Real Name: Zvilpogghua

Identity/Class: Demon, class 3 (Extraterrestrial)

Occupation: Devourer

Group Membership: Great Old Ones

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Frightful Four of Earth-2149, Human Torch (Johnny Storm) of Earth-1610

Known Relatives: Tsathoggua (father), Shathak (mother), Sfatlicllp (daughter), Knygathan Zhaum (grandson), others

Aliases: Feaster from the Stars, Ossadagowah

Base of Operations: N-Zone;
     formerly the planet Yaksh (possibly Neptune)

First Appearance: (historical) "Lurker at the Threshold" (1945)
     (Marvel) - (pictured) Ultimate Fantastic Four#31 (August, 2006); (actual) Ultimate Fantastic Four#32 (September, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Zvilpogghua usually requires a host body to exist in the physical realm as it consumes everything around it. It can fly, and has a very extended lifespan.


(Ultimate Fantastic Four#31  (fb)-BTS) - Millions of years ago, some time after arriving on Earth, Zvilpogghua was cast into the N-Zone by the ancestors of Atlantis.

(Ultimate Fantastic Four#13-18 -BTS/Ultimate Fantastic Four#31 (fb)-BTS) - While the Fantastic Four were in the N-Zone, Zvilpogghua chose Human Torch as the strongest of the four and entered his body.

(Ultimate Fantastic Four#30 -BTS) - The Torch began to feel the pains of Zvilpogghua growing inside of him. The other three members of the Four traveled to Latveria to seek the aid of Dr. Doom in saving Johnny.

(Ultimate Fantastic Four#31 -BTS) - Doom agreed to help, identifying Zvilpogghua as what was inside of Johnny, but only if he could secretly switch minds with Reed Richards. "Reed" then departed with his teammates to not only save Johnny, but stop the Frightful Four, zombie versions of the Fantastic Four from Earth-2149.

(Ultimate Fantastic Four#32) - "Reed" used an Atlantean spell to exorcise Zvilpogghua back to the N-Zone, but accidentally misspoke a word, trapping Zvilpogghua in the physical world. Needing a human host, Zvilpogghua sought out the most powerful being in the vicinity, and entered that of Doom, who possessed Reed's mind. "Doom" then entered the Baxter Building, which the Frightful Four had seized, and used his Zvilpogghua-bolstered powers to destroy the zombies. After Reed and Doom switched minds back to normal, Doom agreed to travel to Earth-2149 with Zvilpogghua inside of him.

Comments: Created by August Derleth and H.P. Lovecraft. Adapted to comics by Mark Millar, Greg Land and Matt Ryan.

I won't go into all of the details of Zvilpogghua's appearances in the Cthulhu Mythos, as it is mostly contradictory to how his history unfolded in this reality. Several books written by Lovecraft associates and followers mention the being.

Profile by Madison Carter.

Zvilpogghua has no known connections to

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Ultimate Fantastic Four#32, page 10, panel 4

"The Lurker at the Threshold" (1945) - August Derlith & H.P. Lovecraft (writers)
Ultimate Fantastic Four#30-32 (July-September, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Greg Land (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Last updated: 10/23/07

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