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Gordon Sanders (Earth-616) 002

Human form

Gordon Sanders, an American explorer, would accompany his colleague Medwick on his hunt for the lost Tibetan city the locals called 'the City of the Howling Demons'. Their first night in the lost city would prove fatal for Medwick, when he was attacked and killed by a wolf. The wolf would then attack Sanders, however he scared it off with his gun, injuring it. The following day he would come across a woman named Llhupa who had several serious gun-shot wounds - he would find her the most beautiful woman he ever saw. Not making a connection between Llhupa and the creature he shot the night before, Gordon would be confused when none of the natives would help him get medical help for the wounded girl. He would eventually find some and restore her to health, and take her back with him to America.

Gordon would begin transforming into a werewolf each night and going out and killing anything that got in his way. Becoming aware of his condition, he sought the aid of occult expert Dr. Martin Keller. He begged Keller for help, however the transformation came upon him unexpectedly and he mauled Keller to death. The smoke from Keller's pipe would allow the other-dimensional alien known as the Vision to materialize in the room. The hero would attempt to stop Sanders, but the wolf-man would escape into the night.

The following day Gordon would be horrified by the newspaper articles about Keller's murder. Finally putting everything together, he would blame his situation on Llhupa. However, Llhupa would deny his claims and call him crazy, but as night approached Llhupa would transform into a wolf-form and slay Gordon before he could transform. Before Llhupa could attack the house staff however, the Vision would slay her as well.

Powers

Gordon Sanders was plagued with a form of lycanthropy. Specifically at night he would transform into a humanoid wolf. If this was effected by the phases of the moon remains unrevealed. Presumably, like Llhupa, those who survive being bit by Sanders would also be curse with lycanthropy.

Strength level

In his werewolf form, Gordon Sanders had superhuman strength, and was able to fight the Vision to a stand-still.

Weaknesses

It is unknown if Sanders has the same weakness that are typical of most plagued with lycanthropy, such as a weakness to silver.


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