Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (Savage Land) mutate
Group Membership: Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Leash, Lupa, Lupo/Timberius, Whiteout, Worm);
formerly Marauders (Arclight/Philippa Sontag, Blockbuster/Michael Baer, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Harpoon/Kodiak Noatak, Lady Mastermind/Regan Wyngarde, Malice/Alice MacAllister (in Omega Sentinel's body), Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Prism/Robbie, Riptide/Janos Quested, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Scalphunter/John Greycrow, Scrambler/Kim Il Sung, Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida), Superia's Femizons (Anaconda, Arclight, Battleaxe, Blackbird, Black Lotus, Bloodlust, Bombshell, Chimera, Dansen Macabre, Dragoness, Dragonfly, Elektra, Ferocia, Frenzy, Gladiatrix, Golddigger, Gypsy Moth, Ice Princess, Impala, Ion, Iron Maiden, Karisma, Knockout, Mindblast, MODAM, Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Mysteria, Nightshade, Pink Pearl, Poundcakes, Princess Python, Quicksand, Screaming Mimi, Snapdragon, Steel Wind, Titania, Vapor, Water Witch, Whiplash, Whiteout, Wrangler, Yellowjacket (Rita Demara)
Affiliations: Acolytes (/Joanna Cargill, Random/Marshall Stone III, Tempo/Heather Tucker, Unuscione/Carmella Unuscione), Batroc the Leaper, Electro (Maxwell Dillon), Exodus (Bennet du Paris), Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Garokk the Petrified Man, Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyngarde), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Ramrod, Razor-Fist (Douglas Scott), Sauron (Karl Lykos), Scorcher, Sumo (General Wo), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Sun People, Zaladane (Zala Dane)
Enemies: Tanya Anderssen, Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew), Falcon (Samuel Wilson), Fall People, Hauk'ka (Kaidan, Ma'sa'no, Raina, others), Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunderer), Artie Maddicks, Magik (Illyana Rasputin), Morlocks (Ape, Callisto, Cybelle, Piper, Sunder, Tar Baby, others), Paladin, Polaris (Lorna Dane), Predator X, Madelyne Pryor, Right, Saurians (C'rel, Jimi, M'kai, S'gur, Viri, others), Sentinel Squad O*N*E (Alexander Lexington, Meld, James Rhodes, Tracy Skylark), Shang-Chi, Shanna the She-Devil, Thor, Threnody, Vanisher, Witness, X-Factor (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert "Bobby" Drake), X-Factor (M/Monet St. Croix, Siryn/Theresa Cassidy, Strong Guy/Guido Carosella), X-Man (Nate Grey), X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Domino/Neena Thurman, Elixir/Joshua Foley, Hepzibah, Warpath/James Proudstar, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett, X-23/Laura Kinney), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Anole, Armor/Hisako Ichiki, Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Beast/Henry McCoy, Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Cable/Nathan Summers, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Chamber/Jono Starsmore, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Emma Frost, Gentle/Nezhno Abidemi, Havok/Alex Summers, Iceman/Robert "Bobby" Drake, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Karma/Shan Coy Manh, Longshot, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Marvel Girl/Rachel Grey, Mercury/Cessily Kincaid, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Omega Sentinel, Pixie/Megan Gwynn, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock, Rockslide/Santo Vacarro, Rogue/Anna-Marie, Sage, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Hope Summers, Surge/Noriko Ashida, Thunderbird/Neal Shaara, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett, X-23/Laura Kinney), Zabu;
formerly Sauron (Karl Lykos)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile;
formerly Savage Land
First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#1 (March, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: Vertigo can psionically disorient the equilibrium through focused waves of vertigo fired through her hands. Vertigo has been killed and returned to life through clones more than once. Vertigo's powers can also temporarily put her victims to sleep and negate their powers for a time. At least for a period of time, Vertigo's skin was blue for unknown reasons.
Weight: 128 lbs.
