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RAGE

Real Name: Harris Porter

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Thief, mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mrs. Bump, Repairman, Silk (Cindy Moon), Spider-Man (Peter Parker);
   formerly Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)

Enemies: Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Black Cat's gang, Red Ace Gang;
   formerly Silk (Cindy Moon)

Known Relatives: Marie Porter (daughter), wife (name unrevealed, estranged)

Aliases: Dragonclaw

Base of Operations: New York, USA

First Appearance: Silk I#1 (April, 2015)

Powers/Abilities: Harris Porter has little fighting skills and relies on his armored suit. He does not have a killer instinct. In his first suit as Dragonclaw, Porter had superhuman flight speed and slashing claws built into durable armor. His superior second suit as Rage gave him the same abilities as the first but with added abilities such as fireball projectile generation from the mouth and superhuman strength (up to about 8 tons). The suit's flexible armor was more durable as well, but not blade-proof. Both suits relied on wings for flight.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation, without suit)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation, without suit)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Silk I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Harris Porter and his wife separated, leaving him to raise their daughter Marie by himself. But he had prior criminal convictions, which made getting a job difficult. He hooked up with Black Cat's gang to get money to pay bills. Black Cat had the super-suit maker Repairman make him a winged suit and he called himself Dragonclaw.

(Silk I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Following Black Cat's orders, Dragonclaw attacked a delivery truck to steal a shipment from the Red Ace Gang.

(Silk I#1) - Dragonclaw was stopped by vigilante Silk (Cindy Moon), but she was momentarily distracted and Dragonclaw slashed her webbing, letting her fall (where she was saved by Spider-Man passing by). Dragonclaw flew away. Later in her civilian guise, Moon used the Dragonclaw incident as news for her job at the Fact Channel. The two clashed again later, although Dragonclaw was without his wings. Silk punched him far into a dumpster; when she reached him, Porter had dumped the suit and fled. Soon after, he met with a disappointed Black Cat, who sent him back to the Repairman.

(Silk I#2) - Having found Silk swinging among skyscrapers, Black Cat sent Porter, now calling himself Rage, after her in his new and improved suit.

(Silk I#3) - Rage smashed Silk into a building and the two fought (although Silk continued to mock him). He briefly knocked her out by dropping a van on her but Silk recovered and managed to tear one of his wings off as flew up. He fell on building top; Silk's adrenaline-fueled anger led to a brutal beating until he pleaded with her to stop and he explained why he had taken this path. Slightly suspicious, Silk took pity on him and carried him to a nearby hospital to patch up injuries. She also put in a good word for him at Alchemax for a job opportunity. Porter went home to his daughter, paid babysitter Mrs. Bump and wanted to reform.

(Silk I#5) - Overhearing that Porter's daughter had been kidnapped, Silk rushed to his house to find him enraged donning his suit with the ransom note from Black Cat that Silk be brought in. Calming Porter down, Silk patched up his torn wing and gained Spider-Man's aid tackling the drop-off point, but Porter rushed in. They quickly overcame the men guarding the child and Porter left with his daughter (although his suit was further damaged).

(Silk I#7) - Multiversal collapse was causing havoc everywhere. Porter put on his suit again, since repaired, and helped those he could. He chanced upon Silk, buried under a bus that had fallen into ruptured street while she was rescuing people. He lifted up the bus just as she was about to pass out. Grateful but realizing this was the end of the world as they knew it, she encouraged him to go home to his daughter.

Comments: Created by Robbie Thompson & Stacey Lee.

Silk (mockingly) referred to him as Pokemon Dude; not exactly an alias.

Silk volume 1 finished with the multiversal collapse that led into Secret Wars III.

This profile was completed 7/21/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Rage a.k.a. Dragonclaw has no known connections to:


Marie Porter

Marie was the child daughter of Harris Porter, who would have elderly babysitter Ms. Bump watch over her while he was out working (usually criminal activities). Marie was kidnapped by the nefarious Black Cat as leverage to make Harris (trying to reform) do her bidding as Rage. Eventually she was saved through the combined efforts of Silk, Spider-Man and her father (using the Rage suit).

 

 

 

--Silk I#3 (Silk I#5


images: (without ads)
Silk I#7, p17, pan3 (main image)
Silk I#7, p18, pan1 (headshot)
Silk I#1, p2, pan2 (Dragonclaw armor)
Silk I#3, p4, pan4 (shooting fireball)
Silk I#5, p1, pan3 (Marie)


Appearances:
Silk I#1 (April, 2015) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Stacey Lee (pencils & inks), Ellie Pyle & Nick Lowe (editors)
Silk I#2 (May, 2015) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Stacey Lee (pencils & inks), Ellie Pyle & Nick Lowe (editors)
Silk I#3 (May, 2015) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Stacey Lee (pencils & inks), Ellie Pyle & Nick Lowe (editors)
Silk I#5 (August, 2015) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Stacey Lee (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editors)
Silk I#7 (November, 2015) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Tana Ford (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editors)


First posted: 09/26/2021
Last updated: 09/25/2021

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