Serpentina

Real Name: Kimberly Kristine Potters (See Comments)

Identity/Class: Extra-Temporal (Earth-2099) Human/Mutant

Occupation: Drifter

Affiliations: X-Men 2099; Gravedigger; The Undead 2099

Enemies: Synge Corporation; Junkpile; X-Men 2099

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Tina"

Base of Operations: Mobile, Earth 2099

First Appearance: X-Men 2099#1 (October, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Serpentina had the mutant ability to elongate her arms to great distances. While extended, her arms could be used to constrict around people. She also had a very bubbly personality.

History: (X-Men 2099#1) Serpentina was the first to greet X-Men recruit Timothy Fitzgerald on his entry to Nuevo Sol. Later, she escaped with him to the rest of the X-Men after the Synge Corporation raid on Nuevo Sol/assassination attempt on Xi'an Chi Xan.

(X-Men 2099#2) While much of the team attempted to infiltrate the Synge Hotel in Vegas, Serpentina stayed with Fitzgerald and Shakti to watch Xi'an. Suddenly Junkpile confronted the group to try to take Xi'an to Noah and Desdemonia Synge. Serpentina jumped to attack him, but he knocked her over a bridge. Luckily, she was able to catch the ledge with her extended arm. After taking care of Fitzgerald and Shakti, Junkpile took Xi'an and left.

(X-Men 2099#3) Went on the mission to rescue the rest of her teammates from the Synge's hotel in Las Vegas, along with Fitzgerald and Shakti. After freeing Metalscream and Meanstreak, the group continued on their mission to find Krystalin and Xi'an. Again, the traitor Junkpile showed up and again Serpentina jumped to attack him. This time he slammed her face-first into a wall. Fitzgerald ran over to check on her but yelled out that she wasn't breathing. After Xi'an emerged from his cocoon and defeated Junkpile, he went to heal her, but her life was already gone. After their escape, the rest of the X-Men buried her body in the desert.

(X-Men 2099#26) After her grave was robbed by a group calling themselves the Undead, she showed up during their attack on the X-Men, shooting Timothy Fitzgerald with a poisoned dart, instantly killing him.

(X-Men 2099#27) Serpentina watched with the other Undead, while Graverobber made Fitzgerald one of his zombies.

(X-Men 2099#28) The Undead interrupted a Disinterred concert so the Graverobber could make his intentions toward the populace of Halo City known. Later, after Fitzgerald showed second thoughts about the Graverobber's vision, Serpentina almost joined his side, but was stopped by Arcadian.

(X-Men 2099#29) Meanstreak and Krystalin of the X-Men 2099 confronted the Undead, and realized that their ex-teammate was now in their ranks. Angered, they attempted to attack Graverobber, but Serpentina tried to stop them. Krystalin could't fight her because of their past association, but newer X-Men member Sham had no such worries and knocked her out. Later, Morphine Somers used a neural charge to disrupt the Graverobber's Undead, and they all fell back to death, Serpentina included. Once more, her former teammates were forced to bury her...but this time they cremated her first.

Comments: Created by John Francis Moore and Ron Lim

As per Jim Sharpe: [I] was told by Monolith from the UncannyX-men.net site that
Serpentina's real name was revealed as Kimberly Kristine Potters but only on the Marvel Masterpieces trading cards...even though it's not direct continuity, they intend on keeping her real name as such in their entry..."Tina" was an abbreviation of her codename.


By the time X-Men 2099#3, with it's ONE OF THESE PEOPLE WILL DIE covers came out, Serpentina's death was more than obvious. When Marvel was sending promos for X-Men 2099, she was almost never mentioned, her character was barely fleshed out, and the only storyline she was put in was a semi-crush with Fitzgerald. Her death did serve a purpose though, as it helped drive Fitzgerald insane, which basically set the table for the next 20 or so issues--when she showed up again.

Profile by: Zerostar, Edited/Updated by Kyle Sims

CLARIFICATIONS:

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Last updated: 03/23/03

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