The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: primal-indigenous CBR Scale: D

Name: Trog

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #23 (Aug. 1975): "In This Light, Darkness!"

Creators: Steve Gerber, Mike Friedrich, Sal Buscema, Dan Green

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Son of Satan

Worked for: Father Darklyte

Gender: male

Trog was purely the creation of the nihilist villain Father Darklyte. Trog was created to be intentionally self-contradictory as "the future man from one million B.C."

Because Trog was created from nothing by Father Darklyte, it is doubtful whether he can be said to have truly possessed a soul. He can be classified as a classic "primitive man" because this is exactly what he was created to be. He would have the same "religious affiliation" as other primal-indigenous, prehistoric characters (essentially cavemen). But unlike real people who were genuinely raised in primal-indigenous cultures, Trog did not actually grow up steeped in the socio-religious culture of his people or tribe. He sprung from the imagination of Father Darklyte and was destroyed soon thereafter by Daimon Hellstrom (the heroic Son of Satan).

It is worth noting that despite the fact that Father Darklyte (Trog's creator) was a devoted Nihilist, he apparently made no attempt to imbue his creations with Nihilist beliefs. Aside from the fact that his creations, such as Trog, did his bidding, they aren't really nihilists in their own right.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #23 (Aug. 1975): "In This Light, Darkness!"

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