Centipor is one of Dr. Demonicus's mutant monsters used to oppose Godzilla in the Marvel Comics universe.
Though peaceful towards his fellow Lifestone-mutated monsters, Centipor attacked Godzilla in tandem with them without hesitation.
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 Lifestone, Demonicus introduced an ordinary centipede to it, injected the arthropod with hormones made from its own altered cells, and exposed it to the Lifestone again.
When Godzilla followed Batragon back to Demonicus's secret base on one of the Aleutian Islands, the supervillain was housing his monsters inside the crater of a dormant volcano. A force field prevented them from escaping and kept them close to the Lifestone, without which they would perish after more than a few hours. Batragon soon broke 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 radioactive fire breath.
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.
Centipor climbed out of his volcano home with equal swiftness as the eight-legged Ghilaron.
Centipor succumbed instantly to Godzilla's atomic breath.
While the Lifestone can heal the monsters it created, Centipor and his brethren will die if they are separated from it for more than a few hours.
- Godzilla #4-5 (1977)
- 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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