Characters : Xraven
Pencil Mustache, bleach white skin
Strength and speed of a savage beast
Costume a modified copy of Kraven’s battle attire
Working as Sinster’s lackey whilst possessing the analytical mind of Kraven meant the X-Men were able to turn Xraven against his creator by showing how he was being manipulated
Telepathy, telekinesis, optic blasts, superhuman stamina and agility, control of ice and ability to manipulate cold
Hunting knives, spears, and other African weapons
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Christos Cage Mario Alberti
Sergei Kravinoff, Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III, Dr. Henry Philip McCoy, Robert Louis Drake (genetic progenitors) Sinister (Creator) and extended families related to these progenitors
Experiment - like Gwen clones
Sinister’s laboratory, possibly NYC
In the early days of Spider-Mans career, Mister Sinister hired Kraven the Hunter to collect DNA samples of the original X-Men. Kraven achieved this end unbeknownst to the X-Men at the time during a battle with them and Spider-Man outside the popular Coffee Bean bar. After returning the samples to Sinister, Kraven later provided his employer with a sample of his own DNA in exchange for further payment.
Years later following Kravens suicide and a series of unsuccessful clones of the original X-Men, Sinister resolved to acquire a sample of the Carnage symbiote believing it could stabilize his clones. Inside Ravencroft Sinister promised Carnage freedom in exchange for a sample of his alien half. Carnage obliged before Spider-Man (Ben Reilly) & the X-Men arrived to contain Carnage as Sinister fled.
After distilling the symbiote to a point where it no longer had any sentience but retained its genetic adaptability, Sinister now had all the ingredients needed to create a super clone he could use to dispatch of the X-Men.
A few years later Sinister unleashed his creation. Forged in the image of Kraven & Sinister, Xraven possessed the DNA and powers of the original X-Men to varying degrees coupled with the DNA and unique abilities of the legendary hunter. The creature honed its skills killing off a chunk of the mutant group the Morlocks before taking the fight to the X-Men on their home turf; - teleporting inside Xavier mansion whilst Spider-Man was present.
Acting on orders to collect DNA samples of all remaining mutants, Xraven proved to be more than a match for the X-Men and Spider-Man until Cyclops encouraged him to look into his mind and observe Sinisters true nature. Understanding he would only ever be seen as a slave by his creator, Xraven teleported back to Sinister to turn on him as the two engaged in battle. Xraven’s fate is unknown.
|Apr 2009||App: X-Men & Spider-Man #4|