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|First appearance||X-Men #41 (Feb 1967)|
|Created by||Roy Thomas and Don Heck|
Grotesk is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
The character subsequently appears in Ms. Marvel #6 (June 1977), #8 (August 1977), The Avengers Annual #20 (1991), Avengers West Coast Annual #6 (1991), Iron Man Annual #12 (1991), and Thor #481 (December 1994).
Fictional character biography
Prince Gor-Tok, also known as Grotesk, is the former prince of a warlike, civilized race of Gortokian Subterraneans with human intelligence and virtually human appearance. Underground atomic explosions created by surface humans led to the extinction of the entire race except for Grotesk, who, his mind and body first distorted by radiation, vows to destroy the entire surface world.
Grotesk encounters the heroic mutants the X-Men on his first foray to the surface world. He fights them, and kills the Changeling (who, at the time was posing as Professor X to the X-Men).[volume & issue needed]
- Grotesk at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
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