TOUCHSTONE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed; possibly sub-species of humanity (Deviant)

Occupation: Freedom fighter

Affiliations: Starforce, Underground Legion, Underground of Armechadon

Enemies: Deviants of Armechadon, Lord Khult, Peacekeepers, Scorch, Tantalus, Ultron

Known Relatives: Schizo (sister)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: William Amos' mansion, New York.

First Appearance: Blackwulf#1 (June, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Touchstone has a foothold in countless other alternate realities, and exists as a different person in each one. She can exchange the form who interacts with Earth-616; one of her forms has the appearance of a child; another appears to be an old woman. If struck a fatal blow, Touchstone will immediately revert to another of her bodies. Over 20 of her bodies were killed by Tantalus.

Touchstone can also teleport through time and space and fly, and make both herself and other intangible; her various bodies allow her a certain degree of precognition, although she possessed a blind spot concerning Tantalus. She could also generate stasis fields around lifeforms, and by placing such fields around her own body, could make herself as thick as a white dwarf star. By doing this to her hands, she could slice through nearly any obstacle.

History: (Blackwulf#10 (fb, BTS))- Tantalus was said to have attempted to prevent Touchstone's birth, but failed.

(Blackwulf#1)- Touchstone was introduced to Dr. Caitlin Maddox, the newest ally of the Underground Legion. She cryptically remarked to her, "I like you better in the red dress."

(Blackwulf#3/2)- Touchstone watched over Sparrow as she slept, knocked unconscious by Toxin to prevent her from joining the Underground on their mission. Touchstone consoled Sparrow when she revived over the death of her lover Blackwulf.

(Blackwulf#5)- When the rest of the Underground returned to the mansion, Touchstone was in the body of a young girl. She admitted Giant-Man to the mansion, and joined him and the Underground on a mission to find Sparrow, who had disappeared in Ottsville, Pennsylvania. During the course of the mission, Touchstone switched into her adult form, and used her powers to create a temporal stasis field which placed all the people of Ottsville into stasis until Giant-Man could mend some of the damage done to them by Ultron.

(Blackwulf#6)- Touchstone returned to the mansion with the Underground, and witnessed the recovery of Wildwind.

(Blackwulf#7)- Touchstone, now in the body of an elderly woman, participated in the Underground's capture of a space shuttle so that they could pursue Tantalus in space. She and the Underground met up with the Kree Starforce in space, and joined forces with them to seek out Tantalus at Armechadon.

(Blackwulf#8)- Upon their arrival at Armechadon, the Underground and Starforce joined forces with the Underground of Armechadon against Tantalus' armies. In battle with the Peacekeepers, Touchstone placed Schizo in one of her stasis fields, revealing as she did so that Schizo was her sister.

(Blackwulf#10)- In final battle with the Peacekeepers and Tantalus, Touchstone was struck down by one of Lady Trident's tridents, but was immediately replaced with one of her child-like forms. She then angrily sliced her fingers through Lady Trident side, then froze her in a stasis field so that she would feel the sensation of being disemboweled for all eternity. However, Tantalus caught Touchstone from behind, and held her steady in his grip. Several of Touchstone's bodies died, 24 in all. She was finally saved by Mammoth, but was traumatized by the ordeal. After Tantalus' wife Nirvana died, Touchstone repeated to Dr. Maddox her first words to her-- "I like you in the red dress." Now understanding her meaning, Dr. Maddox put on Nirvana's clothes to impersonate her, and the ploy allowed Blackwulf to get close enough to kill Tantalus.

Comments: Created by Glenn Herdling, Angel Medina and Bill Anderson.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Touchstone should not be confused with:


Last updated: 12/21/03

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