Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human, citizen of Halwan (pre-modern era)
Occupation: Hereditary hero of Halwan
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Jameel (royal Halwani inquisitor), princess Khadijah, princess Zafina, unidentified palace personnel and guardsmen
Enemies: CIA, First Line (Black Fox/Robert William Paine, Blackjack, Effigy/Velmax, Flatiron/Russell, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney, Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Positron/Veronica, Reflex), Nick Fury and his covert ops team (Gleason and unnamed others), Doctor Cassandra Locke
Known Relatives: Unidentified father (aka Scimitar, presumably deceased), unidentified paternal grandfather (aka Scimitar, presumably deceased), possibly others (see comments)
Aliases: "Sinbad" (nickname used by Blackjack)
Base of Operations: Kamilabad, HalwanFirst Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 (June 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Scimitar possessed no known superhuman abilities. Trained in the use of bladed weaponry, specifically the scimitar, he wielded the blade at expert levels. Fiercely patriotic and somewhat dismissive of women in combat, Scimitar didn't think twice about cutting down whoever dared to disparage him, his country or his legacy. As Scimitar, he wielded a ruby encrusted blade sharpened to the point it could easily disembowel a man with a single stroke.
Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Unrevealed (presumably black)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 - BTS) - At some unrevealed point in the mid or possibly late 1970s, the Halwani native who would become known as Scimitar assumed the mantle of his nation's fabled bladed protector. He inherited the traditional scimitar, a sharpened sword he'd already proven himself to be a master of after years of training, from his father. Scimitar served at the pleasure of Halwan's ruler, Zafina, and was stationed at the Lion's Throne, the Halwan royal palace right outside of the capital Kamilabad. Scimitar was present during the hostage crisis in which Zafina held three American diplomats captive, causing the US government to send in both Nick Fury and a team of CIA agents and the First Line. While Fury and the CIA agents tried to rescue the diplomats, the First Line infiltrated the Halwan royal palace in an attempt to locate and rescue their teammate Mr. Justice, who had been captured after his failed attempt to rescue the diplomats by himself.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9) - Scimitar joined the
Halwani royal palace guard in their fight against the First Line when it
became obvious the American superheroes had entered the royal palace
looking for Mr. Justice. Amidst all the fighting and the chaos that
ensued, future historian Cassandra Locke of Earth-700 teleported in.
Briefly stumbling about trying to find when and where she was, she
quickly realized she had arrived in Halwan during the historic First
Line mission where they lost one of their own, and it all went so
horribly wrong for the team. Rushing towards the heart of the conflict
in an attempt to prevent the tragedy from occurring, she was spotted and
caught by Scimitar who was offended by the very notion that the
Americans thought so poorly of Halwan's forces, they dared send women to
fight them. The First Liner Blackjack spotted Scimitar threatening to
slay Cassandra and decided to intervene. Unimpressed by the American's
attempt to dropkick him in the head, and outraged Blackjack had dared to
call him "Sinbad," the Scimitar didn't think twice about retaliating and
with one swift swipe disposed of his enemy. Even as Blackjack fell to
the floor, trying to cover the fatal wound, his lover Positron
retaliated by completely evaporating Scimitar (and his blade) on the
spot with an antimatter energy blast.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
It's not been revealed if the Scimitar serving under princess Zafina's rule had produced any male offspring before his death at the hands of Positron. Therefore, despite the fact the role his hereditary, we can't automatically assume any of the modern day era Scimitars are any relation to him or his (grand)father before him.
In her analysis of Halwan, Cassandra Locke calls it a small, Middle Eastern kingdom, while maps published in Marvel Atlas place the country squarely in the heart of northern Africa. Of course, the 22nd century historian was under considerable stress at the time and might simply have remembered incorrectly.
The reason why the Atlas placed Halwan in North Africa is because Halwan in the comics has a serious geographical problem. Specifically, in Iron Fist I#5 or 6, a text box notes mountains in Halwan being hit by the winds off the Hindu Kush, while in Lost Generation Mr. Justice is shot down over the Straits of Hormuz. Both of these comments would place Halwan in the region of Afghanistan/Pakistan. However, in PM/IF, Halwan is more than once mentioned as being neighbors with Murtakesh, a country firmly established as being in the Sahara, an entirely different continent.
Profile by Norvo.
Scimitar should not be confused with
SCIMITAR (Phaedra, Shogun) - Hand-like terrorist organization--Wolverine III#57
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#9, p19, pan5 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#9, p20, pan1 (dies)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 (June 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 05/11/14
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