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4th January 2009

Working for: Mr. Sinister

Membership: Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo II, Arclight, Harpoon, Malice IV, Riptide, Blockbuster III, Sabretooth, Prism, Gambit, Sunfire, Mystique, Lady Mastermind

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

There may never be a last appearance of them, since Sinister has stored the genetic data of most Marauders in his cloning chambers and can recreate them anytime he wants.


Only two of the original Marauders were established characters before they appeared as members of the group:

  • Sabretooth first appeared in Iron Fist (1st series) #14; he had a few more appearances in Power Man & Iron Fist and Spectacular Spider-Man before he joined the Marauders.
  • Vertigo II was introduced as a member of the Savage Land Mutates in Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #1-4. At the end of that storyline she reverted back to a neandertal-like state. Her next appearance is the introduction of the Marauders. The circumstances of her getting involved with this team are yet unknown.

Behind the scenes / Retcon

The first time the readers got to know the Marauders was Uncanny X-Men #210, yet they were already active before. Some unresolved mysteries were later connected to the Marauders:

  • Being a freelance operative for Mr. Sinister, it was the later X-Man known as Gambit who assembled the Marauders team for his employer. Additionally, he also led at least one group of them into the Morlock tunnels. However, Gambit had no idea what the Marauders’ true mission was, and once they started to slaughter the Morlocks, there was nothing he could do about it. [Uncanny X-Men #350]
  • As Scalphunter revealed in Uncanny X-Men #211 it was him who shot the group of young Morlocks off panel in Uncanny X-Men #193.
  • Flashback scenes in X-Factor (1st series) #38 and Uncanny X-Men #215 showed that Madelyne Pryor was being chased by the Marauders Harpoon, Prism and Scalphunter; and, even though she handed over her baby son to them, Arclight and Scalphunter still shot her and left her for dead. That’s how Madelyne ended up comatose in a hospital. [Uncanny X-Men #206]