Hair: Green; (originally) silver
(Marvel Fanfare I#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza) took over Garokk's abandoned citadel and followers. With the goal of ruling the Savage Land, Brainchild restored the genetic transformer that Magneto had used to power the Mutates. Brainchild created a new Mutate, Vertigo, bestowing powers upon one of the indigenous savages from the Savage Land, just as the other Mutates had been created by Magneto.
(Marvel Fanfare I#1) - When Tanya Anderssen, Angel, and Spider-Man approached the citadel, the warriors attacked them, swiftly defeating Angel with help from Vertigo. Spider-Man was also hit by Vertigo's effects, then Gaza and Barbarus attacked him, taking him down. Brainchild then strapped them into restraints and used the genetic transformer to reduce them to barbaric states, while the others looked on. Vertigo used her powers to keep Spider-Man subdued during the procedure.
(Marvel Fanfare I#2) - With the Mutates watching, Brainchild transformed the captured Tanya Anderssen into a cavewoman just as Ka-Zar, Zabu, Karl Lykos, and the Fall People attacked. Vertigo held Lykos off with a blast, but he fired his gun wildly and one bullet grazed her skull. Lykos absorbed the effects of the machine from Tanya, Angel, and Spider-Man, reverting them to normal but transforming him into Sauron. In the chaos, the Mutates escaped.
(Marvel Fanfare I#3 (fb) - BTS) - 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 Vertigo hit the heroes with a blast. Though the initial victory seemed sure, the X-Men quickly turned the tables after Vertigo was knocked unconscious. The Mutates later watched as the 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 Vertigo had tried her best against Wolverine. The Mutates were devolved back to their original savage states, and Sauron and Zaladane were defeated.
(X-Factor I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Through unknown circumstances, Vertigo left the Savage Land and was recruited by Mr. Sinister into his deadly team of assassins, the Marauders.
(X-Factor I#10) - Vertigo and the Marauders attacked the Morlocks in their tunnels at their boss's orders, slaughtering any they came across. Vertigo made Ape and Tarbaby sick while Blockbuster punched them. When Iceman attacked and encased Blockbuster in ice, she made him sick as well. Blockbuster broke free just as Cyclops struck him with an optic blast, so Vertigo disrupted Cyclops' equilibrium. Beast, however, was resistant to Vertigo's powers and kicked her into unconsciousness. Overwhelmed, Blockbuster grabbed Vertigo and fled. Later, with Blockbuster and Harpoon, Vertigo attacked Angel and Artie Maddicks. Artie fled while Angel punched Vertigo, avoiding her blast and knocking her out, but Harpoon and Blockbuster managed to severely wound Angel.
(X-Men Origins: Gambit#1) - Gambit approached a destitute Vertigo and recruited her to the Marauders. She asked if she'd get money in return. Mr. Sinister later presented the assembled team of Marauders to Gambit. Gambit later led the Marauders into the tunnels. When Gambit had second thoughts, they turned on him and left him for dead.
(Thor I#373) - As they finished torturing Angel, Thor attacked the Marauders, knocking them all aside easily. They grew blinded by his lightning and fled.
(Uncanny X-Men I#211) - Vertigo and the Marauders continued attacking the Morlocks (including Sunder), killing all they saw. They came across another group (including Callisto and Cybelle) and Vertigo unleashed her powers in tandem with Arclight, leaving their targets mostly helpless. Another Morlock, Piper, unleashed a series of alligators against the Marauders. When the X-Men (Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Shadowcat, Wolverine) and Magik came to investigate, Vertigo unleashed her powers again, but Nightcrawler grabbed her and teleported several times, leaving her weak and unconscious.
(Thor I#374) - With renewed courage, Vertigo, Harpoon, and Blockbuster returned to attack Thor, who shrugged off attacks from Blockbuster and Harpoon. Vertigo hit Thor with her powers, and he got caught up in the dizziness until he used his hammer to reverse the effects, making Vertigo dizzy instead. He turned the lightning on them again, and they fled a second time.
