OGEODE

Real Name :  Ogeode

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Crystalium) human magic user

Occupation: Sorcerer of Order

Group Membership: Forces of Order

Affiliations: Forces of Order, Bekk, Crystar, Ika, Koth, Kalibar, Shen, Stalax, Warbow, Dr. Strange (Stephan Strange), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Alpha Flight (Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Puck (Eugene Milton Judd), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier))

EnemiesLavour, Malachon, Moltar, Zardeth

Known Relatives : Ika (daughter), Shen (wife/lover)

Aliases: “Old Man”

Base of Operations: Crystalium, Galax and surrounding countryside

First Appearance:  Marvel Age#1 (April 1983) (pin-up);
    (in continuity) Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (May 1983)

Powers/Abilities: Ogeode was once a sorcerer of great power. During the Chaos War, most of his power was spent driving the Forces of Chaos away from the planet. He still retained a sliver of power, which was amplified by his Prism Crystal, but the cost of previously using so much of his power left his body frail and his mind somewhat weakened.

 

History: (Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (fb) - BTS) - Ogeode was a loyal member of Forces of Order. Despite his loyalty, he often felt the Forces of Order were far too rigid in their beliefs. It was during this time he encountered the warrior woman Shen. The two were married under unspecified circumstances. From this union came Ika. Ika was a novice in the ways of magic, despite her father’s skills. Ogeode used her more as a test subject than as an assistant, often turning her into various things. He served the King (and by proxy, the entire royal family) of Crystalium loyally for many years. By the time of the Chaos War, he used up most of his power driving Chaos away. He knew of Chaos’s prediction, and sealed himself away from his family and friends in order to prepare for the return.

 

 (Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1) - After the war ended, Chaos swore it would return, and that its emissary would bring untold strife and pit brother against brother. Several months passed and soon Crystar and Moltar would be crowned joint kings when Ogeode returned and told them the time of Chaos’s return was nigh. Crystar offered to side with Ogeode, despite the wizard’s claims that his power had been drained severely during the Order/Chaos war. Ogeode was able to save Crystar’s life after his injures at the hands of his brother. After putting Crystar inside his Prism Crystal in order to transform him into the living symbol of order, Ogeode sent crystal rain to attack Moltar and those loyal to him. After his spell with Crystar worked, Ogeode quickly used the same process on the Captains of the Guard and turned Koth, Kailber, Stalax, and Warbow into crystal men armed with crystal weapons. Ogeode watched as Crystar’s forces drove Moltar’s army away.  

 

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#2) - Shortly after the battle, Feldspar asked both Ogeode and Zardeth to turn his body into a 50/50 blend of crystal and magma to show that he supported both his nephews. While this was happening, Ogeode tried to heal the injured Stalax, but found himself unable to, as he was unfamiliar with just how process of turning flesh into crystal worked or its effect on the body. Deciding that he needed another specimen, one that he would monitor this time, the old wizard sent Crystar to his home in an effort to find a cure. Finding the wizard’s daughter, Ika, Crystar brought her back. The reunion between father and daughter was strained, but she agreed to step into the Crystal. Ogeode stood by helplessly as his daughter and Crystar both vanished when the prince tried to catch the young woman.

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#3) - The wizard, after many attempts, was able to find Crystar and Ika at the home of Dr. Strange. Several Magma Men had followed them, but the Forces of Order were able to drive the Magma Men back and get home with a little help from the Sorcerer Supreme.

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#4) - Ogeode was with Crystar’s forces when Moltar’s men attacked. He said nothing when Crystar was banished from the city by his uncle, despite his daughter’s pleas for him to use his magic (see comments).

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#5) - Ogeode mused with his pipe as the Crystal men complained and reacted to their banishment. When Ika offered to banish the Forces of Chaos, Ogeode shot her down, arguing that despite her age or training she was most certainly not a full fledged enchantress, and as such should leave the major mystical stuff to him.
    She later tried to do this anyway, but when her spell backfired, Ogeode was present and a truce was called until both he and Zardeth could undo the spell and restore their respective headquarters back to their original locations.

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7) - While the Crystal men despaired at being banished, Ogeode was struck by a vision of Galax being sacked by the Green Hill people. After driving the hill people away and being driven off themselves by the arriving forces of Feldspar, Ogeode lead them to the ocean, where he conjured a boat from a dragon and sailed the Crystal Forces towards the Council of Order. Both the members of the Council and Ogeode had a tense reunion.   His meeting with Shen was even less cordial. With their arrival, the Council began to debate Ogeode’s part in the current crisis and wherever or not they should help.

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8) - While Crystar was taking a day of mourning, Ogeode spent the day with Shen, mainly to keep her from killing Bekk due to the younger priest’s treatment of Ika.

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9) - Finally getting the Council of Order to listen to him, Ogeode was stymied by the Council’s refusal to act and argued that nature is chaotic. His argument fell on deaf ears, as the Council continued to debate. The aged wizard left the group to “mediate” (actually to nap) in his quarters when Feldspar and a company of Galaxian warriors landed. It was both Stalax and Ogeode, however, who realized that the men before the Council were not who they claimed to be. Their ruse discovered, the faux Feldspar dropped his disguise to reveal Zardeth and the Green Hills warriors. The battle was short but bloody, with many members of the Council being slain by the Hill people. Seeing the devastation first hand, Bekk begged Ogeode to transform him into a crystal being so that he could fight alongside them against Chaos. Ogeode agreed with no hesitation.

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10) - Ogeode sailed back with the Crystal forces. While Crystar argued before his uncle, Ogeode gave Shen a new sword he forged from crystal. When Moltar’s forces attacked, Ogeode was on the front lines defending the city with his magic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11) - As the final battle with the Forces of Chaos commenced, Ogeode attempted to create a new crystal warrior from nothing at Bekk’s urging. Reaching into his pocket for his Prism Crystal, he accidentally yanked several members of Alpha Flight to Crystalium thanks in part to Shaman’s mystical bag being connected to the same space as his robe’s pockets. He fought beside Crystar’s forces as the Hill people, Magma Men, and Zardeth all made their final assault. He did refuse to grant any further enchantments upon Crystar’s sword as the prince battled with Malachon, stating that both his magic was weakening and that the prince needed to earn his victory on his own terms. He and Shen survived the battle and cheered Crystar on when he assumed the title of king after the death of Zardeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments : Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, John Romita, Jr., and Jim Shooter. Concept expanded on by Mary Jo Duffy and Ricardo Villamonte.

    According to Shen, Ogeode was the same age as Bekk and other members of the council (who all looked to be the same age as Crystar).

    Issue#4 was a bedtime story told by Kalibar to his children, so the events within and how they transpired is suspect.

    In the event you couldn’t tell, many of the names were supposed to represent minerals, elements, and things relating to geology. Ogeode=geode

    Extra special thanks to Madison Carter for clarifying this question- yes, Crystar and all related characters are in fact Marvel owned and created. You might remember these guys from the Remco toy line, but the toys were a tie-in to the comic and not vice versa.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Ogeode has no known connections to


 

images:
Crystar#1, page10, panel 6
Crystar#5, page 8, panel 2
Crystar#11, page 15, panel 3


Appearances:
Marvel Age#1 (April, 1983) (Promotional piece written by Peter Sanderson)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (May, 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Bret Blevins (pencils), Vinnie Colletta (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#2 (July, 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Bret Blevins (pencils), Vinnie Colletta (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#3 (September, 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ron Frenz (breakdowns), Danny Bulanadi (finishes), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#4 (November, 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#5 (January, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8 (July, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10 (November, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11 (February, 1985) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated : 01/16/07

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