Real Name: Malachon

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Crystalium) human

Occupation: Barbarian chief

Group Membership: Green Hills People

Affiliations: Forces of Chaos, Moltar, Zardeth

Enemies: Forces of Order, Alpha Flight (Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Puck (Eugene Milton Judd), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)), Bekk, Crystar, Ika, Kalibar, Koth, Ogeode, Shen, Warbow

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None given

Base of Operations: Outlands of Galax, Green Hills

First Appearance: Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: Malachon was a fierce warrior. He was a vicious and brutal fighter before his transformation into a malachite being. He no longer needed to eat, sleep, or breathe as a result. He presumably had above average strength before his transformation and superhuman afterwards. He wielded both a war club and a sword with some skill. He was also an expert dragon rider.

History: (Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7) – The Green Hill People were ancient enemies of Galax and its people. Taking advantage of the recent unrest, Malachon ordered a full assault upon the city. It was only the intervention of Crystar’s forces (who had been warned in a vision by Ogeode) that saved the day. As his people tended to the wounded, Malachon was approached by Moltar and Zardeth. Malachon was dismissive of the wizard’s promises, but upon hearing the possibility of revenge, Malachon and his people accepted. Transformed into living malachite, Malachon swore loyalty mainly to Zardeth and Chaos, but not Moltar.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9) – Along with Zardeth, Malachon and a host of his warriors flew to the Council of Order disguised as representatives from Galax. With Zardeth as Feldspar and Malachon as a nameless guard, they were greeted and welcomed into the city by members of the Council. Only due to the efforts of Stalax was their ruse uncovered. A short but spectacular battle raged across the city, but despite Malachon’s best efforts they were forced to retreat.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10 (fb)- BTS) – Malachon rallied the rest of his army as ordered by Zardeth. Together they marched on Galax and ordered Feldspar to surrender control of the city and its people to Moltar or else they would lay siege to it.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10) – Malachon dismissed Moltar’s objections to their actions, but clearly mocked the prince as Zardeth attempted to kept the peace. As their forces engaged Crystar, Malachon fought again alongside his tribe and ignored the Magma Men. He promised a reckoning with Crystar as they left the field in defeat.

(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#11) – Malachon, now being clearly favored by Zardeth, sat by the wizard’s side as Koth was to be put to death. When combined forces of Crystar’s men and members of Alpha Flight appeared, Malachon lead his tribe into battle. He easily disarmed the novice Bekk and ignored him for larger game. After Crystar saw to Koth’s rescue, the crystal prince faced down the barbarian in singular combat. Despite his size and relative strength, Malachon fell before Crystar’s blade. His people were stunned by his death just as Magma Men were inspired. The combined crystal and magma force was enough to drive the Green Hill people back away from the city.

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

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.

Feldspar should not be confused with:

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Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7, Cover (main image)

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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#9 (September 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (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: 01/18/04

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