X-O Manowar (Valiant) (01 - Aric Dacia)
Real Name: Aric Dacia
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Aric of Dacia was a Fifth Century Visigoth captured by the brutal Spider Aliens and held in suspended animation for 1600 years. When Aric was able to free himself from the Spider Aliens' control, he followed a map to the location of Shanhara, the X-O Manowar Armor. Using this armor, Aric was able to free himself.
Upon his freedom, Aric was able to extract revenge upon the Spider Aliens by taking over their cover company on Earth, ORB Industries. Using ORB's resources, Aric managed to gain great wealth and influence.
Eventually, Shanhara would be destroyed and replaced by Pol-Bekhara, and Aric would lose control of ORB Industries.
Following the tragic confrontation with Paul Bouvier's soul which had gained partial control of Pol-Bekhara, Aric lost his direction and drifted across the Earth and througout space.
Near the end of the 21st Century, Aric lost his life in a battle with Toyo Harada, in which Aric was also able to destroy Toyo Harada's body. Before his death, Aric ordered Pol-Bekhara to banish itself to deep space so that its powers could not be taken advantage of.
Two distinct armors were used by Aric during the run of X-O Manowar. The first armor, known as Shanhara, was used from issue #1 through #28 (including issue #0). The second armor, known as Pol-Bekhara, was used from issue #30 through the end of the series (including issue #1/2). Please see the character entries for X-O Manowar Armor I and II for more information regaring Shanhara and Pol-Bekhara. The character listings for the individual armors should not be used in the issue shells.
First Appearance: X-O Manowar (1992) #1
X-O Manowar Armor (01 - Shanhara)
X-O Manowar Armor (02 - Pol-Bekhara)
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Archer & Armstrong (1992)
HC vol. 01 Archer & Armstrong: The Complete Classic Omnibus (2015)
- 'First Impressions'#1
- 'Unity, Chapter 3: Up Against the Wall, Mother'#2
- 'Unity, Chapter 11: Turok and Roll All Night'
HC Armor Hunters (2014)
- 'Archer & Armstrong: The Complete Classic Omnibus'
Armor Hunters: Aftermath (2014)
#5 Dead Drop (2015)
- 'The Gathering, Part Two: Search And Destroy'
Eternal Warrior (1992)
#1 H.A.R.D. Corps (1992)
- 'Unity, Chapter 2: Footprints on the Sands of Time'#2
- 'Unity, Chapter 10: Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops'
#23 Harbinger (1992)
- 'The Gathering, Part Four: Unholy Alliance'
#8 Iron Man/X-O Manowar: Heavy Metal (1996)
- 'Unity, Chapter 8: Heart Failures'#9
- 'Unity, Chapter 16: Children of Destiny'#34
- 'The Gathering, Part One: A Call to Arms'
#1 Ninjak (1994)
- 'Heavy Metal: The Interlock Crunch'
#6 One Dollar Debut Unity (2014)
- 'Full Metal Jacket, Part Two'
One Dollar Debut: X-O Manowar (2013)
Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
#0 Rai Companion (1993)
- 'The Blood of Heroes'
Secret Weapons (1993)
#1 Shadowman (1992)
- 'Aliances II'
#4 Shadowman (2012)
- 'Unity, Chapter 6: Sunburn'#37
- 'Wild Card'
Solar, Man of the Atom (1991)
#8 The Chaos Effect (1994)
- 'First Strike, Part 4: Common Foe'#12
- 'Unity, Chapter 9'#13
- 'Unity, Chapter 17: Dreams that You Dare'#17
- 'On the Darkside'
The Valiant (2014)
The Visitor vs. the Valiant Universe (1995)
#1 Unity (1992)
- 'A Stranger in a Strange Land, Part One'#2
- 'A Stranger in a Strange Land, Part Two'
#0 Unity (2013)
- 'Unity, Chapter 1: Ends of the Earth'#1
- 'Unity, Chapter 18: Until the End of Time'
Unity Saga (1994)
Unity Yearbook (1994)
#1 Valiant FCBD 2014 Armor Hunters Special (2014)
- 'Unity: The Lost Chapter'
Valiant Universe Handbook FCBD 2014 (2014)
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior (2015)
X-O Database (1993)
X-O Manowar (1992)
1/2 X-O Manowar (2012)
- 'Chance Encounter'HC vol. 01
- 'X-O Manowar: Birth'Yearbook 01
- 'Blood Oaths'#0
- 'Retribution Prologue'#1
- 'Retribution Part 1: Into The Fire'#2
- 'Retribution Part 2: Kingdom Come!'#3
- 'The Most Powerful Man In The World!'#4
- 'King's Crossing'#5
- 'Power Play'#7
- 'Unity, Chapter 5: A Call to Arms'#8
- 'Unity, Chapter 13: Crossroads'#9
- 'Homecoming, Part One: Besieged'#10
- 'Seed of Destruction, Part One: Alien Whispers'#12
- 'Seed of Destruction, Part Two: Moonstruck'#13
- 'The Darkside to Victory'#14
- 'The Coming of the Dinosaur Hunter'#15
- 'Concrete Jungle'#16
- 'Family Matters'#17
- 'Push and Shove'#18
- 'Operation: Deep Freeze, Part One: Ultimatums'#19
- 'Operation: Deep Freeze, Part Two: Gentlemen's Agreement'#20
- 'Operation: Deep Freeze, Part Three: The Consequences'#21
- 'Strange Bedfellows'#22
- 'White Kings and Black Knights, Part One'#23
- 'White Kings and Black Knights, Part Two'#24
- 'Unit, Corps, God, Country, Part Two'#26
- 'The Gift'#27
- 'The Hunt'#28
- 'Subterfuge, Part One: Old Haunts'#32
- 'Subterfuge, Part Two: Blinded'#33
- 'The Gathering, Part Three: Old Acquaintances'#34
- 'The Vengeance Trail, Part One: Quest'#35
- 'The Vengeance Trail, Part Two: Deceitful Players'#36
- 'The Vengeance Trail, Part Three: Chasing Dreams'#37
- 'The Wolfbridge Affair, Part One: Opening Gambit'#38
- 'The Wolfbridge Affair, Part Two: Pawns'#39
- 'The Wolfbridge Affair, Part Three: Knight Moves'#40
- 'The Wolfbridge Affair, Part Four: Checkmate'#41
- 'First Impressions'#43
- 'Serenity's Boys'#44
- 'Reflections, Part Two'#46
- 'Reflections, Part Three'#47
- 'Reflections, Part Four'#48
- 'Losing Control'#50-X
- 'Transformations, Part Two'#51
- 'A Blast from the Past'#53
- 'Collision Course'#54
- 'Test Run'#55
- 'Last Stand'#57
- 'Shock Treatment'#59
- 'Old Soldiers'#60
- 'Fair Game'#61#62#63#64#65#66
- 'Prologue: Past Tense'#67
- 'Past Tense: Part One'#68
- 'Past Tense: Part Three'
X-O Manowar/Iron Man: In Heavy Metal (1996)
- 'Heavy Metal, Part 1: The Reality Alchemists'
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