Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly unpronounceable
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (unidentified race)
Group Membership: Rangers (Firebird/Bonita Juarez, Living Lightning/Miguel Santos, Red Wolf/William Talltrees, Shooting Star/Victoria Star, Texas Twister/Drew Daniels)
Affiliations: Scarlet Spider (Kaine), Zoe Walsh
Enemies: Mammon, Roxxon (David Walsh)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Texas
formerly an unrevealed alien planet
First Appearance: Scarlet Spider II#7 (September, 2012)
Powers/Abilities: Fifty-One is an extraterrestrial from an unidentified planet. He possesses telepathic and telekinetic (or possibly seismic) abilities. He is capable of flight, though this might simply be hovering achieved through telekinesis. Fifty-One wears special gauntlets and apparently only uses his seismic powers when he's not wearing them. Whenever Fifty-One uses his powers, the color of his eyes change from black to white. Fifty-One speaks in his native, alien tongue though his teammembers perceive his words as English and respond to him vocally. It remains to be seen if Fifty-One's powers are considered typical for members his race or if he is augmented or perhaps a mutant.
Height: 6'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black, white when he uses his powers
(Scarlet Spider II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Under unrevealed circumstances, the alien known only as Fifty-One ended up on Earth. There, he eventually joined the Fifty State Initiative and, as Fifty-One, was assigned to the Rangers, Texas' premiere superhero team.
(Scarlet Spider II#7) - The Rangers were contacted when Roxxon Industries was under attack by the Scarlet Spider (Kaine). They arrived just when Kaine learned Roxxon CEO David Walsh had lied to the authorities about a previous explosion in the building, claiming it was caused by a gas leak to avoid people finding out it was actually his daughter Zoe, who fired a missile into the building.
(Scarlet Spider II#8) - Mistaking the Scarlet Spider for a common criminal, the Rangers meant to bring him in. However, the Scarlet Spider was determined to find out the truth about Walsh's daughter and tried to flee the scene with her in his arms. This reinforced the idea he was a kidnapper. Fifty-One used his powers to telepathically attack and stop the Scarlet Spider, but he quickly threw Zoe Walsh towards him. Fifty-One stopped his assault to catch the girl, but was surprised when the Spider nabbed the girl again with his webbing. After he had eluded them, the Rangers decided to retreat and rethink their strategy. Later that day, Fifty-One and the Rangers tried to track the Scarlet Spider down but seemed unable to do so until Living Lightning learned several alarms went off at a Roxxon facility in Galveston. Figuring it was the Spider, they went on their way. As soon as they arrived at the refinery, they located the Scarlet Spider who in turn was led to the facility by Zoe Walsh (in an attempt to uncover Roxxon's proverbial dirty laundry). Unaware of all this, the Rangers assaulted the Scarlet Spider until an attack of Fifty-One destroyed the floor they stood on. That plunged the team and the Spider down to the basement where they were shocked to learn it was filled with the remains of indigenous American people. Realizing Roxxon was up to something foul, the Rangers joined the Scarlet Spider in his assault on the facility. Next they discovered Roxxon scientists conducting experiments on human test subjects. Before they could shut them down, things went haywire and a creature called Mammon revealed its presence. Mammon was a self-sustaining energy form that had laid dormant under the Earth's crust for millions of years until Roxxon uncovered it. In order to live, it used human hosts who he would then burn out.
(Scarlet Spider II#9) - Fifty-One and the Rangers attacked Mammon, trying to stop the giant blue demon from killing more Roxxon employees. Fifty-One was quickly knocked out by the creature. After learning the origins of Mammon, David Walsh barged in with a squad of specially trained men. Wanting to rid himself of the heroes, Walsh ordered his men to shoot them for trespassing on Roxxon property. But Mammon quickly killed Walsh's men, which led the Scarlet Spider to conclude Mammon's weakness was his human host. The Spider dodged Mammon and grabbed his host, which caused the creature to scream out in pain. Fifty-One than tried to connect to Mammon's mind, thinking it to be intelligent. However, he was unable to do so as Mammon's mind was to alien even for Fifty-One. Next Mammon took over Walsh as his host and continued his rampage, with the Rangers unable to stop him. Scarlet Spider managed to hurt his new host to attract its attention and lure it outside the facility. Just then, Spider used his webbing to save Walsh from the creature. Once again without a human host, Mammon rushed the Spider, only to get caught in one of Roxxon's giant oil vats. With the threat dealt with, the Rangers were unable to find any evidence of Roxxon's misdeeds. They nevertheless vowed to keep close tabs of Roxxon in case they messed up again. Texas Twister wanted to offer Rangers membership to the Scarlet Spider, though Kaine refused, thinking they were a bunch of morons.
Comments: Created by Chris Yost (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks).
Considering he's an alien, it's safe to assume Fifty-One owes his codename to the infamous Area 51 government research facility in the Nevada desert. His arrival on Earth most likely happened before the founding of S.W.O.R.D., who deal with extraterrestrials on a daily basis and most always make sure they leave Earth as quickly as possible.
Fifty One's unintelligible speech is somewhat reminiscent of the Great Lakes Avengers founder Dinah Soar whose high pitched, shrill words are only understood by Mr. Immortal.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Scarlet Spider II#7, p20, pan1 (main image)
Scarlet Spider II#8, p17, pan1,2 (using powers)
Scarlet Spider II#9, p10, pan6 (communicating with Mammon)
Scarlet Spider II#7 (September, 2012) - Chris Yost (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Scarlet Spider II#8 (October, 2012) - Chris Yost (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Scarlet Spider II#9 (November, 2012) - Chris Yost (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Tom Palmer, Chris Sotomayor, Rick Ketcham (inkers), Tom Brennan (editor)
Last updated: 04/12/16
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