Real Name: Graydon Creed

Identity/Class: Human technology user;
    former mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Investment banker, political organizer;
    former presidential candidate, subservice

Group Membership: None;
    formerly Killteam 9 (Kenji Oyama, others), Human Council (Eli Bard, Bastion, Cameron Hodge, Stephen Lang, Leper Queen, Donald Pierce, Matthew Risman, Craig Sinclair, William Stryker, Bolivar Trask), the Upstarts (Siena Blaze, Fabian Cortez, Gamesmaster, Trevor Fitzroy, Shinobi Shaw);
    former leader and founder of the Friends of Humanity, the Tribunal

Affiliations: Carly Alverez, Birdie, Senator Miles Brickman, Jonathan Chambers, Clay, Valerie Cooper, Ellie, General Armond Gaudier, Mr. Harper, Henry, Jarroll, Loretta, Ted Koppel, Dr. Mabuse, Monte, Orchis (B. Barrington, Feilong/Kelvin Huang, others), Sabretooth (Camo, Victor Creed) of Earth-33441 , Sabretooth (Savage, Victor Creed) of Earth-1912;
    formerly Gunther Reinhold, Steven, Trish Tilby

Enemies: Elton Cayer, Trevor Chase, Daken (Akihiro), William Robert Drake, Gene Nation (Vessel, others), the Hand, Senator Robert Kelly, Marduk Kurios, Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama), New Warriors (Firestar/Angelica Jones, Namorita/Namorita Prentiss, Night Thrasher/Dwayne Taylor, Nova/Richard Rider, Rage/Elvin Halliday, Silhouette/Silhouette Chord, Speedball/Robert Baldwin), Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Gunther Reinhold, Sabretooth (Victor Creed) of Earth-12, Sabretooth (Victor Creed) of Earth-203, Sabretooth (Victor Creed) of Earth-1912, S.H.I.E.L.D., Stark Sentinels, Weapon X (Deadpool/"Wade Wilson", Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Omega Red/Arkady Rossovich, Sabretooth/Victor Creed), X-Club (Doctor Nemesis/James Bradley, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao), X-Factor (Forge, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Wild Child/Kyle Gibney), X-Men (Beast/Henry McCoy, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Forge, Iceman/Robert Drake, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue/Anna Marie, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Hope Summers, Wolverine/James Howlett)

Known Relatives: Victor Creed (Sabretooth, father), Raven Darkholme (Mystique, mother), Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler, half-brother), Rogue (Anna-Marie, foster sister), Zebadiah Creed (grandfather), Victoria Creed (grandmother), Luther Creed (uncle), Clara Creed (aunt), Saul Creed (uncle)

Aliases: Bad Seed, General Contractor, Tribune

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Stryfe's Strike File#1 (January, 1993);
    (in story) Uncanny X-Men I#299 (April, 1993);
    (as Tribune) Sabretooth I#1 (August, 1993); (as Bad Seed) Wolverine VII#47 (June, 2024)

Powers/Abilities: Graydon Creed is a tremendously wealthy man with access to technology (helicopters, suits of mechanized armor, guns) and armies. Wielding significant political influence, Creed has used his resources to establish the Friends of Humanity, the Tribunal, and mobs of anti-mutant protestors. Creed wields enough influence to cover up his crimes and to distance himself from his criminal activities. 

    As Tribune, Creed wore body armor and carried a Chk-Lit (charged hyper-kinetic lepton impulse thruster) gun. 

    After dying, Creed was revived by Bastion via the Transmode Virus. During this time, Creed was subject to Bastion's will, and Creed ultimately died when Bastion took the virus back. 

    Creed has since been revived and any ongoing connections to the Transmode Virus remain unrevealed.

Height: 6'
Weight: 160 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish-brown

(Sabretooth I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Mystique posed as a woman named Leni Zauber when she became pregnant after a tryst with Victor Creed, though Creed didn't know of her true identity as Mystique.

(X-Men II#3 (fb)) - After the baby was born, Victor watched Leni nurse the baby.

(Sabretooth I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Mystique had the real Leni Zauber killed so that Sabretooth wouldn't come after her.

(X-Men Forever I#2 (fb)) - Mystique, who kept secret her blue skin and mutant nature, was overwhelmed with Graydon's constant crying as a baby and she considered giving him up for adoption.

(Sabretooth I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Graydon grew up with his mother, and she told him that his father was a stock trader.

