Classification: Extradimensional (Microverse) humanoid robot
Creator: Baron Karza
User/Possessors: Baron Karza
Enemies: Micronauts (Acroyear, Biotron, Bug, Cilicia, Marionette, Microtron, Arcturus Rann)
First Appearance: Micronauts I#26 (February, 1981)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: Dagon was one of Baron Karza's robot weapons from the Microverse disguised as an Acroyear warrior and utilized on Earth. Dagon was used to infiltrate the Micronauts and to dispatch them stealthily. Clad completely in blue metallic armor in the style of the Acroyears, Dagon could generate short-range thermal explosions from his hands as weapons, although they needed contact to achieve the blast. He appeared to be over 6' tall and had slight stealth capabilities so that he could sneak up on his intended victims. He had light armor and enhanced strength. He had no need for sleep or food, but was limited to Acroyear armor details with regard to speed and agility.
(Micronauts I#29 (fb) - BTS) - Baron Karza devised a plan that if he could not claim the Enigma Force, then one of his creations would destroy Arcturus Rann. So he generated several robots, notably Dagon, which was built in the image of a male Acroyear warrior. Dagon's primary mission was to destroy Rann, with its secondary objective being to to infiltrate the Micronauts and to dispatch them by stealth.
(Micronauts I#26) - In the midst of a heated battle between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra onboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, Bug discovered a small "Microverse morgue" filled with at least three Acroyear bodies. Bug assumed that they had been gathered by S.H.I.E.L.D. and then decided to release the closest Acroyear body by blasting its stasis tube with his rocket-lance. Bug then found Microtron and introduced Dagon to Microtron and Biotron, with the would-be new Acroyear recruit affirming that he would fight alongside them. Dagon then witnessed the newly reborn Baron Karza lash out with his chest-mounted disintegrator guns at Marionette, and she then disappeared from the fight. Dagon then encountered the rest of the Micronauts, namely Prince Acroyear, Cilicia and Commander Arctarus Rann, but stayed on the ship ramp while the others surveyed the damage.
(Micronauts I#27) - Onboard the Micronauts' vessel, the Endeavor, Prince Acroyear voiced his suspicion regarding the new Acroyear warrior before him. Dagon then claimed that he was the Captain of the Guard of the Sacred Temple of the Rock where Acroyear's brother, Shaitan, lay entombed. Dagon spun his lies further, stating that Shaitan's resurrection was cause for the Elder Council to dispatch him in search of Acroyear, but his ship crashed upon reaching Earth and he was confined in a stasis tube. Biotron sensed Dagon's duplicitous nature, but could not confirm anything further and so he kept his suspicions to himself.
Reaching a new battlefield, Dagon wanted to stay onboard the Endeavor while the others went on to fight. Acroyear called Dagon a coward, but let him choose his own destiny. While Rann pursued Karza, Acroyear, Bug and Cilicia flew into battle alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. against Hydra and Karza troops. On the Endeavor's bridge, confusion ruled as Dagon stealthily crept behind Biotron, thermoblasting the Micronaut robot, while also blasting the hull to let in Karza's Dog Soldiers, who fired everywhere. Too late to save Biotron, Microtron retaliated and shot back at the Dog Soldiers. Dagon, seeking to maintain his cover on the ship, then apologized to Microtron and claimed that it happened too fast for him to react.
(Micronauts I#28) - Returning to the Endeavor, Acroyear, Bug and Cilicia were angered by Biotron's demise and Dagon's apparent lack of action. Acroyear then offered an opportunity for Dagon to redeem himself, but Dagon instead chose to stay with the ship. Bug voiced regret at releasing Dagon, and Cilicia again called him a coward. But renewed battle provided distraction, as all Micronauts engaged Hydra and Karza troops. After the battle, Karza appeared to have been destroyed, with Dagon then no longer detecting Karza at the battle site.
(Micronauts I#29) - Dagon attended the joint funerals of Biotron, Shaitan and Queen Esmera. Bug, Cilicia and Microtron were openly disturbed by Dagon's apparent lack of action. Acroyear, Bug and the returned Marionette then embarked on a voyage into Rann's comatose form to revive his brain, launched by Doc Samson. Dagon stood impassively and watched, then moved against Rann's inert body, which was being watched by Microtron. Dagon heard Microtron voice concern that if any of the three Micronauts were killed in Rann's dreams, then they would stay dead.
The traitor then revealed himself to Microtron, stating that he intended to kill Rann. Microtron held Dagon's flaming hands away from itself and Rann, as Rann awoke, confused with what he was seeing. Microtron explained that Dagon was more than a traitor, but an artificial creation of Karza sent to slay the wielder of the Enigma Force. Microtron then fired at Dagon at point blank, and Karza's robot then blew up into many tiny bits, never to be recreated.
(Micronauts I#29 - BTS) - The other Karza constructs in the "Microverse morgue" were dismantled.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler) & Armando Gil (inker).
Dagon has no known connections to:
Micronauts I#28, p6, panel 1 (main)
Micronauts I#29, p13, panel 5 (head)
Micronauts I#26, p8, panel 1 (Bug's discovery)
Micronauts I#26 (February, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Armando Gil (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#27 (March, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Dan Bulanadi (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#28 (April, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Dan Bulanadi (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#29 (May, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Dan Bulanadi (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Last updated: 03/21/06
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