Gauntlet is a male comic supervillain who features in Marvel Comics.
The Dark Riders were observing video feeds of the X-Men where he distributed the team to handle each of the Mutants and the necessary tactics needed to defeat them. (X-Factor v1 #65)
Gauntlet and the Dark Riders emerged during the Terrigen Mist crisis that unleashed the M-Pox on Mutants around the world. They began hunting Mutant healers as they believed that Homo Superior had failed as a species. (Uncanny X-Men v4 #1) Among their targets was Elixir where the Riders battled a team of X-Men but despite the resistance - Gauntlet managed to snipe and kill the healer whereupon they left the scene. (Uncanny X-Men v4 #2)
The reborn Elixir resurrected Gauntlet in order to torture him as his body was slowly restored only to kill him again and repeat the process once more. (Uncanny X-Men Annual v4 #1)
Personality and attributes
He was known to assess his enemies from their capabilities and determine the best means of dealing with them. (X-Factor v1 #65)
Powers and abilities
It was said that he had an extraordinary array of lethal armaments and no compunctions about using them. This range of weaponry at his disposal included rifles and mini-missiles. (X-Factor v1 #65)
- Gauntlet was created by Jim Lee, Chris Claremont and Whilce Portacio where he made his first appearance in X-Factor v1 #65 (April, 1991).
In other media
- In X-Men: Evolution, Gauntlet appeared as an antagonist in the episode "Target X" where he was voiced by actor Mark Gibbons. He was shown as being an agent of HYDRA and deployed with Omega Red to capture Wolverine. This was because they wanted to use him as bait to capture X-23 who had begun to attack HYDRA operations. With his tracking ability, Gauntlet succeeded in the capture of Logan and had him left in the woods near X-23's location. She found him but both Gauntlet and Omega Red ultimately captured the pair. However, this proved to be a trap by X-23 as she intended to use this opportunity to sneak onboard the HYDRA flagship. Once inside, she confronted the Supreme Hydra and sought to detonate explosives to kill herself and everyone else. Gauntlet confronted her but was unable to stop her as she detonated the explosives seemingly killing him, the Supreme Hydra and X-23. However, X-23 was shown to had been alive and in hiding with her being presumed dead.
- X-Factor v1: (1991)
- Uncanny X-Men v4: