Centipor is one of Dr. Demonicus' mutant monsters used to oppose Godzilla in the Marvel Comics universe.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Though peaceful towards his fellow Life Stone-mutated monsters, Centipor attacked Godzilla in tandem with them without hesitation.
Origins[edit | edit source]
Centipor was one of four monsters created by Dr. Demonicus, a geneticist driven mad after a radiation spill, along with Batragon, Ghilaron, and Lepirax. After obtaining a radioactive meteorite he called the Life Stone, Demonicus introduced an ordinary centipede to it, injected the arthropod with hormones made from its own altered cells, and exposed it to the Life Stone again.
History[edit | edit source]
When Godzilla followed Batragon back to Demonicus' base in the Aleutian Islands, the supervillain was housing his monsters inside an active volcano. A force field prevented them from escaping and kept them close to the Life Stone, without which they would perish after a few hours. Batragon soon powered through the force field and challenged Godzilla again, only to be swiftly killed by the King of the Monsters. As S.H.I.E.L.D. helicopters arrived to battle Godzilla, Demonicus planned to hold back his monsters until a victor emerged. However, a helicopter piloted by Gabe Jones and Dum Dum Dugan soon slipped past Godzilla and discovered Demonicus' base, giving him no choice but to unleash Centipor, Ghilaron, and Lepirax. Centipor quickly climbed to the top of the volcano to attack Godzilla, only to be swept aside and killed by a single blast of his atomic breath.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Physical Abilities[edit | edit source]
Though he didn't get a chance to launch an attack before Godzilla dispatched him, Centipor would likely rely on biting and constriction attacks. Centipor's body can wrap about an enemy, crushing a foe in its coils.
Climbing[edit | edit source]
Centipor climbed out of his volcano home with equal swiftness as the eight-legged Ghilaron.
Durability[edit | edit source]
Centipor succumbed instantly to Godzilla's atomic breath.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
While the Life Stone can heal the monsters it created, Centipor and his brethren will die if they are separated from it for more than a few hours.
Comics Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla #4-5 (1977)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The cover of Godzilla: King of the Monsters #5 depicts Centipor as purple with black eyes and yellow antennae, jaws, and legs.
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