(Sabretooth I#4 (fb)) - Graydon looked through a peephole into a room and discovered that his mother was a blue-skinned shapeshifter. She taunted Graydon with this truth, and then hinted that his father was much worse than she was.

(X-Men Unlimited I#4 (fb) - BTS) - When Graydon turned 12, Mystique began to realize that he was never going to be a mutant, so she abandoned him. Creed ended up living in poverty in Europe, but he worked hard to make something of himself.

(Uncanny X-Men I#299 (fb) - BTS) - Creed formed the Friends of Humanity, a grass-roots anti-mutant group that held regular public protests against mutants, using the right to free speech to protect their hate-based views.

(X-Men Unlimited I#4 (fb)) - Creed made a deal with General Armond Gaudier of the Office of Genetic Purity, to provide assault weapons for members of the Friends of Humanity.

(Uncanny X-Men I#299 (fb) - BTS) - Creed willingly joined the Upstarts, a group of mostly mutant competitors seeking to get points and resources from mutant assassination assignments from the telepathic Gamesmaster. The Friends began to grow in national interest, and in time Creed was invited to join a televised debate on mutant rights on ABC News, alongside Professor Charles Xavier and Senator Robert Kelly.

(Uncanny X-Men I#299) - As Elton Cayer conducted the interview, Creed participated over satellite, and the recent slaughter of humans at the hands of the Acolytes was brought up first, along with the recent assassination attempt on Xavier at the hands of Stryfe. During the debate, Creed stated that his group was meant to protect the rights of humans as Kelly accused Creed's group of violating the civil rights of others regularly. Creed accused Xavier of being a mutant apologist, and publicly asked Kelly about the death of his wife, who'd been killed in a "mutant incident." Creed was annoyed when Henry McCoy, aka. the Beast, joined the show and compared Creed to a Nazi. Beast stuck his tongue out at Creed and later mooned him as the cameras turned off.

(Uncanny X-Men I#301) - While Creed was working out, Gamesmaster summoned him telepathically for a meeting with the Upstarts, including new member Siena Blaze. Gamesmaster taunted Creed for not having killed any mutants yet, after which he named Forge the next target for the Upstarts.

(X-Men Unlimited I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Creed hired Gunther Reinhold to confirm the truth about his biological parents. After researching, Reinhold informed him that Sabretooth was his father. Creed believed Mystique to be his mother, but wanted confirmation, and sent Reinhold to Germany, where Mystique had once been married.

(X-Force I#24 (fb) - BTS) - Graydon had brochures printed for the Friends of Humanity, printed with his picture on them. The text read "If you are human, then you are of us! The Friends of Humanity welcome all beings of like genetic descent, regardless of race, creed, or color. Why allow yourself to become made obsolete by the ever increasing threat of MUTANTS? FIGHT BACK! THE FRIENDS WANT YOU!"

(X-Men Unlimited I#2 (fb) - BTS) - When members of the Friends of Humanity were implicated in a terrorist act, Graydon released a public statement that those members were acting of their own accord and not as part of the Friends of Humanity.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2) - Graydon appeared on a television special hosted by Ted Koppel and featuring pro-mutant author Jonathan Chambers. Creed and Chambers debated about the ethics of mutants in society.

(Sabretooth I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Creed set up an office with the Gee Cee Group through the Society of Investment Bankers.

(Sabretooth I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Creed set up a cover identity as Tribune, and had a suit of mechanized armor. Tribune, through his agents, contacted Birdie, an ally of Sabretooth's, and she agreed to turn off the security grid on Sabretooth's home to allow Tribune to enter Sabretooth's base.

(Sabretooth I#1) - After Birdie turned off the security system, Tribune's army stormed the residence, tased and drugged Sabretooth, and then secured him in a net and captured him. They also captured a Hand ninja who'd been watching Sabretooth.

(Sabretooth I#1 - BTS) - Tribune had Dr. Mabuse upgrade Sabretooth's powers while also placing a remote detonator next to his heart. They also placed a detonator on the Hand ninja.

(Sabretooth I#1) - Tribune revealed his presence/involvement to Sabretooth and remotely detonated the explosive in the ninja to show Sabretooth the danger he was in. He then told Sabretooth he had 48 hours to kill Mystique, or he himself would be killed. Sabretooth agreed, but he promised to hunt down Tribune afterwards.

(Sabretooth I#2) - With his assistant Ellie, Tribune monitored Sabretooth as he hunted down Birdie for her betrayal.

