Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Lupak)

Occupation: Member of Shi'ar Imperial Guard

Group MembershipShi'ar Imperial Guard  

Affiliations: (Original): Araki, Askari (M'Baku, others), Astra, Blackthorn, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Deathbird, D'ken, Electron, Flashfire/Tempest, Gladiator, Hobgoblin/Shapeshifter, Hussar, Impulse, Kid Gladiator, Kin Crimson, K'ythri, Magic/Magique, Manifold (Eden Fesi), Mentor, Lilandra Neramani, Neutron/Quasar, Nightside, N'rill'iree, Oracle, Samédŕr, Scintilla/Midget, Sea Spine, Davan Shakari, Sharra, Shuri, Smasher (Vril Rokk), Sp'yxx, Starbolt, Titan, Trypthe, Una, Vibraxas (N'Kano), Yon-Rogg;
(successors): Araki, Arc, Arfesia, Astra, Commando, Delphos, Earthquake, Electron, Fantastic Four, Flashfire, G-Type, Gabby, Gladiator, Guardians of the Galaxy (Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord/Peter Quill), Hobgoblin/Shapeshifter, Hussar, Impulse, Jonathan the wolverine, Manta, Marauders (Aurora/Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Daken/Fang/Akihiro, Cassandra Nova, Kate Pryde, Psylocke/Kwannon, Somnus/Carl Valentino, Tempo/Heather Tucker), Layla Miller, Moondancer, Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox), Neosaurus, Nightside, Nova (Sam Alexander), Oracle, Rankine, Schism, Scintilla, Squorm, Starjammers (Ch'od, Raza), Monark Starstalker, Strong Guy (Guido Carosella), Titan, Voyager, Vulcan, Warbird (Ava'Dara Naganandini), Warden Daak, Warstar, Webwing, White Noise, Wolverine (James Howlett), Wolverine (X-23/Laura Kinney), Ya'lont;
formerly Black Light, Magique, Mentor, Neutron, Plutonia, Smasher (Vril Rokk), Smasher (Salac Tuur), Starbolt

Enemies: (Original): Brood, Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Dormammu, K'rk N'Kzaii, Skrulls, Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair, Cr+eee, Hepzibah, Raza), X-Men (Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Sprite/Kitty Pryde, Storm, Wolverine);
(successors): Asgardians (Cul Borson, Fandral, Heimdall, Hildegarde, Hogun, Sif), Blastaar, Blast Rockers Empire, Cosmo, Daken, Destroyer, Eson, Frost Giants (Bunduk), Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamora, Jack Flag, Mantis, Martyr, Moondragon, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord (Quill), Adam Warlock), Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Maximus Medusa, Triton), Izumbard, Jason of Spartax, J'Grajj Raiders, Junk, Kree, Lady Deathstrike, Lethal Legion (Death Grip, Electric Head, Half-Bot, Mr. Eloquent, Orbis Extrimis), Lobo (DC), Mindless Ones, Mystique, Ronan the Accuser, Sabretooth, Shogun (Ogun), Skornn, Skrulls, Starjammers (Corsair, Cr+eee, Havok, Hepzibah, Korvus, Marvel Girl/Rachel Grey, Lilandra Neramani, Polaris), T'cahr, Thanos, Thor (Jane Foster), Uncreated, X-Men (xenoform);
formerly Starjammers (Ch'od, Raza)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout Shi'ar Empire

First Appearance: (Original) X-Men I#107 (October, 1977); (successor) Starjammers I#4 (January, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Fang possesses/possessed heightened strength, speed, agility, and hyper-keen senses, as well as sharp claws. It is unknown if his abilities are possessed by his entire race or solely him, though at least two members of the race have had similar appearances and powers. The full extent of his abilities are likely unknown. The first Fang may still live on as one of the Brood. Fang has used a Shi'ar anti-gravity device to fly. The Lupak are difficult to kill, their brains being contained in an invisible gland that hovers near their bodies, across dimensions where it is safe. When a Lupak's body dies, his memories and experiences transfer to a new cloned body. Fang wielded cosmic power that allowed him to heal quickly, fly through space, manipulate energy, and intergalicatically teleport.

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 185 lbs.


