Real Name: Gorgul

Identity/Class:  Human Atlantean

Occupation: Former barbarian

Group Membership: Former member of Attuma's hordes

Affiliations: Lady Dorma; (formerly) Attuma; Saru-San

Enemies: Attuma; Saru-San; (formerly) the Atlanteans

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Formerly Skarka

First Appearance: Sub-Mariner I#4 (August, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: Gorgul  possessed the greater strength and ability to breathe underwater that the members of his race possessed.  He carried a sword and hammer into battle.

History: (Sub-Mariner I#4) - When Attuma tried to rally his forces against the Atlanteans, Gorgul shouted out that he would not follow a coward into battle.  Gorgul stated that he should be warlord, and challenged Attuma to a death-duel.  Attuma responded by hitting Gorgul in the face with a thrown hammer.  The blow left Gorgul almost toothless, brain-addled, and partially blind.  Attuma let Gorgul live as an example of what would happen to those who defy him.  Attuma soon enslaved the nomadic Atlanteans.  When Attuma, in electric-powered armor, was battling Namor in a solo battle to determine the fate of the Atlanteans, Gorgul was disgusted by his honorless leader.  He used all of his strength to free Dorma from her cell and told her how to disarm Attuma's armor.  Gorgul then fainted from loss of blood and passed on.  Dorma was able to short out Attuma's armor, and Namor rescued his people.  Saru-San reflected over Attuma's blindness over Gorgul's body.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Frank Giacoia.

Although Gorgul is only a one-shot character, he played a crucial role in the story and I figured he deserved his own space on this site. 

Profile by Chadman


Gorgul has no known connections to anyone not mentioned in this profile.

Sub-Mariner I#4, p5, pan3
Sub-Mariner I#4, p6, pan1

Sub-Mariner I#4 (August, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Frank Giacoia (inker), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 12/20/05

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