Alias: Fin Fang Foom
Powers: Superhuman physical attributes, acid mist breath, shape-shifting, telepathy, flight, prolonged lifespan, and martial artist
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Strange Tales #89
Fin Fang Foom is first awakened by teenager Chan Liuchow, whose homeland is under threat from invading forces of Communist China. Liuchow goads the dragon into chasing him into the Communist camp (which Foom destroys) and then back to Foom's tomb, where the creature is returned to sleep via the use of a rare herb. Scientist Doctor Vault locates and mentally controls the dragon for use against Vault's foe, It is the Living Colossus. After a brief battle, Foom resists the control and aids the Colossus against an alien invasion (intent on preserving the planet for the alien's own race to conquer at a later date) before returning to hibernation once again. Foom is again roused from his slumber when his body is possessed by the demon "Aan Taanu". Combating a group of occult adventurers (including an older Chan Liuchow, now a Professor) known as The Legion of Night in New York, Taanu is exorcised from Foom's body, and the alien once again returns to hibernation. It is revealed in flashback that Foom is an alien being from the world of Kakaranathara (also known as Maklu IV) in the Maklu system of the Greater Magellanic Cloud. From their ship, the Mandarin steals ten rings to which he makes his own. The Mandarin uses Foom to take over a third of China before being tricked and ambushed by many more alien dragons. He is forced to team up with Iron Man and War Machine who are able to destroy the dragon's body, although the alien spirits live on.
Superhero Squad Edit
Fin Fang Foom currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In his classic look in the Iron Man and Fin Fang Foom Mega Pack