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
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.
(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.
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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