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Then it appears you butchers have made all this effort -- caused all this carnage -- for nothing.
~ Jessán Hoan, while confronting the Reavers.

The Reavers are a group hellbent on the destruction of the X-Men and created by the Hellfire Club as its private military. Mastermind, a mutant villain, attempted to mentally control Jean Grey in a bid to join the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle, marking the first major attempt of the group. In the resulting confrontation with the X-Men, Wolverine fell victim to Leland's mass-increasing powers, ended up in the New York sewer system and was believed dead. However, Wolverine, very much alive, reentered the club through a secret sub-basement entrance, attacked a group of mercenaries sent to track him down - Wade Cole, Angelo Macon, and Murray Reese - and critically injured them with his claws. These men were eventually recovered and then converted to cyborgs, continuing to serve the Hellfire Club as a special task squad.

Their first assignment following their reconstruction was to take down the X-Men after Hellfire leader Emma Frost had switched consciousnesses with Storm, and later they assisted Donald Pierce in trying to kill the fledgling New Mutants. However, in both cases they were defeated and eventually went underground for some time.

The first incarnation of the Reavers was a group of cyborgs operating from the Australian outback led by Donald Pierce. They were seemingly destroyed by the Sentinels on the order of the Upstart from the future Fitzroy.

Lady Deathstrike made an oath to the Reverend William Stryker, creator of the Purifiers. She promised to him that in the mutant's darkest hours she would help his Purifiers. She recreated the Reavers. They caught up with Cable, just in time for the X-Force to attack. Lady Deathstrike took on X-23 and was seemingly killed. The other Reavers died, but not without killing Caliban first. After being recomposed by Donald Pierce and gathered by Deathstrike, they assaulted Utopia, before being defeated by X-Force.

In Television

X-Men: The Animated Series

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The Reavers appear in X-Men: The Animated Series alongside Lady Deathstrike when she goes down to the Morlock's tunnel and tricks Wolverine into coming down there, hoping to get him to open an alien ship that she found in the tunnel. When the ship is opened, an alien comes out of the ship and sucks the life out of the Reavers. So Lady Deathstrike has to work together with Wolverine to defeat the alien. In the end, the X-Men defeated the alien and all the Reavers' life energy is sent back to their bodies.

Wolverine and the X-Men

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The Reavers appeared in Wolverine and the X-Men, with their vocal effects provided by Charlie Adler in "X-Calibre" and by Steve Blum in "Hunting Grounds." They are shown as servants of Spiral. The identified Reavers are Reese, Cole, Macon, and a female named Ricochet (who was exclusive to the TV series).

In Film

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The Reavers are portrayed in the 2017 X-Men solo movie Logan as the mercenaries of Dr. Zander Rice as one of their commanders was Donald Pierce. Here, in 2029, the Reavers are portrayed as highly skilled cyborg bounty hunters and mercenaries after subject X-23 and use harsh tactics against non-primary targets to further their goals. Though they are compiled of a variety of backgrounds, they are equipped akin to paramilitary, drive outfitted trucks, and are well trained as a unit. None appear to have special abilities like that of a mutant, but a few seem to have cybernetic enhancements from either severed or formally deficient limbs. This of course is an allusion to the fact that the Reavers are cyborgs, though this isn't outright said in their appearance here.

Beyond hunting, they also work to secure the medical facility where Dr. Rice's secret pet projects are conducted. They also work to secure a local school in western America that has been converted to a make shift medical facility by Rice. Though they probably do not have to follow legal jurisdictions, they are encouraged to operate in the U.S. and Mexico, but specifically not Canada.

