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Respect Shuma-Gorath!

If you have played the Marvel vs. Capcom games, you have probably at least heard of Shuma - Gorath. However, very few people know much about him outside of the games. This thread has all of his appearances (I think), but if you have one I don't, feel free to post it.

Shuma-Gorath is an extradimensional demon, and a Lord of Chaos.

Millions of years ago, he came to earth to feed upon the fear of primitive humanity:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathhistory.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory1.jpg

He was banished to another dimension by the time - travelling sorceror Sise - Neg. He mentions how even he couldn't kill Shuma-Gorath, because it would start absorbing his power, so the best he could do is banish him:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathsiseneg.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athsiseneg2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athsiseneg3.jpg

For an idea of just how powerful Sise-Neg was, he destroyed and recreated the entire universe, and Shuma-Gorath was the last source of power he needed to absorb to do so (after absorbing the power of Merlin and destroying the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and absorbing the power of their mages)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ath/siseneg.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...h/siseneg10.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...h/siseneg11.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...h/siseneg12.jpg

Eons later, Shuma - Gorath managed to return to earth, but was trapped inside of a mountain by the young god Crom:

NOTE: The canonicity of these stories involving Conan the Barbarian is questionable, due to Marvel's legal status over the property

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory4.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory5.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory6.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory7.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory8.jpg

Even though he was trapped, Shuma - Gorath still had power, and summoned a rain of fire to destroy Conan's village:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...gorathconan.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan4.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan5.jpg

Shuma - Gorath tried to manipulate the sorcerors Vannatar and Kulan Gath to free him:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...agorathcrom.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkulangath.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...gorathbooks.jpg

An idea of how powerful Kulan Gath was (he was able to imprison a goddess):

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hkulangath1.jpg

Eventually, he hypnotizes a human who stumbled into his cave into reading the spells from his books to free him, along with the spells of Vannatar and Kulan Gath:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athreleased.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...threleased1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...threleased2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...gorathspell.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathbooks1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathspell1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathspell2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathspell4.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathspell5.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathbooks2.jpg

However, Shuma-Gorath had tricked the two sorcerors into releasing him, and then easily defeated them:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathspell6.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...vssorcerors.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ssorcerors1.jpg

Conan found his books, and they protected him from Shuma-Gorath's attack, until he let Crom banish Shuma back to his home dimension:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan6.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathconan7.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athbanished.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thbanished1.jpg

Shuma-Gorath's next attempt to invade earth (and the 616 universe as a whole) came some 10,000 years later when he employed a number of servants such as

Nightmare:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...vsnightmare.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...snightmare1.jpg

Note that Shuma-Gorath was able to place a spell on Nightmare that prevented him from revealing his master (and Nightmare is a god who rules an entire dimension).

The demon Sligguth and his priestess, Ebora:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athsligguth.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athhistory3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hpowergrant.jpg

Also note how he had granted Sligguth extra power.

N'gabthoth, the "shambler from the deep":

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thngabthoth.jpg

Dagoth, a sea demon:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathdagoth.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathdagoth1.jpg

Kathulos, a living planet (like Ego):

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athkathulos.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkathulos1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkathulos2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkathulos3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkathulos4.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkathulos5.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thkathulos6.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...evskathulos.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...vskathulos1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...yedkathulos.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathcosmos.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...edkathulos1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...edkathulos2.jpg

After destroying Kathulos, Doctor Strange encounters a black hole in space through which Shuma-Gorath speaks to him:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thblackhole.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...gorathpower.jpg

The Living Buddha was another one of Shuma-Gorath's servants (the guy knows how to delegate):

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ivingbuddha.jpg

Another summary of some of his servants and his power:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athservants.jpg


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Finally, Shuma-Gorath manages to manifest himself in the 616 universe, using the Ancient One's mind as a gateway. Doctor Strange fights him, and is forced to destroy the Ancient One's ego in order to prevent Shuma-Gorath from fully manifesting in his universe. Thus, Shuma is stranded back in his own dimension again:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathcosmos1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...nifestation.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ifestation1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thvsstrange.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hvsstrange1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hvsstrange2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hvsstrange3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hvsstrange4.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hvsstrange5.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hvsstrange6.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thnightmare.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athtrueform.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...vsstrangef2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef21.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef22.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef23.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef24.jpg

Some years later, Doctor Strange was forced to destroy all of his artifacts to defeat the alien sorceror Urthona, who had stolen them. This caused many of the spells binding evil forces he had previously defeated to be undone, allowing them back into the universe. Strange's magic was also weakened from the destruction of the artifacts, and he was forced to use black magic to defeat the new threats. He temporarily became a disciple of Kaluu, the Ancient One's evil counterpart. After fighting and defeating many enemies, and slowly but surely going down the path of darkness by being forced to kill and use black magic, Strange and Kaluu came to confront Shuma-Gorath.

