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MUSTANG

Real Name: Cal Dean

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate (ultra)

OccupationAdventurer;
   former rodeo rider

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsChaotician (fellow prisoner), Jack Dancer, Foxfire, Thorn Boy (fellow prisoner) (all Earth-93060), Punisher (Frank Castle (Earth-616))

Enemies: Custodians, Mourning Star, Mourning Star's human agents, Tradesmen (all Earth-93060), mobsters (Earth-616)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA (Earth-93060); briefly New York City, USA (Earth-616)

First Appearance: Foxfire#2 (March, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Cal Dean is a human mutate who can absorb almost any energy directed at him and channel it back with equal force, although the amount of energy he can absorb has its limits. Dean has athlete-level fitness and strength, and a spirit keen for adventure. Dean is also an accomplished rodeo rider.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(Foxfire#3 (fb) - BTS) - Cal Dean rode with a rodeo in Texas before his ultra powers kicked in, and he learned he could absorb and redirect energy. He then became a local adventurer before catching the attention of Mourning Star, a cyborg from an apocalyptic future (Earth-95431), who sought the life essence of ultras to sustain herself. She had her agents hunt him down, laying a trap for him.

(Foxfire#2) - Pursued for hours, Mustang was finally knocked unconscious by Mourning Star's human agents using tranquilizer darts in a car junkyard.

(Foxfire#3 (fb) - BTS) - Mustang was stripped and reclothed in a suit that negated his ultra power; these suits also electrocuted individuals if they tried to use them. Mustang was then suspended in an individual cage with many others, including Thorn Boy and Chaotician.

(Foxfire#3) - The ultra human-alien hybrid Foxfire was also captured and eventually recovered. Mustang told her of her predicament and warned her of the suits. She freely told him of her recent adventures and she broke out by tapping her alien powers, then freed Mustang. Seeking escape, they came across several ultras in stasis. Mustang deduced the prisoners were being deliberately infected so that their antibodies could be harvested. Nearby, Jack Dancer, recovering from being tortured by Mourning Star, confirmed their suspicions, and they helped him down. Custodian robot guards arrived to apprehend them; Foxfire and Mustang tore through them until Tradesmen aliens (allied with Mourning Star) also arrived. All three escaped to a transmat platform but damage caused it to misdirect them to Earth-616 in the middle of a firefight in New York between the Punisher and mobsters.

(Foxfire#4) - Mourning Star and three Tradesmen were able to follow Foxfire and her friends, who fled. Transdimensional travel had momentarily depowered Foxfire, so Mustang used his body to protect her from a Tradesman's serpent weapon, but its blast proved too lethal and it incinerated him. Later, after eliminating Mourning Star and the Tradesmen, Foxfire intended to return home to cure the imprisoned ultras.

Comments: Created by Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks).

In his first headshot, Mustang's eyes are blue, but maybe these are just reflections. His eyes are brown in subsequent issues.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Mustang has no known connections to:


Chaotician

Chaotician was an ultra with undefined powers (presumably something to do with chaos) and he seemed to be reliant on technology. Despite receiving what appeared to be a lethal blast through the chest from Mourning Star's agents, he was later taken to her labs and deliberately given fungal infections to induce antibodies that she would milk to sustain her. This chest injury is not apparent later, so maybe he had an advanced healing factor aided by nannites. Foxfire intended to go back and rescue him after she destroyed Mourning Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Foxfire#1 (Foxfire#3


Thorn Boy

Thorn Boy was an ultra with undefined powers (other than the thorns covering his body). He had been captured and caged by the cyborg Mourning Star, and deliberately infected to induce antibodies that she could harvest to extend her life. Foxfire intended to go back and rescue him after she destroyed Mourning Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Foxfire#1 (Foxfire#2


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Foxfire#2, p8, pan2 (main image)
Foxfire#3, p7, pan2 (headshot)
Foxfire#3, p17, pan2 (action shot)
Foxfire#1, p9, pan2 (Chaotician shot)
Foxfire#3, p12, pan2 (Chaotician getting milked)
Foxfire#1, p9, pan1 (Thorn Boy)


Appearances:
Foxfire#1 (February, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks), Scott Bernstein & Hank Kanalz (editor)
Foxfire#2 (March, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Foxfire#3 (April, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Bob Almond & Philip Moy (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Foxfire#4 (May, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks), Phil Crain (editor)


First posted: 09/02/2019
Last updated: 09/02/2019

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