Orrgo on the cover to Strange Tales #1, art by Jack Kirby
|First appearance||Strange Tales vol. 1 #90. (Nov 1961)|
|Created by||Jack Kirby|
|Abilities||Great mental powers|
Orrgo first appeared in Strange Tales vol. 1 #90 and was created by Jack Kirby.
As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel, Orrgo appears in Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fictional character biography
Orrgo is a 25–30 ft. extraterrestrial "space god", who arrived on Earth and has tried to conquer it many times in the past. He arrived on Earth to display his superior powers over the humans. With his abilities, Orrgo took over the world quickly. With the human race under his mental domination, Orrgo went back to the circus where it first arrived and went to sleep. A circus gorilla named Jojo realized that it was the reason that it was not being fed. Jojo escaped from its cage and killed Orrgo. The human race was then freed from Orrgo's control as the rest of Orrgo's kind left thinking that the humans have defeated Orrgo.
The Headmen later stole the God from Beyond from the museum and used it to summon Orrgo.
The Headmen and MODOK summoned Orrgo using the God from Beyond statue. Hellcat, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie of the Defenders fought Orrgo only to be defeated by him. Orrgo then went on to attack the city. After making volcanoes erupt, cities levitate, and populated areas burst into flames, Orrgo took control of the minds of Earth's population. The Headmen, MODOK, and the Defenders were not affected because they came in contact with the God from Beyond. When the Defenders attacked the Headmen's base, they ordered Orrgo to summon a supervillain army to fight them. While Doctor Strange, Hulk, Namor, and Silver Surfer were busy fighting the villains, Hellcat, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie enter the base of the Headmen as Nighthawk seized the God from Beyond. With the God from Beyond in their possession, the Defenders ordered Orrgo to undo the damage that it caused. With the damage undone and the supervillains teleported back to where they came from, Doctor Strange stated that they could banish all evil from Earth. Hellcat broke the God from Beyond stating that it would be a violation of the free will to do such a thing. Upon being freed, Orrgo thought for itself again and threatened to devastate the planet. Hellcat reminded Orrgo that his race has always been defeated by the humans and asked if he really wanted to fight them. Orrgo decides to leave Earth and return when the humans are extinct.
Orrgo appears as a member of S.T.A.K.E., a S.H.I.E.L.D. division dealing with the supernatural. His commander is Dum Dum Dugan, who lives on in a highly advanced Life Model Decoy body.
As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel event, Orrgo appears as a member of S.T.A.K.E.'s Howling Commandos. Due to Orrgo's enormous size, he is not a field member of the team, but is used as technological support and communications. He enjoys chaotic events. Despite the very nature of many of his teammates, Orggo does not believe in the supernatural.
During the Avengers: Standoff! storyline, Orrgo was an inmate of Pleasant Hill, a gated community established by S.H.I.E.L.D. It is later revealed that Orrgo ended up in Pleasant Hill after Dr. Paul Kraye caught him going through his files. He alerted Maria Hill claiming that Orrgo went rogue and Orrgo was imprisoned at Pleasant Hill, where he was turned into a dog by Kobik. This led the Life Model Decoy of Dum Dum Dugan into finding Pleasant Hill and leading the Howling Commandos there in order to rescue Orrgo. Orrgo is rescued as the group is transported back to S.T.A.K.E. HQ by Kobik. Once back at S.T.A.K.E. HQ, Orrgo detects that Paul Kraye has released all the inmates there.
Powers and abilities
Orrgo has great mental powers.
- Adam Able's home planet was called Orrgo in Journey into Mystery vol. 1 #82.
- Strange Tales #90
- Defenders Vol. 2 #5
- Defenders Vol. 2 #9
- Defenders Vol. 2 #10
- Strange Tales Vol. 3 #1
- Nick Fury's Howling Commandos #6
- Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-3 (2015)
- Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1
- Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6