History

The Reavers and their field commander Donald Pierce, were sent on a mission by their supreme leader, Dr. Zander Rice, to recapture Laura Kinney/X-23. The Reavers then helped Donald Pierce investigate Charles Xavier's property. Laura however came out of her house, and killed a Reaver. She then came into The Wolverine's car. As The Wolverine drove, he managed to escape The Reavers with X-23 and Charles Xavier. The Reavers however had managed to get hold of Caliban, and bring him to Zander Rice. The Reavers headed towards Will Munson's house during the night. Dr. Zander Rice tried to get hold of X-23 by using Caliban and X-24. However, Caliban possessed X-24's mind, causing an enraged X-24 to kill a few Reavers. The Reavers were eventually forced to retreat. Inside the base, they worked on recovering X-24 and Donald Pierce, under the orders of Zander Rice. Dr. Zander Rice later lead them to attack the mutant kids, near the border with Canada. The Reavers managed to catch the mutant kids, but were eventually defeated by the mutant kids and The Wolverine.

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Trivia

  • In Logan, the Reavers are seen cooperating with the Mexican Police force, as they had run operations out of the country for some time.
  • In Logan, though other X-Men appear in comic form and as toys, it is unknown if The Reavers or Pierce appear, though technically they are a secret organization.
  • The Reavers, in both comics and in film, seem to come into conflict with Wolverine / Old Man Logan the most.
  • Their supreme leader in the 2017 film Logan was Dr. Zander Rice. However, Donald Pierce, who originally lead them, was still their field commander.

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Movies
X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth & Toad) | Pyro
X2: William Stryker Jr. | Lady Deathstrike | Jason Stryker | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique & Pyro)
X-Men: The Last Stand: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Dark Phoenix, Pyro, Juggernaut, Multiple Man & Mystique) | Omega Gang (Callisto, Psylocke, Quill, Arclight, Avalanche, Spike, Glob Herman & Phat) | Archangel
X-Men: First Class: Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Azazel, Angel Salvadore & Riptide) | William Stryker Sr. | Magneto | Mystique
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Trask Industries (Bolivar Trask, William Stryker Jr. & Sentinels) | Magneto | Mystique | Toad | Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse)
X-Men: Apocalypse: Ashir En Sabah Nur/Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Magneto, Psylocke & Archangel) | Dark Phoenix | Mystique | William Stryker Jr. | Blob
X-Men: Dark Phoenix: Dark Phoenix | D'Bari (Vuk & Jones) | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto & Selene Gallio) | Mystique
The New Mutants: Essex Corp (Cecilia Reyes) | Demon Bear | Reverend Craig | Smiley Men

Television
X-Men (1992): Magneto | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Apocalypse | Mesmero | Horsemen of Apocalypse | Mister Sinister | Omega Red | Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Blob & Pyro) | Dark Phoenix | Master Mold | Bolivar Trask | Silver Samurai | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Harry Leland, Jason Wyngarde, Donald Pierce & Emma Frost) | Reavers (Bonebreaker & Lady Deathstrike) | Supreme Intelligence | D'Ken | Deathbird | Graydon Creed | Red Skull | Toad | Sauron | High Evolutionary | Phalanx | Brood | Skrulls | Super-Adaptoid | Awesome Android | Mojo
X-Men: Evolution: Magneto | Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Toad, Blob, Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch) | Pyro | Mastermind | HYDRA (Madame Viper & Omega Red) | David Haller | Juggernaut | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Apocalypse | Horsemen of Apocalypse | Mesmero | Sabretooth | Destiny | Arcade
Wolverine and the X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai | Nitro | Mojo | Mister Sinister | Apocalypse
Marvel Anime: X-Men: Hellfire Club (Emma Frost, Martermind) | U-Men (Sublime)
Legion: Legion | Shadow King | Oliver Bird | Time Eaters
The Gifted: Sentinel Services (Jace Turner, Ed Weeks) | Trask Industries (Roderick Champell) | Ted Wilson | Hellfire Club (Fenris, Reeva Paype, Frost Sisters) | Benedict Ryan

