Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (Savage Land) mutate
Group Membership: Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Equilibrius, Gaza, Lorelei, Lupo)
Enemies: Avengers (Black Panther (T'Challa), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Scarlet Witch, Vision), Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Bob the Hydra agent, Daredevil (Matthew Murdock), Deadpool, Weasel, X-Men (Angel (Warren Worthington), Beast (Henry McCoy), Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Professor X)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Savage Land
First Appearance: X-Men I#62 (November, 1969)
Powers/Abilities: Piper psionically summons animals through his flute music, and control the animals until the music is silenced. Animals seen to be controlled by Piper thus far include dinosaurs and a sea monster.
(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) - At Magneto's command Piper summoned a large water monster to fight the X-Men and Ka-Zar, but the monster retreated when Ka-Zar knocked Piper out.
(X-Men I#63 - BTS) - The X-Men and Ka-Zar defeated the Mutates (including new mutate Lorelei), and destroyed the mutator machine, reverting the Mutates 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. He then took Piper to New York, where he defeated the X-Men (Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Professor X) and lured the Avengers into a trap.
(Avengers I#110) - Piper charmed several dinosaurs, including a pteranodon, a tyrannosaurus rex, a deinonychus, and a triceratops, into attacking the Avengers (Black Panther (T'Challa), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Scarlet Witch, Vision) at the X-Mansion. The Avengers defeated the dinosaurs, then rushed to attack Piper, but Magneto propelled boulders at them to stop them. He then captured several of the heroes (Captain America, Cyclops, Iceman, Iron Man, Marvel Girl, Professor X, Scarlet Witch) and stole their Quinjet.
(Avengers I#111) - Piper laughed as Magneto controlled the movements of the Scarlet Witch, explaining that he could control the iron in the blood of others. Magneto forced the heroes to kidnap several politicians, and then he forced the politicians to reveal secrets about atomic energy, planning to use that energy to kill much of the world and turn the rest into mutants. Piper stood by and watched these proceedings. Vision, Thor, Black Panther, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), and Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) attacked, but Magneto defeated them all. Vision, however, hid his intangible form inside Piper's body and solidified his brain partially, allowing him to control Piper's actions. Vision forced Piper to strike Magneto, and the villain's plot was thwarted.
(Cable & Deadpool#49 (fb) – BTS) – Brianchild led the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Lorelei, Piper) in taking over Magneto’s old base. From there, he planned to use the technology to disrupt electrical signals all over the world and expand the Savage Land’s prehistoric dominion. Deadpool captured Shanna, had Lorelei subvert Ka-Zar’s will, and had Piper surround the base with dinosaurs and take over Zabu.
(Cable & Deadpool#49) – Deadpool and his allies Weasel and Bob the Hydra agent stormed the base, where Lorelei ordered Ka-Zar to stab Deadpool through the head, though his healing factor quickly repaired him. Lorelei then took over Bob and Weasel, but Deadpool, with a knife through his ears, was immune to her powers and managed to knock her down, freeing the others. Piper and Lorelei went running for it and Brainchild sought to stop the heroes. He had Piper send a group of dinosaurs to battle Bob and Weasel. Using the sewer systems, Deadpool managed to get to the control tower, where Bob and Weasel teleported to him. Brainchild had Piper send more dinosaurs after them, but they teleported the dinosaurs to New York. Ka-Zar broke Piper’s pipe, then the Mutates sought to escape on the back of pterodactyls. Amphibius and Barbarus got safely away, but Deadpool shot the pterodactyl carrying Brainchild, Lorelei, and Piper, and left them falling into a group of dinosaurs below them.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Secret Empire: Underground#1 (fb, bts)) - Sauron returned to the
Savage Land and hypnotized the Savage Land Mutates (Vertigo, Lupa, Gaza,
Piper, Whiteout) into following him, and with their help he claimed
power. Sauron began imprisoning anyone who offended or opposed him,
though he kept the three Mutate women at his side as he liked to look at
them. Lupa found a Cosmic Cube fragment and it increased her power,
allowing her to control dinosaurs as well; with the help of Whiteout and
Vertigo, she overthrew Sauron and took over ruling her people.
(Secret Empire: Underground#1) - The Underground (Ant-Man, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Hercules, Iron Man (Tony Stark A.I.), Mockingbird, Quicksilver) formed a tentative alliance with Sauron to retrieve the fragment. Gaza and Piper attacked them on the backs of dinosaurs, then were defeated. Mockingbird approached the three women solo and found them reasonable as rulers, but they refused to give up the fragment, so the Underground attacked. Lupa unleashed her wolves against the team, and she fought Hercules himself as Whiteout blinded Quicksilver (before a wolf was thrown against her) and Vertigo impacted Captain America. Vertigo attacked Sauron directly, revealing how she’d found the cloning tanks and had realized she was a clone with memories of her past selves dying, and he badly wounded her again. Ant-Man liberated the fragment from Lupa, but Sauron stole it until Vertigo and Whiteout unleashed massive powers against him and Quicksilver stole the fragment. The Underground left peacefully.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Tom Palmer.
As far as I know, Vision has never done the control bit before or since as he did with Piper. Though the Mutates have appeared many other times, Piper has never shown up again.
Special thanks to Michel Gariepy for scanning the second Piper image!
Piper 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.
Profile by Chadman.
Piper has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11, p27, pan4 (main)
X-Men I#63, p18, pan2 (2nd)
Avengers I#110, p16, pan1 (3rd)
X-Men I#62-63 (November-December, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#110 (April, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Mike Esposito, Frank Giacoia (inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Avengers I#111 (May, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Cable & Deadpool#49 (March, 2008) – Reilly Brown (writer/penciler), Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jeremy Freeman (inker), Nicole Boose (editor)
Secret Empire: Underground#1 (August, 2017) - Jeremy Whitley (writer), Eric Koda (art), Charles Beacham (editor)
First Posted: 09/14/2007
Last updated: 10/16/2017
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