Real Name: Porcal (presumably)
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: Unrevealed; former member of the Inhuman Genetics Council
Group Membership: Genetics Council (Arcadius, Cynas, Furgar, Sapphiras, Targon)
Affiliations: Crimson Cadre (General Ator, Eelak the Agile, Glaboo, Margoyle, Pulssus, Rootar the Irresistible), Maximus the Mad, Morgan le Fay
Enemies: Fantastic Force (Devlor, Huntara, Psi-Lord/Franklin Richards, Vibraxas/N'Kano), Fantastic Four (Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Doctor Doom/Kristoff Vernard, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Namor the Sub-Mariner, Nathaniel Richards, Royal Family (Ahura, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa), Thor (Odinson)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1 (June, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Inhuman Terrigenesis, Porcal grew long porcupine-like quills from his body in place of hair, as well as long sharp fingers. Any super powers or abilities remain completely unrevealed. As a member of the Genetics Council, he ruled Attilan for a time and had access to the full resources of Inhuman sciences and military.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1) - Members of the Attilan Genetics Council met to discuss governing the Inhumans. Sapphiras presented satellite images that showed Atlantis had been raised on Earth and she argued they should explore it, but Targon stated that the risks were too great, and they chose to move on to other agenda items. The Watcher's Citadel vanished, and the Council struggled to save as many civilians as they could as the oxygen over Attilan disappeared into the power vacuum. The Council sent the Crimson Cadre to attack Hawaii while the Council looked into the raised Atlantis. As the Council's ship arrived on Earth to investigate Atlantis, they saw Morgan le Fay manipulating Thor into battling Namor, and the Council approached Morgan, saying they were there to claim Atlantis for the Inhumans.
(Fantastic Force I#8) - The Genetics Council met on raised Atlantis to discuss how the Inhumans should proceed. Porcal worried that General Ator and the Crimson Cadre were escalating events by attacking Hawaii on Earth.
(Fantastic Four I#401) - Arcadius, with the Genetics Council standing by, petitioned to Morgan le Fay, who stood with a mind-controlled Thor, that the Inhumans had rights to the land of Atlantis, but she claimed Atlantis for herself. They proposed a hesitant alliance between their forces. They soon realized the Fantastic Four's ship was approaching, run by Maximus the Mad and containing the shrunken Attilan. Arcadius led the Genetics Council back to their ship, where he mentally contacted the Royal Family, alerting them to events.
(Fantastic Force I#9) - The Genetics Council stood by while Morgan le Fay pushed her agenda forward.
(Fantastic Four I#402) - Porcal and the others saw Morgan le Fay cry out as her magic connection to Thor was broken, indicating Thor had been defeated by the Fantastic Four.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2) - Morgan le Fay stood over the shrunken city of Attilan and claimed it was hers along with Atlantis, causing the Genetics Council to protest. Chancellor Cynas voiced her concerns, as Nathaniel Richards, there against his will, worked to restore the city to its rightful size. When the Crimson Cadre returned, Arcadius ordered the Genetics Council to go and find Morgan le Fay, then he seized Nathaniel Richards. The Council attacked the Fantastic Force and the Human Torch, though it briefly ended when Vibraxas crashed the ceiling down on the group. When Attilan expanded back to normal size, the Council and Morgan le Fay were lost.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman (penciler) & Rey Garcia, Don Hudson, Geof Isherwood, Kevin Yates (inkers).
There are a surprising number of characters who grow and shoot quills. Porcal, so far as I know, only has quills on his form and cannot shoot them.
Profile by Chadman.
Porcal should not be confused with:
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Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2, p35, pan4 (Porcal)
Fantastic Force I#8, p4, pan3 (face)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1 (June, 1995) - Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman (penciler), Rey Garcia, Don Hudson, Geof Isherwood, Kevin Yates (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Force I#8 (June, 1995) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (penciler), Ralph Cabrera (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Four I#401 (June, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Force I#9 (July, 1995) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Ralph Cabrera, Sam DeLaRosa (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four I#402 (July, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), New Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2 (July, 1995) - Tom DeFalco, Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman, Geof Isherwood (pencilers), Rey Garcia, Herb Trimpe, Don Hudson, Sandu Florea (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
First Posted: 04/12/2020
Last updated: 04/11/2020
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