SMOKE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Bodyguard

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Coach, Succubus

Enemies: Wolverine (James Howlett), X-Force (Anarchist/Tike Alicar, Orphan/Guy Smith, Phat/Billy Bob Reilly, U-Go Girl/Edie Sawyer, Vivisector/Myles Alfred)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: California, USA

First Appearance: X-Force I#119 (October, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: Smoke's body was composed of a semi-solid, smoke-like substance, which he could manipulate and use offensively in battle to cloud enemies' sight or provoke coughing fits by filling their lungs with smoke.

He also possessed enhanced speed and his nearly-intangible form prevented Smoke from being harmed by most (but not all) physical attacks.

Height: Variable
Weight: Indeterminate
Eyes: Red with green irises
Hair: None

History: (X-Force#119 (fb) - BTS) - Smoke presumably was secretly recruited by X-Force team manager Coach, not for X-Force, but for Coach's own rather unrevealed purposes.

(X-Force I#119) - When the Orphan refused to turn over young mutant Paco Perez to the Coach, the Coach sent Smoke and Succubus to attack the Orphan for not doing as ordered. Smoke got several good hits in on the Orphan before the Orphan's X-Force teammates arrived and a battle quickly erupted between X-Force and Smoke, who had been looking forward to battling X-Force, and Succubus, with the Anarchist blasting Smoke. Orphan ultimately feigned compliance and the Coach called Smoke and Succubus off.

(X-Force I#120) - After the Coach attempted to force himself onto the drugged X-Force member U-Go Girl, prompting the Orphan to intervene, the Coach summoned Smoke and Succubus to attack the Orphan once more. Smoke held the Orphan while Succubus slashed open the Orphan's protective costume and the Coach stabbed the Orphan with a knife but the X-Man Wolverine soon arrived to assist the Orphan, having been secretly sent there by X-Force camerman Doop. The Coach quickly ordered Smoke and Succubus to deal with Wolverine but Wolverine soon slashed the semi-solid Smoke in half and tossed his corpse off the roof of X-Force Tower while the Orphan knocked Succubus unconscious.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.

Smoke must have been still partially flesh, as Wolverine slicing him in two seemed to have major detrimental effects on his health, but like most sand/smoke/mist/gas based beings, reforming is always a possibility.

Smoke had a profile in Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 2: X-Men (2003).

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Smoke should not be confused with:

X-Force, the team now known as X-Statix, should not be confused with:


images: (without ads)
X-Force I#119, p13, pan5 (Smoke, main image)
X-Force I#119, p15, pan2 (Smoke, headshot)
X-Force I#120, p18, pan2 (death)


Appearances:
X-Force I#119 (October, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force I#120 (November, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)


First Posted: 08/06/2002
Last updated: 06/01/2019

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