(Sabretooth I#3 - BTS) - Sabretooth learned the truth about Leni Zauber and Mystique before heading back to the United States to confront Tribune.

(Sabretooth I#4 (fb) - BTS) - At Graydon's office in the McCammon Fiduciary Trust, Hand ninjas swarmed into the lobby to get revenge.

(Sabretooth I#4) - Ellie warned Graydon that Sabretooth had arrived, so Graydon put on his Tribune armor, after which he instructed his staff to arm themselves. Graydon soon realized that Sabretooth had gone off camera, but he warned Dr. Mabuse not to underestimate Sabretooth. When Sabretooth attacked, Tribune hit him with a Chk-Lit (charged hyper-kinetic lepton impulse thruster) gun blast. Sabretooth ripped the Tribune helmet off and threw it through the window, and then he threatened to kill Creed and Mabuse along with himself when the bomb went off in a few minutes. 

    While Birdie (who'd arrived with Sabretooth) held off the Hand, Mabuse removed the bomb using no anesthesia while Sabretooth held Creed threateningly out of the window. Creed opened fire on Sabretooth, killing Mabuse inadvertantly. Sabretooth had Birdie show him some of Graydon's memories, leading Sabretooth to threaten to kill Graydon, but Graydon killed Birdie with a gunshot instead. 

    Sabretooth left Graydon alive, aware of his deep hatred of mutants now. Sabretooth promised to watch him.

(New Warriors I#45) - Creed sent new armored agents, which he called the Tribunal, to apprehend Firestar of the New Warriors. The Tribunal agents were swiftly defeated.

(X-Men Unlimited I#4) - Creed vacationed in the south of France with Lorette, a woman who had connections to a royal family, when he got the news of Gaudier's death. Though the reports stated that Gaudier died of natural causes, Creed believed the general was killed to send Creed a warning. Butler Jarroll showed in the visiting Gunter Reinhold, and Reinhold confirmed that Mystique was Creed's mother. Reinhold told Creed that he also had a brother, but Reinhold demanded more money before he'd reveal any information. Creed furiously hit Reinhold with a wine bottle, forcing Reinhold to admit that Nightcrawler was Creed's brother. As Lorette screamed in horror, Creed killed Reinhold, and then he grew angry with Lorette when she tried to throw him out. 

    Realizing he was being manipulated by Mystique, Creed returned to Washington DC, where he went to Gaudier's funeral with his bodyguard Monte. There, Mystique revealed her involvement, exposing Gaudier as a racist weapons dealer, and then activated a bomb placed within Gaudier's coffin. Rogue and Nightcrawler revealed their presence in the crowd and rushed the bomb away to protect civilians, even as Creed's men opened fire on the mutants, but Mystique rushed away, changing forms to protect herself. As Rogue and Nightcrawler departed, Creed went to the Department of Mutagenetic Affairs, where he was questioned by Forge about his connections to Gaudier, but Forge had to let Creed go, not having enough evidence to charge him. Furious, Creed made a promise that he would continue to rise in power and that he would see mutants wiped out, and then he stormed away, promising Forge that things were not over between them. 

    On his private aircraft, Creed tracked Rogue and Nightcrawler to Mississippi, where he waited to get Nightcrawler alone and revealed that they were brothers. Unaware of his own heritage, Nightcrawler was disbelieving, and he and Creed briefly sparred as Creed taunted Nightcrawler with the fact that Mystique had abandoned him as an infant. Creed began choking Nightcrawler as he proclaimed that he refused to be related to such a monster, but Nightcrawler overcame Creed, knocking him out. Nightcrawler traded costumes with Creed and then used an image inducer to pose as Creed in order to confront Mystique. 

    When Creed woke up and found Nightcrawler and Mystique making peace, he was furious, having wanted Nightcrawler to kill Mystique. Creed signaled Monte, who rushed in on a helicopter and began dropping bombs on the area. Creed boarded the copter, and Rogue came after him, but she instead had to rush to save Nightcrawler. Creed watched with pleasure as Mystique seemingly sacrificed herself, falling over a waterfall, to save her children, after which he rushed to safety in his copter.

(X-Force I#32) - Gamesmaster telepathically assigned the Upstarts to apprehend former members of the New Mutants and Hellions, reminding them of the points available.

