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FLAMING ARROW

Real Name: Flaming Arrow

Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American, Comanche) (Old West Era)

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: His Comanche tribe, Secret Order of Red Dogs

Affiliations: Chief Grey Eagle (loose), various other Comanche tribe members

Enemies: Red Warrior

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Comanche lands

First Appearance: Red Warrior#1/2 (January, 1951)

Powers/Abilities: Flaming Arrow was an accomplished and fit Comanche warrior, skilled in hand-to-hand fighting and hunting techniques, and very likely horse riding. However, he was prone to deceit and jealousy.

Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 136 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

History:

(Red Warrior#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Flaming Arrow became a member of the Comanche Secret Order of Red Dogs, just like Red Warrior, but Flaming Arrow grew jealous of Red Warrior's accomplishments. One day, hidden, he cowardly fired a war arrow when Red Warrior was having a meal while out scouting, but missed and ran away.

(Red Warrior#1/2) - Having identified it as a Comanche arrow, Red Warrior returned to camp to identify the culprit, only to be confronted by the firebrand Flaming Arrow trying to rouse fellow tribe members against Red Warrior, citing him an idle chief's son who contributed little. A brawl between them was quickly stopped and instead an honor duel at the burial grounds was decided by a tribal elder to be held that night, with only one warrior allowed to return. That night the two met wearing the headdress of their Secret Order and both believed there were no witnesses. Red Warrior silently asked his god Manitou for bravery and to endure pain, whichever way the duel ended. Flaming Arrow was so determined to kill that he readily broke a sacred rule during the fight. Flaming Arrow was about to spear his weakened opponent when the god Manitou intervened, distracting him with lightning. Red Warrior quickly recovered and killed Flaming Arrow. Chief Grey Eagle emerged, having watched from a distance but forbidden to intervene, and stated he was proud of his son.

 

 

Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Tom Gill.

Height is taken as the average for Comanche men of that era.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Flaming Arrow has no known connections to:


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Red Warrior#1/2, p6, pan1 (main image)
   p3, pan2 (headshot)


Appearances:
Red Warrior#1/2 (January, 1951) - uncredited writer, Tom Gill (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 08/24/2020
Last updated: 08/24/2020

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