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Real Name: Goozot

Identity/Class: Extratemporal (Reality-691, ca. 31st century AD) extraterrestrial (race unrevealed)

Occupation: Ruler of all he sees

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Badoon, Mon-Tee, Super Death Sweepstakes production crew, Zinnia

Enemies: Hulk (Bruce Banner), Yondu Udonta

Known Relatives: At least three wives (all unidentified including his ex-wife)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Goozot's capital city

First Appearance: Defenders I#27 (September, 1975)


Powers/Abilities: Goozot possessed no known superhuman abilities. A ruthless, whimsical ruler with little patience and an appetite for cruelty, he was an absolute ruler of his world. A lifetime of debauchery, excess and little exercise left him morbidly obese.

Height: 5'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 250 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White

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(Defenders I#27 (fb) - BTS) - Goozot ruled his world as its emperor. He enjoyed the power and privileges of his position, including a harem of at least three attractive, young wives. Goozot's world consisted of elements reminiscent of medieval Earth combined with high tech robots who served to maintain order. Among them was Zinnia, a giant robot who considered smaller robots to be "her babies". Goozot had ties with the alien Badoon, possibly serving them in an unrevealed capacity. Goozot would keep his underlings in an enforced state of constant reverie and debauchery, sobriety was considered a crime.

(Defenders I#27 - BTS) - One of his ways to maintain order was to have a Festival of Death, along with the TV show called Super Death Sweepstakes, a beloved show in which contestants had to fight for their lives against outlandish, deadly menaces picked by panelists. The show is taped in an arena turned studio and broadcast live across the planet. Crowds watch the show on giant screens to bet and cheer on the proceedings.

(Defenders I#27) - Goozot was enjoying time at his palace, sitting on his throne surrounded by three of his young wives when the giant robot Zinnia brought in the pacified Hulk and Yondu Udonta. Zinnia demanded justice because the heroes had broken the law by unknowingly stopping a murder during the Festival of Death and subsequently destroying her robotic "babies". Goozot figured the two aliens were sent to them by the Badoon as gifts. he sentenced them to participate in the Super Death Sweepstakes. Goozot had Zinnia delivered them to the studios where the heroes were outfitted in appropriate garb to compete.

(Defenders I#28) - In the dungeons beneath the Super Death Sweepstakes studios, Goozot and his wives watched robots dress up the Hulk in metal gladiator armor much to the emperor's delight. Proclaiming he felt they would make even better contenders than he'd dreamed, he ordered his wives to accompany him to the arena. One of them stayed behind to seductively stroke the still incapacitated Hulk, praising his "hard and strong limbs".

(Defenders I#28 - BTS) - When the Super Death Sweepstakes began, Goozot watched from the wings as Mon-Tee welcomed all the "ladies and germs" and promising them "one heckuva show" as the pacificied Hulk and Yondu were brought on stage and introduced as the Badoon's gifts: Mister Green and Mister Blue.

(Defenders I#29 - BTS) - While Yondu was sent off to fight off three robots programmed to impale him, Goozot learned of his wife's improper conduct. He divorced her on the spot and decided she had to die for her transgression.

(Defenders I#29) - Goozot interrupted the Super Death Sweepstakes to drag his now ex-wife on stage. He declared that she was to share the same death as the man she lusted after: Mr. Green. Following his orders, Mon-Tee had the scared girl teleported away with the Hulk.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Frank Giacoia & John Tartag (inks).

The actual name of Emperor Goozot's planet has not been revealed.

Profile by Norvo.

Emperor Goozot should not be confused with:

Goozot's wife

A young, beautiful woman married to Emperor Goozot as part of his harem. She became fascinated with the Hulk when he was accidentally transported to Goozot's world and taken prisoner by Zinnia. She marveled at the Hulk's impressive, muscular physique since most of the men she knew were out of shape drunkards. When Goozot ordered Hulk and Yondu to participate in the Super Death Sweepstakes, she accompanied her husband to the studios and watched as Hulk was dressed in gladiatorial garb. When Goozot left the dressing room, she stroked his muscles. Goozot learned of her sinful appetites, divorced her on the spot and ordered his former wife to die along with Hulk in the Super Death Sweepstakes. Host Mon-Tee teleported her and Hulk to a frozen wasteland where a small army of giant robotic ants tried to kill them. Hulk protected the woman while defeating the ants. As a result, he and the emperor's ex wife were returned to the studio.

--Defenders I#27 (Defenders I#27-29

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Defenders I#27, p17, pan1) (main image)
Defenders I#27, p17, pan5 (closeup)
Defenders I#29, p9, pan2 (full body)
Defenders I#29, p9, pan4&5 (Goozot's ex-wife)

Defenders I#27 (September, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#28 (October, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Frank Giacoia & John Tartag (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Defenders I#29 (November, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)

First Posted: 03/20/2018
Last Updated: 03/20/2018

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