Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, mutant

Occupation: Former slave

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: X-Men

Enemies: Big Casino, Ransome Sole, Revenant

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Formerly, "The Slash", Moscow, Russia; currently, unknown

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men#383 (August, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Sketch has the mutant ability to reshape reality by altering it upon her sketchpad; she can only affect non-organic matter with this power, fashioning metallic tendrils and metallic sheaths. She needs to be able to see an object in order to affect it. Sketch carries bags full of sketchpads and pencils with her at all times.

History: (Uncanny X-Men#383 (fb, BTS))- The mutant known only as Sketch was at some point taken captive by Ransome Sole, and forced to serve him as a slave in "The Slash" nightclub.

(Uncanny X-Men#383 (fb))- When the X-Men came to the Slash in search of Debra Levin, who had been taken captive while investigating the club, Ransome Sole had Sketch create tendrils around the chair in which Levin was strapped, and Cable, Phoenix, and Gambit were all quickly taken prisoner.

(Uncanny X-Men#383)- When Storm was turned over to Ransome Sole by Simyon Kurasov, Sketch was instructed to ensnare her and the other X-Men inside of metal shells while he auctioned them off as slaves to Tullamore Voge and the Shockwave Riders. However, the "Storm" Kurasov had given Ransome was a robot decoy, and when the real Storm attacked, Sketch quickly released the other X-Men to help her. Revenant threatened Sketch, but Phoenix defended Sketch. Ultimately, Sketch's captors were all either defeated or fled, and she was set free.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Adam Kubert, Tim Townsend and Dan Panosian.

Sketch might be Russian, since the story was, after all, set in Moscow. However, because she appeared to speak English, it's hard to tell. Changeling notes that Sketch was a particular favorite of Claremont's and he fully intended for her to become an X-Man after that arc was concluded though was prevented by the editors. Now that CC has a free-reign on the X-Men again we may see her return.

by Prime Eternal

Sketch should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Uncanny X-Men#383, page 14, panel 2
Uncanny X-Men#383, page 15, panel 1

First Posted: 09/28/2004
Last updated: 09/28/2004

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