Real Name: Malcolm Gregory "Greg" Murphy

Identity/Class: Human/tiger hybrid

Occupation: Hero; former mercenary, archaeologist

Group Membership: None; formerly Fifty State Initiative, Garrison (Fin, possibly others), Intruders (Fin, Paladin, Sandman/William Baker), Wild Pack (Battlestar/Lemar Hoskins, Amy Chen, Crippler/Carlton Striklan, Paladin, Raul Quentino, Sandman/William Baker)

Affiliations: Lorna Kleinfeldt, Samantha Powell, Ernst Sablinova, Uncle Morty

Enemies: Afterburner, Beetle (Abner Jenkins), Bio-Genes (Leecher, Lightbright/Obax Majid, Mali, Transfaser), Blacklash (Mark Scarlotti), Blizzard (Mickey Quaid), Boomerang (Fred Myers), Code: Blue (Daniel "Fireworks" Fielstein, Julius "Mad-Dog" Rassitano, Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz, Lt. Marc Stone), Cyclone (Gregory Stevens), Genesis Coalition (Franz Lubischt, Dmitri Petrovich, Fritz Sablinova, Ivan Trevkov), Justin Hammer, Hydra (Wolfgang von Strucker, others), Larry, Latisha, Dr. Newkirk, Penance (Robbie Baldwin), Pit-Viper, Spymaster

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Vermont;
   formerly Symkaria;
   place of birth Santa Fe, New Mexico

First Appearance: (Seen) Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8 (January, 1993); (code-name revealed) Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9 (February, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Malcolm Murphy is an experienced archaeologist whose DNA was combined with that of a Siberian tiger, resulting in him being a complex mix of both. Man-Eater has enhanced reflexes and senses (including seeing eight times better than regular humans and being able to track and smell prey across vast distances). With powerful claws and fangs capable of rending flesh, Man-Eater can run 35 MPH on all fours and can leap 30 feet straight up, while his tail helps him balance. Possessing super-strength, Man-Eater can lift 500 lbs. Man-Eater often struggles to balance the human and tiger parts of his mind, often unsure which memories are those of the man and which are those of the tiger.

Height: 6'8"; (as human) 5'11"
Weight: 244 lbs.; (as human) 190 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Orange with black stripes; (as human) black

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19/2 (fb) - BTS) - Malcolm Murphy, an archaeologist, well known for his mystical discoveries, went looking for a Incan tribal burial ground in the Peruvian rainforest near Machu Picchu. Murphy was apprehended by the Genesis Coalition, who also hunted and captured a tiger. Dr. Franz Lubischt experimented on Murphy and the tiger, combining their essence into one.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8) - In the Amazon base, Dr. Franz Lubischt continued torturing Murphy in front of the other members of the Genesis Coalition. The Wild Pack broke in and freed Murphy, who thanked them and directed them to other mutates. Murphy joined the Wild Pack in fighting off the Genesis Coalition.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9) - Murphy trained with the Wild Pack back in Symkaria.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15 (fb) - BTS) - Murphy took the name Man-Eater, and he joined the Wild Pack. He was assigned to a team working with Sandman, Paladin, and Fin.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15) - Man-Eater's team went to Kentucky, where they apprehended a Pit-Viper.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#16 (fb) - BTS) - Man-Eater's team was renamed the Intruders, with Sandman appointed as their leader.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#16) - The Intruders accompanied the Wild Pack to Somalia, where they fought those raiding government supply centers. Struggling to not consume the men he was attacking, Man-Eater followed the no-kill orders, and they soon battled the Bio-Genes. Then Hydra attacked, led by Baron Strucker.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#17) - Hydra battled the Intruders, the Wild Pack, and the Bio-Genes, and Leecher briefly took emotional control over Fin and Man-Eater, who purred when Fin petted him, before Silver Sable had Leecher set them free. Soon, Hydra was defeated.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19/2 (fb) - BTS) - Man-Eater was sent into the South American jungle to track criminals, including Larry, as a test of his capabilities. When he entered their hideout, it exploded.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19/2) - Rushing from the explosion, Man-Eater tracked the criminals across the jungle, soon gutting one when he drew a knife. Man-Eater resisted the temptation to eat the man, instead bringing him in alive.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#21) - The Intruders, including new member Lightbright, went to Beverly Hills at Silver Sable's order, to apprehend some deadly gang members, though the Intruders were told not to use violence.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#22) - The Intruders and the Wild Pack battled criminals including Afterburner, Cyclone, Spymaster, Boomerang, Beetle, Blizzard, and Blacklash. During the battle, Blizzard held Man-Eater off with an ice blast.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25) - The Intruders were sent to Bosnia to take down more Genesis Coalition agents.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#27 (fb) - BTS) - In New York, Man-Eater's tiger side took over and he fled from the Intruders and frightened civilians as he ran through the city.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#27) - Man-Eater stopped a mugging in Central Park, slashing violently at the criminal, then Code: Blue closed in on him. Evading nets and tranquilizers, Man-Eater went to the zoo, where his human side had started to return, but then he smelled a female tiger. Battlestar tried to reason with Man-Eater, but he lashed out against his friend, yelling that he belonged in the wild. After the female tiger was tranquilized, Man-Eater rushed into her cave to hide, as the Intruders arrived. Silver Sable tased Man-Eater and took him in to Dr. Newkirk, who promised to help him sort out his identity issues.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30) - At the Symkarian Embassy, the Wild Pack and the Intruders were informed that Silver Sable had been arrested. Lorna Kleinfeldt, Uncle Morty, Samantha Powell, and Ernst Sablinova warned the operatives that they could be arrested as well.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#33) - Man-Eater heard Silver Sable announce she was stepping down as leader of the Wild Pack.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#34) - The Intruders, operating out of the Symkarian Embassy, prepared for another mission.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 - BTS) - Man-Eater was considered as a recruit for the Initiative.

(Penance: Relentless#3 (fb) - BTS) - Man-Eater and Fin signed up with the Fifty State Initiative, and they were assigned to protect the state of Vermont as part of the Garrison.

(Penance: Relentless#3) - The Garrison stood in defense of a nuclear facility when Penance attacked, but they were both swiftly knocked out.

Comments: Created by Gregory Wright, Steven Butler, and Jim Sanders III.

An Intruders mini-series was planned according to Man-Eater's back-up story in #19/2, but nothing ever came of it.
--Markus Raymond

Man-Eater has a profile in Avengers Assemble#1 (July, 2010).

This profile was completed 10/24/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Man-Eater has no known connections to:

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Avengers Assemble#1, p40, pan1 (main)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19, p21, pan3 (face)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19, p22, pan2 (Murphy and the tiger)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19, p20, pan2 (hunting)
Penance: Relentless#3, p9, pan2 (in the Garrison)

Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8-9 (January-February, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Jim Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15-17 (August-October, 1993) - Greg Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19/2 (December, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Michael Bair (artist), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#21-22 (February-March, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Michael Bair (artist), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25 (June, 1994) - Greg Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#27 (August, 1994) - Greg Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30 (November, 1994) - Greg Wright (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), Jim Amash (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#33-34 (February-March, 1995) - Greg Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (May, 2007) - Anthony Flamini, Ronald Byrd (writers), Scott Kolins (artist), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Penance: Relentless#3 (January, 2008) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Paul Gulacy (artist), Molly Lazer (editor)
Avengers Assemble#1 (July, 2010) - various writers, Gus Vasquez (artist), Jeff Youngquist (editor)

First Posted: 09/08/2021
Last updated: 09/06/2021

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