Marduk was the god of wisdom and the sun in Sumerian mythology. His priests gained the Book of the Vishanti and kept it guarded by a large griffin, but the beast was defeated by the sorcerer Yao (sometimes known as the Ancient One), who gained possession of the Book, twice due to time-travel paradoxes.
Marduk took over Oracle Inc. after its acquisition by Stark-Fujikawa. He began pouring its resources into Flag-Smasher's group ULTIMATUM. Marduk hoped to cause massive loss of life and absorb the souls of the fallen combatants, restoring him to his former power. When Aubrey interfered he took his soul. Citizen V (John Watkins III) battled Marduk, learning that the Genesis Well continually revived Marduk. Watkins overloaded the machines, apparently destroying Marduk.
Marduk has the ability to take souls of mortals he has made contact with. Those souls are placed in the Genesis Well. He can also drain others of energy via his equipment. The waters of the Genesis Well repair any injuries he sustains. He seems immune to aging.
Marduk possessed tremendous power. Marduk took power from other beings he took over, adding them to his own.
- 6 Appearances of Marduk (Earth-616)
- Minor Appearances of Marduk (Earth-616)
- Media Marduk (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 2 Images featuring Marduk (Earth-616)
- Quotations by or about Marduk (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Marduk (Earth-616)
- Marduk at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 Marduk's entry
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads' entry
- ↑ Strange Tales #150
- ↑ Citizen V and the V-Battalion Everlasting #2-3
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 7
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