Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutant (Neo)
Group Membership: Warclan (Anteus, Barbican, Domina, Elysia, Jaeger, Jaunt, Junction, Kilmer, Rax, Salvo, Static, Tartarus, two unidentified others)
Enemies: High Evolutionary (Herbert Wyndham), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), X-Men (Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Cecilia Reyes)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Presumably Genosha (place of death);
formerly Domina's stronghold, abandoned St. Michael's Church Complex, Brooklyn, New York;
formerly unrevealed hidden city of the Neo, possibly South America or Alaska
First Appearance: X-Men II#101 (June, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Tartarus possessed psychic abilities which were only beginning to manifest itself.
Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
(X-Men II#100 (fb) - BTS) - Tartarus 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) - Tartarus 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. Tartarus 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 Tartarus, Salvo 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 Tartarus 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 - BTS) - Tartarus presumably fought Reyes alongside the other Neo.
(X-Men II#110) - Still living in the Church Complex after their initial bout with the X-Men, Tartarus joined Salvo, Anteus 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.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks).
It was widely assumed that Tartarus like other Warclan members were recruited in Magneto army on Genosha to consequently be murdered when Cassandra Nova's Wild Sentinels decimated the population.
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.
Tartarus was first identified by name in X-Men II#110. He was previously an unidentified Neo during Rax's hunt for the X-Men in the Church Complex. A far younger Neo was known as Tartarus at the time.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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X-Men II#101, p22, pan2 (main image)
X-Men II#110, p17, pan2 (before Magneto's attack)
X-Men II#101 (June, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#110 (March, 2001) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
First Posted: 04/28/2019
Last Updated: 04/28/2019
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