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The Savage Land Mutates are a fictional Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
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 supervillain
Supervillain
A supervillain or supervillainess is a variant of the villain character type, commonly found in comic books, action movies and science fiction in various media.They are sometimes used as foils to superheroes and other fictional heroes...

 group based in the Savage Land
Savage Land
The Savage Land is a hidden prehistoric land within the fictional Marvel Comics Universe. It is a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica. It was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in X-Men #10...

, a hidden Antarctic environment of dinosaur
Dinosaur
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade and superorder Dinosauria. They were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for over 160 million years, from the late Triassic period until the end of the Cretaceous , when the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of...

s and primitive people in the Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe
The Marvel Universe is the shared fictional universe where most comic book titles and other media published by Marvel Entertainment take place, including those featuring Marvel's most familiar characters, such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and the Avengers.The Marvel Universe is further...

.

Fictional team biography


The Savage Land Mutates were originally Swamp Men, human inhabitants of the Savage Land that were genetically altered by the mutant Magneto
Magneto (comics)
Magneto is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the central villain of the X-Men comic, as well as the TV show and the films. The character first appears in X-Men #1 , and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby...

 to serve as his troops. They clashed with the X-Men
X-Men
The X-Men are a superhero team in the . They were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1...

 and Ka-Zar
Ka-Zar
Ka-Zar is the name of two jungle-dwelling comics fictional characters published in the United States. The first appeared in pulp magazines of the 1930s, and was adapted for his second iteration, as a comic book character for Timely Comics, the 1930s and 1940s predecessor of Marvel Comics...

 on different occasions. On one occasion, they turned Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15...

 into the Man-Spider and Angel into a bird monster. They have also encountered the Avengers
Avengers (comics)
The Avengers is a fictional team of superheroes, appearing in magazines published by Marvel Comics. The team made its debut in The Avengers #1 The Avengers is a fictional team of superheroes, appearing in magazines published by Marvel Comics. The team made its debut in The Avengers #1 The Avengers...

. Although the group is fairly large, most appearances of the group contain only about half of the group's members, usually under leadership of Sauron
Sauron (comics)
Sauron is a comic book character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics' main shared universe. An enemy of the X-Men, the character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Neal Adams. He first fully appeared as Sauron in X-Men #60 ....

, Brainchild
Brainchild (comics)
Brainchild is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.-Publication history:Brainchild first appeared in Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #62-63 , and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams....

, or Zaladane
Zaladane
Zaladane is a fictional character, a sorceress from Marvel Comics and the high priestess of the sun god Garokk, the Petrified Man...

. The entire group has never appeared together at one time.

Leaders


The following have been depicted as leaders of the Savage Land Mutates:
  • Magneto
    Magneto (comics)
    Magneto is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the central villain of the X-Men comic, as well as the TV show and the films. The character first appears in X-Men #1 , and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby...

     - Creator and First Leader
  • Zaladane
    Zaladane
    Zaladane is a fictional character, a sorceress from Marvel Comics and the high priestess of the sun god Garokk, the Petrified Man...

     - Prophetess for Garokk
    Garokk
    Garokk, also known as the Petrified Man, is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Astonishing Tales vol. 1 #2 and was created by Roy Thomas and Jack Kirby....

    . Rarely leads the group.
  • Sauron
    Sauron (comics)
    Sauron is a comic book character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics' main shared universe. An enemy of the X-Men, the character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Neal Adams. He first fully appeared as Sauron in X-Men #60 ....

     - Life-force draining human who transforms into a mind controlling, savage pterosaur
    Pterosaur
    Pterosaurs were flying reptiles of the clade or order Pterosauria. They existed from the late Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous Period . Pterosaurs are the earliest vertebrates known to have evolved powered flight...

    -like creature if he feeds on mutant energy.
  • Brainchild
    Brainchild (comics)
    Brainchild is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.-Publication history:Brainchild first appeared in Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #62-63 , and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams....

     - A mutate with an enlarged cranium with psychic powers. Tends to most often be second in command, after Sauron, and in his absences (when taken by Weapon X
    Weapon X
    Weapon X is a fictional clandestine government genetic research facility project in the Marvel Universe conducted by the Canadian Government's Department K, which turns willing and unwilling beings into living weapons. The project often captures mutants and experiments on them to enhance their...

     or dominated by his Karl Lykos personality), Brainchild actually leads the group.

Members


The following are actual members. Magneto's original creations were Amphibius, Barbarus, Equilibrius, Gaza, Piper, Lorelei, and Lupo. The others appeared after he abandoned the depowered mutates, who would later regain their abilities. The members usually appear a group with five or six of the listed members, and have never appeared as one large group. X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land
X-Treme X-Men
X-Treme X-Men was a comic book published by Marvel Comics from 2001 through 2004. All 46 issues of the series were written by Chris Claremont. The first 24 issues were drawn by Salvador Larroca, and the final 22 issues were drawn by Igor Kordey....

introduced Lupa and Leash.
  • Amphibius
    Amphibius (comics)
    Amphibius is a fictional character, a mutate, owned by Marvel Comics who exists in that company's Marvel Universe.-Publication history:Amphibius's first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men vol...