(X-Men and Spider-Man#2) - Staying in Mr. Sinister's secret lab in an abandoned section of the Morlock tunnels, the Marauders were on hand when Spider-Man and the X-Men showed up. The heroes had teamed up after Spider-Man had learned that one of his adversaries, Kraven the Hunter, had provided Mr. Sinister with genetic material of the original X-Men. The Marauders (Scalphunter, Sabretooth, Arclight, Harpoon, Scrambler, Vertigo) were ready to stop the X-Men from finding what they were after. While Sabretooth took on Wolverine, Arclight created a shockwave to take the X-Men down after which Vertigo used her powers. Having fought Vertigo before, Spider-Man quickly shot webbing in her face to stop her from focusing her powers. Scrambler was easily taken out by Storm when he tried to disrupt her mutant powers only to find out she'd already lost them. Scalphunter was ready to shoot Storm, Dazzler and Rogue, but Wolverine chopped his arm off. Arclight came to his rescue, though Scalphunter assured her he would regenerate. Realizing they couldn't win against both the X-Men and Spider-Man, Scalphunter gave Arclight the order to level the ground. Once the heroes had fallen through the floor, they discovered Sinister's old lab where grotesque-looking clones of the original X-Men lay dead in test tubes. Hoping to finish off the heroes, Harpoon threw one of his spears causing a giant explosion, burning away all evidence of the X-Men clones. Nevertheless, Spider-Man and the X-Men managed to escape unscathed.
(Uncanny X-Men I#221) - Furious with the Marauders (with Malice possessing Polaris' form) for failing to kill Madelyne Pryor as he'd commanded on an earlier mission, Sinister sent them to try again, briefly choking Sabretooth when he argued with him. The Marauders attacked the San Francisco hospital where Pryor was staying. Vertigo used her powers on three X-Men (Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Longshot, Psylocke) who were on a nearby roof, and they jumped to a dumpster below to escape the effects, but Harpoon managed to defeat all three. The Marauders failed again when the X-Men got Pryor to safety.
(Uncanny X-Men I#222) - Malice led the Marauders (Arclight, Harpoon, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler) in another attack on the X-Men (Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Wolverine) in San Francisco Bay. Vertigo knocked several of the heroes of their feet as the battle began, but no X-Men were killed once again.
(Uncanny X-Men I#241) - As New York turned into a demonic land around them, the Marauders battled the X-Men (Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine), who were out for blood this time. Vertigo turned her powers on several of the X-Men as Longshot threw a knife at her that missed. His luck led it to cutting down a sign, however, that hit Vertigo on the head and knocked her out. The Marauders were defeated, and New York later returned to normal.
(Captain America I#387 - BTS) - Vertigo was among the dozens of female villains hired by Superia to join the Femizons team. She received a hundred thousand dollars and boarded went on a cruise with the other women.
(Captain America I#388 - BTS) - A fight between Anaconda and Quicksand broke out on the ship deck with several others watching.
(Captain America I#389) - In costume, the women all attended a power pageant and watched Impala and Screaming Mimi perform before Ferocia sensed Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Paladin onboard.
(Captain America I#390) - The women attacked en masse and buffeted the two men until they were captured.
(Captain America I#391) - Superia addressed the women about her plans to rule the Earth with them, proposing a future where women were supreme.
(Captain America I#392 - BTS) - Captain America and Paladin managed to stop Superia's plans.
(Captain America I#411) - Alongside dozens of villains, Vertigo attended the AIM Weapons Expo on Boca Caliente. She watched in the stands as "Crossbones" (secretly Captain America (Steve Rogers)) fought Mad Dog (Buzz Baxter), Ramrod, and the Sumo.
(Captain America I#412 - BTS) - "Crossbones" fought Razorfist and Batroc the Leaper before being exposed as Captain America, and the villains stormed the stage to attack him.
(Captain America I#413 - BTS) - Captain America and his allies Falcon and Shang-Chi battled many of the villains.
(Captain America I#414 - BTS) - The battle concluded and many of the villains escaped while many were arrested.
(X-Man#13) - At Sinister's instruction, the Marauders (sans Sabretooth), claiming to be clones of the original Marauders to retrieve Threnody. They pursued her through the tunnels of Paris. Her protector, X-Man (Nate Grey) attacked and killed many of the Marauders. Vertigo stunned her opponents with her powers, but X-Man took mental control of Riptide and killed Vertigo with hurled shruikens.
