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Real Name: Leviathan

Identity/Class: Genetically engineered terrestrial giant monster

Occupation: Warrior; extinction-ensurer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Formerly Yuriko Takiguchi

Enemies: Angel/Archangel (Warren Worthington), Beast (Hank McCoy), Dr. Nemesis (James Bradley), Madison Jeffries, Yuriko Takiguchi

Known Relatives: Yuriko Takiguchi (creator)

Aliases: "Atomic lizard" (from Madison Jeffries), "Big bastard" (from Dr. Nemesis)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    presumably created in Yuriko Takiguchi's bunker on
Japan's Kunashir Island and dwelled in a cavern or other nearby underwater location

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#506 (April, 2009);
    (identified)
Uncanny X-Men I#507 (May, 2009)leviathan-takiguchi-ux506-rear-rotate

Powers/Abilities: Leviathan was immensely strong and durable. Yuriko considered his hide to be virtually indestructible from external attack; however, his internal structures and organs were less durable, and his hide could be more easily penetrated from inside out.

    Leviathan had a large tail with multiple bony spikes on the tip. He could swing his tail to smash or crush other objects or beings.

    He had staggered armored plates running down his back and tail.

    He had four fingers and a thumb on each hand, each ending with a sharp claws.

    He had a pair of small horns on the back of his head.

Height: Unrevealed (estimated by Madison Jeffries as 80' tall)
Weight: Unrevealed (assuming he would weigh 300 lbs. at 6' tall, that would put him around 710,000 pounds (355 tons; 323,070 kg; 323 metric tons)
Eyes: Yellow/orange (with a vertical slit reptilian pupil in some images)
Hair: None

History:
(Uncanny X-Men I#506 (fb) - BTS) - Yuriko Takiguchi established a base on
Japan's Kunashir Island.

(Uncanny X-Men I#506 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Yuriko created the Godzilla-like Leviathan.

     Fearing that the Russians would invade and capture him, Yuriko set up Leviathan as a self-destruct event to destroy his base and research to prevent its being taken by others.


(Uncanny X-Men I#506 - BTS) - Beast (Hank McCoy), Angel/Archangel (Warren Worthington), Dr. Nemesis (James Bradley), and Madison Jeffries traveled to Kunashir Island in search of Yuriko. leviathan-takiguchi-ux507-death

(Uncanny X-Men I#506 (fb) - BTS) - Assuming the invaders to be Russians, Yuriko initiated the self-destruct event.


(Uncanny X-Men I#506) - As the visitors sealed the bunker, Yuriko confronted them, asking who they were and how they intended to escape the self-destruct event, which soon revealed itself as Leviathan.

(Uncanny X-Men I#507) - As Leviathan approached, apparently hurling giant rocks at Yuriko's bunker, Jeffries asked Yuriko if he had machinery around that he could use to create weapons, but Yuriko advised him that Leviathan was too powerful for anything that might be assembled from his scraps; he further noted that Leviathan was only soft on the inside.

    Worthington then mutated into his Archangel form and confronted Leviathan.

    As Nemesis fired pneumatic syringes at Leviathan and urged Jeffries to help provide cover for Worthington, Yuriko advised them that they were both fools as their deaths were assured.

    Flying past Leviathan and evading a swipe of his paws, Archangel then launched a number of his metallic feathers, tipped with a paralyzing chemical, into Leviathan before flying by his face and slashing his left cheek.

    As Leviathan roared in pain and rage, Archangel flew into his mouth and out through the back of his head/neck, apparently perforating his brainstem or spinal cord.

(Uncanny X-Men I#507 - BTS) - Nemesis warned the others to watch out: "Big bastard's gotta fall somewhere."

flew through Leviathan's mouth and out the back of his head, killing him.

Comments: Created by Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson, and Rachel Dodson.

    The creature was not identified in its first appearance, but with it being Yuriko Takiguchi's secret weapon, it seemed to be implied that it was Godzilla...sadly, not the case, as copyright/trademark issues would have caused some major problems.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Leviathan has no known connection to:


images: (without ads)
Uncanny X-Men I#506, story pg. 19, panel 1 (shins up, rear view, twisting to look to the rear)
    #507, story pg. 2, panel 1 (knees up, frontal);
       pg. 13, panel 1 (death)

Appearances:
Uncanny X-Men I#506-507 (April-May, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Terry Dodson (penciler), Rachel Dodson (inker), Daniel Ketchum (assistant editor), Nick Lowe (editor)


First posted: 10/14/2020
Last updated: 10/14/2020

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