Ancestor is a member of the Avatars and servant to the Mandarin. His true name and origin are shrouded in mystery and seems to be empowered by mystical forces. Ancestor and several Avatars would come into conflict with Force Works when they try to rescue Tony Stark in the Mandarin's fortress. Ancestor would add the power from his ancestral spirits to increase his size and strength during his fight with the US Agent. However, US Agent manages to drive Ancestor through a stone wall and knock him out. The Avatars lose this scuffle and Tony Stark is free from the clutches of the Mandarin. Eventually the Mandarin is defeated when Iron Man infects him with the techno-organic virus. Ancestor and the Avatars disappear after the Mandarin meets his apparent demise.
Ancestor was created by Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett and Dave Taylor in 1994 and first appeared in Force Works # 6.
Ancestor and the Avatars would resurface in New York and are wanted for opposing the Superhuman Registration Act. A destructive battle takes place on the streets and the police are assisted by the Heroes for Hire. Ancestor engages Humbug in combat but the Avatar warrior is overwhelmed by a swarm of New England blackflies. Ancestor and the rest of the Avatars are defeated and would be placed into the Negative Zone Prison Alpha.
Powers & Abilities
Ancestor has the ability to draw power from his ancestors to increase his size and strength to superhuman levels.