(X-Man#18) - Sinister sent Arclight, Harpoon, Scalphunter, and Vertigo to retrieve Threnody from New York. They attacked her in a church, Vertigo quickly hitting Threnody with a dizzying wave. Scalphunter fired on Threnody, who dodged the stun pellets, leaving Vertigo to be hit and knocked out. Sinister later apprehended Threnody on his own.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (fb) - BTS) - Brainchild took control of the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Gaza, Leash, Lupa, Vertigo, Whiteout) and plotted to get revenge on the X-Men (Beast (Henry McCoy), Bishop, Rogue, Sage, Storm, Thunderbird (Neal Shaara)), luring many of them to the Savage Land, and to gain as much power as possible.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4) - The Mutates attacked the X-Men and their allies in the city and swiftly defeated them. When Rogue grabbed Sage and flew away, Vertigo knocked them from the air and into a lake. Later, Vertigo hit Bishop with a blast, but several armed humans arrived to aid him and Vertigo was defeated. The Mutates were soon defeated and placed into custody.
(Uncanny X-Men I#458 - 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) were freed and offered pardons in return for their help against the Hauk'ka. They allied with Ka'Zar and Zabu as well.
(Uncanny X-Men I#457 - BTS) - They then met Psylocke and X-23 of the X-Men and joined forces.
(Uncanny X-Men I#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 I#458 / Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way!#2/4 (fb)) - A Hauk'ka hunting party immediately attacked them, and Vertigo knocked many of them from the air. R'chel took control of Vertigo and made her blast Nightcrawler, but Vertigo was quickly knocked aside by Psylocke's telekinesis. A massive weather system struck the Savage Land after the Mutates and their allies retreated.
(Uncanny X-Men I#459) -Nightcrawler teleported himself, Bishop, Psylocke, X-23, Brainchild, Vertigo, Ka-Zar, and Raina to the Hauk'ka's city, and they battled the Hauk'ka until they returned the weather to normal.
(New Avengers#5 (fb) - BTS) - 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)) managed to find out that 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 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. Sauron was later re-arrested.
(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.
(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.
(X-Men II#200) - As part of the Marauders again, Vertigo and Scalphunter killed an old man in New Orleans, then joined the others in Caldecott County, Mississippi to attack the X-Men. New team members Lady Mastermind and Mystique had infiltrated the X-Men and covered the Marauders' entrance into the house. In addition, Malice had possessed team member Omega Sentinel. The Marauders stood revealed before the X-Men (Beast, Cannonball, Cyclops, Iceman, Rogue, White Queen, Wolverine) and a deadly battle erupted. Rogue was soon downed when Mystique shot her.
(X-Men II#201) - The battle continued and the Marauders won, though Cannonball and Iceman escaped. The villains left with Rogue's body, blowing up the house behind them, the other X-Men still inside.
(X-Men II#202 (fb) - BTS) - Exodus and the Acolytes allied with Mister Sinister and his Marauders. The put together a complex plot that would keep the X-Men from gaining knowledge of their activities until it was too late. They targeted those with precognitive abilities or with knowledge of the future. They attacked and killed Vargas and the Dark Mother, and destroyed the Wohnhaus Strucker building in Dresden. They also saw Cable killed.
(X-Men II#202) - Back at Sinister's lab, the Marauders were joined by Mystique, Lady Mastermind, Gambit, Exodus, and the Acolytes (Cargill, Random, Tempo, Unuscione). Rogue received medical attention. Exodus reported that Blindfold was dead and Destiny's diaries were missing, and Sinister worked to find them.
(X-Men II#203) - Seeking to secure Destiny's diaries, the Marauders, with Mystique and Gambit, tracked Iceman and Cannoball to Flint, Michigan. They released Sunfire from captivity on the X-Men's ship, then split into two groups to search, Vertigo joining her fellow Marauders' group and Sunfire. They were all shocked when Cannonball burst through the floor, scattering them. The Marauders were then briefly frozen in an ice sheet by Iceman. Sinister then arrived adn took down the two himself, securing the diaries. He erased Cannonball's mind spitefully.
