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Real Name: Marshall Evan Stone III

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer, former bounty hunter

Group Membership: X-Men Red (Cable/Nathan Summers, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Manifold, Mentallo/Marvin Flumm, Vulcan/Gabriel Summers), S.W.O.R.D. (Armor/Hisako Ichiki, Blink/Clarice Ferguson, Abigail Brand, Cable/Nathan Summers, Lila Cheney, Fabian Cortez, Forearm/Michael McCain, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Gateway, Manifold/Eden Fesi, Mentallo/Marvin Flumm, Paibok, Peeper/Peter Quinn, Risque/Gloria Munoz, Slab/Chris Anderson, Vanisher/"Telford Porter", Amelia Voght, Wiz-Kid/Takeshi Matsuya),
formerly Utopians (Boom-Boom/Tabitha Smith, Elixir/Josh Foley, Madison Jeffries, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Masque), Acolytes (Exodus, Frenzy, Tempo, Amelia Voght), Marauders (Arclight, Gambit, Harpoon, Lady Mastermind, Malice (in Omega Sentinel's body), Mister Sinister, Mystique, Riptide, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Sunfire, Vertigo), minion of Dark Beast, X-Factor (Forge, Havok/Alex Summers, Magneto, Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Quicksilver, Sabretooth, Shard, Strong Guy, Wild Child (Gibney), Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair)

Affiliations: Bliss, Blob (Fred J. Dukes), Brotherhood of Arakko (Fisher King, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Sunspot/Roberto da Costa), Cable, Valerie Cooper, Dark Beast, Diamond Lil (Crawley), Dragoness, Erg, Ever, Exodus's minions (Avalanche (Petros), Fenris twins (Andrea and Andreas Strucker), Decay, Feral (Callasantos), Gargouille, Omega Red, Projector, Pyro (Allerdyce), Scanner), Fatale, Senator Robert Kelly, Litterbug, Magneto, Omega Sentinel, Sack, Scalphunter, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Agent Daniels), Mary Stewart, Toad (Toynbee), Vera, Xavier's Underground Enforcers (Archer, Fixx, Greystone), "time displaced X-Men" (Angel/ Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey), X-Men (Colossus, Danger, Hellion, Hope, Magik, Magneto, Psylocke, Rogue, X-23)

Enemies: Aurora, Philip Henry Bascolm, Bishop, Beatrice Connors (Malice), Boxbots (Jeffries), Crimson Commando, Cyclops (Summers), John Wayne Fillmore, Haven, High Evolutionary, Maria Hill, Knights of Wundagore (Lord Anon, Lord Churchill, Lord Gator, Sir Ram, Sir Tyger, Lady Ursula, Lady Vermin), Knull, Colonel Jefferson Malone, Monsoon, Nimrods, Northstar, Orbis Stellaris, Predator X, Professor Power, Progenitors, Quicksilver, Chuck Rose, Sentinels, SHIELD, Speed Demon (Sanders), X-Factor (M, Siryn, Strong Guy), X-Force (Hepzibah, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Wolverine), X-Patriots (Lukas, Pirouette, Prodigal, Taylor);
formerly Acolytes (Joanna Cargill, Fabian Cortez, Javitz, Katu Kath, Sven and Harlan Kleinstock, Seamus Mellencamp, Scanner, Senyaka, Spoor, Carmella Unuscione, Amelia Voght), Avalanche (Petros), X-Factor, X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington, Anole/Victor Borkowski, Armor,/Hisako Ichiki Beast/Henry McCoy, Blindfold/Ruth Aldine, Cable, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Colossus/Peter Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Elixir/Josh Foley, Emma Frost, Gentle/Nezhno Abidemi, Hellion/Julian Keller, Hope Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake, Mercury/Cessily Kincaid, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, No-Girl/Martha Johannson, Pixie/Megan Gwynn, Primal/Teon Macik, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rockslide/Santo Vaccarro, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Surge/Noriko Ashida, Transonic/Laurie Tromette, Velocidad/Gabriel Cohuelo, X-23/Laura Kinney, Zero/Kenji Uedo)

