EQUINUS

Real Name: Equinus

Identity/Class: Extradimensional Centaur

Occupation: Hunter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Titan

Enemies: Demon from the Blood-Jewel, Grithstane, unidentified queen

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in an unidentified extradimensional location

First Appearance: Monsters Unleashed#9 (December, 1974)

Powers/Abilities: Equinus is an excellent hunter, and carries a bow and quiver full of arrows. His lower torso is like that of a horse, granting him superior speed and endurance. He also uses his multiple legs in combat to strike opponents.

History: (Monsters Unleashed#9/2) - Equinus was a centaur who dwelled nearby a castle inhabited by a queen, and he was often attacked by the queen's guards. One day, he was lingering near the castle when the dwarf Titan jumped on to his back, mistakening him for a horse. Before Equinus could shake Titan off, the castle's guards began firing arrows at Titan, convincing Equinus to take Titan with him in flight. Once they were safely away, Titan began to explain how he had stolen the blood-jewel from the queen.

As Titan and Equinus sat around a fire examining the blood-jewel, suddenly a three-headed demon summoned by the sorcerer Grithstane emerged from the jewel and attacked them. Titan did his best to fight the creature, but it was ultimately Equinus who proved more skilled, and slew the demon. Deciding that the blood-jewel wasn't worth keeping, Titan decided to return it to the castle. Just as he used his sling to hurl it back inside, Grithstane had completed another summoning spell, and he was assaulted by his own demon. As Titan and Equinus departed, Equinus angrily noted that his life had been put into jeopardy by Titan and he received no recompense for his work.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Equinus should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Monsters Unleashed#9, page 27 (numbered), panel 1


Monsters Unleashed#9 (December, 1974) - Doug Moench (writer), Don Perlin (artist), Tony Isabella (editor)

Last updated: 11/26/06

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