Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Human, teenager weapon user
Occupation: High school student
Group Membership: U-Men
Enemies: Police, Arthur Swift
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mercha-? High School, U.S.A.
First Appearance: New X-Men#118 (November, 2001)
Powers/Abilities: The geek had the strength and abilities of a normal male teenager who engaged in minimal exercise, and knew how to handle a handgun. He displayed repressed very violent and hate-filled tendencies. He also had several ear piercings and wore a Magneto t-shirt.
(New X-Men#118 (fb) - (BTS)) - The high school boy was belittled by some fellow students for his comic book collection, anime DVDs, his obsession with mutant culture and the Internet. Amongst his apparent antagonizers was Arthur Swift, dubbed a "stereotypical jock". Called a "geek", the unidentified boy was inspired by John Sublime's extremist book, "The Third Species".
(New X-Men#118 - (BTS)) - The geek mutilated Arthur Swift by stealing his would-be X-ray eyes and then killed Swift in a student-filled auditorium at his high school. Swift's body fell into the aisle.
(New X-Men#118 - (BTS)) - Police were called in to the school.
(New X-Men#118) - The geek confronted the students in the auditorium and with the still-smoking gun, preached the virtues of Sublime's confrontational book. He also stated that he was proud to be uncool, weird and a geek, and openly professed to be part of the international U-Man Army.
The geek then sought to vilify Swift by declaring the jock to be a moron, bully, closet homosexual and undiscovered mutant. The killer geek then pulled both of Swift's eyeballs from his pocket, all the while waving his gun around, and stated that he'd have his own eyeballs replaced with Swift's mutant eyes so that he could spy at girls in the hall, .
A police sharpshooter with backup targeted the murderous geek from the auditorium's doors and fired a bullet into the boy's forehead, spraying the curtains behind him with blood. The student then fell to the floor dead, his prized "mutant" eyes rolling away from him.
Comments: Created by Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan van Sciver (pencils) and Prentis Rollins with Hanna & Florea (inks).
It is unknown how the geek recognized Arthur Swift to have mutant eyes. As with the Geek's comments of Arthur Swift's sexuality, it sounded like an excuse to commit violence and mutilation by an insecure and extremely disturbed individual.
This "geek" has no known connections to:
Arthur Swift was a high school jock who was despised by the geek. Indeed, the geek viewed Swift as a closet homosexual and his murder for that was only "incidental" to his real mission to steal Swift's apparently mutant X-ray eyes. Swift appeared to be tall with light hair, and was likely good at sports. Given the geek's disturbed mental state, it may be that everything about Swift was imagined, including his mutant status.
--New X-Men I#118
New X-Men I#118, p2, panel 2 (with book);
New X-Men#118 (November, 2001) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan van Sciver (pencils), Prentis Rollins plus Hanna & Florea (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Last updated: 01/15/06
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