LASH

Real Name: Unrevealed

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

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Tribe (Fume/Daryl, Furball, Grove, Jack Chain, Kacy, Mother Bones, Nightfall, Nocculus, Serrata, Sheath)

Affiliations: Glorianna, Maximus the Mad, Uber Alles

Enemies: Ahura, Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Blinky, Eldrac, Elejea, Ennilux, Flint/Korvostax (Jason), Gorgon (Gorgon Petragon), Inferno (Dante Petruz), Hollow, Invaders (Captain America/Sam Wilson, Human Torch/"Jim Hammond," Iron Cross/Clare Gruler, Namor/Namor McKenzie, Radiance/Ryoko Sabuki), Jailer, Kristian, Lineage (Gordon Nobili), Lockjaw, Frank McGee, Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin), New Warriors (Haechi/Mark Sim, Hummingbird/Aracely Penalba, Justice/Vance Astrovik, Scarlet Spider/Kaine, Silhouette/Silhouette Chord, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin, Sun Girl/Selah Burke, Water Snake/Faira Sar Namora), Gabriella Petruz, Mrs. Petruz, Spark, Spider-Man of 2099 A.D. (Miguel O'Hara), Titania (Mary MacPherran), Triton, Ultimates (Black Panther/T'Challa, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Ms. America/America Chavez, Spectrum/Monica Rambeau)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Orollan, Greenland

First Appearance: Inhuman I#1 (June, 2014)

Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis, Lash developed the ability to absorb energy and either fire it back as energy blasts or use it to enhance his own strength and create energy shields.

Lash is also incredibly tall and heavy, and seems to possess some inherent super-strength and durability.

Lash also seems to be trained in hand-to-hand combat and is comfortable murdering those he finds unworthy with his bare hands. The full extent of his powers are likely unrevealed.

Lash has access to the powers and technology of the other members of the Tribe, using those resources to frequently teleport around the globe and to build machines, one of which was meant to convert Black Bolt's blood into a Terrigenesis project.

Height: 7'6''
Weight: 440 lbs.
Eyes: Red
Hair: Black

History: (Inhuman I#1 (fb) – BTS) – Lash grew up in the Inhuman city of Orollan, where the Terrigen Mists were rare and administered to only a select few once per generation in the hopes that those chosen would help to better society. Lash was one of those chosen and he emerged from the mists with a bestial appearance and super-strength. In time, Lash began to believe that not all were worthy of Terrigen and he made it his mission to kill those who were not deemed worthy by him. Years later, Black Bolt unleashed the Terrigen Mists across the Earth, transforming many latent Inhumans and destroying the city of Orollan (when Thane's powers activated). Lash decided to recruit the worthy and to kill the rest.

(Inhuman I#1) – Lash found a cocoon in Bergen, Norway and drove it into the hills, where he waited for dawn until it hatched. Lash saw a monstrous Inhuman, Kristian, emerge and he immediately killed the creature. Lash then traveled to Chicago, where Mrs. Petruz and Dante Petruz had just entered Terrigen cocoons but Mrs. Petruz soon died, unable to handle the transformation. Dante then emerged with the ability to control flame and Lash offered him a place in Orrolan but Dante refused. Medusa appeared in the room and Lash chose to teleport away rather than face her.

(Inhuman I#3 (fb) – BTS) – Lash spent weeks gathering new Inhumans, including Mother Bones, Kacy (who grew to call him "papa") and Grove. He saved Mother Bones from a mob of humans intent on killing her. Lash taught his Inhumans to hate and mistrust Medusa. They saw Lash lose his temper sometimes, seeing him kill some of their number during fits of rage.

(Inhuman I#4 (fb) – BTS) – Lash went to northern Minnesota and recruited Jason, a new Inhuman with rock powers, while the rest of the Inhuman cocoons there were already dead.

(Inhuman I#3 (fb) – BTS) – Lash told Jason that Medusa was evil and that she was responsible for the deaths in his family.