Video Games
The Uncanny X-Men: Magneto | White Queen | Juggernaut | Sabretooth | Boomerang
X-Men: Madness in Murderworld: Arcade | Magneto | Juggernaut | Blob | White Queen | Mystique | Pyro | Wendigo | Silver Samurai
X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants: Mystique | Avalanche | Blob | Pyro | Spiral
Spider-Man & X-men: Arcade's Revenge: Arcade | Carnage | Rhino | Apocalypse | Juggernaut | Selene Gallio | Sentinels | Master Mold
X-Men (1992): Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists (Magneto, Mystique, White Queen, Juggernaut, Blob, Pyro, Wendigo & Living Monolith) | Sentinels
X-Men (1993): Magneto | Apocalypse | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Sentinels | Ahab | Mojo
X-Men 2: Clone Wars: Apocalypse | Phalanx | The Brood | Magneto
X-Men: Children of the Atom: Magneto | Juggernaut | Omega Red | Silver Samurai | Sentinel | Spiral | Mojo
X-Men (1994): Magneto | Sebastian Shaw | Callisto | Sauron | Brood Queen | Omega Red
X-Men 2: Game Master's Legacy: Gamesmaster | Apocalypse | Mister Sinster | Exodus
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse: Apocalypse | Juggernaut | Omega Red | Brood Queen | Sentinels | Acolytes | Exodus | Magneto
X-Men vs. Street Fighter: Apocalypse | Acolytes | Magneto | Juggernaut | Sabretooth | Rogue | Angel
X-Men 3: Mojo World: Mojo | Magneto | Master Mold | Trevor Fitzroy | Spiral
X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse: Apocalypse | Mister Sinister | Magneto
X-Men: Mutant Academy: Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Toad
X-Men: Mutant Wars: Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Apocalypse
X-Men: Wolverine's Rage: Lady Deathstrike | Sabretooth | Deadpool
X-Men: Mutant Academy 2: Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Toad
X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse: Apocalypse | Archangel | Magneto | Dark Phoenix | Juggernaut | Sabretooth | Silver Samurai | Sauron | Blob | Pyro
X-Men: Next Dimension: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Magneto, Sabretooth, Toad, Mystique, Juggernaut, Blob, Lady Deathstrike & Pyro) | Bastion | Sentinels
X2: Wolverine's Revenge: Magneto | Sabretooth | Wendigo | Lady Deathstrike | Juggernaut | Omega Red | Apocalypse | Mr. Sinister
X-Men Legends: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants/Acolytes (Magneto, Mystique, Blob, Pyro, Avalanche, Sabretooth & Toad) | Marrow | Juggernaut | Shadow King | Apocalypse | Master Mold
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse: Apocalypse | The Brood | Lady Deathstrike | Sauron | Omega Red | Stepford Cuckoos | Deadpool | Mister Sinister | Dark Beast | Living Monolith | Mystique | Destiny | Blob | Emma Frost | Sebastian Shaw | Archangel | Selene Gallio | Quicksilver
X-Men The Official Game: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Sabretooth & Pyro) HYDRA (Silver Samurai & Deathstike) | Multiple Man | Jason Stryker | Master Mold | Mystique | Toad

See Also
Alpha Flight Villains | Deadpool Villains | Excalibur Villains | New Mutants Villains | Wolverine Villains | X-Factor Villains | X-Force Villains | X-Men Movie Villains

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Movies
X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth & Toad) | Pyro
X2: William Stryker Jr. | Lady Deathstrike | Jason Stryker | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, & Pyro)
X-Men: The Last Stand: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Dark Phoenix, Pyro, Juggernaut, Multiple Man & Mystique) | Omega Gang (Callisto, Psylocke, Quill, Arclight, Avalanche, Spike, Glob Herman & Phat) | Archangel
X-Men Origins: Wolverine: William Stryker Jr. | Sabretooth | Deadpool | Agent Zero | Blob
X-Men: First Class: Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Azazel, Angel Salvadore & Riptide) | William Stryker Sr. | Magneto | Mystique
The Wolverine: Silver Samurai | Madam Viper | Shingen Yashida | Noburo Mori | Magneto
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Trask Industries (Bolivar Trask, William Stryker Jr. & Sentinels) | Magneto | Mystique | Toad | Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse)
Deadpool: Deadpool | Dopinder | Ajax | Angel Dust | Agent Smith
X-Men: Apocalypse: Ashir En Sabah Nur/Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Magneto, Psylocke & Archangel) | Dark Phoenix | Mystique | William Stryker Jr. | Blob
Logan: Essex Corp (Zander Rice, Donald Pierce, X-24 & Reavers)
Deadpool 2: Deadpool | Cable | Firefist | Dopinder | Juggernaut | Essex Corp (Headmaster) | Black Tom Cassidy | Sergei Valishnikov | Omega Red
X-Men: Dark Phoenix: Dark Phoenix | D'Bari (Vuk & Jones) | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto & Selene Gallio) | Mystique
The New Mutants: Essex Corp (Cecilia Reyes) | Demon Bear | Reverend Craig | Smiley Men

