- Never seen inhabitants of the planet Mars who waged a
relentless war against the planet Earth on the British sci-fi
puppet series CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS/SYN/1967.
mistaking a peaceful exploratory mission to the planet Mars as a
prelude to an invasion, the Mysterons declared war.
method of attack was Retro-metabolism, a
process which destroyed an object and then recreated its likeness
with a mind and will controlled by the Mysterons.
Protecting the Earth from attack was the international
peacekeeping force of "Spectrum."
An aborted attempt to kill a member of Spectrum with this process
backfired, thus creating Captain Scarlet, a man fate had
"The Mysterons...sworn enemies of Earth...possessing the ability
to recreate the exact likeness of an object or person...but first
they must destroy. Leading the fight, one man fate has made
indestructible. His name...CAPTAIN SCARLET."
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