DOOMBRINGER

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional monster (possible demon)

Occupation: Slaughterer

Group Membership: "Doombringers" (presumably a race of brethren, as there was a second one just like it, and possibly many more)

Affiliations: Presumptive servant of the Emissaries;
    formerly the southern sect of the Temple of Tangkor Marat (including the archer), the renegade twenty

Enemies: Silver Samurai, Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), Northern and Southern sects of the Temple of Tangkor Marat

Known Relatives: Presumably other members of its race

Aliases: Walker between Worlds

Base of Operations: Unidentified extradimensional realm

First Appearance: Wolverine: Doombringer (November, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: The Doombringer was large and strong (perhaps enhanced human or Class 10). It had thick, scaly hide and shrugged off normal arrows, but was easily pierced by Wolverine's Adamantium claws and the Silver Samurai's tachyon field coated blade. Its brethren (and presumably It) could also be hurt by the closure of an interdimensional portal while it was in mid-passage. It had razor sharp claws and was further covered sporadically by gleaming crystals.
    It did not speak, and there is neither evidence to support or refute it being anything more than a rampaging, murderous beast

Height: Approximately 10'
Weight: Perhaps 1400 lbs.
Eyes: Never clearly seen (it may not even have eyes)
Hair: None

 

 

 

History:
(Wolverine: Doombringer (fb)) - "Emissaries of the invisible world all around us" (possibly extradimensional beings) came at night, influencing the cultists of Tangkor Marat (in what would become Thailand), feeding secret knowledge of certain arts to chosen sages and mystics. Both the northern and southern sects of the Temple of Tangkor Marat came to believe that the end of the world was predestined. The southern sect believed this doom it should be hastened so that they could pass on to the next world, while the northern sect believed the only way to prevent this doom was to halt time.

(Wolverine: Doombringer (fb)) <Approximately 1000 AD> - In the southern temple of Tangkor Marat (in what would become Thailand), cultists performed a mystic ritual, using vibrations and a mystic crystal, opening a portal to summon the Doombringer. Their opponents in the northern temple performed a separate ritual that halted time, freezing the Doombringer (and both cults) in place as a single hand reached through the portal. Both sets of cultists were frozen in place in mid-battle.

(Wolverine: Doombringer) - 1000 years later, an earthquake disrupted the spell, causing one one of the southern cultists to re-enter the normal flow of time. Over the next few months, the cultist made his way to Japan, seeking out Mariko Yashida, head of Clan Yashida, which apparently had originated with the southern cult. Legends were unclear on which sect Clan Yashida was descended from, and Mariko wanted to know, as she was already plagued with guilt over corruption within her clan.

(Wolverine: Doombringer (fb) - BTS) - The archer sought out Mariko's brother, the Silver Samurai, who refused to investigate, not wishing to disrupt anything that was preventing doom. Twenty of the Samurai's men, however, disobediently accompanied the archer back to Thailand.

(Wolverine: Doombringer) - Mariko asked Wolverine to join the archer and the Silver Samurai to investigating the temples. The Samurai informed Wolverine about his men departing with the archer, but he had kept the archer's map, and so accompanied Wolverine to the temple via Wolverine's pilot friend, Archie Corrigan. Wolverine and the Samurai entered the temple, but were spared its temporal disruption, though everyone else remained frozen in time, including the hand of the Doombringer, still having just reached through the portal.
    Meanwhile the renegade twenty of the Samurai's men, having fired bullets into the members of the northern sect, played a recording of the reverse of the sonic vibrations necessary for the time halting spell. The spell was disrupted and both sects returned to normal time flow, with those in the northern temple dying from the bullets they had been filled with, while the northern sect members present in the southern temple attacked Wolverine and the Samurai. They mistook Wolverine for the Doombringer, but then rapidly aged and died as their 1000 years caught up to them. The archer who had first been freed (having survived this long because his time was still suspended, even though he wasn't), aged rapidly as well. He approached the Doombringer, which emerged fully onto Earth, and asked the Doombringer to lead him to Hell to rule by its side, but it instead crushed his skull.
    As Wolverine and the Samurai approached the interdimensional portal, and hand reached through it, but Wolverine shattered the crystal, closing the portal, which severed the hand. They found, however, that this was actually the second creature to approach the portal, and the first one was already in the temple. The Doombringer slaughtered ten of the renegade twenty as it encountered them inside the temple, and Wolverine and the Samurai faced the remaining ten outside the temple. They slew the ten, but the Samurai was wounded by the renegades' gunfire. Wolverine tracked down the Doombringer inside the temple. It savagely battered him initially, and even when he surrendered to his berserker rage, it only evened out the fight, with the larger Doombringer weathering its wounds better, while Wolverine began to weaken from blood loss. The wounded Samurai, having crawled into the temple, skewered the Doombringer through the abdomen, weakening it enough that Wolverine was able to get in a number of vital slashes with his claws, ending it with a stab right into its skull.
    Wolverine carried the Samurai back to Archie's plane, and they flew to a hospital. Wolverine told Mariko that Clan Yashida was descended from the northern sect, indicating they were innocent, but Mariko realized he was lying to protect her.

 

 

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Michael Dutkiewicz, and Jimmy Palmiotti.

    Silver Samurai speculated that the "Emissaries of the invisible world all around us," aka Messengers in Black, were trying to manipulate the sects into opening a way for an invasion of Earth's dimension.

