Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Torturer

Group Membership: Formerly Roche's gang

Affiliations: Cutthroat, Emmy Doolin, Moses Magnum, Razor-Fist, Roche, Sapphire Styx;
formerly Norman Osborn (manipulated him)

Enemies: Aryan, O'Donnell, Tyger Tiger, Wolverine (James Howlett), Wolverine (Daken)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Torturer

Base of Operations: Roche's palace, Madripoor

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#4 (October, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: The Inquisitor is exceptionally knowledgeable of sources of pain and means of torture. He is a sadist and thoroughly enjoys his work. He has modest skills in direct combat, preferring to use the tools of his trade, such as a whip. Other tools included a variety of bladed and crushing weapons, as well as a red hot poker.

History: (Marvel Comics Presents#4, 7-9) - Nothing of the past has been revealed about the Inquisitor. He came into the employ of the Madripoor crimelord known only as Roche. After Wolverine had been captured by Sapphire Styx, the Inquisitor was summoned by Roche to force him to reveal any information he knew about Tyger Tiger. Wolverine did not break during a fourteen hour session, which pleased the Inquisitor, as he saw it as something of a challenge. However, Wolverine escaped that night.

The Inqusitor was next summon to put another of Roche's enemies, O'Donnell through unending agony before he was killed. However, Tyger Tiger and Wolverine returned to Roche's estate. Tyger freed O'Donnel, but was ambushed from behind by the Inqusitor's whip. Tyger turned the tides on the Inquisitor and beat him senseless, smashing his face repeatedly against the stone dungeon floor. Tyger then injured Sapphire Styx, and she and the Inquisitor fled from Tyger's wrath.

(Dark Wolverine#78) - In a plot to give Wolverine (Daken) some good publicity Norman Osborn hired Emmy Doolin, Inquisitor and Cutthroat to break out Moses Magnum at a trial concerning a prison riot, which was instigated by the racist Aryan, who was also hired. Daken was supposed to hunt down the four villains in heroic fashion.

  The judge made the trial open for the press after being tortured by Inquisitor. Cutthroat, Doolin and Inquisitor freed Magnum, who used his seismic powers to destroy the courthouse, killing at least ten people. Magnum called Osborn immediately after his escape and was told that he had a job for him and his new team. With the police and HAMMER after them Moses and his team soon realized that their job was a suicide mission. They were soon found by Daken in their warehouse hideout.

(Dark Wolverine#79) - Filmed by cameras Daken assaulted Moses and his team even though Cutthroat surrendered from the start. Moses used his seismic powers to nearly knock out Daken, who was then beaten to a pulp and stabbed multiple times by Inquisitor and Cutthroat. Moses and his team fled before Daken's healing factor kicked in. The team decided to call Osborn again to clear everything up. Moses wanted Emmy to do it. She got security tapes from her old workplace that proved Osborn was talking to her days before she aided in the breakout of Moses. She sent the footage to Osborn, who made a deal with Doolin. Osborn promised that Moses and his team would be cleared of all charges and released with new identities if they turned themselves in....but at the same time he sent Daken after them to kill Moses and his team in front of the media on live television.

(Dark Wolverine#80) - Daken and HAMMER tracked down Moses and his team. Doolin suggested to surrender in front of the cameras, but Daken was already inside the house and told them that Osborn was lying to them. Osborn had the building blown up and the media was told Moses and his team were responsible. Daken survived, but so did Moses and his team, who Daken allowed to escape before the explosion. Daken tracked down Doolin, Inquisitor and Cutthroat again and apparently slew Inquisitor and Cutthroat in their Chelsea hideout.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and John Buscema.

Tyger Tiger took over Roche's estate, position as one of Madripoor's crimelords, and many of his men. I doubt the Inquistitor was one of those men.








Clarifications: The Inquistor has no connection (other than profession to):

images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Presents#9, p2, pan1 (main image)

#4, p5, pan5-6 (at work)
Dark Wolverine#78, p12, pan3 (in America)

Marvel Comics Presents#4 (October, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#7-9 (late November-late December, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Dark Wolverine#78 (November, 2009) - Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu (writers), Stephen Segovia (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Dark Wolverine#79 (December, 2009) - Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu (writers), Stephen Segovia (pencils), Jay Leisten & Cam Smith (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Dark Wolverine#80 (January, 2010) - Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu (writers), Stephen Segovia & Paco Diaz Luque (pencils), Sandu Florea, Guillermo Ortega & Jay Leisten (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)

First Posted: 09/06/2001
Last updated: 11/19/2012

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