Earth-928, circa 2099 A.D.
Real Name: Garth Simenon
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Would-be-Conquerer; former employee of the Golden Harvest Corporation
Group Membership: The Undead (Arcadian, Catscratch, Ember, the Russian/Nicolai, Serpentina/Kimberly Kristine Potters, Skullfire/Timothy Fitzgerald)
formerly the Golden Harvest Corporation (Zail Haddad and unrevealed others)
Enemies: Disinterred, Gunnar (Tristan Heywood), Zail Haddad, Quiver (Rentaro Nakadai), Morphine Somers, X-Men (Cerebra/Shakti Haddad, Krystalin/Ruth Porter-Ogada, La Lunatica, Meanstreak/Henri Huang, Sham/Diamonda LaSalle, Skullfire/Timothy Fitzgerald, Xi'an Chi Xan)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed, corpse in the care of Doom;
formerly maintenance tunnels underneath Halo City;
formerly mobile throughout the United States of America;
formerly Golden Harvest bioprocessing facility, New Jersey
First Appearance: (Cameo) X-Men 2099#26 (November, 1995); (fully seen) X-Men 2099#27 (December, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Exposure to biowaste activated Simenon's latent mutant ability to reanimate dead tissue. He can reanimate dead bodies, restore a semblance of their personalities and order them around like zombies. After he died, all those he'd resurrected perished as well.
Height: 6'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 205 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Red glowing
(X-Men 2099#28 (fb) - BTS) - Garth Simenon, a discard living on the streets, was hired by the Golden Harvest Corporation for bio toxin cleanup work. In order to perform this often lethal job, he was cybernetically augmented (robots were deemed technically or financially cost prohibitive).
(X-Men 2099#28 (fb)) - Simenon joined twenty other cybernetically enhanced, terminally ill discards for a cleanup job at the San Juan biowaste treatment plant. There, disaster struck when his whole crew died in what Golden Harvest's CEO Zail Haddad claimed was a tragic accident. Simenon, lone survivor of the incident, blamed Haddad for the loss of his comrades and swore to avenge them. He found a way when he discovered that the accident had activated his latent mutant powers. Learning he could reanimate dead tissue, he used it to bring back his fallen comrades. Picking out the few who were relatively intact, he started a campaign of violence and destruction against Golden Harvest.
(X-Men 2099#28 (fb) ) - While destroying Haddad's bioprocessing facilities in New Jersey, Simenon, now calling himself Graverobber, discovered a chamber that held a quartet of mutant corpses (who Haddad had preserved in the interest of science). The Graverobber saw the foursome as the perfect instruments for his revenge and reanimated them. He brought back Arcadian, able to kinetically charge objects, Catscratch, a feral mutant with razor-sharp claws, Ember, a flying, firewielder and the Russian who had metal skin and superstrength. The Graverobber held the reanimated corpses under his control, although they seemed more than willing to comply with his every order.
(X-Men 2099#28 (fb) - BTS) - The Graverobber learned Zail Haddad had taken refuge in Halo City where his daughter, the X-Man Cerebra, was residing. This led him to decide he wanted to build an empire of the dead within the metropolis. In order to achieve that goal, he needed the powers of the X-Man Skullfire (Timothy Fitzgerald) which he planned to use to steal the energy generated in Halo City and turn it loose upon the living.
(X-Men 2099#26 - BTS) - Graverobber figured he needed a way to lure Skullfire, that's why he ordered his Undead to exhume the corpse of the dead X-Man Serpentina.
(X-Men 2099#26) - Graverobber arrived on the scene only after the Undead had killed every single person in a local diner called Mom's. He asked them about their mission and ordered them to bring Serpentina's corpse to him since they had already found her.
(X-Men 2099#27 (fb) - BTS) - Once she was reanimated by Graverobber, Serpentina fell under his control and joined the Undead against her own will.
(X-Men 2099#26 - BTS) - Joined by Serpentina the Undead moved out to Halo City to find Haddad and the X-Men.
(X-Men 2099#26 - BTS) - The Undead, minus Serpentina (who hid in the shadows) destroyed a local clinic in Halo City to get the X-Men's attention. Their sudden attack caught the X-Men off guard, allowing the Undead to gain the upperhand. Arcadian took Cerebra to the side telling her their master wanted her father. At the same time, Skullfire followed Catscratch into an alley where he was lethally shot by Serpentina's venom stinger.
