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|First appearance||X-Factor #65 (April 1991)|
|Created by||Jim Lee
|Team affiliations||Dark Riders|
Tusk is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. His name comes from the two large tusks that protrude out of his shoulders. He has superhuman strength and the ability to create smaller duplicates of himself that do his bidding.
Fictional character biography
Tusk is a member of The Dark Riders, a team of evil Inhumans that served Apocalypse by carrying out his "survival of the fittest" program of eliminating mutants that were deemed to be weak.[volume & issue needed]
He and the Dark Riders reappear against Magneto's Uncanny X-Men. The Riders are trying to kill mutant healers, but are ambushed by Magneto on Genosha. It is assumed that they are dead, as Magneto tied them to a bomb that leveled the entire island.
In other media
- Tusk made minor appearances in the X-Men animated series, though here he was established as a mutant and not an Inhuman. He appeared in the fourth season episode "Secrets, No Longer Buried" working as a mechanic in the town of Skull Mesa (he mentioned a family and showing a generally friendly demeanor). Tusk later comes to the aid of a de-powered Cyclops. In "Graduation Day," Tusk was later seen as a soldier in Magneto's mutant army.
- In the SNES video game X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, Tusk is also established as a mutant, and also a servant of Apocalypse.
- Tusk was a boss in X-Men 2: Clone Wars.
- Tusk was developed into an action figure in an early X-Men line by Toy Biz. The toy featured a miniature duplicate hidden in his back.
- Uncanny X-Men Vol 4 Issue #5
- Tusk at Marvel.com
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