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Arkon

Real Name: Arkon
Occupation: Imperion (rule)
Legal Status: Citizen of Polemachus
Identity: Arkon has no dual identity. Although he appeared in public on Earth, his existence as an extra dimensional being is not generally known.
Place of Birth: Polemachus
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Former ally of the Enchantress
Base of Operations: Polemachus
First Appearance: AVENGERS #75

History: Arkon was born of noble lineage on the humanoid-inhabited extra dimensional world Polemachus. The people of Polemachus developed a culture that glorifies warfare, and Arkon succeeded in becoming the greatest warrior of his people. Appointed imperion of the largest country on Polemachus, Arkon mounted military campaigns against neighboring countries in an effort to conquer the world. His dreams of conquest weer forgotten when Polemachus was faced with a world-wide catastrophe: the light and heat-providing planetary rings were disintegrating. Arkon’s scientists determined that atomic explosions occurring on Earth somehow were extradimensionally translated to rekindle the energy rings for about a year. Although Polemachus had not developed nuclear weaponry, the scientist predicted that if they were to atomically annihilate the Earth, their world’s energy-rings would be restored to power.

Towards this goal, Arkon manipulated the Scarlet Witch into reciting a magical spell found in a Polemachan book to enable him to transport himself to Earth. Attracted to the Witch, Arkon kidnapped her as well as a group of atomic scientists. The scientists were forced to yield information on nuclear weaponry, which Arkon’s scientists used to construct an atomic device. Before Arkon could detonate it on Earth, Iron Man managed to build a machine that, when empowered by Thor’s hammer, rekindled Polemachus’s energy-rings. Arkon then ceased hostilities with Earth.

The Avengers had cause to revisit Arko’s world when Arkon took their comrade, the Black Knight, captive while searching for the Well at the Center of Time. Arkon ceased hostilities with the Earthmen when he learned that the Asgardian Enchantress was duping him.

Although his world now possesses the capacity for atomic power, Arkon was dissatisfied with the length of time it took to build a nuclear arsenal. Thus he devised a plan to pit three extra-dimensional worlds, one of which was Earth, against one another, in hopes that energy from the resultant nuclear conflagration could be absorbed by his world. His elaborate machinations failed, due to the efforts of the Fantastic Four.

Arkon was force to return to Earth yet again when the machine that Iron Man had once built failed due to Arkon’s tinkering with it. Although Arkon’s scientists managed to fix it, the machine needed to be reenergized before it could restore Polemachus’s energy-rings. Arkon traveled to Earth to recruit Thor, but when he was unable to locate the thunder god, he settled for Storm of the X-Men, who also had the ability to summon lightning. Apparently unaware of Arkon’s two attempts to destroy Earth, Storm agreed to help, and with the assistance of her teammate Cyclops, rekindled Polemachus’s rings. Arkon returned the X-Men to Earth shortly thereafter. Still later, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four helped Arkon drive off an extra dimensional invasion of Polemachus by the alien Badoon.

Height: 6ft
Weight: 400 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

Strength Level: Arkon possesses superhuman strength, enabling him to lift (press) approximately 2 tons under optimal conditions.

Known Superhuman Powers: Arkon possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, and stamina. His skin and muscle structure is denser than human, and his rate of recuperation is faster. Arkon is among the strongest beings of his race.

Weapons: Arkon wields three different kinds of energy weapons native to his world. Each of them are shaped like a stylized lightning bolt, and are solid until they hit their target. At that point, the bolts convert to pure energy. They are each thrown like a short javelin and are carried in a quiver. His golden bolts are designed to open temporary portals between dimensions, permitting him access to alternate worlds. The specific nature of the energy that creates these dimensional rifts is not yet known. His scarlet bolts are weapons of destruction, creating a force equivalent to 10 pounds of TNT, sufficient to blast Thor off his feet. His black bolts (sometimes called D-Bolts) are his most powerful energy weapons, capable of exerting a force equivalent to 20 tons of TNT, sufficient power to shatter a medium-sized mountain.

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