Real Name: Trow-Mah
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Troyjan)
Occupation: Prince of the Troyjan Empire
Group Membership: None
Enemies: The Hulk (Bruce Banner),
Rick Jones, the Pantheon (Achilles, Atalanta, Cassiopeia, Hector,
Prometheus, Ulysses), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), the Starjammers
(Corsair, Ch'od, Hepzibah, Raza Longknife)
Known Relatives: Arm'chedon (Armageddon, father), unidentified brother (deceased)
Base of Operations: The Troyjan throneworld (with the Troyjan Empire sharing some of their border with the Shi'ar Imperium)
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#394 (June 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Trauma possesses superhuman
strength (class 100) and durability sufficient to go toe-to-toe with
He can fire powerful energy blasts from his hands, and also
has a suit of weaponized armor which can shoot blasts powerful enough
to incapacitate the Hulk.
Height: 7'5" (approximate, compared to the 7'6 "Merged Hulk")
Weight: 500 lbs (approximate)
Eyes: Solid yellow (with no visible pupil or iris)
Hair: Black (mostly bald, but with a few scattered black hairs)
(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.
Troyjans agreed to use their advanced science to aid Agamemnon in
genetic manipulation in order 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 right to claim any of his descendants for whatever use
(Incredible Hulk II#394 - (fb) - BTS) - Trauma was a
prince of the Troyjan Empire, and the son of the emperor, Armageddon.
Years ago, under unrevealed circumstances, Atalanta of the Pantheon
brother in battle. Trauma attempted repeatedly to gain vengeance
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#394) - Trauma ambushed Atalanta, shooting down her vehicle over the Himalayas as she was en route to the Mount following a mission. Trauma pursued Atalanta in his ship until she shot him down with her energy arrows. Trauma then continued his pursuit on foot.
Meanwhile, Ulysses, Hector, and the Hulk (who was a
member of the Pantheon at the time), arrived in the area in search of
Atalanta. As the Hulk searched for Atalanta, Trauma surprised the Hulk
and incapacitated him with energy blasts from his armor.
believing that he had killed the Hulk, Trauma moved on, continuing his
pursuit. Trauma found Atalanta and, during their subsequent fight,
Trauma professed his love for her. Atalanta laughed at the idea, which
served to anger Trauma further.
The Hulk (recovered from Trauma's earlier attack) then located the pair and joined Atalanta in the fight. Together, the Hulk and Atalanta knocked Trauma off a cliff, and he was buried by an avalanche. Trauma was later shown digging himself out from under the snow.
(Incredible Hulk II#413) - Trauma implored his
father, Armageddon, to allow him to return to Earth with the full
power of the Troyjan Empire behind him to find Atalanta and take her as
his mate. Armageddon did not approve of the proposed union, but
Trauma and his forces arrived on Earth and ambushed
Atalanta and Rick Jones. Trauma quickly disposed of Jones with a swat
of his hand, and his forces restrained Atalanta. The Hulk attempted to
come to his friends' aid, but Trauma's forces bombarded the Hulk with
advanced Troyjan weapons, incapacitating him long enough for them to
escape and set off for the Troyjan throneworld with Atalanta in tow.
(Incredible Hulk II#414) - As Trauma's soldiers
attempted to place Atalanta into confinement aboard their ship, she
broke loose and attacked them. Atalanta caused enough commotion on the
ship to allow the Pantheon to catch up in their own vessel.
Cassiopeia, Hector, and Ulysses donned space suits and attempted to
board Trauma's ship. Trauma exited the ship and fought the Hulk
hand-to-hand on the ship's hull in the vacuum of space. During their
fight, Trauma activated the ship's weapons and had the Hulk blasted
into space. The remaining Pantheon members gained access to Trauma's
ship, but were promptly surrounded by Trauma's forces once inside.
Meanwhile, the Hulk was rescued by the Silver Surfer, who had been
informed by Dr. Strange of the Pantheon's mission and arrived to offer
his assistance. Trauma reentered his ship and ordered his crew to
initiate a jump to hyperspeed toward the Troyjan throneworld, pulling
the Hulk and Silver Surfer behind them.
(Incredible Hulk II#415) - Trauma apprehended Atalanta, who was still loose aboard his ship, knocking her unconscious with an energy blast. Trauma then confronted the remaining Pantheon members loose aboard his ship, and used Atalanta as his hostage to obtain their surrender. After returning to the throneworld, Trauma brought the Pantheon, as his prisoners, before Armageddon. Armageddon explained to the assembled Pantheon the bargain he had struck with Agamemnon years earlier.
(Incredible Hulk II#416) - Rather than have her
family face reprisals from the Troyjans, Atalanta grudgingly agreed to
Before their wedding ceremony could begin, the Hulk,
Silver Surfer, and Starjammers arrived and confronted Trauma and
Armageddon. Armageddon proceeded to tell the Hulk of Agamemnon's
centuries-old agreement with the Troyjans. As the Hulk prepared to
liberate Atalanta by force, he was struck down by an energy blast from
Armageddon. While he was bombarded by Armageddon's blast, the Hulk
and taunted Trauma until Trauma insisted that he be allowed to battle
the Hulk personally.
The Hulk and Trauma then battled hand to hand
while the Silver Surfer continued fighting Armageddon. During his fight
with the Hulk, one of the knife-edged shoulder pads of Trauma's armor
became dislodged and stuck in the wall, and Trauma became impaled upon
it. Fatally wounded, Trauma professed his love for Atalanta and asked
his father to release the Pantheon and the Hulk. Armageddon,
heartbroken, granted his son's last wish, and allowed the Hulk and
Pantheon to leave.
(Incredible Hulk II#464 (fb)) - Armageddon had his
forces occupy the Leader's (Samuel Sterns) abandoned arctic base, the
Freehold, and located the Leader's resurrection machine. Armageddon
devised a plan to use the resurrection machine to return Trauma to
life, but lacked an adequate source of energy to power the machine.
(Incredible Hulk II#463-464) - Armageddon had his
forces attacked the Hulk on Earth, and took General Thaddeus
"Thunderbolt" Ross prisoner. After some fighting, Armageddon's forces
revealed to the Hulk that they had taken Ross captive, 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
the Hulk and Ross to Freehold, where Armageddon explained that he
intended to use the Hulk as a power sources to energize the Leader's
resurrection machine and return Trauma to life, although the Hulk
would be killed in the process.
The Hulk 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 poured so much energy
into the machine so quickly that it 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.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Andrew Wildman, and Chris Ivy
In Incredible Hulk II#415, Armageddon claimed that
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 a
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.
Trauma has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Incredible Hulk II#413, page 17, panel 1 (main)
#394, page 4, panel 1 (blue armor)
page 17, panel 2 (unmasked)
Incredible Hulk II#394 (June 1992) - Peter David (writer), Andrew Wildman (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), and Bobbie Chase (editor)
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 (Aril 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), Mark Farmer (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
First Posted: 02/04/2019
Last updated: 02/04/2019
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