Real Name: Philippa Sontag
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Assassin, criminal
Group Membership: Marauders (Blockbuster/Michael Baer, Harpoon/Kodiak Noatak, Prism/Robbie, Riptide/Janos Quested, Scalphunter/John Greycrow, Scrambler/Kim Il Sung)
formerly Femizons (especially Bombshell/Wendy Conrad, Mysteria, Wrangler), 198 (Beautiful Dreamer, Caliban, Collective Man, Diamond Lil/Lillian Crawley, Empath/Manuel de la Rocha, Erg, Fever Pitch, Jazz, Johnny Dee, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Leech, Lorelei Travis, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Mammomax/Maximus Jensen, Mister M/Absolon Mercator, Outlaw/Inez Temple, Peepers/Peter Quinn, Sack, Scalphunter, Skids/Sally Blevins, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, various unidentified mutants)
Affiliations: Exodus (Bennet du Paris), Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyngarde), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Malice (Alice MacAllister), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Polaris (Lorna Dane), Random (Marshall Stone), Sabretooth (Victor Creed), Superia (Deidre Wentworth), Tempo (Heather Tucker), Unuscione (Carmella Unuscione), Vertigo
formerly Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Omega Sentinel (Karima Shapander), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Threnody (Melody Jacobs), Vanisher ("Telford Porter")
Enemies: Abomination (Emil Blonsky), Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Bishop (Lucas Bishop), Black Mamba (Tanya Sealy), Blaquesmith, Cable (Nathan Summers), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Goblin Queen (Madelyne Pryor), Hellions (Empath/Manuel de la Rocha, Havok/Alex Summers, Nanny/Eleanor Murch, Orphan Maker/Peter, Psylocke/Kwannon, Scalphunter/John Greycrow, Wild Child/Kyle Gibney), Herr Hitzig, Johnny Dee, Artie Maddicks, Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Irene Merryweather, Morlocks (Annalee, Ape, Beautiful Dreamer, Berzerker, Bliss, Blowhard, Caliban, Callisto, Chickenwings, Cybelle, Erg, Healer, Leech, Lightning Bug, Marrow, Masque, Mole, Piper, Plague, Tar Baby, Tommy, Scaleface, Sunder, Zeek and unrevealed others), New X-Men (Anole/Victor Borkowski, Armor/Hisako Ichiki, Blindfold/Ruth Aldine, Dust/Sooraya Qadir, Elixir/Josh Foley, Hellion/Julian Keller, Mercury/Cessily Kincaid, Pixie/Megan Gwynn, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Rockslide/Santo Vaccarro, Surge/Noriko Ashida, X-23/Laura Kinney), Nimrod Sentinels of Reality-1610, Paladin, Power Pack (Destroyer/Alex Power, Molecula/Julie Power, Jack Power, Starstreak/Katie Power, Tattletale/Franklin Richards), Predator X, Briar Raleigh, Illyana Rasputin, The Right, Richard Salmons, San Francisco Police Department (Detective Harry, Sabrina Morrel), Sentinel Squad O*N*E (Valerie Cooper, General Lazer, unrevealed others), S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Strucker family, Hope Summers, X-Man (Nate Grey), Threnody (Melody Jacobs), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Chamber/Jono Starsmore, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Emma Frost, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Havok/Alex Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Longshot, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Northstar/Jean-Paul Beaubier, Omega Sentinel/Karima Shapander, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Cecilia Reyes, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Hope Summers, Warbird/Ava'Dara Naganandini, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), X-Factor (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey), X-Factor Investigations (M/Monet St. Croix, Siryn/Terry Cassidy, Strong Guy/Guido Carosella), X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Domino/Neena Thurman, Elixir/Josh Foley, Hepzibah, Warpath/James Proudstar, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett, X-23/Laura Kinney);
formerly Vanisher ("Telford Porter")
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Emissary of En Sabah Nur
Base of Operations: Genosha;
formerly Kitakyushu smelting plant, Japan;
formerly Muir Island;
formerly Dominion Range, Antarctica;
formerly Internment camp at Xavier's School;
formerly Femizonia Island, somewhere in the South Atlantic; The S.S. Superia;
formerly The Alley, Morlock Tunnels beneath New York City;
formerly old orphanage, Sage, Nebraska
First Appearance: (Shadows) Uncanny X-Men I#210 (October, 1986); (fully seen) Uncanny X-Men I#211 (November, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Arclight can generate seismic energy, emanating as shockwaves from her hands and feet. Her signature move is the B-52 punch, which causes a massive seismic shockwave that can shatter buildings. Arclight has superhuman strength, enhanced endurance and appears immune to the effects of her powers. Arclight has repeatedly fallen in battle. Each time, she has been cloned and revived by Mr. Sinister. Arclight appears aware of this fact.
Weight: 126 lbs.
Hair: Purple (dyed)
(X-Men Origins: Gambit - BTS) - Arclight joined the US marines and was sent on a mission to a jungle. (see comments)
(Uncanny X-Men I#350 (fb) / X-Men Origins: Gambit) - Mr. Sinister hired Gambit to assemble a group of mercenaries to break into an impenetrable community, in exchange for this Sinister had performed an operation on the mutant so he could control his abilities again.
(X-Men Origins: Gambit) - Gambit travelled to all corners of the world to find all kind of mercenaries; in a jungle he persuaded Arclight, who was willing to do violence but no sex, to join.
(X-Men Origins: Gambit) - Sometime later Mr. Sinister presented the assembled team of Marauders (minus Prism and Blockbuster) to Gambit. Mr. Sinister revealed his plans to the Marauders who all agreed, Gambit was kept in the dark concerning their mission.
(Uncanny X-Men I#215 (fb) ) - Mr. Sinister tasked Arclight and Scalphunter to kill Madelyne Pryor and kidnap her baby. Sinister had created Pryor as a clone from Jean Grey. Dressed as ambulance personnel Arclight and Scalphunter were on hand at San Francisco's International Airport where Madelyne Pryor crash landed the cargo. After they took Pryor aboard the van she suddenly realized she was missing her baby, causing her to panic and hit Arclight in the face. Pryor busted the doors of the ambulance and tried to flee with the Marauders hot on her tail. Once the Marauders found Pryor it was Scalphunter who shot her, believing she was dead they returned to Sinister with the baby. Pryor, however survived the shot and wound up in San Francisco's general hospital.
