Real Name: Roderick Hartley
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Ultraverse) Human mutate/ultra
Occupation: Adventurer, agent of Dr. Rachel Deming
Affiliations: Exiles of Rachel Deming
Enemies: Bloodbath, Bruut, Entity, Malcolm Kort, Hot Rox, Supreme Soviet
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: the Stronghold (island headquarters), off the coast of California), Earth-Ultraverse
First Appearance: Exiles (Ultraverse) I#1 (August, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Mustang can dischage
bioelectricity from his body, usually via direct contact, but it
could be transmitted across any subtance that conducts
He was trained in the use of the Exiles' sky sleds.
Like the other Exiles, Catapult was infected with the Theta virus. However, it was kept in remission by the treatments of Dr. Deming.
Mustang was a victim of the Theta virus, and he was recruited and cured by Dr. Rachel Deming, after which he became one of her Exiles, who sought out others with the same affliction.
(Exiles#1-4) - Mustang was sent along with Catapult to locate and recruit the newest victim of the Theta virus: Timothy Halloran. However, they were both defeated by Bruut and Bloodbath. Mustang was knocked out by a blast from Bloodbath's gun, and he inadvertently discharged a burst of electricity which was conducted across a puddle of water into Bruut. Bruut was also knocked out by this, but his hand spasmed from the jolt, and he broke Mrs. Halloran's neck. Bloodbath took Timothy Halloran to Malcolm Kort. When Mustang and Catapult awakened they tried and failed to stop Bruut.
Mustang and the rest of the Exiles then tried
to rescue Halloran from Kort, but Halloran mutated into Mastodon and broke free just
as they arrived. Mustang helped subdue Mastodon long enough for
Deming to nearly talk him down, but Mastodon panicked and fled
once again when he heard approaching sirens. Mustang stunned
Mastodon, allowing Catapult to throw him against the ceiling in
an effort to stun him, but he hit a skylight instead, and
Mustang returned to the Stronghold with the rest of the group, and was caught in the explosion caused by the interaction between Amber Hunt and the Entity from the Moon. Hurtling debris flung him from his sky-sled with such force that his neck snapped, killing him.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, and Chris Ulm (writers) and Paul Pelletier (penciler).
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Last updated: 12/21/02
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