Devos the Devastator

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Devos the Devastator
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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #359 (December, 1991)
Created by Tom DeFalco
Paul Ryan
Danny Bulanadi
In-story information
Alter ego Devos
Team affiliations Fearsome Foursome
Abilities Power armor grants:
High-level resistance to injury
Temporary superhuman strength via exoskeleton
Various offensive weapons and sensors
Assorted alien firearms
Command of various space vessels

Devos the Devastator is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a foe of the Fantastic Four. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #359 (December, 1991); he was created by Tom DeFalco, Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Devos is an extraterrestrial vigilante dedicated to bringing peace to the universe, but holds the rather warped view that this can only be done by destroying anyone whom he deems a threat to galactic peace—therefore, killing everyone capable of waging war. While Devos is willing to make alliances with other villains in order to further his goals, he inevitably betrays his allies (as they too are capable of waging war).

In his first appearance, he battled the Fantastic Four, then fled in his escape craft while his starship was destroyed.[1] He then encountered and joined forces with Paibok the Power Skrull.[2] He watched Paibok alter Lyja's genetic structure, then arrived on Earth with Paibok. He joined Paibok and Lyja the Lazerfist in an attack on the Human Torch in New York City.[3]

His most notable act is probably his destruction of the Skrull Throneworld, throwing the Skrull Empire into civil war.[4]

Annihilation[edit]

Devos later reappears in the Annihilation miniseries in the pages of Ronan. On the planet Godthab Omega, he was attacked by Talos the Untamed and later captured by Glorian.[5] Devos conferred with Talos, who realized that Glorian was the one-time pupil of the Shaper of Worlds.[6] When the planet was overrun by the Annihilation Wave, Glorian was distracted, releasing Devos and Talos. Ronan ordered the two of them to the spaceport to get off-planet with any other survivors.[7]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Devos wears an armored battle-suit that is highly impervious to damage and that contains a powered exoskeleton that can temporarily enhance Devos's physical strength to superhuman levels. The suit is equipped with an energy blaster with automated targeting devices mounted on the right shoulder. It can fire projectiles with bazooka force from either shoulder. It can shoot poison gas and frost grenades from a left wrist device. It can emit electrical shock from the outer surface of the battle-suit. The battle-suit is equipped with sophisticated internal sensor systems. The helmet is designed to permit Devos to see into otherwise invisible portions of the spectrum. The helmet also contains a "luminator" which emits a blinding light.

Devos used a starship known as the Death Cruiser, which is of unknown design. He used it for space travel, although it has since been destroyed. Devos also uses various advanced energy guns, and is served by Sedators (warrior robots) and Servo-bots (robots which perform maintenance work aboard Devos's starship).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fantastic Four #359
  2. ^ Fantastic Four #366
  3. ^ Fantastic Four #369-371
  4. ^ Fantastic Four #383 (December 1993)
  5. ^ Annihilation: Ronan #2
  6. ^ Annihilation: Ronan #3
  7. ^ Annihilation: Ronan #4

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