|“||My father was a fairly wealthy man. He owned his own island in the Aegean Sea where we'd spend our family holidays. My father and mother. Brothers and sisters. Aunts and uncles. Cousins galore. They all died screaming on that island. All but me. The pirates came during the night. What would prove to be the longest night of my life. I was nine years old. I had never prayed before. I had never even seen it before. I prayed for death and power and revenge. I prayed until my bones ached and my eyes bleed. I prayed the whole night through. And sometime in the early morning... My prayer was answered. But it wasn't the voice of God I heard ringing in my ears. It was a roar. A roar I eventually realized... Was coming from my own lips.||„|
|~ Dario Agger|
Dario Agger, also known as The Minotaur, is a major villain in modern Marvel comics, primarily appears as a recurring villain of the Thor series. He is the corrupt President of Roxxon Energy Corporation, and a human with the ability to transforms into a Minotaur.
He serves as a major antagonist of the War of the Realms event, and as a supporting antagonist of the Immortal Hulk series.
Dario Agger is the new CEO of the Roxxon Corporation. As a child, his family's private island is attacked by pirates and his parents were killed. Dario fled to a cave where he prayed to an unknown dark god to help him get revenge and the deity gave him the power to transform into a powerful minotaur.
As head of the Roxxon Corporation, he strives to make as much money as possible, regardless of the impact Roxxon's activities have on the environment, and he uses his wealth to get lobbysts and lawyers on his side in order to be able to pollute as much as he wants without getting into trouble with the law.
His most frequent critic and rival is the SHIELD agent Rosalind Solomon, who convinced the God of Thunder Thor to help her in disrupting Agger's plans.
Later, after Jane Foster became the new Thor, Agger teamed up with Malekith the Accursed to try to conquer and exploit the resources of the Ten Realms and he also became a member of the Universal Bank.
Powers and Abilities
Dario Agger can transform into the Minotaur. In his Minotaur form, Agger has great superhuman strength and he seems to become more vicious and sadistic, as he joined Malekith in the killing of a group of Light Elves.