The Marauders were a team of superhuman mutants who were
organized by the enigmatic Mr.
Sinister and who served him as assassins. Mr. Sinister
sent the Marauders to slaughter the Morlocks, a community
of mutants living underground in the New York City area.
During the mutant massacre the Marauders clashed
with the X-Men, the New
Mutants, and Thor,
but nonetheless succeeded in killing most of the Morlocks.
The Marauders have battled the X-Men on subsequent occasions
as well. Although three Marauders Blockbuster,
Prism, and Riptide seemingly died during the mutant
massacre they all apparently later returned to life.
Exactly how these Marauders survived remains a mystery.
First Appearance: (as a team) X-Men #210