Real Name: Arm'Cheddon

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Troyjan)

Occupation: Emperor of the Troyjan Empire

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bi-Beast, Trauma (Trow-Mah), Vittio, Wendigo (Luc Lemay)

Enemies: A-Bomb (Rick Jones), Red She-Hulk (Betty Ross Banner;  latterly and formerly Harpy), Amadeus Cho, the Hulk (Bruce Banner), the Pantheon (Achilles/Helmut, Atalanta, Cassiopeia, Hector, Prometheus, Ulysses), the Riot Squad (Hotshot/Louis Lembert, Jailbait/Jess Harrison, Ogress/Diane Davids), General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (aka Redeemer; later Red Hulk), She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), the Starjammers (Corsair/Christopher Summers, Ch'od, Hepzibah, Raza Longknife), Tyrannus (Romulus Augustulus), Umar

Known Relatives: Trow-Mah (Trauma, son), unidentified second son (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Troyjan throneworld (with the Troyjan Empire sharing some of its border with the Shi'ar Imperium)

First Appearance: (Partially seen): Incredible Hulk II#413 (January 1994);
    (fully seen, identified): Incredible Hulk II#415 (March 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Armageddon has the ability to fire energy projections from his eyes and hands that are powerful enough to hold the immensely strong Hulk and the cosmically-powered Silver Surfer at bay. Armageddon implied in conversation that he harnessed the Power Cosmic to release these blasts. Armageddon at times donned a cannon on his arm but this cannon appeared to merely channel, rather than generate, his energy blasts. 

    Armageddon can absorb energy from his opponents and redirect it against them. Armageddon also has superhuman strength (presumably Class 100 or thereabouts) and durability, having held his own in physical combat against the Hulk. 

    In addition, as emperor of a star-spanning empire, Armageddon commanded vast armies and armadas and employed spies, scientists and all the resources his vast empire could bring to bear.  In particular, Armageddon commands a warship with great firepower and destructive capabilities.

Height: 8' (by approximation)
Weight: 550 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: White (also shown as yellow)
Hair: White

History: (Incredible Hulk II#415 - (fb) - BTS) - Many centuries ago, the leaders of the star-spanning Troyjan Empire struck a bargain with Agamemnon (Vali Halfling), the son of a human and an Asgardian god.  The Troyjans agreed to use their advanced science to aid Agamemnon in genetic manipulation to allow him to pass on a considerable portion of his godhood to all his offspring (see comments). In return, Agamemnon promised the Troyjans the rights to claim any of his descendants for whatever use they desired.

(Incredible Hulk II#394 - (fb) - BTS) - Eventually, Armageddon became emperor of the Troyjans. Armageddon fathered Trauma as well as a second unidentified son. Years ago, under unrevealed circumstances, Atalanta of the Pantheon killed Armageddon's unidentified son, Trauma's brother. Trauma attempted repeatedly to gain revenge against Atalanta over the years but was always driven off. Over time, Trauma came to admire Atalanta and eventually fell in love with her.

(Incredible Hulk II#413) -  On the Troyjan throneworld, Trauma asked Armageddon for permission to travel to Earth and invoke the Troyjans' agreement with Agamemnon to claim Atalanta as his wife. Armageddon expressed his disapproval but reluctantly allowed Trauma to proceed with his mission.

(Incredible Hulk II#414) - Armageddon received updates from his commanders as Trauma's ship began its return to the Troyjan throneworld with Atalanta captive on board. During Trauma's return journey, Atalanta broke loose and caused chaos on board Trauma's ship. Armageddon's commanders informed him that Trauma's ship was drifting in space, dangerously close to the Troyjan Empire's border with the Shi'ar Imperium. Armageddon was then given a further update that the Hulk and his allies in the Pantheon had given chase to Trauma's ship and were about to engage Trauma's vessel in battle. Armageddon instructed his forces not to intervene, desiring to use the opportunity to test his son's mettle.

Incredible Hulk II#415) - Armageddon's attendants continued to monitor Trauma's situation and informed Armageddon that Trauma had successfully captured the Pantheon and was returning with his captives in tow. Armageddon received a further update that the Starjammers and the Silver Surfer were also approaching his position. Armageddon was undaunted by the prospect of dealing with the Starjammers but was intrigued by the Silver Surfer's involvement. Armageddon armed himself to prepare for the Starjammers and the Surfer's arrival. A short time later, the Starjammers, Silver Surfer and the Hulk allowed themselves to be captured by Troyjan forces in order to be brought before Armageddon.

