Real Name: Jessie Drake
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Former student
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Professor X, Steel Raven, Typhoid Mary, Wolverine
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown, formerly the Fortress in upstate new York
First Appearances: Marvel Comics Presents#150 (late March, 1994)
Powers: Jessie is a metamorphic empath (or empathic metamorph). He takes on the physical and emotional characteristics of those around him. He will even become more masculine or feminine based on those around him.
History: Past history unrevealed. He is apparently a mutant.
(Marvel Comics Presents#150)-Dr. Zachary Hoffner sent Steel Raven to bring Jessie to the Fortress for study. Professor X sent Wolverine to retrieve Jessie, to help him come to term with his powers. Wolverine convinced Typhoid Mary to infiltrate the Fortress in order to free Jessie. Typhoid was captured, but later broke Jessie out and escaped to a women's shelter. In her man-hating Bloody Mary persona, she flipped out when she realized that Jessie was a boy, who only looked like a girl when he was around a woman. Mary smacked Jessie to the ground and left him behind.
(Marvel Comics Presents#151) – Jessie found Mary wandering through the streets after her fight with Wolverine. He told her about the nature of his powers and said that he wanted to help her. Jessie told Mary that he liked being a girl and that it was for him like he was only trapped in a boy’s body. He told her that Wolverine was right, that there was still another persona in Mary and this persona was the best of all. Mary turned back into Mary Walker and went with Jessie to the psychiatry where Dr. Hunt, Mary’s last psychiatrist, worked. Mary opposed him while Jessie turned into a copy of a patient who seemingly hated anything (probably Tourette’s syndrome). After Mary had spoken to the media she took Jessie at his hand and left the psychiatry with him.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti and Steve Lightle.
Thanks to Markus Raymond for point out the appearance in #151.
Jessie's last name was revealed in Typhoid's profile in OHOTMU A-Z HC#12.
Clarifications: Jessie should not be confused with:
Marvel Comics Presents#150, p7, pan6 (Jessie main image)
p15, pan4 (Jessie head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents#150-151 (Late March-Early April, 1994) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Steve Lightle (artist), Michael Kraiger (assistant editor), Richard Ashford (editor)
Last updated: 12/01/04
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