(New X-Men II#44) - Sinister moved the Acolytes and Marauders, with the captive Rogue, to his Antarctic base. They were soon attacked by the X-Men (Angel, Colossus, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine).
(X-Men II#205) - Storm took out Vertigo and Scrambler by knocking them into each other, considering them the biggest tactical threats. The X-Men later narrowly escaped after a deadly battle.
(Uncanny X-Men I#494) - Gambit, Malice, Sunfire, and Vertigo attacked Forge's Aerie in Dallas, Texas, having finally tracked the baby Sinister was seeking there. They found Forge and Cable unconscious with Bishop standing over them. Bishop resisted several shots and knocked Vertigo aside, but they soon successfully retrieved the baby.
(X-Factor III#27) - The Marauders and the Acolytes moved to Muir Island, where Mystique secretly killed Sinister. X-Force (Hepzibah, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Wolverine, X-23) and Bishop soon attacked. Lady Mastermind tried to hide the others, but Wolverine impaled her on his claws and the villains attacked.
(New X-Men II#46 / Deadpool v Gambit#4 (fb)) - A massive battle broke out, soon joined by a team of X-Men (Angel, Cannonball, Colossus, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Iceman, M, Siryn, Storm, Strong Guy) and Professor X and Cable. Things grew even more chaotic when Pixie teleported Anole, Armor, Beast, Dust, Mercury, Nezhno, Nightcrawler, Prodigy, Rockslide, and Surge to Muir Island with the deadly Predator X in hot pursuit. Predator X bit Vertigo in half, then turned to face the others.
(X-Men II#207 - BTS) - The villains were defeated, Predator X killed, and the baby taken to the future by Cable.
(X-Force III#9 (fb)) - When the Vanisher tried stealing a vial of the Legacy Virus from one of Sinister's warehouses in Japan, clones of the Marauders, including Vertigo, scared him off.
(X-Force III#9) - Vanisher returned with X-Force (Archangel, Domino, Elixir, Wolverine, X-23) and attacked, killing everyone in sight. Suddenly, armed soldiers from the Right attacked.
(X-Force III#10) - The Right soldiers quickly tore through the remaining Marauder clones.
(X-Men: Legacy I#221) - Rogue was immersed in Danger's holographic projections. This also led to the creation of a Vertigo and the Marauders simulations that hunted Rogue in a scenario reminiscent of the Morlock Massacre.
(Nightcrawler IV#7 - BTS) - Nightcrawler replayed the events of his life in the Danger Room, amongst them how Vertigo and the Marauders fought during the Morlock Massacre.
(Secret Empire: Underground I#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 WARS III HAPPENED
(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.
(Uncanny X-Men V#14 - BTS) - When another Morlock Massacre transpired in the Morlocks tunnel (presumably caused by either the Hellfire Club or the Upstarts) their leader Callisto believed the Marauders were the culprits.
(Uncanny X-Men V#18) - Vertigo had gathered with several of the Marauders (Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Malice and Scalphunter) in a subway station in Brooklyn dressed in civilian guises when suddenly a large group of X-Men arrived who believed they were responsible for the new Morlock Massacre. Clearly confused but easily agitated the Marauders defended themselves and went head to head against the X-Men. In the end it was Harpoon who surrendered after which Blockbuster swore they didn’t attack anybody. Enraged by the injustice, Chamber unleashed the full extent of his powers and blatantly murdered the Marauders, who, were innocent of the crime. When their bodies burned to a crisp, Harpoon managed to kill Chamber with a final blow.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden.
Vertigo appears with the Marauders as number three on a list of the X-Men's deadliest foes in a back-up tale in X-Men Annual#1. Vertigo has a entries in the Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men, the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update'89#8 and the Master Edition.
The Savage Land Mutates (Barbarus, Gaza, Lupo, Amphibius, Brainchild and Vertigo) appeared in David Smeds' novel "X-Men: Law of the Jungle." This 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.