    The Doombringer is referred to as a demon, but it might just be a monstrous creature. It didn't demonstrate any magical powers.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No KNOWN connections to:


Temple of Tangkor Marat - Northern sect

 

 

 

    Active circa 1000 AD in what would become the rainforests of Thailand, they received word from the "Emissaries of the invisible world" regarding the predestined doom of the world. This sect of the Temple of Tangkor Marat believed that only by halting time could they stop this doom, and they split from the opposing Southern sect, who believed this doom it should be hastened so that they could pass on to the next world. As their warriors battled the Southern sect's warriors, their sorcerers performed a ritual involving precise lighting, vapor thickness and scent, and vibrational pitch. As their ritual completed, time froze, including both sects' warriors and mystics.

    Approximately 1000 years later, descendents of the Southern sect played a reversed recording of the vibrations, disrupting the spell. Before doing so, however, they fired bullets into the Northern sect's mystics, and when time restarted for them, they all perished via these bullet wounds. The Northen sect's warriors mistook Wolverine for the Doombringer and attacked, but then the passage of time caught up with them, and they aged rapidly and died.

 

--Wolverine: Doombringer (Wolverine: Doombringer (fb), Doombringer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Temple of Tangkor Marat - Southern sect

 

    Active circa 1000 AD in what would become the rainforests of Thailand, they received word from the "Emissaries of the invisible world" regarding the predestined doom of the world. This sect of the Temple of Tangkor Marat believed this doom it should be hastened so that they could pass on to the next world, and they split from the opposing Southern sect, who believed that only by halting time could they stop this doom. As their warriors battled the Northern sect's warriors, their sorcerers performed a ritual involving the flow of the world's energies; a crystal suspended for nine days finally grew still, and they struck a gong. A portal to another dimension opened, and a Doombringer reached through it, but just then the Northern sect's spell took effect, and time froze, including both sects' warriors and mystics.

    Approximately 1000 years later, descendents of the Southern sect played a reversed recording of the vibrations, disrupting the spell. Their warriors rapidly aged and died.

    Clan Yashida apparently descended from this sect.

--Wolverine: Doombringer (Wolverine: Doombringer (fb), Doombringer

 

 

 

 


archer of the Temple of Tangkor Marat - Southern sect

 

    He was frozen in time by the Northern sect's spell circa 1000 AD. Approximately 1000 years later, an earthquake disrupted the spell, causing him (and apparently only him, for whatever reason to re-enter the normal flow of time; however, as the spell was still active, his time was still suspended to a degree, and he did not age rapidly. Over the next few months, he made his way to Japan (and was overwhelmed by modern technology, culture, etc.), seeking out Mariko Yashida, head of Clan Yashida, which apparently had originated with the southern cult. Legends were unclear on which sect Clan Yashida was descended from, and Mariko wanted to know, as she was already plagued with guilt over corruption within her clan. When Mariko refused to aid him in re-starting time (not wanting to bring about the prophesized doom), he sought out Mariko's brother, the Silver Samurai, who also refused to investigate, not wishing to disrupt anything that was preventing doom. Twenty of the Samurai's men, however, disobediently accompanied the archer back to Thailand.

    After the spell had been disrupted and time restored, the archer began to age rapidly as well. He approached the Doombringer, as it emerged fully onto Earth, and asked it to lead him to Hell to rule by its side, but it instead crushed his skull.

 

--Wolverine: Doombringer (Wolverine: Doombringer (fb), Doombringer

 

 


"Emissaries of the Invisible World"

 

    Little is known about them except that they apparently provided mystic knowledge (and the warning of doom) to the cultists.

    It is suspected that they wished the cultists to facilitate their invasion of Earth.

 

--Wolverine: Doombringer (Wolverine: Doombringer (fb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Renegade Twenty

 

    They were part of Clan Yashida and former servants of the Silver Samurai. After he refused to investigate the Temple, not wishing to disrupt anything that was preventing doom, twenty of the Samurai's men, disobediently accompanied the archer back to Thailand, intending to acquire great wealth and/or power via control of the Doombringer.

    Upon arriving at the temple the renegade twenty fired bullets into the members of the northern sect. They then played a recording of the reverse of the sonic vibrations necessary for the time halting spell. The spell was disrupted and both sects returned to normal time flow, with those in the northern temple dying from the bullets they had been filled with. Upon its emergence into the temple, the Doombringer slaughtered ten of the renegade twenty as it encountered them, and Wolverine and the Samurai faced the remaining ten outside the temple. They slew the ten, but the Samurai was wounded by the renegades' gunfire.

--Wolverine: Doombringer

<obviously only 10 are pictured here)

 

 


images: (without ads)
Wolverine: Doombringer, p1, panel 1 (Northern sect mystics)
        panel 2 (Southern sect mystics)
    p2-3 (warring sects; white armor - Northern sect; dark armor - Southern sect)
    p14, panel 5 (archer)
    p16, panel 3 (Emissaries)
    p37, panel 1 (Renegades - only the 10 seen)
    p40, panel 2 (Doombringer)


Appearances:
Wolverine: Doombringer (November, 1997) - Doug Moench (writer), Michael Dutkiewicz (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Dan Hosek (assistant editor), Mark Bernardo (editor)


Last updated: 08/23/08

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