FELDSPAR

Real Name: Feldspar

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Crystalium) human

Occupation: Royal adviser, former regent

Group Membership: Royal House of Crystalium

Affiliations: Forces of Chaos, Forces of Order, Alpha Flight (Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Puck (Eugene Milton Judd), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)), Crystar, Kalibar, Koth, Lavour, Moltar, Ogeode, Warbow, Zardeth

Enemies: Crystar's forces and Moltar's forces

Known Relatives: Crystar (nephew), Moltar (nephew), unidentified sister and brother-in-law

Aliases: None given

Base of Operations: Galax

First Appearance: Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (May 1983)

Powers/Abilities: Feldspar was an older man who spent most of his life in the service of the King. He was well versed in the laws of Galax, but was prone to emotional outbursts. After Crystar and Moltar were transformed, Feldspar had his upper body changed into crystal and his lower into magma in a show of support to both his nephews. He no longer needed to eat, sleep, or breathe as a result. His body was capable of both generating intense heat and surviving it. He presumably had increased strength as well.

History: (Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8 (fb) - During a lull in the Chaos War, Feldspar acted as host to a gala party. He voiced his concerns to his nephews about the rashness of the King (who was away leading a campaign). When Captain Heyatt arrived, Feldspar wished his nephews good luck as they left to do battle with a monster that had been terrorizing the countryside.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1) - After the death of the king, and with no formal standing concerning who would lead, Feldspar ruled that both twins should lead. He tried to keep the peace between the two brothers, but as the emissaries from both Chaos and Order appeared and made offers, Feldspar found his influence weakening. When Moltar announced his intent to side with Zardeth, Feldspar first insinuated that Moltar was only siding with Chaos due to a love of power. When Moltar grew enraged at the accusation, Feldspar tried to reason with him, but to no avail. Moltar grew enraged and fought with Crystar. Feldspar tried to break up the fight, but for his troubles Moltar threw him against the wall. When Moltar left, he was unaware of Lavour's handmaiden Ambara entering the room and removing both Feldspar and Crystar (who had also been injured). As his nephews were changed into living embodiments of their respective sides, Feldspar approached both Ogeode and Zardeth after the battle between Crystar and Moltar and asked to changed likewise, his reason being to show them that he favored neither one over the other.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#2) - With all the confusion still reigning and repairs being underway, Feldspar announced that neither Crystar nor Moltar would rule until such time they would come to an understanding and would rule jointly. In their place he declared himself regent. Inwardly, he blamed both wizards for starting the fight. His orders did little to placate the palace guard, but he was unaware of their misgivings.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#4) - Feldspar allowed Crystar and his followers to remain within the city, but after Crystar's forces attacked an envoy of Moltar's men, Feldspar was quick to reprimand him for (as far as he knew) his unprovoked assault. As a result, Crystar and his followers were banished from Galax (see comments).

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#5) - Agreeing to monitor a peace talk between the two brothers, Feldspar was among the many who were annoyed at Ika's botched attempt at a spell. He agreed to reschedule the talks until both their respective headquarters were restored.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#6) - Despite Crystar and Moltar's status, both were still considered princes and as such Feldspar still called on both of them regarding matters of state (just not at the same time). Feldspar was enjoying a talk with Crystar when word reached them of a demon (actually the misplaced X-Man Nightcrawler) running loose. Feldspar allowed Crystar to extend his stay within the city, but only until the demon had been found.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7) - Despite Crystar and his forces driving away the invading Green Hill people, Feldspar ordered him to leave or risk his full wraith, as well as threatening to arrest the families of Crystar's supporters if he did not comply.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10) - Feldspar spoke with his captains in private. After much debate, Feldspar chose to support Moltar, mainly out of concern for the citizens. At that moment Crystar arrived, sparking off a hostile meeting. A private audience between the two was held, ending with Crystar agreeing with his uncle and leaving the city.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11) - Arriving just after the initial battle and seeing his nephew, Feldspar made several disparaging remarks about the death of Captain Koth, angering Crystar. Throwing him out again, Feldspar wondered in silence about his recent actions and the effect they had on everyone. He arrived at the scene of the last battle between Order and Chaos. He expressed joy at the end of the conflict, but confusion at Puck's calling him "short stuff". The two parted ways with a handshake as Crystar made Ambara his queen and assumed the throne

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, John Romita, Jr., and Jim Shooter. Concept expanded on by Mary Jo Duffy and Ricardo Villamonte.

    Issue #4 was a bedtime story told by Kalibar to his children, so the events within and how they transpired is suspect.

    In issue #9 it was actually Zardeth in disguise, not the real Feldspar.

    Extra special thanks to Madison Carter for clarifying this question- yes, Crystar and all related characters are in fact Marvel owned and created. You might remember these guys from the Remco toy line, but the toys were a tie-in to the comic and not vice versa.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Feldspar should not be confused with:


images: (without ads)
Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1, p21, pan2 (main image)

#2, p1, pan1 (Crystal form)


Appearances:
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (May 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Bret Blevins (pencils), Vinnie Colletta (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#2 (July 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Bret Blevins (pencils), Vinnie Colletta (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#4 (November 1983) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#5 (January 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#6 (March 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8 (July 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10 (November 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11 (February 1985) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated: 08/21/07

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