Real Name: Professor Dick Chalker
Identity/Class: Mutant human
Occupation: Mad scientist;
would-be mutant exterminator
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Professor Vic Chalker, Charon, Number One Fan, Satannish (as Nick Cloot)
Enemies: X-Factor (Havok, Multiple Man,
Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane), unnamed truck driver;
mutants in general
Known Relatives: Vic Chalker, Rick Chalker (Number One Fan) (cousins, deceased) - see comments
Aliases: "Devil Dinosaur" (as Wolfsbane called him)
Base of Operations: Satannish's realm of Hell
First Appearance: X-Factor I#89 (April, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Dick Chalker was a humanoid dinosaur. He was 7-8 feet tall, possessed a semi-prehensile tail, along with leathery skin, and razor sharp claws and teeth. He possessed some degree of superhuman strength (Enhanced human?). It is unclear whether he was an actually poikilotherm ("cold-blooded").
Like his relatives, he was highly lacking in common sense.
(X-Factor I#89 (fb) - BTS) - Dick used his mutant dinosaur power to commit robberies...murder...mayhem...postal fraud...all the time blackening the family name of Chalker and inciting mutant hatred in his own kin.
(X-Factor I#89) - Following the deaths of his relatives Vic and Rick in the pursuit of mutant extermination, Dick decided that their deaths were on his conscience and that the only way he could atone was to go forth and wipe out every last mutant, so that no once could misuse their powers the way he had. When he had killed all mutants, he planned to complete his mission by destroying himself. However, he got a little ahead of himself by running out in the road and getting run over and killed by a truck.
(X-Factor Annual#8 (fb) - BTS) - Chalker's spirit was sent to Satannish's realm of Hell.
(X-Factor Annual#8) - Satannish (as Nick Cloot) resurrected
Dick Chalker--alongside Professor Vic Chalker and Number One Fan, as X-Factor's
greatest enemies, sending him to join Charon in his attack on X-Factor.
Carnivore struggled against Multiple Man and Wolfsbane. He stunned Wolsbane by
tossing her off of him when she bit him. He then bit Multiple Man's hand, but
Madrox used the impact to create another duplicate...within Carnivore, causing
the dino-mutant to explode.
Shortly thereafter, Satannish/Cloot took Charon as his own prisoner, and the Chalkers three were never seen nor heard from again.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Larry Stroman, and Al Milgrom.
Number One Fan (Rick) referred to Vic as his brother. Carnivore (Dick) also referred to Vic as his brother, but called Rick his cousin (actually, he called him "Mick"). Since Vic told Rick that he was "always horning in," I'd take those two to be be brothers, and Carnivore to be their cousin, especially since he didn't even know Rick's real name. Then again, Number One Fan could be named Richard Michael Chalker (Rick or Mick) or Michael Richard Chalker (ditto). There also could be some weirdo family thing going on, either via remarriage, half-brother status, or some really weirdo Arkansas type thing which I won't get into.
Strong Guy: "That Figures! Only we could have a bunch of 'greatest enemies' that we never heard of...Maybe you've confused us with X-Force. Everyone else does."
See Dick use his mutant powers as a criminal. See Dick plan to
slaughter mutant kind. See Dick die.
Don't be a Dick.
No known connection to:
CARNIVEROUS PLANTs of SKORNHEIM - Asgard --Journey into Mystery I#116
X-Factor I#89, p8, panel 7
X-Factor I#89 (April, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Joe Quesada (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor Annual#8 (1993) - Peter David (writer), Terry Shoemaker (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Last updated: 05/24/04
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