Known Relatives: Unidentified parents

Aliases: Alex

Base of Operations: The Peak, S.W.O.R.D., Earth's orbit;
formerly Krakoa;
formerly New Charles Xavier School for Mutants, Alberta, Canada;
formerly Utopia, near San Francisco;
formerly Albany, New York (place of birth)

First Appearance: X-Factor I#88 (March, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Random automatically develops defenses against others' powers, including a high-pitched whistle, generating a wind, and developing a magnetic force. Random's body seems to be composed of malleable protoplasm, which, due to the Dark Beast's aid, can stabilize in the form of a human teenager. With effort, Random can increase his bulk to "bounty hunter" size. Random can also form his arms into various types of guns, firing blasts of plasma energy through their openings. Part of S.W.O.R.D. personnel, Random could speak English, Krakoan and Galactic Standard via telepathic download.

Height: 6'1" (variable)
Weight: 150 lbs. (variable)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

History: (X-Factor I#126 (fb) - BTS) - When Marshall Evan Stone III's mutant powers manifested, he began to lose cohesiveness in his body. Under unknown circumstances, he came into contact with Dark Beast, a mutant geneticist from another reality who lived in tunnels beneath New York City. Random's genome was stabilized by Dark Beast, who taught Random greater control over his powers, leaving Random feeling as though Dark Beast was a father figure. Random established himself as a bounty hunter, though he was loyal to Dark Beast.

(X-Factor I#97 (fb) - BTS) - Random established a residence in Albany, New York, where he lived in a home with Vera, who acted as Random's housekeeper.

(X-Factor I#102 (fb) - BTS) - In Portland, Oregon, Random apprehended serial killer John Wayne Fillmore, breaking the killer's legs in the process, and claimed the $10,000 reward on August 12. On October 23, in San Francisco, California, Random collected $5,000 for apprehending suspected mutant Philip Henry Bascolm, who lost his life accidentally while resisting capture. In New York, New York, on January 3, Random got $25,000 for capturing Speed Demon.

(X-Factor I#88) - Random was hired by the mayor of New York City to take down the Genoshan X-Patriots, who were holding a hospital hostage. Random used his powers to hold off the X-Patriots' powers. The government-sponsored X-Factor intervened and Random proved resistant to Polaris and Strong Guy's powers as well, even using a high-pitched whistle to take down the lupine Wolfsbane. When team leader Havok offered Random more money, he agreed to leave.

(X-Factor I#92) - X-Factor's government agent, Valerie Cooper, hired Random to accompany the team on a mission. They traveled to Project: Wideawake, where the government was creating Sentinels, and battled Magneto's mutant Acolytes until the Acolytes retreated.

(X-Factor I#96 (fb) - BTS) - Random was hired by a government branch to test Polaris's powers, and to attempt to kill her. He was offered a full-time gig if he did well.

(X-Factor I#102 (fb) - BTS) - Random discovered the agent to be Colonel Jefferson Malone, whose agency posed in an office called Beltway Travel.

(X-Factor I#94) - Random spied on Polaris at a restaurant and a press conference, realizing she was a woman he could love.

(X-Factor I#95) - Random called Polaris away from her teammates and surprise attacked her. He called Vera to let her know he'd succeeded, but Polaris surprised him by hitting him with his own Lamborghini (with Random license plates). They battled across Washington D.C., Polaris coming up with different usages of her powers and discovering Random's ability to adapt to what she threw at him. Polaris eventually got Random to reveal that the government had hired him, then left him seemingly defeated. She, and others, strongly believed that Random threw the fight.

(X-Factor I#96) - Random returned to the agent who'd hired him and received his payment, despite suppositions that Random had purposefully failed. The agent decided to have Random killed.

(X-Factor I#97) - Random returned to Albany and complained about all his bills, while relaxing at his house (which was filled with toys and knickknacks). Vera annoyed him with house-keeping, nagging, and calling him Marshall, causing Random to briefly get angry. After bidding her good night, Random was soon awakened by a loud crash as a group of mercenaries attacked his house. Vera hid in the basement while Random defeated the men.

(X-Factor I#118 (fb) - BTS) - Dark Beast ordered Random to ally with X-Factor in their mutual goals as Dark Beast wanted to learn more about Havok.

