Membership: None identified

Purpose: To leech off of the emotions of/and bond to others

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Kulan Gath (loosely)

Enemies: Doctor Voodoo (Jericho Drumm), Elektra (Elektra Natchios), Punisher (Frank Castle)

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: Savage Avengers I#4 (October, 2019)

History: (Savage Avengers I#4 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in his adventures, superhero houngan Doctor Voodoo encountered the demonic, illusion-casting Xholtan Skin-Walkers, quickly learning that once the Skin-Walkers bonded themselves to a person's emotional heart, they never let go.

(Savage Avengers I#4) - After Hyborian era sorcerer Kulan Gath unleashed the marrow god Jhoatun Lau and prepared to depart, he announced a gift for his enemy, the Punisher, releasing the caskets of Punisher's supposed family. Emerging from the caskets in the form of Punisher's deceased family, a trio of Xholtan Skin-Walkers began appealing to the stunned Punisher's emotions and the Skin-Walker posing as Maria Castle bade the Punisher to come into her arms. Recognizing the Skin-Walkers for what they were, Punisher's ally Doctor Voodoo warned Punisher not to speak and insisted that Punisher didn't know what he was dealing with. Still stunned, the Punisher began to move closer to the Skin-Walkers but Doctor Voodoo cast a spell on Punisher to remove his mouth in order to prevent him for further speaking before turning his attention towards the Xholtan Skin-Walkers directly. Doctor Voodoo then revealed the Skin-Walkers' true forms before banishing them and returning the Punisher's mouth, apologizing for his actions and explaining that the Skin-Walkers had their proverbial hooks in the vigilante. Doctor Voodoo further explained that a victim of the Skin-Walkers could say the wrong thing and become bound to them, which was not easy to undo.

Comments: Created by Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato, Jr.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The Xholtan Skin-Walkers have no known connections to:

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Savage Avengers I#4, p12, pan5 (Xholtan Skin-Walkers in true forms, main image)
Savage Avengers I#4, p10, pan2 (Xholtan Skin-Walkers, in the form of Punisher's family)

Savage Avengers I#4 (October, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato, Jr. (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 05/02/2020
Last updated: 05/02/2020

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