Real Name: Unrevealed (possibly Falcona)
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
former game keeper
Group Membership: Maximus' "Evil Inhumans" (Aireo, Leonus, Makus,
Maximus the Mad, Nebulo, Pinius, Stallior, Timberius)
Affiliations: Inhumans Genetics Council, Seeker (Uys)
Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human
Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mister Fantastic/Reed
Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Inhuman Royal Family (Ahura,
Black Bolt/Blackagar Boltagon, Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Gorgon,
Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa/Medusalith Boltagon, Triton), Oracle,
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Franklin Richards
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Huntress
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk Annual I#1
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis as an infant, Falcona developed the ability to mentally communicate with and control birds of prey, with an emphasis on falcons.
Weight: 135 lbs.
History: (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#6 (fb) – BTS) – Falcona underwent Terrigenesis as an infant and developed the ability to mentally control all birds of prey, with a focus on falcons. Falcona was a game keeper before joining a group of rogue Inhumans bent on overthrowing the government.
(Incredible Hulk II Annual#1 (fb) – BTS) – Falcona's group of Inhumans gathered together, seeking to overthrow Black Bolt as the ruler of Attilan, wanting to take over the city themselves. The group included Falcona the Huntress, along with Leonus, Aireo, Timberius, Nebulo and Stallior. The group attacked the city but they were defeated.
(Incredible Hulk II Annual#1) – Falcona and her allies were put on trial, presided over by Black Bolt and the Oracle. When Stallior tried to turn on the others for his own gain, he was attacked by his allies. Black Bolt stopped the fight and, ignoring the cries of Maximus the Mad that Black Bolt should be the one on trial, the king found the six guilty and sentenced them to imprisonment in the Un-Place within another dimension behind an impenetrable shield. The group was shocked when Lockjaw later teleported the Hulk into the Un-Place as well. Hulk, refusing all offers of alliance from the imprisoned Inhumans, began smashing at the barrier and, after several blows, smashed it, freeing the Inhumans along with him. Maximus the Mad teleported to the Un-Place then teleported the group back to Attilan, where he unleashed Hulk on the city while he took the others into his secret lab. After taking them through the lab, Maximus told them of the ancient scientist Romnar, who had left behind a deadly weapon that was behind a strong barrier. Maximus hoped the Hulk could break through it and that he could use the weapon to take over Attilan. After they lured Hulk in the lab, Hulk agreed to be friends with the Inhumans and he smashed the barrier, releasing Romnar's substance, which Maximus then weaponized. Maximus demanded control over the entire city and the Inhumans realized he was mad with power, causing them to turn on Maximus. When Hulk attacked the Inhumans, Falcona and her allies turned on him, hoping to win the favor of the city so they could seize control of it. Falcona summoned a huge flock of birds to attack Hulk but Black Bolt disrupted her control. As Black Bolt defeated Maximus, Nebulo seized Romnar's weapon. Black Bolt defeated the Hulk in combat then Nebulo held Romnar's weapon and demanded that Black Bolt surrender the throne but Hulk turned on Nebulo, defeating him, and Black Bolt destroyed the weapon with a scream.
(Fantastic Four I#83 (fb) – BTS) – Maximus seized control of the crown, imprisoning the Royal Family (Black Bolt, Triton, Karnak, Gorgon) while using science and hypnosis to keep control of Medusa and Lockjaw. Maximus managed to capture the Fantastic Four (Crystal, Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, Thing) as well then made plans to conquer the world. Aireo, Stallior, Leonus, Falcona and Timberius began serving him again.
(Fantastic Four I#83) – The Fantastic Four thwarted Maximus' plans. Maximus fled (riding on Stallior's back) with his five allies then they boarded a ship into space to find freedom.
(Incredible Hulk II#119 (fb) – BTS) – Maximus took Falcona and the others back to Earth, where Nebulo rejoined the team. Maximus hypnotized the civilians of Costa Salvador, making them mindless slaves while he took over ruling the land. He planned to expand his power outward.
