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Kaizen Gamorra was the dictator of the island nation of Gamorra, which he named after himself. He often came into conflict with StormWatch.

Kaizen Gamorra and his two brothers, Sum and Wai, were born on a small island off the coast of Asia, called Parousia. The three brothers were very ambitious and as children already took control over their village. By the time they were sixteen they had taken over Parousia completely and renamed it Gamorra. When the brothers were eighteen, Gamorra became an important player in global terrorism. By the time they were twenty, Kaizen had murdered his brothers and had become the sole ruler of Gamorra. He designed a symbol for his clan to honor his two dead brothers: A circle with 3 knots, based on a leather bracelet the brothers had used to identify members of their clan.

Kaizen ruled for many years, but somewhere in the late 60s, C.I.A.-agent Miles Craven, future head of International Operations, had Kaizen and his pregnant wife kidnapped and replaced Kaizen with the insane superhuman John Colt. John Colt underwent plastic surgery to resemble Kaizen more and the population of Gamorra was told that Kaizen had been severely injured in an attack and therefore had undergone plastic surgery to restore the damage.

Under the new Kaizen Gamorra, Gamorra Island was turned into the world's leading industry on genetic engineering and cybernetics. He turned many men into Hunter-Killers, cybernetic soldiers that obeyed his commands. During the Damocles incident, John Colt was exposed and dethroned by Spartan, an android with the heroic personality and memories of John Colt and killed by Mister Majestic, who had been a friend to John Colt and had promised him before to kill him should he ever go evil. The real Kaizen Gamorra was found and reinstated as the nation's leader.

Kaizen turned out to be even worse than John Colt and ordered a terrorist attack on the British island, killing 233 innocents in a plane crash. Many more were killed when a mutating agent secreted on the plane infected a nearby town. Henry Bendix, Weatherman of Stormwatch ordered Stormwatch Red to land on Gamorra Island. Red was composed of Flint, Rose Tattoo and Fahrenheit. Rose was ordered to kill 233 Gamorrans in retaliation for the initial terrorist attack. Flint and Fahrenheit were ordered to destroy property in ways that did not kill people. Roads, empty warehouses, targets of opportunity. Stormwatch Red did what they were told but Flint and Fahrenheit did not like it. It later turned out that Henry Bendix was insane. He turned on Stormwatch itself, killing two unnamed crewmen, all of Stormwatch's prisoners and became a wanted fugitive.

Two years later, Kaizen had built himself an army; clones made of genetic material from his dead brothers and mother and endowed with superhuman powers. With Stormwatch disbanded and most other superhero teams otherwise occupied, Kaizen saw his chance for revenge. He wanted to make the mark of the Clan Gamorra, the circle with three knots on the Earth itself by destroying three major cities. Moscow was its first victim and was almost completely destroyed. London became the next target, but the new superhero group the Authority showed up and killed many of the superhumans.[1] London only had twelve fatalities. Kaizen was forced to teleport his surviving warriors back to Gamorra and raise Gamorra's special forcefield, impenetrable to even the strongest of superhumans. Still, he was satisfied with the damage done to London and turned towards the third city: Los Angeles.[2] This time the Authority killed all his superhumans and the Midnighter used the Authority's Carrier, a very large alien spacecraft, to destroy Gamorra's home, much of his main city and cloning facilities. Kaizen's last words were: "I only wanted to have some fun.", before the Carrier tore straight through his chambers.[3]

However, Kaizen survived his ordeal and returned to the international community with promises of more legitimate political behavior and tolerance to the new race of Mecha-Jin now populating his island.[4]

World's End

When three intruders, Nemesis, Backlash, and Savant infiltrated Gamorra's island and were then captured, he had them fight for their lives. However, he later learned from the three that they came for information from his computer database in preventing the inevitable Apocalypse that was foretold by the Void, and allowed them to do so and peacefully leave the island. After this Gamorra had the island prepare for the great cataclysm.[5][6]

Before preparing for Armageddon which was heralded by the mad Reaper clones of the High, Kaizen was confronted by his daughter Cybernary who intended to kill him. However, Gamorra told her that the Gamorra that tormented her was a doppelganger placed by Internal Operations, who ruled when she was first created. Though Cybernary only cared in killing Gamorra for his past "justifiable" acts, Kaizen otherwise convinced her to stop just as the High's Reapers attacked Gamorra Island.[7] During the Reapers' assault, Kaizen revealed to Cybernary that when he was imprisoned by I.O. he witnessed the creation of the Reapers which caused him to create his own superhuman army as a response to I.O. and that he purposely manipulated Cybernary so that she would be safe within the confines of the island when the end of the world came.[8]

After some of the Reapers bypassed Gamorra Island's force-field, Kaizen was able to convince Cybernary to destroy the invading Reapers. Following this and the passing of Armageddon, Gamorra had Cybernary reluctantly work with him, and became the sole ruler of the only superpower nation on the post-apocalyptic planet, dubbed as New Gamorra.[9]

Gamorra's death by the Incubite-infected Apollo.

Kaizen later moved his now-mobile and flying Gamorra Island to UnLondon to attack The Authority's crippled Carrier and wage war against the said diminished team. The battle ultimately came in Gamorra's favor after Authority members The Engineer and Swift were kidnapped by Sliding Albion's Lorenzo Slzfi, and Jack Hawksmoor became Kaizen's prisoner.[10] Kaizen then had his forces strip the Carrier of its useful technology that would allow his island to be able to travel through the Bleed to conquer other worlds, rather than having a devastated Earth.[11] Unfortunately, Jack Hawksmoor freed himself by regaining his powers from being erroneously placed inside the city which he gained touch with New Gamorra, and caused chaos until being joined by his team members. Kaizen was then entrapped inside Gamorra Tower along with a Incubite-infected Apollo, and was killed by him with his entire head incinerated.[12]