(X-Force I#33) - At the Gee Cee Investment Bankers office in Manhattan, Creed was confronted by the New Warriors, who were furious about the attacks on their teammates Firestar and Justice. Rage threw an air conditioner through the wall, and Night Thrasher cut off Creed's tie, but Creed was not intimidated until the Warriors threatened to expose his connections to the Upstarts, Sabretooth, and Mystique to the Friends of Humanity. Creed then willingly told them where the Upstarts were keeping the captives, at Shinobi Shaw's Swiss chalet.

(X-Force I#40) - Creed smiled at the news that the Friends of Humanity were picketing outside the police station after the arrest of the mutant Thornn.

(Uncanny X-Men I#323) - When a group of civilians were slaughtered in a disco by the mutant Gene Nation, Creed held a public rally to draw community support against the dangers of mutants.

(Uncanny X-Men I#324) - As Vessel of Gene Nation attacked Creed's rally, Creed refused to flee for his life. When Vessel tossed a concrete slab at Creed, Beast of the X-Men saved him. Creed was horrified by the amount of power that the X-Men wielded as Storm, Wolverine, and Cannonball defeated Vessel.

(Machine Man/Bastion '98 (fb)) - Bastion watched a presidential rally held by Creed and Brickman.

(X-Men II#45) - Creed's employee Clay made a suggestion that Creed run for president the following year.

(X-Factor I#123 (fb) - BTS) - Creed's campaign began receiving donations from anti-mutant politicians. One of the men had created mutant-hunting hounds, and Creed convinced them to go after Mystique, who, Creed said, had information that could damage his campaign.

(X-Factor I#123) - As his aide Henry reported on Creed's campaign successes, Creed got a visit from Mr. Harper, who had another sizable donation. Creed inquired about Mystique, and Harper grew angry, telling Creed he may plan to keep Mystique alive as an asset against Creed in the future, should he win.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#237) - Creed continued sharing his anti-mutant message on the news.

(X-Men II#51) - Creed announced his presidential campaign, running on an anti-mutant stance.

(Uncanny X-Men I#333) - Robert Kelly summoned Cyclops to his home to warn him about anti-mutant factions within the government, but Creed ordered a bomb to be detonated outside Kelly's home to silence him. Kelly was hurt but he lived.

(Uncanny X-Men I#334 (fb) - BTS) - The dangerous Bastion took an interest in Creed's campaign.

(X-Men II#53) - Creed praised his campaign manager, Steven, for their new leads in New Hampshire and Iowa.

(Uncanny X-Men I#334) - After Creed gave a campaign speech in New Hampshire, he was displeased to find Bastion waiting with orders for Creed to be more discreet with his future plots. Bastion was particularly angry about how things had gone with Kelly.

(Uncanny X-Men I#337) - When many of the world's heroes went missing in a fight with Onslaught, Creed gave a public address, blaming mutants.

(Uncanny X-Men I#338 (fb) - BTS) - As the membership numbers in the Friends of Humanity climbed, Creed had to distance himself from the organization while his presidential campaign increased. He hired Carly Alverez as his volunteer coordinator.

(Uncanny X-Men I#338) - Creed gave another speech to a packed crowd.

(X-Men II#58 (fb) - BTS) - Creed got a reputation as a tough-talking critic of the liberal media, and many accused him of fear-mongering and divisive politics.

(X-Men II#58) - After commending his volunteer Drake Roberts (secretly Iceman) for his campaign work, Creed was interviewed by Trish Tilby. After he provided commentary on a recent critical article written by J. Jonah Jameson, Creed reaffirmed his goal to protect civilians from mutants. When civilian William Drake spoke up in the crowd, yelling at Creed for his politics, Drake had to be dragged out.

(Uncanny X-Men I#339) - Creed gave a public address, in which he stated, "A pure America is a safe America."

(X-Men II#59) - Creed hurriedly closed the door to his hotel suite when another volunteer, Samson Guthry (secretly Cannonball), approached. Making up the excuse that he'd been talking to his parents inside, Creed rushed outside to give another campaign address.

(Uncanny X-Men I#340 (fb) - BTS) - As he continued to rise in the Gallup polls, Creed discovered that William Drake was related to "Drake Roberts," whom he soon realized was Iceman. Creed ordered some of his men to badly beat William. He then sent mercenaries to watch over the hospital that William would be sent to, telling them to kill any mutants they found.

(Uncanny X-Men I#340 (fb)) - As he departed with Carly Alvarez, Creed sent "Drake Roberts" out to find his father bloodied in a field.

(Uncanny X-Men I#340) - Creed set up a meeting with "Samson Guthry," and they had a conversation about their fathers, during which Creed broke his glass and cut his hand in a moment of anger.