Uncanny X-Men #210: The Marauders (silhouettes of Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo, Arclight, and Harpoon) are following the Morlock girl Tommy into the Alley, where they then kill her. Meanwhile Malice, who is mentioned as another member, attempts to possess Dazzler in San Francisco.
Uncanny X-Men #211: The Marauders (Scrambler, Arclight, Harpoon, Vertigo, Scalphunter and Riptide) are slaughtering the Morlocks. The X-Men are warned and try to come to the rescue, but Nightcrawler and Shadowcat receive near fatal injuries themselves fighting Riptide and Scrambler, respectively. Colossus kills Riptide by breaking his neck. Storm leaves Wolverine in the tunnels to bring back a hostage, by any means necessary, to learn more about the Marauders.
X-Factor (1st series) #10: X-Factor tries to help the Morlocks as well, while searching for their lost charge, Artie Maddicks. A cave-in caused by Arclight prevents a meeting of the two hero teams. Three more members of the Marauders are shown - Sabretooth, Prism and Blockbuster. While Blockbuster and Sabretooth slaughter many of the Morlocks, Prism gets telekinetically smashed into a wall by Marvel Girl after attacking Cyclops. His crystalline body shatters, apparently killing him. Angel finds the missing Artie and covers his escape as the Marauders (Harpoon, Blockbuster and Vertigo) attack him and impale him to a wall by his wings.
Power Pack (1st series) #27: Power Pack rescues Caliban and Leech from the tunnels; on their way they face Scalphunter, Sabretooth, Harpoon, Arclight and Scrambler. Running into X-Factor, Power Pack leave their rescued friends in the mutant group’s care.
Thor (1st series) #373: Thor prevents Harpoon, Blockbuster and Vertigo from killing the Angel.
Uncanny X-Men #212: Running into each other, Wolverine and Sabretooth fight to no result. Eventually, Wolverine leaves the tunnels.
Thor (1st series) #374: A second attempt by the three Marauders (Harpoon, vertigo, Blockbuster) to overcome Thor fails. After getting teased by Sabretooth, Blockbuster tries one more time, alone, to defeat Thor. He gets struck by the Uru hammer, and is killed instantly. Thor brings Artie Maddicks and Angel to X-Factor for safekeeping, then cleanses the Morlock tunnels of the dead bodies by conjuring up lightning and fire.
Uncanny X-Men #213: Sabretooth attacks Xavier’s school, but with the help of new recruit Psylocke the X-Men drive him away. At the same time Malice succeeds in possessing Dazzler.
Uncanny X-Men #214: The possessed Dazzler causes a scene, attracting the attention of the X-Men. In Dazzler’s body, Malice fights the X-Men and causes them to attack each other by “jumping” from body-to-body. Eventually she is driven off, but fearing another attack by her or the other Marauders, Dazzler joins the X-Men.
X-Men & Spider-Man #2: Following a tip from Spider-Man, the X-Men uncover a secret lab of Mr. Sinister, including an access hatch to an abandoned section of the Morlock tunnels. There, the X-Men are met by the Marauders (Scalphunter, Sabretooth, Arclight, Harpoon, Scrambler, Vertigo). After a brief fight, the Marauders cause the lab to explode and escape.
Uncanny X-Men #219: Polaris gets ambushed by Scalphunter, Arclight and Sabretooth. She is able to defeat them, but then reveals herself as Malice, who possessed Polaris a few hours before the fight. The battle served as a test, with Malice now becoming the Marauders’ leader.
Uncanny X-Men #221-222: The Marauders’ leader, Mr. Sinister, sends his team (Scrambler, Arclight, Scalphunter, Vertigo, Sabretooth, Harpoon and Malice) once again after Madelyne Pryor, who woke up from her coma. However, the X-Men interfere.
Uncanny X-Men #239: Malice discovers that she is pemanently bonded to Polaris because their energy matrixes interfere with each other. Sinister expected this to happen all along, but didn’t tell Malice about it.
Uncanny X-Men #240: The Marauders re-settle to a new base, the team if back to a full line-up of all ten Marauders, including the previously killed Prism, Riptide and Blockbuster. Sinister’s cloning technology is hinted at, as Scrambler says something about the Marauders having "many lives". When the X-Men are able to track down the Marauders to their new headquarters, a battle begins. Dazzler blinds Sabretooth leaving him unconscious. Psylocke tricks Scrambler into using his powers on Arclight, both of them are rendered unconscious or dead. Unnoticed by anyone, Blockbuster gets abducted by demons.
Uncanny X-Men #241: Even though Inferno begins, the two teams still battle on. Vertigo gets knocked out. Prism dies (again) when being at shot by operatives of The Right. Under demonic influence the X-Men kill Riptide, Harpoon and Scalphunter; only Malice is able to escape.
Uncanny X-Men #243: The X-Men and X-Factor trace Mister Sinister back to Xavier’s mansion, where they also face the three remaining Marauders Malice, Sabretooth and a demonically transformed Blockbuster. Havok kills Blockbuster with a plasma burst.
X-Factor (1st series) #39: Cyclops uses his optic blast on Sinister blowing him to pieces. Sabretooth gets heavy treatment from Wolverine, while Malice once more slips away in the confusion.

In between

  • Due to the shock of seeing Sinister die, Malice's hold on Lorna weakened. She got captured by Zaladane, who claimed to be Lorna Dane's sister and used a strange device to steal her magnetic powers. The personality of Malice got lost during the power transfer. [Uncanny X-Men #249-250]
  • Sabretooth resurfaced in X-Factor (1st series) #51 as a solo operative, Following that he made various appearances throughout the Marvel Universe. Mostly in both X-Men series, Wolverine, X-Factor and X-Force and its predecessor New Mutants, but he even appeared in non-X-books such as Amazing Spider-Man and Darkhold.
  • Arclight and Vertigo both appeared in the background in a Captain America storyline named The Superia Stratagem running through Captain America (1st series) #387-392. Nothing is said about the Marauders, clones or anything else for the matter.