(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4 (fb) - BTS) - All Fangs are grown in a Gene-vats.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#2 (fb) - BTS) - Deathbird lead a small group of the Guard into Kree space to track down a Brood ship. Guard members in this mission included: Fang, Oracle, Smasher, and Starbolt.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#1) - The Guard’s ship was attacked by dozens of Skrulls, and they fought them off, protecting Deathbird. Some Kree, including Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) aided them. Fang was shocked when a massive gunblock went off, and he emphasized to Captain Marvel that Deathbird must be protected.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#2) - The Guard, contained by the Kree, sought to fight their way free in order to be at Deathbird’s side, Fang leaping on Marvel and getting knocked aside, but Deathbird ordered them to stand down. They revealed the nature of their mission to the Kree.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#3 - BTS) - Weeks later, they saved a few surviving Kree (Mar-Vell, Una, and Yon-Rogg) after the Kree had fought the Brood.

(X-Men I#107) - Members of the Imperial Guard fought the X-Men (Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Storm, Wolverine) and Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair, Cr+eee, Hepzibah, Raza) at the M’kraan Crystal, in order to stop them from rescuing Lilandra from D’ken and Davan Shakari. During the battle, Fang initially leaped at Nightcrawler, but was knocked aside by Wolverine. Wolverine defeated Fang easily and took his costume to replace his own. D’ken was rendered comatose and Lilandra took over as the new Majestrix. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Electron, Fang, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Magic, Mentor, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Quasar, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, and Titan.

(X-Men I#108) - The Guard lay unconscious as the battle resolved.

(X-Men I#109 (fb) - BTS) - The Guard was stopped by Lilandra from killing the X-Men. Later the Guard watched the X-Men return to Earth.

(Deadpool: Badder Blood#3) - The Imperial Guard (Astra, Titan, Starbolt, Smasher, Fang, Electron, Impulse, Tempest, Oracle, Hobgoblin, Gladiator) were shocked to see Deadpool pass through their space.

(Uncanny X-Men I#157) - Members of the Guard were assigned to assist Lord Samédàr in attacking the Earth. Nightcrawler and Shadowcat convinced Gladiator, N'rill'iree, Oracle, and Starbolt that Dark Phoenix was attacking the ship, then had Oracle read their minds to prove that Samédàr was acting against Lilandra's orders. Other members of the Guard loyal to Samédŕr attacked and a fight ensued until a Brood weapon attached to B'nee (of the Warstar duo) knocked them all unconscious. During the fight, Fang had been punched by Nightcrawler. Samédàr prepared to destroy the Earth with the four guard members, two X-Men, and Captain K'rk watching, but Lilandra revealed herself and stopped him. Guard members in this mission included: Blackthorn, Fang, Gladiator, Hussar, N'rill'iree, Oracle, Quasar, Starbolt, Warstar, Webwing, and others.

(Uncanny X-Men I#162) - Fang, of the Imperial Guard, had a Brood embryo hatch within him and he turned into one of the Brood.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005) - When Fang was killed in battle, another of his race was appointed in his place.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4 (fb) - BTS) - Fang was grown in a Gene-vat. After joining the Imperial Guard, he considered his teammates to be his family. He knew that when he died, another Fang would be grown to take his place.

(X-Men Legends I#2) - The Imperial Guard was summoned to the Blue Area of the Moon by Corsair and the Starjammers, and they helped return X-Treme (Adam-X) to Chandilar for judgment.

(Wolverines#8 (fb)) - Years ago, Fang and Wolverine began getting together once per year for an adventure. They reminisced about gutting an R'malk'ine Megaslug together.

(Wolverines#11 (fb)) - On one adventure, on Knowhere, Fang decided to try and get Wolverine drunk and put him on a continual supply of an intense drink for an entertaining evening. In time, Fang took a mate and had a child.

(Starjammers I#4) - Members of the Guard were summoned to aid Lilandra against the Uncreated, but the Starjammers saw the threat defeated first. They stood by when Lilandra ordered T’cahr arrested. Members of the Guard in this mission included: Electron, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, and Titan.

