Membership: three unnamed brothers

Purpose: Deathwatch's agents

Affiliations: Deathwatch, Deathwatch's ninjas, International Contractors Unlimited, Langley,
 "Richard Fisk" (actually Alfredo Morelli), Rose (Sgt. Blume)

Enemies: Brass (Sean Watanabe), Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Jack D'Auria, Spider-Man (Peter Parker),
 Emmaline Brigitte Watanabe, Yuji Watanabe, Mary Jane Watson, Wolverine (James Howlett)

Base of Operations: International Contractors Unlimited HQ, New York City

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#67 (December, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: They were well trained in swords combat. The swords (more precisely Katanas) they used emitted an energy beam when two or all three were put together.



(Marvel Comics Presents I#67 - BTS) - By the order of Langley the Triad Brothers led the kidnapping of Emmaline. After they cut off her ponytail one Triad Brother brought her down into a van.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#67) - Two Triad Brothers and some of Deathwatch's ninjas opposed Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Yuji. The Triad Brothers showed Yuji his daughter's ponytail and threatened to send him each hour a part of her body until Wolverine and Brass were handed over to them. Wolverine and Ghost Rider attacked them, but the two Triad Brothers stopped them by destroying the ground beneath the heroes with a blast from their swords and then they left.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#68) - Outside Yuji's dojo two Triad Brothers stood on a van and tried to hit Brass with a blast when he had turned his back on them, but he just took a step to the right and their blast hit a ninja instead. The third Triad Brother started the van with his brothers still standing on its roof and headed to Deathwatch's HQ to bring Emmaline to Langley.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#70) - The Triad Brothers waited with Langley and many other ICU employees in Deathwatch's HQ. On Langley's order they attacked the heroes. Brass and Yuji both blocked a brother and the third Triad Brother lost his sword in a fight against Wolverine. The other two brothers lost their swords as well when Wolverine stabbed them through their wrists. Then Ghost Rider caught them all with his chain and used his Penance Stare on them. The Triad Brothers were knocked out by it.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#71 - BTS) - They were lying around unconscious while Deathwatch killed Langley and the heroes fled.

(Web of Spider-Man I#85) - The Triad Brothers followed Peter Parker and Mary Jane and attacked them. They took MJ hostage and Peter fled through a basement window only to return as Spider-Man. He beat up the Triad Brothers to give MJ the chance to run away. The Triad Brothers got up and shot at Spider-Man with their swords until he took them away from them, but before he could question them Spider-Man had to safe MJ from a collapsing building which was damaged by the Triad Brother's blasts and the brothers got away.

After questioning some thugs Spider-Man found the Triad Brothers again in a Chinese restaurant and attacked them. They lost their swords to him again and had no chance to run away again. They told Spider-Man that a lot of money was put out on the street on Parker's head by some flower guy (Rose), that they were freelance on this and that they would be in trouble if their real boss ever found out about it. Spider-Man threw their swords out of the window and left. The Triad Brothers went outside to get their swords again, but a limousine chauffeur had them. In the limousine was their boss Deathwatch who was very disappointed with them.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Mark Texeira & Harry Candelario.

Rose and Morelli are in the affiliations because they were the ones interested in Parker's death. The Triad Brothers thought that Rose put the money on Parker's head out on the street, but it could also be that Morelli did it. Morelli who impersonated Richard Fisk after going through plastic surgery to look like Richard. The less said about it the better!

Profile by Markus Raymond

Triad Brothers have no known connection to:

Langley has no known connection to:


(Marvel Comics Presents I#71 (fb) - BTS) - Some time ago Deathwatch's sister married Langley.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#64-69 - BTS) - He tried to start a business on his own by killing Wolverine and Brass. He sent Deathwatch's ninjas and his personal mercenaries the Triad Brothers after them, ordered the kidnapping of Jack D'Auria and Emmaline and even wanted to manipulate Ghost Rider for his schemes.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#70) - Langley introduced himself to his enemies and sent the Triad Brothers once again against them. The brothers failed and Langley ordered the other men to kill the heroes, but Deathwatch halted the execution and wanted to know what was going on. Langley was going to explain it, but Deathwatch wanted to do it his way.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#71) - Deathwatch took the info he wanted from Langley's mind and killed him in a painful manner by crushing his skull.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#70 (64-69 - BTS, 70, 71

Triad Brothers: Marvel Comics Presents I#70, p6, pan1
Triad Brothers powers: Web of Spider-Man I#85, p14, pan3
Langley head shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#70, p6, pan1

Marvel Comics Presents I#67 (1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#68 (1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#70-71 (1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Web of Spider-Man I#85 (February, 1992) - Howard Mackie (writer), Alex Saviuk (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor):

Last updated: 10/25/12

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