(X-Factor I#98) - Random posed as a chauffer driver for Strong Guy and Wolfsbane and held off their attacks as he proposed an alliance against the men who'd betrayed him.

(X-Factor I#99) - Random returned to X-Factor's headquarters where the team reacted to his proposal of an alliance with disdain, particularly Havok. Random demanded payment for his information, and Forge offered Random $15,000 and a new Lamborghini for the information and aid on X-Factor's upcoming mission against Haven. Random was shocked by X-Factor's problems as he accompanied them on their mission; he evaded Polaris's questions and ribbed Havok. They fought Monsoon until Haven, with Valerie Cooper, interceded, explained her motives, and healed Wolfsbane of her ailing lupine condition.

(X-Factor I#100) - The team listened to Haven explain herself for a time, and Havok threatened to stop Random's check unless Random followed orders to stand down. Haven surprised the team by warping them briefly to another dimension where she could understand their essences. She reduced Random to putty, determining that he was cold and merciless, yet fragile. Random recovered quickly, but not before Polaris became concerned over his temporary transformation. He evaded her more and focused on belittling Havok. The team battled Haven's forces until Haven, seeking to cure Multiple Man of the Legacy virus accidentally killed him.

(X-Factor I#101) - Random took partial payment from Forge and turned down an offer for a full-time job with X-Factor. He evaded Polaris's questions again, but gave her condolences over her teammate's death.

(X-Factor I#102) - Random had a nightmare of being reduced to putty and losing his humanity, and woke up with a scream. Polaris investigated Random's background and discovered that he'd only killed three men in his past. Random approached Forge and Polaris, knowing that it was the day to lead them to the government agents who'd hired him, and was met with poor attitudes and a reminder that Forge was in charge. Random led them to the Beltway Travel office, where Malone was waiting with his hired enforcers, mutant Avalanche and mercenary Crimson Commando. Random initially stood down at Forge's request, but was soon trading blows with Commando, who wasn't a mutant so Random's randomizing power didn't work. The battle ended when Malone committed suicide and his employer, Beatrice Connors (secretly under the influence of Malice) explained it all to Polaris.

(X-Factor Annual I#9) - X-Factor hired Random to accompany on a mission to protect goods for S.H.I.E.L.D., whose Agent Daniels rubbed Random the wrong way. The cargo van they rode in while protecting the goods was attacked by a large robot that Random aided Strong Guy in taking down, then Forge destroyed another that attacked Random. The canister opened and Professor Power, in new armor, attacked, revealing that the van's driver, Chuck Rose, had been his agent. Random arrogantly tried to take Power down, but was reduced to putty when Strong Guy's body, thrown by power, squished him. Random, reconstituted, helped stop Rose, but Power escaped.

(X-Factor I#103) - On his way back to Albany in his newly restored Lamborghini, Random dropped Strong Guy and Wolfsbane on the way, arguing with them but seemingly envying their familial relationship.

(X-Factor I#112) - Random answered a phone call at his home in Albany and the voice triggered an automatic reaction in him. He grabbed Vera by the neck, either killing her or leaving her unconscious, then melted into putty.

(X-Factor I#115) - The Dark Beast (the caller) genetically reduced Random to protoplasm and experimented on him. He restored Random to corporeal form and ordered him to capture Havok.

(X-Factor I#116) - Dark Beast communicated with Random, who was driving toward X-Factor's headquarters, following him via an ocular enhancer in Random's sunglasses. Random wondered what this attack on Havok would do to Polaris, the only one on the team he cared about. Random increased to his mercenary size. He briefly considered tossing aside the sunglasses, but focused on the mission instead.

(X-Factor I#117) - Random met Havok, who'd been led into a trap by Dark Beast and his assassin, Fatale, and apologized for what he was about to do.

(X-Factor I#118) - Havok and Random traded blows until Random believed Havok killed in an explosion. Filled with regret, he called to report to Dark Beast and, furious, cut off Dark Beast's visual contact of the battle. Havok attacked again and, during the battle, Random justified how his fighting Havok wasn't Random's fault and how Random had felt that X-Factor was the closest thing he'd had to a family. Random was unaffected by Havok's powers and shed some of his bulk to maintain control over his molecular cohesion after Havok collapsed a structure on them both. Random pulled Havok out and knocked him unconscious. Fatale then teleported in and returned Havok to Dark Beast.