(X-Factor I#127 (fb) - BTS) - To send a message to Mystique, Creed had the Friends of Humanity attack the young boy Trevor Chase, a mutant protégé of Mystique's. The boy was badly beaten and hospitalized.

(X-Factor I#127) - Creed gave a public address, encouraging everyone to vote him.

(X-Factor I#128 (fb) - BTS) - Creed selected Senator Miles Brickman as his running mate.

(X-Factor I#128) - After making the public announcement about Brickman, Creed left and discovered Harper in his car. Harper was furious about the events between the Friends of Humanity and Mystique, and he warned Creed to sever all contact with the Friends or he would regret the consequences.

(X-Factor I#130) - When death threats against Creed came in, Valerie Cooper warned Creed that he'd have to cancel his final campaign speech unless he allowed her to provide a security detail. Cooper showed in the members of the government team of mutant operatives, X-Factor, including members Forge, Wild Child, Polaris, and Sabretooth, who immediately began taunting Creed. Cooper demonstrated that Sabretooth was wearing a restraining collar and that if he stepped within three feet of Creed, he'd receive a shock that killed him. 

    Although furious, Creed had no choice but to accept X-Factor's presence if he wanted to continue his speech. While Creed gave his speech, X-Factor confronted Mystique, who was there to attack Creed. Creed threatened to have his men kill Mystique, but Cooper insisted that X-Factor take him away. Creed returned to give his speech, but the authorities then discovered Pyro in the crowd.

(X-Men Forever I#1) - Creed gave his speech, not knowing Mystique was leveling a gun at him from far away.

(X-Men Forever I#2 - BTS) - Mystique had her mind occupied by a version of herself from the future, and she activated the weapon that would kill Creed. When her future mind departed, the Mystique from the present had no memory of activating the weapon.

(X-Factor I#130) - As Pyro was arrested, Creed was suddenly hit with a flash of mysterious fire and killed, turning him into a pile of ash, though X-Factor didn't realize who had killed him.

(X-Force III#3 (fb) - BTS) - Creed was buried in Washington DC.

(X-Force III#3) - The Purifiers unearthed Creed's body. Creed's body was placed next to Donald Pierce, Stephen Lang, Cameron Hodge, Bolivar Trask, and the Leper Queen. Bastion, flanked by Eli Bard and Matthew Risman, used the techno-organic virus to give them all new life, though it made Creed and the others subject to Bastion's will. As Bastion scanned Creed, he determined that he was indirectly responsible for the deaths of 147 mutants (likely through the actions of the Friends of Humanity).

(X-Force III#4) - Risman met with Bastion in his office in Chicago. Bastion oversaw the ongoing resurrection and transformation of the Human Council, and ordered Risman to ready the Purifiers for the return of William Stryker.

(X-Force III#6) - Wolverine battled Bastion, but the villain escaped with Creed and the others; Wolverine was horrified to see them alive.

(X-Force III#7) - Creed revealed that he was alive to the public, claiming that he'd been targeted by mutants before and that S.H.I.E.L.D. had put him into hiding while his decoy was the one assassinated. Creed immediately began gathering support against mutants.

(X-Force III#12) - At a Graydon Creed rally, where the Friends of Humanity were being discussed again, the Leper Queen sent in Beautiful Dreamer wearing a bomb and 1100 people were killed, turning public favor against mutants more than ever. Creed complained to Bastion about the human casualties.

(X-Force III#13) - Creed and Lang made a presentation to the United Nations, asking for an international mutant response division.

(X-Force III#21) - Creed was present when Bastion announced that many mutants were returning from the dead on Genosha.

(X-Men: Second Coming#1) - Creed and the others met with Bastion, who updated them on their progress in the war against mutants and then gave them a new target: Hope Summers.

(Uncanny X-Men I#523) - Bastion assembled Creed and the others as he pressed his attack against the X-Men, and he reviewed his plans to construct towers to summon the Phalanx.

(X-Force III#26) - After Bastion went after Hope Summers himself, he returned, having failed, and he ordered Creed and Lang to prepare for the endgame.

(X-Force III#27) - Creed was shocked to see Bastion open portals from the future, allowing Nimrods to come through to fight the X-Men.

(X-Men: Blind Science#1 (fb) - BTS) - Creed and members of the Sapiens League used holographic technology supplied by Bastion to prepare a complicated scenario that would lead the X-Club, or the scientists of the X-Men, to surrender the Pyrovirus to them, which could then be used to infect mutants.

