The Marauders is a team of fiction supervillain characters in comic book published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Romita, Jr., the team first appear in Uncanny X-Men #210 (Oct. 1986).
The Marauders are mutant assassins employed by the X-Men archfiend Mister Sinister, with the purpose of assassination of other mutants, and act in unison as a commando strike-force to carry out acts of mass murder.
The Marauders makes their first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #210 during the 1986 crossover, the Mutant Massacre, slaughtering a large percentage of the mutant community living beneath Manhattan known as the Morlocks. During their battles with the X-Men, X-Factor including the Norse God Thor, several Marauders are apparently killed; Riptide in Uncanny X-Men #211; Prism in X-Factor #10; and Blockbuster in The Mighty Thor #374. After the Mutant Massacre, Sabretooth attacked some kids in the tunnels in Daredevil #238.
In Uncanny X-Men #213, Sabretooth attacks Xavier's mansion while Malice succeeds in possessing Dazzler but is driven out in issue #214. Later in issue #219, the Marauders attacks Polaris, whom Malice takes possession of and becomes leader over the Marauders. The Marauders then tries to assassinate Madelyne Pryor in issues #221-222. It also shows flashbacks of them in X-Factor #39, and Uncanny X-Men #215.
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