Personal Info:
Real Name: Somon
Also Known As: The Artificer, The Trickster, The Beast Of Illusions
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Alpha Flight Vol.1 #24 (1985) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Herateq, Kariooq, Kolomaq, Neooqtoq, Tanaraq, Tolomaq, Tundra, Ranaq, Tiamaq
Group Affiliation: The Great Beasts
Base Of Operations: Realm of the Beasts
Grudges: Alpha Flight
Creators: John Byrne
Death and Decay: The Great Beasts were embodiments of death on Earth when it was first commencing to come alive. The Great Beasts rule over death and decay, and can implore death and decay as a weapon against mankind.
Dimensional Control: Somon is the artificer and has complete control over the realm of the beasts. Somon can summon and control all the other Great Beasts, reshape and animate matter and even steal the life force of beings that enter the realm.
Great Beasts: Somon is the most powerful of the Great Beasts and can control them. Without his control, they battle among themselves.
Magical Manifestation: Somon has the ability to summon a magical manifestation of himself that he uses to do his bidding for him. They have been shown to be sent to the Earth realm to do battle, while the true Somon remains in the Realm of the Beasts. It's unlikely they possess all the Beasts true power.
Psychic Death: Psychic death is an attack that drains the target of all his or her life force. It's a powerful attack where he creates a giant hand and with his fingers pierces the target, sucking their life-force dry. He can absorb the life-force of multiple people at once.
Size Manipulation: Somon has the ability to increase his size to unknown levels, he can retain normal humanoid height and also grow over hundreds of feet tall. The upper limits of his size manipulation were never stated.
One thousand years ago, ancient powers were active in the north of Canada, powers that have spawned legends. The greatest of these powers were the gods of the Inuit people, and the Great Beasts. The Great Beasts warred among themselves, and would have destroyed the world, but the Inuit deities battled against them, and sealed them away from the Earth. In the end, Tundra, the Beast of Earth, also trapped the Inuit Gods so they could no longer interact with their mortal worshippers. Somon the Artificer is the oldest and most powerful of the Great Beasts.
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