(X-Men: Blind Science#1) - After the virus was surrendered, Creed and the Sapiens League revealed their involvement, but the X-Club had rigged the virus to explode. The X-Club rushed away, leaving Creed with his failure.

(X-Men Legacy I#236) - As the Nimrods closed in on the mutants, Creed congratulated Bastion, whom he called "master," on successfully exterminating the mutant race.

(X-Men Legacy I#237) - The X-Men managed to defeat the Nimrods, so Creed watched as Bastion prepared to attack them himself.

(X-Force III#28) - Creed was sure that Bastion's plan had failed, and he suggested to flee and regroup, but Bastion instead reasserted complete control over them by transforming them into Nimrod drones under his control. They flew into battle and while Creed and Lang battled X-23 and Colossus, Bastion was determined to kill Hope Summers. Creed and his associates were destroyed.

(Weapon X III#26 (fb) - BTS) - Graydon's soul went to Hell.

(Weapon X III#26) - Creed was strapped into a bed in Hell where he screamed in pain. When Sabretooth (who'd gone through a personality inversion and was acting heroic) walked in, Graydon cried out for help, and Sabretooth grabbed him, bursting through a wall to find the rest of his team, Weapon X, who had come to Hell while still alive to find the soul of William Stryker. As Mystique complained they should leave Graydon there in Hell, they were confronted by the devil himself, Marduk Kurios. The devil wondered why they were bothering with trying to save Creed's soul, after which he pointed them toward Stryker.

(Weapon X III#27) - As Weapon X pushed forward, Sabreooth laid Creed down, promising he would return to save him. In the end, Sabretooth was willing to take Graydon's place in Hell, and Graydon's soul returned to Earth, seemingly alive. In response, the devil punished Sabretooth by taking away his heroism and then releasing him back on Earth.


(Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#4 (fb) - BTS) - The company Soteira recruited Graydon Creed, possibly against his will, and turned him into a mindless warrior that would serve their every command. He was assigned to complete missions as part of Killteam 9.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#1) - Soteira sent in Killteam 9 to wipe out the population of Maybelle, Arizona, and the civilians turned into zombies. Creed and the others killed hundreds of civilians. Later, Killteam 9 was sent to apprehend Daken, who was overwhelmed by the zombies.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#2) - Killteam 9 apprehended Daken. Later, they closed in on Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike when they came into the city.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#3) - Killteam 9 fought with Sabretooth, Daken, and Lady Deathstrike, and Sabretooth recognized Graydon among them.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#4) - Creed sparred with Sabretooth, who seemingly had no memory of having saved Graydon from Hell. Sabretooth demanded answers, but Graydon was unable to answer them. Lady Deathstrike impaled Graydon with her claws from behind and he collapsed, apparently deceased/destroyed.

(House of X#4 - BTS) - Graydon was listed by the X-Men as one of the greatest threats to mutants.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#5 (fb) - BTS) - After returning to life from Hell, knowing Sabretooth's memories of the event had been erased, Graydon grew obsessed with getting the ultimate evenge on his father.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#4 (fb) - BTS) - Using the alias General Contractor, Graydon Creed signed a deal with Orchis to set up several stations that would experiment on mutants, using them as genetic fodder. One of them was focused on mutant babies and was called the Infernal Nursery. He hired operatives to run these stations.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#1 (fb) - BTS) - Creed hired the scientist B. Barrington to begin experimenting on mutants. She developed the Barrington Coil, which, when implanted into a mutant, could delay their ability for powers to activate.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#5 (fb) - BTS) - Through unknown means, Graydon Creed acquired a dimensional transportation device and began hunting Sabretooths in other realities, blocking their powers with the Barrington Coil, then he mounted their heads on walls while keeping others captive.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#2) - Dr. Barrington called in to G.C. to report that she was still collecting data from the Barrington Coil she had placed inside Sabretooth to block his healing factor, and G.C. yelled at her for wasting his time, reminding her that she worked for him and not Orchis now.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#3) - Creed, monitoring events from afar, saw that Barrington was failing and he threatened to destroy her entire base. Creed wrote a letter about scientific ethics to Feilong.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#4) - Creed wrote to Orchis about the loss of Stations 1 through 4 and he regretted the losses and assumed he would not be rehired, but he wanted Station 5 to be left for him to handle. Graydon soon captured his father, Sabretooth, and brought him aboard his ship. He greeted Sabretooth, standing in front of a wall of severed heads from Sabretooths from alternate universes.

