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Real Name: Rachel Argosy

Identity/Class: Human, mutant

Occupation: Musician, former music teacher

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bling! (Roxy Washington), Five-in-One (Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, Sophie Cuckoo), Emma Frost, Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox)

Enemies: Harry Sharp;
formerly Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox), Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Krakoa;
                                  formerly Madripoor, South-East Asia;
                                  formerly Two Forks, Maine

First Appearance: X-Factor I#79 (June, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Using music as her focus, Rhapsody can psionically create euphoric hallucinogenic trances in listeners, often levitating and/or manipulating their behaviro. If her music stops, the trance ends and anyone levitated falls. She can levitate herself, apparently at her top running speed. She is a skilled violinist, and keeps a piccolo in her pocket for emergency use, she also plays a living single-string instrument grown by Krakoa. It's been unrevealed if she can use her own voice or recorded music to focus her power. As an inhabitant of Krakoa she's able to speak Krakoan and has access to the many Krakoan portals granting her access to the corners of the world and beyond.

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 131 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blue, formerly blonde


(X-Factor I#79 (fb) - BTS) - Rachel Argosy worked as a music teacher at Maine's Two Forks high school.

(X-Factor I#79 (fb)) - Rachel manifested her mutant abilities at the age of 20, which also changed her skin and hair to blue. Although Rachel continued to teach the children her new appearance lead to many complaints from parents. She was eventually fired by the school board, led by Harry Sharp.

(X-Factor I#79) - As Rhapsody, Argosy went to see Sharp to use her powers to persuade him to give her her job back, but the strain upon his heart killed him. Quicksilver and Multiple Man were brought in to deal with Rhapsody, and caught up with her after she had stolen a violin, using it to fly. Quicksilver was able to separate her from the violin, but she took out a flute and used it to bliss out both men. Multiple Man fell entirely under her spell, but his other duplicates retained control, and she was taken prisoner.

(X-Factor I#80) - Multiple Man and Quicksilver visited Rhapsody in prison, and she insisted that she had nothing to do with Sharp's death. Multiple Man believed her, and set out to find proof, but was unable to locate any. In prison, Rhapsody was able to take control of the music released from a harmonica played by a guard, and had the guard open her cell.

(X-Factor I#81) - Rhapsody waited in her cell for Multiple Man, and the two embraced, but she then admitted to what she had done to Sharp. Finally realizing Rhapsody could not be trusted, Multiple Man helped Quicksilver return her to her cell, heartbroken.

(X-Men: The 198 Files - BTS) - Rhapsody was known to O.N.E. (Office of National Emergency) to be one of the few mutants that retained their powers after M-Day.

(Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia#1) - When the Humanity Now! Coalition marched on San Francisco, they were quickly met by anti-Proposition X protestors. As violence and riots erupted, Cyclops dispatched his X-Men to restore order. At the same time Rhapsody, Bling!, Karma and several others marched in a peaceful protest at the Castro. But not all mutants would choose the peaceful path. Frenzy (Joanna Cargill) and Nekra Sinclair violently broke up the protest when bigots attacked the them.

(Uncanny X-Men III#16) - After the Phoenix Five had undone the Scarlet Witch's "no more mutants" spell and mutants started to reappear on Earth, Madripoor became somewhat of a mutant utopia. Rhapsody, like so many of her kind, traveled to the island state to make a new life for herself.

(Marauders I#21 - BTS) - Rhapsody was one of the many mutants who accepted the invitation to live on the sovereign mutant island nation of Krakoa, ruled by the Quiet Council.

(Marauders I#21 (fb) - BTS) - In preparation to the first ever Krakoan Hellfire Gala, Rhapsody was asked to perform and received a living single-string instrument grown by Krakoa.

(Marauders I#21) - Emma Frost welcomed the many gala guests by introducing Rhapsody to play her living single-string instrument. Rhapsody was accompanied by the Five in One and Jean Grey who created psychic butterflies that allowed the guests to experience of what it is like to play as a master. The guests were thoroughly impressed by Rhapsody's talents.

(Sabretooth IV#1) - While playing her violin on the cliffs of Krakoa, Rhapsody was surprised to see a ghostlike image of Sabretooth, dressed as a barbarian king. Rhapsody was unaware more Krakoans had encountered visions of Sabretooth. In reality Sabretooth had been exiled to the Pit but was granted mental freedom by Krakoa who felt the killer had been judged too harshly. Although his body stayed incapacitated his mind roamed free, a mind so strong it began to peek through to reality.

Comments: Created by Peter David, Jim Fern, and Al Milgrom.

Her's name Rhapsody...and her skin's blue! Get it? Huh?

Rhapsody received a profile in the X-Men - Earth's Mutant Heroes (May, 2011).

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Uncanny X-Men III#16, Marauders I#21 and Sabretooth IV#1 update by MarvellousLuke

Profile by Prime Eternal

Rhapsody has no known connections to

Images: (without ads)
X-Men - Earth's Mutant Heroes, p65, pan2 (main image)
X-Factor I#79, p14, pan2&3 (pre- and after mutation)
Marauders I#21, p8, pan3 (playing at the Hellfire Gala)

X-Factor I#79 (June, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Jim Fern (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#80 (July, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Larry Stroman (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#81 (August, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Larry Stroman (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men: The 198 Files (January, 2006) - Eric J. Moreels, Marc-Oliver Frisch, Brian E. Wilkinson (writers), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia#1 (August, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Marc Silvestri, Michael Broussaro, Eric Basaldua, Tyler Kirkham, Sheldon Mitchell (pencillers), Joe Weems, Marco Galli, Eric Basaldua, Rick Basaldua, Jason Gorder, Jay Leisten, Sal Regla, Jon Sibal, Ryan Winn (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men - Earth's Mutant Heroes (May, 2011) - Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Stuart Vandal, Sean McQuaid, Mike Fichera, Madison Carter, Markus Raymond, Rob London, Michael Hoskin, Kevin Garcia, Patrick Ryall, Ronald Byrd, Chris Biggs, Jeph York, Matt Forbeck (writers), Gus Vazquez (pencils), Tom Chu (inks), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Uncanny X-Men III#16 (March, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tom Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Marauders I#21 (June, 2021) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Matteo Lolli (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Sabretooth IV#1 (February, 2022) - Victor LaValle (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Lauren Amaro (editors)

First Posted: 08/11/2004
Last Updated: 02/11/2022

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