CENTARIUS

Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Centarius

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: Guardsman

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Chiron, Iridia, Karnak, Maximus the Mad, Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin), Stallior, Triton

Enemies: Kaptroids, Maximus the Mad, Ronan the Accuser

Known Relatives: None (see comments)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance: Inhumans I#1 (October, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Centarius is a centaur, half-human and half-horse. Centarius likely has the enhanced strength, speed and stamina of a horse in the lower half of his body but the extent of his powers and abilities are unrevealed.

Centarius girds himself in armor and has used various weapons in combat, such as a gun capable of firing concussive blasts.

He can also use his hooves and strong kicks in combat.

Height: 7'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 420 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: White

History: (Inhumans I#1 (fb) – BTS) – In Attilan, Stallior and Centarius were appointed to guard the cell of Maximus the Mad. When Maximus began ranting about unseen dangers, the centaurs grew alarmed.

(Inhumans I#1) – Stallior and Centarius went to the Royal Family (Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Triton) and told them about Maximus. Black Bolt put Maximus to sleep with his electron powers.

(Inhumans I#2) – Stallior and Centarius were among the Inhumans who saw the fall of the Kree Kaptroids. They later saw the Inhuman Iridia emerge from a Terrigen cocoon, beautiful and with butterfly wings.

(Inhumans III#4) – With Attilan afloat in space, Chiron, Stallior and Centarius were among the Inhumans who watched Black Bolt fight Ronan the Accuser over the fate of the Inhumans. Though Black Bolt won, the Inhuman populace voted to remain in space. The three centaurs were told to escort Ronan to his cell.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, George Perez and Frank Chiaramonte.

In Amazing Adventures II#1, Maximus was in exile with the "evil Inhumans" and he called most of them by the wrong names. He called Leonus "Lionus," he called Aireo "Aeolus" and he called Stallior "Centaurius." Then, in Inhumans I#1, Stallior was back in Attilan with a man named Centarius at his side, because the world needed two Inhuman centaurs, I guess. Centarius appeared in just a handful of issues, then faded away, while Stallior came back later on. Chiron was added to this list as well and the Official Handbook talked about Stallior being from a line of centaurs. I suppose it is possible that the centaur in Amazing Adventures II#1 was actually Centarius but it seems extremely likely that this was Stallior though, given the associations he was keeping.

Centarius was not specifically named in Inhumans III#4 but there are three centaurs there among the Inhumans, so it is very likely that it is Centarius, Stallior and Chiron present.

The Inhumans entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition confirms that Chiron and Stallior are brothers. There is no official mention of Centarius being a relation, though it seems likely that Centarius has a family connection to the centaur brothers Chiron and Stallior, who also have centaur bodies due to the genetic transfer of Terrigenated abilities down their family line.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Centarius should not be confused with:


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Inhumans I#1, p2, pan2 (main)
Inhumans I#1, p2, pan3 (2nd)


Appearances:
Inhumans I#1 (October, 1975) – Doug Moench (writer), George Perez (penciler), Frank Chiramonte (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Inhumans I#2 (December, 1975) – Doug Moench (writer), George Perez (penciler), Fred Kida (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Inhumans III#4 (October, 2000) – Rafael Marin (writer), Jorge Lucas (artist), Joe Quesada (editor)


First Posted: 03/09/2020
Last updated: 03/09/2020

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