Classification:  Extradimensional non-humanoid animal

Location/Base of Operations: An unnamed dimension accessible by Devil-Slayer’s Shadow-Cloak

Known Members: None named

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Devil-Slayer, Hellcat, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Nighthawk, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)

First Appearance: Defenders I#59 (May, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: The extent of the Ort-Beast’s powers is unknown.   It had super-strength in the Hulk’s class, three short golden claws on its two arms, a tough red crystalline hide, a strong beak, and a long heavy spiked tail.   It survived in a crystalline dimension, and was sentient and highly intelligent.   When struck, the Ort-Beast vanished in a flash of fireworks and reappeared again behind its prey.

History: (Defenders I#59) – When the Hulk appeared in the Ort-Beast’s dimension, the Ort-Beast (so named because the noise he made was ‘Ort, Ort, Ort’) attacked for unknown reasons, possibly because it was hungry.   The Ort-Beast swashed the Hulk with his claws, then teleported away briefly in a flash of fireworks when the Hulk hit him.   The Ort-Beast reappeared behind the Hulk and, confused by the Hulk’s ranting, pursued the Hulk when he leaped away.   The Hulk soon disappeared, with the help of Valkyrie and Devil-Slayer.

(Defenders I#61) – When Hellcat reached into her Shadow-Cloak to pull out a weapon, she grasped the Ort-Beast’s nose and began to draw him through.  When the Hulk moved to attack, the Ort-Beast fled back inside the cape.

Comments: Created by David Anthony Kraft, Ed Hannigan, and Dan Green.

Profile by Chadman.


The Ort-Beast has no known connections to

Defenders I#59, p3, pan1

Defenders I#59 (May, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#61 (July, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (pencils), Bob Lubber (inks), Jim Shooter (editor)

Last updated : 11 /18/2005

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