Chronology continued

X-Men (2nd series) #34: A few X-Men enter one of Sinister's facilities and discover cloning material from the Marauders. This fully explained the re-appearance of the previously deceased Marauders during Inferno. Due to a malfunction two clones (Riptide and a half-finished Sabretooth) are released and killed after briefly battling the X-Men. The facility explodes.
X-Man #13: Threnody, an escaped operative of Sinister, is chased by some of the Marauders (Scrambler, Vertigo, Prism, Blockbuster, Arclight, Riptide, Scalphunter). X-Man hears her distress telepatically and comes to the rescue; all but Riptide die. X-Man sends him back to Sinister with the memory imprint of the Marauders having killed Threnody, and him being the only one to survive.
X-Man #18: Apparently Sinister was not fooled for long. While X-man is busy otherwise, there’s another attempt of four Marauders (Arclight, Scalphunter, Harpoon and Vertigo) to take Threnody back. Even though she is able to overcome them, she gives in to Sinister.
X-Man #19: Arclight and Scalphunter are teasing their prisoner, Threnody, that nobody escapes Sinister. Threnody mentions the "Cajun" as an example otherwise. [This was shortly before Gambit’s involvement with Sinister and the Marauders was revealed in Uncanny X-Men #350].
Cable Annual '99: Sinister wants to lure Cable into an alliance. To achieve this goal he disguises some of his Marauders (Riptide, Scrambler, Scalphunter, Harpoon and Arclight) as Emissaries of En Sabah Nur, but Cable sees through the ruse.
Gambit (3rd series) #8: Scalphunter tells Gambit that only one Marauder is still the original version and not a clone - Sabretooth. All the clones have gene imprints that would shut them down if they turned against Sinister.
Gambit (3rd series) #9: Gambit and Sabretooth invade another of Sinister's facilities, where they face three Marauders (Riptide, Scalphunter and Harpoon), but kill them easily. Sabretooth reveals that this is actually the same location as in X-Men (2nd series) #34, only from a different entrance – Sinisters different bases all are connected. The unlikely pair learns that due to the previous explosion [in X-Men (2nd series) #34], Sinister no longer has any genetic material of Sabretooth and therefore can't clone him.

In Between

  • Years after she was separated from Polaris, Malice appeared again - on the run from Sinister. She followed Havok and Polaris to a Hawaiian holiday, where she possessed Havok and tried to use him to kill Polaris. By doing so, she wanted to ensure that Sinister could never have them merged again. In the end, both Alex and Lorna mentally pulled at Malice wanting to prevent the other from being possessed. Unable to handle the strain, Malice was cast out of their bodies, and Sinister snapped her astral neck, leaving her apparently dead. [X-Factor (1st series) #102-105]
  • During the times the Neo attacked, Sabretooth was working together with Sinister again, though it was not as part of the Marauders. X-Men (2nd series) #102] Since then Sabretooth moved on to become a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants III and later he joined the revamped Weapon X program.
  • Scalphunter continued working for Sinister in his experiments, appearing in Weapon X (2nd series) #14 and #26-28.
  • Vertigo returned to working with the Savage Land Mutates for some time, and was seen with them in the pages of X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land, Uncanny X-Men, and New Avengers.
  • Scalphunter and Arclight were among the mutants who congregated at the Xavier Institute after M-Day, becoming part of a group known as the 198.
  • Prism was seen being held at Ravenscroft Asylum in Generation M #3.
  • Gambit and Sunfire were transformed into Horsemen of Apocalypse, but broke free from his control. They were approached by Sinister in X-Men (2nd series) #187, who apparently reversed Gambit’s transformation.
  • Rogue was given carte blanche by Cyclops to form a new team of X-Men, and she included several suspect choices. Sabretooth, Mystique, Lady Mastermind and Omega Sentinel were adopted into Rogue’s new team in X-Men (2nd series) #192.

Chronology continued

X-Men (2nd series) #200, Cable / Deadpool #42: In the French Quarter, Riptide murders the dimension skipper named Quiet Bill. Elsewhere in New Orleans, Scalphunter and Vertigo kill the chronopath called the Witness. On Providence Island, the Marauders’ newest recruits, Gambit and Sunfire, attempt to eliminate Cable, who is apparently lost in a massive explosion. Finally, the original Marauders (minus Sabretooth) unite in Mississippi to attack Rogue’s team of X-Men. The X-Men are caught off-guard as nearly half their number turn out to be traitors: Mystique, Lady Mastermind and Omega Sentinel (possessed by the revived Malice) are all working for the Marauders. Mystique slipped a neural inhibitor into Iceman’s system earlier, leaving him virtually powerless. She shoots down her own foster daughter, Rogue, in the melee.
X-Men (2nd series) #201: The Marauders are winning the fight in Mississippi, and so Emma Frost telepathically forces Cannonball and Iceman to flee in the Blackbird, taking the little information she was able to pluck from their enemies’ heads. Mystique and the Marauders then leave Mississippi, when Arclight bringing down the house atop the remaining X-Men. Sunfire attempts to intercept the Blackbird, but is defeated and captured.
X-Men (2nd series) #202: Cannonball tells Iceman what he learned from Emma’s telepathic download: the Marauders have been hunting all time travellers, dimension travellers, and precognitives. They have already attacked and apparently killed Vargas, the Dark Mother and Gateway, and destroyed the materialization site of the Momentary Princess gem. They interrogate Sunfire, and learn the entire slaughter was about blinding the X-Men, keeping them ignorant of what is to come. Meanwhile, the Marauders and their allies, the Acolytes, report back to Sinister about their missions. Rogue has been taken prisoner, and Sinister has recreated Professor Xavier’s Cerebro machine for his own purposes.
X-Men (2nd series) #203: The united Marauders arrive in Flint, Michigan to prevent Cannonball and Iceman from recovering the Destiny Diaries from their hiding place. They are caught off-guard by the X-Men, but Sinister himself steps in and ends the fight. Gambit “inadvertently“ destroys the diaries while aiming at Cannonball. Sinister nearly wipes Cannonball’s mind clean, but Iceman reawakens just in time to distract the Marauders, and the two X-Men get away, injured but alive. Mystique has a chance to kill Iceman, but lets him go unmolested.
X-Men (2nd series) #204: Sinister attempts to probe Rogue’s mind, to learn information she has read from the Destiny Diaries. Gambit and Mystique discuss their reasons for joining the Marauders. Sinister assures his ally, Exodus, that whatever’s going to happen is going to happen soon.