"Here the demons we know - Mephisto, Satannish - would be like mice in a great temple." This wasn't even Shuma-Gorath's home dimension, just one of his lesser realms!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathpower1.jpg

Here Doctor Strange fights Arioch, another servant of Shuma - Gorath. He has infinite power and can become as strong as he wishes to be, but Strange steals his power and merges with him, getting a large boost for his fight with Shuma:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...angevsdemon.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ngevsdemon1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ngevsdemon2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ngevsdemon3.jpg

Doctor Strange/Arioch finally confronts Shuma-Gorath. He reveals that he rules hundreds of dimensions:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thdimension.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hdimensions.jpg

The battle begins. Shuma - Gorath creates a voodoo doll of earth itself and only Strange's spells prevent the earth from being destroyed. Also Shuma - Gorath reveals that if Doctor Strange defeats him, he will become him:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...vsstrangef3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef31.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef32.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...sstrangef33.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathvoodoo.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathvoodoo1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathvoodoo2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathvoodoo3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathvoodoo4.jpg

Finally it seems Shuma - Gorath is dead:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathvoodoo5.jpg

A view of the battle from another perspective, it affects the Fantastic Four as well. A sorceror they are battling comments that the fight could collapse all the nether - realms:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathpower2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...rathvoodoo6.jpg

Doctor Strange/Arioch returns to the lesser dimension where he left Kaluu (remember, this was the plane where Mephisto and Satannish would be "like mice entering a great temple"). He explains that in order to avoid becoming Shuma-Gorath, he had to destroy his own Ego like he did to the Ancient One, making him lose his sense of self:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hdimension1.jpg

Kaluu comments that Strange has absorbed so much power fighting Shuma - Gorath that if he returned to earth in his current state, entire galaxies would be destroyed:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athgalaxies.jpg

He also mentions that no sorceror had ever before destroyed a Lord of Chaos, not even Agamotto (remember, Agamotto is the guy who was toying with Galactus once):

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athagamotto.jpg

Kaluu brings Strange/Arioch slowly down the dimensional planes, allowing him to gradually bleed off his excess energy. The extradimensional sorceror Enitharmon the Weaver helps him as well, and he regains his sense of self when he separates from Arioch:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athenergies.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thenergies1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...shumagorath.jpg

Shuma-Gorath's most recent appearance was when the sorceror Nicholas Scratch tricked the Fantastic Four into reading a spell to free him. It turned out that Shuma was not actually dead, merely much weakened, and still confined to his home dimension until the FF unwittingly free him. Even in this weakened form, he still easily defeats the Fantastic Four and the Salem Seven, until Doctor Strange shows up:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...resurrected.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected2.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected3.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected4.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected5.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected6.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected7.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected8.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...esurrected9.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...surrected10.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...surrected11.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...surrected12.jpg

Strange teleports him to Stonehenge, the one place where he can be defeated. They fight off-panel, and Strange manages to banish him back to his dimension again, but is incredibly beat up and injured in the process. He collapses from exhaustion:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...nishedagain.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...ishedagain1.jpg


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Other scans

A cover featuring Shuma - Gorath and Doctor Strange:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...gorathcover.jpg

Shuma - Gorath is feared by human magic users:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...orathfeared.jpg

Even Doctor Strange fears him:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...shumagorath.jpg

Shuma-Gorath can drain non - magical power as well:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hpowerdrain.jpg

Even the Vishanti don't want to mess with Shuma-Gorath:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...athvishanti.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...thvishanti1.jpg

That's all I have, at least. I hope this thread will lead to Shuma-Gorath not being underestimated in the vs. forum anymore.


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Here's one I forgot - The Ancient One knows he is no match for Shuma-Gorath:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...hancientone.jpg


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Not alot of respect for tentacles Shuma on this board?

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There is so many its hard to find them all at times.

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Lord Mar-Vell invokes Shuma's name when doing his ritual, possibly implying that he is one of the many-angled gods who are behind the Canververse invasion:

http://i54.tinypic.com/rbmjx1.jpg


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Shuma is returnining

Invaders #4

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Pretty sure Shuma will be hit with the nerf bat for his current involvement in the invaders.

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Pretty sure Shuma will be hit with the nerf bat for his current involvement in the invaders.


I see Plot-device bat to the face for poor 'ol Shuma.

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Shuma returns:

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However, upon reading from the Iron-Bound Book, the heroes had already discovered a way to remove Shuma's 'taint' from innocent humans by gathering various magical plot-devices, and concocting them into a serum:
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9506/008qrl.jpg
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/117/009oh0.jpg
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/269/010hlt.jpg

So I wouldn't be surprised if they use those same basic 'tools' to banish Shuma in the next issue.

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Here's an OHOTMU entry for Shuma:

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Well its either that or he gets a black eye, and no Shuma fan wants to see there old big eye sent home with a blacky after waiting so long by inferior beings.

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Shuma returns:

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Well, the bright side is that being forced back by the Spear of Destiny isn't a low showing. Because it pierced the side of Jesus it has plot-device status written all over it in Marvel and DC.

But some little things about the arc irked me. Such as the 'sacred sea-flowers of Sise-Neg' which so happened to be in a scan you posted. Sacred sea-flowers? roll eyes (sarcastic)


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Here are some more scans of Shuma-Gorath from Journey into Mystery #627. The first scan appears to be Shuma-Gorath using the form he chose during the Hyborean era.


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