     - A frog-like mutate who can leap great distances, breathe underwater, and psionically control aquatic life.
  • Barbarus
    Barbarus
    Barbarus is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He first appeared was in Uncanny X-Men #62.-Fictional character biography:...

     - A four-armed mutate with physical strength, endurance, and injury resistant powers. Escaped The Raft
    The Raft (comics)
    The Raft is a fictional island prison facility in New York City for psychopathic superhuman criminals appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics...

     holding facility in the breakout of Sauron.
  • Equilibrius - A mutate who can induce sensations of vertigo in anyone who looks him in the eyes.
  • Gaza
    Gaza (comics)
    Gaza is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.-Publication history:Gaza first appeared in Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #62-63 , and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams....

     - A mutate with slightly enhanced strength and durability. He is blind, but makes up for it with an additional power, radar senses.
  • Leash - A mutate who can psychically imprison another being's astral essence
    Astral body
    The astral body is a subtle body posited by many religious philosophers, intermediate between the intelligent soul and the physical body, composed of a subtle material. The concept ultimately derives from the philosophy of Plato: it is related to an astral plane, which consists of the planetary...

    , rendering them catatonic or under her mental control.
  • Lorelei (Lani Ubana)
    Lorelei (Savage Land Mutate)
    Lorelei is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe whose first appearance was in X-Men #63.-Publication history:...

     - A mutate who is able to place men in a hypnotic trance using her hypersonic vocal emissions. She was also briefly a member of the first Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
    Brotherhood of Mutants
    The Brotherhood of Mutants, originally known as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, is a fictional Marvel Comics supervillain team devoted to mutant superiority over normal humans. They are among the chief adversaries of the X-Men...

    .
  • Lupo
    Lupo (comics)
    Lupo is a fictional character, a mutate in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #62.-Fictional character biography:...

     - A mutate who has enhanced strength, speed, reflexes & reactions, agility, and durability as well as hyper keen senses (including night vision), sharp claws and fangs, and can psionically command canine creatures. In later appearances he gained a lupine-humanoid appearance. At one point Lupo had an ursine appearance, looking like a blue bear. It is unknown whether he is related to Lupa
  • Lupa - A mutate with enhanced strength, speed, reflexes & reactions, agility, and durability as well as hyper keen senses (including night vision). She controls a small army of dire wolves
    Dire Wolf
    The Dire Wolf, Canis dirus, is an extinct carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, and was most common in North America and South America from the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene epoch living 1.80 Ma â€“ 10,000 years ago, existing for approximately .- Relationships...

    . She can also emit pheromones that allow her to control bestial creatures. It is unknown whether she is related to Lupo.
  • Piper
    Piper (Savage Land Mutate)
    Piper is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.-Publication history:Piper first appeared in X-Men vol. 1 #62-63 , and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams....

     - A mutate who can psionically control large groups of animals using his flute as a focus for his power.
  • Vertigo - A mutate that can emit waves that affect the equilibrioception
    Equilibrioception
    Equilibrioception or sense of balance is one of the physiological senses. It helps prevent humans and animals from falling over when walking or standing still. Balance is the result of a number of body systems working together: the eyes , ears and the body's sense of where it is in space ideally...

     of anyone hit by them. She left the Savage Land to join Mister Sinister
    Mister Sinister
    Mister Sinister is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #221 and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri....

    's Marauders
    Marauders (comics)
    The Marauders is a team of fictional supervillain characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Romita, Jr., the team first appear in Uncanny X-Men #210 The Marauders is a team of fictional supervillain characters in comic books published by...

    , but later returned under mysterious circumstances (see profile for details).
  • Whiteout
    Whiteout (Marvel Comics)
    Whiteout is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe.-Fictional character biography:She was a Savage Land dweller, recruited by the mutant Zaladane to join the Savage Land Mutates...

     - A mutate who can emit brilliant flashes of psionic "light" that can blind anyone she chooses.
  • Worm
    Worm (comics)
    Worm is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.-Fictional character biography:Worm was a Savage Land dweller, recruited by the mutant Zaladane to join the Savage Land Mutates as a warrior. He has the ability to secrete a liquid from his hands that, when it comes into contact with the flesh...

     - A mutate who secretes mucus that allows him to override other living beings' motor and autonomic nervous functions after coating them with it. He also has a worm-like lower body and enlarged hands with suction-cups on them.

Television

  • The Savage Land Mutates have appeared on a few episodes of Fox's 1990s X-Men
    X-Men (TV series)
    X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series which debuted on October 31, 1992, in the United States on the Fox Network as part of its Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup...

    animated series. The lineup was formed by Sauron
    Sauron (comics)
    Sauron is a comic book character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics' main shared universe. An enemy of the X-Men, the character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Neal Adams. He first fully appeared as Sauron in X-Men #60 ....

    , Vertigo, Brainchild, Amphibious, Barbarus, and Lupo. They were creations of Magneto, though they were later recruited by Mister Sinister
    Mister Sinister
    Mister Sinister is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #221 and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri....

    .

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