Jaggta-Noga while torturing ConanJAGGTA-NOGA

Real Name: Jaggta-Noga

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Lost Land) demon, Pre-Cataclysmic and Hyborian Eras

Occupation: Ruler of the Lost Land; serving those who know the words of power

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Aa-Thak, Dinaldo, El-Ron, Zukala

Enemies: Conan the Cimmerian, Gonar, Karanthes, Zephra 

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Dimension of the Lost Land, Zukala Castle (near a village near Shadizar)

First Appearance: Conan the Barbarian I#5 (May, 1971)
{Edizione Italiana: Gli Albi dei Super-Eroi#17 Editoriale Corno}

Powers/Abilities: In the Hyborian Era, Jaggta-Noga could fly and his strength was much greater than human athlete level. He probably was invulnerable to common weapons and also to some slightly enchanted weapons. He had to obey to the commands of those who pronounce the "words of power".
     In his dimension he was stronger and more powerful, with mostly unspecified magical powers. He could create illusions and objects and open portals to other dimensions, but he could also be damaged by the objects of his own dimension.

head shotHistory:
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Conan the Barbarian I#241 (fb) - BTS) - Jaggta-Noga lived in (and was) the extradimensional realm of the Lost Land. He lived for eons, and ruled that Dimension from before the Great Cataclysm.

(Savage Sword of Conan#197/2) - During a raid against the Picts, Kull saw a dispute between two Pictish shamans, Gonar and AA-Thak. Kull and his companions seized Dinaldo, a Valusian nobleman, but Aa-Thak summoned Jaggta-Noga who slaughtered almost all the warriors . The demon was also killing Kull but Gonar wounded the other shaman and banished Jaggta-Noga back to the Lost Land.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Ravagers out of Time - BTS) - Many years after, Gonar invoked Jaggta-Noga and many other demons and gods to perform a powerful spell which destroyed an enemy sorcerer, Rotath of Lemuria.

(Conan the Barbarian I#5) - Jaggta-Noga was evoked in the Hyborian Era by Zukala. Zukala pronounced the Words of Power, so Jaggta-Noga was obliged to leave his dimension and to obey Zukala's orders. The Demon left Castle Zukala and flew through the night sky to a Zamorian village.

(Conan the Barbarian I#5 (fb) - BTS) - There he forced the citizens of the village to to give him the money for the yearly taxes they paid to Zukala. He also reminded those men who was their master.

(Conan the Barbarian I#5) - Jaggta-Noga went back to Castle Zukala just in time to stop Conan the Barbarian from killing Zukala. Zukala ordered Conan's death but before Jaggta-Noga could attack him, he was assaulted by Zephra (Zukala's daughter) in her Tigress form. Then a powerful blow hit Jaggta-Noga: Conan had used an enchanted axe which caused pain to but didn't wound the Demon. Almost annoyed by the Tigress, Jaggta-Noga easily flung her against a table, wounding her. Only then Zukala intervened, worried for his daughter, and he banished the Demon back to his abyss against his will.

(Conan the Barbarian I#115) - About 8 years after he had fought with Conan, Jaggta-Noga was recalled by Zukala in his lair near Ghaza, in Koth. Jaggta-Noga immediately threatened Conan and forced him to leave Red Sonja to the sorcerer, for his plan of revenge against Karanthes. Conan temporarily agreed. Jaggta-Noga was ready to crush Conan into pieces, but Zukala held him back while he prepared his enchantment, in order to substitute Red Sonja with Belit. But Conan rebelled against the sorcerer. Jaggta-Noga was happy that he could now kill Conan, and advanced toward him, but then noticed Karanthes and recognized his Stick of Ibis. Karanthes cast the counter-spell sending Jaggta-Noga back to his dark realm.

(Conan the Barbarian I#243 (fb) - BTS) - Jaggta-Noga continued to live in his dimension, hating the humans and Conan in particular, for the life they lived on the Earth and the life he could not live because he had to wait for the words which evoked him.

(Conan the Barbarian I#242 (fb) - BTS) - About 2 years after he had been evoked in Koth, Jaggta-Noga was recalled in the Hyborian Era by El-Ron, the son of the human incarnation of Zukala the God. 