(X-Men 2099#27) - Having completed their initial mission, the Undead returned to the maintenance tunnels underneath Halo City where the Graverobber began to turn Skullfire into one of his "zombies". Graverobber and the Undead were unaware reporter Gunnar, on assignment from alternative newsservice Astronet, witnessed the reanimation. While the Graverobber worked his powers on Skullfire's corpse, the Russian and Ember returned to the surface to wreak havoc in the streets. Upon returning to the maintenance tunnels, Ember discovered Gunnar and seemingly killed him with his fire-powers. After this, Skullfire returned to "life" fully under the control of the Graverobber and ready to join the Undead.
(X-Men 2099#28) - Deciding to make a big impact on Halo City, the Undead on the Graverobber's orders appeared during a concert of the Disinterred where they wound up killing the band. X-Man Sham and her friend Quiver who were present for the concert were quickly taken out by the Undead which allowed the Graverobber to take the stage. In an attempt to get his hands on Zail Haddad, he offered the citizens of Halo City life beyond death if they would deliver Haddad within the next twenty four hours. Now back in the maintenance tunnels of the city, the Graverobber explained his empire of the dead plan using Skullfire's powers. But when Skullfire showed a sign of his old self, the Graverobber grabbed him by the throat and took away part of his lifeforce to show the former X-Man he was the one in control. Just then La Lunatica revealed her presence and attacked the Graverobber. She was quickly defeated, after which the Arcadian asked if Graverobber wanted to turn La Lunatica into one of his undead. Fully controlled, Skullfire used his mutant abilities to plunge Halo City into darkness.
(X-Men 2099#28 - BTS) - Morphine Somers, who held a powerful position of authority in Halo City, had enough of the Graverobber's terrorist attacks and chose to extradite Haddad despite the X-Men's orders. Somers confronted Haddad and captured the man.
(X-Men 2099#29) - After Halo City was plunged into darkness, the X-Men finally managed to track down the Undead. They used all of their might in the battle against the Undead and the Graverobber even though Meanstreak and Krystalin were shocked to see their former teammate Serpentina, who reluctantly fought the X-Men. Cerebra seemed to strike a nerve when she used her psionic abilities on Graverobber but was quickly attacked by the Russian. Just when the Russian was about to snap Cerebra's neck she was rescued by Morphine Somers who decided the time had come to play his ace. Somers used his power to rapidly age the Russian, until he turned into a pile of dust. This got the Graverobber's attention. Somers explained he'd come to negotiate and revealed he'd brought Zail Haddad. But when the Graverobber took hold of Haddad, Somers activated his trap; Somers had wired Haddad's restraints with enough neural charge to down an elephant. The electric shock took down both Haddad and the Graverobber. As his nervous system was short circuited, the energy field between him and the Undead was broken as well. The Graverobber and his Undead instantly dropped dead while Skullfire remained alive. Rid of the Graverobber's influence, Skullfire returned to the X-Men who wound up cremating Serpentina's corpse and scattering her ashes off a cliff.
(X-Men 2099#29 (fb) - BTS) - Somers put the Graverobber and the Undead on ice. He'd promised the bodies to Herod in exchange for lifting a contract on his life.
(X-Men 2099#29) - When Herod's Puzzle Samurai came to Halo City to collect the bodies, X-Man Cerebra witnessed the exchange and confronted Somers. But while the cargo was well on its way, Herod's transport was shot out of the air by Doom who refused to let Herod add Graverobber to his collection of forbidden technology.
Comments: Created by John Francis Moore (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks).< p>With Doom's death in 2099: World of Tomorrow#7 it seems unlikely the Graverobber or the Undead will ever resurface.
It's no coincidence the Graverobber's name "Garth Simenon" is awfully similar to Earth-616's Zombie Simon Garth.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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X-Men 2099#28, p5, pan2 (main image)
X-Men 2099#28, p9, pan3,4 (origin)
X-Men 2099#27, p20, pan1 (resurrecting Skullfire)
X-Men 2099#29, p13, pan4 (death)
X-Men 2099#26 (November, 1995) - John Francis Moore (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
X-Men 2099#27 (December, 1995) - John Francis Moore (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
X-Men 2099#28 (January, 1996) - John Francis Moore (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
X-Men 2099#29 (February, 1996) - John Francis Moore (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Last updated: 07/17/16
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