Real Name: Pinyon (presumably)

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

Occupation: Soldier

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ahura, Avius, Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Doris, Falcona, Flaidermaus, Iridia, Leonus, Pinius, Synapse (Emily Guerrero), Timberius

Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Hellion (Julian Keller)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#129 (December, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: It is unrevealed if Pinyon passed through Terrigenesis. Pinyon has a monstrous appearance and he may or may not have wings that extend from his back (though these could also be a flying apparatus).

Pinyon carries a concussive blaster with him into battle.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed, possibly solid white
Hair: Purple, gray or blue (see comments)

History: (Fantastic Four I#129) – When the Human Torch approached Attilan, a group of winged soldiers were sent to intercept him, including Avius, Flaidermaus and Pinyon. They broke the Torch's ship apart with vibrations then fired lasers at him. Flaidermaus grabbed the Torch and delivered him to Black Bolt.

(Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2) – Pinyon was among the Inhumans (also including Pinius, Falcona, Timberius and Leonus) who accompanied the Seeker in looking for Ahura on Earth. They briefly sparred with the Fantastic Four over Franklin Richards before the battle returned to Attilan.

(Uncanny Avengers III#6) – Pinyon was present in New Attilan, in its new location, when Medusa assumed a leadership role in the city. After Hellion attacked and Synapse helped stop the mutant, Pinyon checked on Medusa then she asked Pinyon to go get the medics. He stood with Medusa, flanked by Doris, Iridia and Flaidermaus, when she bid Synapse farewell.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Pinyon is a little tricky to nail down. In his original appearance, he looks like the blue pointy-eared bat guy that shows up in Uncanny Avengers III#6 but you never get a close angle of his face. Then in the Official Handbook close-up of his face, he looks more purple and troll-like and has hair. In his next appearance, in Fantastic Four Unlimited#2, he looks more like that, except more grey-skinned. These could be art and coloring errors or the character could have some power to transform his appearance. Or it is even possible these are two different characters given different background appearances over the years. For the purpose of this profile, they are lumped together, to be changed if things show him differently in the comics.

In Fantastic Four I#132, a group of lookalike flying soldiers were launched into combat against Omega. They bear some similarities to one of the versions of Pinyon depicted above. It is unknown if these are clones, robots, genetically hybrid soldiers, siblings or even illusions. No context is given to the six identical soldiers.

Pinion definition is - the terminal section of a bird's wing including the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges; broadly : wing.

Profile by Chadman.

Pinyon has no known connections to:

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Fantastic Four I#129, p6, pan5 (Pinyon, main)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#6, p20, pan11 (Pinyon, face)
Fantastic Four I#129, p7, pan4 (3rd)
Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2, p3, pan1 (behind Seeker)
Uncanny Avengers III#6, p14, pan2 (Pinyon with other Inhumans)

Fantastic Four I#129 (December, 1972) – Roy Thomas (writer/editor), John Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Fantastic Four Unlimited I#2 (June, 1993) – Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Steve Montano (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Uncanny Avengers III#6 (May, 2016) – Gerry Duggan (writer), Carlos Pacheco (penciler), Dave Meikis, Scott Hanna, Mariano Tabo (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 03/25/2020
Last updated: 03/27/2020

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