THE FURY

Real Name: Fury

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-238/Crooked World) construct

Occupation: Exterminator of super-beings

Group Affiliation: None

Affiliations: Former agent of Mad Jim Jaspers of Earth-238; worked for the Status Crew
responsible for the mutation of
Sidney Crumb

Enemies: Albion (Bran Bardic) of Earth-70518, Avant Guard, Captain Britain Corps, Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Captain U.K. of Earth-238, Dimples, Exiles (Blink-295, Morph-1081, Sabretooth-295, Thunderbird-1100), Jackdaw, Mad Jim Jaspers of Earth-616, Merlyn, Saturnyne, the Special Executive, and the Heroes of Earth-238, X-Men/X-Treme Sanctions Executive (Bishop, Cannonball, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Nightcrawler, Sage, Storm, Wolverine)

Known Relatives: none

Aliases: none

Base of Operations: Formerly the alternate dimension of Earth-238/Crooked World

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes#387 (1982) (Marvel UK)

Powers/Abilities: The Fury was a nearly unstoppable silent engine of destruction. It was a cyborg (or "cybiote"), composed of metal and sinew, with the logic of a computer and the intuition of a dog. It could fire extremely powerful energy blasts. It had vastly superhuman strength, durability, and reflexes. If any part of it remained intact, it could rebuild itself completely from surrounding materials. It could analyze and track its target across vast distances, even between dimensions. It learned from any attack to neutralize it for the future. It could generate whatever weaponry it needed for the task at hand. In addition, it would never stop until it had accomplished its goal. It also gained the capacity for inter-dimensional travel.

Height: 7' 7"
Weight: 600 lbs.
Eyes: Gold
Hair: None

History: (Marvel Super-Heroes#388 (fb), Daredevil #7 (fb) ) - The Fury was created on an alternate earth (Earth-238, Crooked World), by Mad Jim Jaspers, a superhuman with vast psionic powers. It was described as a cybiote, or cybernetic robot, designed to be able to destroy any super-powered being. The cybiote was programmed to exterminate every super-powered being in its reality, with the exception of Jaspers himself. It was successful, although Captain UK escaped to Earth-616 (mainstream earth) when her husband, known only as Rick, sacrificed his life to transport her there.

(Marvel Super-Heroes#387 (fb) - BTS) - With the death of all superhumans on it's world (bar its own creator, whom it was programmed not to harm), the Fury was put into storage.

(Marvel Super-Heroes#387-388, Daredevils#2) - Captain Britain of Earth-616, along with his sidekick Jackdaw, were sent by Merlyn to the Crooked World, as part of molding the Captain into a suitable foe for Mad Jim Jaspers of Earth-616. The superhero's presence and the breakdown in reality begun by Mad Jim Jaspers (Earth-238 version) caused the Status Crew to reactivate the Fury. It soon confronted Captain Britain and his allies, and slew both he and Jackdaw. Captain Britain was brought to the realm of Otherworld, where he was resurrected by Merlyn. The Fury sensed that Captain Britain was still alive and began making modifications to enable himself to confront and slay him permanently.

(Daredevils#6) - At that time, Mandragon, then ruler of the Dimensional Development Court, decided that Mad Jim Jaspers and his reality manipulating powers were spreading out from earth to other planets in its continuum and would soon pose a potential threat to the multiverse. In order to eliminate that threat, he had the entire universe of the Crooked World destroyed. However, the Fury narrowly managed to escape to Earth-616, although it was nearly destroyed escaping from the dying universe, losing all four limbs in the process.

(Daredevils#8) - The Fury began to rebuild itself by cannibalizing new parts from surrounding machinery, as well as organic matter. It slew the tramp, Mrs.McGeary, spearing her through the head with a dart, then began to absorb her body. 

(Captain Britain II#4 (fb)) - When an overly curious Sidney Crumb investigated the noise, wondering what had happened to his friend, he was likewise attacked, but received only a flesh wound on his arm. He fled, unaware he had been infected by some essence of the cybiote.

(Daredevils#8, Captain Britain II#4 (fb), Daredevils#9-11) - The Fury continued to repair and improve itself, killing another human and several animals in the process. It traveled to Braddock mansion and again attacked Captain Britain. Britain was aided by the squad of time and dimension-hopping mercenaries known as the Special Executive. Although several members were killed in the process, the heroes succeeded in injuring the Fury when Zeitgeist distracted it by forcing it to devote all of its concentration in an attempt to localize him. Captain Britain and Fascination used this chance to smash the Fury deep into the caves below the Manor grounds, then fled as the Fury was buried under a massive cave-in.