(Uncanny X-Men I#210 (fb) - BTS) - Arclight and a group of Marauders followed one of the Morlocks across the country to Los Angeles. The young Morlock known as Tommy thought it to be a great adventure to wander across the whole country. During her travel the Morlock had met and befriended Hellfire Club agent Richard Salmons. It was during this time the Marauders made their presence known, Salmons did his best to protect Tommy and the two managed to flee.
(Uncanny X-Men I#210) - While at Los Angeles' train depot the Marauders caught up with Tommy and Richard. Harpoon successfully hit Salmons in the back with one of his spears, paralyzing the Hellfire agent. Clinging on to dear life, Salmons asked Tommy to reach for his gun figuring they would only stand a chance together. But the petrified Tommy was too scared and ran away. Helpless against the Marauders Salmons threatened his assaulters saying the Hellfire Club would avenge him. While holding a gun to his head Scalphunter replied they were welcome to try as they would receive the same treatment after which he killed the agent. The Marauders allowed Tommy to escape and witnessed how she boarded one of the trains to New York hoping to return to the safety of the sewers and her fellow Morlocks. Some of the Marauders wanted to kill her now, but they agreed to follow Mr. Sinister's plan and allow the girl to lead them to the other Morlocks.
(Uncanny X-Men I#210) - Just when the Morlock Tommy had returned to the Morlock tunnels in New York City and thought herself safe, she was hit in the back by one of Harpoon's spears. Tommy lay paralyzed on the ground and the Marauders revealed she'd just led them to the Morlocks after which Scalphunter finished her off.
(Uncanny X-Men I#350 (fb) / X-Men Origins: Gambit) - Gambit, still not fully realizing what the Marauders were about to do, led them into the Morlock Tunnels. But when Sabretooth killed the first Morlock they came across Gambit was shocked and asked Scalphunter why they'd come to the tunnels. Scalphunter told the cajun he'd done what he was hired to do. Realizing what they intended to do Gambit tried to stop the Marauders but once Vertigo weakened him Sabretooth grabbed Gambit by the throat and gutted the cajun leaving him for dead while the Marauders moved on.
(Uncanny X-Men I#211) - The Marauders had found their way into the Morlock tunnels where they ran into a first group of mutants living close to the tunnels entrance. Scalphunter shot several Morlocks after which the fast spinning Riptide killed several others using his throwing stars. Scrambler's ability to disrupt a mutant's power disabled the powers of a Morlock who'd withstood both Scalphunter and Riptide's attacks, leaving the Morlock vulnerable to a lethal bullet courtesy of Scalphunter. The Morlock Cybelle tried to escape through a wall, but the super strong Arclight simply ripped the wall apart so Harpoon could hit Cybelle with one of his energy harpoons. Cybelle's death scream scream attracted the attention of Callisto, former leader of the Morlocks, who rallied her underlings and ordered them to kill the assassins. Some Morlocks like Piper, also summoned sewer creatures like bats and alligators to fight on their behalf. However, this was just what the Marauders had hoped for. As soon as the bulk of the Morlock forces were in position, Vertigo psionically disoriented them, after which Arclight created a huge shockwave that took most of them out.
(Uncanny X-Men I#211 - BTS) - Despite his injuries, a giant, mole-like Morlock escaped the tunnels and managed to make it to the home of the X-Men to warn Storm, who was leader of the Morlocks, of the ongoing massacre. He died moments after sharing the news, which convinced the X-Men of the severity of the Morlock's claims. They immediately sprang into action.
(X-Factor I#10) - The full team of Marauders reached the huge central shaft of the tunnels called the Alley, where most of the Morlocks lived. There, the assassins struck the mutant community at it's hardest. Seeing their friends killed by the Marauders caused chaos and upheaval, causing Morlocks to flee into several smaller tunnels. Arclight and Harpoon followed the Morlocks Erg, Zeek and Beautiful Dreamer down one tunnel. Harpoon killed Zeek, but the other two were saved by Cyclops, Iceman and Beast of X-Factor, who had come down into the tunnels to look for their wards Rusty Collins and Skids. Encountering the assassins, the highly experienced heroes wasted no time and attacked Arclight and Harpoon. Realizing they were too strong Arclight brought down the ceiling, blocking the tunnel.
(Uncanny X-Men I#211) - Arclight reunited with Scalphunter, the two were attacked by Colossus and Shadowcat. Arclight easily defeated Colossus by slamming him into a wall, while Scalphunter futilely tried to shoot the intangible Shadowcat. She fled to save Colossus.
(X-Factor I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Vertigo told Arclight about her encounter with X-Factor prompting Arclight to organize a search and destroy mission.
(X-Factor I#10) - Arclight accompanied by Scrambler and Prism located X-Factor, who still tried to return to their headquarters with several of the surviving Morlocks. During their assault, Scrambler was too eager to attack and was stunned while taking out Beast. Prism was able to defeat Cyclops, but then Angel and Jean Grey arrived. To save her friends, the telekinetic Jean smashed Prism into a wall, shattering his crystalline body and killing him. Confident they could have killed the heroes if their reinforcements hadn't arrived, Scalphunter grabbed Scrambler and leveled the ceiling to create an escape route.
(Power Pack I#27) - Power Pack arrived in the Morlock tunnels to look for their friend Leech. Once the children had found Leech, who happened to be carrying the injured Caliban, the group was met by Arclight, Harpoon and Scrambler. Mistaking Power Pack for more Morlocks, Harpoon tried to hit the kids with one of his energy spears while Arclight generated a shockwave. In the middle of the chaos Scrambler successfully took out both the codename-less Jack Power and his sister Starstreak (Katie Power). Tattletale (Franklin Richards) distracted Arclight long enough for Molecula (Julie Powers) to attack Arclight who in turn swatted her like a fly against the wall. Now prepared for Harpoon's attacks, Destroyer absorbed the Inuit's energy spears and redirected it to once again cause the ceiling to crash down on the Marauders. This only proved a temporary nuisance for the Marauders who made their way through the rubbish preparing to attack the kids again. Jack Power increased all of his Gee-force to his left arm and with an incredible show of force knocked Arclight unconscious. Right after his attack, Cyclops and Jean Grey of X-Factor arrived to rescue the kids. Realizing they were outnumbered, Harpoon and Scrambler grabbed Arclight and fled.
(New Mutants I#52 - BTS) - As part of their training, Magneto had the New Mutants face off against holograms of the Marauders during a Danger Room session. The simulated assassins barely needed five minutes to slaughter their teenage opponents. Magneto intended this as a lesson to show what could have happened after they defied a direct order to not get involved in the Morlock Massacre.
