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|First appearance||Ultraforce #0 (June 1994)|
|Created by||Gerard Jones|
|Team affiliations||Fire People|
|Notable aliases||King of the Fire People|
|Abilities||Superhuman strength, durability|
Atalon is a fictional character, a supervillain from Malibu Comics' Ultraverse. He was primarily a foe of Ultraforce. Atalon first appeared in Ultraforce #0 and was created by Gerard Jones and George Pérez.
Atalon was the leader of the Fire People, an underground-dwelling race with incredibly advanced technology. Atalon was a believer in the Fire People prophecy that there was an "Air-World" far above the tunnels, and made his way through the abandoned caves to the surface. As a result of being exposed to the vast energies released by Amber Hunt and The Entity on Earth's Moon, Atalon gained vast physical strength and durability, and the power to manipulate gravitational forces, which he could use to tunnel through solid rock at high speeds. Now able to go anywhere on Earth, Atalon led the Fire People to steal nuclear missiles from the United States, and planned to use them to "take back" the surface world. He raised an island from the ocean floor to act as a staging area for this attack.
Atalon's plans were foiled by Ultraforce, resulting in a temporary truce; the Fire People could keep the island raised by Atalon, in return for giving back the nuclear arsenal. The Ultraverse was put into comics limbo after Malibu was bought by Marvel Comics, so the situation was never resolved.
Appearances in other media
Atalon appeared in the short lived Ultraforce cartoon show. He is the main antagonist for the first three episodes.
Atalon was one of the action figures produced for Galoob's Ultraforce line.
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