The Prisma Crystal

PRISMA-CRYSTAL

Classification: Magic item

Creator: Unrevealed; possibly Ogeode

User/Possessors: Ogeode

First Appearance: Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (May, 1983)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Prisma-Crystal served mainly as an amplifier for Ogeode’s powers. It increased his range and power of his magic. It could be used to teleport individuals and transform living flesh into living crystal. The crystal also gave Ogeode seemingly any other abilities that he needed at the time.

History:

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (fb) - BTS) – Ogeode used the Prisma-Crystal’s power to aid his magic and spells. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (fb)) – During the closing days of the first Chaos War, Ogeode appeared on the front lines. Channeling all his mystic energy through the Prisma-Crystal, he was capable of driving back the forces of Chaos. Such an act, however, left him frail and weak.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1) – When Moltar and his Magma Men marched on the city of Galax, Ogeode used the power of the Prisma-Crystal to transform the wounded Crystar, as well as captains Warbow, Stalax, Koth and Kalibar, into beings of living crystal. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (BTS)) – After the fighting was over, Ogeode used the Prisma-Crystal to turn the upper half of Crystar’s uncle Feldspar into living crystal. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#2) – After the young captain Stalax was injured, Ogeode put his daughter Ika through the Crystal in an attempt to better understand how living crystal worked so as to work on a cure. Her transformation was not complete, and when Crystar reached out to grab her, the pair vanished into the Crystal. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#3) – The Crystal had teleported both Crystar and Ika to the lair of Dr. Strange. When Ogeode found them, he managed to use his magic and Strange’s as a power source to send them all back home. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7) – Again using the Crystal as an amplifier, Ogeode transformed a dragon into a boat to take Crystar’s Crystal Companions to the Council of Order. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9 (BTS)) – When the combined forces of Zardeth and Malachon were finally driven from the Council of Order’s lands, the priest Bekk begged Ogeode to turn him into a crystal man. The wizard agreed, and Bekk soon joined the Crystal Companions. 

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11) – In an attempt to create a warrior purely from crystal, Ogeode reached deep into his pocket to pull the Crystal out, but instead pulled out three members of Canadian super team Alpha Flight. The Crystal was left in the wizard’s robes as the final battle commenced, as Ogeode could not longer summon any more taxing spells.

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

The Crystal seemed to function more as a Deus Ex Machina than anything else. It seemed to require a bit of magic in order for it to do anything.

Profileby David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Prisma Crystal has no known connections to:


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Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 , p6, panel 1


Other Appearances:
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 (July 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Bret Blevins (pencils), Vinnie Colletta (inks), Ralph Macchio (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#9 (September 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11 (February 1985) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils and inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


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Last Updated: 05/15/04

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