(X-Factor I#124) - Random looked at Havok, in his holding tube, and tried to explain, in vain, why he did what he did. Fatale, taunting him, reminded him to 'muscle up' and go back to X-Factor like Dark Beast had asked, which Random did reluctantly. He found Polaris and she confided in him about her feelings for Havok, who she thought had deserted her, and X-Factor's future.

(X-Factor I#125) - In a new costume, Random joined X-Factor in battling an attacking Sentinel, sent by the astral being Onslaught. Fatale interceded and teleported the Sentinel away, but when she invited Random to join her, he refused, stating he was where he belonged. X-Factor decided to go after Fatale and the Sentinel, and Random unsuccessfully tried to get Polaris to stay behind. They tracked Fatale to the Dark Beast's lair, not knowing that Onslaught had recruited the Dark Beast and his agent, the assassin Post, was there with several Sentinels ready to launch. Havok broke free and attacked the group and Random's betrayal was exposed. Random attempted to get Polaris to surrender, holding Wild Child hostage, but things quickly got out of control as X-Factor battled the Dark Beast and Onslaught's minions, opposing the Sentinel launch. Random lost cohesiveness after he was hit by a blast from Havok. Back in his true form, Random watched with the others as the Sentinels were launched.

(X-Factor I#126) - Polaris and Shard kept guard over Random and Havok, held in restraints. Random explained his origins and confessed his love to Polaris, but she refused to forgive him for his betrayal. When Random expected Havok to harm Polaris, he bulked out of his restraints and prepared to fight, but Havok blasted Random, who vanished down the drain as he lost all cohesiveness.

(X-Factor I#144 (fb)) - Random was sent by the Dark Beast to pose as a teenage runaway in order to gather humans for Dark Beast to experiment on. Posing as teenager Alex, Random befriended a runaway named Mary Stewart and the two fell in love, but Dark Beast soon retrieved her with others and manipulated viruses in them. Random presumably gathered other humans as well.

(X-Factor I#144) - As Alex, Random appeared before Mary (who was wearing a containment suit) in her holding tank and promised to get her out of there as several superhumans (Havok, the telepathic Ever, Mystique, and the futuristic warriors Xavier's Underground Enforcers) arrived to fight Dark Beast. Dark Beast led the infected humans, attempting to retreat, and threatened to kill a human child. Random bulked up and threatened Dark Beast, but the superhumans tracked them down and Random took the opportunity to save Havok from the released virus. Dark Beast escaped and Random, Ever, and Mary agreed to watch over the other infected humans in the tunnels until a cure could be found. Random, again, apologized to Havok for his previous actions.

(Quicksilver I#9 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to learn the cure of the Legacy Virus, Random entered the employ of Exodus. He aided infected mutant, Feral, in escaping from prison.

(Quicksilver I#8) - Random and Feral joined Avalanche, Pyro, the Fenris twins, and Omega Red in working for Exodus to secure the capture of the Knights of Wundagore, the High Evolutionary's mutated animals. The Knights soon escaped, however.

(Quicksilver I#9) - Joined by Exodus's Acolytes (Decay, Gargouille, Projector, and Scanner), Exodus's minions pursued the Knights to the Savage Land. They attacked the High Evolutionary's base and Random fought with Quicksilver, the temporary leader of the Knights, and the other Knights. When the Knights escaped, Exodus was furious. He refused to give his minions the cure and left them stranded in the Savage Land.

(X-Men II#112) - Much later, Random moved to Genosha, which was a haven for mutants under the rule of Magneto. While scouring the tunnels for intruders, Random and ally Blob were taken out by a surprise optic blast by Cyclops of the X-Men.

(Weapon X II#5) - Random and many other mutants were captured by Weapon X and interned into a concentration camp for mutants. Random and fellow captive Diamond Lil attempted to fight the camp's guards, the Boxbots (run by a mind-controlled Madison Jeffries), and both were severely beaten as a result. It is unknown what became of Random after this, but the camp was later abandoned.

(X-Men: The 198 Files - BTS) - Random was known to O.N.E. (Office of National Emergency) to be one of the few mutants that retained their powers after M-Day.

