Real Name: Amatsu Mikaboshi
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Mikaboshi is a demonic entity native to the Japanese underworld known as Yomi and possesses demonic attributes with others of his race such as superhuman strength to an unknown degree, resistance to injury and an ability to tap into and manipulate magical energies. His most commonly used power is his metamorphic ability; although he can alter his shape, he is almost always represented as a being of black, shadowy energy with a mask for a face. He can reshape his limbs into razor-sharp blades, and assume the form of a fire-breathing serpent.
Mikaboshi is the god of evil against the Kami, a race of extra-dimensional beings who were worshipped as gods by the ancient Japanese. For millennia, he has fought to possess the Grasscutter sword, a sacred weapon to the Kami equal to Mjolnir among the Asgardian gods. The Asgardian gods, Thor, Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg, fought their way past Mikaboshi's armies of the undead in order to take Grasscutter and depart Ama, the home of the Japanese Gods with it.
Following the deaths of the gods of Asgard, Mikaboshi became bolder, and decided to launch an assault upon Olympus.
Zeus raised up mighty warriors such as Achilles to combat Mikaboshi. Mikaboshi faced Achilles in battle, and delivered a vicious scar to his face that would not heal. When Achilles left Alexander Aaron, son of Ares, alone with the Myrmidons while he went to recruit Ares from Earth, Mikaboshi attacked the temple of Achilles and spirited Alexander away. Assuming the form of a female, Mikaboshi began to twist Alexander's feelings for his father, using drugs to help convince Alexander to hate his father, and become a god of war himself.
Mikaboshi gave Alexander a suit of armor, and continued to drug him.
Assuming Alexander's form, Mikaboshi tricked Zeus into lowering his guard, and drove his hands through Zeus' chest. Zeus survived the wound, but Mikaboshi continued Alexander's training, and gave him the Grasscutter sword to wield against Ares.
Mikaboshi faced the armies of Olympus as they assaulted his realm, and he delivered a possibly fatal blow to Zeus. Before dying, Zeus used his magic to undo Mikaboshi's spell over Alexander. As the Kami arrived to help the Olympians, Alexander used the Grasscutter to slice Mikaboshi in half. Mikaboshi's realm was then swept over with a flood created by Neptune.
First Appearance: Thor: Blood Oath (2005) #6
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
#1 Ares (2006)
- 'Amatsu-Kami (Japanese Gods) To Walker'
#2 Assault on New Olympus Prologue (2010)
- 'Ares: God of War, Part 2'#3
- 'Ares: God of War, Part 3'#4
- 'Ares: God of War, Part 4'#5
- 'Ares: God of War, Part 5'
#1 Chaos War (2010)
- 'Assault on New Olympus: Prologue'
#1#2 Chaos War: Alpha Flight (2011)
- 'Return of the God Squad'#3
- 'Paradises Lost'#4
- 'Facing Oblivion'#5
- 'The End Is Here'
Chaos War: Ares (2011)
Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
Chaos War: God Squad (2011)
Chaos War: Thor (2011)
#1 Herc (2011)
- 'The Fallen'#2
- 'The Risen'
Heroic Age: Prince of Power (2010)
#4 Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
- 'Omnipotence For Dummies'
#1 Incredible Hercules (2008)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
#117 Incredible Hulks (2010)
- 'The God Squad Part One Of Sacred Invasion'#118
- 'Dream Time Part Two Of Sacred Invasion'#119
- 'Sacred Invasion Part Three: Contact'#120
- 'Infinite Names The Finale To Sacred Invasion'#137
Incredible Hulks (2012)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Secret Warriors (2009)
The Mighty Thor (2011)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
#12 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (2009)
- 'Here Come The Thunderbolts!'#13
- 'The Skrull God!'
Thor: Blood Oath (2005)
Universo Marvel (2005)
God Squad (Marvel)
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