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Real Name: Ray Carter

Identity/Class: Human mutant (Morlocks)

Occupation: Tunneler

Group Membership: None;
formerly Selene's Undead Army, (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Beef, Bevatron, Black Bishop/Harry Leland, Siena Blaze, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Caliban, Catseye, Fabian Cortez, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Darkstar/Laynia Petrovna, Deadbolt, Marco Delgado, Destiny/Irene Adler, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Firefist/Rusty Collins, Hemingway, Hurricane, Jetstream, Katu Kath, Lifeforce, Maggott, Leon Matheson, Seamus Mellencamp, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Proteus/Kevin MacTaggert, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Rem-Ram, Risque, Roulette, Scaleface, Shinobi Shaw, Skin, Spoor, Spyne, Static, Stonewall, Super Sabre, Synch, Tarot, Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Tower, Unus, the tribe of Camp Verde, millions of others), Tunnelers (Blow-Hard, Masque, Scaleface, six unidentified others)

Affiliations: Morlocks (Ape, Caliban, Erg, Leech, Skids/Sally Blevins, Tar Baby, unrevealed others);
formerly Selene

Enemies: Hrimhari, Marauders, X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Domino/Neena Thurman, Warpath/James Proudstar, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair, X-23/Laura Kinney);
formerly X-Factor (Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert "Bobby" Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The tunnels surrounding the Morlock Alley

First Appearance: X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Berzerker was able to absorb and manipulate the energies of the enitre electromagnetic spectrum. He primarily used this to fly and fire energy blasts. He also could use it to tap into an absorb observe or listen to television or radio broadcasts.



(X-Factor I#11 - BTS) - Shunned by society, the man known only as Berzerker joined the underground misfits known as the Morlocks at some unrevealed point in the past. He quickly became the leader of the Tunnelers, a faction within the Morlocks who, for unrevealed reasons, despised the Drain Dwellers-faction.

(X-Factor I#11 (fb) - BTS) - During the Morlock Massacre, the Tunnelers successfully fought off the Marauders, at the cost of six of their number.

(X-Factor I#11) - The Tunnelers attacked X-Factor, who were searching the tunnels for survivors of the mutant massacre, but were convinced to cease hostilities and join them back at their complex. Upon arriving there, the Tunnelers learned that they were at the headquarters of the group of mutant hunters which X-Factor was at the time posing to be.

Disgusted, they left, planning to make a new home for themselves in New Jersey. Upon the way, they got into a fight with a street gang, which escalated into a police shoot-out. By the time X-Factor arrived on the seen, Masque was wounded and Blow-Hard had been shot dead. When Scaleface was killed in mid-transformation, Berzerker went into a rage, vowing revenge on all humanity. He began absorbing large amounts of energy, but Cyclops blasted him off the pier. He was apparently destroyed by explosive reaction between the water and his energy.

(X-Necrosha#1 - BTS) - Berzerker was among the many deceased friends, foes, allies and X-Men acquaintances who were revived by Selene and pressed into service as part of her Undead Army through a combination of magic and the transmode virus.

(X Necrosha#1) - Berzerker and Pyro assaulted Archangel and Warpath on Utopia.

(X-Force III#21) - Berzerker attacked Archangel, Warpath, Wolfsbane and Hrimhari on Utopia alongside other resurrected mutants including Pyro, Maggott, Scaleface and Hemingway. When Archangel slew Berzerker and the other attackers the T/O virus put them back together in mere moments.

(X-Force III#22) - Berzerker and Scaleface battled X-23 and Domino on Utopia. (see comments)

(X-Force III#24 - BTS) - Selene presumably absorbed the soul of Berzerker alongside the souls of all the other resurrected mutants to become a god-like being.

Comments: Created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson.

Berzerker received a real name in Necrosha X#1.

I'm not sure why Berzerker didn't get an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#18, along with the rest of the Morlocks killed in the Mutant Massacre. You can find Scaleface and Blow-Hard there. Scaleface was later resurrected by Black Talon (Barone) to serve in his team of mutant zombies, the X-Humed.

The battle in X-Force III#22 was only seen on the cover. Inside the issue a scene with Berzerker is nowhere to be found.

Profile updated and expanded by MarvellousLuke.

Profile by Snood

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Images: (without ads)
X-Factor I#11, cover (mainimage)
X-Factor I#11, p, pan (scolding Cyclops)
X-Force III#22, cover (facing Domino and X-23 with Scaleface)

X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walt Simonson (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X Necrosha#1 (December, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Force III#21 (January, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Force III#22 (February, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Force III#24 (April, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)

First Posted: 09/20/2001
Last Updated: 02/12/2022

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