Personal Info:
Real Name: Ranaq
Also Known As: The Great Devourer
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Alpha Flight Vol.1 #18 (1985) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Herateq, Kariooq, Kolomaq, Neooqtoq, Somon, Tanaraq, Tolomaq, Tundra, 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 Interface:: Ranaq can control and manipulate even food to where "its replicating itself at an impossible rate, it must be functioning as a dimensional interface, siphoning energy from the spirit plane and instantly converting that energy into ectoplasmic matter" and if unchecked could become two-directional, draining from the plant entirely.
Possession: Ranaq can take a human host to channel his magic and power.
Magical Manifestation: Ranaq 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.
Magical Blasts: Ranaq can send forth powerful magical blasts.
Magical Summons: Ranaq has the ability to make or create anything appear with a simple thought..
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. Ranaq is known as the Devourer a beast that requires possession of a mortal body to use his powers.
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