Mentor (Marvel)(02 - Imperial Guard (01))
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Mentor is a member of an unidentified alien race who possess vast intelligence. Mentor's expanded mental faculties allow him to process vast amounts of information almost instantaneously. As a result, he is able to predict the most likely outcome of a particular future event with a great degree of accuracy. Mentor is also able to calculate the weakest point in a structural formation or a living being. With his opponents, this ability allows Mentor to defeat them speedily and with little wasted exertion.
Mentor is a member of the Imperial Guard, a multi-ethnic group of super-powered alien beings who act as enforcers of the laws of the Shi'ar Empire. Part of the division of the Imperial Guard known as the Superguardians, the super-intelligent Mentor was amongst the first of the Imperial Guard encountered by the team of superhuman mutant adventurers known as the X-Men who sought to rescue the Princess-Majestrix Lilandra from her insane brother, then-Majestor D'ken. Following the orders of their emperor, the Guard clashed with the X-Men and were on the verge of winning when the band of interstellar freebooters known as the Starjammers arrived to turn the tide of battle in the X-Men's favor.
Mentor was later among those few Imperial Guard members who opposed the treacherous Shi'ar High Council member Lord Samédàr who was aiding an attempted coup of the Shi'ar throne by Deathbird. Even after many of the Guard chose to side with Samédàr, Mentor remained steadfast in his loyalty to then-Empress Lilandra.
When the Empress Lilandra, having regained her throne, learned of the many Earth heroes that had sacrificed their lives to stop the malevolent psionic being named Onslaught, she dispatched eight members of the Imperial Guard, including Mentor, to protect Earth. While on Earth, the Guard uncovered a plot by a militant Kree faction to simulate a radical political activist group in revenge for Earth's involvement in the Kree/Shi'ar war. In reality, the group created a "nega-reactor", similar to the bomb that was used on the Kree. However, this plot was stopped by the Guard, but not before the reactor was used by the Kree's leader, the Supreme Intelligence, to re-incorporate itself after being presumably killed at the end of the war.
Subsequently, Mentor was amongst those Imperial Guard members who defended Lilandra against an assassination attempt by the Kree Ronan the Accuser and his unwilling agents, the royal family of the Earth race known as the Inhumans.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #107
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
#14 Imperial Guard (1997)
- 'To The Death'#15
- 'Knowhere To Run To'
#1 JLA/Avengers (2003)
- 'Imperious Wrecks!'#2
- 'Up From The Depths'#3
- 'A Mad God Awakens!'
#1 Nova (2007)
- 'A Journey Into Mystery'
#25 Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard (2010)
- 'Empire Of The Mind'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#5 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'H-J: From Hangman to Juggernaut'
#6 The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
- 'Human Torch to Ka-Zar'
HC Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
#107 War of Kings (2009)
- 'Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!'#108
- 'Armageddon Now!'#479
- 'The Rise And Fall Of The Shi'ar Empire Chapter Five Double-Edged'#480
- 'The Rise And Fall Of The Shi'ar Empire Chapter Six Vulcan's Progress (Redux)'#485
- 'The End of All That Is'#486
- 'Endings and Beginnings'
#1 War of Kings Saga (2009)
- 'Every Last One of Them'#3
- 'The Head That Wears The Crown'#4
- 'King Takes Queen'
War of Kings: Who Will Rule? (2009)
What If...? (1989)
#55 X-Men Forever Giant-Size (2010)
- 'What If the Avengers Lost Operation Galactic Storm?'#56
- 'What If the Avengers Lost Operation Galactic Storm? Part Two'
X-Men Spotlight On...Starjammers (1990)
#2 X-Men: Emperor Vulcan (2007)
- 'Phalkon Quest, Part 2'
X-Men: Empire's End (1997)
X-Men: Kingbreaker (2009)
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 3'#4
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 4'
Imperial Guard (Marvel)
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