LUPO

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (Savage Land) mutate

Occupation: Subservient

Group Membership: Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Equilibrius, Gaza, Leash, Lorelei, Piper, Vertigo, Whiteout, Worm)

AffiliationsDire Wolves, Electro (Max Dillon), Garokk the Petrified Man, High Evolutionary, Nhu'Gari, Saurids (Jimi, M'kai, S'gur, Viri, others), Sauron, Scorcher, Yuri Semyanov, Warbirds, Zaladane;
formerly Magneto/Creator

EnemiesTanya Anderssen, Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Thor, Vision), Black Panther (T'Challa), Fall People, Nick Fury, Hauk'ka (Kaidan, Ma'sa'no, Raina, others), Vassily Illyich, Ka-Zar, Lasha, Magneto, Nereel, New Mutants (Cannonball, Cypher (Doug Ramsey), Karma, Mirage (Dani Moonstar), Sunspot, Warlock), Peter, Rogue, Sentinel Squad O*N*E (Alexander Lexington, Meld, James Rhodes, Tracy Skylark), Shanna the She-Devil, SHIELD, Sif, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Tuval, Wolverine, X-Men (Angel (Warren Worthington), Beast (Henry McCoy), Bishop, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Havok, Iceman, Marvel Girl/Phoenix (Jean Grey), Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Nightcrawler, Polaris, Psylocke, Rogue, Sage, Storm, Thunderbird (Neal Sharra), Wolverine, X-23), Zabu;
formerly Sauron

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Timberius, “Little Teddy Bear”, “Beastmaster”

Base of Operations: Savage Land

First Appearance: X-Men I#62 (November, 1969)

Powers/Abilities: In his early mutated form, Lupo had large pointed ears and could psionically control various animals, notably wolves and some birds, with which he could communicate through high pitched whistles. After his mutation, Lupo is covered in blue fur and has sharp claws and fangs and increased agility.

Height: 5'6''
Weight: 135 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown

History:

(X-Men I#63 (fb) - BTS) - Using untapped radiations in the Savage Land, Magneto built a machine and turned several of the local indigenous people there into super-powered Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Equilibrius, Gaza, Lupo, Piper) who were loyal to him.

(X-Men I#62) - Magneto, using the name Creator, introduced the captive Angel to Gaza, Amphibius, Barbarus, Lupo, and Brainchild, then, having convinced Angel that the Mutates were rejects from their various tribes, sent Angel to stop his teammates.

(X-Men I#63) - The Mutates (except Brainchild) followed Angel and attacked Ka-Zar and the X-Men. With a howl, Lupo called forth several wolves to attack the heroes, but Zabu managed to scatter them. The male heroes were quickly put under the sway of new mutate Lorelei's song. Marvel Girl managed to destroy the mutator machine, though, and the Mutates were reverted back to their savage states. Magneto was believed dead and the heroes departed.

(Avengers I#110 (fb) - BTS) - Magneto returned to the Savage Land and restored the Mutates' powers to them, though they had no memory of him doing this.

(Avengers I#105 (fb) - BTS) - A group of Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Equilibrius, Gaza, Lorelei, Lupo) kidnapped some scientists from South America and returned them to the Savage Land. They hoped to use the scientists to create more Mutates.

(Avengers I#105) - When the Avengers (Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Scarlet Witch, Vision), Black Panther (T'Challa), and Sif came to the Savage Land to investigate, Barbarus, Lupo, and some of the Swamp-People attacked them, stating that their mission was to destroy all humans. Thor's lightning sent them all fleeing. The heroes found the Mutates' base and attacked, easily defeating the Mutates. The Avengers retrieved the scientists and departed.

(Marvel Fanfare I#3 (fb) - BTS) - For some reason, Lupo started using the name Timberius. Sauron allied with Zaladane and the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Timberius, Vertigo) and built a large citadel, which sapped the will of anyone else who approached it, in the Savage Land, and they planned to rule the Savage Land together. Brainchild constructed another machine, calling this one his mutant energy accelerator.

(Marvel Fanfare I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Tanya and Shanna the She-Devil were captured, devolved, and imprisoned.

(Marvel Fanfare I#3) - The X-Men (Angel, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine) attacked the Mutates, and Timberius sent his wolves against Colossus before Wolverine took him down. The Mutates later watched as the captured  X-Men, strapped in front of Brainchild's machine, were devolved.