(Inhuman I#3) – Lash returned Jason to Orollan, which was now a city of ruins, and Lash stated that Black Bolt had been responsible for the city's destruction during a time when Lash was not present in the city. Lash introduced Jason to Mother Bones, Grove, Kacy and others then he granted Jason the name Korvostax. After putting his recruits to work restoring old homes in Orollan, Lash began meditating but then Medusa attacked with a group of Inhumans including Lineage, Gorgon, Triton and Inferno. Inferno lashed out against Lash with a ball of fire but Lash easily redirected the energy elsewhere. Lash's recruits fought back against the Inhumans while Inferno tried killing Lash with a fiery blast but Lash easily refocused the energy. Lash plunged his hands into a volcanic stream, absorbing the energy and redirecting it into a powerful blast against his foes, nearly killing some of his allies in the process. Gorgon knocked Lash off his feet with a seismic stomp then Medusa wrapped her hair around Lash's neck, holding him still while Lineage explained that he had access to Black Bolt's plans, stating that an ancient threat was coming and they needed every Inhuman alive to face it. Medusa choked Lash, telling him that he would no longer be killing other Inhumans or she would stop him. Medusa then took her team and left peacefully.

(New Warriors IV#7 (fb) – BTS) – Lash recruited the new Jack Chain, Sheath and Nightfall to the Tribe.
Three new Inhumans (Hollow, Spark, Fume) sought to earn a place with Lash by capturing an Inhuman, Haechi, but they were followed by Sun Girl.

(New Warriors IV#7) – When Haechi and Sun Girl tried to escape, they ran right into Lash, Nocculus and Sheath.


(New Warriors IV#8) – Lash offered Haechi a place among his Tribe as Nocculus mind-controlled civilians to fight the just-arrived New Warriors. Sheath took Sun Girl captive and Lash told Haechi he had a choice to make. Haechi chose to save his friend so Lash attacked him but the New Warriors fought back to save their teammates. Haechi changed to dragon form and attacked Lash but Hollow phased a hand into Haechi's brain, forcing him to change back. Lash cruelly injured Hollow then had Nightfall teleport him and his allies away.

(All-New Invaders I#14) – Lash teleported to Germany, sensing new Inhumans Iron Cross, Toro and Uber Alles, and he saw that Iron Cross had teamed up with the Invaders to fight armored Nazis.

(All-New Invaders I#15 (fb)) – Lash threw energy at the Nazis and heroes as he sought to recruit Uber Alles, Iron Cross and Toro. Medusa arrived with a team of Inhumans (Gorgon, Triton, Naja, Flint, Inferno) and Lash left with Uber Alles, the only one who agreed to leave with him.

(Inhuman I#13) – Lash and his Tribe, including Mother Bones, Kacy and Grove, saw Medusa, Elejea, Frank McGee and Triton near Orollan and prepared for battle.


(Inhuman I#14) – Lash led the Tribe against Medusa and her people. When McGee fired light at him, Lash absorbed the light then he ordered Grove and Kacy to power him up further. Absorbing all of the energy, he fired the energy back at his foes but Elejea blocked them with a light shield. Lash ordered the Tribe to power him up even more until he overwhelmed Elejea's shield then he sent them after Medusa and the others, ordering them to kill him.


(Inhuman I Annual#1) – Lash heard Lineage speak telepathically to all of the Inhumans, saying it was time to seize power. Calling himself the High Priest of Orollan, Lash sent the Tribe against Medusa, McGee and Triton. As they were nearly defeated, Eldrac reached through the teleportational doorway of his own body and saved Medusa, McGee and Triton, then sent them on to New Attilan.

(Spider-Man 2099 III#6) – Lash showed up at Parker Industries to claim a new Inhuman cocoon, fighting back human technicians including Raul and Jasmine. Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara) attacked, trying to liberate the cocoon from Lash, who hit the hero with multiple blasts of energy. Lash teleported, taking the fight above a volcano and the cocoon fell in, soon hatching to reveal the new Inhuman Glorianna.

(Spider-Man 2099 III#7) – Lash recognized Glorianna as evil and teleported away.


