Friday, January 15, 2010

Elf with a gun

Elf with a Gun is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

The Elf with a Gun is a midget humanoid who commits murders for no apparent reason. The elf first appears in Defenders Vol 1" #25 (July 1975), killing Tom and Linda Pritchett. Over a series of issues, he kills Charlest Lester and his spouse in Las Vegas, Stu and his girlfriend at the Grand Canyon, and a woman hiding from the Hulk in the bathroom.

He seemingly meets his end outside a house (owned by Nighthawk) in upstate New York. Preparing to kill a newspaper delivery boy named Greg, and his dog, Elf with a Gun is run over and killed by a Mac Ray moving truck. Greg notices nothing.

An Elf was also the one to reveal to the original Defenders – the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and Namor – that they would be the cause of the Earth's destruction if they continued to work together. Thus, the four agreed to never work together again as the Defenders and quit the original team. Still, it was revealed much later that the Elf's revelation was probably a hoax, and the four heroes have indeed worked together as Defenders in one form or another since then.

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