(Marvel Fanfare I#4) - The X-Men escaped and were joined by Angel, Ka-Zar, and Zabu. They swiftly defeated the Mutates, though Timberius had tried his best against Ka-Zar. The Mutates were devolved back to their original savage states, and Sauron and Zaladane were defeated. 

(Uncanny X-Men Annual I#12) - With Zaladane at their head, the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo) joined forces with the High Evolutionary as he restored the recently devastated Savage Land. He departed immediately after and the Mutates and Zaladane plotted to seek their own power.

(Uncanny X-Men#249 - BTS) - Zaladane sent a group of warriors to Punta Arenas, Chile, to apprehend Polaris, and the soldiers slaughtered everyone in sight. The X-Men (Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Psylocke) arrived to defend her and took down the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Gaza, Whiteout). During the battle, Havok slew one of Lupo's Warbirds (bestial steeds ridden by warriors). Polaris was apprehended.

(Uncanny X-Men#250) - Zaladane had the newly transformed Lupo accompany her on a mission to raise a magnetic tower and destroy the station Vostok 3. Lupo helped round up any survivors. Later, Lupo watched as Zaladane exposed Havok, and Lupo savagely attacked Havok, wanting to kill him for his killing of Lupo's Warbird (calling them his babies). Barbarus restrained Lupo and Amphibius knocked Havok out with a black lotus flower. Lupo then watched Zaladane take Polaris' powers with a machine. In the dungeons, Lupo sat drinking with his wolves. Soon, Amphibius, Brainchild, and Lupo desired to torture Polaris and Havok, but Polaris escaped with new super strength and knocked out all three of them. The X-Men soon escaped, defeating Zaladane and Worm and destroying part of the building on their way out.

(Uncanny X-Men#274 (fb) - BTS) - Zaladane began amassing power across the Savage Land. She took over the High Evolutionary's former base, took control of the Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo, Whiteout, Worm), and constructed several towers across that Savage Land that would draw in magnetic power, increasing her own abilities. Worm, of the Mutates, began capturing several natives and turning them to Zaladane's will. In time, she had control of much of the Savage Land, her power slowly increasing, and she sought to gain even more. When Nick Fury and a SHIELD transport came to investigate, Zaladane struck them down, then made it so no electronics (beyond those maintained by her or their own generators) could be used.

(Uncanny X-Men#274) - One of Zaladane's war parties, with Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo, Worm, and Zaladane, fought Magneto, Rogue, and Ka-Zar, but fled when Nick Fury and the downed SHIELD agents (including Yuri Semyanov) attacked. During the battle, Gaza had bested Ka-Zar. During the battle, Lupo had gotten Rogue in a chokehold.

(Uncanny X-Men#275) - Semyanov allied with Zaladane, speaking for the United Nations and promising her rulership of the Savage Land if she killed Magneto. Brainchild oversaw the siphoning of Magneto's powers just as Rogue, Ka-Zar, and Fury attacked, easily defeating Gaza, Lupo (punched out by Ka-Zar), Brainchild, and Worm. Magneto then murdered Zaladane. Rogue absorbed Worm's powers and commanded all of Zaladane's soldiers to flee before the headquarters exploded.

(X-Men Unlimited I#6 (fb) - BTS) - Still in control of the Mutates (Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo, Whiteout, Worm) and growing more mentally unstable, Sauron sought a stable energy source for his hunger. He ordered Whiteout and Worm to capture Havok and return him to the Savage Land. Sauron had many natives captured and brought before him, so that he could drain their lives. Whiteout and Worm were sent to America in a restored Pangean ship (that Brainchild had restored) to capture Havok. Worm covered Havok in his slime, controlling him into accompanying back to the Savage Land. Brainchild, meanwhile, worked to set up an energy draining system for Sauron to place Havok in.

(X-Men Unlimited I#6) - Barbarus and Lupo were sent to find Worm and Whiteout, and they nearly came to blows over whether or not they should follow Sauron, Barbarus stating that he may make a better leader. Worm stopped them from fighting, and they returned Havok to Brainchild, though three X-Men (Cyclops, Phoenix (Jean Grey-Summers), Polaris) were pursuing them. Sauron entered and was eager to feed, despite Brainchild's warnings to pace himself, but chose to use Havok as bait when he sensed the other X-Men near. After Sauron defeated the heroes, Brainchild set Cyclops and Havok up in the machine to drain their energy while the Mutates looked on. Sauron drained the energy too quickly, and Brainchild could not shut the machine down. Sauron began to transform with too much power. Polaris and Phoenix attacked, destroying the machine and freeing their allies. Overwhelmed, the Mutates agreed to stand down. Brainchild took immediate control of the Mutates and allowed the X-Men to depart. Sauron was soon defeated and left a mindless beast.