(X-Men Annual II#1 (fb) - BTS) - With the world's population of mutants severely depleted, Random joined a new group of Acolytes with Frenzy and Tempo, following Exodus in an attempt to gather new mutants for training. Exodus developed a plan to turn SHIELD's Helicarrier into a base for a new generation of mutants. They waited until a day that Cable was aboard the Helicarrier to attack.

(X-Men Annual II#1) - With the promise that there would be no killing, Random and the Acolytes attacked the SHIELD Helicarrier, maneuvering past the ship's offensive weaponry and shields. Random entered the ship first, taking down several soldiers though he felt guilty doing so. After sending the ship into technological chaos, the Acolytes moved forward to attack the X-Men (Cable, Mystique, Rogue). Random, wielding his arm-guns and defending his alliance with Exodus, battled Cable, taking him down by wrapping his malleable body around Cable until the hero fell unconscious. He retrieved information from Cable's brain that allowed Exodus to develop a Cerebro-unit that would detect future and current mutants, but they all soon learned that no more mutants would be born. Exodus wondered if this information would cause Random to quit the Acolytes, but Random said no. Their plan foiled, Exodus departed the ship, taking his Acolytes with him, and leaving the X-Men, Northstar, Aurora, and Maria Hill behind. The Acolytes later traveled to Antarctica to ally with Mister Sinister in seeking help for the mutant problem.

(X-Men II#202 (fb) - BTS) - Exodus and the Acolytes allied with Mister Sinister and his Marauders. The put together a complex plot that would keep the X-Men from gaining knowledge of their activities until it was too late. They targeted those with precognitive abilities or with knowledge of the future. They attacked and killed Vargas and the Dark Mother, and destroyed the Wohnhaus Strucker building in Dresden. They also saw Cable killed.

(X-Men II#202) - Tempo kept time slowed at the X-Mansion while Exodus, Cargill, Random and Unuscione discussed their target, Blindfold, who they found already dead. They then moved for their secondary objective: the diaries of Destiny. Random and Cargill, who was tired of Random's scruples with their activities, found the journals and discovered they were fakes. Tempo restored the time at Exodus' instruction and a brief battle broke out and the X-Men were defeated as well as a Sentinel. Exodus read Shadowcat's mind and learned that only Emma Frost knew the location of the real diaries. They reported back to Sinister and the Marauders, with Mystique, Lady Mastermind and Gambit (Sunfire having been captured by Cannonball and Iceman) present, and a captured Rogue recovering from wounds. Sinister worked to find where the diaries were.

(New X-Men II#44) - Sinister moved the Acolytes and Marauders, with the captive Rogue, to his Antarctic base. They were soon attacked by the X-Men (Angel, Colossus, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine).

(X-Men II#205) - During the following battle, Wolverine caused one of Scalphunter's shots to go wild and it hit Random. The X-Men later narrowly escaped after a deadly battle.

(X-Factor III#27) - The Marauders and the Acolytes moved to Muir Island, with the baby obtained, where Mystique secretly killed Sinister. X-Force (Hepzibah, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Wolverine, X-23) and Bishop soon attacked. Lady Mastermind tried to hide the others, but Wolverine impaled her on his claws and the villains attacked.

(New X-Men II#46) - A massive battle broke out, soon joined by a team of X-Men (Angel, Cannonball, Colossus, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Iceman, M, Siryn, Storm, Strong Guy) and Professor X and Cable. During the battle, Random was punched down by M. Things grew even more chaotic when Pixie teleported Anole, Armor, Beast, Dust, Mercury, Nezhno, Nightcrawler, Prodigy, Rockslide, and Surge to Muir Island with the deadly Predator X in hot pursuit.

(X-Men II#207) - The villains were defeated (Random by a massive blast from Cyclops), Predator X killed, and the baby taken to the future by Cable.

(X-Men: Legacy#209) - Random listened as Exodus, Cargill, and Amelia Voght plotted how to revive Xavier, who was in a coma and suffering from memory loss. When Random mentioned Magneto, who was trying to help Xavier, Exodus accused him of blasphemy. Later, Exodus attacked the revived Xavier.

