Real Name: Unrevealed

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

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Dark Riders (Barrage, Gauntlet, Harddrive, Psynapse, Tusk)

Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Stryfe (Nathan Summers), Zero

Enemies: Askani, Cable (Nathaniel Summers), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Dark Riders (Deadbolt, Hurricane, Lifeforce, Spyne), Ship/Professor, X-Factor (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Havok/Alex Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake, Jean Grey, Polaris/Lorna Dane), X-Force (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie), X-Men (Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock), Wolverine/James Howlett)

Known Relatives: Connections to the Inhuman Royal Family, but no specific relationships identified

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Egypt

First Appearance: X-Factor I#65 (April, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: Foxbat is an Inhuman and he likely underwent Terrigenesis, then his powers were altered and expanded by Apocalypse. It is unknown which parts of his powers were directly related to the Terrigenesis. With bright red skin and yellow eyes, Foxbat has sharp claws and teeth, enhanced speed, agility, and strength, and night vision, and he seemed to have sharp spikes that extended from his arms and legs (though these could have been part of his costume).

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None

(X-Factor I#67 (fb) - BTS) - Apocalypse attacked Attilan on the Blue Area of the Moon and captured several Inhumans, who were connected to the Royal Family (including Foxbat), and began experimenting on them. He corrupted his captives, enhancing their powers, and christening them his Riders of the Storm, or Dark Riders, as he continued raiding Attilan.

(X-Factor I#65) - As he praised his team and told them to take the mutant threat seriously, Apocalypse had the Dark Riders assess the threat of the five members of X-Factor. Harddrive piloted a ship and crashed it into X-Factor's headquarters, where the Dark Riders savagely attacked the mutants. Harddrive put an infection into the Celestial Ship, initiating a shut-down procedure.

(X-Factor I#66) - Aboard X-Factor's Ship, Foxbat snuck into the nursery, where young Nathan Summers slept, and he grabbed the child, but was easily taken down when the time-travelling Askani attacked him. When X-Factor attacked Askani, thinking she was an enemy, Foxbat used the distraction to grab the child and teleport away. As the Dark Riders escaped, Ship exploded.

(X-Factor I#67) - After the Inhumans rescued X-Factor and brought them to Attilan, Apocalypse teleported Gauntlet and Foxbat in to taunt them before teleporting them back to the other Dark Riders. X-Factor and the Inhumans fought back against Apocalypse's forces, including many Inhumans who he had corrupted.

(X-Men II#14) - The Dark Riders awakened Apocalypse from his tomb in Egypt. Though their leader stated it was too soon for him to be awakened, and he grabbed Foxbat's neck in a fury, he listened with reason after hearing that Mr. Sinister had kidnapped Cyclops and Jean Grey.

(X-Men II#15) - Stryfe attacked the Dark Riders, disposing of them with little effort.

(X-Force I#17) - After Stryfe bested Apocalypse in combat, the Dark Riders agreed to follow a new leader.

(Uncanny X-Men I#296 (fb) - BTS) - Stryfe took the Dark Riders back to his base on the Moon.

(Uncanny X-Men I#296) - Cyclops and Jean Grey escaped from Stryfe's captivity, and the Dark Riders went after them, but they saved baby Nathan and escaped into orbit.

(X-Men II#16) - The Dark Riders and Apocalypse's soldiers stood against Wolverine, Cable, and Bishop. Apocalypse, Storm, Havok, Polaris, Cannonball, Iceman, Archangel, and Psylocke joined the fight, turning their aggression toward Stryfe and his aide, Zero. As the battle wound down, the Dark Riders stood united against a weakened Apocalypse.

(X-Force I#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Dark Riders left a dying Apocalypse on the Moon.

(X-Men II#21 (fb) - BTS) - The Dark Riders chose to continue Apocalypse's mission of culling weak mutants.

(X-Men II#21) - The Dark Riders (Gauntlet, Tusk, Barrage, Foxbat, Psynapse) hunted down Mesmero in Seattle. Mesmero hypnotized Psynapse, who began hitting the others with psychic attacks, but Gauntlet was immune and he shot Mesmero. As Psynapse coughed, Gauntlet turned his gun on him, considering him weak, and Psynapse was killed.

(Alpha Flight II#4 (fb) ) - Mesmero took control of the minds of the Dark Riders to make them believe he was really dead.

(X-Men II#23) - The Dark Riders went to Alaska to hunt down Mr. Sinister and Cyclops. When Mr. Sinister was able to best Foxbat and Barrage in combat, the Riders recognized his superiority and acknowledged him as worthy. Sinister then departed, telling the Riders to challenge Cyclops, but warned them not to harm him too badly. The Riders battled Cyclops for fifteen minutes and the hero managed to hold his own, then Harddrive appeared, saying Cyclops had passed the fight and been deemed worthy. The Dark Riders were teleported away.

(Cable II#19 (fb) - BTS) - The time-travelling Genesis (Tyler Dayspring) took over the Dark Riders, adding mutants Lifeforce, Hurricane, Spyne, and Deadbolt to the team.

(Cable II#17) - In Egypt, Foxbat was hunted down by the new Dark Riders, including Gauntlet, Lifeforce, Hurricane, Deadbolt, and Spyne, who wanted to determine his worthiness. Foxbat cried out that he was chosen by Apocalypse himself, but Gauntlet said they had a new leader now, then Lifeforce drained Foxbat's life energies, seemingly killing him.

(Cable II#19) - Foxbat was seen in stasis in Genesis' headquarters.

Comments: Created by Jim Lee, Chris Claremont, Whilce Portacio & Art Thibert.

Foxbat seemingly spoke with a British accent.

Profile by Chadman.

Foxbat has no known connections to:

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X-Factor I#65, p6, pan1 (main)
Cable II#17, p4, pan1 (face)
Uncanny X-Men I#296, p19, pan2 (alternate costume)
Cable II#17, p1, pan1 (Foxbat)

X-Factor I#65-67 (April-June, 1991) - Jim Lee, Chris Claremont (writers), Whilce Portacio (writer/penciler), Art Thibert (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#14 (November, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Mark Pennington (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#17 (December, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (penciler), Harry Candelario (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#15 (December, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Mark Pennington (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#296 (January, 1993) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Brandon Peterson (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#16 (January, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Mark Pennington (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#21 (June, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Brandon Peterson (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#23 (August, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Mark Pennington (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Cable II#17 (November, 1994) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Steve Skroce (penciler), Mike Sellers, Matt Ryan, Kevin Dvorak (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Cable II#19 (January, 1995) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Steve Skroce (penciler), Mike Sellers, Kevin Conrad (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Alpha Flight II#4 (November, 1997) - Steve Seagle (writer), Scott Clark, Martin Egeland (pencilers), Chris Carlson, Howard M. Shum (inkers), Jaye Gardner (editor)

First Posted: 07/23/2020
Last updated: 07/26/2020

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