Creator: Unrevealed (likely Shi'ar)
briefly used by Rogue (Anna Marie)
Aliases: Tath En'ruh (presumably its name in Shi'ar)
Base of Operations: Apparently crashed on the Gul Damar Space Station in the Shi'ar galaxy (see comments; the space station was subsequently relocated to Earth's orbit, and was presumably eventually relocated elsewhere)
formerly mobile throughout space (Milky Way and Shi'ar galaxy, at least)
First Appearance: X-Men: Legacy#220 (March, 2009)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Boneyard Dog is a starship able to comfortably house at least four, including the large Horse. It has life support capacity and can travel both interstellar and intergalactic distances, perhaps by accessing warps, hyperspace, etc. It can also fly within an atmosphere.
The Boneyard Dog has sensor arrays able to detect energy and technology from interstellar or perhaps even intergalactic distances.
Amongst its weapons arrays are blasters, one energy blast from which was sufficient to knock the massive and strong Horse off of his feet, at least.
(X-Men: Legacy#220) - Aboard the Boneyard Dog in deep space, Jat discovered advanced Shi'ar technology on Earth, and Sovel instructed Jat to set a course for Earth so they could recover it. They did not know the target -- Danger, the sentient form of the Danger Room, which had been constructed with Shi'ar technology -- to be a sentient, mobile entity.
As the Boneyard Dog warped into Earth. Jat noted that their target was on the move, and Redhand ordered Glitter to spike it without lowering its salvage value.
The ship soon appeared in the sky in Maynard's Plains in the Australian Outback, firing on Danger (and, indirectly the X-Man Rogue, in her proximity). Danger shot the ship, which plummeted directly toward her.
(X-Men: Legacy#222 (fb)) - Danger shot down the Boneyard Dog. Jat landed the ship safely, and Sovel and the others engaged
Danger with flow-inhibitors, attempting to shut her down without
damaging her. Instead, the inhibitors shut down her higher cognitive
functions and reduced her back to her core programming. Danger
automatically engaged a program that immersed them in an holographic
(X-Men: Legacy#221 (fb) - BTS) - Redhand, Glitter, Horse, and Jat were imprisoned in manacles against a wall in a room with Danger's hologram scenario.
(X-Men: Legacy#222 (fb) - BTS) - Gambit and Xavier freed Redhand and his crew.
Comments: Created by Mike Cary, Scot Eaton, and Andrew Hennessy.
What happened to the Boneyard Dog?
In X-Men Legacy#224, after Danger fries Redhand’s hand (actually giving him a red hand...) and blasts hundreds of holes in Horse, Redhand teleports the group away (see the above right image).
It’s not 100% clear to me that he teleports away with ship, the Boneyard Dog, but the ship isn't seen in the next page, and there’s a lot of empty space after Redhand’s group vanishes, including a couple spots that look a ship could have been sitting there (see image to the left).
However, a few pages later, after Danger helps Rogue with her power control and Rogue wakes up, Danger is working on a ship of some sort. Maybe she’s scavenging from the Boneyard Dog…maybe she’s fixing a crashed X-ship? (see image to immediate right)
When Redhand and his crew show up again, Jat describes getting caught in Gul Damar space station's distorted gravity and losing control, after which Redhand's crew is seeking a ship to get off of Gul Damar, presumably because their own ship crashed and was destroyed beyond repair. It is just told in flashback, so we don't see the ship.
Profile by Snood.
The Boneyard Dog should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads):
X-Men: Legacy#220, pg. 12, panel 1 (in space);
panel 2 (interior with crew);
panel 3 (control panels front, with Jat);
pg. 13, panel 1 (screen);
panel 2 (control panels, back, with Jat)
last story of main page (rushing at Danger);
#224, pg. 3, panel 4 (Horse blasted);
pg.4, panel 1 (exterior of ship showing blasters);
pg. 5, panel 1 (interior, with Glitter and Rogue);
pg. 9, panel 5 (teleporting);
pg. 10, panel 5 (landscape post-teleportation);
pg. 19, panel 2 (Danger working on ship..)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
First posted: 10/17/2021
Last updated: 10/17/2021
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