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Gargoyle is a name shared by two fictional characters appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ...

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Gargoyle (Yuri Topolov)

Gargoyle I
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Characteristics
Alter ego Yuri Topolov
Team
affiliations
KGB
Abilities None

Yuri Topolov, was a Soviet scientist and the first foe of the Hulk. An atomic accident caused by working with radiation mutated him into a grotesque, large-headed dwarf of extremely high intelligence. Bruce Banner managed to cure him and he managed to destroy several Soviet generals and 'die like a man', transforming back into a normal human before his death.[1] However, he passed this deformity on to his son, the Gremlin. This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... This article is about the KGB of the Soviet Union. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Gremlin is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Note that the Gargoyle’s appearance in Rampaging Hulk #1 is merely part of one of Bereet's fictional techno-art films. Bereet is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ...




Gargoyle (Isaac Christians)

Gargoyle II
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Defenders #94 (Apr 1981)
Created by J. M. DeMatteis & Don Perlin
Characteristics
Alter ego Isaac Christians
Team
affiliations
Defenders
Abilities Superhuman strength and physical resistance,
Regeneration,
Biomystical energy manipulation

Isaac Christians, was a human/demon composite and a member of the Defenders. He was created by writer J. M. DeMatteis and artist Don Perlin. This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... John Marc DeMatteis (born December 15, 1953) is an American writer of comic books. ... Don Perlin is a comic artist whose work has included The Defenders and G.I. Joe for Marvel. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... A demon is a fictional entity in the Marvel Comics universe, based on the demons from world myth. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... John Marc DeMatteis (born December 15, 1953) is an American writer of comic books. ... Don Perlin is a comic artist whose work has included The Defenders and G.I. Joe for Marvel. ...


Fictional character biography

Isaac Christians was an elderly man who sold his soul to an alliance of minor demons styling themselves as "The Six-Fingered Hand" in exchange for prosperity for the town that his ancestors had founded (the fictional town of Christiansboro, Virginia). The demons of the Hand transferred Christians' life force into the body of an ancient gargoyle and sent him on a mission to capture Patsy Walker, at that time operating as Defenders member Hellcat. Christians rebelled against the Hand and allied himself with the Defenders to defeat them. A demon is a fictional entity in the Marvel Comics universe, based on the demons from world myth. ... Patsy Walker first assumes the identity of Hellcat in Avengers #144, vol. ...


Christians was later released from the Gargoyle body and the original demon spirit re-inhabited it. Christians, to prevent the chaos being wreaked by the gargoyle, re-assumed the body and killed his original human body to prevent the demon from returning. Moondragon, under the influence of the Dragon of the Moon, separated Christians' life force from the gargoyle body. The body became larger and more grotesque. It was transformed into a statue of ash. Moondragon is a fictional character in Marvel Comics universe. ...


Christians' life force came to reside in a crystal. Eventually, the former Defender known as Cloud created a new body for Christians, with the ability to change back and forth between his gargoyle and human form. Cloud is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ...


Civil War/The Initiative

Christians has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who appear on the cover of the comic book Avengers: The Initiative #1 . [2] He was shown flying in an attack against HYDRA.[3] Baron Strucker, retconned founder of HYDRA, wearing the HYDRA logo on his chest. ...


Powers and abilities

Gargoyle possessed superhuman strength in his gargoyle form. His leathery hide offered resistance to various forms of physical attack. He could manipulate "bio-mystical" energy to numerous effects, including concussive blasts. He could siphon bio-mystical energy from others, causing temporary debilitating weakness. Surrounding himself in a field of bio-mystical energy granted Gargoyle limited immunity to certain types of spells. Gargoyle could fly (levitate); his wings were non-functional for flight but could be used for navigation. Gargoyle could regenerate lost or damaged limbs, although they would differ wildly in appearance from the original limb. Prior to his transformation, Christians had some ability to manipulate mystical forces, including rudimentary spell-casting and summoning demons.


In other media

Gargoyle appeared in the 1996 Incredible Hulk cartoon series voiced by Mark Hamill. This Gargoyle was more closely related to the original Gargoyle from the Silver Age comics, and was always trying to find a cure for his mutation, even allying himself with The Leader. In one episode he accidentally released a gamma virus, infecting amongst others Betty Ross. When Ross was dying from the virus, Gargoyle gave Bruce Banner the antidote, warning that the next time they met he would not be so favorable. His position with The Leader was one of subservience, although he did become the dominant member when The Leader temporarily lost his powers at the beginning of the second season. From then on, like MODOK in the Iron Man cartoon, he became the bumbling comic relief, with a crush on She-Hulk. Oddly, in the TV series, his name was changed to Gorgon for unknown reasons. In 1996, UPN brought Marvel Comics Hulk back to animated form (his last animated series was in 1982 for NBC). ... Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor. ... The Leader (Samuel Sterns) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the Hulk. ... Betty Ross (later Betty Talbot and then Betty Banner) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... MODOK is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Hulk #1
  2. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map
  3. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #4

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