Real Name: Targon (presumably)
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: Unrevealed; former member of the Genetics Council
Group Membership: Genetics Council (Arcadius, Cynas, Furgar, Porcal, Sapphiras)
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, Targon grew fur, fangs, maned hair, and sharp claws. Possessing a savage nature, Targon appears to have enhanced agility, durability, and strength. 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 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) - Arcadius led a meeting of the Genetics Council and they discussed the threats of the Atlanteans and Thor, who remained under the control of Morgan le Fay. Arcadius realized he would have to accelerate his own agenda. Arcadius sent a psychic projection of himself toward Devlor, a young Inhuman who had problems with his Terrigenesis. Arcadius convinced Devlor that his biology contained the key to staving off genetic struggles in all Inhumans.
(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. Targon nearly went into a rage. 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 the events.
(Fantastic Force I#9) - The Genetics Council stood by while Morgan le Fay pushed her agenda forward.
(Fantastic Four I#402) - Targon 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 a group of heroes (the Fantastic Four, Namor, Thor) attacked, Arcadius assigned Targon and Furgar to protect the miniature Attilan, and Sapphiras and Cynas to gather the Terrigen Mists. 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. The Council attacked the heroes and Targon faced off with Devlor. 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).
Profile by Chadman.
Targon should not be confused with:
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Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1, p10, pan1 (Targon)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1, p16, pan1 (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: 04/08/2020
Last updated: 04/08/2020
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