The Marauder is a space-pirate who patterns his mannerisms and aesthetics after Earth's Viking Age.

The Marauder was involved in two attempts to kill Superman in revenge for Superman's undocumented prior interference in his intergalactic crime-spree. The first involved capturing Rol-Nac, Superman's non-Kryptonian godfather who was in transit to Earth to visit his godson when he was waylaid, and brainwash him into believing himself to be Satan. The Marauder sent Rol-Nac in his Satanic guise to attack Superman, with Kryptonite-based weapons given a superficial "eldritch" theme to disguise their true origin and nature. However, Superman deduced the nature of his adversary and broke the Marauder's control over Rol-Nac.[1] The Marauder later allied with Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and Grax to persuade Superman that his past visit to a "phantom-planet" afflicted him with a condition that would cause Superman to produce malevolent phantasmic doppelgangers upon every utilization of his super-powers. The farce was close to working for a short time, but the Marauder showed his true colors when the other villains and he revealed that they were responsible for creating Superman's phantom-duplicates and that the Marauder held control over them through a device concealed in his helmet. The Marauder, Brainiac, and Grax then neutralized Superman and booted Luthor from their alliance due to anti-human prejudices. As the three villains gambled to split the Earth into sectors among themselves, Superman and Luthor worked together to escape from their captivity, and Superman short-circuited the device in the Marauder's helmet with a heat-vision blast, causing his phantom-doppelgangers to run out of control and wreak havoc upon everything in the vicinity. For the sake of self-preservation, the Marauder fled the scene in his star-cruiser, just as did Brainiac and Grax in their own ships.[2] The Marauder was never seen since.


Transportation

  • Starship

Weapons

  • Control-helmet


  • This version of Marauder, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.

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