BLUE CONDOR

Real Name: Emilie Scholz

Identity/Class: Human mutant;
   Lichtenbad citizen

Occupation: S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, combat specialist attached to rapid response unit 

Group Membership:  Task Force (Argento/Michele Silver, Dragonfly/Cornelia van der Valk, Iceboy/Hamish Carlyle, Tiger/Hughes Aït-Kaci)

Affiliations: Director François Borillon, EuroLab (Danger/Dolph Dongen, Deep Sight/Jane Melville, Key/Geyr Kluge, Nuage/Silvie Rouge, Picaro/Antonio Rey), EuroMind, European Union, Salome, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate) European Branch, Moloid Subterraneans 

Enemies: A.I.M., Lords of War (Sakuragi, Kaneda, Oda, others), S.H.A.P.E. (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) Commission, Inhuman "monsters"

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: EuroMind base, Spain 

First Appearance: Europa#0 (April 1996)

  

Powers/Abilities: Blue Condor could increase the local gravity around her limbs by an unspecified but significant number of Gs, allowing her to strike opponents with considerable force. 

    She wore heavy metal gauntlets covering her entire forearms and metal boots covering from the knees down. These crackled with energy when she hit foes, but it is unclear whether that energy eminated from her gauntlets or her. The gauntlets may have been a necessary focus for her powers, a way of protecting her own limbs from the force of her punches and kicks, or simply the equivalent of massive knuckledusters, both enhancing and enhanced by her gravity abilities. 

    Unlike the rest of Task Force, she was not seen to carry firearms, relying instead on her punches. She was an experienced fighter.

 

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

 

History: (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#4, Euroforce entry) - Emilie Scholz hailed from the small European state of Lichtenbad.

(Europa#0/2 (fb) - BTS) - She was a mutant with the power of increase gravity around her limbs, and took the codename Blue Condor.

(Europa#0/text (fb) - BTS) - Blue Condor joined S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Task Force, a team of "intervention-ready" combat specialists led by Dragonfly, recruited mostly from Europe's elite special forces. They were loaned to a European section of the agency called EuroMind, assigned to provide security and acting in emergencies as a rapid-response unit. EuroMind (and Task Force) were based in a secret location in Spain. Task Force was sometimes instructed to protect EuroMind's scientific research group, EuroLab.

main image(Europa#0/2) - EuroLab were sent to an archeological site in Spain to investigate alleged monster sightings, with Task Force assigned to provide back-up if it proved necessary. EuroLab descended into the caverns via a natural crevasse, and were attacked both by Moloid Subterraneans and by unidentified monsters. Task Force were deployed, dropping down into the caverns and into the fray. Task Force ignored the protestations of EuroLab's Danger about their use of lethal force, gunning down the monsters, but Nuage, EuroLab's telepath, shouted to them that the Subterraneans were not hostile, merely frightened and disoriented. Accepting this, and with more monsters than they could handle anyway, Task Force began defending the Subterraneans too, gunning down the monsters attacking them. Reaching out telepathically, Nuage convinced the Subterraneans that the monsters were a common enemy. Despite this, the heroes and Subterraneans risked being overwhelmed as more and more creatures arrived. Detecting thirty more creatures inbound, but also fresh air that hinted at an exit to the surface, they retreated to another part of the caverns. The creatures pursued, so while Dragonfly prepared to bring down the rock arch they had passed through, she ordered her team to make the pursuers "bite the dust." More than slightly bloodthirsty, Blue Condor began striking at the creatures, yelling at them to enjoy their trip to Hell, "you disgusting insects." Moments later Dragonfly fired explosive rounds, and blew up the arch in an impressive pyrotechnic display.

    Afterwards EuroLab and Task Force discovered inscriptions explaining that the "monsters" were descendants of Inhumans who had been captured by the Spanish Inquisition, and thrown into the gorge to die. A few survived the fall, and, unable to escape the caves, scraped a living, eating whatever they could find. Then the Inquisition dropped another group of "demons" into the precipice; the remains of a crashed Skrull ship and its crew. Eating the dead Skrulls caused a mutagenic change in the remaining Inhumans, driving them insane, and they had degenerated into a colony of predators.

 

(Europa#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Across Europe, there were several reported incidents of individuals undergoing spontaneous mutations, but the mutations always vanished before EuroMind could find them. When a report came in of a similar mutation incident taking place in Kuantan, the capital of the Pahang district of peninsular Malaysia, EuroMind tapped into local sources, including radar. A U.F.O. was detected, just as reports from the market announced the mutate's abrupt disappearance, but vanished near Mount Mulu, Sarawak (a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo). Task Force were swiftly deployed to investigate.

 

(Europa#1/2) - On the Malacan peninsula near Mount Mulu, Task Force found plane wreckage with the insignia of French multinational Nadir, Inc. With Tiger suspecting a trap, Dragonfly instructed Iceboy and Blue Condor to patrol the perimeter, warning them that the team was in a "hot zone." Blue Condor and Iceboy fanned out away from one another, but Iceboy's instincts warned him that something was wrong. He checked Blue Condor's location via radio, unaware of a red-armored figure (Oda) silently descending from the sky and taking up position behind him. Spotting the threat, Blue Condor raced to Iceboy's aid, though she responded to his radio call to say she had not moved, presumably trying to avoid warning the armored man of her imminent arrival. The armored man charged up his left fist to strike, and Blue Condor informed Iceboy over the comms that his nervousness was justified, completing the sentence in person as she suddenly smashed into the would-be ambusher.

 

    Her timely intervention surprised and saved Iceboy, but the armored man climbed back to his feet, uninjured. Blue Condor shouted to Iceboy to warn the others they were facing an Iron Man-wannabe. Disparaging the comparison with "that two-bit Avenger" the armored figure declared himself a Lord of War, and smashed Blue Condor to the ground with a sudden lunge. Looming over the stunned woman, the Lord of War charged up both fists with energy and told his victim that it was time to send her to her god. The energy flared...

 

(Europa#1/2 - BTS) - and Blue Condor was killed by a shot to the head.




 

(Europa#1/2) - Hearing the sounds of battle, the remaining members of Task Force raced to their friends' aid, but arrived to find a trio of armored Asian figures looming over their fallen comrades, with steam still rising from Iceboy's back and Blue Condor's head where they had been blasted.  




Comments: Created by Xavier Marturet and Paco Diaz for Marvel Italia.

    I'm seeing a few online sites claiming Blue Condor was a former S.A.S. member. I can't see evidence of that in her handful of appearances, but I might have missed something, as the original Europa comics are in Italian. Or the S.A.S. thing might just be some more of the online fanfic that pollutes many Wiki sites. 

    The (updated) handbook profile for Euroforce revealed she hailed from Lichtenbad, the tiny European nation formerly ruled by dictator Klaus Kruger.

Profile by Wolfhead and Loki, with invaluable aid from comic translator Angelo Mammone

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images: (without ads)
All images from Europa issues, 2nd (Euroforce) stories:
#0, p19, panel 4 (main)

#0, p19, panel 3 (using gauntlets)
#0, p15, panel 3 (using gauntlets, with belt SHIELD insignia visible)
#1, p12, panel 4 (attacking Oda, wearing tropical [legs uncovered] costume variant)
#1, p13, panel 3 (about to die)
#1, p14, panel 5 (corpse)


Euroforce#0-1 (April-July ,1996) - Xavier Marturet (writer), Paco Diaz (art), Enrico Fornaroli; Marco M. Lupoi; Miguel Carrasco (editors) 


Last updated: 09/21/17.

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