(Mighty World of Marvel#8) - The Fury was found some time later by the "Beetles" employed by Mad Jim Jaspers to round up superhumans. The Fury destroyed all of the Beetles and made its way back to the surface.

(Mighty World of Marvel#10-11) - The Fury was next seen when Captain Britain confronted his own dimension's version of Mad Jim Jaspers, who had developed similar powers to his counterpart from Earth-238, and was planning on repeating his plans of exterminating all other super-beings. The Fury confronted this version of Jaspers. It had always felt frustration because its mission was to destroy all super-beings, but it could not complete it because it was forbidden to slay Jaspers himself. However, it reasoned that this was not the same Jaspers who created him, and that they he was not forbidden to destroy this one.

(Mighty World of Marvel#12) - The Fury, who's power had grown dramatically as a result of his previous battles and adaptations, proved to be a match for Jaspers, ultimately transporting him to Un-Space, an empty pocket dimension where he had nothing to manipulate, and then lobotomized him. However, it was severely weakened by the effort. Captain Britain attacked it again, but was still overpowered and was soon at the Fury's mercy. Knowing that if it got the chance, it could rebuild itself to be more powerful than before, Captain UK overcame her paralyzing fear of the Fury, attacking and destroying it beyond its capacity for repair.

(Uncanny X-Men#462) - During the House of M reality warp Mad Jim Jaspers was resurrected in Otherworld. Contamitated with the Fury he now had Fury-like powers. When he tried to kill Roma, Brian Braddock hit him so hard that he was sent flying for several miles.

(X-Men: Die by the Sword#1) - The Fury slowly gained more control over Jaspers. Attacked by Corps members during a conversation with Merlyn Jaspers transformed two of them into copies of the Fury.

(X-Men: Die by the Sword#2) - Jaspers and the Fury copies watched hundreds more Corps members approach them.

(X-Men: Die by the Sword#3) - Jaspers and the Fury copies fought the Corps, killing and transforming many of them into more Fury copies. Opal Luna Saturnyne (Earth-9) tried to split the psyches of Jaspers and the Fury, but Fury copies interrupted her before she could succeed. Pulling himself back together Jaspers realized that his brain wasn't working like it should, but before he could further investigate the Exiles (Blink-295, Morph-1081, Sabretooth-295, Thunderbird-1100) arrived to fight him.

(X-Men: Die by the Sword#4) - The Exiles were soon joined by Albion (Earth-70518) against Jaspers. Jaspers transformed into the Fury during his fight with Albion. Jaspers lost his control to Fury's psyche and helplessly watched as the Fury absorbed the life forces of most present Corps members.

(X-Men: Die by the Sword#5) - Captain Britain (Brian Braddock, Earth-616) and Albion fought the Fury, still weakened by his internal conflict with Jaspers, until Blink blew the cybiote up.

  Unnoticed by everyone present a small part of the Fury infected Merlyn.

(Captain Britian and MI:13#3 - BTS) - Merlin plucked out the shard of the Fury and with it all his own evil.

Comments: Created by Alan Moore and Alan Davis (the team-supreme).

    The whole storyline by Alan Moore is one of the best I have ever read. Fortunately, it's reprinted in XMen Archives: Captain Britain#1-7 (in color!!!), as the originals are hard to find. Highest possible recommendation! I would love to see Moore and Davis get together and write some sort of sequel.  It can now be found in the 2002 Captain Britain trade paperback as well!   

    The Fury's assassination list is long, including: The entire superhuman population of Earth-238 (Android Andy, Arachnid, Gaath, Iron Tallon, Miracle Man, Puppet Man, Captain Roy Risk, Tom Rosetta, Colonel Tusket, and Rick), Dimples(an agent of Saturnyne), Jackdaw I, Captain Britain (got better!), Mrs. McGeary, a few members of the Special Executive (Legion and Oxo were confirmed), and Mad Jim Jaspers of mainstream earth. War Dog lost an arm to him, and Sidney Crumb was slain after being mutated by him.

    Daredevils#10 contains an excellent poster of the Fury.

    In Excalibur I#64, Lump of the Warpies conjured up an image of the Fury as Captain Britain's greatest fear, causing him to assault Meggan, believing her to be the Fury.

    Like the rest of Mad Jim's creations, the Fury's name also comes from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" (Alice in Wonderland). http://www.mienet.net/books/alice_in_wonderland/10.html

'Fury said to a mouse, That he met in the house, "Let us both go to law: I will prosecute you. --Come, I'll take no denial; We must have a trial: For really this morning I've nothing to do." Said the mouse to the cur, "Such a trial, dear Sir, With no jury or judge, would be wasting our breath." "I'll be judge, I'll be jury," said cunning old Fury:"I'll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death."'