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update'89#8, p11, pan1 (main image)
Marvel Fanfare I#3, p12, pan1 (original appearance)
Uncanny X-Men I#221, p2, pan1 (Sinister's Marauders)
New Avengers#5, p10, pan4 (attacking the New Avengers)
X-Men II#200, back cover (with the new Marauders)
Uncanny X-Men I#494, p5, pan3 (shot by Bishop)
Uncanny X-Men V#18, p2, pan1 (civilian guise)
Marvel Fanfare I#1 (March, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Michael Golden (pencils/inks), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#2 (May, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Michael Golden (pencils/inks), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#3 (June, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#4 (September, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Paul Smith (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
X-Factor I#10 (November, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Thor I#373 (November, 1986) - Walter Simonson (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils/inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#211 (November, 1986) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr, Bret Blevins (pencilss), Al Williamson (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Thor I#374 (December, 1986) - Walter Simonson (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils/inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#221 (September, 1987) - Chris Claremont (writer), Mark Silvestri (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#222 (October, 1987) - Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#241 (February, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Captain America I#387-392 (July-September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), Dan Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#411 (January, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), MC Wyman (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#412 (February, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), MC Wyman (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#413 (March, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), MC Wyman (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#414 (April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), MC Wyman (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
X-Man#13 (March, 1996) - John Ostrander (writer), Luke Ross (pencils), Rob Hunter (inks), Jaye Gardner (editor)
X-Man#18 (August, 1996) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Steve Skroce (pencils), Bud LaRosa, Rob Hunter (inkss), Jaye Gardner (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 (pencils), Danny Miki, Lary Stucker (inkss), Matt Hicks & Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2 (December, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Matt Hicks, Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3 (January, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Matt Hicks, Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4 (February, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Matt Hicks, Mark Powers (editors)
Uncanny X-Men I#457 (May, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#458 (April, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#459 (July, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New Avengers#2 (February, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (pencils), Danny Miki, Mark Morales (inkss), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#4 (April, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#5 (May, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Sentinel Squad O*N*E#3 (May, 2006) - John Layman (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Sean Ryan (editor)
Sentinel Squad O*N*E#4 (June, 2006) - John Layman (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Sean Ryan (editor)
X-Men II#200 (August, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos, Chris Bachalo (pencilss), Carlos Cuevas, Tim Townsend (inkss), Andy Schmidt (editor)
X-Men II#201 (September, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas (inks), Nick Lowe, Andy Schmidt (editors)
X-Men II#202 (October, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#203 (November, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#44 (January, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#205 (January, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jon Sibal (inkss), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#494 (March, 2008) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Billy Tan (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkss), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Factor III#27 (March, 2008) - Peter David (writer), Scot Eaton (pencils), John Dell, Andrew Hennesy, Dave Meikis (inkss), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#46 (March, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas, Dave Meikis (inkss), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#207 (March, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Victor Olazaba, Jon Sibal, Al Vey (inkss), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Origins: Gambit#1 (August, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), David Yardin (pencils), Ibraim Roberson (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Force III#9 (January, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost (writers), Mike Choi (pencils/inks), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#10 (February, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost (writers), Mike Choi (pencils/inks), John Barber (editor)
X-Men / Spider-Man#2 (February, 2009) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Mario Alberti (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
X-Men: Legacy I#221 (April, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Scot Eaton (pencils), Andrew Hennessy (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way!#2/4 (March, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Shaun Turnbull (pencils), Roland Paris (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Jordan D. White (editors)
Nightcrawler IV#7 (October, 2014) - Chris Claremont, Marguerite Bennett (writers), Todd Nauck (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Deadpool v Gambit#4 (August, 2016) - Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (writers), Danilo Beyruth (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
Secret Empire: Underground#1 (August, 2017) - Jeremy Whitley (writer), Eric Koda (art), Charles Beacham (editor)
Uncanny X-Men V#18 (May, 2019) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Carlos Villa (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Craig Yeung (inkss), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)
First Posted: 09/09/2007
Last Updated: 02/10/2022
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