Real Name: Jose Hidalgo

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Police officer

Group Membership: NYPD

Affiliations: Code: Blue, X-Force (former) Thornn

Enemies: Feral, Friends of Humanity, Thornn

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: X-Force I#37 (August, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Hidalgo is a competant police officer, and wields a handgun at all times.

History: (X-Force I#41 (fb) - BTS) - As a teenager, Jose was in love with Lucia Callasantos, and spent a great deal of time around her family's home. He was present when her sister Carolina died after falling down the stairs, and noticed that her other sister Maria was smiling. His suspicions about Maria were compounded over the years when her brother Matteo fell off the roof of a building, and after her mother was found dead.

(X-Force I#37)- Hidalgo was present when the body of Harry Bellinger was found stuffed inside the wall of a building. Because Bellinger was the lover of Lucia and Maria (now known as Thornn and Feral), the murder was immediately linked to Feral and Thornn.

(X-Force I#40)- Hidalgo joined Code: Blue in pursuing Thornn into the sewers beneath New York, and he managed to knock her out with a tranquilizer gun. Thornn was taken into custody, but claimed to be innocent. Cable met with Hidalgo and offered to help him capture Feral, the true killer, by bringing Thornn out into the open.

Hidalgo guarded Thornn as she was transported out of the precinct, but the drivers of his car turned out to be members of the Friends of Humanity. The drivers were defeated by Rictor and Shatterstar of X-Force, and they brought Thornn back to her childhood home, where they found Feral waiting for them.

(X-Force I#41)- Feral attacked X-Force, Hidalgo and Thornn, and took Hidalgo prisoner. Feral claimed to be innocent, but as Hidalgo questioned her about the murders, it became increasinly clear that she was lying. X-Force came and saved Hidalgo from Feral, and Thornn confessed that Feral was responsible for Bellinger's death-- and Feral eventually admitted to the other murders as well. Hidalgo placed Feral under arrest and brought her and Thornn to Ryker's Island.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Paul Pelletier, Harry Candelario, Scott Hanna, and Charles Barnett.

by Prime Eternal

Jose Hidalgo should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
X-Force I#41, page 1
X-Force I#41, page 4, panel 1

X-Force I#37 (August, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Harry Candelario, Scott Hanna, Charles Barnettt (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#40 (November, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tony Daniel (pencils), Kevin Conrad & Tim Townsend (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#41 (December, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tony Daniel (pencils), Kevin Conrad (inks), Bob Harras (editor)

First Posted: 04/10/2004
Last updated: 04/10/2004

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