Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate, Genoshan "Property"
Occupation: Currently unknown;
former "Reference Module", slave
Group Membership: Genoshan Mutates
Affiliations: Genoshan Mutates
Enemies: Genengineer (Dr. David Moreau, deceased), Genoshan Chief Magistrate Anderson, Genoshan Foreign Minister, the Genoshan Government, the Press Gang (Hawkshaw, Pipeline (Cormick Grimshaw, former), Punchout, Wipeout (deceased)), the Sugar Man (indirectly, he introduced the Mutate Bonding Process)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Reference Module
Base of Operations: Currently unknown;
formerly somewhere in the island of Genosha; briefly the White House, Washington, D.C.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#262 (June, 1990)
Powers/Abilities: Mutate#1149 possessed the ability to project realistic holograms from his eyes upon command. Whether this was a natural mutation, a result of the Mutate Bonding Process, or technological enhancement (cybernetics), is unknown. He doubtless possessed an enhanced or even an eidetic, or "perfect" memory, able to keep and project images of the millions of Genoshan Mutates at a few seconds notice.
History: (Uncanny X-Men I#262 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in his early childhood, the Genoshan boy who would be known as Mutate#1149 was confirmed as a mutant, and removed from his family. He was then forced to undergo the Mutate Bonding Process, and made into a slave, official technological property of the Republic of Genosha. He was chosen to accompany Genoshan Chief Magistrate Anderson and the Genoshan Foreign Minister to the White House to discuss terms involving the return of Mutate#9817 (Jenny Ransome), and resistance leader Philip Moreau, who was wanted for High Treason.
(Uncanny X-Men I#262) - Pipeline digitally teleported the Genoshan Delegation to the White House for a Meeting with the US Secretary of State and Dr. Valerie Cooper. Mutate#1149 seemed terrified by his new surroundings, which Dr. Cooper picked up on very quickly. Val angrily remarked that America had fought a war to end slavery, and Chief Magistrate Anderson correctly pointed out that the Civil War was fought "over the conflict between the supremacy of your federal government over those of the individual states. Liberation of the slaves came later." (OUCH!) Anderson contended the "Reference Module" standing before her was not a human being, but a piece of "bio-organic technology". The Ambassador then gave Mutate#1149 a string of numbers,#1149 seemed to fall into a trance, his eyes began to glow, and holographic projections of Jenny Ransom and Philip Moreau appeared on a nearby desk, as the Ambassador explained their purpose in coming to retrieve them, and threatened war if they were not returned. The Secretary and Dr. Cooper then stormed out in disgust.
(Uncanny X-Men I#262 - BTS) - After the briefing, Mutate#1149 presumably returned to Genosha via Pipeline's digital teleportation.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Kieron Dwyer, and Josef Rubenstein.
Mutate#1149 is likely dead, between the Fall of Genosha, the Genoshan Civil War, the Legacy Virus' rampage through the mutate population, and Cassandra Nova's Sentinal-led genocide of Six-Million Genoshan mutates and mutants, one little kid with holographic powers wouldn't stand much of a chance. I assume he's in a much better place now. His powers may be related to those of Artie Maddicks, former Generation X ward and friend of Leech, who had the ability to create psionic imagery. The pink flame-like aura seen in the picture is apparently part of Pipeline's teleportation signal, and has nothing to do with Mutate#1149's powers.
I say that he was taken in "early childhood" as he still appears to be in early childhood, any younger and they'd have taken him as a fetus...
I list the Press Gang as enemies as they enforced the enslavement of the Genoshan Mutates for the Government.
I list Pipeline as a former enemy as he later joined the resistance after discovering that the true power behind Genosha was the Sugar Man, and aided Cable, Philip and Jenny in overthrowing the secretive tyrant.
Before you applaud Dr. Cooper's fine moral stance, remember that she aided the Secret Empire in the transformation of young Kyle Gibney into the bestial Wild Child, and never did a thing to help save him, even after she found out what they were really doing to the poor kid. See Mr. Farrell for that information...
Rebel leader Philip Moreau is the son of the Genengineer, David Moreau. His brother, Thomas, was transformed into Mutate#665, by his own father, and later became the Mutate leader Zealot.
This character, Mutate#1149, has no known connections to
Uncanny X-Men I#262, p13, pan 6
Uncanny X-Men I#262, p14, pan 4
Uncanny X-Men I#262, p14, pan 5
Uncanny X-Men I#262 (June, 1990)
Last updated: 03/14/05
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