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SUNDER
Earth-92131

Real Name: Mark Hallett

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None;
formerly Magneto's army (Arclight/Philippa Sontag, Blockbuster/Michael Baer, Callisto, Copycat/Vanessa Carlysle, Dawnsilk, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Forearm/Michael McCain, Garrison Kane, Kangaroo/Frank Oliver, Marianna, Mole, Moondragon/Heather Douglas, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb, Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Tusk and unrevealed others), Morlocks (Annalee, Ape, Callisto, Erg, Glow Worm, Leech, Marianna, Masque, Plague, Scaleface, Slyme, Tommy, unidentified others)

Affiliations: Acolytes (Burner/Byron Calley, Chrome/Allen Marc Yuric, Fabian Cortez, Delgado/Marco Delgado, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Unuscione/Carmella Unuscione), Lady Gardener, Lifter (Ned Lathrop), Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Peeper (Peter Quinn), Dr. Taylor Prescott, Random (Marshall Stone III), Senyaka, Shocker (Randall Darby), Slither (Aaron Salomon), Strobe, Dr. Darrell Tanaka, Watchdog, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Enemies: Genoshan magistrates, Chet Lambert, Reavers (Bonebreaker, Wade Cole, Lady Deathstrike/Yuriko Oyama, Pretty Boy, Murray Reese, Skullbuster), Sentinels, Solarr (Bill Braddock), Spirit Drinker;
formerly Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hammer Bay, Genosha;
   formerly Skull Mesa, Nevada, United States of America;
   formerly Asteroid M, Earth's orbit;
   formerly Morlock tunnels, New York City, New York

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (January 30, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Sunder is a mutant who posesses a measure of superhuman strength, allowing him to lift 70 tons at his peak. Mostly considered a brute, at heart, he is a kind, loving man.

Height: 7'1" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 245 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Bald

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" - BTS) - Cast out from society because of his physical mutation, Sunder became part of the Morlocks, a group of mutants living in the abandoned sewer tunnels and atomic bomb shelters that honeycomb Manhattan.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" - BTS) - Callisto, leader of the Morlocks, became aware of the mutant heroes the X-Men, determined to have Cyclops rule by her side and produce an heir, Callisto sent the young Leech to gain their attention. Callisto's plan proved successful as they soon lured Cyclops and Jean Grey into the tunnels where they were captured. However, unable to stop the telepathic Jean Grey from warning her teammates the Morlocks prepared for the coming battle.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts") - When X-Men Storm, Rogue, Gambit and Wolverine arrived in the Morlock tunnels they easily freed Jean Grey from Annalee's hypnotic control after which they found "Cyclops". But when Wolverine learned it was in fact the shapeshifting Ape total chaos erupted as the X-Men fought the Morlocks to find Cyclops. During this battle Glow Worm and Cybelle attacked Gambit who only managed to destroy Glow Worm's destructive spheres at the last moment. In the end it was Storm who challenged Callisto over control of the Morlocks and won. Using her new powers as leader of the Morlocks, Storm urged the tunnel dwellers to join them above ground and offered a home in the X-Mansion. The Morlocks, however, refused believing that only when humans and mutants could coexist they could join them.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Out of the Past - Part I" - BTS) - Learning an alien spacecraft had been buried for centuries near the Morlocks tunnels, Callisto sent Leech to infiltrate the Reavers' base to steal a weapon that could penetrate the ship's forcefield. Unbeknownst to Callisto and the Morlocks, the spacecraft was in fact a Shi'ar prison-ship containing the dangerous Shi'ar creature the Spirit Drinker, which had accidentally crash-landed on Earth. Leech, however, was discovered and inadvertently led the Reavers and their leader Lady Deathstrike into the Morlock tunnels where they attacked the Morlocks. Sunder was one of the many Morlocks caught in the Reavers' bionet which rendered the Morlocks unconscious.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Out of the Past - Part II") - Lady Deathstrike tricked Wolverine into opening the alien spacecraft with his adamantium claws which accidentally released the Spirit Drinker. The Shi'ar creature's sole purpose was to drain the life force of anyone it could find and immediately attacked the Reavers, draining them of their life force. As the Soul Drinker made it's way to the Morlock tunnels it took the life force of Sunder and the other Morlocks, still trapped in the Reavers' bionets. Sometime later the X-Men made their way down to the tunnels and eventually managed to defeat the creature, causing all of the drained life forces to be returned to their original bodies, thus saving Sunder and the Morlocks.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" - BTS) - Sunder and mutants from around the world watched as Magneto spoke at the United Nations, announcing the liberation of mutantkind. Magneto revealed that he and several missing scientists had built a mutant-only home on Asteroid M in the Earth's orbit. Magneto invited all mutants, explaining a first exodus would take place near Genosha.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I") - Eager to join Magneto and move to Asteroid M, Sunder quickly made his way to a local airport where large groups of mutants had gathered to buy a ticket to the African nation where the first exodus would take place. Sunder and several other mutants gathered on the African planes where Charles Xavier, Gambit and Beast of the X-Men had gathered hoping to persuade Magneto to stop his plan, fearing other nations would retaliate. Soon Magneto arrived with his transport welcoming the mutants and X-Men aboard. Instead of bringing the mutants directly to Asteroid M, Magneto first went to Genosha to free their enslaved mutants.

