Real Name: Michael "Mickey" Tork

Identity/Class: Human Mutant

Occupation: X-Force member

Affiliations: Coach, Spike Freeman, X-Force (Anarchist, Doop, Orphan, Phat, Saint Anna, U-Go Girl, Vivisector)

Enemies: None specific

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Rainbow

Base of Operations: X-Force Building, California; formerly San Francisco, California

First Appearance: X-Force#117 (June, 2001)

Powers: Bloke could change his skin color to blend in with his surroundings. When he turned pink, he gained superhuman strength (25-75 ton range) and enhanced durability.

History: (X-Force#117)- The team watched a video of Bloke that showed him using his chameleon-like powers in San Francisco, as he was being evaluated as a potential team member. He later joined the team and was present as the team viewed a video of the upcoming mission to save Paco Perez. He was present at the press conference when the former X-Force team attacked the team on camera.

(X-Force#118)- As the team said their goodbyes to their respective family and friends, Bloke said goodbye to his mutant lover with a kiss and prepared for X-Force's mission. He participated in the mission and, as helicopters attack the team, Bloke shielded the team's informant from the helicopter's fire and was killed by the shots. The Anarchist vaporized his corpse afterwards.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.




Clarifications: Bloke, aka Rainbow, should not be confused with:
Blok, some kinda Wolvie villain, @ Wolverine I#159
Rainbow, of the first generation Spaceknights, @ Rom#25
Rainbow, the head of ICON, @ Frankenstein Monster#16
Becky Rainbow, @ Marvel Two-in-One#8
Rainbow Serpents, aka the
Snakes of Many Colors, @ Savage Sword of Conan#193

X-Force, the government funded MUTANT group who went on to become the X-Statics, should be distinguished from:
X-Force, the group of government MUTATES patterned after the X-Men, @ Cloak and Dagger III#9, 10
X-Force, the band of mutants formed by Cable from the ashes of the New Mutants, @ New Mutants I#100, X-Force#1

by Proto-Man

Last updated: 04/28/04

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