Doctor Dorcas (Marvel)
Real Name: Lemuel Dorcas
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Dr. Dorcas had no known superhuman powers, but had a great scientific knowledge. He employed many devices, ranging from the Morphotron to laser guns and nuclear bombs.
Doctor Lemuel Dorcas was a marine biologist, genetic engineer, inventor, and would-be conqueror. Dorcas was responsible for transforming injured Olympic swimmer Todd Arliss into the superhuman Tiger Shark, and planned to use Tiger Shark as a pawn in his schemes of world conquest.
Dorcas formed an alliance with the Atlantean warlord Krang. Krang provided his follower Orka as a test subject, and Dorcas endowed Orka with the powers of a killer whale. Krang and Dorcas used Orka and a fleet of killer whales to attack Atlantis, but were thwarted by Namor and interference by Tiger Shark.
Dorcas and Krang later formed a secret alliance with Byrrah in a plot to keep Namor from being crowned prince of Atlantis, and allow Byrrah to take the crown. Namor captured Dorcas and Krang, who revealed Byrrahâ€™s involvement in the plot, thus ruining his bid for power.
Attuma, Dorcas, and Tiger Shark captured Hydro-Base and took Namor prisoner there. Namor regained his freedom with the helpd of the Hydro-Men, and attacked the conspirators, throwing Tiger Shark into one of Attumaâ€™s war machines. As Dorcas was able to fire a lethal blast from his hand weapon at Namor, the machine toppled on top of Dorcas and crushed him to death.
First Appearance: The Sub-Mariner (1968) #5
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Marvel Team-Up (1972)
#14 Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
- 'Mayhem is... the Men-Fish!'
#10 Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
- 'Losses in Battle'#12
- 'Triumphs and Tragedy'
#1 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Slayers From The Sea!'#2
- 'In The Midst of Life...! / The Way to Dusty Death !'#3
- 'If Vengeance Fails !'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
#17 The Sub-Mariner (1968)
- 'Book of the Dead (Destiny to Hobgoblin)'
#5 Thunderbolts (1997)
- 'Watch Out For... Tiger Shark!'#6
- '...And To the Vanquished-- Death!'#15
- 'The Day of the Dragon'#23
- 'The Coming of...Orka!'#24
- 'The lady and the Tiger Shark!'#33
- 'Come the Cataclysm'#44
- 'Namor Betrayed'
- 'How Songbird got her Groove back'
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