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Juggernaut,

India: see PuriPuri
, town (1991 pop. 125,199), Odisha (Orissa) state, E central India, on the Bay of Bengal. The life of the town centers around the cult of Juggernaut (Jagannath), a form of the Krishna incarnation of Vishnu. This cult, unique in Hinduism, has no caste distinctions.
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Juggernaut

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Sibling rivalry is the source of the Juggernaut's loathing of the X-Men's mentor, Professor Charles Xavier, aka Professor X. And what better name for a hate-filled brother than “Cain”? Cain Marko, the embittered “irresistible force” under the bullet-helmeted armor of the Juggernaut, plowed into the Marvel Universe in X-Men vol. 1 #12 (1965), courtesy of scribe Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Young Cain and Charles become stepbrothers upon the marriage of Kurt Marko and the widowed Sharon Xavier. The undisciplined Cain deeply resents Charles' intellectual superiority and burgeoning telepathy and maltreats him, earning his father's ire. Later, as young men, the stepbrothers are in military service together (the Korean War in the original text, but later retroactively adjusted to more recent conflicts), where Cain deserts under fire, seeking shelter in a hidden temple. There he uncovers an uncanny red ruby, and receives remarkable power upon reading aloud its inscription: “Whosoever touches this gem shall be granted the power of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Henceforth, you who read these words shall become … forevermore … a human juggernaut!” Imbued with superhuman strength, limitless stamina, and the ability to steamroll at an unstoppable pace, the Juggernaut for years has fought Professor X and his mutant crusaders, the X-Men. His mystical armor's helmet protected him from mental attacks (although the psychic villain Onslaught has penetrated his defenses), and a self-generated force field further buffered him. A belligerent bully, Marko made few friends, although he did for some time partner with Black Tom Cassidy, once even sharing his Cyttorakspawned power with him; as a duo, they held the World Trade Center hostage (X-Force #2–#3, 1991). One of Marvel's most popular supervillains, the obdurate Juggernaut has barreled through conflicts with almost every Marvel superhero, including Dr. Strange, the Beast, the Hulk, Thor, the Avengers, and Spider-Man—he also went head-tohead with Superman in 1996's Marvel vs. DC crossover. Juggernaut one-shots were published in 1997 and 1999, and the twelve-issue J2 series (1998–1999), part of the short-lived, alternatefuture “MC2” line, starred Marko's son. Marko's powers were diminished by his patron god Cyttorak in the 1999 “The Eighth Day” storyline, and he has since displayed a heretofore unseen kinder side, even allying with the X-Men and New Excalibur. While the Juggernaut is one of the few X-Men villains who is not a mutant, his “Ultimate” counterpart in Marvel's parallel Ultimate X-Men continuity (2001–present) is a survivor of the Weapon X program. The Juggernaut is no stranger to animated television. He has appeared in the cartoons Spider- Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–1986), X-Men (1992–1997), Fantastic Four (1994–1996), and X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003), with scads of video-game and action-figure appearances tying in to those series and to the comics. Soccer jock-turned- movie star Vinnie Jones donned a latex suit—making him tower over his fellow cast members at a whopping 7 feet!—to play the Juggernaut in director Brett Ratner's live-action blockbuster, XMen: The Last Stand (2006).

Juggernaut

(Jagannath) huge idol of Krishna drawn through streets annually, occasionally rolling over devotees. [Hindu Rel.: EB, V: 499]

juggernaut

Brit a very large lorry for transporting goods by road, esp one that travels throughout Europe
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