As the cold war neared its end in the closing years of the 1980s many countries redirected their focus inward to address domestic challenges. Among these concerns, the burgeoning mutant population emerged as a contentious topic within the ruling governments. Open debates ensued about the possibility of implementing registration and control measures for mutants. When this idea was broached, the more vocal segments of the Mutant community voiced their strong opposition, drawing comparisons to fascist regimes from the not-so-distant past. They argued that such discourse seemed more in line with the ideologies associated with the powers behind the Iron Curtain.
Amid this heated debate, some of these outspoken voices took a radical turn and broke away from the peaceful diplomatic approach favored by some of the older leaders. Notably, the Sherwood Rangers emerged as a prominent example. This small group of mutants firmly believed that the established elite would strip them of everything unless they took a stand. Under the guise of one of the United Kingdom’s most renowned folk legends, they united. In early 1992, they embarked on a series of assertive actions against well-known anti-mutant legislators and organizations.
The earliest known activities of this organisation have been attributed to a figure known only as Robin Hood. It is alleged that he infiltrated a maximum-security prison to free his fellow Ranger, Heather R., also known as Maid Marian. Together, they have since claimed responsibility for several acts of terrorism in the City of London, a daring museum heist in Bristol, and played a role in the Halloween night incident, which saw a surge in (latent) mutant abilities.
In several of their statements they’ve alleged bonds with the Avalon Institute, something that’s been vehemently denied by the institute’s head mistress Claire Cavendish. Their current whereabouts remain unknown.