Real Name: M'reel

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Microverse, P'tah)

Occupation: Manipulator;
posed as servant of Graviton

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Graviton, Moonstone (Karla Sofen) (both pawns)

Enemies: Thunderbolts (Atlas (Erik Josten/Dallas Riordan), Citizen V (Helmut Zemo), Fixer (Norbert Ebersol), Mach-3 (Abner Jenkins), Songbird)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Graviton's home in Los Angeles, California;
Formerly a spatial anomaly in an unidentified dimension

First Appearance: Thunderbolts I#30 (September, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: M'reel could channel Graviton's gravimetric energy to open a portal to his "home" (actually a prison for his people) dimension.


(Thunderbolts I#58 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past M'reel and her people were seemingly exiled to a spatial anomaly. Upon seeing Graviton for the first time (see comments), M'reel decided to use him for their escape.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover#4: Graviton - BTS) - Graviton became the P'tah's ruler.

(Thunderbolts I#30) - After his defeat at the hands of the Thunderbolts, Graviton found himself again in the strange dimension. He was approached by M'reel who offered to help him in finding greater goals.

(Thunderbolts I#51 (fb) - BTS) - M'reel returned to Earth along with Graviton.

(Thunderbolts I#51) - M'reel followed Karla Sofen (Moonstone) for some time. Sofen attacked her follower and M'reel revealed that Sofen was chosen to counsel a very important man.

(Thunderbotls: Life Sentences#1) - M'reel waited for Sofen at Graviton's estate and was angry that Sofen had left before accepting Graviton's offer to become his "Spiritual Advisor". M'reel later observed Sofen's work with Graviton until he decided that he wanted to conquer Earth. M'reel told Sofen that with her help Graviton could succeed.

(Thunderbolts I#55) - M'reel watched Graviton leave to start his plan to conquer Earth.

(Thunderbolts I#56) - Moonstone flew M'reel from California to Mount Charteris just in time to see Graviton kill Beetle (Leila Davis). Techno seemingly joined them and M'reel suggested that Moonstone should get more enemis to join their endeavor.

(Thunderbolts I#57) - Fixer watched Moonstone, M'reel and Graviton. After all the cities Graviton wanted save were lifted from Earth, M'reel told him that it was time to start the terraforming process. Fixer still watched M'reel and saw a strange energy aura surrounding him. Citizen V (Helmut Zemo in John Watkins III's body) offered Fixer to free him from government control if he helped to stop Graviton. Fixer attacked M'reel with an electrical shock, but it didn't even knock him out. M'reel told Graviton to continue his work. Moonstone realized it was Fixer and he showed her that M'reel was channeling Graviton's power somewhere. M'reel helplessly watched as the Thunderbolts attacked Graviton.

(Thunderbolts I#58) - Fixer seemingly killed M'reel shooting him through the head. Even after his death M'reel's body kept leeching Graviton's power, opening a gate to the spatial anomaly where his people had been exiled to. The P'tah escaped their exile.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley & Scott Hanna.

I'm sure many readers believed M'reel to be Crimson Cowl in his first appearance in Thunderbolts I#30 (at least I did). BTW M'reel is a guy.

According to Graviton's profile he was first shunted to the P'tah's realm after his defeat at the hands of the Avengers in Avengers Unplugged#2.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

M'reel has no known connection to:

The P'tah have no known connection to:


At some point in the past the P'tah were seemingly exiled to a spatial anomaly. The P'tah M'reel used Graviton to open a gate from their prison to Earth. Their invasion started with a fight against the Thunderbolts and Graviton, who had just learned from Moonstone that M'reel had used him. Eventually the P'tah were banished to their prison again when the portal was closed by the combined efforts of Graviton and the Thunderbolts.

The P'tah were a race of warriors armed with extradimensional high-tech weapons. Giant, heavily armed and armored beings (possibly cyborgs) were employed as weapon-walkers. Flying, multi-armed, shark-like creatures and a manta-like species were used for transportation.

(Wolverine: The Best There Is#9) - A P'tah served in General Kosrouschah's crew and was slain in battle with Monark Starstalker, Paradox and Wolverine by an energy blast from Paradox that cut him in half.

--Thunderbolts I#17 (17 (fb), 58, Wolverine: The Best There Is#9

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Thunderbolts I#51, p15, pan3 (main)
Thunderbolts I#55, p10, pan4 (head shot)
Thunderbolts I#58, p13 (P'tah)

Thunderbolts I#30 (September, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#51 (June, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences#1 (July, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Charlie Adlard (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#56-57 (November-December, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#58 (January, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey, Greg Adams & Rich Perotta (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Wolverine: The Best There Is#9 (October, 2011) - Charlie Huston (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (artist), Sebastian Girner (editor)

Last updated: 07/30/12

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