described as a multi-powered primitive, leading one to think he might be a mutated Alpha Primitive. I can't see any evidence that would make you think he was anything other than a robot.
I listed Zorr's strength as Class 75, while the Thing can lift 85 tons. The reason for this was that the Thing was not originally as powerful as he now is, and this was relatively early in his career.
Also, you'd think if the Thing couldn't upset Zorr's balance by ripping the floor out from underneath him, then Reed shouldn't have been able to forcibly spin him. I guess it was the hypnotic inducer. Dorkas Farkas
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Last updated: 09/27/03
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