(Inhumans IV#4) - Lilandra represented the Shi’ar Empire on the planet Kritnah in the marriage ceremony with Emperor Eson of the Spartoi while the Imperial Guard stood by. Black Bolt moved to attack Lilandra, who set up a shield and activated the Guard against the Inhumans. Black Bolt screamed, seemingly slaying Lilandra. The Guard moved in at full force. The Inhumans teleported away, escaping. Lilandra’s form was revealed to be Hobgoblin, who appeared to be dead. Lilandra, as a hologram, revealed herself and told the Spartoi that the union was off due to their atrocities. Jason of Spartax was blamed for being behind it. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Delphos, Earthquake, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar, others

(JLA/Avengers#1) - The Imperial Guard fought Lobo. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Fang, Electron, Flashfire, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse, Magique, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar.

(X-Force II#5) - Gladiator, Oracle, Smasher, and Fang stopped a band of Skrull insurgents who’d tried smuggling proton bombs into Shi’ar territory. They soon received word that an ancient Shi’ar enemy, the Skornn, had manifested on Earth. Gladiator and Admiral Ya’lont discussed the legality of intervening on Earth yet again. They departed for Earth, planning on getting Lilandra’s permission on their way.

(X-Force II#6 - BTS) - Gladiator, Starbolt, and Ya’lont received word that the terrans had managed to defeat the Skornn.

(Uncanny X-Men I#480) - The Guard finally defeated Vulcan (keeping him alive at the orders of K'tor) after a deadly battle which left some Guard members, including Cosmo, Fang, Impulse, Smasher, and Titan, seemingly slain. Guard members in this mission: Astra, Cosmo, Electron, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, and Titan.

(War of Kings#1 (fb) - BTS) - Fang was replaced by another member of his race.

(War of Kings#1) - Vulcan surveyed, with Gladiator, the assembled Imperial Guard. Mentor reported they were all battle ready and Vulcan announced his intentions to attack the Kree. They soon engaged in a massive battle with the Inhumans and Starjammers, successfully capturing Lilandra before retreating. During the battle, Korvus held off Starbolt and Fang with his heavy sword. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Black Light, Earthquake, Electron, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Hussar, Impulse, Magique, Manta, Neutron, Nightside, Plutonia, Schism, Scintilla, Shapeshifter, Smasher, Squorm, Starbolt, Titan, Voyager, Warstar, and White Noise.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#14) - As Warlock battled Vulcan, the Imperial Guard (Fang, Mentor, Oracle, Scintilla) rushed to help, seeking Magique for aid when they realized Warlock wielded magic. They attacked, with Neutron and Hussar joining them, but Warlock escaped. They tracked him with Magique's magic to Knowhere, using Voyager to transport them, and found a battle breaking out between the Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamora, Jack Flag, Mantis, Martyr, Moondragon, Star-Lord, Warlock) and the Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak).

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#15) - The Imperial Guard (Fang, Hussar, Magique, Mentor, Oracle, Scintilla, Voyager) landed on Knowhere, where the Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy were already battling. As Fang was hit by a mental blast from Cosmo the telepathic dog, Mentor ordered the Guard to kill Black Bolt. Black Bolt knocked them back with a small scream and the Inhumans teleported off-site through Lockjaw. Mentor ordered the Guard, with their Shi'ar operatives, to separate and find Warlock and the others, knowing Voyager's needed time to recuperate before seizing reinforcements. But as Mentor prepared to teleport in reinforcements through Knowhere, a group of Guardians attacked him. As Drax violently defeated Fang, more Guardians arrived as backup. Hussar ordered Voyager to aid them in retreat.

(War of Kings#4) - As Titan, Mentor, Fang, and Hussar stood by, Vulcan tried checking in with Araki, but communications continued failing after the recent Nega-bomb usage.