See Also
20th Century Studios Villains | Deadpool Villains | New Mutants Villains | Wolverine Villains | X-Men Villains

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Comics
Abomination | Absorbing Man | A.I.M. | Apocalypse | Arcade | Arnim Zola | Aryan | Avalanche | Baron Strucker | Baron Zemo | Bastion | Batroc | Beetle | Beyonder | Bi-Beast | Black Cat | Blackheart | Blob | Bolivar Trask | Boomerang | Brood | Brotherhood of Mutants | Bushwacker | Bullseye | Cameron Hodge | Cannibals (Marvel Universe Vs) | Cassandra Nova | Collector | Contagion | Count Nefaria | Crimson Dynamo | Crossbones | Crossfire | Crusader | Daken | Damage | Dark Beast | Dark Phoenix | Dark X-Men | Deadpool | Deathwatch | Doctor Doom | Dr. Octopus | Dr. Rice | Donald Pierce | Dracula | Egghead | Ego | Electro | Emma Frost | Enchantress | Galactus | Gorgon | Green Goblin | Hand | Hellfire Club | Hit-Monkey | HYDRA | Hobgoblin | Holocaust | The Hood | Hulk | Impossible Man | Iron Monk | Jack O' Lantern | Juggernaut | Kang | Kingpin | Killer Shrike | Klaw | Kraven | Lady Deathstrike | Lady Mastermind | Lizard | Lt. Ethan Warren | M.O.D.O.K. | Madame Masque | Madame Viper | Maestro | Magneto | Master Mold | Masters of Evil | Master of Illusions | Mauvais | Mr. Jip | Mojo | Mole Man | Morlocks | Mister Sinister | Mysterio | Mystique | Nightmare | Nimrod | Nitro | Norman Osborn | Nuke | Omega Red | Onslaught | Overdrive | Prime Evil | Professor Thorton | Puma | Punisher | Punisher (Earth-95126) | Quicksilver | Romulus | Red Skull | Reavers | Rhino | Sabretooth | Sandman | Savage Land Mutates | Sauron | Scarlet Witch | Sebastian Shaw | Sentinels | Shadow King | Shingen Yashida | Shocker | Silver Samurai | Sin | Skaar | Spiral | Spot | Stryfe | Stepford Cuckoos | Symbiotes | Taskmaster | Thanos | Thomas Logan | Tiger Shark | Tinkerer | Titania | Titanium Man | Toad | Tarantula | Ultron | Vampires | Venom | Vermin | Vulture | Wendigo | Whiplash | Whirlwind | White Rabbit | William Stryker | Winter Soldier | Wrecker

Movies
Hulk Vs. Wolverine: Professor Thorton | Deadpool | Lady Deathstrike | Sabretooth | Omega Red
X-Men Origins: Wolverine: William Stryker Jr. | Sabretooth | Deadpool | Agent Zero | Blob
The Wolverine: Silver Samurai | Madam Viper | Shingen Yashida | Noburo Mori | Magneto
Logan: Essex Corp (Zander Rice, Donald Pierce, X-24 & Reavers)

Television
Wolverine and the X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai | Professor Thorton | Mister Sinister | Apocalypse
Marvel Anime: Wolverine: Shingen Yashida | Hideki Kurohagi | Omega Red | Vadhaka | A.I.M.

Video Games
Black Cat | Brigade | Fault Zone | Hazmat | Johnny Ohm | Niles Van Roekel | Solara | The Wink | Vulture

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