Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: Alphaclan (Fog, Gravitas, Kilamanjaro, Shamgar, Vandalo, Wraith)
Enemies: New Warriors (Blackwing/Barnell Bohusk, Decibel/Jonothan Starsmore, Night Thrasher/Donyell Taylor, Ripcord/Miranda Leevald, Skybolt/Vin Stewart, Phaser/Christian Cord, Tempest/Angel Salvatore, Wondra/Jubilation Lee), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Vængir had mechanical-looking wings that enabled flight, a shield that could block energy attacks and presumably solid projectiles like bullets too, and sharp taloned fingers.
Height: (to top of head, not wingtips) 6'3"
- he's slightly taller than Blackwing, who is 6'2")
Weight: 200 lbs. (estimated)
History: (New Warriors IV#9 (fb), BTS) - Vængir was a member of Alphaclan, a team that held the number twelve spot on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted list. Eventually, they encountered the New Warriors; either a battle ensued, or the New Warriors had only recently finished another, earlier battle (see comments).
(New Warriors IV#9) - The two teams faced off, and Vængir took to the air as the Alphaclan moved forward menacingly. The New Warriors distracted Alphaclan with a giant illusion of the Warrior Decibel, and battle commenced.
Despite the Warriors' decoy winning them an initial advantage, Alphaclan soon rallied. Vængir used his shield to block an energy blast from Blackwing, then seized his foe, strangling the gasping hero with his left hand while slicing the hero's shoulder with the talons on his right.
However, Blackwing suddenly slipped out of Vængir's grasp as he and the other Warriors unexpectedly turned insubstantial, a trick engineered by Warriors' leader Night Thrasher using phasing technology built into his teammates' armors. Seizing the opportunity while Alphaclan were distracted, Decibel emitted a sonic scream that incapacitated all the villains.
(New Warriors IV#9, BTS) - The defeated Alphaclan were left for the authorities.
(New Warriors IV#9) - The TV news that evening reported Alphaclan's capture.
Comments: Created by Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler) and Juan Vlasco (inker).
Alphaclan are very
obviously homages to Hanna-Barbera's superheroes. None of them were individually identified in
their single appearance, but Kevin Grevioux posted Paco Medina's
designs for six of them on Twitter, and those included the original
names; this one remains without an official name, and so I've given
him an unofficial placeholder name, Vængir, for the time being.
Vængir is based on Birdman; I've named him after the old Norse word we derive the English word "wings" from. There was no evidence of him having a similarly themed teen sidekick, unlike Birdman.
Profile by Loki.
"Vængir" has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
New Warriors IV#9, p1, pan4 (main image)
New Warriors IV#9, p2, pan1 (flying)
New Warriors IV#9, p6, pan5 (using his shield)
New Warriors IV#9, p7, pan5 (using his talons)
Screen grab from Birdman (Birdman - note the red shield).
New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
First Posted: 05/14/2016
Last updated: 05/04/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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