Deverich

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Deverich
Doctor Deverich in "Bombay, 1987"
Species Human
Occupation Terrorist
First appearance Godzilla: The Half-Century War
Issue #2: "Vietnam, 1967"

Dr. Deverich is the human antagonist of IDW Publishing's 2012 comic series Godzilla: The Half-Century War.

Name[edit | edit source]

According to Godzilla: The Half-Century War author and illustrator James Stokoe, Dr. Deverich "may or may not be named after an amalgamation of two certain American filmmakers who made a shoddy monster movie in the late '90s."[citation needed] This is a clear reference to Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, who produced, wrote, and in Emmerich's case directed TriStar Pictures' GODZILLA.

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla: The Half-Century War[edit | edit source]

"Vietnam, 1967"[edit | edit source]

Deverich was a scientist hired by the Anti-Megalosaurus Force to develop a device to repel monsters. After his project was deemed a failure, he reverse-engineered it to create a Monster Beacon, which he used to lure Godzilla to Vietnam where Anguirus was lying dormant underground. The Beacon drove it to the surface, and the two monsters began to fight until the United States military shelled them, breaking the beacon in the process.

"Ghana, 1975"[edit | edit source]

After Vietnam, Deverich did his best to awaken every monster on the planet. He planted his device in Accra, Ghana where he broadcast himself from the basement of a television studio attempting to sell his device as a weapon. Just as he was beginning a new round of bidding, the Anti-Megalosaurus Force burst into the studio and attempted to arrest him. Deverich deftly heightened the intensity of his device and fled in the confusion as all of the monsters in Ghana converged on the AMF.

"Bombay, 1987"[edit | edit source]

After the incident in Ghana, Deverich began to sell his devices, but was spotted in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1987 by AMF soldier Ota Murakami, who witnessed Deverich make a sale before pinning him to the ground at gunpoint. Murakami demanded to know where Deverich's transmitter was, despite its being in the same room, and considerably larger than it had been. In the years between the AMF encounters, Deverich had increased the range of his transmitter 1,000 fold, which he found excessive, but impressive nonetheless. After the men he sold the control panels to turned on the machine, a crystal formation came from the sky and revealed SpaceGodzilla. The transmitter also caught the attention of Gigan and King Ghidorah, who began their journey to Earth from deep space. Deverich was swiftly arrested during SpaceGodzilla's attack, but the combined efforts of Godzilla and Mechagodzilla destroyed the space monster's crystal.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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