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Context

An Ogar is but briefly seen in Black Panther (1977 run) #3. So it’s not gonna be a long article, but :

  1. It’s a Jack Kirby design.
  2. This thing seemed useful to have for RPGs.

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Powers & Abilities

An Ogar is a type of golem – a robot-like mystical construct. It can seemingly function forever.

These are remarkably ferocious, strong, fast and durable. Yes, the Ogar wasn’t on Black Panther (T’Challa)’s level as a combatant, but that’s not saying much.

And though T’Challa could outfight it, he couldn’t take it out.

History

The documented Ogar was guarding the gigantic tomb of King Solomon. It was but one of the innumerable wonders therein.

(King Solomon’s tomb likely is a reference to H.R. Haggard’s Allan Quatermain adventure novels. These started in 1885. The Quatermain novels and the Ayesha novels were an important reference for Greatest Generation and Boomer proto-geeks).

(As to “Ogar” it is presumably just a phonetic variant over the word “ogre”, perhaps mixed with “Haggard”. But since we’re bein’ Biblical it could also be mixed with the name of Hagar, Ishmael’s mum in the OT).

In 1977 the Black Panther came in, being in an alliance with two collectors – Mister Little and Princess Zanda.

Even T’Challa couldn’t take the construct down for long. But Mister Little tricked the Six-Million Year Man into obliterating the guardian.

Another construct — perhaps also an Ogar — was then encountered. But it was disposed of using a disintegrator from King Solomon’s treasure.

Ogar - Marvel Comics - Jack Kirby - Black Panther enemy

Description

A gigantic, vaguely leonineHaving to do with lions. artificial creature.

Personality

An Ogar can only roar. It relentlessly attacks all intruders.

That’s how they roll in King Solomon’s hidden tomb !

DC Heroes RPG

Generic ogar

Dex: 06 Str: 09 Bod: 06
Int: 01 Wil: /// Min: ///
Inf: /// Aur: /// Spi: ///
Init: 017 HP: ////

Powers:

Damage capacity: 10, Enhanced initiative: 10, Regeneration: 10, Self-Link (Occultism): 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Damage Capacity doesn’t protect against Stun.
  • Regeneration also heals Damage Capacity.

Skills:

N.A.

Advantages:

Immortal, Life Support (Full).

Drawbacks:

None demonstrated.

Ogar - Marvel Comics - Jack Kirby - Black Panther enemy - The second creature and Princess Zanda

The second creature, who might have been an Ogar too.


Design Notes

The Black Panther did manage to Stun the Ogar, but it got back up seemingly none worse for the wear.

My impression is that it could have done that for a looong while, hence the set up with Regeneration constantly running.

This means that you’ll have a hard time taking an Ogar out unless you use a very high EV attack.


Writeups.org writer avatar Sébastien Andrivet

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Black Panther vol.1.

Helper(s): Rex Smith.

Writeup completed on the 14th of December, 2019.