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