Messiah Complex
[ X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Factor (3rd series) #25-27, New X-Men (2nd series) #44-46, X-Men (2nd series) #205-207 ]

- When the new mutant birth manifests in Cooperstown, Alaska, the Marauders attempt to acquire the infant. Gambit leads Scalphunter, Malice, Lady Mastermind, Prism, Sunfire and Blockbuster into a fight with the Purifiers’ private anti-mutant militia. Prism and Blockbuster are killed, and Cable escapes with the baby before either group can reach her.
- Believing that Sinister has the baby, a squad of X-Men track the Marauders to their Antarctic base. Emma Frost gives the X-Men an edge by blocking Sinister’s telepathy from a distance. A cry for help from her students, however, distracts Frost and allows Sinister to resume control.
- Scalphunter nails Nightcrawler with hollow point bullets, and the X-Men are forced to flee with the knowledge that the baby is in Cable’s hands. Sinister relocates the Marauders to Muir Island after the X-Men’s assault.
- The Marauders track Cable, Bishop and the baby to Eagle Plaza in Texas. Gambit, Sunfire, Vertigo and Malice arrive just in time to stop Bishop from killing the child, and abscond with it.
- After Sinister says there’s nothing more he can do for Rogue, Mystique forces him into contact with her daughter, killing him. Posing as Sinister, Mystique takes the baby from the united Marauders and Acolytes, and tells them to prepare for the X-Men’s arrival.
- Bishop and Wolverine’s X-Force arrive on Muir Island. Lady Mastermind attempts to hide the Marauders’ presence, but Logan sniffs her out and stabs her through the chest, killing her.
- In the battle, X-23 dismembers and disembowels Scrambler, leaving him for dead.
- Riptide is knocked unconscious by Cable and Professor X as they arrive on the isle.
- In a panic, Pixie teleports Predator X and the New X-Men from Westchester to Muir Island. Upon its arrival, Predator X devours Vertigo.
- Pixie stabs Malice with her soul-dagger, short-circuiting her Omega Sentinel host.
- The remaining Marauders are defeated by the combined X-Men, X-Force, and X-Factor teams.


  • Mister Sinister had previously prepared for his own resurrection, and those plans began to play out in X-Men: Legacy #211. His consciousness and powers were transferred to a new host.
  • Blockbuster, Prism, Lady Mastermind, Vertigo and Scrambler are all apparently dead. Whether Sinister will ever resurrect them (or if he even can resurrect Regan Wyngarde) is unknown.
  • Omega Sentinel was apparently freed from Malice’s control. She helped the Acolytes tend to the injured Charles Xavier in X-Men: Legacy #208-210.
  • Mystique was on the run after her betrayal of the X-Men. In Wolverine (3rd series) #62-65, Logan hunted her down and left her for dead in the wilderness.
  • Scalphunter has gone into hiding after Sinister’s death. He briefly encountered Nightcrawler in X-Men: Divided We Stand #1.
  • Gambit parted ways with the Marauders and began to operate on his own again. He joined Professor Xavier on his quest for his past in X-Men: Legacy #212.
  • The current whereabouts of Arclight, Harpoon, Malice, Sunfire and Riptide are unknown.


Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #221

All Marauders appearances: X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #221, 239-241, 243, X-Factor (1st series) #39, Cable Annual '99, Gambit (3rd series) #9, X-Men (2nd series) #202-204, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, Uncanny X-Men #493, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Factor (3rd series) #27

Powers: metahuman strength, endurance, reflexes, and resistance to injury, telepathy, concussive plasma bolts, total control of his body at a cellular level, adapt his physical form to counteract mutant powers

Scalphunter (John Greycrow)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

Death/Clone count: at least three times - Uncanny X-Men #241, X-Man #13, Gambit (3rd series) #9

All Marauders appearances: Uncanny X-Men #193 (behind the scenes), X-Factor (1st series) #38, Uncanny X-Men #215, 210-211, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack (1st series) #27, X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #219, 221-222, 240-241, X-Man #13, 18-19, Cable Annual ‘99, Gambit (3rd series) #8-9, X-Men (2nd series) #200-204, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Men (2nd series) #207

Powers: Technoforming power allows him to manipulate mechanical components, assembling them into a variety of different configurations by modifying their shape and construction. He also has a regenerative power that slows his aging process and lets him recover from fatal injuries.

Equipment: Wears a battle vest that gives him easy access to a wide variety of components to manipulate. He regularly assembles a wide variety of firearms and projectile weapons from his vest.

Scrambler (Kim Il Sung)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

Death/Clone count: at least three times - Uncanny X-Men #240, X-Man #13, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #210-211, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack (1st series) #27, X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #221-222, 240, X-Man #13, Cable Annual ‘99, X-Men (2nd series) #200-201, 203, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

Powers: Generates a disruptive energy that alters the functional operations of any system he touches, causing machinery to malfunction or shut down, dispersing energy fields, and affecting living beings to cause paralysis, unconsciousness, death, and warp their specific powers so that they are temporarily inhibited or go haywire.

Vertigo II

First appearance: Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #1
First Marauders appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

Death/Clone count: at least two times - X-Man #13, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

All Marauders appearances: Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #1-4, Uncanny X-Men #210-211, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Thor (1st series) #373-374, X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #221-222, 240-241, Captain America #390-391, X-Man #13, 18, X-Men (2nd series) #200-203, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, Uncanny X-Men #494, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

Powers: Psionically generates a distortion effect that causes people nearby to suffer from a loss of equilibrium, experiencing vertigo, dizziness, and nausea.

Arclight (Philippa Sontag)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

Death/Clone count: at least two times - Uncanny X-Men #240, X-Man #13

All Marauders appearances: Uncanny X-Men #215, 210-211, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack (1st series) #27, X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #219, 221-222, 240, Captain America (1st series) #390-392, X-Man #13, 18-19, Cable Annual ‘99, X-Men (2nd series) #200-203, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Men (2nd series) #207

Powers: Superhuman strength, endurance, and resistance to physical injury. She can also focus seismic waves through her hands to shatter objects or start earth tremors.

Harpoon (Kodiak Noatak)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

Death/Clone count: at least two times - Uncanny X-Men #241, Gambit (3rd series) #9

All appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #38, Uncanny X-Men #210-211, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack (1st series) #27, Thor (1st series) #373-374, X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #221-222, 240-241, X-Man #18, Cable Annual ‘99, Gambit (3rd series) #9, X-Men (2nd series) #200-204, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

Powers: Release various forms of bio-energy to charge solid objects with a touch so that they explode or disintegrate matter on contact and can stun, paralyze or kill living beings they strike.

Note: Harpoon was listed as one of the decimated mutants in New Avengers #18, but he was still shown using his powers in Messiah Complex. Possibly the decimation effect did not remove the X-gene from all of Sinister’s cellular samples of Harpoon.

Malice IV

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210

All Marauders appearances: Uncanny X-Men #210, 213-214, 219, 221-222, 239-241, 243, X-Factor (1st series) #39, Uncanny X-Men #249, 250 (only mentioned), X-Factor (1st series) #102-105, X-Men (2nd series) #200-201, 203-204, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, Uncanny X-Men #494, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Men (2nd series) #207

Powers: Exists as a being of pure thought which can merge with the mind of another sentient creature by enhancing the dark side of their personality. The possessed person suddenly wears a necklace composed of psionic energy with a woman's picture on it. The victim is fully aware of Malice's actions, yet unable to intervene.

Note: The bonding to Polaris became permanent because the magnetism interacted with the psychic energy matrix; Sinister knew about this effect and intended the permanent bond.

