Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Crystal, Sporr
Known Relatives: unnamed parents
Base of Operations: former base in the Andes Mountains
First Appearance: Avengers I#376 (July, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Terrigene can fly and project energy blasts. She may have had additional powers, though she did not demonstrate them.
She was highly skilled in the field of genetics.
(Avengers I#376 (fb) - BTS) - Raised by a pair of geneticists who were tenured at a small mid-western university campus, she was very proud of her parents and went on to become a geneticist herself. Her research led her to study and encourage genetic mutations, and she held an affinity for those individuals who were set apart from others. However, her work was censured and banned, and her embarrassed family estranged themselves from her. Feeling lonely without family or career she sought to create a new family.
Somehow establishing a high-tech base in the Andes Mountains, she hired the mercenary known as the Janissary to capture one of the members of the race of Inhumans, that she might duplicate and synthesize their mutagenic Terrigen, with which she could empower herself and others, forming another family.
(Avengers I#376) - The Janissary brought her Sporr, and she successfully isolated the Terrigen, using it to mutate herself, taking the new name Terrigene. She was confronted by Crystal, who had been summoned by Sporr, and who managed to overpower her. Crystal used flames against Terrigene, and the flames hastened the process of her body proving insufficient to contain the terrigenated DNA. The defeated Terrigene explained her goal to Crystal, then convinced the Inhuman to take Sporr and leave her behind, so that her body might shake off the damage she had inflicted on herself.
Comments: Created by Joey Cavalieri and Grant Miehm.
Profile by Snood.
Terrigene should be differentiated from
TERRIGEN - mutagenic gaseous compound of
Inhumans, discovered by Randac, Inhumans zealously restrict its
use to Inhumans only.
cause any living being to mutate from exposure to it
which is commonly misspelled "Terrigene"
Genecide ( ) - leader of Eugenix--New Warriors I#63
other "Ter" or "Gene" characters
Avengers I#376, p18 (by page number, including ads), panel 1;
Last updated: 06/20/04
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