(Sabretooth and the Exiles#5) - Graydon tortured his father until some of the surviving Sabretooths attacked, Sabretooth-12, Sabretooth-203, and Sabretooth-1912. Graydon ran into a room where he'd been keeping the corpses of the other Sabretooths he'd hunted, then he animated them using technology that Barrington had devised, but the main Sabretooth had healed and he tossed Graydon into the dimensional machine, sending Graydon to another reality as he yelled that he'd get his revenge.

(Wolverine VII#47 (fb) - BTS) - Struggling to survive in the other dimension, Graydon repurposed his armor into a survival suit and did his best to get by. He started calling himself the Bad Seed.

(Wolverine VII#45) - Graydon was pulled out of his exile by the Sabretooth Army.

(Wolverine VII#47) - Bad Seed vowed to help destroy Sabretooth. Working with Sabretooth-33441 and the Sabretooth Army, he confronted Wolverine (Laura Kinney), who'd killed Sabretooth-1912.

(Wolverine VII#48) - Wolverine (Laura) jumped from the ship as Stark Sentinels attacked, and Creed was able to use extradimensional technology to destroy some of the indestructible Sentinels. He took over one Sentinel and then used it to fight the others.

(Wolverine VII#49) - In the Sentinel, Bad Seed kept fighting off the other Sentinels, then realized that Sabretooth-33441 was just another version of his father, so he blew up the Orchis station containing the Sabretooth Army. Overwhelmed by Sentinels, he blew his up, protecting himself in a shield. Wolverine attacked, wearing Adamantium armor and wielding the Muramasa Blade.

(Wolverine VII#50) - Bad Seed weaponized the Sentinels into fighting the mutants and prepared for battle with Wolverine, but Sabretooth ripped through the ground and slaughtered Bad Seed, who died whispering that there was no justice in the world.

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell, Brandon Peterson, and Dan Panosian.

    Graydon Creed likely has no superhuman powers. He has historically had access to tremendous amounts of money, resources, technology and followers. After dying, he was revived by the Transmode virus and subjected to Bastion's will primarily, and he died and went to Hell after Bastion drained his life force. Since he has been restored to life from Hell, and brainwashed by Soteira before being killed again, it is impossible to know if any of the effects of the Transmode Virus remain.

    Here is the information from Stryke's Strike File about Graydon Creed, but it doesn't fit in with the rest of his history. I'll presume that Stryfe typed notes that he didn't verify as fact:

(Stryfe's Strike File#1 (fb) - BTS) - Graydon Creed was abandoned as a baby in a Mississippi river city where he grew up in poverty. Knowing who his father was, Creed developed long-term strategies to kill as many mutants as possible, with the goal of killing his father one day.

    So, Sabretooth kills everyone...but he doesn't kill his mutant-killing, non-mutant son, with whom he has minimal actional emotional history/relationship? It's painful enough watching Spider-Man keep letting the likes of Norman Osborn or Kletus Casady/Carnage go free to kill , but it's just silly to have Sabretooth not kill someone as some sort of moral lesson. That's not who Sabretooth is.

    Graydon Creed received handbook profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 (January, 2005), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#2 (June, 2008) and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z SC#2 (January, 2012).

    Thanks to Markus Raymond for adding the image of his final techno-organic form and generally for restructuring the profile and adding the flashback to Graydon as a baby.

    This profile was completed 5/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Graydon Creed has no known connections to:

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004#1, p14, pan1 (main)
X-Men Unlimited I#4, p10, pan1 (face)
Sabretooth I#1, p21, pan1 (Tribune)
X-Men: Blind Science#1, p32, pan2 (in leather jacket)
X-Force III#28, p12, pan1 (final techno-organic form)
Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of the Killer#4, p1, pan4 (in Killteam 9)
Sabretooth and the Exiles I#4, p22, pan1 (assassin)
Wolverine VII#47, p17, pan2 (Bad Seed)
Stryfe's Strike File#1, p36, pan1 (in sunglasses)

