DOG

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutate or mutant; former Chinese citizen

Occupation: Mercenary; former agent of Chinese Government

Affiliations: Gold, Horse, Monkey, She-Devil, Silver (see comments);
employed by Kingpin and allies with Teng Yun-Suan;
former member of China Force

Enemies: Agent; China Force (Ox, Rabbit, Rat, Snake); the British government of Hong Kong

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: China

First Appearance: Alpha Flight I#69 (mentioned), Marvel Graphic Novel: the Agent (1989)

Powers/Abilities: Dog was not observed in combat, but most likely had enhanced human physical abilities, including olfactory sense. He may or may not have had enlarged sharp claws and teeth. He growled when angered.

History: Dog was one of a group of superhumans, serving the government of Communist China in the group China Force. He defected from the group, along with Horse and Monkey, and perhaps several others, and went to work as a mercenary.

(Alpha Flight I#64-66,69-BTS) - Members of China Force came to Canada, apparently to recover some defected members. While they were specifically after the Jade Dragon at the time, Dog, Horse, and Monkey were also named.

(Agent GN(fb)-BTS) - Dog, working with Gold, Horse, Monkey, She-Devil, Silver, came under the employ of Teng Yun-Shuan, who was planning to use super-human agents in a series of coups to gain control of small countries, in order to start a power base for grander schemes. Teng obtained financial backing from the Kingpin, and set Dog and his allies up to take over Hong Kong.

(Agent GN) - Rick Mason's research uncovered the plot, apparently led by Dog, and he revealed to . Dog (or Teng) sent Horse to terminate the Agent, but he was killed instead.
The Kingpin berated Dog for their discovery and failure to kill the Agent. Dog was angered and became confrontational with the Kingpin, who snatched him up by the throat, choked him for awhile, and then dropped him to the floor. Dog, after regaining the ability to stand and breathe, soon reached an understanding with the Kingpin. However, operations had to be temporarily suspended until the heat was off.
Their plan suffered a further set-back when the Agent overturned a similar coup in Costa Brava and then uncovered and slew Teng Yun-Shuan.

 

Comments: Created by James D. Hudnall and John Ridgway.

I don't know a whole lot about Chinese culture, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say most of the characters in China Force (the animals ones, any way) are named after the years in the Chinese Calender.

The statement by the Agent regarding the coup in Hong Kongseems a little nebulous to me:
"The leader is a fellow known as Dog. He and two others are defectors from mainland China. They were part of a government strike force used for internal security work. The others are the Monkey, She-Devil, the Horse, Silver and Gold. The names are, of course, translated from Kuo-Yo."
I take that two mean that, consistent with Alpha Flight#69, Dog and two others (Horse and Monkey) were defectors from China Force. That means that She-Devil, Silver, and Gold were never members of China Force, but were allied with Dog, nonetheless. I beleive that is correct as well (unless some one ret-conned something somewhere).

The Agent Graphic Novel was published a relatively short time before the communist government retook control over Hong Kong.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:

Gold, more commonly known as Auric, has no known connection to:

Horse has no known connection to:

Monkey

She-Devil

Silver

 


Horse

<real name unknown>

He was also apparently a defector from China Force, allied with Dog in the plot to take over Hong Kong. When the Agent discovered Dog's group's involvement, Horse was sent to kill the Agent. The Agent managed to tackle his more powerful opponent off of a balcony and they fell many stories to the ground below. The Agent managed to land in the pool, but Horse hit cement, broke his back, and died.

He had some degree of enhanced human strength and perhaps other abilities. He either had some martial arts training, or just liked to kick like a horse.

--[AF#69], Agent GN

 

 

 


Monkey

He was also apparently a defector from China Force and was allied with Dog in the plot to take over Hong Kong.. He was only seen in the one picture.

He would presumably have enhanced agility and probably strength and speed.

--Agent GN-BTS


She-Devil

 

 

Nothing is none about She-Devil, other than that she is presumably Chinese, like the rest of her allies in the plot to take over Hong Kong..

--Agent GN-BTS

 

 

 

 

 


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Other appearances:
Alpha Flight I#64 (November, 1988) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Jim Lee (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Carl Potts & Marcus McLaurin (editor)
Alpha Flight I#65 (December, 1988) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Hugh Haynes (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Alpha Flight I#66 (January, 1989) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Hugh Haynes (pencils), Gerry Talaoc (inks), Carl Potts & Marcus McLaurin (editor)
Alpha Flight I#69 (April, 1989) - James Hudnall (writer), John Claimee (pencils), Hilary Barta (inks), Carl Potts & Marcus McLaurin (editors)


Last updated: 06/06/16

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