(Uncanny X-Men I#219 (fb) - BTS) - Possibly inspired by Malice's fight against the X-Men, Mr. Sinister decided to have her seek out and possess former X-Man Polaris. He sent Malice to track down Lorna Dane, but also arranged for a test by separately ordering Arclight, Scalphunter and Sabretooth to kill Polaris, leaving the three of them in the dark about Malice's mission.
(Uncanny X-Men I#219) - The Marauders tracked Polaris down to New Mexico, where she was sharing a condo with Havok (Alex Summers). They watched as Lorna and Alex drove off together to the airport (Alex was heading to New York to check in with the X-Men). The bloodthirsty Sabretooth was eager to kill them both, but Arclight calmed him down and ordered him to wait until Polaris was alone before moving in for the kill.
(Uncanny X-Men I#219 - BTS) - When Polaris kissed Havok goodbye at Albuquerque Airport, Malice managed to quietly possess Polaris. She returned to the couple's condo.
(Uncanny X-Men I#219) - Unaware of the real situation, the three Marauders struck when Lorna returned home. Arclight's powers generated a huge shockwave that caused an earthquake, which rattled Polaris and allowed Scalphunter to fire an explosive at the condo. Looking at the burning abode, Scalphunter was confident Polaris had perished, but Sabretooth's senses weren't fooled. Scouring through the flames and rubble, he easily located Polaris hiding behind a rock. Still underestimating his opponent, Sabretooth attacked only to be slammed by an avalanche of rocks that Polaris swung at him by manipulating the iron rich rubble. She also formed iron chains from the debris to briefly hold the villain before he freed himself with his claws. Polaris took to the sky, unaware she'd become a target for Scalphunter who hit her. However, Polaris threw off so much energy it created a thick mist that fogged up the battlefield. Scalphunter and Arclight entered the mist to seek their target only to get hit by an unconscious Sabretooth. Polaris then used her abilities to create a fissure in which she trapped Arclight while turning Scalphunter's arsenal against himself. With the Marauders defeated, Malice finally revealed her presence and Mr. Sinister's plan. She declared that under Mr. Sinister's tutelage, Lorna Dane would achieve her true destiny as the Mistress of Magnetism and become the Monarch of the Marauders.
(X-Men/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) - In his secret base, a disappointed Mr. Sinister expressed his annoyance at the Marauders when his allegedly elite killing squad had failed to simply murder a single, human female: Madelyne Pryor. While Sinister openly wondered whether he should tear one of the Marauders's heart out to show just how displeased he was, an insulted Sabretooth lunged for his throat. Not in the mood for surprises, the lightning quick Sinister simply grabbed the Marauder by the throat and continued his rant about Pryor. Once he'd ordered the Marauders to fulfill their mission to murder Madelyne, he released Sabretooth. Malice/Polaris then told the Marauders to get to work.
(Uncanny X-Men I#221 - BTS) - The Marauders successfully tracked Pryor down to a hospital in San Francisco, unaware the X-Men were also on her trail. Arclight hid herself nearby listening to the open channel micro-transceiver that was stitched into the Marauders' uniforms. Meanwhile Scalphunter located Pryor's room, entered it and first shot her nurse before dealing with Pryor.
(Uncanny X-Men I#221) - Hearing how Scrambler was knocked unconsciouss by Madelyne, Arclight decided to help her fellow Marauders out by creating a shockwave that almost brought the hospital building down. Realizing the Marauders would stop attacking the hospital if Pryor was gone, Wolverine ordered Rogue to fly off with Madelyne. As soon as they were over San Francisco Bay, Rogue and Pryor were stopped in midair by a giant metal construction created by Malice, who gleefully revealed to the X-Men that she was Polaris, leader of the Marauders.
(Uncanny X-Men I#222) - Malice/Polaris was about to attack Rogue and Dazzler but was shot in the back by Havok who had yet to learn who she was. Rogue grabbed both Dazzler and Polaris and flew them to shore where she left Dazzler to keep an eye on the unconscious Marauder. By the time Malice woke up, she was surrounded by the X-Men and San Francisco police, led by lieutenant Sabrina Morrel. Undaunted, Malice continued her attack. Morrel ordered Detective Harry to the car and call for backup, but Malice ripped the vehicle apart with her magnetic powers before he could do so. Her fellow Marauders Arclight, Harpoon and Vertigo arrived to help out, keeping everyone disoriented. Harry tried to shoot Malice, who magnetically deflected the bullet, causing it to hit Morrel instead. Arclight then created a diversion, allowing the Marauders to leave.
(Uncanny X-Men I#240 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. Sinister ordered his Marauders to relocate to the former Morlock Alley.
(Uncanny X-Men I#240 - BTS) - The advanced computer system in the X-Men's outback headquarters suddenly picked up the location of the Marauders (thanks to N'astirh's involvement). Eager for some payback and outraged their foes were hiding in the Alley of all places, the X-Men decided to ambush them.
(Uncanny X-Men I#240) - The Marauders were still moving into the Alley, wondering why they were even ordered to move there, when the X-Men attacked. Blockbuster was carrying one of the crates on his back when he bumped into Colossus who politely checked if he was indeed dealing with a Marauder before smashing him right across the tunnel to announce the X-Men's presence. Sabretooth smelled Dazzler and was about to gut her when she blinded him with a powerful burst of light. She then shot Scalphunter. Havok in turn used his plasma beam on Prism, whose body amplified the energy causing him to overload and shoot out energy bolts in all directions. Riptide tried fighting back by unleashing a barrage of razor sharp throwing stars, but they were all caught by Longshot who courteously threw 'em back. Scrambler realized the X-Men were out for blood even as the team's methodical attack continued. On the other side of the tunnel Blockbuster had just regained consciousness when he fell prey to a hungry wall, transformed by the growing demonic influence of the limbo dimension that was getting ready to merge with Earth. Psylocke cleverly used her telepathy to make Scrambler believe he was attacking her, when in fact he'd just scrambled Arclight's powers. Arclight's powers backfired causing a giant explosion, possibly killing both Arclight and Scrambler.
(Captain America I#390 (fb) - BTS) - Arclight was approached to join Superia's Femizons, a legion of super powered females (as part of the supervillain's scheme to ensure the future creation of Femizonia, a world ruled by women). Arclight accepted the offer under unrevealed circumstances and joined Superia and several other female villains aboard the luxury cruiseliner, the S.S. Superia, which was en route to Superia Island.