- Malice can't be cloned because she has no body that cell samples could be taken from.
- She has somehow been reborn as a digital entity, capable of transmitting herself through computer systems.

Riptide (Janos Questad)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #211

Death/Clone count: at least four times - Uncanny X-Men #211, 240, X-Man #13, Gambit (3rd series) #9

All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #211, 240-241, X-Men 34, X-Man 13, Cable Annual ‘99, Gambit (3rd series) #9, X-Men (2nd series) #200-203, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

Powers: Rotates himself at superhuman speeds, allowing him to spin at high velocity to propel forward within a whirlwind of air. He can also release calcium-based skin secretions in the shape of shuriken, throwing spikes and barbs that he can launch at high speeds.

Blockbuster III (Michael Baer)

First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #10

Death/Clone count: at least four times - Thor (1st series) #374, Uncanny X-Men #243, X-Man #13, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1

All appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #10, Thor (1st series) #373-374, Uncanny X-Men #240, 243, X-Man #13, X-Men (2nd series) #200-203, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1

Powers: Augmented physical mass gives him superhuman strength, endurance, and durability.

Sabretooth (Victor Creed)

First appearance: Iron Fist (1st series) #14
First Marauder appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #10

All Marauders appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack (1st series) #27, Uncanny X-Men #212, Thor (1st series) #374, Uncanny X-Men #213, X-Men & Spider-Man #2, Uncanny X-Men #219, 221-222, 240, 243

Clone appearance (listed extra since the original is still alive): X-Men (2nd series) #34 [the clone died]

Powers: Accelerated cellular regeneration gives him superhuman strength, speed, endurance, reflexes and resistance to physical injury, expands his perceptions to give him animal-like senses, and grants him a healing factor that repairs his body at an advanced degree. He also has retractable finger claws that, along with his skeleton, have been surgically bonded with adamantium metal.

Fact: Sabretooth's physical abilities have been augmented at least twice: first, by his son Graydon in the Sabretooth limited series, and later by the new Weapon X Program.

Note: Sinister has no more his genetic material of Sabretooth to clone him.


First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #10

Death/Clone count: at least four times - X-Factor (1st series) #10, Uncanny X-Men #241, X-Man #13, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1

All appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #38, 10, Uncanny X-Men #240-241, X-Man #13, X-Men (2nd series) #200-201, 203-204, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1

Powers: Multi-faceted crystalline body can refract ambient light within his form to create a blinding glow or absorb energy directed at him, augmenting its power, and reflecting it back at its source.

Gambit (Remy LeBeau)

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #266
First Marauders appearance: X-Men (2nd series) #200

All Marauders appearances: Uncanny X-Men #350, X-Men (2nd series) #200, Cable / Deadpool #42, X-Men (2nd series) #202-204, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, Uncanny X-Men #494, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Men (2nd series) #207

Powers: Convert an object's stored potential energy into explosive kinetic energy upon contact, hypnotic charm causing others to trust whatever he says, extendable bo staff.

Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida)

First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #64
First Marauders appearance: X-Men (2nd series) #200

All Marauders appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #200, Cable / Deadpool #42, X-Men (2nd series) #201-203, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, Uncanny X-Men #494, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Men (2nd series) #207

Powers: Ionization beam transforms matter into plasmetic solar fire, projects light-flashes which induce feelings of starvation, absorb solar energy and electromagnetic radiation in augment his powers, generate radiation shielding psi-field, sense objects through heat signatures, flight.

Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyndgarde)

First appearance: X-Treme X-Men #6
First Marauders appearance: X-Men (2nd series) #200

Death count: one time - New X-Men (2nd series) #46

All Marauders appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #200-204, X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46

Powers: Telepathic abilities allow her to probe the thoughts and memories of others, induce specific reactions such as hallucinations, unconsciousness, or a fugue state, formulate psychic illusions that create elaborate and convincing false realities, and resist other forms of mental manipulation.

Mystique (Raven Darkholme)

First appearance: Ms. Marvel (1st series) #16
First Marauders appearance: X-Men (2nd series) #200

All Marauders appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #200-204, New X-Men (2nd series) #44, X-Men (2nd series) #205, Uncanny X-Men #493, X-Factor (3rd series) #27, New X-Men (2nd series) #46, X-Men (2nd series) #207

Powers: Shapeshifting anatomy lets her morph into other humanoid forms, create special adaptations like claws, bone armor and night vision, blend in with her surroundings like a chameleon, suppress her aging process and repair minor tissue damage.