"MANT" full body

Real Name: Thomas Williams

Identity/Class: Presumably human mutant

Occupation: X-Force tryout

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Anti-Matter, Lightning Bug, Wash-Out, other X-Force tryouts
indirectly Spike Freeman, X-Force (The Anarchist, Dead Girl, Doop, the Orphan, Phat, Vivisector)

Enemies: Sycamore, presumably other tryouts

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations:  The Mojave Desert X-Force tryout arena

First Appearance: X-Force I#129 (August, 2002)

Powers/Abilities:Mant had an insect-like appearance, which included mandibles with enough crushing strength to break through wood. His other insect-like traits included giant, insect-like eyes (which possibly gave him 360-degree vision) and a seemingly segmented body. He also had antennae on his head and small spines on his forearms and abdomen.

head shotHistory:  (X-Force I#129) - When X-Force visited their bush leagues in an attempt to find a replacement mutant for the recently deceased U-Go Girl, they arrived in time to see "Mant" battling against Sycamore in hopes of becoming the new team member. When Sycamore reached at Mant with his root-like hands, "Mant" used his insect-like mandibles to bite off Sycamore's fingers.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo.

Mant's real name and codename were revealed in Anarchist's entry in OHotMU A-Z Hardcover#1.

Profile by Proto-Man


Mant has no known connections to

  • Mant of Ehr, Ernest, member of the Remnants, took up armor of Ant-Man after he returned to Earth-616, @ Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1
  • Manta, member of the Shi'Ar Imperial Guard, releases bursts of energy to blind others, @ Uncanny X-Men#137
  • Mantega, Miranda, mother of the mutant Wind-Dancer, killed in riot crossfire, @ New Mutants III#1
  • Mantega, Sophia, better known as the mutant Wind-Dancer, @ New Mutants III#1
  • Mantic Gallery 2099, Metalscream & Litany's home in the Arizona Desert, @ 2099 Unlimited#4
  • Mantic Organ, organ that causes epileptic seizures in demons, owned by Stephen Loss, @ Hellstorm: Prince of Lies#20
  • Manticore, agent of the Brand Corporation, battled Hawkeye & Ghost Rider/Blaze, @ Ghost Rider II#27
  • Manticore Mirror, mirror from the Hyborian Era, owned by Tuzun Thane, @ Savage Sword of Conan#58
  • Mantis , Brandt, member of the Avengers, Celestial Madonna, mother of Sequoia, @ Avengers I#112
  • Mantis, Prei-Ying, Maltesian Chief Accountant, former Keeper of the Cosmic Key, killed by Pro-Rata, @ Howard the Duck II#4
  • Mantor the Magician, Golden Age magician, @ Human Torch Comics#2
  • Mantra of Earth-UV, Lukasz/Eden Blake, mystic heroine of the Ultraverse, @ Mantra (UV) I#1
  • Mantra of Earth-UV, Lauren Sherwood, former babysitter for Eden Blake, temporarily given superpowers, @ Mantra (UV) I#14
  • Mantricora, Negative Zone planet, former base of Taranith Gestal, @ Fantastic Four I#254

images: (not counting ads)
X-Force I#129, p11, pan1 (Mant fullbody shot)
 p11, pan3 (Mant headshot)

X-Force I#129 (August, 2002) - Peter Milligam (writer), Mike Allred (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)

First Posted: 09/05/2005
Last updated: 09/01/2005

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