Personal Info:
Real Name: Prince Gor-Tok
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Subterranea
First Appearance: X-Men Vol.1 41
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Subterranea
Grudges: X-Men, Thor and the Avengers
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Grotesk has an extremely high intellect and is also highly intuitive. He holds his Lava Men under his mental sway and has access to advanced technologies.
Enhanced Abilities: Grotesk has superhuman strength, agility and endurance.
Resistance To Mental Attacks: Grotesk’s mutated brain gives him a high degree of resistance to mental attack.
Infra-Vision: Grotesk is able to see in the infra red spectrum.
Studs: Grotesk uses a variety of studs attached to his armour, and each has various effects: a solid smoke screen, energy absorption and reflection.
War Club: Grotesk also carries a war club which appears to be made of stone.
The Gor-Tokian Subterraneans had once had a great thriving metropolis that spread throughout endless caverns below the planet Earth's surface. They had fought many wars, the results of which burst mountains asunder, creating volcanoes. One day they were gathered in preparation for an attack on the surface world when a vast explosion caused by humans’ nuclear testing interrupted them. Prince Gor-Tok II took charge of the few remaining survivors, but they soon died of radiation sickness. The last one to die was his Princess Ingar. However the radiation transformed him and he swore to find a way to destroy the outer world even if it meant dying in the process.