(Uncanny X-Men#457 - BTS) - When the Savage Land was overrun by the other-dimensional Hauk'ka (sentient evolved dinosaurs), the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Leash, Lupo, Vertigo, Whiteout) had to join forces with Ka-Zar and Zabu. They then met Psylocke and X-23 of the X-Men and joined forces.

(Uncanny X-Men#457) - Psylocke and X-23 lead their new allies to recently freed captives Bishop, Nightcrawler, and several humans and Saurids (including Jimi, M'kai, S'gur, and Viri). They fought off R'chel (the transformed Marvel Girl) and Ma'sa'no of the Hauk'ka.

(Uncanny X-Men#458) - A Hauk'ka hunting party immediately attacked them, and Vertigo knocked many of them from the air. A battle ensued, Lupo leading his Dire Wolves into attack. The Mutates soon retreated with their allies, just before a massive weather system struck the Savage Land.

(Sentinel Squad O*N*E#4 (fb) - BTS) - Brainchild had the Mutates build a new complex, and he began experimenting on Tyrannosaurs, increasing their brain size, ferocity, size, and strength, and he gave each a harness that gave the dinosaur telekinetic powers and lasers. Though initially planning on taking over the Savage Land, he altered his plans to include world domination. (Lupo appeared here in his human form, and so is called Timberius for this entry).

(Sentinel Squad O*N*E#4) - Alexander Lexington and Meld snuck into the Mutates' lair. They came across the Mutates (Amphibious, Timberius, Vertigo, and others), and Lexington zapped them and fled, leaving the Mutates scattering after them. They rescued Rhodes and Skylark, and destroyed the large brain that powered the Mutates' headquarters and dinosaurs. After destroying the helpless Tyrannosaurs, the Sentinels departed.

(New Avengers#5 (fb) - BTS) - Lupo returned to his bestial form again. The Mutates tried hiring the Scorcher to break Lykos out of jail, but he refused. They weren't aware that Scorcher notified Wolverine about this contact.

(New Avengers#2 - BTS) - In the chaos of the breakout, orchestrated by Electro, Lykos slipped quietly away and returned to the Mutates.

(New Avengers#4 - BTS) - The New Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)) thought the Mutates were behind the breakout. To apprehend Lykos, they traveled to the Savage Land, where Wolverine was also.

(New Avengers#5) - The heroes were attacked by a group of mutated primates, then put to sleep by Vertigo (who was red and blue and had different powers, able to command the heroes to sleep, and seemingly able to shut their powers down temporarily). They woke up in the base of the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Lupo, Vertigo, Whiteout, Worm), naked and in restraints. Soon, Iron Man managed to summon his armor and blow up Brainchild's machine, then opened fire on the Mutates. Spider-Woman zapped Amphibius. Sauron was later re-arrested.

(New Mutants IV#10 (fb) - BTS) - Amphibius, claiming that the sea had spoken to him and that Magneto's Asteroid M had risen to the surface, told his fellow Mutates about this, but they didn't want to go find him. Worm put Sauron, Barbarus, and Lupo under his control, and they commandeered a ship to find Magneto.

(New Mutants IV#10) - When threatened by the military at Kitakyushu, Japan, Sauron destroyed an armed vehicle, creating an international incident. The New Mutants (Cannonball, Sunspot, Warlock) investigated and found the Mutates on the deck of the ship. In the skies, Cannonball attacked Sauron, mindful of what had happened the last time they'd fought. While battle broke out on the boat, Karma realized the Mutates were immune to her powers of psychic possession. Barbarus got Sunspot in a hold while Cypher and Warlock dodged the blows of Amphibius and Lupo, respectively. Worm went scuttling to the bows of the ship. Cannonball defeated Sauron by plowing him through the ship, and the New Mutants swiftly defeated the other three Mutates. Worm spread his slime through Barbarus, soon getting Cannonball and Sunspot under his control. After breaching the hull of the ship, exposing Worm's hiding place, Karma and Moonstar attacked and Moonstar swiftly defeated Worm with a kick, allowing Karma to get the others under her control. Worm battled Karma for control of his mind, but she entered his mind and learned why they were there. Karma convinced a disbelieving Worm that the X-Men were in charge of the Asteroid, and of Magneto, and Worm ordered the Mutates to return to the Savage Land.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Tom Palmer.

If Lupo has any connection to another Mutate, Lupa, and her Dire Wolves, none has been revealed. No information has been given on the Dire Wolves except a name.

