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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 08:49:04 am EDT (Viewed 492 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?

At a guess, we learned he was Inuit when he first appeared and looked like an Inuit. But seriously, in Uncanny #221, he's called an "Eskimo."

    Or that Scrambler was Korean?

Uncanny #240, Blockbuster calls him a Korean.

    Arclight being a war veteran, and so on?

I suspect a Handbook.

    Heck, when did Riptide get the name Jonas?

Not Jonas, Janos. Again I suspect a Handbook.

I suspect most of what we know about them, other than Sabes, Scalphunter, Vertigo, and Malice, comes from Handbooks. None of their pasts have truly been delved into. They're pretty much ciphers. I think this fact actually served them well for their debut. They could mostly be seen as the monsters they were portrayed as, rather than real characters, but in the long run, it hurt them.

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