(Captain America I#390) - Ferocia, one of the Femizons, spotted Captain America and Paladin climbing aboard the ship (they were looking for the missing Diamondback). She alerted the other Femizons to their presence. Arclight and the others ganged up on them and after a fierce battle managed to defeat the two heroes. Once they surrendered, they were taken to Superia.
(Captain America I#391) - Arclight was present amongst dozens of super-powered criminals when Superia welcomed them to Femizonia. Promising they would soon become the most important people on earth, Superia continued and explained the origin of her vision to create Femizonia. Meanwhile Captain America and Paladin were freed by Black Mamba and Asp who didn't agree with Superia's plan and suspected one of the Femizons had assaulted their friend Diamondback.
(Captain America I#392) - Captain America and Black Mamba were close to the nerve center of Superia's operation when they were discovered by Superia who summoned Arclight with a snap of her finger, along with Bombshell, Mysteria and Wrangler. Arclight immediately leapt towards Captain America, ready to smash him with one of her shockwaves. Understanding the nature of her powers, Cap used his shield to protect himself from the shockwave. The blast caused a dazzling light which blinded Bombshell, allowing Captain America to throw her on top of Arclight, taking her out in the process. While the others continued their attack, Arclight prepared for another attack but was taken out by the Darkforce wielding Black Mamba.
(X-Man I#13 (fb) - BTS) - When Mr. Sinister learned his accomplice Threnody tried to escape, he sent the full force of the Marauders after her. The Marauders followed Threnody to Paris, where she'd gone to find X-Man (Nate Grey).
(X-Man I#13) - The Marauders (without Harpoon) pursued Threnody through the tunnels of Paris until Nate Grey intervened when he picked up the girl's frantic thoughts. When Prism mentioned Sinister, Grey was reminded of Earth-295's Sinister who had killed most everyone he cared for. Furious and ready to fight, he telekinetically hurled Blockbuster through the tunnels. The Marauders got in attack formation to counter Grey and Scrambler successfully disrupted the hero's power, causing a giant explosion in the tunnels which ended up killing Scrambler. Threnody used the opportunity to get Grey to safety while the Marauders were still scrambling. Prism used his abilities to light up the dark tunnels, leading the Marauders towards their prey unaware Grey and Threnody prepared a trap for the villains. Once the Marauders arrived near Grey, he used his telekinesis to force Scalphunter's hand, shooting Riptide in the shoulder and landing a piercing shot against Prism, causing the Marauder to explode. Scalphunter was caught in the explosion and perished as well. Shocked by their sudden decimation Arclight was eager to kill Grey when she spotted him. However, Grey telepathically fooled her senses and she actually struck a mortal blow against Blockbuster. Vertigo figured their assailant had to be close by to be able to play mind games. Throwing her vertigo inducing powers around, she succeeded in hitting both Threnody and Grey. However, Grey immediately used his powers to take control of Riptide, forcing him to kill both Arclight and Vertigo with his razor sharp throwing stars. Grey spared Riptide's life and then placed a telepathic command in his mind. The Marauder was to forget Threnody was still alive when reporting back to Sinister. Grey assured Riptide that if he ever fought the psychic implant, his brain would explode.
(X-Man I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Nate Grey's plan failed when Sinister activated new clones of Scalphunter, Arclight and Vertigo who retained the memories of their predecessors. Fully aware of Threnody's involvement with X-Man, Mr. Sinister sent the tree newly cloned Marauders and Harpoon to capture Threnody in the hopes that it would attract X-Man.
(X-Man I#18) - The Marauders arrived at St. John's Cathedral where Threnody was hiding. The assassins entered through the stained glass windows, guns blazing. Vertigo quickly hit her with a dizzying wave after which Scalphunter fired stun pellets, however, Threnody dodged the bullets leaving Vertigo to be hit and knocked out. Arclight then attacked Threnody, reasoning she shouldn't have left her lovely X-Man behind. Arclight used her abilities to kick Threnody against a column after which she siphoned off some of Vertigo's pain and released it as energy back at the Marauders, stunning them. However, Mr. Sinister then appeared on the scene and easily captured her himself.
(X-Man I#19) - Scalphunter and Arclight were tasked with guarding Threnody who was now chained to a pipe. The two assassins explained that no one ever escaped Sinister, reminding the girl of how their leader had killed Malice (as seen in X-Factor I#105). Snappy as ever, Threnody reminded the Marauders that a certain cajun did get away and expected Nate Grey to come and save her soon enough. Unimpressed by her words Arclight and Scalphunter kissed. Later that day, Threnody managed to break her chains and flee but was stopped by Scalphunter and Arclight, who failed to see a huge creature appearing behind them. The new arrival turned out to be Abomination (Emil Blonsky) who'd taken up residence in the sewers attracting followers of misfits and outcasts, humans and mutants alike.
(X-Man I#20 - BTS) - Abomination defeated Scalphunter and Arclight, taking Threnody back to his tunnel.
(X-Man I#19 - BTS / X-Men: The 198 Files - BTS) - Arclight entered a romantic relationship with Scalphunter.
(Cable Annual 1999 (fb) - BTS) - Hoping to trick Cable into an alliance, Mr. Sinister disguised several of his Marauders (Scalphunter, Arclight, Harpoon, Scrambler and Riptide) as the Emissaries of En Sabah Nur.
(Cable Annual 1999) - In their En Sabah Nur disguises, the Marauders destroyed New York hotspot Disco Inferno, successfully attracting Cable's attention. In a nearby alley Scalphunter struck at Cable and revealed their presence declaring he was now facing his destruction. The spinning Riptide unleashed a blurred volley of razor-sharp stars and knives which injured Cable, leaving him vulnerable to Scrambler. The Korean Marauder used his abilities to disrupt Cable's telekinesis, which allowed his techno-organic virus to flare out of control. Not able to defend himself any longer Cable was about to be killed by Harpoon when Mr. Sinister showed up to "rescue" Cable, fighting off the Emissaries.
(Cable Annual 1999 (fb) - BTS) - For the next part of their plan the Emissaries invaded Cable's Hell's Kitchen safe house where they took Cable's friends Blaquesmith and Irene Merryweather captive.
