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Real Name
Current Alias
Base of Operations
New York City, New York; formerly Demonica, Pacific Ocean; secret laboratories in the Aleutian Islands and the South Pacific; a gigantic space satellite orbiting the Moon.
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
Scientist, geneticist, criminal subversive; former ruler of Demonica
Education
Ph.D. in genetics
Characteristics[4]
Gender
Eyes

Irises:

Hair
Unusual Features
Birely's face is scarred to mirror his mask with mottled skin, horn-like forehead features, and skull-like facial disfigurement.
Origin
Origin
Human, Criminal geneticist who creates monsters.
Reality
Place of Birth
Culver City, California
Creators and Appearances
First Appearance
Quote1.png How gratifying it is to have you -- the greatest living dinosaur -- subjugated in my service! Quote2.png
Doctor Demonicus[src]

History

Early Life

Dr. Douglas Birely was born in Culver City, California. As a scientist, he was studying the correlation between radioactivity and mutation when he was contaminated by a radioactive spill.

Doctor Demonicus

As Doctor Demonicus, he was a criminal geneticist who created monsters and discovered the Lifestone. As a former ally of Maur-Kon, who gave Demonicus his satellite headquarters, he created numerous immense monsters including Batragon, Ghilaron, Lepirax, and Centipor to create the Monster Menagerie. They were killed by Godzilla. He later used Starchild, Cerberus, and the Hand of Five.

Actual Face

Exposure to the Lifestone fragments eventually mutated Birely so that his face became a twisted mirror of his mask. He changed tactics and began mutating humans instead of animals, giving them superpowers as his team of super-villains, the Pacific Overlords. Demonicus and the Overlords battled the Avengers and won, raising a sub-oceanic landmass to the surface as an island nation, recognized as Demonica by the United Nations for its mineral wealth and trade possibilities.[1]

However, the raised island also contained the temple of the lost demon, Rakasha. Birely was enslaved to the demon's will, and soon the Pacific Overlords fell under its sway as well. In a second encounter with the Avengers, Demonica was destabilized as Birely attempted to make sacrifices to the demon. He was seemingly killed when Demonica sunk into the Pacific.[2]

Doctor Demonicus was eventually arrested, convicted and incarcerated for his crimes. He was sentenced to "the Raft", a supervillain prison facility. He was among the 43 villains that escaped during the breakout engineered by Electro.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[5]
Intelligence5
Strength2
Speed2
Durability2
Energy Projection1
Fighting Skills2

Abilities

Advanced knowledge of genetics and of the technology of the alien Myndai

Weaknesses

Suffering from skin cancer currently in remission.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Doctor Demonicus wears a life-support suit that keeps his skin cancer in remission.
  • Lifestone

Weapons

A blaster that fires an unknown form of concussive energy

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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