Real Name: Seven-Scars
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-78411
(Dinosaur World)) proto-humanoid
Occupation: Leader of the Killer-Folk
Group Membership: Killer-Folk
Affiliations: Fellow Killer-Folk,
briefly Hulk (Bruce Banner), Devron the Experimenter, Gamiel the
Enemies: Devil Dinosaur, Moon Boy, Stone-Hand
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Valley of the Flame,
First Appearance: Devil Dinosaur#1 (April,
Powers/Abilities: Seven-Scars was an ambitious
and aggressive fighter with enhanced strength and reflexes. His face
was scarred, earning him his name.
Hair: Bald head, brown body hair
(Devil Dinosaur#1) - The Killer-Folk, including Seven-Scars, killed a dinosaur and her young except one which they tried to burn to death; lave flow saved it but the heat scarring turned its hide red. The beast quickly recovered and became Devil Dinosaur, bonding with Moon Boy of the Small-Folk. Devil Dinosaur prowled the hunting grounds of the Killer-Folk, sometimes killing their members.
Monsters: Devil Dinosaur#1/1) - Guided by Moon Boy, Devil Dinosaur
again attacked the Killer-Folk. Declaring the spirits had forsaken
them, a specially adorned Seven-Scars led the retreat to the hills
where he later initiated a fire ritual beseeching the spirits' help to
eliminate Devil Dinosaur. The proceedings were observed by two young
Celestials: Devron the Experimenter and Gamiel the Manipulator. Gamiel
dispatched the Hulk from their future to aid the Killer-Folk to balance
the advantage the Small-Folk had with the powerful Devil Dinosaur.
Seven-Scars immediately bowed to Hulk, believing him a spirit to help
them and passed all his station (headdress, sacred stick, excess food)
to the Hulk. Seven-Scars then led him to Devil Dinosaur where the Hulk
pounded the beast unconscious. The Hulk refused to kill, so Seven-Scars
went in to do so, but was stopped by the Hulk. Devon's interference
resulted in the Hulk returned to his time while the Killer-Folk
withdrew from the Valley of the Flame before later returning.
(Devil Dinosaur#1) - Continued problems with Devil Dinosaur led to a leadership challenge by the aggressively ambitious Seven-Scars against Stone-Hand. Supported by fellow Killer-Folk, Seven-Scars won by bludgeoning his foe. Seven-Scars' immediate plan to trap Devil Dinosaur was initiated with part of the forest set ablaze to drive the beast into a pit laced with sharpened logs.
(Devil Dinosaur#2) - Seven-Scars watched Devil
Dinosaur leap clear of the pit and smash the stakes. He ordered
boulders be cast down, successfully separating Moon Boy from his
dinosaur steed. Seven-Scars ordered that the unconscious Moon Boy be
taken and tied up to slowly die a sacrificial victim of a giant spider
("Long-Legs"). Seven-Scars watched mercilessly as Long Legs approached,
but Devil Dinosaur approached gripping a flaming log and caused great
chaos. Devil Dinosaur deliberately stomped on Seven-Scars, killing the
leader. With Seven-Scars having died so quick with a failed plan, the other Killer-Folk
thought him a fool as they fled.
(Devil Dinosaur Spring Fling#1) - A Skrull
assassin later impersonated Seven-Scars in a futile effort to evade
capture by Shi'ar.
Comments: Created by Jack Kirby.
Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur#1/1 is an awkward one
to fit in. Kirby's run shows Seven-Scar's reign to be very short-lived
(and helmet-less); as soon as Seven-Scars is made leader, he orders the
trap, burns part of the forest, Devil Dino gets trapped, recovers and
stomps on him - basically one day. There's no room for the extra Marvel
Monsters story unless... it's another alternate universe where the
proto-humanoids evolve into humankind (as indicated by the young
Celestials) or Seven-Scars was
a priest--he invoked gods and referred to spirits more than any
other--before he challenged for leadership. This may also explain the
fancier robes, missing from Kirby's run, so I've gone with this theory.
(Alternatively, he had leadership before but was usurped; however, no
indication of that in the Kirby run.)
It seems to be several times that Dinosaur World is confused with prehistoric Earth-616, so it may be that the far future of Dinosaur World has Earth-616 counterparts.
Seven-Scars sometimes loses the hyphen in his name; I guess it depends how well you know him.
This profile was completed 12/30/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Seven-Scars has no known connections to:
Devil Dinosaur#1, p14, pan4 (main image)
Devil Dinosaur#2, p5, pan4 (headshot)
Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur#1/1, p5, pan3 (with headdress)
Devil Dinosaur#1-2 (April-May, 1978) - Jack Kirby (writer, pencils, inks & editor)
Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur#1/1 (December, 2005) - Tom Sniegoski (writer), Eric Powell (co-writer, pencils & inks), Justin Gabrie (editor)
First posted: 09/08/2021
Last updated: 09/06/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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