YETI

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (mystical mutate)

Occupation: Cannibal; Government agent

Affiliations: Department K; Weapon: PRIME

Enemies: Northstar; X-Force

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Wendigo

Base of Operations: Department K headquarters, Canada

First Appearance: X-Force I#11 (June 1992) (see comments)

Powers/Abilities: Yeti appeared to have superhuman strength, though it's not for certain what level he is at. He also has a healing ability that allows him to survive various injuries, including having his chest clawed out. It can be assumed that he possesses any of the other powers and abilities possessed by the Wendigo. During his stint with Weapon: PRIME, he also wore a sort of neck collar and nose-ring, of which at least the collar can be assumed to have placed him under the control of Department K. How this affected his powers is unknown.

History: (X-Force I#11) - Yeti (unnamed) was seen with the rest of the Weapon: PRIME team, preparing to go after Cable.

(X-Force I#12) - Referred to as Wendigo, Yeti was present again with the Weapon: PRIME team, while in the process of joining up with Cable’s former friend Grizzly.

(X-Force I#13) - Now using the codename Yeti, attacked Cable and X-Force with the rest of the Weapon: PRIME. Yeti targeted X-Force member Feral, who proceeded to rip a large part of Yeti’s chest out.

(X-Force I#19 - BTS) - Henry Gyrich reported Yeti as "missing" in action.

(X-Force I#22) - Along with a reformed Weapon: PRIME, Yeti confronted Domino and Grizzly, who had sneaked into Department K.

(X-Force I#23) - Yeti and Weapon: PRIME attacked Domino and Grizzly, who escaped through Department K’s sewer system.

(Northstar I#1) - At Department K's base in St. John's, Newfoundland, Yeti and the rest of Weapon: PRIME were commissioned by General Clarke to take down Northstar. They attempted to ambush him as he was driving in a car, but it turned out to be a diversion. They tracked him to his home, but found him already gone. Finally, they found him, and Yeti got in one good punch, but Northstar evaded further attacks from him. When Tigerstryke and Yeti charged him from opposite directions, Northstar flew away at great speed and the two crashed into each other.

(Northstar I#3) - Along with the rest of Weapon: PRIME, the Yeti journeyed to Zuyevo, Russia to confront Northstar. Weary from a previous battle, Northstar surrendered, but the members of a Circus (with whom Northstar was involved) attacked the invaders, and Northstar joined the fight to protect the circus troup. Yeti fought the circus members who swarmed over him, and Northstar eventually escaped when Vindicator (Heather Hudson)--from a hiding spot--shut off the lights and neutralized Tigerstyke's armor.

 

Comments: Created by Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza, and Mark Pacella

Yeti's origin and background can be considered a somewhat convoluted one. As there was no obvious attempts to establish who, or what, he was, it can be left to the readers to assume that he is most likely one of the various humans possessed by the mystical entity, the Wendigo. This theory is given credence by his original codename.. However, even that presents questions.

As you can see, Yeti did not do much in his many appearances. In his five different appearances in X-Force alone, he only showed up on-panel at most eight times.

Weapon: PRIME (sometimes spelled P.R.I.M.E.)? --What the H!@$# does that stand for?
For a Wendigo, he was quite verbose in his Northstar appearances.
--Snood

Madison notes: While a Wendigo speaking anything other than its name is rare, it has been seen before. The Wendigo that possessed Michael Fleet was able to speak the name of Fleet's lover Tamara, while Mauvais was able to speak fairly well (most likely due to his mystical strength). Perhaps the inhibitor collar Yeti wore pacified him to a point he retained some of his human mind, thus enabling his speech.

In Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monsters Hunters it was revealed that this Yeti was really a Wendigo.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Madison Carter and Snood

CLARIFICATIONS:

YETI, so far as we know, should not be confused with any of the following:


Appearances:
X-Force I#11-13 (June-August, 1992) - Rob Liefeld (#1-2) & Fabian Nicieza (writers), Mark Pacella (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#19 (February, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#22-23 (May-June, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Kevin Conrad (#22) & Harry Candelario (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Northstar I#1 (April, 1994) - Simon Furman (writer), Dario Carrasco Jr. (pencils), Ian Akin & Jack Keefer (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Northstar I#3 (June, 1994) - Simon Furman (writer), Dario Carrasco Jr. (pencils), Tim Dzon & Danny Bulanadi (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)


Last updated: 08/12/04

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