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C'REL

Real Name: C'rel

Identity/Class: Evolved lizard, belonging to the People; citizen of the United Tribes of the Savage Land

Occupation: Leader

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Delage, Jimi, Khadar, Mickey, S'gur, Viri, X-Men

Enemies: Dire Wraiths, Hauk'ka, Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Leash, Lupa, Vertigo, Whiteout)

Known RelativesAracht'yr (father), Mirielle (mother), one or more unnamed brothers

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Savage Land;

formerly mobile through the Americas;
formerly New Mexico

First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (November, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: C'rel was a normal great-Lizard female. She was also a strong leader.

History:

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (fb) - BTS) - C'rel was Aracht'yr's daughter. She learnt her father's pacifist ideas and hopes for a peaceful co-existence between humans and lizards. But, some time later, a tragedy struck: most lizards and C'rel's family were slaughtered by Dire Wraiths. C'rel, Khadar and others of the People managed to flee with C'rel becoming the leader of the disbanded lizards.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1) - C'rel and Khadar led the survivors of the massacre to Argentina in the hope of finding a way to reach the Savage Land, where they knew that dinosaurs lived together with humans. C'rel and her People encountered the X-Men, who had been led there by Rogue's "seventh sense" dream. C'rel accepted help from the X-Men to cross to the Savage Land using the subterranean passage under Drake Passage. During the journey, she admitted that her hate for the humans was strong but she tried to let go of it because she believed in her father's dream.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2) - During the crossing, C'rel was transported by Rogue and saved from the cataclysm generated by Brainchild. Her People were scattered into three groups. C'rel and her group reached the United Tribes of the Savage Land and there they were welcomed by Delage and the Council. For C'rel, it was a miracle. Although Delage didn't trust some of the Saurians of the Savage Land, C'rel decided to find a pacific way to co-exist with these humans.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3) - When Brainchild's Saurian forces attacked the United Tribes, C'rel led her clan to help the humans. In the first moments of the battle, she shouted and shouted, trying to stop both factions, trying to find a peaceful solution but nobody listened her. She then had to help Delage, who was being threatened by a raptor. She was surprised to see Khadar leading a squadron of T-Rex and allied with Brainchild's Saurians. However, C'rel succeeded in convincing Khadar that she was not prisoner of the humans. The battle ceased and the two groups of C'rel People assembled.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4) - Bishop and Sage finally brought the lost Saurian children to the United Tribes village and C'rel enthusiastically embraced and thanked Bishop. But the village could not party because Brainchild attacked alongside his enslaved Storm and other Mutates. The Saurians were controlled by Leash and C'rel was captured. But Sage broke Leash's enslaving grip so the battle changed. Brainchild and the Mutates were captured. After the battle, Delage didn't trust the Saurians anymore, but C'rel strongly wanted peace and convinced him to try to co-exist.

(Uncanny X-Men#458 - BTS) - The Hauk'ka, a clan of Saurians, murderously attacked and conquered a wide part of the United Tribes territory. C'rel and Nereel made a pact with Ka-Zar and the Savage Land Mutates to help each other against the Hauk'ka. C'rel sent one of his soldiers together the Mutates.

(Uncanny X-Men#459) - C'rel, Nereel and others of the United Tribes suffered from the huge, freezing storm created by Storm, who was under the Hauk'ka's control. The X-Men defeated the Hauk'ka and convinced the war-waging Saurians to keep the peace.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki & Larry Stucker (inks).

I use the word "lizards" or "giant-lizards" or "great lizards" or "the People" to describe the evolved lizards from New Mexico. The word "Saurians" covers the evolved dinosaurs from the Savage Land.

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
C'rel has no known connections to


Images:
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1, p7, pan1 (main image)

p20, pan3 (head shot)


Appearances:
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (November, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki & Larry Stucker (inks), Matt Hicks and Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2 (December, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Matt Hicks and Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3 (January, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Matt Hicks and Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4 (February, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Arsia Rozegar (inks), Andrew Lis, Matt Hicks and Mark Powers (editors)
Uncanny X-Men#459 (July, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)


Last updated: 09/26/07

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