ODYSSEUS INDIGO

Real Name: Odysseus Indigo

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Deviant) (Pre-Modern era to present)

Occupation: CEO of the Damocles Foundation

Group Membership: Damocles Foundation

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Black Queen (Selene), Arcadia Deville, Ulysses Dragonblood, Mary, X-Force (Jesse Bedlam, Cannonball, Domino, Meltdown, Moonstar, Siryn, Sunspot, Warpath), Zachary

Known Relatives: Ulysses Dragonblood (younger brother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Various Damocles Foundation bases across the globe, including Portland, Oregon; New Mexico; and Brazil.

First Appearance: X-Force I#84 (December, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Odysseus Indigo is a Deviant with an extended lifespan that has enabled him to live for centuries. He also has greater strength than a normal human. He can nullify superhuman abilities in his opponents, but must focus this power on specific targets. Indigo also has a hypnotic glare, requiring eye-to-eye contact. He is also educated in genetics and mystic lore.

History: (X-Force I#97 (fb)) - Odysseus Indigo was one of the founders of the Damocles Foundation, an organization devoted to creating and/or controlling the next species to dominate the Earth. To this end, the Foundation is greatly concerned with mutantkind and in genetic experiments.

(X-Force I#86 (fb)) - Indigo represented the Damocles Foundation through one of its fronts, the Aguilar Institute, as he offered the organization's resources to the town Almost Reno, New Mexico. The sterile population were corrected through Deviant and mutant chromosomes, resulting in the next generation of children in Almost Reno being born superhuman.

(X-Force I#84) - Indigo met with Dr. Chandra about Arcadia Deville, the vastly powerful mutant who had escaped their custody when his brother Ulysses turned traitor. Ulysses and Arcadia were aided by X-Force against the Sword team dispatched to retrieve them. Indigo suggested that it was time to either recruit X-Force, or destroy them.

(X-Force I#86) - When the children of Almost Reno began to degenerate and die, Indigo had the town cleaned up. With just the children Mary and Zachary left, and Mary being of particular interest because she was stable, Indigo confronted X-Force when they defended her. He identified himself as the head of the Damocles Foundation, and as Dragonblood's brother. Indigo offered them a place with the Foundation, but they refused. They also refused to turn over Mary and Zachary, but he said that they would get them eventually.

(X-Force I#93) - Odysseus conversed with Electryon and Astarte after they had seemingly captured the cosmic energies of Moonstar, which he hoped would help them recapture Arcadia, but Moonstar reclaimed her power and X-Force beat Astarte and Electryon.

(X-Force I#96) - Indigo met with Dr. Chandra and Dr. Joshua in Brazil, and they presented the remains of Reignfire to him.

(X-Force I#97) - Indigo oversaw Dr. Chandra and Dr. Joshua's efforts to use Reignfire as a solar battery in one of the Celestials' Gatherers, intending to use it to jumpstart the evolutionary process. When Selene and Sunspot were found in the base by Sword, Indigo helped incapacitate Selene by placing the ashes of a Lemurian sorcerer on her brow, nullifying her powers. Sledge, Dragonblood, Arcadia and X-Force later set the duo free, and they tried to halt the revival of the Gatherer. Indigo defeated X-Force with his powers, then fought Dragonblood. However, Selene claimed the Gatherer, and demanded that Indigo turn the Damocles Foundation over to her. Having relaxed his powers effects on Moonstar and Arcadia, they were able to destroy the Gatherer, ending the threat.

Comments: Created by John Francis Moore, Jay Faerber, Jim Cheung and Ray McCarthy.

Indigo's sunglasses are similar to those of Warlord Kro's, suggesting a connection.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Odysseus Indigo should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
X-Force I#86, page 17, panel 5 (not counting ads)
X-Force I#97, page 17, panel 4 (not counting ads)


X-Force I#84 (December, 1998) - John Francis Moore, Jay Faerber (writers), Jim Cheung (artist), Ray McCarthy (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
X-Force I#86 (January, 1999) - John Francis Moore (writer), Jim Cheung (artist), Mark Morales, Rob Stull, Harry Candelario (inkers), Bobbie Chase (editor)
X-Force I#93 (August, 1999) - John Francis Moore (writer), Anthony Williams, Chris Renaud (artists), Hector Collazo, Scott Koblish (inkers), Jason Liebig (editor)
X-Force I#96 (November, 1999) - John Francis Moore (writer), Anthony Williams (artist), Mark Morales (inker), Jason Liebig (editor)
X-Force I#97 (December, 1999) - John Francis Moore (writer), Anthony Williams (artist), Scott Elmer (inker), Jason Liebig (editor)

Last updated: 04/25/06

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