Real Name: Anna (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human mutant (Irish)
Group Membership: X-Force (Anarchist/Tike
Bob Reilly, U-Go
Girl/Edie Sawyer, Vivisector/Myles
Affiliations: Coach, Paco Perez, X-Force
Ardilles, Bastronan soldiers, X-Force (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie,
Domino/Neena Thurman, Meltdown/Tabitha Smith, James Proudstar)
Known Relatives: Unidentified father and mother
Base of Operations: X-Force Tower, Santa
formerly Hollywood, California, USA; County Kerry, Ireland
First Appearance: X-Force I#117 (August, 2001)
Powers/Abilities: Saint Anna could transform into a gaseous form and was also said to be able to "move things just by looking at them and heal the sick and the sad."
Weight: 126 lbs.
History: (X-Force I#117
(fb)) - Anna was born in County Kerry, Ireland to a young Irish girl,
her father an Argentinian priest who had worked with Anna's mother at a
mission for the poor in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At first causing a
scandal due to the circumstances of her conception, the green-eyed Anna
garnered a reputation as a healer and Irish followers, who began
praying to her and calling her "Saint Anna." When she was seventeen,
St. Anna traveled to Hollywood, California.
(X-Force I#117) - After St. Anna was chosen as a
recruit into the mutant celebrity group X-Force, the surviving X-Force
members viewed a video on St. Anna's origins and St. Anna later met the
other new recruits prior to a press conference to announce their
membership. X-Force team manager Coach then led St. Anna and the others
to meet the rest of X-Force for a mission briefing in which Coach
explained that X-Force would be traveling to Bastrona to rescue young
mutant Paco Perez from the Bastronan government. During the subsequent
press conference, St. Anna and the rest of X-Force were attacked by the
previous, militant X-Force team, who felt as if the celebrity group was
degrading the name X-Force. Following the battle with the militant
X-Force, St. Anna asked her teammate Anarchist if he wanted to her to
transform into gaseous form and move inside him to assist with his
healing, to which the Anarchist replied that she could move him any way
she liked. She then regrouped with her X-Force team to continue the
press conference in which Coach named new recruit Orphan as X-Force's
new team leader.
(X-Force I#118) - St. Anna attended the mission briefing
in which Coach revealed to X-Force their Bastronan contact, Diego
Ardilles, further explaining that Ardilles was only helping X-Force for
the money and was expendable after he had fulfilled his purpose. She
then joined X-Force on the mission to save Paco Perez, offering to help
heal U-Go Girl from tiredness resulting from teleporting the team to
Bastrona. After massaging U-Go Girl's scalp to heal energize her, St.
Anna took cover when Bastronan soldiers attacked and rushed to the side
of her teammate Bloke after Bloke was fatally hit while protecting
Diego Ardilles, who had informed the Bastronan soldiers of X-Force's
arrival. Phat tried to assure Bloke that St. Anna would help him but
Bloke claimed he was beyond help before dying. Continuing to tend to
the dying Bloke as Phat angrily attempted to strangle Ardilles for his
betrayal, the deeply saddened St. Anna voted to kill Ardilles as well
but the Orphan ordered Ardilles to take them to Paco Perez before they
decided whether or not to kill him. She then watched as the Anarchist
was ordered to vaporize Bloke's corpse and actively fought more
Bastronan soldiers as Ardilles led X-Force to Paco. Making their way to
Paco, St. Anna tended to her injured teammate Phat, who was knocked
unconscious protecting X-Force from a roof cave-in. As the Orphan
attempted to unhook Paco from various cables for medical testing, St.
Anna helped fighting off more Bastronan soldiers trying to prevent
X-Force's rescue of Paco.
(X-Force I#119) - During the battle,
Saint Anna was
mortally wounded and fell to the ground, cushioned by the injured Phat.
After the Orphan freed Paco, a drowsy U-Go Girl accidentally teleported
the dying St. Anna and the rest of X-Force to her childhood home, where
St. Anna made the Orphan promise to give her father the ring her mother
had given her. She then proceeded to transform into a gaseous form and
enter the Orphan's lungs. When the Orphan later traveled to Buenos
Aires and found St. Anna's father to inform him of St. Anna's death.
While there, the Orphan sneezed, releasing the remains of St. Anna onto
her father, who sensed from the ashes that St. Anna meant this as a
final goodbye as she passed away.
Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and
Profile by Proto-Man.
Saint Anna should not be confused with:
X-Force should not be confused with:
images: (without ads)
X-Force I#119, front cover, top corner box (St. Anna full body image, main image)
X-Force I#118, p7, pan3 (St. Anna, headshot in civilian clothes)
X-Force I#117, p10, pan4 (St. Anna as a child)
X-Force I#117, p10, pan5 (St. Anna's original costume)
X-Force I#119, front cover (St. Anna with Anarchist)
X-Force I#119, p1, pan4 (death)
X-Force I#117 (August, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force I#118 (September, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force I#119 (October, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 2: X-Men (2003) - Syd Barney-Hawke (writer), Eric J. Moreels (writer, researcher), Michael Allred (St. Anna entry art), Mark D. Beazley, Jeff Youngquist (editors)
First Posted: 07/20/2002
Last updated: 05/25/2019
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