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Philips Waggoner was a miner who went on an expedition funded by the Roxxon Corporation to find the site where the Avingnon Party ate each other during their last seven weeks of life stranded in an improvised shelter due to a blizzard. Unbeknownst to Waggoner and the archaeologist Dr. Ella Sterling, they were to be used by Roxxon executive Mr. Banks in the Ur-Wendigo experiment, which aimed at creating a far more powerful version of the Wendigo by making a person eat Wendigo flesh at said site due to its cursed nature.

Philips Waggoner (Earth-616) from Weapon H Vol 1 1 001

Human form

After the team was dropped in the Canadian wilderness, Waggoner noticed the rations case was nowhere to be found and warned the others. Luckily for the team, Weapon H overheard their conversation and killed a deer to provide them food; Waggoner, however, didn't eat its meat because Mr. Banks convinced him it could be poisoned. Once Dr. Sterling managed to locate the site, Waggoner was tricked into eating Wendigo meat by Mr. Banks and turned into the Ur-Wendigo. When Mr. Banks tried to feed Dr. Sterling to the creature, Weapon H came out of the shadows and attacked it.[3]

Weapon H tried to take Dr. Sterling to safety afterwards, but the Ur-Wendigo caught him mid-air and took a bite of him, getting bigger than before. As it was about to eat Weapon H whole, Doctor Strange burst onto the scene to take the creature down with his enchanted arrows; however, they didn't have any effect on it due to its hardened hide. To finally put an end to the Ur-Wendigo, Weapon H allowed himself to be eaten so he could use Doctor Strange's ax to kill the creature from within.[2]

Powers

Seemingly those of a typical Wendigo, but far greater due to the curse having undergone a multiplier effect. In addition, Waggoner was able to grow larger whenever he ate flesh.[3]




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