|First appearance||X-Factor #65 (1991)|
|Team affiliations||Dark Riders|
|Abilities||Cybernetically enhanced with various high-tech weapons, such as a flamethrower, high-powered rifle and missiles|
Gauntlet is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a member of the Dark Riders, employed by Apocalypse, and is one of the Inhumans. He is fitted with a cybernetic gauntlet, high-powered weapons, and wears a mechanical device over one eye used for tracking and scoping out prey. He first appeared in X-Factor #65 and was created by Jim Lee, Chris Claremont and Whilce Portacio.
Fictional character biography
Little is known of Gauntlet's past apart from he is a member of the Dark Riders. They captured Cyber so that Genesis could strip Cyber's adamantium from him in Genesis' plan to make Wolverine his first Horseman, but Wolverine rejected the adamantium and regressed to a feral state.[volume & issue needed]
Gauntlet was believed to have been killed after Wolverine used Deadbolt's severed head to lure Gauntlet towards him and then savagely attacked him, though he later proved to have survived.[volume & issue needed]
Following the final defeat and disband of the Dark Riders, Gauntlet became a mercenary. Blaquesmith secretly contracted Gauntlet to hunt down Apocalypse when Apocalypse was merged with Cyclops.[volume & issue needed]
In other media
Gauntlet made an appearance in the animated television show X-Men Evolution in the fourth season episode Target X. He is one of HYDRA's premiere agents, and is a master of hand-to-hand and armed combat.
Gauntlet appears to have been either genetically altered or possessed a natural mutation that makes him stronger, tougher, and with keener senses than the average human being. Like other agents of HYDRA, he has access to a wide array of tools and equipment that make him a formidable opponent and a dangerous tracker.
- Wolverine vol. 2 #100