(Conan the Barbarian I#242) - Jaggta-Noga was sent to guard the south of Castle Zukala. The night that Conan escorted Red Sonja and Kharantes at Castle Zukala, Jaggta-Noga was approached by a bat. The bat delivered the order from El-Ron to allow Conan to leave the estate. But Conan abandoned his horse and crawled back to the Castle, and Jaggta-Noga didn't see him. But Jaggta-Noga found Conan while he spying the ritual for evoking Zukala. Caught in the demon's hand, Conan tried to stab Jaggta-Noga's eye with his sword, but the demon remained unharmed and the blade shattered on Jaggta-Noga's shoulder. The demon happily brought the barbarian to the Lost Land, as El-Ron had commanded.

(Conan the Barbarian I#243 (fb)) - In the Lost Land Jaggta-Noga bond Conan to a rock using chains of thorns.

Jaggta-Noga while torturing Conan(Conan the Barbarian I#243) - In the next few hours, Jaggta-Noga tortured Conan with illusions based on the Cimmerian's history. The demon took delight in scratching Conan's body, promising him centuries of tortures. Using a shimmering polyhedron, Jaggta-Noga opened a portal to observe the wedding between El-Ron and Red-Sonja. He had a double purpose, to discourage Conan, and he waited for the moment of the marriage consummation, which would free the demon from the service at El-Ron's commands.

    Jaggta-Noga's words enraged Conan, and he freed himself. The demon was surprised, and even more so when Conan's (secretly enchanted) dagger spilled his blood. Superficially wounded, the demon pursued Conan, crushing rocks and hitting the Cimmerian. Conan succeeded in causing Jaggta-Noga to impale himself on a spike of stone. This only wounded the demon, but it slowed him down  enough to give Conan the time to jump in the portal and escape from the Lost Land. Jaggta-Noga remained trapped in the Lost Land.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Barry Smith and Frank Giacoia.

    Is it only my imagination, or the sound of "Jaggta-Noga" is very similar to the sound of "Chattanooga"?

    In the original version of Conan the Barbarian I#5 drawn by Barry Smith, Jaggta-Noga was defeated by the Conan's enchanted axe, but Thomas changed the final and Smith re-drew the last two tables.

Profile by Spidermay
    Savage Sword of Conan information added by Per Degaton

Clarifications:

Jaggta-Noga has no known connections to


Jaggta-Noga in the Lost LandThe Lost Land

 

    The Lost Land is the dimension where Jaggta-Noga lives. He affirmed that in the Lost Land, "everything is Jaggta-Noga and that Jaggta-Noga is everything", so it is possible that the Lost Land is a creation of his mind and his magical powers.

    The Lost Land is a dark realm, hidden by mists, fires and smoke. It is mostly rocky and desert, and some peaks and mountains seems float in the void. It is not unusual to see human bones and skulls on the ground.

    Some beings lurks on the ground and in the clefts: snakes, lizard-like animals, demons-like humanoids, one-eyed orbs living in groups, big-eyed snails. In the air, bats, green Dragons, and other winged creatures fly.

    A throne for Jaggta-Noga exists at the border of an abyss, and in front of it, an altar stays containing some shimmering polyhedric globes, used by the Demon to open portals to observe other dimensions.

--Conan the Barbarian I#243

 

 

 

 


Images:
Conan the Barbarian I#243, p7, pan2 (Jaggta-Noga, full body)
Conan the Barbarian I#243, p6, pan1 (Jaggta-Noga, head shot)
Conan the Barbarian I#243, p7, pan3 (Jaggta-Noga)
Conan the Barbarian I#243, p7, pan2 (Jaggta-Noga and Conan in the Lost Land)


Appearances: 
Conan the Barbarian I#5 (May, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith (pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks), Stan Lee (editor) Conan the Barbarian I#115 (October, 1980) {Edizione Italiana: Conan il Barbaro#30 Comic Art (agosto, 1991)}
Conan the Barbarian I#242 (March, 1991) {Edizione Italiana: Conan il Barbaro#41 Comic Art (luglio, 1992)}
Conan the Barbarian I#243 (April, 1991) {Edizione Italiana: Conan il Barbaro#43 Comic Art (settembre, 1992)}
Savage Sword of Conan#197/2 (May, 1992) - Roy Thomas (Script), ER Cruz (Pencils), ER Cruz (Inks)
Conan: The Ravagers Out of Time (1992) - by Roy Thomas (writer), Mike Docherty (pencils), Alfredo Alcala (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)


Last updated: 06/02/10

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