(War of Kings: Who Will Rule?#1) - Under Mentor's lead several Imperial Guard members (Astra, Black Light, Earthquake, Fang, Hussar, Impulse, Neosaurus, Neutron, Plutonia, Schism, Smasher, Squorm, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar) attended Lilandra's funeral. In front of the Inhuman Royal Family Mentor declared the Imperial Guard rulers of the Shi'ar Empire. Medusa attacked Mentor and Smasher, causing a big brawl between the Inhumans and the Imperial Guard. Gladiator hit the ground with a devastating punch, knocking out everyone around him, and asked everyone present to show some resepect for Lilandra. Crystal then gave Gladiator the sceptre and asked him to rule the Shi'ar Empire. The Imperial Guard bowed before him, accepting his rule.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#1) - When the planet of Izumbard refused to create more warships for the Shi'ar, the Imperial Guard (Earthquake, Electron, Flashfire, Neutron, Plutonia, Titan, Voltar, Warstar) were sent to quell the riots, though Voltar was soon killed in battle. Another branch of the Guard (Commando, Fang, Hussar, Manta, Starbolt) were sent to stop the Izumbard from launching attack ships at the Shi'ar. Fang ripped out the power core of the ships. They were all shocked when Gladiator stepped in and finished the battle himself. Later, at their barracks, they proposed a toast, and Manta recognized the loss of Voltar. Fang expressed his distaste with Gladiator on the throne, but Neutron defended Gladiator. A fight broke out and Manta temporarily blinded Fang. A furious Mentor intervened told them that they'd just volunteered for a special strike force mission due to their bad behavior. The next day, they learned they'd be going for recon into the Fault, the rip in time and space, alongside Ch'od and Raza of the Starjammers.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#2) - After being briefed by Gladiator, the Imperial Guard (Fang, Flashfire, Hussar, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Oracle, Plutonia, Smasher, Starbolt, Warstar) were sent into the Fault to investigate, with Ch'od and Raza among them. Fang and Hussar expressed their frustration that Raza, who had been among the Praetorians, was among them. The ship was soon under attack by energy leeches and the crew struggled to stay in the air. When one breached the ship, Mentor ordered Warstar not to fire on it, but to instead trap it in a force field, in which the creature fed upon itself. Mentor recommended the ship run on silent so as not to attract more leeches, and Ch'od reluctantly agreed. Within minutes, a giant ship approached, and they prepared the Starjammer for battle. The ship, bio-organic in nature, fired on them, and then caught them in a tractor beam, pulling it inside. As they battled off biological monsters, Oracle surmised they were aboard a rotting corpse that was seeking to use its enzymes to kill them.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#3) - Over the following six hours, as the dead ship grew around the Starjammer, the Guard worked to repair their ship. Oracle soon discovered the ship had been killed while running from something else. Fang, Hussar, and Manta bantered about Gladiator's right to be Majestor, and Hussar claimed she and Kallark had spent a night together once. As enzymes attacked them, they realized they need to rush away before they were digested, and they narrowly escaped. They soon came across a massive field of debris. They followed an energy signature, hoping to find Vulcan, when Warstar and Neutron were hit by a massive energy burst. When the air cleared, they saw Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) there, with a massive biological entity pursuing him.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4) - Oracle managed to send a telepathic call for help through Quasar's quantum powers into the M'Kraan Crystal, reaching Gladiator. The Guard hid themselves in the debris zone and outside, the Guard (Fang, Flashfire, Neutron, Smasher, Starbolt, Warstar) worked on gathering debris to act as a buffer and shield around their ship.. Soon, Fang proposed a final toast of Aedian Psi-Wine, away from Mentor, and suspecting they might all die. They shared their thoughts and hopes on family just before the mines were triggered, one of the creatures getting in closer. On the ship, Ch'od realized someone had sabotaged their ship, and Mentor realized it must be the new Smasher, who was soon revealed as Talon of the Fraternity of Raptors. Talon had retrieved two amulets of power from the Fault and claimed he could use them to give the team greater firepower for the coming battle. Outside the xenoform beings attacked in the form of the X-Men and Starbolt was quickly killed in battle. Gladiator then arrived to aid them.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5 (fb)) - Gladiator had more of the Guard (Arc, Black Light, Commando, Electron, G- Type, Moondancer, Titan, Voyager, White Noise) assembled at his order, to rescue the stranded team (Fang, Flashfire, Hussar, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Oracle, Plutonia, Warstar), with Ch'od, Raza, Talon (previously thought to be Smasher), and Quasar, from within the Fault. Voyager, with great strain, opened a gateway to within the Fault, then stayed behind while Moondancer used her powers to guide them through the debris and to the ship, which was surrounded by bizarre and deadly xenoform beings patterned after the X-Men.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5) - The two sides of the Guard savagely attacked the aliens, killing them swiftly and decisively. Mentor soon reported to Gladiator that "an abominable universe of reciprocal otherness" was upon them from the other side of the Fault, full of cancerous aggression and new physical laws. Talon then ensured them that using his amulets would allow them to create two more Raptor beings, and Mentor and Plutonia volunteered, becoming Strel and Kyte respectively. Fang slashed at the Wolverine being and was saved when Neutron defeated the creature with a power blast. Later, though, one of the beings ripped Neutron apart from the inside while Fang cried out for his friend. During the battle, Black Light was killed. The combined Guard narrowly escaped a savage telepathic attack when Ch'od and Raza launched the Symbiote (formerly of the Praetorians) at the Xavier being the attack had originated from. After they successfully escaped, Gladiator reported their success to the Inhumans, and announced the pending war with the Fault universe. While honoring their newly dead (joining the ranks of thousands of others) on the mausoleum world of Elysialla VII, the Guard stood with newly appointed members in the roles of Mentor, Neutron, Plutonia, Smasher, and Starbolt. Fang recited the Guard's oath. "I will not falter, and I will not swerve. From the rising of the suns to the setting of the stars. With Sharra and K'ythri to guide me, I will serve out the term of my duty with courage and conviction for it is the greatest honor any being of any species can know to be allowed to guard the Imperium of the Shi'ar and stand, each of us, as a light in the darkness. So I make my oath of allegiance."

