Doctor Demonicus
Doctor Demonicus
Personal Info:
Real Name: Douglas Birely
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Culver City, California
First Appearance: Godzilla 4
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, Former leader of the Pacific Overlords
Base Of Operations: Pacific Rim
Grudges: Iron Man
Gallery: Click
Doctor Demonicus is extremely intelligent and is an expert in Biochemistry, Genetics and Bioengineering. Doctor Demonicus employs fantastic weaponry and technology, and can create super humans.
Body Armour: Doctor Demonicus wears a radiation suit to offset the skin cancer he has, the suit also provides him with some degree of body armour
Douglas Birely was a geneticist studying the mutagenic properties of radiation at a private research company in California. Reading of the growing number of human beings who had gained superhuman abilities through exposure to radiation, Birely asked his employer for permission to subject himself to the radiation they were using in their tests on animals. Although he was refused, Birely staged a laboratory accident during which he was exposed to the radiation. He did not acquire any superhuman powers, but instead contracted skin cancer. An official investigation of the incident revealed Birely's sabotage and he was fired from the company.
Jobless, Birely learned of a highly radioactive meteor, which had recently fallen near the Aleutian Islands and used his savings to character a boat to the site. Unearthing the huge meteorite, which he named the Lifestone, Birely acquired funds from some as yet unrevealed source in Japan and set up a laboratory in the Aleutian Islands. He then perfected a process by which to artificially mutate animals into huge, monstrous organisms. His first successful creation was Batragon, mutated from a bat.
Birely soon fashioned himself a bodysuit that inhibited the effects of the skin cancer eating away at his body, and adopted the identity of Doctor Demonicus.