Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: Crimson Cadre (Eelak the Agile, General Ator, Glaboo, Margoyle, Rootar the Irresistible)
Affiliations: Genetics Council (Arcadius, others)
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), Inhuman Royal Family (Ahura, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw), Lyja the Lazerfist, Morgan le Fay, Nathaniel Richards, Zarrko the Tomorrow Man (Artur Zarrko) of Earth-6297
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#398 (March, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Pulssus is a trained Inhuman soldier. After undergoing Terrigenesis, Pulssus was seemingly transformed to living energy that is capable of flight and energy discharges. The full extent of Pulssus' powers is unrevealed, including the limits of his energy form, whether he can change to humanoid form, or if he can absorb energy. Pulssus uses long Sssss sounds when he speaks, indicating an electric energy beneath the surface.
(Fantastic Four I#398 (fb) - BTS) - General Ator of the Inhumans assembled his own private assault squad, training them as a unit. Naming them the Crimson Cadre, he trained Rootar the Irresistible, Margoyle, Eelak the Agile, Glaboo, and Pulssus.
(Fantastic Force I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Crimson Cadre was considered Attilan's elite paramilitary stike force and legends among the Inhumans.
(Fantastic Four I#398) - Getting word that the Fantastic Four were landing a ship on the moon, General Ator ordered them to be turned away as they had recently defied the Genetics Council. At Ator's orders, the ship was fired upon, but it then disappeared from view, due to the Invisible Woman's powers. After seeing evidence that the ship had landed, Ator assembled the Crimson Cadre. They soon found the Thing in a crater and told the hero he had just met his death squad.
(Fantastic Four I#399) - The Crimson Cadre coordinated their attacks against the Thing, who fought back savagely, but Boris (secretly Zarrko posing as him), a Latverian man aboard the Fantasticar, fired a blast and threatened to fire a missile at Attilan if the Cadre didn't back down. Ator only chose to withdraw when Boris revealed he was allied with Doctor Doom.
(Fantastic Force I#8) - In retaliation for the loss of Attilan, the Crimson Cadre attacked the Hawaiian Islands, seeking to claim it for the Inhumans. Ator used his Atmo-gun to drive away the humans. The Cadre was soon attacked by the Fantastic Force (Huntara, Psi-Lord, Devlor). After a deadly battle, Psi-Lord was able to contain the Cadre behind an impenetrable field while Huntara destroyed the Atmo-gun.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#2) - Karnak and Lockjaw teleported to Hawaii to free the Crimson Cadre from the barrier, then they returned to Atlantis to fight the Fantastic Four (Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Doctor Doom, Ant-Man). Pulssus downed the hero's ship with a blast. During the fight, Invisible Woman repelled Glaboo, Pulssus, and Ator with a force field. Defeated, the Crimson Cadre reported back to Arcadius, who was prepared to move against the Royal Family. The Cadre watched Arcadius order the Genetics Council to find Morgan le Fay, then Arcadius seized Nathaniel Richards, who knocked Ator out with a gas attack before he triggered Attilan to return to normal size. When the heroes defeated Morgan le Fay, Arcadius called the Cadre to him and he escaped by manipulating the ground beneath them.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#11) - As Attilan expanded, the Crimson Cadre confronted the Royal Family, under orders from Arcadius to put them in protective custody. After a brief fight, the Cadre were overwhelmed though they refused to surrender. During the fight, Pulssus hit the weakeaned Black Bolt with an energy burst, endangering Lockjaw and Ahura as well, but Medusa threw Rootar into Pulssus, who then hit Eelak with a blast by accident. The Royal Family teleported away.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler) & Danny Bulanadi (inker).
There are a surprising number of Marvel characters that are just living sentient energy beings, from Zzzax to Impulse to Ion. Pulssus fills that quote for the Inhumans.
Profile by Chadman.
Pulssus should not be confused with:
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Fantastic Force I#8, p1, pan1 (Pulssus)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#11 p7, pan4 (face)
Fantastic Four I#399, p1, pan1 (Pulssus)
Fantastic Four I#398-399 (March-April, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Force I#8 (June, 1995) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Dante Bastianoni (penciler), Ralph Cabrera (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
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 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)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#11 (September, 1995) - Roy Thomas (writer), Doug Braithwaite (penciler), Robin Riggs (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
First Posted: 03/31/2020
Last updated: 03/31/2020
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