(Cable Annual 1999) - Imprisoned by the Emissaries, Blaquesmith wondered why he'd never heard of them in any of the prophecies about En Sabah Nur. Before he could continue his train of thought, Cable showed up to save them. Deflecting Scalphunter's rain of bullets with a telekinetic shield, he grabbed Harpoon's spear and redirected it to hit Riptide. Cable then took possession of Scrambler, forcing him to scramble Arclight's powers. The depowered Philippa was knocked out by Irene. Then, with a mere gesture, Cable suspended the Emissaries in midair. When Mr. Sinister entered the room, Cable telekinetically removed the Emissaries' armor, revealing them to actually be the Marauders. Once Cable attacked Sinister, the Marauders escaped.
(House of M I#8 - BTS) - Arclight was among the handful of mutants who retained their powers after the Scarlet Witch cast a reality-altering spell to shut off the mutant gene. In the aftermath, there were roughly 300 active known mutants worldwide.
(House of M: The Day After I#1 - BTS) - Arclight was among the mutants who flocked towards the Xavier Institute, figuring that now that they were a minority, the X-Men's school was the safest place to be.
(X-Men: The 198 Files - BTS) - General Demetrius Lazer of O+N+E made a threat assessment of the remaining mutants. In this report, he analyzed Arclight.
(Uncanny X-Men I#466) - The Xavier Institute was unable to cope or house the influx of dozens of mutant refugees. To house them, they quickly erected a makeshift refugee camp on the Institute's front lawn, where Arclight and many others were guarded by the O+N+E Sentinels.
(X-Men: The 198#2) - Eager to make a stand against the O+N+E Sentinel Squad, Arclight joined Erg, Sack and Fever Pitch. She however didn't join them when they tried to leave the encampment to take "an afternoon stroll".
(X-Men: The 198#3) - Arclight and the other members of the 198 listened to Valerie Cooper's announcement that the O+N+E would be keeping all mutants contained while they built more permanent accommodations. To keep closer tabs on the 198, they planned to implant all the mutants with a tag, claiming it was for their own safety and mandatory if they wanted to leave the premises for brief tours into the city. Despite their frustrations, most of the mutants in the camp agreed to the implants as did Arclight.
(X-Men: The 198#4) - Arclight attended a protest led by Erg against the tag implants which were assumed to have killed fellow 198 member Jazz, and badly injured the elephantine Mammomax. When the X-Men and O+N+E officials Dr. Valerie Cooper and Colonel Miguel Reyes checked on the riot, Erg faced down the barrel of Reyes' gun before succumbing to his activated tag. Suddenly Mr. M used his power to disable and remove all the tags. After Arclight and the other mutants left the encampment with Mr. M, the group walked for hours until reaching a remote island in the middle of a lake. There, the group was confronted by the X-Men, who hoped to retrieve them in piece. However, Erg was then mind-controlled by fellow mutant Johnny Dee, who forced him to attack Cyclops. When Cyclops tried to retaliate, Mr. M created a forcefield to protect the mutant.
(X-Men: The 198#5) - Arclight witnessed how Mr. M told Cyclops the mutants now fell under his protection. This infuriated Johnny Dee, who was working with General Lazer. He used his puppetry powers to force Fever Pitch into firing a blast but Iceman deflected it. During the fight, Johnny Dee took command of several mutants and successfully ordered them to murder Mr. M. Demoralized by M's death, the renegade mutants were returned to their encampment. Not wanting the 198 to grieve for his death, Mr. M sent them a message even as his body was transformed into a swarm of butterflies.
(X-Men II#183) - When Apocalypse appeared over the Xavier Institute, announcing he would provide hope and salvation for mutantkind, Arclight and Scalphunter joined other members of the 198 in confronting the X-Men. Later, she started suffering severe hunger pangs, courtesy of Apocalypse's Horseman Famine (formerly the X-Man Sunfire). Arclight, along with many of the 198 were tempted to drink an elixir Apocalypse offered in exchange for allegiance to him. While Arclight and the others were considering this, War and Apocalypse fought the Sentinels which only helped to increase his popularity among the 198.
(Civil War: X-Men#1 - BTS) - Arclight possibly participated in a riot led by Caliban against O+N+E soldiers. But this was just a diversion until Domino and Shatterstar arrived to take down the Sentinels. The X-Men failed to stop them which led to the escape of Arclight and other 198 members alongside Domino and Shatterstar in a cloaked aircraft.
(Civil War: X-Men#2 - BTS) - Arclight, Scalphunter and the other escapees arrived at a base in the Nevada Desert that became their new home. Unbeknownst to them Bishop was tasked by O+N+E directors Val Cooper and General Lazer to find them. Bishop recruited Sabra and the British size-changing hero Micromax to help him.
(Civil War: X-Men I#3) - From inside the base Arclight, Scalphunter and the other 198 members watched what was going on outside of their base. As such they witnessed as the X-Men (Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel) fought Bishop and his forces. Unaware the fight had been started by Johnny Dee, who was controlled by General Lazer, Johnny Dee had mind-controlled Cyclops into blasting Bishop. Inside the base, Domino tried to persuade the 198 to help the X-Men fight Bishop and the O+N+E. Scalphunter however reasoned they should just take the cloaked aircraft and escape after which Arclight added they would be too vulnerable as a group. Just then Johnny Dee took control of Outlaw and Lorelei but after Domino and Toad took care of their mind-controlled friends, General Lazer, from his office, activated the base's self-destruct protocol that locked down the Nevada facility, condemning everyone inside to die.
(Civil War: X-Men I#4) - Arclight and other mutants used their mutant abilities in an effort to open the base's locked doors but failed. The X-Men, O+N+E and Avengers eventually arrived. Working together, Bishop, Cyclops and others combined their powers to open the blast doors from the outside. Arclight and the other mutants left the base and were brought to safety by helicopters and Sentinels before the base detonated.
(X-Men II#200 - BTS) - Through unrevealed ways, Sinister learned that for the first time since the Scarlet Witch's reality altering spell wiped out the mutant gene, a new mutant was going to be born. Dubbing the newborn the "Messiah Child", he intended to seize it and reassembled his Marauders.
(X-Men II#204 (fb) - BTS) - Next to the original Marauders, Sinister also contacted the supremely powerful mutant Exodus, convincing him to join forces so he could help rebirth the human race. The zealous Exodus agreed and gathered several mutants to join Sinister's Marauders, including Frenzy, Random, Tempo and Unuscione.
