Satanus is a massive tyrannosaurus rex with a hide as black as his heart, who features in various strips in 2000 AD and at one point had his own, Satanus Unchained!. His mother was Old One Eye, star of Flesh. She killed her monstrous son but he was resurrected in the 21st century by some incredibly short-sighted scientists thanks to the magic of cloning.
After fighting Judge Dreddd in the Cursed Earth Satanus was caught by a travelling circus and made its reluctant star. He became immune to the sedatives they put in his food and started tearing humans apart (which is understandable, given the circumstances). The warlock Thoth, who wanted a pet, admired his ferocity and brought him forward in time to Earth's far future, when it was the dystopian hell-world of Termight. He is presumed to have eaten Sir Hargan, who killed Thoth's mother. Thoth also fed him with various people he plucked from different time zones, including a Roman centurion and a Judge from Mega-City One (whom Satanus took a long time to kill because he reminded him of Judge Dredd).
As well as giving him the ability to breathe fire, Thoth increased Satanus' size to monstrous proportions, but this had the unfortunate side-effect of giving him a corresponding increase in appetite. When Thoth confronted his father in the tubes below Termight the tyrannosaur went on a feeding frenzy, plucking bite-sized humans from nearby stalscrapers to eat and ignoring Thoth's commands to stop.
The Terminators responded by hitting Satanus with a barrage of lasers and lava cannons. Thoth returned Satanus to his usual size and escaped with him into the time wastes.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
(When Thoth's pet) Breathing fire.
Ripping, tearing, gouging, slashing, biting and savaging. You know, all the usual tyrannosaur stuff.
Teeth and claws.
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- Character Gallery: Satanus