   Upon arrival Magneto urged the Genoshan mutants to cast off their bonds and join them, in a mighty show of force Sunder, Tommy, Glow Worm and the other mutants left the transport to form a powerful front. Magneto's call, however, was answered by the Genoshan magistrates who refused to release their prisoners which in turn led to the mutant convoy to attack them. Assisted by the Acolytes (a group of mutants pledging allegiance to Magneto's righteous cause) a fierce battle followed in which Sunder and the mutants quickly gained the upper hand, prompting the Genoshan magistrates to release a group of Sentinels to level the playing field. In the end Magneto, repowered by his Acolyte Fabian Cortez destroyed the Sentinels, forcing the Genoshan magistrates to flee and freed the Genoshan mutants.

   Finally arriving on Asteroid M, Sunder and the other newcomers were welcomed and some of them even invited to a ceremonial toast alongside Magneto. Disappointed Magneto wasn't the fearless leader he'd hoped for, Fabian Cortez confronted Magneto, taking away his powers. Believing Magneto would serve their cause better as a martyr Cortez trapped him in his chambers and opened the airlock, causing Magneto's chambers to be pulled into Earth's atmosphere. Suspicious of Asteroid M's alarm, X-Men Beast and Gambit quickly located Cortez only to be accused of killing their enigmatic leader Magneto.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II") - Although Professor X and Beast successfully escaped, Gambit was taken prisoner by the Acolytes. Sunder, Arclight, Peeper and several other mutants called out for his blood when Cortez presented them with Gambit, the supposed assassin of Magneto. Sometime later Cortez addressed world leaders, threatening to attack them unless they would release all mutants in captivity and pay restitution for human crimes against them, a feat which Sunder, Erg, Mole and other mutants celebrated. Unbeknownst to Sunder and the others, a small strike team of X-Men arrived at Asteroid M to not only save Gambit but deactivate all of Asteroid M's active warheads. In the end Magneto, revived, destroyed the active warheads after which he attacked and defeated Cortez. In a mighty show of force Magneto finally destroyed Asteroid M, Sunder and all other mutants were safely returned to the African planes, under the watchful eyes of MjNari and the Black Panther.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" - BTS) - When Leech had fallen ill, Ape and Annalee brought the little boy to a hospital only to be refused when Leech inadvertently caused a nurse to faint. At whit's end, the Morlocks hijacked an ambulance to acquire medicines which they crashed into the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center where X-Men Storm, Wolverine and Jubilee enjoyed some downtime after doing their Christmas shopping. Begging for help, their official leader, Storm vowed to help Leech.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas") - Sunder, Cybelle, Slyme and many other Morlocks were present when Ape and Annalee returned with the X-Men. Upon examining the boy, Wolverine was certain Leech couldn't be moved lest he die. It was then decided Wolverine would perform a blood transfusion while they would send for Beast. Sunder and the Morlocks watched as Ape transformed into a bed for Wolverine to lay on for the duration of the blood transfusion. As the X-Men and Morlocks waited they offered Storm and Jubilee to join them for dinner as it was Christmas Eve. Not long after the blood transfusion was deemed a success as Leech recovered just as Beast arrived. To share the Christmas feeling with the Morlocks, Jubilee gave them the Christmas presents she'd bought earlier for her friends as both X-Men and Morlocks joined in the festivities.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - Sunder moved to Skull Mesa, Nevada where Dr. Taylor Prescott had established a community where mutants could live in peace. However, the town was soon taken over by the villainous Solarr and his allies Chet Lambert and Toad after learning of it's underground goldmine. Dr. Taylor Prescott opposed the villains but was placed in suspended animation and soon had all of the town's residents living in fear by attacking anyone who questioned his authority, forcing some like Sunder, Slither, Random and Forearm to work in the goldmine.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - When the X-Man Cyclops had come to Skull Mesa to meet his old friend Dr. Taylor Prescott he was confronted by Solarr and his allies. Through the following days Cyclops learned Solarr had taken over the city forcing the residents to live in fear. Determined to stop Solarr, a temporary depowered Cyclops fought back.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried") - Sunder, Strobe, Reaper and several other mutants gathered at the town's square when Solarr openly confronted Cyclops. Solarr falsely claimed Cyclops was one of the subversives who wished to destroy their lives, something he'd warned the townspeople of before. Solarr continued, explaining that a crystal sculpture Cyclops was carrying was in fact a transmitter to summon his friends. Cyclops, who was bound to a large golden sculpture of Solarr with Toad's green muck urged the townsfolk to see Solarr for who he really was, a tyrant who held the innocent Dr. Taylor Prescott in the goldmine. Deciding to finally stand up to Solarr, one of the townsfolk, Tusk attacked Solarr and freed Cyclops. As a full fledged fight erupted other townsfolk like the Lady Gardener and Dr. Darrell Tanaka helped Cyclops while others like Sunder, Slither, Copycat, Arclight and Ape stood with Solarr. Cyclops, repowered thanks to Tanaka used his optic blast on the crystal sculpture to take them out with a single blast. When Solarr was defeated the mutants like Sunder had a sudden change of heart, realizing what he'd put them through. Meanwhile Dr. Prescott had been freed and was reunited with Cyclops after which he told the X-Man they would deal with Solarr and his men in Skull Mesa.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" - BTS) - Sunder moved to Genosha where former slave-workers had built their own civilization who viewed Magneto as their leader.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day") - When mutant uprisings were seen throughout the world following the televised attack on Charles Xavier over a "mutant containment bill", Sunder and other mutants impatiently wondered when their enigmatic leader Magneto would finally lead them into war against humankind. Then, moments later Magneto addressed his people and calling all mutants from around the world to stand beside them.