(X-Men II#200 - BTS) - To make sure he alone would know when and where the Messiah Child was born, Sinister targeted three specific groups: psychics and precogs, time travellers with direct knowledge of the future like Cable and objects like the Destiny Diaries. Sinister figured that eliminating all of them would ensure his success. He sent Blockbuster and the other Marauders out on numerous hit jobs.
(X-Men II#202 (fb) ) - Arclight took down the Strucker residence in Dresden, killing eighty-three and injuring hundred and fifty.
(X-Men II#200 (fb) - BTS) - When the X-Men were staying at Mystique's house in Caldecott County, Mississippi, the Marauders gathered nearby. Lady Mastermind used her abilities to create a null zone so the X-Men could not sense their presence.
(X-Men II#200) - Back in Mississippi, Emma Frost was trying to mend Rogue's fractured mind (as a result of her fight against the Hecatomb) when she suddenly sensed the Marauders' presence. Before she could warn the others, she was stunned by the Omega Sentinel who was now fully controlled by Malice. Seconds later, both Beast and Wolverine picked up the Marauders' scents and quickly ordered Iceman to "ice up". Just then, Lady Mastermind dropped her illusion to reveal Arclight and the Marauders were already inside. Still not realizing Omega Sentinel had been possessed by Malice, Cyclops tried to shield her from the Marauders' attack only to be taken out by Malice herself. Arclight immediately attacked Beast after which Scalphunter tried to shoot Rogue but was taken out by Mystique, declaring that no one was allowed to shoot her daughter...except her. She then fired a round at Rogue's chest, revealing her alliance to the Marauders.
(X-Men II#201) - The Marauders had dealt a devastating blow to the X-Men, leaving only Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast and Cannonball to deal with them. Unable to sustain his ice-form, Iceman tried to get Rogue to safety but was stopped by Mystique. While the other X-Men fought the Marauders, an immobilized Emma Frost used her telepathic abilities to reach out to Cannonball. She explained what she'd learned about the Marauders' goals, targets and plans before taking over Sam's mind and causing him to rocket off with Iceman. Moments later, the Marauders successfully defeated the remaining X-Men. Seemingly asserting herself as their leader, Mystique ordered the Marauders to pull back after which Arclight used her abilities to bring the house down on the X-Men. The Marauders planned to return to Sinister taking Rogue along, since she carried the content of Destiny's diaries in her mind.
(X-Men II#203 - BTS) - Through the use of Cerebro, Sinister learned the Destiny Diaries were located somewhere in an old industrial park in Flint, Michigan Sinister sent his Marauders to retrieve the books.
(X-Men II#203) - The Marauders spotted the Blackbird as soon as they arrived at the Michigan site, which told them Cannonball and Iceman were already there. They proceeded to free their teammate Sunfire and then split the group in two. The original Marauders plus Sunfire and Mystique, Gambit, Lady Mastermind and Malice would sweep the park and attack the X-Men from two sides. They were unaware Cannonball and Iceman were well aware of their presence and had planned to face them head on. Cannonball came crashing through the floorboards, grabbing Riptide and dumping him on the second group of Marauders. The X-Men continued their assault by destroying several huge water towers, dousing the first group of Marauders so Iceman could flash freeze them in place. The X-Men managed to find the capsule containing the Destiny Diaries but when they tried to depart with it, Mr. Sinister showed up, knocking them over. Sinister was joined by his Marauders who he ordered to grab the diaries. But the diaries were accidentally destroyed by Gambit and Scalphunter who tried to shoot Cannonball.
(New X-Men II#44) - Realizing the X-Men would certainly come to their base in search of the baby, Mr. Sinister decided he and the Marauders would move to a different location so they could confront their enemies on their own terms. Unaware a small squad of senior X-Men had already arrived near their secret complex in Antartica. During the Marauders meeting Arclight was present, Scalphunter realized Harpoon had gone missing after which Harpoon came crashing through the wall, followed by the X-Men. Led by Wolverine, the X-Men made their intention to retrieve Rogue and the baby clear.
(X-Men II#205) - Now a veritable army, the Marauders circled Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Angel. The X-Men were then joined by Emma Frost, which caused them to launch into a planned out, surgical strike against their foes' superior strength. Using the relatively small space to their advantage, the X-Men caused the Marauders to trip all over themselves, accidentally hitting teammates left and right. Arclight joined Malice, Frenzy and Unuscione in fighting Colossus, however Arclight was defeated early on.
(New X-Men II#46) - Arclight was pleasantly surprised to see former New Mutant Wolfsbane all grown up. The wolf-like girl easily evaded her shockwaves and bit her neck. Sunfire and Riptide came to Arclight's rescue and after Sunfire set the girl's back on fire Riptide grabbed her pushing her through a window. Sometime later during the fight Arclight witnessed the arrival of both X-Factor and the X-Men. Back at the huge battle, matters became even more chaotic when Pixie teleported Beast, Nightcrawler and the New X-Men to Muir Island with the deadly Predator X in hot pursuit. The gigantic creature immediately grabbed Vertigo with it's sharp teeth, crushing her after which it turned to face the others.
(X-Men II#207) - Cyclops decided to use this to their advantage and ordered Frost to tell the New X-Men to target the Marauders. He figured that the Marauders were intimately familiar with the X-Men, but had no experience fighting the students. His gambit paid off as one by one the Marauders were knocked down by the combined powers of the student body and the guidance of Emma Frost, Arclight was taken out by Rockslide. This left the X-Men to deal with Predator X. With the Marauders defeated and Predator X dead, the X-Men decided to hand the baby to Cable so he could keep her safe in the distant future.
(X-Force III#9 - BTS) - Sinister started operating out of a new base hidden in the Kitakyushu smelting plant in Japan. There, he once again built cloning baths to breed copies of his Marauders.
(X-Force III#9 (fb) ) - The Vanisher ("Telford Porter") tried to steal a mutated strain of the Legacy virus from Sinister's Japanese labs, but was immediately attacked by a group of Marauders (Sabretooth, Vertigo, Harpoon and Arclight). Vanisher was able to teleport away, but dropped the viral vial in the process.
(X-Force III#9) - Sometime later, Vanisher returned with all of X-Force to destroy the mutated Legacy virus altogether. As soon as they entered the complex, an army of Marauders clones was waiting for them. The murderous members of X-Force didn't shy away from lethal force as they massacred their way through the Marauders until Domino had located the vial. Just then, the mutant hunters the Right showed up looking for the virus as well.
(X-Force III#10) - The few remaining Marauders were killed by the Right while X-Force tried to escape.