(Wolverines#7) - Hearing of Wolverine's death, Fang traveled to Earth to hold someone accountable.

(Wolverines#8) - Fang fought off all seven operatives (Mystique, Lady Deathstrike, Shogun (with Ogun), Junk, X-23, Daken, Sabretooth), explaining that the Lupak race are very hard to kill, and that the Brood hadn't killed him years before; he was stabbed multiple times but never appeared hurt. Mystique researched and learned Lupaks could be killed if you pierced an invisible gland that floated near their body, but they couldn't find it. Fang planned to take them each on an adventure, and took Daken off to fight Frost Giants.

(Wolverines#9) - In Jotunheim, using knowledge about Daken that Wolverine had told him, Fang taunted the Frost Giant Bunduk into attacking Daken, who he briefly fought. Fang used a chemical to regrow Daken's eye and arm, consoled him, then took the arm and eye away again, vowing to make Wolverine's enemies suffer. Fang teleported back to South Africa and took Sabretooth next.

(Wolverines#10) - Fang, wielding cosmic power, teleported Sabretooth into space, planning to storm the interstallar pirateship of the J'Grajj Raiders, murderous space pirates, humanoid aliens with tentacled heads. The J'Grajj confessed to following the religion of the Ing'tajj now, meaning they put everyone to death painlessly. Fang let Sabretooth decide to kill the J'Grajj, and they blew them all up. Fang then returned to Earth and teleported away with X-23.

(Wolverines#11) - on Knowhere, Fang told X-23 how he had been cloned after his first death at the hand of the Brood, and how Wolverine had taken Fang's clothes. Fang revealed his plan to use trigger scent on X-23, but changed his mind and the two made peace. They teleported back as Mystique plotted revenge on Fang.

(Wolverines#12) - Mystique used a gun that could fire across universes to wound Fang's soul gland, which she discovered resided in an alternate universe. Attacked by Sabretooth and vulnerable, Fang teleported Shogun with him to a crystal planet. He silenced the voice of Ogun in Shogun's head, learned about the actual death of Wolverine, briefly sparred with Shogun, then sent him back to Earth. Fang stayed there to heal.


(Nova VI#10) - Smasher and Fang of the Imperial Guard sought out Monark Starkstalker, seeking arrest him on Gladiator’s orders, but Monark escaped with the help of Nova (Sam Alexander).

(Thanos II#2) – The Imperial Guard (Flashfire, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Starbolt, Fang, Impulse) showed up on the Shi’ar planet, Nulla, to arrest Thanos.

