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Subj: Re: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 at 06:43:38 am EDT (Viewed 415 times)
Reply Subj: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 at 07:18:59 pm EDT (Viewed 509 times)

    I'm talking about the original incarnation of the Marauders. Scalphunter, Vertigo, Prism, Harpoon, Riptide, Scrambler, Blockbuster, Harpoon and, was Vertigo a Marauder? She was with the group, but she certainly wasn't one of Mr. Sinister's. The original group was very ruthless and sadistic, they were thrilling. I know that there have been new incarnations of the group since, but it seems that the original ones are defunct. The incarnation that we got in Messiah Complex was good. Out of the group, it seems that the only one that really got a background and or origin was Scalphunter. Do we really know anything about the other characters background? When did we learn that Harpoon was Inuit? Or that Scrambler was Korean? Arclight being a war veteran, and so on? Heck, when did Riptide get the name Jonas? Scalphunter seems to really be the only one that has become a recurring character. Thanks.

Vertigo was one of the original Marauders who were working for Mr. Sinister in the Mutant Massacre, but like her teammate Sabretooth she had existed before the Marauders' and Sinister's introduction. Obviously Sabretooth is the Marauder about whom we know most, and let's not forget Malice, who possessed Polaris at that time. Several years later Gambit was retconned in as the guy who assembled the team for Sinister.

Don't know when Arclight was revealed to be a Vietnam war veteran, but her codename is taken from that war (Operation Arc Light was the name for the use of B-52s from Guam in support of US ground operations, Claremont referenced it before in Forge's origin). Harpoon's and Scrambler's ethnicities were revealed when they were first named, in UXM #211.

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