    In the interim, Trauma brought the Pantheon captives before Armageddon. Armageddon explained to the assembled prisoners the deal his people had made with Agamemnon centuries earlier.

(Incredible Hulk II#416) - The Hulk, Silver Surfer and the Starjammers arrived at Armageddon's throneroom, just as Trauma was preparing to wed Atalanta. Armageddon informed the assembled heroes that, in celebration of his son's wedding, he would pardon all their offenses and return them to Earth. The Hulk demanded Atalanta's release but was refused. Goaded, the Hulk attacked Trauma in a fury, but Armageddon intervened and laid the Hulk low with energy blasts. The Silver Surfer rushed to intervene but Armageddon held him off with energy projections as well. The Hulk, under an onslaught of blasts from Armageddon, goaded Trauma into accepting one-on-one combat. At Trauma's insistence, Armageddon relented his onslaught and allowed Trauma to fight the Hulk personally.

    In the meantime, Armageddon continued to fight the Silver Surfer as well as Cassiopeia of the Pantheon, who came to the Surfer's defense. At the battle's conclusion, one of Trauma's knife-edged shoulder pads became lodged in a wall and Trauma was impaled upon it. Armageddon broke off his fight with the Silver Surfer and rushed to his son's side. Fatally wounded, Trauma begged his father with his dying breath to release Atalanta and her allies. Armageddon, heartbroken, granted his son's last wish and permitted the Pantheon, the Starjammers, the Hulk and the Silver Surfer to leave.

(Incredible Hulk II#464 - (fb)) - Armageddon had Troyjan spies and scientists track the Hulk's movements. They located the Pantheon's former headquarters, the Mount but found that it had already been destroyed before they arrived. 

    The Troyjans then located the Leader (Samuel Sterns)'s abandoned arctic base, the Freehold, and occupied it. The Riot Squad, who still lived at Freehold, briefly resisted the Troyjans but were overwhelmed and quickly capitulated. While at Freehold, Armageddon and the Troyjans located the Leader's resurrection machine. They used the machine to restore General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross to health (Ross had been gravely wounded during a battle at the Freehold some time earlier). The Troyjans then set up a link to Ross' mind so they would immediately learn anything Ross discovered. The Troyjans returned Ross to society, with no memory of how he had been returned to life, in order to use him as a lure for the Hulk.

    In the meantime, Armageddon also devised a plan to use the Leader's resurrection machine to return Trauma to life. However, he lacked an adequate source of energy to power the machine. 

(Incredible Hulk II#463-464) - Armageddon had his forces attack the Hulk on Earth and took General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross prisoner. The Hulk fought Armageddon's forces for a time, until they revealed they had taken Ross prisoner, and explained that Armageddon desired the Hulk's aid. The Hulk then reverted to Bruce Banner and agreed to assist Armageddon. Armageddon's forces transported Bruce Banner and Ross to Freehold, where Armageddon explained that he intended to use the Hulk as a power source to energize the Leader's resurrection machine and return Trauma to life, although the Hulk would be killed in the process.

    The Hulk, to everyone's surprise, agreed to Armageddon's plan and allowed the Troyjans to hook him up to the resurrection machine. However, the Hulk then revealed his ruse, as he channeled so much energy into the machine that it quickly overloaded, incinerating Trauma's body in the process. Armageddon, acknowledging that he had been outmaneuvered, left Earth without further conflict, promising that the Hulk would eventually die at his hands.

(Incredible Hulks I#630) - Monica Rappacini, the Scientist Supreme of A.I.M., broke into the underground lair of Tyrannus and used science to transform his Fountain of Youth into a wishing well with the power to make the user's wishes into reality. During a subsequent battle between the Hulk, A-Bomb, She-Hulk, Amadeus Cho and Rappacini on one hand, and Red She-Hulk and Tyrannus on the other, Cho inadvertently used the wishing well's powers to summon several of the Hulk's old foes including Armageddon, a Wendigo, Bi-Beast, Fin Fang Foom and Umar.

