Yeti (comics)

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For the humanoid races also known as "Abominable Snow-Men", see Yeti (comics species).

Yeti is the name of two fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Brief information[edit]

The first Yeti is a huge humanoid and is believed to be an Inhuman that was mutated by the Terrigen Mist.

The second Yeti was a member of Weapon P.R.I.M.E., a covert Canadian superhuman team working for Department K, the agency responsible for the Weapon X project that created the X-Men character Wolverine.

Publication history[edit]

The Inhuman Yeti first appeared in Fantastic Four #99 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The Weapon P.R.I.M.E. Yeti first appeared in X-Force #11 and was created by Rob Liefield, Fabian Nicieza, and Mark Pacella.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Inhuman Yeti[edit]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #99 (1970)
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
In-story information
Species Inhuman
Team affiliations First Line
Abilities Enhanced strength
Razor sharp claws and teeth

Yeti is an Inhuman mutated by the Terrigen Mist.[1]

He first appeared as a member of the superhero team First Line.[2]

During a battle while serving with the First Line he entered the fray but lost control and became a raging beast; his team mate Rapunzel used a piece of hair to distract him and he quickly calmed down.[3]

After this incident, he left the team in shame of his behavior. He tried to return to Attilan but wound up lost in the Himalayas. He set up in an abandoned temple in the Himalayas to survive.[4]

After this he was found by a Skrull woman named Khoyra. She manipulated Yeti into helping her with an invasion of Earth.[5] The First Line repelled the attack, and Khoyra was killed by an unknown cause. Yeti took the body back to his temple and refused to leave it as it decayed.[6]

When Havok and Polaris were searching for a mutant that Cerebro had located, Yeti threw a boulder at them because he wanted to be alone. This knocked them out the sky. When they searched the temple, Yeti attacked them. The X-Men came to support Havok and Lorna but Yeti's rage overcame him. After a short battle, Pixie, another ex-member of the First Line arrived with the Inhuman Royal Family and turned Yeti to stone temporarily and explained the situation to the X-Men before allowing them to leave.[4]

While looking for Crystal, Human Torch arrived in the Himalayas and took refuge in a cave during a storm where he encountered Yeti. Upon seeing Human Torch's powers, Yeti mistook Human Torch for an Inhuman. Shocked by Yeti's appearance, Human Torch threw fireballs at him. Running from the fire balls, Yeti fled into Attilan warning the other Inhumans that they were under attack.[7]

Weapon P.R.I.M.E. Yeti[edit]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Force #11 (1992)
Created by Rob Liefield
Fabian Nicieza
Mark Pacella
In-story information
Team affiliations Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
Notable aliases Wendigo
Abilities Superhuman strength
Healing factor
Sharp claws

The second Yeti is a member of the covert Canadian superhuman group Weapon P.R.I.M.E. who has fought X-Force and Northstar of Alpha Flight.

It has been speculated that this Yeti is either a mutant or an intelligent Wendigo. Originally, the character was actually given the codename of Wendigo. Despite their similar physical appearances, the second Yeti has no connection to the other one.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Yeti I possesses incredible strength. He also has razor sharp claws and teeth. He is easily angered and suffers from bouts of insanity when he becomes too angry. However, this savage, animal nature in these situations makes him almost unbeatable. He has been calmed by pretty things that catch his eye.

In addition to superhuman strength and claws, Yeti II possesses a healing factor which enables him to recover from serious injuries.

Other versions[edit]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

In the Age of Apocalypse reality, Yeti appears as a member of the Brotherhood of Chaos.


  1. ^ Fantastic Four #99
  2. ^ Marvel: The Lost Generation #10
  3. ^ Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe A to Z #13
  4. ^ a b X-Men: The Hidden Years #16
  5. ^ Marvel: The Lost Generation #11
  6. ^ Marvel: The Lost Generation #12
  7. ^ Fantastic Four #99

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