SHAKKOTH

Real Name: Shakkoth

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Atlantean/Homo mermani)

Occupation: High Priest of the Temple of Neptune

Group Membership: At'La'Tique;
    formerly Council of Three

Affiliations: Baron Von Strucker, Bloodtide, Dara, Fathom Five (Bloodtide, Dragonrider, Llyron, Manowar, Sea Leopard), HYDRA, Jakka, Nagala, Tamara Rahn;
    formerly Sub-Mariner, Thakos, Vashti

Enemies: Proteus, Thunderbolts (Atlas (Josten), Blizzard (Gill), Joystick, MACH-4, Photon/Captain Marvel (Genis), Radioactive Man, Songbird, Speed Demon), Jacqueline Trufaut;
    formerly Dragonrider

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Formerly Atlantis

First Appearance: Sub-Mariner II#1 (September, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: None known

History: (Sub-Mariner II#1 (fb)) - Little is known about the background of Shakkoth.  He served as the high priest in the temple of Neptune and was at some point selected to serve as an advisor of Namor's on the Council of Three alongside Thakos and Vashti.

(Sub-Mariner II#1) - After Namor participated in a traditional tournament that proved his worthiness to lead to the people, he was advised by the Council of Three in matters of state.  Shakkoth reminded Namor of his duty in addressing worshippers the following morning before Namor silenced him in frustration.  He sought to leave Atlantis on a quest, and took Dara's entrance as an opportunity to go the surface and address the United Nations in Dara's place.  When reminded of rebellion on Atlantis's borders, Namor assumed that Warlord Jakka had handled the challenge.  While Namor was gone, Dragonrider, astride a great undersea dragon, devastated the city of Atlantis, leaving it in ruins and many injured.

(Sub-Mariner II#2) - Namor returned and walked with the Council of Three through the city, viewing the devastation.  Dara confronted Namor, stating that Namor was to blame.  The Council of Three watched as Namor questioned Dragonrider (whom he'd captured) violently.  He had Dragonrider taken to the dungeons in spite of Thakos' suggestion to question her further.  In time, the Council confronted Namor about his absence, and he admitted his fault.  When Jakka (secretly Proteus in disguise) returned from the outer realms, the Council and Jakka sat with Namor for hours researching the outer lands.  In time,  Namor agreed to investigate the lands himself.  The Council watched as Jacqueline Trufaut contacted Namor from the surface with news of the person behind Dragonrider's attack, but Namor chose to stay and deal with things in the outer realm.  Thakos and his men moved to rescue Namor from Amphitrite, but Namor had already defeated Proteus.  Vashti let Namor know that Jacqueline Trufaut had been reported kidnapped. 

(Sub-Mariner II#3 (fb)) - When Namor prepared to rush off to the surface to rescue Jacqueline Trufaut from kidnappers, Dara and the Council of Three told Namor that he needed to remain or there would be dire consequences.  Namor shoved them aside, accusing them of treason.

(Sub-Mariner II#3) - The Council held an Atlantean court that decided Namor was no longer fit to rule Atlantis.

(Sub-Mariner II#4) - The Council met to discuss their decision, and Shakkoth and Vashti debated on the news being positive or negative for Atlantis.  Dara offered to tell Namor the news.

(New Thunderbolts#1-3, 6, 9 (fb)-BTS) - Taking upon themselves the name of At'La'Tique, an ancient Atlantean phrase meaning the 'Fury of the Sea,' the religious rebels followed various leaders, including Nagala, Shakkoth, and Tamara Rahn.  They formed a strike force called Fathom Five, which included Dragonrider, Llyron, Bloodtide, Sea Leopard, and Manowar.  At'La'Tique's primary religious beliefs involved wiping out life on the surface world.  To achieve this goal, they formed an alliance with Baron Von Strucker of HYDRA. Fathom Five led attacks against the surface world and were eventually defeated by the New Thunderbolts.

Comments:  Created by J.M. DeMatteis, Bob Budiansky, and Danny Bulanadi.

Shakkoth was never seen as a part of At'La'Tique but was mentioned as a leader of it by Llyron during Fathom Five's first attack of the surface world.  His involvement is mostly unknown.

Profile by Chadman

Clarifications:

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


images:
Sub-Mariner II#1, p5, pan1
Sub-Mariner II#4, p6, pan4


Sub-Mariner II#1-4 (September-December, 1984) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Bob Budiansky (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
New Thunderbolts I#1-6 (BTS) (January, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza & Kurt Busiek (writers), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts I#9 (BTS) (August, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Cliff Richards (penciler), Karl Kesel (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)


08/21/11

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