The Geoportal unveiled


Classification: Extradimensional (Earth-20051) (see comments) terrestrial technology

Creator: Dr. Noriyaki Ito based on research by Reed Richards

User/Possessors: Dr. Ito Noriyaki, Oji Noriyaki

First Appearance: Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5 (December, 2005)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Geoportal could instantly transport cargo, people and objects through a dimensional doorway to anywhere on Earth. The location was dependent on the latitude and longitude coordinates inputted into the device’s computer. The Geoportal was large enough to allow objects the size of  a dinosaur to pass through its doorway. The device proved to be highly unstable and the dimensional doorway would expand as more creatures and objects passed through.



The Geoportal opens


(Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5 - BTS) - Reed Richards experiments involving the use portals for mass transit failed as he could only maintain any given portal for about 10 seconds. His research was picked up by Dr. Noriyaki Ito, who began his own experiments. His experiments showed great promise and with funding from Stark Industries, a large scale device was created which he named the Geoportal.

(Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5) - The Geoportal was unveiled to the scientific community in New York’s Central Park and in attendance were Tony Stark and the Fantastic Four. The Geoportal was activated at coordinates, 64-43 South by 35-03 West on the continent of Antarctica. Unknown to Dr. Ito, this location opened a portal to the Savage Land and within moments, dinosaurs, cavemen and other prehistoric animals quickly emerged from the gateway.  The amount of animals breaching the portal made it unstable and the gateway started to grow in size with no way to close it. Reed Richards speculated if the portal could not be shut off, then the Antarctic Ocean would eventually pour through the gateway until the Earth collapsed in on itself like a black hole. While the rest of the Fantastic Four tracked down all the dangerous animals, Reed Richards managed to fix the Geoportal and stop it from expanding. The creatures from the Savage Land were quickly returned and the Geoportal was shut down.

Comments: Created by Jeff Parker (writer), Manuel Garcia (pencils) and Scott Koblish (inks).

The Geoportal is very similar in appearance to the Stargate as seen in the "Stargate" movie and various TV series spun from it.

It may be a long time till the Geoportal technology would ever be used again, although given that the technology and research exists, others may be created from the same design.

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Dr. Ito Noriyaki

Dr. Ito Noriyaki

Dr. Ito Noriyaki began construction on the Geoportal after reading Reed Richard’s experiments and failed attempts at creating a stable teleportation device. Advancing on Reed Richard’s theories, he acquired scientific and financial backing from Stark Industries and with the help from his daughter, Oji, a working model was produced. During the unveiling, the Geoportal was activated and, unknown to Dr. Noriyaki, the coordinates were set to the Savage Land in Antarctica from where dinosaurs, mammoths and cavemen poured through the open gateway. Unable to turn the machine off, Reed Richards assisted in deactivating the ever-growing portal. The Fantastic Four began rounding up and capturing the dangerous creatures and returned them to the Savage Land. Realizing that his experiment had failed because he did not foresee the negative impacts his Geoportal could pose, Dr. Noriyaki decided to end his research. 


--Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5

Oji Noriyaki

Oji Noriyaki

Oji Noriyaki was Dr. Ito Noriyaki’s daughter and his research assistant for the  Geoportal experiments. She was in charge of inputting data coordinates involving latitude and longitude. During the incident involving the malfunctioning Geoportal, she assisted her father and Reed Richards in shutting the widening portal down. It was unrevealed what her exact involvement was in regards to the creation of the Geoportal.

--Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5

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Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5, p2, panel 2 (main image)

p5, panel 1 (portal open)
p3, panel 2 (Dr. Ito Noriyaki)
p3, panel 2 (Oji Noriyaki)

Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four#5 (December, 2005) - Jeff Parker (writer), Manuel Garcia (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)

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Last Updated: 09/22/07

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