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Real Name: Karygmax 

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Deviant)

Occupation: Priest

Group Membership: Priests of Lemuria

Affiliations: Cataphrax, Lord Ghaur, Deviant Horde

Enemies: Avengers (Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Crystal, Giant-Man (Henry Pym), Hercules, Sersi), Delta Force, Varua

Known Relatives: None 

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Lemuria

First Appearance: Eternals II#1 (October, 1985)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. He knew the high-technology weapons of Lemuria such as a Dispersatron. In his Priest outfit he wielded a spear, in battle he wielded a shining sceptre.

History: (Eternals II#1) - Karygmax was one of the priests of Deviant Lemuria. He was important in the order and called with the designation of "Sanctity." He knew the secret plans performed by the priesthood in the centuries, masked under the Genetic Purity and the Fire Pits.
    In Lemuria, Karygmax received the triumphant Cataphrax after his successful mission to steal Ikaris' energy pattern which could open the doors in the Pyramid of the Winds. Karygmax claimed that Cataphrax had been judged impure and had to go to the Fire Pits, though Karygmax was well-knowing that Cataphrax would instead be placed in suspended animation.

 (Avengers#370 (fb)) - Lord Ghaur set up a plan to become more powerful. He needed some members of the Avengers and of Deviants.

    The Avengers were lured to go to Lemuria.
    Karygmax waited for them. He led his Deviant Horde against them. The Deviants outnumbered the Avengers. They managed to put Brain Mines on each Avenger, rendering them inert.
    Karygmax had Varua of the Young Gods take some blood samples from Crystal, Captain America and Hercules. Sersi's Brain Mine conditioned her to set her free, Karygmax shot at her with a Dispersatron, seriously wounding her but he didn't want to kill her, he knew that the Brain Mine would force her to go back to Lemuria.

    Karygmax had Giant-Man and the Black Knight driven to the Arena.

    Sersi, Kro and his Delta Force went back to Lemuria, unaware that they were playing the role Ghaur intended for them.

(Avengers#371) - Karygmax watched the fight in the Arena together with, unknown to him, Lord Tantalus and Lord Khult. Thanks to his Gann-Josin with Sersi, Dane Whitman overloaded his Brain Mine and hurled his sword against Karygmax missing him by a small distance.
    The Black Knight and the other gladiators fled from the Arena., then they met Ghaur and succeeded in defeating his Uni-Mind.

Comments: Created by Peter B. Gillis (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Al Gordon (inks).

Profile by Spidermay.

Karygmax  has no known connections to
any other characters with a similar name.

The Deviant Horde

    The Deviant Horde was a group of Deviant soldiers followers of Karygmax. Their powers and their names was, for the most part, unknown.

    Some of them used weapons such as spears, knives or maces.

Just for fun, here are completely invented names:

Full-Bull, Amazon Disgrace, Fourtear, Grapemace, Murdent, .
































This Deviant had dimensions and strength similar to Giant-Man's, so he should have Superhuman Strength.

















This Deviant seemed to attack Crystal from high, so she could fly, or levitate or doing high jumps.








This soldier managed to place the Brain-Mine on Captain America's head. He should be very fast and agile to do this.










Blastaff Guard


This soldier seemed to be a guard, armed with an energetic staff and an armor.






















Circuytter (brother of Ytteryng)









This deviant seemed to wear an exoskeleton. Karygmax called him "my friend".





Eternals II#1, pag29, pan4 (Karygmax in priest outfit)
Avengers I#370, pag7, pan1 (Karygmax, head shot)
Avengers I#370, pag8, pan5 (Karygmax with Dispersatron)
Avengers I#370, pag5, pan3 (Deviant Horde)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan1 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan1 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan1 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan1 (giant Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan1 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan1 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan2 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag6, pan3 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag7, pan1 (Deviant with staff)
Avengers I#370, pag7, pan1 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag8, pan3 (Deviant with patch)
Avengers I#370, pag8, pan3 (Deviant)
Avengers I#370, pag8, pan5 (Deviant with exoskeleton)

Other Appearances:
Eternals II#1 (October, 1985) - Peter Gillis (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Al Gordon (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers#370 (January, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Al Milgrom & Tom Yates (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers#371 (February, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Mike Gustovich (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Last updated: 02/22/07

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