Thanks to Zen Harawada for supplying the second image, from the cover of Uncanny X-Men#447.

Clarifications: The Fury is not to be confused with:

  • Nick Fury (or any of his relatives), @ Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#1.
  • "Fury ", a character made up by Timmy Lange, the son of the other Leapfrog (Buford Lange), @ Daredevil II#16
  • Fury of the future of 8162, Kurran, a member of shrine, @ Dragon's Claws#6


Fury fascmilie

 

 

 

 

(Uncanny X-Men#445 (fb)/OHotMU 2006#4 - BTS) - Jamie Braddock created a facsimile of the Fury as a test for the X-Men.

(Uncanny X-Men#445) - Bishop, Cannonball, and Marvel Girl of the X-Men traveled to Braddock Manor, finding it empty. Exploring they found the Fury in the catacombs beneath the Manor. The Fury punched Marvel Girl into the upper atmosphere, incapacitated Bishop with an energy blast, and beat Cannonball into submission, breaking his leg in the process. Discovering the cybernetic linkage in Cannonball's sunglasses, it began to track it back to the Xavier Institute.

(Uncanny X-Men#446) - Via the cybernetic linkage, the Fury took over Sage, forcing her to assault the rest of the X-Men present. She released a knockout gas throughout the mansion, incapacitating most of the group. Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Storm fought Sage, with Storm generating an electromagnetic pulse that disrupted the Fury's control sufficiently for Sage to tear the glasses from her face and break free.
    Meanwhile Cannonball recovered in time to save Bishop from being slain, launching the Fury into a propane tank which exploded, but the Fury was relatively unphased by the resultant explosion.

(Uncanny X-Men#447) - As Cannonball and Bishop futilely battled the Fury, the X-Men returned to Braddock Manor, and organized a strategic assault. Storm used a combination of ice, fog, and electrical storm to occlude its sensors, while Sage approached the Fury, which underestimated her threat, allowing her to tear out its core processing unit. To prevent the Fury from reforming a new CPU too rapidly, they then launched cluster munitions, a series of bombs within bombs that virtually disintegrated it. As it reformed, Nightcrawler and Wolverine implanted a module within it, allowing Rachel's telekinesis to lock onto the Fury. She then used her power to compress the module into a virtual micro-singularity, or black hole, creating a gravity well to pull in the Fury. Still the Fury resisted, but the other X-Men combined their own wills and powers. Ultimately, the Fury was either crushed by the intense gravity or shunted into a sidebar continuum.

(Spectacular Spider-Man#133 (UK) ) - The Fury fascimile returned to Earth-616. Merlyn summoned Earth-9411's Captain Britain and Spider-Man to Earth-616 to fight it. Spider-Man sacrificed himself to hold it in stasis in the interdimensional void.

--Uncanny X-Men#445 (Uncanny X-Men#445-447, Spectacular Spider-Man#133 (UK)




















Appearances:
Marvel Super-Heroes#387-388 (August, 1982) - Alan Davis (#387) & Alan Moore (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Bernie Jaye (editor)
Daredevils#2 (February, 1983) - Alan Moore (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Bernie Jaye (editor)
Daredevils#6 (June, 1983) - Alan Moore (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Bernie Jaye (editor)
Daredevils#8-11 (August-November, 1983) - Alan Moore (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Bernie Jaye (editor)
Mighty World of Marvel#8 (January, 1984)Alan Moore (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Tim Hampson (editor)
Mighty World of Marvel#10-12 (March-May, 1984) - Alan Moore (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Tim Hampson (#10-11) & Chris Gill (#12) (editor)
Captain Britain II#4 (April, 1985) - Mike Collins (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Ian Rimmer (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#445-447 (August - October 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#462 (September, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man#133 (UK) (2006)
Excalibur: Die by the Sword#1-2 (December, 2007) - Chris Claremont (writer), Juan Santacruz (pencils), Raul Fernandez (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Excalibur: Die by the Sword#3 (January, 2008) - Chris Claremont (writer), Juan Santacruz & CAFU (pencils), Raul Fernandez, Andrew Pepoy & Norberto Fernandez (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Excalibur: Die by the Sword#4 (February, 2008) - Chris Claremont (writer), CAFU (pencils), Norberto Fernandez (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Excalibur: Die by the Sword#5 (February, 2008) - Chris Claremont (writer), Juan Santacruz (pencils), Norberto Fernandez (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Captain Britain and MI:13#3(September, 2008) - Paul Cornell (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Jesse Delperdang & Scott Hanna (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)


Last updated: 12/07/04

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