Lupo has an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11 and the Marvel Encylopedia: X-Men alongside the other Savage Land Mutates. He also has full entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition.

In David Smeds' novel "X-Men: Law of the Jungle," we actually get a flashback to the early life of Lupo. As a youth, Lupo went by the name Rat-Tail. His step-father Monam abused him. The River People raided his tribe and slew Monam. Rat-Tail took the name Wolf-Shadow and lived as a scavenger, following wolves. He then met Magneto, who mutated him and named him Lupo. Lupo participated on raids on the Water and River People. The rest of the novel's plot entails Brain-Child finding a copy of Three Faces of Eve in Magento's laboratory and deciding to revive Sauron, but this time mold him psychologically so as to diminish his impulsive and tactically indiscreet tendencies. After he succeeded, Sauron ordered Brain-Child to began raids on Tongah's tribe and other Savage Land tribes. The Savage Land Mutates have no initiative due to Magneto's psychological conditioning, so they readily followed Sauron. Sauron ordered these raids to draw the X-Men to the Savage Land to feed on them.
--Per Degaton

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Lupo/Timberius has no known connections to


Dire Wolves

(Uncanny X-Men#458) - A group of Dire Wolves with an empathic connection to Lupo aided him in an attack against the Hauk'ka.

Dire Wolves possess no known super abilities outside those of a regular wolf. What gives them the distinction of Dire Wolves is unknown. A different pack of Dire Wolves aided the Mutate Lupa in battle, but no connections are known between the packs. Lupo has used wolves in many of his attacks, but they are only distinguished as Dire Wolves in one appearance.

--Uncanny X-Men#458






Warbirds

(Uncanny X-Men#250 (fb) - BTS) - Lupo specially trained a pack of ferocious birds to carry warriors into battle.

(Uncanny X-Men#249) - Savage Land warriors rode Warbirds in an attack on the X-Men (Colossus, Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Havok, Psylocke) in Chile to capture Polaris. One Warbird was killed in a plasma blast from Havok.

Warbirds are savage, teethed birds strong enough to carry a rider on their backs. They share a special empathic bond with Lupo. Similar birds have been used in Savage Land battles, but only this pack has been referred to as the Warbirds.

--Uncanny X-Men#249 (Uncanny X-Men#250 (fb) - BTS, 249











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Uncanny X-Men I#458, p3, pan1 (main)
X-Men I#63, p12, pan1-2 (2nd)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11, p27, pan3 (body shot, without fur)
Marvel Fanfare I#3, p12, pan1 (3rd)
X-Men Unlimited I#6, p15, pan6 (4th)
Uncanny X-Men#458, p7, pan2 (Dire Wolves)
Uncanny X-Men#249, p13, pan4 (Warbirds)


Appearances:
X-Men I#62-63 (November-December, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#105 (November, 1972) - Steve Englehart (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#1-2 (March, May, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Michael Golden (penciler/inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#3 (June, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob McLeod (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#4 (September, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Paul Smith (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Uncanny X-Men Annual I#12 (1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#249 (Late September, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#250 (Early October, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Mark Silvestri (penciler), Steve Leialoha (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#274-275 (March-April, 1991) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Lee (penciler), Scott Williams (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#69 (May, 1993) - Larry Hama (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#70 (July, 1993) - Larry Hama (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Richard Bennett (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#71 (July, 1993) - Larry Hama (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Bennett, Barta, Rubinstein (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#6 (September, 1994) - John Francis Moore, Paul Smith (writers), Mandel Alves Flor, Fabio Laguna, Al Rio, Eddie Wagner (pencilers), Ralph Cabrera, Keith Champagne, John Lowe, Mark McKenna, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, Tim Townsend (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Men: Law of the Jungle (March, 1998) - David Smeds (writer)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (November, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (penciler), Danny Miki & Lary Stucker (inkers), Matt Hicks & Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2-4 (December, 2001-February, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Matt Hicks & Mark Powers (editors)
Uncanny X-Men#457-459 (May-July, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Sentinel Squad O*N*E#3-4 (May-June, 2006) - John Layman (writer), Aaron Lopresti (penciler), Norm Rapmund (inker), Sean Ryan (editor)
New Avengers#2 (February, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki, Mark Morales (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#4-5 (April-May, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Mutants IV#10 (April, 2010) - Zeb Wells (writer), Paul Davidson, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez (artists), Nick Lowe (editor)


Last updated: 09/09/07

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