Real Name: Ator
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: Military general, leader of the Crimson Cadre
Group Membership: Crimson Cadre (Eelak the Agile, Glaboo, Margoyle, Pulssus, Rootar the Irresistible)
Affiliations: Corporus, Genetics Council (Arcadius, others)
Enemies: Fantastic Force (Devlor, Huntara, Psi-Lord/Franklin Richards, Vibraxas/N'Kano), Fantastic Four (Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Doctor Doom/Kristoff Vernard, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Inhuman Royal Family (Ahura, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw), Lyja the Lazerfist, Morgan le Fay, Nathaniel Richards, Zarrko the Tomorrow Man (Artur Zarrko) of Earth-6297
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#398 (March, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Due to Terrigenesis, Ator possesses powerful telekinesis and seemingly enhanced strength and agility. Ator is an effective warrior and leader over a team of super-powered operatives. He remains loyal primarily to whoever is in charge of Attilan. Trained by the Inhuman military as an effective leader, Ator carried a large and extremely powerful Atmo-gun capable of firing energy blasts, capable of sending off an "ethereal resonance" that drove humans mad. Terrigenesis left Ator with brown-hued skin and a somewhat misshapen appearance.
(Fantastic Four I#398 (fb) - BTS) - General Ator of the Inhumans assembled his own private assault squad, training them as a unit. Naming them the Crimson Cadre, he trained Rootar the Irresistible, Margoyle, Eelak the Agile, Glaboo, and Pulssus.
(Fantastic Four I#398) - Getting word that the Fantastic Four were landing a ship on the moon, General Ator ordered them to be turned away as they had recently defied the Genetics Council. At Ator's orders, the ship was fired upon, but it then disappeared from view, due to the Invisible Woman's powers. After seeing evidence that the ship had landed, Ator assembled the Crimson Cadre. They soon found the Thing in a crater and told the hero he had just met his death squad.
(Fantastic Four I#399) - The Crimson Cadre coordinated their attacks against the Thing, who fought back savagely, but Boris (actually Zarrko posing as him), a Latverian man aboard the Fantasticar, fired a blast and threatened to fire a missile at Attilan if the Cadre didn't back down. Ator only chose to withdraw when Boris revealed he was allied with Doctor Doom.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1) - Seismic activity struck Attilan, and General Ator was ordered by Arcadius of the Genetics Council to investigate. Soon, the Watcher's Citadel suddenly disappeared and Attilan was threatened. Realizing a human (Nathaniel Richards) had caused the destruction, Ator ordered Corporus to ready their ship so the Crimson Cadre could get revenge. The Cadre soon attacked civilians in Hawaii.
(Fantastic Force I#8) - In retaliation for the loss of Attilan, the Crimson Cadre attacked the Hawaiian Islands, seeking to claim it for the Inhumans. Ator used his Atmo-gun to drive away the humans. The Cadre was soon attacked by the Fantastic Force (Huntara, Psi-Lord, Devlor) and Lyja the Lazerfist. After a deadly battle, Psi-Lord was able to contain the Cadre behind an impenetrable field while Huntara destroyed the Atmo-gun. During the battle, Ator used his telekinesis to create a small sandstorm in order to drive Devlor away.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2) - Karnak and Lockjaw teleported to Hawaii to free the Crimson Cadre from the barrier, then they returned to Atlantis to fight the Fantastic Four (Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Doctor Doom, Ant-Man). During the fight, Invisible Woman repelled Glaboo, Pulssus, and Ator with a force field. Defeated, the Crimson Cadre reported back to Arcadius, who was prepared to move against the Royal Family. The Cadre watched Arcadius order the Genetics Council to find Morgan le Fay, then Arcadius seized Nathaniel Richards, who knocked Ator out with a gas attack before he triggered Attilan to return to normal size. When the heroes defeated Morgan le Fay, Arcadius called the Cadre to him and he escaped by manipulating the ground beneath them.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#11) - As Attilan expanded, the Crimson Cadre confronted the Royal Family, under orders from Arcadius to put them in protective custody. After a brief fight, the Cadre were overwhelmed though they refused to surrender. During the fight, Eelak narrowly avoided Karnak's blows, then he was hit with a stray shot from Pulssus by accident. The Royal Family teleported away. During the fight, Gorgon threw Glaboo into Ator.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler) & Danny Bulanadi (inker).
Profile by Chadman.
General Ator should not be confused with:
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1) - When Attilan was threatened on the moon, General Ator, of the Crimson Cadre, ordered Corporus to ready the Cadre's ship for Earth.
--Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1
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Fantastic Four I#398, p5, pan3 (General Ator, main)
Fantastic Four I#398, p7, pan2 (Ator, face)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1, p16, pan4 (Corporus)
Fantastic Four I#398-399 (March-April, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Force I#8 (June, 1995) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (penciler), Ralph Cabrera (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1 (June, 1995) - Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman (penciler), Rey Garcia, Don Hudson, Geof Isherwood, Kevin Yates (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2 (July, 1995) - Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman, Geof Isherwood (pencilers), Rey Garcia, Herb Trimpe, Don Hudson, Sandu Florea (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#11 (September, 1995) - Roy Thomas (writer), Doug Braithwaite (penciler), Robin Riggs (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
First Posted: 03/31/2020
Last updated: 03/31/2020
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