Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Extra-Dimensional life form
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Sharon Ginsberg, Professor X, Venus Dee Milo, the X-Statix
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Cousin Jamal" (form he assumed);
He was mistakenly believed to be Guy Smith, aka Orphan.
Base of Operations: a dark dimension
First Appearance: X-Statix#6 (February 2003)
Powers/Abilities: Bad Guy can absorb the energy from living beings. He also wears various suits of armor capable of firing energy blasts, generating sonic waves, projecting spikes, and extending tentacles.
It apparently draws power from fear, and must be directly tied to the fears of an individual in order to exist. The greater that fear, the greater its power.
(X-Statix#6-8) - Bad Guy is actually an alien from the a dark dimension who has assumed the form of Venus Dee Milo's greatest fear. It was brought to Earth via the IMA (Interdimensional Matrix...no one could remember what the A stood for!!). Xavier recognized it as a danger and insisted that it be killed, but Dr. Swaine and other scientists thought that it should be preserved and studied.
After breaking in to Professor Xavier's room filled with mutant containment suits, Bad Guy disguises himself in the suit of the Green Dragon and attacks the guards, stealing many different battlesuits. He later attacks Lacuna on the set of her television show and is attacked by X-Statix, where he pierces the Anarchist's hand and attempts to kill him, only to get his face slashed by Dead Girl. Mutant lawyer Sharon Ginsberg located Bad Guy, and, thinking him to be someone else, she tried to make a deal with him. She was later found near death, with her wings ripped off.
Later, when the X-Statix team tries again to take him down, Bad Guy is teleported away by Venus Dee Milo, where he begins to reveal his identity. As Venus removes his mask, she recognizes him as her deceased cousin Jamal, whom she thought she had accidentally killed when her powers first surfaced. Bad Guy attempts to absorb the living energy of Venus, but is stopped by the Orphan, and the two teleport away. Professor Xavier reveals that and she must confront him to defeat him. Bad Guy later returns to battle X-Statix and is teleported to a desert by Venus, where he once again tries to absorb her energy form, only to be stopped once again by Dead Girl who was accidentally teleported along with the two. Venus faces her fears--actually a fear of Jamal dropping insects on her as a child-- and Bad Guy becomes powerless and vanishes, not being able to draw on Venus's fears.
Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.
At the time of Bad Guy's first appearance, X-Statix's Orphan, Guy Smith, was being scrutinized for having directed the death of the powerful and dangerous mutant, Fan Boy. Guy took a leave of absence from the team, and Lacuna's talk show posed the question: Is he a good guy, or a bad guy. When Bad Guy showed up, he was assumed by many, including Venus, to have been Guy Smith.
Too many profiles make you're brain squishy. When I had been editing this profile, I was skipping back and forth b/t messages with my friends at Spider-Fan. We were talking about the "Guy Named Joe" and the other character Guy Jones. I proceeded to edit this profile and misnamed Orphan as Guy Jones all three times. Thanks to Gerald Kirby, who caught the mistake and pointed it out to me--Snood.
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Bad Guy should be distinguished from
The Dark Dimension from which Bad Guy originates has no KNOWN connection to:
X-Statix#6-8 (February-April, 2003) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
Last updated: 03/16/03
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