(Uncanny Inhumans I#12 (fb) – BTS) – Maximus went to Orollan, where he proposed an alliance with Lash, giving him a chance to fight Medusa in a time when things for the Inhumans were tenuous.

(Uncanny Inhumans I#12) – In Switzerland, Lash gathered the Tribe, including Serrata (a new Inhuman who could generate vibrational saws to cut through rock), and he ordered Serrata and Grove to use their powers. Stark employees at the nearby Stark office sent armored guards to respond and Mother Bones responded by fighting back at the guards. Lash had Serrata cut out a large chunk of rock then Kacy blew it high into the air, where it fell on the Stark facility and destroyed it. Lockjaw teleported in Medusa, Frank McGee, Ahura and soldiers from Ennilux. Medusa wrapped Lash in her hair as he told her he had not destroyed the Stark Tower in New York City like she'd accused him of. The Ultimates then showed up.


(Uncanny Inhumans I#13) – The Ultimates blamed Medusa for the attack and Lash, pretending to be her ally, launched the Tribe against the Ultimates. To deescalate the fight, Medusa had Lockjaw teleport Lash and the Tribe into the Triskelion along with some of the Ultimates, where they were surrounded by armed guards.

(Black Bolt I#9 (fb) - BTS) - Lash recruited Furball to join the Tribe.

(Black Bolt I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Lash recruited Fume to join the Tribe. Lash then had a machine designed that could use Inhuman blood to activate Terrigenesis when the machine was properly powered. He predicted that the machine would kill millions and create more Inhumans for him to rule. He made plans to drain Black Bolt's blood to power the machine.

(Black Bolt I#9) - Lash led the Tribe (Jack Chain, Sheath, Furball) to a New York cemetery, where Black Bolt had been attending the funeral of the Absorbing Man. Lash attacked, intending to kill Black Bolt, who was there with his allies Titania and Blinky. Jack Chain apprehended Blinky and Lash teleported the child back to Orollan, daring Black Bolt to come after her.

(Black Bolt I#10) - Black Bolt and Titania attacked Orollan and easily defeated Furball and Sheath, inspiring Jack Chain to run for it. Lash held Blinky in his hand and Black Bolt surrendered then Fume knocked both Black Bolt and Titania out. Lash revealed his plans to create more NuHumans and then to go on to rule humanity, Black Bolt was strapped to the machine, which induced a form of madness in him, but Black Bolt burst free of the machine and freed Titania and Blinky. They made short work of the Tribe before Black Bolt fell then Blinky attacked, manifesting the powerful Jailer.

(Black Bolt I#11) - Jailer seemingly killed Jack Chain then overloaded Lash with psychic energy. Furball and Sheath ran away toward an airship but Titania intercepted them, convincing them to join her in the ship as they rushed for help. They soon arrived in New York City but Lockjaw teleported aboard the ship and took Titania away, leaving Sheath and Furball free.

Comments: Created by Charles Soule and Joe Madureira.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS
Lash has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Inhuman I#13, p19, pan3 (main)
Inhuman I#1, p6, pan4 (2nd)
Inhuman I#1, p17, pan1 (redirecting energy)
All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, Lash entry, main image (Lash standing)


Appearances:
Inhuman I#1, 3 (June, October, 2014) - Charles Soule (writer), Joe Madureira (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Warriors V#6  (August, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Nick Roche, David Baldeon (pencilers), Jordi Tarragona (inker), Sana Amanat (editor)
New Warriors V#7-8 (September-October, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Marcus To (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
Inhuman I#13-14 (May, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Andre Lima Araujo (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Inhuman I Annual#1 (July, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Ryan Stegman (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny Inhumans I#12 (October, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Carlos Pacheco (penciler), Andy Owens (inker), Wil Moss (editor)
Uncanny Inhumans I#13 (November, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Carlos Pacheco, Kim Jacinto (pencilers), Andy Owens (inker), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt I#9 (March, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt I#10 (April, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward, Stephanie Hans (artists), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt I#11 (May, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)


First Posted: 08/08/2020
Last updated: 08/08/2020

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