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Bat-Wing of Rancor's Lieutenants (Guardians of the Galaxy enemy) (Marvel Comics)


(Rancor's lieutenants)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Rancor (Cousin)
  • Group Affiliation: Rancor’s Lieutenants
  • Base Of Operations: Haven II; formerly Haven
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 145 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White (with large bald spot where Rancor scalped him)

Powers and Abilities

Bat-Wing can fly, and fire blasts of energy from his hands.


When the mutants left Earth to avoid persecution, just prior the Martian invasion in the 20th Century, the exodus eventually led them to a habitable planet they named Haven.

Over time the number of mutants dwindled as more and more of the births resulted in baseline humans, until the nine remaining mutants became an elite ruling over the humans with an iron hand, with Rancor the undisputed leader of the mutants. Bat-Wing was romantically involved with fellow mutant, Rhodney.

Bat Wing, one of Rancor's lieutenants

A resistance developed among the humans, and when the mutants eventually tracked them down, they discovered that one of their own, Bear, was collaborating with them. They killed Bear and the other resistance members they found at the meeting. They were soon contacted by the Guardians of the Galaxy, who had just located Haven, while searching for the long-lost mutants.

Rancor and her lieutenants were suspicious of the newcomers but met with a few of them. When they discovered that other Guardians were meeting with the underground resistance, Rancor attacked them, ordering the mutants to put down the revolting humans.

They battled the Guardians, during which Rhodney was killed, leaving Bat-Wing distraught and angry. Realising there was little chance of victory, with the new Phoenix host being empowered, Rancor detonated bombs to destroy the planet, determined that if she couldn’t rule haven, no one could, and led the mutants to safety, while the Guardians helped the humans escape to safety on Main Frame’s world.

Rancor and her lieutenants - groups shot from TSR's gamer guide to the marvel universe

The mutants followed Rancor as she began a quest to discover what had happened to her ancestor, Logan. In a museum near the former Shi’ar Empire, they discovered one of his broken claws on display, which Rancor took.

The search led them then to Earth, where they again came into conflict with the Guardians, where Rancor battled the new Guradian, Talon, but they were kidnapped by Doctor Doom, who forced their obedience, causing violent resentment in Rancor, who took some time to realize she couldn’t easily kill him. Bat-Wing was especially put out by their servitude, once even shouting at Rancor. This only happened once, however, as she scalped him for the outburst, and he thereafter took to wearing a bandana to cover it up.

They worked for him for a while, again coming into conflict with the Guardians, while Rancor used surprise to attack Doom. The battle was close at times, but ultimately the Guardians won, capturing the mutants. While it initially appeared that Rancor had won, Doom soon rose, revealing that his body had long gone, his brain kept in a cyborg body which included the adamantium skeleton he’d taken from Logan, encasing Victor von Doom’s brain.

Rancor survives the fight due to the intervention of the Guardian, Yellowjacket, and escapes Guardian custody, stealing their med-shuttle, and freeing her Lieutenants.

Learning that the Inhumans had recently been abandoned by their dictator, Loki, they took advantage of it by enslaving them, and loaded them onto a spaceship they forced them to build, setting off in search of a new homeworld. They found one, naming it Haven II, where they set the Inhumans to work building for them.

While the Guardians were off their ship, Rancor dispatched Sidestep, who, aided by Mindscan, teleported onto it, and set it up to gas the Guardians unconscious when they returned to it. The trap worked, and the unconscious Guardians were transported to Haven II, where they were set against individual mutants. Bat-Wing was pitted against Vance Astro, who easily beat him.

The Guardians were eventually teleported away by Talon.


Vicious and loud, Bat-Wing enjoys using his powers, especially to kill, and lording it over those weaker than him. He’s very mouthy, once even lashing out verbally at Rancor, which resulted in her scalping him. As a result of this he now usually wears a bandana.


“Struggle, human, fight! I intend to make your death a painful one… starting with your eyes !”

“It’s dyin’ time !”

Blaster: “You’re sick, Bat-Wing.”
Bat-Wing: “Aw, you’re only saying that ’cause it’s true, Blaster !”

DC Universe History

The planet which became known as Haven was originally a prison planet for super-villains from Earth, where these unwanted were abandoned to their own devices. A number of the more powerful escaped, but the others were left, and when events on Earth caused the influx of new ’immigrants’, they were completely isolated. A society developed with the super-powered becoming the ruling class, and this continued down the centuries, even as the numbers of the powered diminished.

When they were eventually contacted by the UP, the rulers violently rebuffed offers to return to Earth, despite the normals among them wanting to leave. When the rebellion got out a request for help, the UP sent a squad of Legionairres, who deposed Rancor and her lieutenants, the surviving members of whom escaped. The two groups have clashed further, as Rancor has led the mutants in searching for another planet to dominate.


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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Lieutenant of Rancor
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 013 HP: 040

Energy Blast: 08, Flight: 06



Rancor’s Lieutenants (High)


By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics

Helper(s): C. Bedford Crenshaw

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