Real Name: Sawalha Dahn
Identity/Class: Normal Human
Occupation: Dictator of Trans-Sabal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: His soldiers, SHIELD;
formerly Zack Galvin, X-Factor
Enemies: Valerie Cooper, Zack Galvin, Hulk, the Pantheon, X-Factor (Havok, Multiple Man, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane), thousands of his own people
Known Relatives: Jalfaha Dahn (cousin)
Base of Operations: The nation of Trans-Sabal
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#390 (February, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Farnoq Dahn had no super human powers, but had access to a wide array of weapons, thousands of soldiers, and his people worshipped him like a god.
(Incredible Hulk II#390 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past, Farnoq Dahn became the dictator of Trans-Sabal under unrevealed circumstances. He ruled with an iron fist, crushing any resistance, killing many civilians of his own country. He was worshipped by his people and his word was seen as law and being straight from God.
(Incredible Hulk II#382/390 (fb) - BTS) - The United States and SHIELD secretly supplied dangerous weapons, technology, and ammunition to Farnoq Dahn in exchange for helping the United States with its energy concerns.
(Incredible Hulk II#382 - BTS) - To wipe out revolutionaries
in Trans-Sabal, Farnoq Dahn doused an entire town in napalm given to
him by the United States. Several civilians died.
(Incredible Hulk II#390) - The Pantheon sent troops to fight aid the revolutionaries against Farnoq Dahn's regime, including the Hulk.
(Incredible Hulk II#390) - Farnoq Dahn enjoyed a fancy meal in his palace. Later on, he was informed that the Hulk was aiding the Pantheon against him. Farnoq Dahn was not worried as he had assurances from the United States government and SHIELD that they would aid him. Farnoq Dahn asked the CIA agent that had been sent to him as a liaison, Mr. Galvin, what he planned to do about the Hulk, and Mr. Galvin informed Farnoq Dahn that the United States was sending over X-Factor to fight on behalf of Trans-Sabal against the Hulk.
(Incredible Hulk II#391) - Farnoq Dahn greeted X-Factor, flirting with the women on the team. Farnoq Dahn firmly and authoritatively ordered Galvin and X-Factor to do their jobs and stop the Hulk.
Later, as Farnoq Dahn's soldiers fought against the revolutionaries and Pantheon, Farnoq Dahn watched from a live video feed taken by one of his spy planes. He observed their battle, confident of the outcome. He also harassed Valerie Cooper, the X-Factor government liaison, grabbing her backside, prompting her to slap him.
(Incredible Hulk II#392 (fb)) - After Havok caused an explosion and accidentally knocked himself out, Farnoq Dahn sent his men to retrieve the unconscious mutant. He had his men bring Havok back to his palace and keep him incapacitated.
(X-Factor I#76) - Farnoq Dahn drugged Valerie Cooper through
her wine, making her oblivious and complacent.
(Incredible Hulk II#392) - Farnoq Dahn greeted Havok as he woke up, tied to the side of a missile. Dahn boasted that he was going to exploit Havok's power to make up for Trans-Sabal's lack of nuclear weapons. When Mr. Galvin confronted Farnoq Dahn and told him he had gone too far, threatening to pull out American aid, Farnoq Dahn took out a knife and killed Mr. Galvin.
Later, when the Pantheon and revolutionary troops started quickly gaining the advantage over Farnoq Dahn's soldiers, Farnoq Dahn began to worry that he might lose after all. Farnoq Dahn had previously kidnapped several civilians and tied them to missiles. Farnoq Dahn threatened the Hulk and Pantheon that if they did not leave, he would launch the missiles and kill the civilians. He launched two missiles just to show that he meant business, but the civilians were saved by Polaris, Quicksilver, and the Hulk, the latter of whom then broke into Farnoq Dahn's palace and seized him. Farnoq Dahn was brought before his people where the Pantheon accused him of crimes against his people. However, his people still worshipped Farnoq Dahn like a god, and the assembled crowd of Trans-Sabal natives bowed down before Dahn, who boasted that he always won. However, Rick Jones, who had seized some SHIELD equipment, shot and killed Farnoq Dahn.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Dale Keown, and Mark Farmer.
He was supposed to be relatively non-denominational, but considering this was the time of the first Gulf War, and he was a dictator who hurt his own people, and the story was about America doing what was right or wrong only as benefited America, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out who he may have represented.. His title was Farnoq. I've never heard of that before, so it's probably made up.
Dahn's first name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#2.
Clarifications: None really needed
Incredible Hulk II#390, page 11, panel 1
Incredible Hulk II#392, page 29 panel 7
Incredible Hulk II#390-391 (February-March, 1992) - Peter David (Writer), Dale Keown (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
X-Factor I#76 (April, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Tom Rany & Kevin West (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#392 (April, 1992) - Peter David (Writer), Dale Keown (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Last updated: 03/28/05
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