Roderick "Rory" Campbell
Famine, Master of the Hounds
Place of Birth
(Unidentified) Fantastic Four Annual #23 (1990); (as Ahab) X-Factor Annual #5 (1990); (as Campbell) Excalibur #72 (1993), (as Famine) X-Men #96 (2000)
Excalibur #52 (1992)
(As Campbell) 166 lbs.; (as Ahab) 222 lbs.
Brown with white streak
In the future of Earth-811, Campbell, as Ahab, led the Hound program, which was commissioned to track down and capture mutants. Ahab's greatest Hound creation was Rachel Summers, the telepathic daughter of Earth-811's Cyclops and Jean Grey. Rachel ultimately fought back; before she was recaptured, she hurled Ahab into a bank of computers which mangled his body. Ahab was confined to a hover-chair and became a cyborg. When Rachel fled to the past of Earth-616, Ahab pursued her there using the time-wandering spirit of the adult Earth-811 Franklin Richards. Ahab created Hounds out of Cyclops and Franklin's mother, the Invisible Woman, but was forced back to his own time by the combined efforts of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Cable's New Mutants, and X-Factor. After joining Excalibur, Rachel traveled back to the future of Earth-811 and finally defeated Ahab with her team mates' aid by reprogramming the Sentinel's Prime Directive to ensure they would protect all life, ending their threat to mutants.The current exploits of Ahab are unknown.