(Thanos II#3) – On Nulla, the Imperial Guard (Flashfire, Starbolt, Fang, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Impulse, Neutron, Plutonia, Manta, Hardball, Hobgoblin, Nightside, Oracle, Titan, Gladiator) savagely attacked Thanos, with more members backing them up. Though Thanos fought hard, they soon realized he was bleeding and wounded, and Gladiator delivered the final blow. Thanos was apprehended.

(Thanos II#5) – The Imperial Guard (Impulse, Hardball, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Nightside, Manta, Titan, Fang, Neutron, Hobgoblin) delivered Thanos to a secure Shi’ar prison, where Warden Daak saw his safe imprisonment.

(Mighty Thor II#17) - Gladiator (and Kid Gladiator) led the Imperial Guard (Astra, Plutonia, Hobgoblin, Starbolt, Oracle, Manta, Neutron, Fang, Electron, Warstar, Webwing, Hussar, Smasher (Isabel Kane)) against the Asgardians, but the Destroyer was unleashed to fight them back.

(Mighty Thor II#18 - BTS) - Gladiator kept the Imperial Guard off to the side during the battle between gods.

(All-New Wolverine I#23) - On the moon Rhittle, Fang lived among alien scientists, including Rankine, and they helped him heal from his disease. The Brood attacked, and the scientists attacked them with a weaponized virus, making them more angry. Some impacted aliens had been sent to other planets to retrieve aid, including Arfesia to Earth to recruit Wolverine and other heroes, and she later arrived among the Guardians of the Galaxy, though her ally Gabby had been taken by the Brood.

(All-New Wolverine I#24) - Fang and the scientists escaped with the heroes, and the Brood were blown up aboard Rhittle. Gabby healed despite her infections, and was reunited with Jonathan the wolverine. Rankine was revealed to be behind the weaponized Brood, so they destroyed his experiments and put him to death.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#1) - Aboard the Sanctuary, Starfox (badly scarred and in a hover-chair) assembled many heroes, including the Imperial Guard, the Starjammers, Adam Warlock, Wraith, Firelord, Cosmo, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Beta Ray Bill, Major Victory, Howard the Duck, Shi’ar Death Commandos, and Moondragon and Phyla-Vell (alternates), as he stood over the corpse of Thanos. Starfox triggered a recording of Thanos from before his death, and Thanos stated that he had made arrangements to have his consciousness uploaded into the mind of another, causing panic among those assembled. Starfox believed Gamora was the most likely candidate. Meanwhile, aboard the Ryder (new ship named after Winona), Star-Lord and Groot discovered that Knowhere was missing, and the Nova Corps informed them it was headed to Sanctuary. Knowhere attacked Sanctuary, with Outriders and the Black Order behind it all. A black hole and most of the participants were pulled through and sent through to other places in the cosmos.

(Last Annihilation: Wakanda#1) - Gladiator, Starbolt, Titan, Fang, and Smasher (Izzy Kane) fought Mindless Ones (controlled by Dormammu) alongside the Shi'ar and Deathbird to protect the planet Aerie. They were soon aided by Shuri, Vibraxas, Manifold, and M'Baku of the Askari, all from Wakanda on Earth. Though they were nearly defeated, they used Mysterium to repel the Mindless Ones.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#9) - A delegation of the Imperial Guard (Gladiator, Titan, Manta, Fang, Neutron) accompanied Xandra, Deathbird, and Cannonball through the Krakoan gateway on Chandilar to the ship, the Keep, above the mutant planet of Arakko. Fang and Gladiator made sure that there were no shapeshifters in the room, but the new Lethal Legion (Death Grip, Electric Head, Half-Bot, Mr. Eloquent, Orbis Extrimis) attacked. Fang was quickly killed by Half-Bot as the Electric Head stripped Gladiator of his confidence, then Mr. Eloquent hit Neutron with his atomic chainsaw and Neutron was lost in the singularity within himself. Titan kicked Orbis Stellaris away, then Death Grip killed Titan with a touch. Storm soon joined the battle and helped turn the tides.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#10) - As the Lethal Legion departed, Manta and Gladitor (still struggling with confidence) regrouped over the corpses of Fang and Titan, with Neutron gone. More Lethal Legions arrived to fight, but Storm swiftly defeated them.

