Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutant (Neo)
Group Membership: Warclan (Anteus, Barbican, Domina, Elysia, Jaeger, Jaunt, Junction, Kilmer, Rax, Static, Tartarus, Tartarus)
Affiliations: Ransome Sole, Techheads
Enemies: High Evolutionary (Herbert Wyndham), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), X-Men (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock, Cecilia Reyes, Rogue/Anna Marie, Thunderbird/Neal Shaara, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Living Gun
Base of Operations: Domina's stronghold, abandoned St. Michael's Church Complex, Brooklyn, New York; (Place of death)
formerly unrevealed hidden city of the Neo, possibly South America or Alaska
First Appearance: X-Men II#102 (July, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Salvo has the superhuman ability to morph his physical form into any conceivable weapon, his gun of choice being machine guns. According to Rogue he shot a "couple'a" thousand rounds a minute.
Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: White, no visible irises
(X-Men II#100 (fb) - BTS) - Salvo and the Neo lived peacefully for years until the High Evolutionary, influenced by Mr. Sinister switched off the X-gene in all of Earth's mutants, resulting in many Neo's death.
(X-Men II#101 - BTS) - Salvo joined Domina and her Warclan in search of revenge against those responsible for their suffering and set her sights on the X-Men in the opening salvo of their war against humans and mutants. Salvo and the others took up residence in the St. Michael's Church Complex in Brooklyn, what was to become Domina's stronghold.
(X-Men II#101) - Determined to proof his worth and become the Warclan's leader, Rax gathered Salvo, Tartarus and two unidentified clan-members to search and find Nightcrawler and Cecilia Reyes. Reyes, responsible for killing Jaeger (albeit in self-defense) and the heavily injured Nightcrawler had hidden themselves in the Church Complex. Rax eventually located the duo and drove them towards his team. While Salvo and the other Neo looked down upon the X-Men Cecilia Reyes decided to take the highly addictive and power enhancing drug Rave, believing it to be her only chance of survival.
(X-Men II#102) - Salvo attacked Cecilia Reyes just as she'd thrown Anteus aside, bombarding her with bullets. Reyes, however, managed to keep herself, Nightcrawler and a group of Morlocks who'd taken refuge in the Church Complex safe with her energy shield. Moments later the X-Men bursted through the wall, coming to save Nightcrawler and Reyes. Salvo immediately attacked Rogue who was able to catch his bullets and threw them back. Salvo ducked for cover which allowed Rogue to get close and kissed Salvo to render the Neo unconscious and steal his powers. Rogue, however, was unable to control Salvo's powers and couldn't stop shooting, the bullets formed from the metal substance of her own body, causing her to literally eat herself alive! Rogue was saved by the combined efforts of Reyes and Nightcrawler. In an attempt to trap the X-Men inside the Church Complex Domina ordered Barbican to seal the building. Domina's plan, however, didn't completely work as Psylocke and Reyes managed to maintain an opening until the X-Men could escape. Only Reyes decided to stay behind to go and find Detective Jones who'd been merged with criminal Rufus Delgado.
(X-Men II#106 (fb) - BTS) - The Warclan were shocked to find one of the Techheads brutally slain in the stronghold, a peculiar thing since the stronghold was on lockdown. Junction used her teleportation abilities to go and find Domina.
(X-Men II#106) - Junction returned with Domina to where one of the Techheads had been brutally killed, Salvo and several other Neo were present as well. Curious to see what had happened Ransome Sole and young Rax (son of Jaeger) joined the group as well. Reasoning the killer had to be either Cecilia Reyes or Detective Charlotte Jones (who'd been trapped inside the warehouse) Domina sent Rax to find and kill them. The Neo, however, were unaware Rax had enlisted the aid of Rufus Delgado in taking Domina down. Sometime later that day the X-Men returned to save Jones and Reyes from the Neo stronghold Salvo was amongst the Warclan facing the X-Men. During the battle Salvo was quickly defeated by Colossus. In the end one of the Neo, Elysia stepped in to convince the X-Men were not their enemies. Though unconvinced, Domina allowed the X-Men to leave.
(X-Men II#110) - Still living in the Church Complex after their initial bout with the X-Men, Anteus joined Salvo, Tartarus and Rax in an effort to convince Domina to act instead of hiding. However, before anybody could react the group was in for a shocker when Magneto suddenly appeared, tearing the roof off the Church Complex in a mighty show of force. Without explaining himself Magneto simply ordered the Neo to kneel to which Rax and Salvo answered by attacking the master of magnetism. With something less than a furrowed brow, Magneto tore apart his would-be assailants. Stunned by what she just witnessed Domina dropped to her knees and allowed her Warclan to be recruited in Magneto's army on Genosha.
(X-Men: Earth's Mutant Heroes#1 - BTS) - Elysia and Tartarus of the Neo had created manifestations of the late Salvo, Anteus, Jaeger and Rax, and, joined by Junction went to San Francisco seeking revenge for their people's death on Genosha. Since most had been forced to serve in Magneto's army after which Cassandra Nova's Wild Sentinels attacked Genosha.
(Young X-Men#12 - BTS) - Arriving at the Golden Gate Bridge the Neo were opposed by the Young X-Men. During the battle "Salvo" fought Graymalkin.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks).
The Neo received a profile in the X-Men - Earth's Mutant Heroes (2011). The Neo were a society of Homo sapiens superior, an evolutionary offshoot of humanity born with the mutant X-gene, which gave them superhuman abilities. The Neo lived in seclusion for many generations and believed they were superior to humans and other mutants.
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X-Men II#102, p8, pan5 (main image)
X-Men II#102, p11, pan6,7&8 (defeated by Rogue)
X-Men II#110, p21, pan2,3&4 (death)
X-Men II#101 (June, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#102 (July, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#106 (November, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu, Thomas Derenick, Anthony Williams (pencilers), Mark Morales, Rick Ketcham, Norm Rapmund (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#110 (March, 2001) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
Young X-Men#12 (May, 2009) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Bonet (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
First Posted: 04/28/2019
Last Updated: 04/28/2019
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