Perrikus

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Perrikus
Perrikus.jpg
Perrikus (rear) on the cover of Thor vol. 2, #11 (May 1999).
Art by John Romita, Jr.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Thor vol. 2, #1 (July 1998)
Created by Dan Jurgens
John Romita, Jr.
In-story information
Place of origin Narcisson
Team affiliations Dark Gods
Abilities Superhuman strength, durability and endurance
Advanced fighting skills
Energy projection via magical scythe

Perrikus is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Thor vol. 2, #1 (July 1998) and was created by Dan Jurgens and John Romita Jr.

Publication history[edit]

Perrikus first appeared in Thor vol. 2, #1 (July 1998), and made brief appearances in Thor #4-5 (Oct. - Nov. 1998) until an extended storyline in Thor #7-12 (Jan. - June 1999). Perrikus returned to Marvel continuity in Thor #42 - 43 (Dec. 2001 - Jan. 2002) and #53 (Oct. 2002).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Perrikus first appears when accidentally freed from a prison in Asgard by the Thunder God Thor. Not knowing what has occurred, Thor departs and Perrikus joins with other entities revealed to be his brethren, the Dark Gods. With an army they invade and overrun Asgard, capturing Odin, Thor's father and the ruler of the Norse gods.[1]

Perrikus is revealed to hate the Asgardians as over a millennium ago an Asgardian scout called Lonkarr found and investigated the city of the Dark Gods. While there, Lonkarr was attacked by Tserron - the wife of Perrikus - whom he killed in combat. Perrikus then led the Dark Gods after Lonkarr to Asgard where the two factions entered into a full-scale war. Although thwarted, Perrikus still wishes revenge against Odin by killing the now-adult Thor, and during single combat slices Thor's hammer Mjolnir in half with his own weapon.[2] Despite this setback, Thor regroups and, with the aid of fellow immortal Hercules and the Asgardian Destroyer, defeats Perrikus and the Dark Gods.[3]

When Desak the God Slayer slaughters the Dark Gods, only Perrikus and Adva (God of Portals and Knowledge) escape.[4] The pair eventually battle Thor at the direction of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man, although both concede defeat when Thor severs Perrikus's right arm with the Bloodaxe. Perrikus and Adva retreat.[5]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Referred to as the God of Unlimited Power and Infinite Energy, Perrikus possesses superhuman strength, durability and endurance. The character possesses advanced fighting skills and a magical scythe capable of energy projection and, apparently, damaging Thor's hammer Mjolnir.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thor vol. 2, #1 (July 1998)
  2. ^ Thor vol. 2 #4-5 (Oct.-Nov. 1998)
  3. ^ Thor vol. 2 #7-12 (Jan.-June 1999)
  4. ^ Thor vol. 2, #42 - 43 (Dec. 2001 - Jan. 2002)
  5. ^ Thor vol. 2, #53 (Oct. 2002)