Real Name: Rachel Argosy

Identity/Class: Human, mutant

Occupation: Former music teacher

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: (former) Multiple Man

Enemies: Multiple Man, Quicksilver, Harry Sharp

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations:

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

Powers/Abilities: Rhapsody has blue skin, and while playing an instrument, can use that music to control people's minds, usually causing them to bliss out. She can compel others to obey her commands, but too much stress can cause them to die. She could also lift herself into the air and fly while playing.

Height: 5'8" Weight: 131 lbs.

History: (X-Factor I#79 (fb))- Rachel Argosy's mutant powers did not manifest until the age of 20, while she was teaching music at a high school. Her being a mutant led to complaints from parents, and she was finally 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.

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

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

by Prime Eternal

Rhapsody should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
X-Factor I#79, cover
X-Factor I#79, page 19
X-Factor I#79, page 22, panel 1

X-Factor I#80-81 (July-August, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Larry Stroman (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)

Last updated: 04/15/06

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