(Marauders II#5) - The Imperial Guard (Gladiator, Fang, Oracle, Neutron) saw Xandra, with Deathbird at her side, returned to the throne. Fang gave Daken the Fang suit and code name, as Daken had killed the Lupak traitor, the Chronicle.

(X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic#95) - The Imperial Guard (Fang, Astra, Manta, Warstar, Electron, Smasher, Gladiator) aided the Fantastic Four, Multiple Man, Layla Miller, and Strong Guy in fighting Blastaar and the Blast Rockers Empire, evil pirate versions of Multiple Man.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and Dan Green.

There has been more than one Fang (at least two, perhaps more) and nothing has been revealed about their connection to each other except they originate from the same race. They may also be connected to the female Fang (a Cerise foe @ Excalibur I#69), who had a similar appearance and seemed to be hired by the Guard to kill Cerise on a prison world. For the purpose of this profile, all the Fang appearances are lumped in one entry.

The first Fang was pictured in OHotMU I#5, had a partial entry in OHotMU Deluxe Edition#6 and one in the OHotMU Master Edition#18. Fang's race was revealed in his profile in the X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook.

The Imperial Guard was a takeoff of DC's Legion of Super-HeroesThe Imperial Guard was a takeoff of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes. Fang is based on the DC character Lone Wolf/Timber Wolf.
--Per Degaton

Profile by Chadman.

Fang has no known connections to

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6, p18, pan3 (main image)
Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#2, cover (2nd)
X-Men I#107, p5, pan1 (3rd)
Uncanny X-Men I#162, p17, pan1-4 (Brood hatching, dead)
Uncanny X-Men I#480, p14, pan1 (dead again)

X-Men I#107 (October, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#108 (December, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#109 (February, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#157 (May, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#162 (October, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Starjammers I#4 (January, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Carlos Pacheco (penciler), Cam Smith, Bob Wiacek (inkers), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#1-3 (April-June, 1997) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Scott Kolins (penciler), John Lowe (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Inhumans IV#4 (September, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jorge Lucas (penciler/inker), Mark Powers (editor)
JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
X-Force II#5-6 (February-March, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciler/inker), Mike Marts (editor)
War of Kings#1 (May, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#14 (July, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#15 (August, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (penciler), Victor Olazaba, Livesay (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War of Kings#4 (August, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War of Kings: Who Will Rule?#1 (November, 2009) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Andrew Hennessy (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#1-5 (January-May, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Kevin Walker (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Wolverines#7 (April, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Kris Anka (artist), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Wolverines#8 (April, 2015) - Ray Fawkes (writer), Juan Doe (artist), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Wolverines#9 (May, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Peter Nguyen (penciler), Derek Fridolfs (inker), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Wolverines#10 (May, 2015) - Ray Fawkes (writer), Jonathan Marks (artist), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Wolverines#11 (May, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Ariela Kristantina (artist), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Wolverines#12 (May, 2015) - Ray Fawkes (writer), Ario Anindito (artist), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Nova VI#10 (October, 2016) - Sean Ryan (writer), Cory Smith (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
Thanos II#2-3, 5 (February-March, May, 2017) – Jeff Lamire (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Mighty Thor II#17-18 (May-June, 2017) - Jason Aaron (writer), Russell Dauterman (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
All-New Wolverine I#23-24 (October-November, 2017) - Tom Taylor (writer), Leonard Kirk (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#1 (March, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (art), Darren Shan (editor)
Last Annihilation: Wakanda#1 (September, 2021) - Evan Narcisse (writer), German Peralta (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
S.W.O.R.D. II#9-10 (December, 2021 - January, 2022) - Al Ewing (writer), Jacopo Camagni (artist), Jordan White (editor)
X-Men Legends I#2 (May, 2021) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Brett Booth (penciler), Adelso Corona (inker), Mark Basso (editor)
Marauders II#5 (October, 2022) - Steve Orlando (writer), Eleonora Carlini (artist), Jordan White (editor)
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic#95 (July, 2023) - Jason Loo (writer/artist), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool: Badder Blood#3 (October, 2023) - Rob Liefeld (writer/artist), Chad Bowers (writer), Mark Basso (editor)

First posted: 07/20/2007
Last updated: 12/20/2023

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