Gorgon is a member of the Royal Family of the Inhumans. As the only son of architect Korath and archivist Milena, his parents were leading citizens of the Inhumans' city-state Attilan. Korath was also brother to Agon, who was the former king of the Inhumans. Gorgon is also a cousin to King Black Bolt and due to this relationship is considered a member of the Royal Family.
The custom among the Inhumans during their teen years is to be exposed to the Terrigen Mists. Gorgon gained increased strength but he underwent a transformation when his feet were transformed to hooves. His hooves were capable of generating highly destructive seismic waves.
In his adult years, Gorgon has become Black Bolt's personal bodyguard and is responsible for training Inhuman youths recently exposed to the Terrigen Mists in the use of their newly acquired powers and abilities.
Meeting the Fantastic Four
In early adventures, Gorgon first leaves the Inhuman city of Attilan to rescue Medusa who was suffering from amnesia at the time and became lost in the outside world. During his pursuit of the Queen, his actions leads to a battle with the Fantastic Four, who rescued Medusa from the super villain team the Frightful Four.
Over the years, Gorgon and the rest of the Royal Family have several encounters with the Fantastic Four over the years, seeking their aid against foes such as Black Bolt's brother Maximus, Psycho-Man, and the Sphinx
During the Silent War, Gorgon was sent to retrieve the Terrigen Crystals that were originally stolen by Quicksilver and later taken by General Demetrius Lazer leading a black ops group for the US government.. Gorgon led a sleeper cell in an ill-fated attempt to force the humans to return them. He was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and was forced to undergo a second exposure to Terrigen Mists. The effects turned him into a monster. He was later rescued and helped in repelling back the US invasion of Attilian.
Gorgon remains one of Black Bolt's most trusted aides, and one of Attilan's staunchest defenders.
Powers & Abilities
Gorgon possesses a variety of superhuman physical attributes as a result of a combination of his unique heritage and exposure to the Terrigen Mist on two separate occasions.
Gorgon is superhumanly strong, more so than most other Inhumans, and was previously capable of lifting approximately 2.5 tons. His current strength since undergoing secondary terregenesis is unrevealed, but the upper limit is presumed to be exponentially higher than it was previously.
Gorgon is capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete.
Gorgon's musculature produces less fatigue toxin during physical activity than the musculature of a human. He could previously physically exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair him. His current stamina is unknown, but it takes a liter of tiletmine to keep him unconscious, and this dosage must be given hourly in order to be effective, so his stamina is much higher.
Gorgon's natural agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
Gorgon's reaction time is enhanced to a level that is beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
The tissue of Gorgon's body is somewhat harder and more resistant to injury than those of a human being. Gorgon can withstand impact and blunt trauma forces that would cripple or kill a human being and suffer from only mild discomfort. However, Gorgon is not invulnerable and can be injured in ways similar to a human. For instance, he can be hurt by weapons composed of conventional materials.
Regenerative Healing Factor:
Gorgon, if injured, is capable of healing somewhat faster and more extensively than a human being can. His recovery time from physical trauma is about twice that of a human.
Kinetic Shockwaves: Gorgon's legs are thickly muscled, allowing him to do massive damage by kicking something or someone, or he can use them to create seismic shocks by stomping the ground with his hooves. As a result, Gorgon can generate shockwaves with a strength of 7.5 on the Richter Scale, or 9.5 if near a fault line.
Like many of his fellow Inhumans, the Gorgon of Earth X has undergone a further mutation and possesses the head of a bull.
The entire Inhuman Royal Family has been zombified and has traveled to Kingpin's domain to eat off his human clones. Machine Man attacks and Gorgon tries to retaliate by stomping the ground. His leg instantly falls off.
The character is female (the sister of Medusa and Crystal) and possesses the added ability to hypnotize people.
Age of Apocalypse
Gorgon and the Inhuman royal family were all killed by Maximus (Death - Horseman of Apocalypse), and were later cloned to serve as his personal bodyguards using the Terrigen Mists to mutate them.
During the invasion of Magneto´s x-men on Apocalypse´s Ship in the blue area of the moon, the Inhumans confronted them. Gorgon was about to attack Magneto but is repelled by Magneto´s powers. It is unknown what happened to him after the match but supposedly he could die when Sunfire destroyed Apocalypse´s Ship.
This version of Gorgon was more like a anthropomorphic bison.
Fantastic Four (1994)
Gorgon appeared alongside the other Inhumans, in 4 episodes of the 1994 Fantastic Four animated series. First in the original Inhumans Arc and then in "the Sentry Sinister".
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Gorgon appears amongst the featured Inhumans in the video game.