Stryfe's Strike File#1 (January, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza, Scott Lobdell (writers), various artists, Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#299 (April, 1993) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Brandon Peterson (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#301 (June, 1993) - Scott Lobdell (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Sabretooth I#1-4 (August-November, 1993) - Larry Hama (writer), Mark Texeira (artist), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#2 (September, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jan Duursema (penciler), Keith Williams, Dan Panosian, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Rubinstein (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
New Warriors I#45 (March, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Darick Robertson, Brandon McKinney (pencilers), Larry Mahlstedt, Mark McKenna, Mark Stegbauer (inkers), Rob Tokar (editor)
X-Force I#32 (March, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tony Daniel (penciler), Jon Holdredge (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#4 (March, 1994) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Richard Bennett (penciler), Steve Moncuse (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Force I#33 (April, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tony Daniel (penciler), Jon Holdredge (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#33 (June, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#40 (November, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tony Daniel (penciler), Kevin Conrad, Tim Townsend (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#323 (August, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Bryan Hitch (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#324 (September, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Roger Cruz (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#45 (October, 1995) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#51 (April, 1996) - Mark Waid (writer), Pasqual Ferry (penciler), John Dell, Mark Morales, Vince Russell (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#333 (June, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Pasqual Ferry (penciler), Tim Townsend, Rob Hunter, Mark Morales, Chad Hunt (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#123 (June, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Jeff Matsuda (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Men II#53 (June, 1996) - Mark Waid (writer), Andy Kubert (penciler), Cam Smith, John Dell (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#334 (July, 1996) - Joe Quesada (writer), Joe Madureira (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#237 (August, 1996) - Todd DeZago (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), John Stanisci (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#337 (October, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (penciler), Tim Townsend, Vince Russell (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#127 (October, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Jeff Matsuda (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#338 (November, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira, Salvador Larroca (pencilers), Tim Townsend, Vince Russell (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#128 (November, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Jeff Matsuda (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Men II#58 (November, 1996) - Scott Lobdell, Ralph Macchio (writers), Bernard Chang (penciler), John Holdredge (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#339 (December, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Adam Kubert, Cedric Nocon (pencilers), Jesse Delperdang, Scott Hanna (inkers), Bob Harras (Editor)
X-Men II#59 (December, 1996) - Scott Lobdell, Ralph Macchio (writers), Andy Kubert (penciler), Art Thibert (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#340 (January, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Bob Harras (Editor)
X-Factor I#130 (January, 1997) - Howard Mackie (writer), Eric Battle (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Machine Man/Bastion '98 (June, 1998) - Mike Higgins, Karl Bollers (writers), Martin Egeland (penciler), Howard Shum (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
X-Men Forever I#1-2 (January-February, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Kevin Maguire (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Force III#3-4 (June-July, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#6 (September, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#7 (November, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mike Choi (artist), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#12-13 (April-May, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#21 (January, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men: Second Coming#1 (May, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), David Finch (penciler), Matt Benning (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#523 (June, 2010) - Matt Fraction (writer), Terry Dodson (penciler), Rachel Dodson (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Force III#26-27 (June-July, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mike Choi (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men: Blind Science#1 (July, 2010) - Simon Spurrier (writer), Paul Davidson, Francis Portela (artist), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#236-237 (July-August, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Greg Land (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Force III#28 (September, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mike Choi (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#1 (July, 2018) - Mariko Tamaki (writer), Butch Guice (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer#2-4 (August-October, 2018) - Mariko Tamaki (writer), Butch Guice, Mack Chater (pencilers), Cam Smith (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Weapon X III#26 (January, 2019) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Luca Pizzari (artist), Chris Robinson (editor)
Weapon X III#27 (February, 2019) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Luca Pizarri, Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Ibraim Roberson, Roberto di Salvo (artists), Chris Robinson (editor)
House of X#4 (October, 2019) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Pepe Larraz (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Sabretooth and the Exiles#2-5 (February-May, 2023) - Victor Lavelle (writer), Leonard Kirk (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Wolverine VII#45 (May, 2024) - Victor LaValle, Benjamin Percy (writers), Geoff Shaw (artist), Mark Basso (editor)
Wolverine VII#47 (June, 2024) - Victor LaValle, Benjamin Percy (writers), Geoff Shaw (artist), Mark Basso (editor)
Wolverine VII#48 (June, 2024) - Benjamin Percy, Victor LaValle (writers), Cory Smith (penciler), Oren Junior (inker), Mark Basso (editor)
Wolverine VII#49 (July, 2024) - Victor LaValle, Benjamin Percy (writers), Geoff Shaw (artist), Mark Basso (editor)
Wolverine VII#50 (August, 2024) - Benjamin Percy, Victor LaValle (writers), Geoff Shaw, Cory Smith (artists), Oren Junior (inker), Darren Shan (editor)

First Posted: 09/25/2021
Last updated: 06/01/2024

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