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Rutland is a city in Vermont that became a cultural icon for hosting an annual Halloween parade where participants dressed as superheroes. The parade was founded by the late Tom Fagan who normally dressed as Detective Comics' Batman. When he was portrayed in the Marvel Universe, Tom wore the costume of Nighthawk on Halloween. On Earth-616, several members of the Marvel Bullpen (Roy Thomas, Jean Thomas, Steve Englehart, and Gerry Conway) have also attended the Halloween celebration.

Rutland's annual superhero themed Halloween parade

On Earth-616, Tom Fagan was a friend of the mighty Thor and the Avengers. The Avengers had participated in the parade on at least two occasions.[1][2] The area was noted to have a mystical persona. This may explain why a number of supernatural beings (Dormammu, the Enchantress, Juggernaut, and Loki) have each hatched their sinister plots in the area. Cult members had gathered to worship Dormammu in Rutland in the Bald Mountain area.[3]

Tom Fagan aka "Nighthawk" meets Hank "The Beast" McCoy

When Loki became incapacitated after being blasted by the Evil Eye, Tom Fagan cared for the infantile Loki for some time. Thor noted that the climate and area of Rutland was well-suited to Asgardians.[2]

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