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Your Top Marvel Villains part 24

Written by BubbaKanoosh on Tuesday, January 13 2009 and posted in Features

1marvelvillainslogo.jpgThree Classic Marvel villains. A scientist, crime lord and a Herald.

 

 

96. Red Ghost (36 points)

One of the former Sredghost.jpgoviet Union's greatest scientists, Ivan Kragoff was distinguished for his theories on cosmic radiation and its mutagenic effects. After the creation of the Fantastic Four, following their virgin space voyage, Kragoff determined that the team's powers were spawned from cosmic rays. Kragoff proposed a plan to repeat the phenomena with himself and a group of three apes. After the launch he and his simian companions gained superpowers, which he used to challenge the Fantastic Four as the Red Ghost.

His exposure to the cosmic rays gave him the ability to turn intangible at will. As for his three apes they have the following powers:

Igor: Baboon capable of transmuting into other forms, possessing human intelligence.

Miklho: Gorilla with super strength, durability and human intelligence.

Peotor: Orangutan with powers over the magnetic spectrum, possessing human intelligence.

 

owl.jpg95. Owl (36 points)

A ruthless financier Leland Owlsley dropped all pretense of respectability when his crimes were exposed by the Internal Revenue Service. Acquiring a serum, which gave him the ability of limited flight, Owlsley recruited a gang from the criminal underworld and became the crime-boss known as the Owl.

The Owl is a chemically altered human with superhuman strength, speed, agility and limited flight possessing razor sharp talons on his fingers.

He also has a genius level intelligence with an aptitude in economics and science. Although the Owl is capable of limited flight he must use artificial means to control his flight. His most common technique is a heavy aerodynamic cloak.

I believe he was last seen being shot by The Hood when he tried to sell Deathlok without the Hood's permission.

 

94. Terrax the Tamer (36 points)

Tyros was a crueterrax.jpgl dictator on the planet Birj, who used his mutant ability to control earth and stone to subjugate the citizenry.

Desperate for a new herald to find fertile planets, Galactus surmised that his former heralds failed him because of their ethics and compassion. For his new herald the Devourer of Worlds sought out a compassionless monster who would have no qualms in leading his master to inhabited planets, thus he transformed the tyrannical Tyros into Terrax.

Since then he has battled several heroes including the Surfer, Fantastic Four, New Warriors and Sentry. He has also fought villains such as Tyrant and Annihilus, and briefly allied with Thanos and Paibok the Power-Skrull. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Terrax possesses vast cosmic power granted to him by Galactus. Though, like Galactus' other heralds, he prefers to use his energy powers in combat situations, Terrax is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant. Terrax's psionic ability to manipulate the molecules of rock and earth has been augmented by Galactus' transformation at least a hundredfold. Terrax can move planetary masses up to 100 miles in diameter. He can move asteroids of 10 miles in diameter at speeds of up to thousands of miles per hour. He can control the direction of a swarm of meteors within 100 miles of his person. Through concentration, he can affect a small piece of matter 1,000 miles away from him. The farther the distance, however, the less mass he is able to affect. Standing on a planetary surface, he cab affect tectonic plates sufficiently to cause earthquakes and create chasms in the surface thousands of feet deep or wide. Deploying his powers to the maximum extent, he can separate a landmass the size of Manhattan Island and levitate it miles off the Earth's surface. On worlds with lesser gravities, he can lift even greater masses.

Terrax wields a cosmic axe, which had several powers of its own. It was capable of emanating waves of destructive force sufficiently powerful to rent a tear in Galactus' own ship. It could also project highly impervious force shields. Since it operated independently of rock and earth, the axe augmented the scope of Terrax's power.

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