Real Name: Rafi (last name unrevealed)
Occupation: Poacher, slaver
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Jamie Braddock
Enemies: The indigenous people and
relief workers of Africa
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Africa
First Appearance: (seen in an illusion):
Excalibur I#15 (Mid November, 1989)
Powers/Abilities: Rafi (or at least the
illusory counterpart of him) did not display any superhuman powers but
carried an automatic weapon and chains used for enslaving others.
History: (Excalibur I#15 (fb)
- BTS) - Rafi was a poacher and slaver employed by Jamie Braddock, who
sent Rafi to Africa to enslave some of the indigenous people and relief
workers there for trading on the black market.
(Excalibur I#15 - BTS) - When Technet's Gatecrasher
was immersed in an illusion of Jamie Braddock's past life generated by Doctor Crocodile,
an image of Rafi appeared and enslaved her at the behest of Jamie
Braddock, the man Technet had been sent to Doctor Crocodile to rescue.
When the illusory Jamie ordered Rafi to dispose of the "hippopotamus,"
Gatecrasher fought against the illusion and pulled herself out of it to
confront Doctor Crocodile.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Alan Davis and Paul Neary.
Rafi only appeared in an illusion of Jamie Braddock's life generated by Doctor Crocodile. It was not clear if he actually existed in reality or if he was an imaginary lackey of Jamie created purely for the illusion. For the purposes of this profile, I chose to treat him as if he actually existed and his form was merely used for the illusion.
Rafi's eye color was impossible to determine as his
illusory form wore sunglasses that covered his eyes. His height and
weight were also impossible to approximate. While he was seen next to
the 8'3" Gatecrasher, he was drawn in a way that he stood over the
kneeling Gatecrasher, making his height difficult to approximate at
Profile by Proto-Man.
Rafi has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Excalibur I#15, p11, pan4 (illusion of Rafi, main image)
Excalibur I#15, p11, pan5 (illusion of Rafi's foot forcing Gatecrasher to the ground)
Excalibur I#15 (Mid November, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Paul Neary (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
First Posted: 03/15/2019
Last updated: 03/15/2019
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