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Mechagorgon (Iron Fist enemy) (Marvel Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • While Hydra is always a nice opponent (and has been fashionable for the last few years), they need special technology to be challenging foes in most campaigns.
  • Fortunately, they *have* a lot of special gear. Mechagorgon is one of the most successful – in fact it was so good it appeared for but a few panels.

“Iron Fist ! As you refuse to kneel before Hydra’s might, you shall now face your very doom ! MECHAGORGON !”

Powers and Abilities

Mechagorgon seems to be a robot, vaguely shaped like a metallic giant spider. It has eight big limbs and two small ones ; the small ones seem manipulative while the big legs all end with enormous scythe-like blades, each almost as big as a man.

Mechagorgon can move its legs with amazing speed, coordination and accuracy ; even one of the very best martial artists on the planet, Iron Fist, did not have a chance (especially since he did not expect such a machine and thus did not spend HPs, and started getting Stunned every Phase when he figured out he was in serious trouble).


Mechagorgon was deployed by the Hydra soldiers hiding behind the front of Wai-Go Industries, as a trap were Iron Fist to figure out who was behind Wai-Go’s business. It performed admirably, shredding Iron Fist and nearly killing him ; only the intervention of Luke Cage and the care of the Night Nurse saved Danny.

Mechagorgon and Hydra agents

Since Hydra as run by Wai-Go Industries’ boss, mister Xao, seems much more efficient than you average Hydra goons, there is a good chance that Mechagorgon is only available to this faction of Hydra.

Mechagorgon later faced the Steel Serpent (Davos) in combat ; being much more prepared than Iron Fist and having consumed two Daughters of the Crane, Davos successfully took Mechagorgon out, perhaps even destroying it.


See illustrations.


A silent killer robot, attacking relentlessly.


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Dex: 11 Str: 07 Bod: 06 Motivation: Programmed
Int: 02 Wil: 01 Min: //// Occupation: Robot
Inf: 02 Aur: //// Spi: //// Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 025 HP: 005

Claws: 09, Enhanced Initiative: 10, Running: 6, Sharpness (Claws): 01, Skin armour: 04, Thermal vision: 04

Acrobatics (Climbing): 05

Schtick (Reach)


Partial Attack vulnerability (-2 CS OV against ranged attacks)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Immortal Iron Fist #1 (2007)

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