Ogress (comics)

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Ogress
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Incredible Hulk #345
Created by Peter David
Todd McFarlane
In-story information
Alter ego Diane Davids
Team affiliations Riot Squad
Abilities Superhuman strength, stamina and durability
Regenerative healing factor

Ogress is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The Ogress first appeared in Incredible Hulk #345 (July 1988), and was created by Peter David and Todd McFarlane.

The character subsequently appears in Incredible Hulk #366 (February 1990), #397-398 (September–October 1992), #400 (December 1992), #439-440 (March–April 1996), and Avengers #397 (April 1996).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Diane Davids was a lawyer and a resident of Middletown, an isolated town in the middle of a desert. She got frustrated with defending criminals that she once destroyed her client's briefcase and was held in contempt of court. It was the kind of town that no one would miss, which is probably why the Hulk's old enemy Leader decided to expose it to gamma radiation. He hoped some of its inhabitants would survive and join him in his new kingdom of Freehold.[1] Diane was one of only five people to survive a gamma explosion and develop superhuman powers. Diane became Ogress and joined the other four people into forming the Riot Squad where they protected Leader's Freehold base at the time when Leader had contacted a terminal illness. They first clashed with Hulk when Leader would provide him the information on where Betty Ross is in exchange that Hulk kills Madman.[2]

Ogress was with the Riot Squad where they helped the U-Foes distract Hulk and the Pantheon at the time when Leader was meeting with Agamemnon.[3] Hulk and the Pantheon's fight with the U-Foes and the Riot Squad are broken up when Agamemnon reaches an agreement with Leader.[4]

Ogress was present with the Riot Squad at the time when HYDRA invades Leader's base with the resulting conflict causing the death of Soul Man (who was in the middle of reviving Marlo Chandler).[5]

Ogress and Hotshot fight Hulk at the time when Omnibus plans to cause destruction throughout the world and they end up defeated.[6] Ogress was among those with Hotshot when they storm Omnibus' lair and accuse him of being behind the Alliance before taking him away.[7]

Ogress and the rest of the Riot Squad worked with the Avengers to shut down the remaining bombs. The Riot Squad then judges Omnibus to be guilty of being behind the Alliance and end up sentencing Omnibus to death.[8] Ogress and the rest of the Riot Squad left Omnibus in the Arctic to die.[9]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Ogress possesses superhuman strength and invulnerability.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Incredible Hulk #345
  2. ^ The Incredible Hulk #366
  3. ^ The Incredible Hulk #397
  4. ^ The Incredible Hulk #398
  5. ^ The Incredible Hulk #400
  6. ^ The Incredible Hulk #439
  7. ^ The Incredible Hulk #440
  8. ^ Avengers #397
  9. ^ The Incredible Hulk #442

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