Sunday, February 16, 2014
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: House of Mystery #146 (October, 1964)
Height: Approx. 25-30'
For the fifth time since its activation in the modern era, the Diabolu Head spawned a new menace. The mighty Aroo not only tangled with the Manhunter from Mars and Zook, which was common practice by this point, but was also exceptionally proactive in safeguarding the idol-head and its mission. After briefly cowing the Alien Atlas, Aroo recaptured the Diabolu Head from Zook, who had been trying to destroy it through his temperature controlling powers. Even though the heroes had managed to follow the idol-head from Cairo to the United States within the span of a month, Aroo hid the artifact so thoroughly that it could not be found domestically before reopening.
Aroo protected a giant spotted egg from which the "Doom Shadow" would eventually emerge for numerous hours before again facing the Martian Manhunter. Once the Chulko hatched, Aroo became transparent and faded away. Whether this was a demonstration of Aroo's power or Aroo perishing after its mission was completed is not known, as it has not been seen since.
Powers & Weapons:
The mighty Aroo had two antennae-like funneled protrusions from its head. The right side fired a destructive energy beam, potentially electrical in nature, which could strike with lethal power and carve out the earth in its wake with ease. That energy was ineffective against a Martian, but Aroo's left side was a flamethrower, which proved more potent against the Manhunter. Aroo could fly, and was extremely resilient.
Quote: "You will have to destroy me first, puny being!"
Created by Joe Certa