(X-Men: Legacy#210) - Xavier defeated Exodus in battle and refused to lead the Acolytes before departing with Magneto and Omega Sentinel.

(X-Men: Legacy#225) - When alarms sounded at the Acolytes' base, Random woke up Voght to call her into action. They'd both had nightmares inspired by Charles Xavier, who was approaching their base. They joined Exodus, Unuscione, Tempo, and Omega Sentinel in monitoring Xavier's approach. Furious that Xavier was manipulating them, Exodus sent Random, Unuscione, and Tempo to hold him off, ensuring their psi-shields were in place. Xavier used post-hypnotic suggestions he'd planted the night before, however, to get them to fire on each other. Xavier soon convinced Exodus to dissolve the Acolytes and their headquarters was destroyed.

(New Mutants III#14) - Random was among the mutants assembled on Utopia inspired by Cyclops to fight an incoming wave of Nimrods for the future of the mutant race. As Random, Toad, Sack, Scalphunter, and Litterbug moved to join the fight, a Nimrod behead Sack and attacked.

(X-Men: Second Coming#2/2) - Random attended the funeral of Cable on Utopia.

(X-Men: Legacy#242(fb)) - After Bastion left San Francisco damaged, the X-Men sent a group over to help the city clean-up. Random joined Colossus, Hellion, Hope, Magneto, Danger, Psylocke, and Rogue in the efforts.

(X-Men: Legacy#243 (fb)) - After Omega Sentinel went berserk on the mutants, she fired projectiles at Random, but he just walked through the attack, adapting to survive. He turned one fist into a mallet and hit her, but she fell on purpose and turned a neural disruptor on him, leaving him a mass of goo through the rest of the fight.

(X-Men: Legacy#242) - Random talked to Cyclops about the fight.

(Generation Hope#15) - Dragoness, speaking for Bliss, Dragoness, Erg, and Litterbug, confronted the new mutants (Hope, No-Girl, Pixie, Primal, Transonic, Velocidad, Zero), asking why they were getting such special treatment on Utopia. Random briefly fought before Hope enhanced Zero's powers and stopped the fight with Cyclops and Emma Frost watching.

(Generation Hope#16) - Random picked another fight with Hope, but Zero intervened, turning against Hope.

(All-New X-Men#41 (fb)) - Learning of Charles Xavier's death at the hands of the Phoenix-possessed Cyclops, Random and several other mutants decided to band together and hide in the ruins of what once was Utopia.

(All-New X-Men#40) - Random and the other Utopians noticed the arrival of four men looking to salvage materials left behind by the X-Men to sell on the black market. Believing the men had come to attack them Boom-Boom unleashed a large explosion, killing three. Debating wether or not they could attack them humans they killed the last man when he called them slurs.

Their action, however, lead to S.H.I.E.L.D. investigating the island. Once again believing mankind came for them Random fired at their aircraft, causing the craft to crash.

(All-New X-Men#41) - Not long after the initial crash of the S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft a group of X-Men arrived (the time displaced X-Men, X-23 and Magik) send by Maria Hill to investigate. Eager to defend their stance, Random and the Utopians tried to convince the X-Men they were attacked, believing S.H.I.E.L.D. had now send mutants to hurt them. Having had enough of the situation the young time-displaced Jean Grey used her abilities to put Random and the others to sleep. Her abilities, however, didn't work on Karma as she used her abilities to pit the X-Men against each other until Random and the others woke up and joined the fight. It wasn't until Karma revealed their plight to Jean Grey that the fight was halted. Random and the Utopians were brought to the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants in Alberta, to keep them save. The X-Men then returned to Maria Hill and told them the Utopians had disappeared.


(House of X#4) - Random was one of the many who accepted the invitation to live on Krakoa, the sovereign mutant island nation, ruled by the Quiet Council.

