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MAUR-KONN

Real Name: Maur-Konn

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Myndai)

Occupation: Would-be conqueror of Earth

Group Membership: The Followers of the Dark, Charter Federation

AffiliationsDr. Demonicus, Rok-Korr, Lieutenant Magar, Captain Cymell

Enemies: The Followers of the Light, the Shogun Warrior pilots (Richard Carson, Ilongo Savage, Genji Odashu)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Primal One

Base of Operations: Outer space;

formerly an active volcano in the Pacific Ocean

First Appearance: Shogun Warriors#1 (February, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Maur-Konn was a fair to decent tactician. He had advanced scientific knowledge regarding genetics. He did not seem bothered by intense heat.

 

Maur-Konn laughing

History:

(Shogun Warriors#1 (fb)) – Eons ago, as life on Earth was just beginning, Maur-Konn’s ancestors came to the planet with the intent of conquering it. Opposed by the Followers of the Light, the Great Chaos War began. War spread across the cosmos and waged for lifetimes. When the Followers of the Light began to wear down the Followers of the Dark, Maur-Konn and a band of loyal lieutenants attempted to launch an attack over what would become the Pacific Ocean. Shot down by the Followers of the Light, who, in their mercy, took the downed craft and buried it and the crew in the heart of a dormant volcano.

(Shogun Warriors#1 (fb)) – In the present day, Maur-Konn and his forces were freed when the volcano finally erupted. He began his overdue conquest by creating the rock monster Rok-Korr and sending it out on a path of destruction. 

(Shogun Warriors#2) – Rallying the rest of the awakened forces, Maur-Konn issued new orders to Rok-Korr. When the three Shogun Warriors arrived to battle the monster, Maur-Konn had the monster split into three separate beings. 

(Shogun Warriors#3) – Watching the battle between the Elements of Evil and the Shogun Warriors, Maur-Konn mused about the place of science in this new world. He argued with Lt. Magar, who felt magic would still be the best option. Dismissing the other man’s objections, Maur-Konn left to speak with the technomages, who were busy installing new machines to help aid the Followers of the Dark. Maur-Konn was deeply impressed by their creation, the Mech-Monster. 

(Shogun Warriors#4) – Maur-Konn argued with Magar over the decision to focus on using science for the creation of their monsters rather than magic. Maur-Konn tested the limits of the Mech-Monster and found it to his liking. 

(Shogun Warriors#5) – When informed of Magar’s mystic sabotage of the Mech-Monster, the alien overlord nearly had the traitorous underling executed on the spot. When Combatra invaded the volcano’s airspace, Maur-Konn ordered Magar to deal with it. Pleased when Delta-V (the transformed head component of Combatra) was shot down by the base’s gun batteries, Maur-Konn pardoned Magar for his act. Seeing the prone form of Combatra at his mercy, Maur-Konn gloated that his enemies had delivered into his hands the perfect means of their destruction. 

(Shogun Warriors#6) – Piloting Combatra, Maur-Konn launched a surprise attack on Dangard Ace and Raydeen. Using their unwillingness to retaliate to his advantage, he openly mocked Dr. Tambura over the video monitor. He was only thwarted when one of his cannons burst free from the volcano and fired on him. Believing it to be the work of Lt. Magar, Maur-Konn ejected before the robot’s head was destroyed, swearing revenge. 

Maur-Konn as the Primal One

(Shogun Warriors#13 - BTS) – Maur-Konn survived the jump. Seeking out the human Dr. Demonicus, he supplied the criminal scientist with an immense satellite and supplies.

(Shogun Warriors#16 - BTS) – In a hidden part of his base, Maur-Konn sent out a distress signal to a group known as the Charter of Planets. When the ship Nightwind responded to the SOS, Maur-Konn put the Charter representatives under his hypnotic command. Forcing them to hide him on the giant spaceship, Maur-Konn assumed the identity of the "Primal One", a high-ranking member of the Charter. From there he launched more attacks against the Shogun Warriors. 

(Shogun Warriors#16) – When the Shogun Warriors arrived at the Sanctuary of Light and found it in ruins with the Followers of the Light either dying or dead, the Primal One appeared before them. Sending a giant green alien against them, the Warriors were able to kill it, unaware of the Primal One's true identity.

(Shogun Warriors#18 - BTS) – Maur-Konn oversaw the construction and deployment of the mechanical monster Megatron. 

(Shogun Warriors#19 - BTS) – Claiming to target Reed Richards next, Maur-Konn sent the robot Gigatron against the Baxter Building. 

(Shogun Warriors#20) – When the Shogun Warrior Combatra made its way to the Nightwind, Maur-Konn ordered a full assault against it. When the Invisible Woman sneaked away, she discovered his deception and alerted the Nightwind’s crew. Captain Cyrell placed him under arrest for his crimes.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils) and Dan Green (inks).

Chaos War, eh? Well, I can’t find anything to suggest that this was the same battle that Crystar and company fought, but it DID span the cosmos. Just food for thought...

In Shogun Warriors#13 through 19, everything is behind the scenes as Maur-Konn’s last physical appearance before issue #20 is issue #6.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Maur-Konn has no known connections to:


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Shogun Warriors#5, p21, pan3 (main image)
Shogun Warriors#6, p10, pan6 (head)
Shogun Warriors#20, p7, pan5 (Primal One disguise)


Appearances:
Shogun Warriors#1 (February, 1979) –Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#2 (March, 1979) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#3 (April, 1979) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#4 (May, 1979) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#5 (June, 1979) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#6 (July, 1979) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#13 (February, 1980) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#16 (May, 1980) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#18 (July, 1980) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#19 (August, 1980) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Rick Parker (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)
Shogun Warriors#20 (September, 1980) – Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Rick Parker (inks), Al Milgrom and Jim Shooter (editors)


Last updated: 12/30/08

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