(X-Men: Legacy I#221 - BTS) - Rogue was immersed in Danger's holographic projections. This also led to the creation of Marauders simulations that hunted Rogue in a scenario reminiscent of the Morlock Massacre.
(Heroic Age: X-Men - BTS) - As the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Steve Rogers assessed the entire, known, mutant community. In his report, he analyzed the Marauders and stated that each and every single one of them were "butchers" that had to be found and apprehended before they could kill again.
(Astonishing X-Men III#52 (fb) - BTS / Astonishing X-Men III#48 - BTS) - Susan Hatchi (Da'o Coy Manh) secretly infected her sister Karma with experimental nanotech allowing her to command her sister's powers. Unaware she was doing so, Karma took control of Chimera, the Vanisher and had them join a group of Marauders (Arclight, Prism, Harpoon, Blockbuster) who she planned to send against the X-Men.
(Astonishing X-Men III#48) - The Marauders, joined by the Vanisher and Chimera, ambushed the X-Men in New York City.
(Astonishing X-Men III#49) - While Chimera used her psionic dragons to attack Northstar and Iceman, Prism blinded the other X-Men. Harpoon succeeded in severely injuring Wolverine by plunging a spear through his stomach. Arclight used a metal whip to fight Gambit. The tide turned when Karma tried to invade Chimera's mind, thereby breaking Susan Hatchi's influence on her. Realizing she had been used, Chimera tried to convince the Marauders they were also being controlled. Believing Karma was actually controlling Chimera, the Marauders turned against her until she once again unleashed her psionic dragons to push the Marauders back after which Vanisher teleported them away. Chimera stayed behind to explain to the X-Men what had happened.
(Astonishing X-Men III#50 - BTS) - Arclight and the group of Marauders hid in an abandoned building in Brooklyn's Red Hook.
(Astonishing X-Men III#50 (fb) - BTS) - Wanting to rid herself of the evidence Hatchi once again took possession of the Marauders and had them kill each other. Harpoon successfully killed Arclight by piercing her neck with one of his harpoons. Only Blockbuster managed to break free of the mind control and escaped, crying.
(Astonishing X-Men III#50) - Just as the X-Men arrived at Red Hook searching for the Marauders they saw their corpses.
(Magneto III#5 - BTS) - Briar Raleigh sought out Magneto in hopes of arranging a partnership. She possessed intelligence that would be of use to him, including the current whereabouts of the Marauders, as well as information on how to hurt them. Eager to strike back against mutants who murdered their own kind for money, Magneto accepted.
(Magneto III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Magneto sought out one cell of Marauders and killed them, thus activating another cell of Marauder clones. He then went after a second and third cell. During the third raid, Magneto discovered he could use ferro fluid (ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier liquid) to slip past their defenses.
(Magneto III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Magneto located the fourth cell of Marauders (Scalphunter, Prism, Scrambler, Blockbuster, Riptide, Arclight, Harpoon) and attacked them, eagerly wanting to punish them for their crimes against mutantkind.
(Magneto III#6 (fb) ) - Blockbuster, Riptide, Arclight and Harpoon had joined forces searching for Magneto when they heard the dying screams of their fellow Marauders. Harpoon noted they'd only been activated because Magneto had killed another cell of Marauders. And although another clone would always live, they were irked by the fact it wouldn't be them. The four Marauders prepared for the coming fight but were shocked when a giant construction crane came swooping down on Harpoon. It hit him in the face, breaking his neck and killing him. Magneto then fired Harpoon's spears to slaughter Riptide after which he used two balls filled with ferro fluid to kill Arclight and Blockbuster. As Arclight lay on the ground dying, she pleaded to Magneto why he was killing them, he fought for mutants, and she was a mutant. Magneto bended the knee and explained that she murdered the Morlocks because they were not worthy of life, Magneto didn't picture the Marauders to fit his picture of a mutant and therefor decided to kill them as part of a genetic cleansing.
(Magneto III#6) - Sometime later Magneto had caught up with another batch of Marauders before they could be activated. He then activated a special program, designed by himself and Raleigh, that consisted of a behavior modification sequence for the various cloning baths. This ensured that any future Marauders would be loyal to Magneto and his cause.
(Nightcrawler IV#7 - BTS) - Nightcrawler replayed the events of his life in the Danger Room, amongst them how Arclight and the Marauders fought during the Morlock Massacre.
(Magneto III#15) - For their first mission loyal to their new master, the Marauders (Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Prism, Riptide, Sabretooth, Scalphunter and Scrambler) dressed in all-new black costumes and were sent out to rescue Magneto from S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. The Marauders were meant to frighten the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents creating enough chaos to cover Magneto's escape but when he reached the top of the Helicarrier he saw how the Marauders had killed a great number of loyal S.H.I.E.L.D agents. He prevented Sabretooth from killing agent Hines. In the end, Magneto hurled the clone into the Helicarrier propellor, figuring the mutant's innate healing factor made him a problem to control from the word go. Magneto, Raleigh and the Marauders then left for Genosha.
(Magneto III#16 - BTS) - Although Magneto tried to recreate a safe haven on the island of Genosha the island was riddled by a series of murders. Both the Marauders and Magneto were unaware the killings were caused by Herr Hitzig, or rather a construct accidentally created by Genoshan mutant Amy, whose powers allowed her to create imaginary constructs in reality.
(Magneto III#17) - While the Marauders were tasked with searching Genosha for a killer, Arclight was tasked with guarding Magneto's home. During one of her shifts she noticed Magneto's aide Briar Raleigh arriving, displeased at her sight Arclight commented if she would sleep at her own quarters that night. Unimpressed by Arclight, Raleigh asked if she was jealous because she was with Magneto or that he chose to be with her. Inside Magneto's home, Raleigh was attacked by Herr Hitzig, something Arclight was aparantly unaware of.
(Magneto III#18 - BTS) - On the eve of total destruction when Earth-616 was about to crash into Earth-1610, Magneto ordered his Marauders to help as many people they could. For the first time in their existence, the Marauders found themselves doing good, rather than wreaking havoc and destruction.
(Magneto III#19 - BTS) - The Marauders were seen helping people in the streets of New York City while Magneto and Polaris fought an army of Nimrod Sentinels who'd swooped down from Earth-1610.
(Magneto III#20) - Blockbuster and Arclight launched several power amplifiers so Polaris and Magneto had the strength they needed to destroy the Nimrod Sentinels of Earth-1610.
