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Raphe Equus (Wildstorm Universe)

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Equus is the result of 400 years of selective breeding, an attempt to create gifted individuals that was started by Dr. John Dee and the man known as "Mother" during the creation of the first incarnation of Establishment.

While attending a party he met, and fell in love with Scarlet Fantastic, and the two were eventually married. They also became part of the modern incarnation of the Establishment.

He took part in the operation against the Daemonite invasion at Hobb's Bay, and the subsequent battle over London, which resulted in the Establishment's existence becoming known to the public, against his better judgment.

The group soon met the astronauts returning from a mission to Venus in the 1950s, but these turned out to be artificial recreations of the astronauts, created by the organic nanite Venusians, who then burst open into a constantly growing swarm, adapting all matter they came across. Mister Pharmacist managed to destroy the Venusians, and then the Establishment used their technology to saturation bomb Venus with a biological agent designed to eradicate the Venusians, wiping out all Venusians, or so they believed (a few of those on Earth had been acquired by Dr. Orwell).

The Establishment were asked by the Russian government for help battling an outbreak of zombies. They discovered that Russian scientists had traveled to Dead Space, and creatures from there had begun traveling to Earth. They managed to close the portal.

When they returned to Nowhere, they were met by Mother, the creator of Nowhere. He warned them that his brother, Dr. Orwell, was traveling to the end of the universe, intending to replace Metavac. Mother also reveals Raphe's origins to him while recounting his history to the team. The Establishment accompanied him, but when they reached the end of the universe, they discovered that Dr. Orwell had been replaced in his own scheme by the Venusians, who proceeded to try and destroy Metavac. While unable to defeat them alone, the Establishment bought time for Charlie Arrows to contact Metavac, and protect it from the Venusians. Equus presumably died at the end of the universe, though few members of the Establishment had made their reappearance during the World's End and Equus' status remains unknown.


Superhuman Strength

Superhuman Stamina


Genius-Level Intellect


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