GEM of TARTARUS

Classification: Magical power item

Creator: Unrevealed; possibly Tartarus

User/Possessors: Pluto

First Appearance: Defenders II#3 (May, 2001)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: When utilized by a magic wielder, the Gem of Tartarus proved capable of holding super-powered individuals trapped in a pillar incapable of action. The extent of its abilities is unknown. The Gem was easily destroyed.

History: (Defenders II#3) - Pluto used the Gem of Tartarus to entrap the Defenders (Doctor Stephen Strange, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Silver Surfer, and Sub-Mariner) along with a mortal man imprisoned in a pillar. Pluto killed the man and the Defenders remained trapped until another Defender, Hellcat, slashed the gem, allowing the Defenders to go free.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen, and Klaus Janson.

"Tartarus" may refer to the Hades' portion of Hades' realm of the same name.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Gem of Tartarus has no known connections to


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Defenders II#3, p7, pan4


Appearances:
Defenders II#3 (May, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)


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Last Updated: 03/11/07

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