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Orrgo possesses incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers. His mental powers are so great that he can take over the mind of everyone on Earth almost instantaneously. He can shoot incredible power blasts, transform matter (including organic matter), levitate entire cities, make volcanoes erupt, and produce an unlimited amount of other powers.
Millennia ago, a creature from the sky (Orrgo) conquered humanity and elevated itself to a position of godhood. His rule over humanity lasted until Ulysses Bloodstone defeated and banished the creature, and none like it had been seen since.
Orrgo, but one member of an entire alien race, arrived on Earth to display his superior powers over humans. With great telepathic and telekinetic abilities, Orrgo succeeded in taking over the world rather quickly. Putting humanity under his mental domination, he returned to the place where he first arrived -- a circus. Needing rest, Orrgo fell asleep. Unbeknownst to him, one of the circus's residents, a gorilla named Jo-Jo, escaped and, recognizing Orrgo as the reason he was not being fed properly, struck and killed the alien. The invasion of Earth was called off, as the remaining invaders assumed humans had defeated their brother.
The Headmen, a group of criminal super-scientists, stole the God from Beyond from a museum, and they summoned Orrgo.
The Headmen and MODOK summoned Orrgo, using the God from Beyond (powered by the Star of Capistan), from a thousand years ago when Orrgo was worshipped (See Comments). Defenders Hellcat, Valkyrie and Nighthawk all went to battle him, but Orrgo defeated them in seconds with a powerful blast. Afterward, Orrgo started wreaking major havoc by trashing the city, transforming the Avengers and Fantastic Four, and then by causing chaos all over the world. Just by willing it, he made volcanoes erupt, cities levitate, and populated areas burst into flame. He then telepathically reached out and took over every mind on the planet except for the Headmen, MODOK, and the Defenders, who were all immune to his mental powers since they had touched the idol.
While the Headmen had some fun with science, Orrgo maintained control of the world. After the Defenders came to attack them at their base, the Headmen commanded Orrgo to summon an army of super-villains, which he did. While Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Hulk, and Namor were busy with the villains, Valkyrie, Nighthawk, and Hellcat burst into the base of the Headmen (who were abandoned by A.I.M. and MODOK). Nighthawk managed to get hold of the God from Beyond. The heroes ordered Orrgo to undo all damage that he had done to Earth. With the damage undone and the villains teleported back to where they originated, Strange then thought that they could use Orrgo to banish evil from the world, but Hellcat broke the idol, saying it would be a violation of free will to do such a thing.
However, Orrgo was then freed from the heroes' control, and free to think for himself again. Enraged, Orrgo threatened to devastate the planet. Hellcat reminded him that his race had always been defeated by humans and asked if he really wanted to fight them. Leaving Earth's dimension for his own, Orrgo decided he shall return when humanity was extinct.
At some point, Orrgo was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and placed into their Howling Commandos unit. Orrgo was among the Commandos who launched an assault on Merlin's forces.
First Appearance: Strange Tales (1951) #90
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Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha (2016)
#9 Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
- 'While You Were Out...!'#10
- 'Head To Head'
#1 Monster Menace (1993)
- 'Mission 001: Earth Idol'#2
- 'Mission 002: Ghost Train'#3#4
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
#11 Strange Tales (1951)
- 'FrankenCastle: Chapter 1'
Howling Commandos (Marvel)(02 - Area 13)
Howling Commandos (Marvel)(06 - S.T.A.K.E.)
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