The Fraternity of Raptors are a group of individuals who all possess an amulet and suit of armor similar to that of Darkhawk. They were created to maintain the Shi'ar Empire as it evolved over the centuries. Eventually, the Fraternity grew too powerful and each member was sealed in dark patches through out Shi'ar territory. Following the events of War of Kings, several Raptors were freed as a result. With their history almost completely forgotten, they have started taking steps to continue their mission and destroy anyone who keeps them from their main goals.