(Incredible Hulks I#631) - Armageddon, along with Wendigo and Bi-Beast, attacked Amadeus Cho and Rappacini until Umar restrained them using her sorcerous powers. During the commotion, the assembled villains were splashed with waters from the wishing well and were dispersed. Armageddon captured She-Hulk and A-Bomb, and took them prisoner aboard his warship.

(Incredible Hulks I#632) - Armageddon's ship hovered over Las Vegas with the Hulk and his allies in the city below. Armageddon poisoned A-Bomb and She-Hulk using a Troyjan toxin and cast their unconscious bodies off his ship, taunting the Hulk as he did so. Enraged, the Hulk launched himself at Armageddon and quickly got the better of him. Undeterred, Armageddon used his abilities to absorb the Hulk's energy and redirect it back at him through his arm cannon. The Hulk ripped Armageddon's cannon away and turned it back on him, and proceeded to beat Armageddon to a pulp. The Hulk's anger spiraled out of control and he began radiating energy as the World Breaker, threatening to destroy the entire area around them. Umar intervened and drew the Hulk, as well as Armageddon and the other villains, into her realm, the Dark Dimension.

(Incredible Hulks I#633) - Armageddon, Bi-Beast and the Wendigo were all chained up as captives in the Dark Dimension.

(Incredible Hulks I#634) - Tyrannus and Red She-Hulk appeared in the Dark Dimension, assaulting Umar and the Hulk in an apparent attempt to wrest control of the Dark Dimension away from Umar. The Hulk led the denizens of the Dark Dimension against Tyrannus and Red She-Hulk and freed Armageddon, Bi-Beast and Wendigo to partake in the fighting as well. During the battle, the Hulk gave into his rage and became the World Breaker once again, tearing the Dark Dimension asunder. The Hulk and Red She-Hulk continued to battle amongst the rubble of the Dark Dimension, incinerating everyone around them, including Armageddon, but all were continually resurrected by the Dark Dimension's magic. Tyrannus explained that, in an ironic way, the villains' wishes had been granted: Armageddon had wished for the Hulk to suffer as he suffered. Tyrannus left the assembled heroes and villains to their fate and escaped back to Earth's dimension.

(Incredible Hulks I#635) - The Hulk's allies eventually used the wishing well's powers to return Hulk and Red She-Hulk to Earth.

    Armageddon's fate, however, was unrevealed.

Comments: Peter David, Gary Frank and Cam Smith.

    In Incredible Hulk II#415, Armageddon claimed the Troyjans had used their science to grant Agamemnon immortal life. In Incredible Hulk II#424, Agamemnon explained during his trial that the Troyjans did not grant him immortality, which he possessed as part of his Asgardian heritage, but had instead given him the tools to pass his godly heritage to his offspring, which otherwise would have become more diluted with each generation.

Profile by Stunner.

Armageddon has no known connections to:

Armageddon's warship

    Armageddon commanded an immense warship, capable of traveling across vast distances of space.

    The warship could carry a large number of personnel and presumably had powerful armaments.

    Armageddon used the warship to travel to Earth during his attempt to use the Leader's resurrection machine to restore Trauma to life.

    Armageddon also used the warship to hold She-Hulk and A-Bomb prisoner after being summoned to Earth by the wishing well.

-- Incredible Hulk II#463 (#464, Incredible Hulks I#631-632,

images: (without ads)
Incredible Hulk II#415, p21, splash page (Armageddon, full body shot)
Incredible Hulk II#416, p11, pan3 (projecting blasts from eyes)
Incredible Hulks I#632, front cover (fighting the Hulk)
Incredible Hulk II#463, p14-15 (warship)

Incredible Hulk II#413 (January 1994) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#414 (February 1994) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#415 (March 1994) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#416 (April 1994) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#464 (May 1998) - Peter David (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Joe Kubert (penciler and inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulks #630 (August 2011) - Greg Pak (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulks #631 (August 2011) - Greg Pak (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulks #632 (September 2011) - Greg Pak (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulks #633 (September 2011) - Greg Pak (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulks #634 (October 2011) - Greg Pak (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)

First Posted: 05/22/2020
Last updated: 05/23/2020

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Special Thanks to for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters