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SLAUGHTER

Real Name: Constantine Francis Slaughter IV

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: (Exotic) wild life hunter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Generation X (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Skin/Angelo Espinosa, Synch/Everett Thomas), Maggott (Japheth)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Constantine" (name used by his mother), "chubby","stoepkakker", "you scaly rooinek" (nicknames used by Maggott)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed, most likely mobile

First Appearance: Generation X#49 (March, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: Slaughter has no apparent superhuman abilities, instead he relies on a wide variety of gadgets and enhanced traditional hunter's gear to subdue and capture his prey. Among his recorded arsenal are tranq-darts potent enough to render even cybernetic organisms inert, a paralyzing handgun, cannisters of equally debilitating black goo and bola-nets designed to incapacitate any flying creature. He also wears a body armor comprised of a vibranium derivative that allows him to absorb most of the impact of falls, blows or strikes.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (wears protective glasses)
Hair: Blonde

History:

(Generation X#49 (fb) - BTS) - Meta human big game hunter Contantine Francis Slaughter IV, code named "Slaughter", made a career out of hunting down and capturing the most elusive meta human prey he could find. His quest took him to the Savage Land, among other places, where he hunted pterodactyls. He also once captured a winged Asgardian horse. Over the years, he gathered a considerable array of technological tools to help him in his quest, though he was by no means invulnerable. Following an excursion to Genosha that ended with him taking a 300 foot fall that "busted" his back, he took to wearing a protective, shock absorbing body armor constructed of a vibranium based derivative.

(Generation X#48 - BTS) - Hoping to increase the control over his powers, former X-Man Maggott showed up at the Massachusetts Academy, along with his cybernetic slugs Eany and Meany.

(Generation X#49 - BTS) - Learning of Maggott's cybernetic slugs, Slaughter was determined to add them to his collection. When he finally located  Maggott at the Academy and planned to make his move, figuring Eany and Meany were better off with him than at some snobby school for "special" rich kids.

(Generation X#49) - After a prolonged stake out, Slaughter made his move. Firing tranq-darts to disable Eany and Meany, he then proceeded to fight Maggott and Generation X, easily withstanding their powers and countering their abilities with his gadgets. In the end, he incapacitated all of them with the same paralyzing black goo that assured him victory over the Asgardian steed. Tying his assailants up, he left through the snow with Eany and Meany hoisted over his shoulder  in a dufflebag.

(Generation X#49 - BTS) - Synch, determined to escape, used his powers to copy Maggott's mutant gifts. He manifested his own replicas of Maggott's all consuming cybernetic slugs which tore through Slaughter's bonds, setting them free. The mutants gave chase.

(Generation X#49) - Slaughter spotted Maggott's approach and planned to shoot him, but was unpleasantly surprised to learn the captive slugs had revived, eating the weapon and chewing at his weapons's pack, leaving the hunter vulnerable to a smack to the face. Figuring he'd best retreat, Slaughter dropped a flash grenade, but not before telling the worried Maggott there were still plenty of other rarities to collect, such as the Black Knight's winged horse, Lockheed or even mutants.

(Generation X#49 - BTS) - So worried about Slaughter's proposed plans, Maggott felt responsible for letting the hunter escape and vowed to chase him around the world.

Comments: Created by Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks).

Slaughter seemed like an interesting character, a more trophy and technological gadget oriented take on Kraven the Hunter or possibly even the X-Cutioner.  We never found out if Maggott had been able to catch up with him, before he wound up on death row in Neverland. I for one would have loved to see a rematch, if only because as a Dutch man I can understand Maggott's native tongue Afrikaans well enough to know that "stoepkakker" means, well, "sidewalk shitter".

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Constantine Francis Slaughter IV has no known connections to

  • Eric Slaughter, gangleader @ Daredevil I#159
  • Professor Slaughter, Man-Thing foe @ Man-Thing I#2
  • Slaughter Boy @ Ghost Rider III#51
  • Slaughterhouse of Earth-5555, leader of the Evil Dead @ Dragon's Claws#1
  • Slaughterhouse Six, women mutated by Oonagh Mullarkey @ Motormouth & Killpower#9
  • Slaughter Room, creation of Professor Slaughter @ Man-Thing I#2
  • Vic Slaughter, mercenary, Unkillables member @ Morbius I#6
  • any other characters with a similar name

  • images: (without ads)
    Generation X#49, p9, pan1 (main image)
    Generation X#49, p12, pans 4&5 (attacked by Chamber)


    Appearances:
    Generation X#49 (March, 1999) -
    Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)  


    Last updated: 07/04/14

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