THE SCARLET FALCON
(of Earth-66881)

Real Name: Sam Wilson

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-66881) human (18th century)

Occupation: Pirate captain

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Rebecca "Becky" Barnes, Blackbeard (temporally divergent Benjamin Grimm counterpart), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-957), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-7946), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-8096), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-33629), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-51518), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-61741), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-95099), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-95120), numerous other Blink counterparts (see comments), Cobalt of Earth-81111, Elendil of Reality-22681, Exiles (Blink/Clarice Ferguson of Earth-295, Iron Lad/Nathaniel Richards of Earth-18651, Khan/Kamala Khan of Earth-81111, Valkyrie of Reality-22681, Wolvie), Capt. Mercedes Knight, L'il Magneto, Namor of Earth-71853

Enemies: Admiral Gyrich, Juggernautical, the Time-Eater (temporally divergent counterpart of Earth-6311's Nathaniel Richards)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Savage" (insult from Admiral Gyrich)

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the seas of Earth-66881

First Appearance: Exiles III#4 (August, 2018)

Powers/Abilities: The Scarlet Falcon does not possess any superhuman powers but he wears a winged costume that allows him to fly through the air and he carries a saber into battle. He is also often accompanied by a trained falcon.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'2")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 240 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Exiles III#4 (fb) - BTS) - Part of a triumvirate of pirate captains working against slave trader Admiral Gyrich, the Scarlet Falcon befriended fellow pirate captain Blackbeard and held unrequited affection for Capt. Mercedes Knight.

(Exiles III#4) - A year later, when his ship neared Blackbeard's ship, the Scarlet Falcon flew over to Blackbeard's ship to announce his arrival for the captain triumvirate meeting. Heartily and happily greeting Blackbeard, the Scarlet Falcon asked who Blackbeard's strangely-garbed allies were, prompting the Exiles' Khan to sarcastically reminded the Scarlet Falcon that he was in a bird costume. The Scarlet Falcon was then introduced to the reality-hopping Exiles, whom Blackbeard claimed were from the future and were there to aid against Admiral Gyrich. He then asked where the third pirate captain, Mercedes Knight, was and asked if he had beaten her there. Upon hearing an affirmative confirmation, the Scarlet Falcon then accompanied Blackbeard below deck to discuss strategy until Knight's ship neared. Blackbeard's first mate, Becky Barnes, announced Knight's impending arrival and remarked on the Scarlet Falcon's affection for Knight, only to be quieted by the Scarlet Falcon, who flew off for a shave and cologning. When Mercedes Knight arrived and grouped with Blackbeard and the Falcon, the Scarlet Falcon gave a rousing speech to inspire the pirates as they approached Admiral Gyrich's ship, the Shield. Knight quickly quieted the Falcon, flirting that tongues could be put to better use. The Scarlet Falcon then expressed desire to fly over to Gyrich's ship to begin the battle and the Exiles' Blink suggested a faster route, teleportation, before teleporting the Scarlet Falcon, Blackbeard and herself aboard Gyrich's ship. Confronting Gyrich personally, the Scarlet Falcon gave him a chance to surrender but Gyrich refused and unleashed the armored Juggernautical. With the Exiles' help, Scarlet Falcon and the pirate captain triumvirate defeated both Gyrich and the Juggernautical and the Falcon joined the other pirates in celebrating the victory. His arm around Knight, the Scarlet Falcon remarked on how they had struck a great blow to the slavers and, with a few more similar victories, they might just win the war against the traders.

(Exiles III#5) - The Scarlet Falcon was recruited alongside Blackbeard, Capt. Mercedes Knight, Earth-71853's Namor, Earth-81111's Cobalt, L'il Magneto and a slew of alternate counterparts of Blink to aid against the reality-devouring Time-Eater. Flying into battle, the Scarlet Falcon participated in a massive dogpile on the Time-Eater. Following the Time-Eater's defeat, the Scarlet Falcon was returned to his proper reality.

Comments: Created by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.

The numerous Blink counterparts that teamed with the Scarlet Falcon and the Exiles against the Time-Eater were not identified by reality number in Exiles III#5 but some seemed obvious. For example, we see the arm of a Blink counterpart wearing black and white robes, which matches up with Earth-957's Blink, who became the new In-Betweener. Another wore a costume resembling the classic Earth-295 costume but with straps on the legs, suggesting the Earth-8096 Blink. There were also numerous Blink counterparts that wore costumes identical to the classic Earth-295 costume, suggesting the Earth-7964, Earth-33629, Earth-51518, Earth-61741 and Earth-95099 Blinks also being involved. While we don't see one wielding golf clubs, one of the ones wearing the classic Earth-295-style costume is likely the humorous Earth-95120 Blink counterpart. There was also one in the black "Phalanx Covenant" outfit and many wearing outfits we've never seen, mostly variations on that same Earth-295 costume. While we do see a Blink wearing the costume of the Earth-10005 X-Men: Days of Future Past movie Blink, the actual Earth-10005 Blink was dead at the time so it must be an alternate counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-66881's Scarlet Falcon
should be distinguished from:


Admiral Gyrich

Admiral Gyrich was a slave trader whom the Scarlet Falcon, Blackbeard and Capt. Mercedes Knight formed a pirate captain triumvirate against. When a slave on Gyrich's island, Cassius (secretly a spy for the pirate Blackbeard), escaped his so-called "owner," Gyrich gave his men permission to kill Cassius if he refused to return. After Gyrich's men were driven by the reality-hopping Exiles, Cassius gave vital information to Blackbeard, who summoned the Scarlet Falcon and Capt. Knight in preparation for an attack on Gyrich himself, aided by the Exiles. Once the Scarlet Falcon and Knight arrived, they all traveled to Admiral Gyrich's ship, the Shield, and attacked. Scoffing at the small amount of forces assembled against him, Gyrich proclaimed his ship unburnable and unblastable before summoning forth the giant armored Juggernautical. Gyrich and the Juggernautical were ultimately defeated by the pirate captain triumvirate and the Exiles.
--Exiles III#4

Juggernautical

The Juggernautical was a giant armored being summoned forth by Admiral Gyrich to help fight off an attack by Blackbeard, Capt. Mercedes Knight, the Scarlet Falcon and the reality-hopping Exiles. Despite the Juggernautical's immense size and attack power, he was ultimately downed by the heroes and fell atop the Exiles' Valkyrie upon defeat.

The Juggernautical possessed superhuman strength and durability. In addition to these powers, the Juggernautical wore a massive suit of armor, composed of both metal and wood, that was equipped with a cannon in one of the arms.

--Exiles III#4

The Shield ship


The Shield was the personal sailing ship of Admiral Gyrich, which he used as a mobile base of operations. Tracking down the Shield, the pirate captain triumvirate of Blackbeard, Capt. Mercedes Knight and the Scarlet Falcon led an attack on the Shield. Despite Gyrich unleashing the Juggernautical, the pirates succeeded in defeating Gyrich aboard the Shield.

--Exiles III#4

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Exiles III#4, p9, pan1 (Scarlet Falcon, main image)
Exiles III#4, p12, pan4 (Scarlet Falcon, headshot)
Exiles III#4, p13, pan1 (Scarlet Falcon wielding saber)
Exiles III#4, p13, pan3 (Admiral Gyrich)
Exiles III#4, p13, pan4 (Juggernautical)
Exiles III#4, p12, pan5 (The Shield)


Appearances:
Exiles III#4 (August, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Exiles III#5 (September, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils, colors), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Wil Moss (editor)


First posted06/03/2022
Last updated: 06/03/2022

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