Classification: Extradimensional (Microverse) race

Location/Base of Operations: Currently unrevealed
    formerly the planet D'arnel, along the "Outer Fringes" of the Spiral Path/Microverse proper, along the edge of the Spacewall

Known Members: None named

Affiliations: Formerly enslaved by the Entity

First Appearance: X-Men and the Micronauts#1 (January, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: None seen. Their helmets made them appear to have pointed insectoid mandibles, and they had a thick, slug-like tail for a lower half.
    Under the sway of the Entity they developed armor and used blaster weapons and battle starships.

Traits: The D'arnellians were peace-loving farmers, but the Entity transformed them into a fierce warrior race.


(X-Men and the Micronauts#1 (fb) - BTS / X-Men and the Micronauts#3 (fb) - BTS) - Xavier's dark self, now known only as the Entity, somehow penetrated the Spacewall, appearing in the Microverse in the outer fringes near the Spacewall. He swiftly devastated a number of the "frontier worlds," among these were the farmer of D'arnel. The Entity conquered and enslaved the D'arnellians, transforming them into warriors. Via the Entity's mental control and the D'arnellians terror of his wrath, the D'arnellians swiftly constructed an immense battle fleet.

(X-Men and the Micronauts#1) - The Micronauts--who had joined forces with Baron Karza to oppose the Entity's evil and power--encountered the D'arnellian fleet. Commander Rann directed Karza's Dog Soldiers to engage the D'arnellians; troops on both sides died by the thousands. The Micronauts (Acroyear, Bioship, Bug, Fireflyte, Huntarr, Marionette, Arcturus Rann) donned their space armor and entered the fray alongside the Dog Soldiers. Karza and Bioship were held in reserve in case the Micronauts failed. From an asteroid, the Entity himself confronted the warring armies. Rann asked him why he waged war against the Microverse, and the Entity replied "For the fun of it!" as he snapped his fingers and shattered the planet D'arnell. Bioship shielded itself and Karza from the flying planetary debris. D'arnellians and Dog Soldiers alike were instantly obliterated, why the Entity captured the Micronauts.










Comments: Created by Chris Claremont & Bill Mantlo (writers), Butch Guice (penciler), Bob Wiacek

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X-Men and the Micronauts#1, p6, panel 1 (D'arnellians vs. Dog Soldiers)
        p10, panel 6 (destruction of D'arnel)

X-Men and the Micronauts#1 (January, 1984) - Chris Claremont & Bill Mantlo (writers), Jackson Guice (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)

Last updated: 06/09/06

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