Real Name: Groot

Identity/ClassDemon (Class 3);
citizen of the Realm of Nightmare

Occupation: Nightmare's pet

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Nightmare

Enemies: Doctor Strange statue, other minor demons

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Realm of Nightmare

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#298 (August, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: It was a demon from Nightmare's realm with unknown abilities. It could talk, leap several feet in one swoop and was not afraid to bite or scratch a stone statue. It probably wasn't too smart.

Height: Unrevealed (39" at the shoulder; 6' length including tail; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (25 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None

(Incredible Hulk II#298) - Groot sat on Nightmare's shoulder and punched another minor demon off of Nightmare's arm while Nightmare introduced himself He followed Nightmare down some steps past some suffering dream images to a statue of Doctor Strange, which Nightmare had created. Groot attacked the statue, but Nightmare had subconsciously imbued the statue with powers similar to Doctor Strange. While Groot slashed at the statue, the statue's Eye of Agamotto opened and Groot was slain by a light beam. For a second Nightmare bemoaned the passing of another toad and blamed Doctor Strange for it.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema & Gerry Talaoc.

Thank you to Ron Fredricks for refurbing the main image.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Groot should not be confused with:

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Incredible Hulk II#298, p4, pan1 (main)
Incredible Hulk II#298, p1 (on Nightmare's shoulder)

Incredible Hulk II#298 (August, 1984) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Gerry Talaoc (inks), Carl Potts (editor)

First Posted: 09/29/2022
Last updated: 09/29/2022

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