Membership: Eelak the Agile, General Ator, Glaboo, Margoyle, Pulssus, Rootar the Irresistible
Purpose: To act as Attilan's paramilitary strike force
Affiliations: 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
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#398 (March, 1995)
(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 Force I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Crimson Cadre was considered Attilan's elite paramilitary strike force and legends among the Inhumans.
(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 (secretly 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 Hawaii.
(Fantastic Force I#8) - 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.
(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). 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. The Royal Family teleported away.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler) & Danny Bulanadi (inker).
In Quicksilver I#6, Maximus the Mad projected an illusion of the Crimson Cadre (with additional members) attacking the Royal Family.
Profile by Chadman.
The Crimson Cadre should not be confused with:
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Fantastic Force I#8, p1, pan1 (main) Fantastic Four I#398, p12, pan4 (group assembled) Fantastic Four Unlimited#11, p7, pan5 (group)
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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