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TSUKUYOMI

Real Name: Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto

Identity/Class: Amatsu-Kami (Japanese/Shinto gods)

Occupation: God of the moon

Group Membership: The Amatsu-Kami

Affiliations: Former pawn of Mikaboshi

Enemies: Mikaboshi; formerly the "God Squad" (Panther God/Bast, Sersi, Silver Surfer/Norrin Radd, Son of Satan/Daimon Hellstrom, Venus/naiad)

Known Relatives: Izanagi (father), Izanami/Gaea (mother), Susanoo, Kagutsuchi, Ebisu (brothers), Amaterasu (sister), Awo-kashiki (grandfather), Aya-kashiki (grandmother), Oho-tomahiko (grandfather), Oho-tomahe (grandmother)

Aliases: Tsukiyomi, Tsukuyumi, Tsukuyomi Otoko, Tsukihito Otoko

Base of Operations: Takamagahara, Ama (Celestial Realm of the Amatsu-Kami)

First Appearance: Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica#1 (July, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Tsukuyomi possesses the conventional powers of the Amatsu-Kami (Gods of Japan). He is a virtual immortal who ages extremely slowly upon reaching adulthood, and cannot die by conventional means. Tsukuyomi is immune to all terrestrial diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If Tsukuyomi is wounded, his godly life force will enable him to recover at a superhuman rate. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it incinerates Tsukuyomi or disperses a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him to die. Tsukuyomi's flesh and bone are about two times denser than similar human tissue, contributing to the god's superhuman strength and weight. Tsukuyomi can lift about 20 tons; though generally weaker than Asgardian and Olympian deities, Tsukuyomi has proportionately faster reflexes. He possesses formidable mystical abilities.

Tsukuyomi is a skilled strategist and often serves as the spokesperson for his father, Izanagi, Skyfather of the Amatsu-Kami.

Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 320 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Black

History:

(Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica#1) - According to ancient myths, the Amatsu-Kami originated in the otherdimensional realm known as Ama, where they had lived for seven generations. After many of the demonic Elder Gods were purged from Earth by the Demogorge, the interdimensional barriers separating Ama and Earth were weakened and the Amatsu-Kami known as Izanagi was sent to the Earth realm where he met Izanami, an aspect of the primordial Earth Mother Gaea. Together, Izanagi and Izanami ventured into a formless world and dipped Izanagi's Jeweled Spear into the seemingly endless void, forming the islands of Japan. The divine couple then descended to the newly formed land masses and began to populate them with lesser Amatsu-Kami, including Tsukuyomi and his brethren, who later came to be worshipped as gods by the inhabitants of Japan.

(Myth) - Upon reaching adulthood, Tsukuyomi slew the Shinto food goddess Uke Mochi (wife of the god Inari) over a disagreement concerning the preparation of food. This caused a rift between Tsukuyomi and his sister, the sun goddess Amaterasu.

(Chaos War#3) - Mikaboshi, the Shinto god of evil and embodiment of the primordial void that existed before creation, gained immense power by conquering and enslaving other pantheons of extraterrestrial gods and then attacked the gods of Earth in an attempt to return the universe to a state of formless oblivion. During the course of this war, Mikaboshi was successful in defeating and enslaving several of the Amatsu-Kami, including Tsukuyomi, Amaterasu, Inari, and Susanoo.

(Chaos War: God Squad#1) - The "God Squad" (Sersi, Silver Surfer/Norrin Radd, Son of Satan/Daimon Hellstrom, Venus/naiad), an alliance of beings straddling the line between god and mortal (and thus somehow protected from the means Mikaboshi had used to defeat other gods and mortals) were unknowingly lured to Takamagahara (the Plain of High Heaven) within Ama by the enslaved Inari under the pretense of assisting the surviving Amatsu-Kami in a desperate final effort to defeat Mikaboshi. Upon the God Squad's arrival in Takamagahara, Tsukuyomi explained his plan to banish Mikaboshi to Yomi, the Shinto underworld, where he had been imprisoned by the Amatsu-Kami for centuries before. However, upon arrival in the temple that housed a gateway to Yomi, Tsukuyomi and his brethren revealed that they were under Mikaboshi's control and attacked the God Squad. In the ensuing battle, Tsukuyomi was incapacitated by a blast of soulfire projected by Son of Satan.

(Chaos War#5 - BTS) - Tsukuyomi and the fallen Amatsu-Kami were presumably restored to life when the Greek demigod Hercules entrapped Mikaboshi in a sealed-off pocket continuum and sacrificed his newly-acquired omnipotence to reverse the damage that Mikaboshi had inflicted upon the universe.

Comments: Adapted by Anthony Flamini and Mario Gully.

Profile by Skullogeist

CLARIFICATIONS:
Tsukuyomi should not be confused with


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Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica: Amatsu-Kami profile (main)
Chaos War: God Squad#1, p10, pan1 (body shot)
Chaos War: God Squad#1, p13, pan1 (battling Son of Satan)


Appearances:
Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (July, 2009) - Anthony Flamini (head writer), Alex Starbuck (editorial assistant), John Denning & Cory Levine (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley & Jennifer Grunwald (editors, special projects), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Chaos War#3 (January, 2011) - Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (writers), Khoi Pham (penciler), Thomas Palmer (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Chaos War: God Squad#1 (February, 2011) - Mark Sumerak (writer), Dan Panosian (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)


Last updated: 02/11/17

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