(Incredible Hulk II#119) – A civilian came in to warn Maximus about the Hulk and Maximus had Falcona kill the man with attacking falcons. Hulk soon broke through Maximus' force field and the Inhumans attacked, with Falcona sending her birds against Hulk. As the military attacked, Maximus invited Hulk to join them.
(Incredible Hulk II#120) – While the Hulk held off the military, the Inhumans fought amongst themselves about whether they should turn on the Hulk. Maximus was prepared to kill those in the military so Hulk fought back and Maximus unleashed a giant robot he'd developed. Hulk destroyed the robot and Maximus fled in a rocket with Falcona and their group of Inhumans.
(Inhumans I#5 (fb)) – Leonus and Stallior, under the control of a Kree mental energy cloud, freed Maximus,who manipulated their minds as well. Maximus sought to control Attilan again and captured Quicksilver and Crystal, promising to fire a cannon at them if the populace did not surrender. Falcona, Makus and Aireo continued working with Maximus.
(Inhumans I#4) – When the Royal Family returned to Attilan, Iridia flew up to try and warn them about Maximus but she was shot out of the air with a laser cannon. Falcona, Leonus, Makus and Aireo stood with Maximus as he welcomed Black Bolt and the others home.
(Inhumans I#5) – As Black Bolt, Gorgon and Medusa were restrained, Lockjaw escaped with Karnak and Triton. Falcona was present when Maximus threatened to kill Leonus if one more Inhuman escaped. Timberius and Makus were sent after the escapees while Aireo was ordered to chain Black Bolt to the ceiling, where the ruler stayed for nine straight days.
(Inhumans I#6) – Black Bolt destroyed part of Attilan with his voice. As he gave a speech, through Medusa, about taking the Inhumans into space, Maximus and the mind-controlled Inhumans, including Leonus, Timberius, Aireo, Falcona and Stallior, prepared to fire a cannon on the Royal Family but they were swiftly defeated.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2 (fb) – BTS) – The
Inhumans Genetics High
Council were furious when the Royal Family hid their forbidden child,
Earth. They assembled a team of loyal Inhumans to go to Earth and find
Seeker (Uys) assembled Leonus, Timberius, Falcona, Pinius and others to
(Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2) – Seeker and the Inhumans confused the boy Franklin Richards for Ahura and attacked the Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing). Realizing they had the wrong boy, Seeker ordered the team back to Attilan and Falcona's group was furious. Seeker instead used the tracking equipment to find Ahura, who was with the Royal Family, and they attacked again but the Fantastic Four intervened. Finally, the Royal Family returned to Attilan with Ahura but a plot by the Genetics Council was exposed where they planned to take Ahura's powers and rule Attilan. The Council was defeated along with Maximus, who was revealed as being behind the events.
Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Marie
Severin, Syd Shores, Frank Giacoia and John Verpoorten.
It is unknown how many of Falcona's criminal actions were related to Maximus' mental control and how much was her free choice. The group she belonged to was sometimes called the League of Evil Inhumans but never officially.
Profile by Chadman.
Falcona should not be confused with:
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#6, p27, pan3 (main)
Incredible Hulk II Annual#1, p50, pan4 (headshot)
Incredible Hulk II Annual#1, p49, pan4 (full body)
Incredible Hulk II Annual#1 (October, 1968) – Gary Friedrich (writer), Marie Severin (penciler), Syd Shores, Frank Giacoia, John Verpoorten (inkers), Stan Lee (editor)
Fantastic Four I#83 (February, 1969) – Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Incredible Hulk II#119 (September, 1969) – Stan Lee (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#120 (October, 1969) – Stan Lee, Roy Thomas (writers), Herb Trimpe (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Inhumans I#4 (April, 1976) – Doug Moench (writer), George Perez (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Inhumans I#6 (August, 1976) – Doug Moench (writer), Gil Kane (penciler), Frank Chiramonte (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2 (June, 1993) – Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Steve Montano (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
First Posted: 03/19/2020
Last updated: 03/19/2020
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