Real Name: Goron
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) magic user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom)
Enemies: NASA, Spider-Man (Peter
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Grumpy," "Skinhead," "That Bald
Guy," "That Moron Goron" (insults)
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout Earth-8107; active in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, New York City, New York, USA and Latveria
Cape Canaveral, Florida,
USA; New York City, New York, USA; Latveria
First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M" (November 28, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Goron mastered a form of magic that granted him various abilities, including channeling various mystic beams through his eyes which had various functions. For example: a red, yellow and blue beam was capable of teleporting objects and returning them; a green beam could enlarge things; a red beam was a blast of destructive energy and a blue beam allowed him to mentally control people and teleport items. Using this magic, he altered his appearance giving him a larger and bulker form.
Height: Variable (see comments)
Weight: Variable (see comments)
Eyes: Black (glowed various colors depending on the power used)
Hair: None (eyebrows were black)
History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M" (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Goron fought a duel with Doctor Doom. Despite losing, Goron stayed on friendly terms with Doom.
(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M") - Goron and Doom met under Doom's castle and had another duel. Goron suggested that Doom only won their last encounter because Goron let him win. When Doom used an explosive, Goron teleported the bomb away and brought it back at Doom's urging. When Doom offered Goron half the world if Goron would help take it over, Goron agreed to aide the dictator.
In New York, Goron stood before an assembled press conference and demonstrated another power of his, namely his enlarging beam. Looking at a tray of vegetables and fruits, he grew the food to many times their original size, impressing A NASA official so that he asked Goron to come with him to Cape Canaveral. When Spider-Man tried to investigate the oversized food, Goron tried to blast him with his red beam. Cornering Spider-Man in a storage room, Goron blasted the floor away, dropping the hero into the basement of the building. With Spider-Man down, Goron bombarded the room with his green beam, causing fungus to grow and entwine Spider-Man. Goron laughed about how the plants in the room would eat Spider-Man and left the hero to his doom. Eventually arriving at Cape Canaveral, Goron met with the NASA scientists and was escorted to the conference room. The scientists expressed doubt about Goron using their space platform to end world hunger but Goron waved away their concerns. Letting them walk into the conference room, Goron slammed the door behind them and fused the lock shut with his red beams. Waiting in the computer lab, Goron addressed the approaching Spider-Man and drove the wall-crawler back with his red beams all the way into the centrifuge room, where he trapped the hero in the g-force trainer. Once Spider-Man was trapped, Goron blasted the controls and set the machine to overdrive, exposing Spider-Man to a tremendous amount of gravitational force. Contacting Doctor Doom via radio, Goron reported on his mission status and left Spider-Man to die as he left to steal the space platform guidance system. Easily locating the space platform system, Goron swapped the real guidance system with a phony and, using his blue beams, he forced a NASA worker to give him the launch codes for the space platform. With the codes memorized, Goron radioed Doom and told him what he learned.
Afterwards, Goron ordered the worker to tie the NASA computer in with the national defense computer network. When the worker finished, Goron tossed him aside and took over, as all nuclear missiles were now at his and Doom's disposal. From the console, Goron issued a threat to the world that they had five minutes to surrender and declare Doom ruler of the world. When a freed Spider-Man intervened, Goron boasted that only Doom and himself knew the new password to stop the missiles from launching. He then attacked Spider-Man with his red beams before Doom ordered Goron to retrieve a solar mirror and teleport the guidance system to Latveria. Goron did so with his blue beams before continuing his attack on Spider-Man. He then fired his rainbow beams at Spider-Man, who deflected them back at Goron with the solar mirror. Affected by his own beams, Goron turned into his true, shriveled old man self and collapsed to the floor.
Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances list of list of artists involved) .
According to a few online sources, Goron was voiced by Ralph James.
Since he could alter his appearance, who's to say what his proper height and weight are? Also, after he turns into the old man, Spider-Man comments that "he's turned back to his real form" but how would he know that? I guess he teleported his powers away?
Profile by David Lawrence.
Earth-8107's Goron has no known connections to:
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Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M" (all images in this profile)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M" (November 28, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
First Posted: 05/07/2018
Last updated: 05/07/2018
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