Vermilion
James Howlett (Earth-616) and War (First Horsemen) (Earth-616) from Wolverine Vol 7 7 001.jpg
Official Name
Vermilion
Aliase(s)
The Red Sword of War[1]
Owners
Current owner
Origin
Origin
The blade used by War
Reality
Place of Creation
Okkara (presumed)
Creators and Appearances
Quote1.png A blade of flame, innocents interred; all is fair in love and her. Quote2.png
--Pestilence

Vermilion the Red Sword of War was the blade wielded by the First Horsemen War.[1]

History

During the attack of the First Horsemen of Apocalypse on the Starlight Citadel, Saturnyne intervened and set a contest where the forces of Krakoa and Arakko would each have ten swordbearers fighting in Otherworld.[1] War armed with her Red Sword Vermilion was one of the Arakkii chosen as one of the Swordbearers of Arakko.[1][2]

Attributes

  • Flammability: Vermilion is able to ignite in flames without being damaged or consumed by fire. When used by War, the sword also appears to be able to direct and produce flames.[1][2]

Trivia

  • The word vermilion usually refers to a vibrant red or scarlet pigment. Originally, vermilion pigments were derived from the powdered mineral cinnabar (mercury sulfide).

See Also

Footnotes

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