   However, the X-Men also picked up the message which led them to send a small strike team consisting of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Wolverine to try and persuade Magneto to stop. During the night when Sunder was sleeping, Sunfire and Feral noticed suspicious movement in the encampment, discovering the X-Men. However, because it was night, both mutants didn't recognize the mutant heroes and inadvertently woke up the sleeping mutants who gathered round the X-Men. But just then Magneto appeared again which allowed the X-Men to sneak away. The X-Men successfully reached Magneto after which they revealed Charles Xavier was dying and could be saved if he'd help them send a message to Shi'ar empress Lilandra. Determined to help Xavier, Magneto called off the impending mutant war and left with the X-Men.

Comments: Created by Robert Skir, Marty Isenber (writers) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

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images: (without ads)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (chasing Rogue)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Out of the Past - Part II" (trapped by the Reavers)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (closeup)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" (watching bloodtransfusion)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (Skull Mesa)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (January 30, 1993) - Robert Skir, Marty Isenber (writers), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Mendelson (color key design), Dan Fausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboards), Fred Carillo Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombol, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Out of the Past - Part II" (August 5, 1994) - Michael Edens (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995) - Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II" (October 28, 1995) - Jeff Saylor (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" (December 23, 1995) - Larry Parr, Eric Leward (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Marcos Borregales, Darrel Bown, Claude Denis, Warren Greenwood, Mark Lewis, Andre Nieves, Steve Olds, Shayne Poindexter (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Claude Denis, Tenny Henson, Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Helga Vanden Berge (ink and paint), Yung Woo Kim, Laura Rasey Miller, Sung Woo (color backgrounds), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (color backgrounds), Jerry Acerno, Patrick Archibald, Francisco Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Troy D. Adomitis, Dell Barras, Armando Carrillo, Greg Garcia, Tenny Henson, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Sosnowski, Keith Tucker, Rick Hoberg, David Simons, Frank Squillace, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Aganasin, Gerald Forton, Ernie G. Guanlao, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Mike Sosnowski, Marcos Borregales, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Mark Lewis, Tec Manalac (storyboard cleanup), Sem Animation (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (February 17, 1996) - Mark Onspaugh (writer), Frank Brunner (model design), Mark Lewis (model design, prop design, storyboard clean-up), Darrel Bowen, Russell Chong, Steve Olds (prop design), Frank Squillance (prop design, layout design, storyboards), Cesar Magsombol, Wayne Shulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Agnasin, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard clean-up), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sue Peters (animation director), Larry Houston (producer, director, storyboards), Sharon Janis (associate producer, editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (September 20, 1997) - James Krieg (writer), Roy Burdine, Mark Lewis (model design), James Agnasin (model clean-up), Marcos Borregales, Vadim Sokolov (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Joe Dempsey, Romeo Francisco, Bob Fuentes, Rick Hoberg, Aleta Kozak Tom Nesbit, Danny Taverna, Thomas Tholen, Danilo Tolentino, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard design), Patricio Agnasin, Ernie Chan, Vinton Heuck, Abel Laxamana, John T. Miller, Kirk Van Wormer (storyboard clean-up), Trish Mendelson (color key), Ladonna Hannover, Trish Mendelson (ink and paint), Kelly Akins, Rey Zipagan (color backgrounds), Philippines Animation Studio Inc. (animation), Tom McLaughlin (producer)


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Last Updated: 06/14/2020

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