"BARRIER"

Real Name: Not applicable

Identity/Class: Magical creation

Occupation: Making Dormammu's hidden flower inaccessible for everyone (including Dormammu)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dormammu (creator)

EnemiesClea
    indirectly: Sepulchrave, Shelmerdine (see comments)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A secret garden in the Dark Dimension

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#20/4 (May, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: It was a giant snake-like dragon with four arms, tendrils and a long tail. It could surround itself with a black protective shield. It was totally resistant against all magic coming from the Dark Dimension especially magic based on the ruler's Flame of Regency. It could spit a powerful a white flame or strangle people with it's tail and various tendrils.

Weakness: Magic not coming from the Dark Dimension.

History:
(Marvel Comics Presents#20/4 (fb) - BTS) - Ages ago Dormammu created a being so powerful that not even he could defeat it. It became the guard of a flower within a hidden garden.

(Marvel Comics Presents#20/4) - Clea found the secret garden and found an area in it surrounded by a dark protective shield. She dissolved the shield, but instead of disappearing it turned into a dragon. The dragon told her that it was created by Dormammu to especially stop him from entering this garden. Clea's attacks failed against the dragon as no magic from the Dark Dimension could hurt it, but then she turned to the magic Dr. Strange had taught her and the dragon was defeated. Afterwards she found the flower the dragon was guarding.

 

Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Ron Lim & Jim Sanders III.

    In the case of Sepulchrave and Shelmerdine Clea prooved that she really was a lousy ruler. The two guys below are only mentioned as indirectly being enemies of the dragon because without them Clea wouldn't have been in the mood to go for a walk in the Dark Dimension. (and because they were too small for their own profiles)

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Barrier" has no known connection to:

Sepulchrave has no known connection to:

Shelmerdine has no known connection to:


Sepulchrave and Shelmerdine

Shelmerdine stole Sepulchrave's land while the Dark Dimension was without a ruler. Now Sepulchrave attacked his former land with his shadow-powers and spread terror among Shelmerdine's men. The case was brought to the Dark Dimension's new ruler Clea and she told Sepulchrave to stop using his powers against Shelmerdine's people.

--Marvel Comics Presents#20/4

Sepulchrave (left picture); Shelmerdine (right picture)


Dormammu's hidden flower

This was the flower the dragon was guarding. It was not clear if it was something from Dormammu's past he didn't want to remember or if Dormammu was just afraid of this beautiful thing, but in the end it didn't make any difference. Clea defeated the "Barrier" and took the flower to her throne.

--Marvel Comics Presents#20/4

 


images:
"Barrier" body shot: Marvel Comics Presents#20, p28, pan3
"Barrier" head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#20, p31, pan1
Sepulchrave head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#20, p25, pan1
Shelmerdine head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#20, p25, pan1
Dormammu's hidden flower: Marvel Comics Presents#20, p31, pan4


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents I#20/4 (May, 1989) - Peter Gillis (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Jim Sanders III (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)


Last updated: 05/08/05

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