(Magneto III#21 - BTS) - The Marauders and all of Reality-616 were seemingly destroyed when Earth-616 and Earth-1610 collided as part of the final Incursion.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(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) - Arclight had gathered with several of the Marauders (Blockbuster, Harpoon, Malice, Scalphunter and Vertigo) 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. During the fight Arclight took on Havok. 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.
(Hellion I#2 - BTS) - Scalphunter repeatedly visited Professor X to ask after his former teammates. However, bringing the original Marauders to Krakoa was rather problematic as the current iteration were clones of clones, most likely suffering from generation loss and genetic corruption. Professor X reasoned that even the Marauders deserved to be the most natural version of themselves. As such the Quiet Council decided Sinister's clone farm was to be dismantled so they would know if they were dealing with the last of the line to assess the Marauders' genetic integrity and discern if the group could be properly resurrected by the Five.
(Hellions I#1 - BTS) - Madelyne Pryor, former adversary of the Marauders had secretly taken control of Mister Sinister's clone farm planning to take control of the many Marauder clones to build an army and ravage Krakoa.
(Hellions I#1) - Madelyne Pryor activated the clones of Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Prism, Riptide and Scrambler but corrupted them, taking away their free will turning them into flesh-eating versions of themselves.
(Hellions I#2) - Witnessing the arrival of Scalphunter and the Hellions in the clone farm, Pryor activated the corrupted Marauders. Seeing her friend, Arclight tried to fight Pryor's influence but was unable after which Pryor revealed her presence to the Krakoans. Ordering her Marauders to attack them they easily gained the upper hand, however, Arclight was quickly shot in the leg by Scalphunter after which she shortly regained her senses and pleaded her friend to save them. While Pryor took Alex away the Marauders continued their assault, easily defeating Nanny, Orphan-Maker and Scalphunter.
(Hellions I#3) - While Arclight joined the other corrupt Marauders to crack open the armors of Nanny and Orphan-Maker, Pryor showed Havok the cloning baths were an uncountable group of Marauders (including Arclights) were stored and revealed she planned to birth all of the Marauders at once and flood the Krakoan gates. Meanwhile the remaining corrupted Marauders continued their assault on the Hellions.
(Hellions I#4) - Arclight chewed on Scalphunter's neck (who'd been strung up) while the others successfully cracked Nanny's armor but just as they were about to feast on the mutant they were attacked by Wild Child and Psylocke. Meanwhile as Pryor was bringing the entire Marauder clone farm online her influence was spread thin as the corrupted Marauders started to regain their minds. In the end it was Scalphunter who shot and killed Pryor after which Havok destroyed the clone farm, destroying the many clones of Arclight.
(Hellions I#4 - BTS) - Although a weight had been lifted off of Scalphunter he worried over the resurrection of his former teammates. He agreed they should be returned with as few of Mr. Sinister's genetic modifications as feasible, but aside from that refuses to help them assimilate if and when they'll be resurrected, feeling it's better for everyone if they each go their separate ways. Not long after the Marauders were approved for resurrection by the Quiet Council.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr., Brett Blevins, and Al Williamson.
When Gambit assembled the Marauders for Mr. Sinister, he located Arclight in a jungle where she was part of a military operation, possibly even the US marines. Topically speaking, Arclight served during the Vietnam War, if only because she's named after Operation Arc Light. During this long term military operation, from 1965 to 1973, the US deployed B-52F Stratofortresses from bases in the US to Guam to provide close air support to ground combat operations in Vietnam.
Arclight received a profile in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#1 and Wolverine Encyclopedia#2. The Marauders received profiles in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe II#18 (1987), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe III#5 (1989), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#27 (1993), Wolverine Encyclopedia#2 (1996), Marvel Encyclopedia X-Men (2003), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#7 (2009), X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (2007) and appeared in the X-Men's villains gallery in the X-Men Annual II#1 (1992)
Arclight is the first Marauder to appear in one of the X-Men movies (aside from Sabretooth of course). She was played by Omahyra Mota in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) where Arclight served as one of Magneto's enforcers alongside Quill and Psylocke.
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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, Will Panzo (editors)
New X-Men II#44 (January, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humbertos Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#205 (January, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#46 (March, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humbertos Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas, Dave Meikis (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#207 (March, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Victor Olazaba, Jon Sibal, Al Vey (inkers), Nick Lowe, Will Panzo, Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force III#9 (January, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mike Choi (pencils, inks), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#10 (February, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mike Choi (pencils, inks), John Barber (editor)
X-Men/Spider-Man I#2 (February, 2009) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Mario Alberti (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
X-Men: Legacy I#222 (May, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Scot Eaton (pencils), Andrew Hennessy (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Origins: Gambit (August, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), David Yardin, Ibraim Roberson (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
Heroic Age: X-Men (February, 2011)
Astonishing X-Men III#48 (May, 2012) - Marjorie Liu (writer), Mike Perkins (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum, Jeanine Schaefer, Nick Lowe (editors)
Astonishing X-Men III#49 (June, 2012) - Marjorie Liu (writer), Mike Perkins (pencils, inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Astonishing X-Men III#50 (July, 2012) - Marjorie Liu (writer), Mike Perkins (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum, Jeanine Schaefer, Nick Lowe (editors)
Magneto III#5 (August, 2014) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Magneto III#6 (September, 2014) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Javier Fernandez (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Magneto III#7 (September, 2014) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Javier Fernandez (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Nightcrawler IV#7 (October, 2014) - Chris Claremont, Marguerite Bennett (writers), Todd Nauck (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Magneto III#15 (April, 2015) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Magneto III#17 (June, 2015) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Magneto III#20 (September, 2015) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Paul Davidson (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum, Christina Harrington, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Generation X II#7 (October, 2017) - Christina Strain (writer), Eric Koda (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Chris Robinson, Mark Paniccia (editors)
Uncanny X-Men V#18 (May, 2019) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Carlos Villa (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Craig Yeung (inkss), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)
Hellions I#1 (March, 2020) - Zeb Wells (writer), Stephen Segovia (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Hellions I#2 (July, 2020) - Zeb Wells (writer), Stephen Segovia (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Hellions I#3 (August, 2020) - Zeb Wells (writer), Stephen Segovia (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa, Mark Basso, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Hellions I#4 (September, 2020) - Zeb Wells (writer), Stephen Segovia (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa, Mark Basso, Lauren Amaro (editors)
First Posted: 10/16/2017
Last updated: 04/25/2023
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