(X-Force VI#12) - Random and dozens of Krakoan mutants were called to watch the horrendous detention of Colossus by Hank McCoy. In the wake of the attack on Krakoa, McCoy planned to publicly detain all mutants of Russian descend to send fear into the inhabitants of Krakoa. Wolverine was shocked Beast would drag his friend through the mud and immediately unleashed his claws and scared the spectators away.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Abigail Brand, with help from the Quiet Council, repurposed S.W.O.R.D. as a mutant space program they sought mutants with complementary powers to act as staff. As such Random, Risque and Cable were chosen to act as security for the Peak with Cable serving as security director and Random and Risque as subdirectors. Any of them could be chosen to step in and become part of the Six, a universal and multiversal far-retrieval circuit as one of every sector (technology, logistics, medical/energy resources, diplomacy/negotiation, security and observation/analysis) was needed for this retrieval circuit.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#2 - BTS) - Part of S.W.O.R.D. personnel, Random could speak English, Krakoan and Galactic Standard via telepathic download.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#1) - Random, Risque and Cable were present on the Peak when Council member Magneto arrived for inspection. Sometime later Risque stepped in to become part of the Six as they reached through the cosmic towards creation to acquire a mysterious object.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#2) - When Earth came under attack by Knull, Symbiote God of the Void, Brand send a team consisting of Random, Fabian Cortez, Frenzy and Paibok on a reconnaissance mission to Krakoa to assess the situation. Using a Krakoan gate the team instantly arrives on Krakoa which had been turned into a frozen wasteland where Magneto, Banshee and Sunfire fought one of Knull's symbiote dragons. Random and the others watched as Fabian Cortez used his power to amplify those of Sunfire, giving him the power to take out the dragon. However, mere moments later their friend Cable appeared through a Krakoan gate, but he had been turned into one of Knull's symbiote agents.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#3 - BTS) - Random and all others were defeated by the Knull possessed Cable who strung them up on a symbiote-like tree.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#3) - Returning from a mission dealing with Zn'rx prince Djagyar, Manifold was send to Krakoa where he saw Random and the other strung up with Cable looming over them.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#4) – Random remained trapped in Knull's darkness, but Knull was soon defeated.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#15) - On the Peak, Random stood with Risque, Slab, and Forearm, ready to provide security for Abigail Brand when Magneto briefly faced off against Nova.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#9) - Aboard the Keep, Frenzy stood with Forearm and Random, welcoming Empress Xandra, Deathbird, Cannonball, and the Imperial Guard (Fang, Gladiator, Manta, Titan, Neutron) from Chandilar.

(X-Men Red II#2 (fb) - BTS) - Abigail Brand appointed a new group of mutants as the X-Men Red team, or heroes of Mars, so that they might be under her control. The new members were Mentallo, Frenzy, Random, and Manifold, with Cable as the field leader.

(X-Men Red II#2) - Brand introduced Vulcan to the team, but Manifold quit. After Brand admitted she had killed Henry Peter Gyrich, making sure her team was loyal, she had Cable teleport them to Arakko, where they fought the Progenitors. The Brotherhood of Arakko (Storm, Magneto, Fisher King, Sunspot) soon arrived and defeated the Progenitors instead.

(X-Men Red II#10 - BTS) - Random remained working for S.W.O.R.D. when Wiz Kid took over leadership and Brand left.

(Wolverine VII#44) - Random aided X-Force at the Greenhouse, cleaning up after the devastation of the attack of the Sabretooth Army.

Comments: Created by Peter David, Joe Quesada, and Jaye Gardner.

Random appeared in the X-Factor pin-up at the back of X-Factor Annual #9. Random has two tattoos; one arm is covered in a coiling snake, the other a winged heart with dagger that says "only the good die young."

Random appeared on the cover of X-Men II#203, but not in the issue.

Random has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1990s Handbook.

Profile by Chadman.

Random has no known connections to:


(X-Factor I#95 - BTS) - Random called Vera to tell her to expect him home as his assignment was over, but he was quickly cut off.

(X-Factor I#97) - Random returned home and complained about bills and got annoyed when Vera nagged him about house-keeping, saving money, and with calling him Marshall, causing him to get briefly angry. Random kissed Vera on the cheek, good night, but armed men soon attacked their house, leaving Vera to hide in the basement while Random defeated the men.

(X-Factor I#112) - Random took a call and underwent a startling involuntary change. He grabbed Vera by the neck and left her either dead or unconscious.

--X-Factor I#95 (X-Factor I#95 - BTS, 97, 112

Mary Stewart

(X-Factor I#144 (fb)) - Mary Stewart, daughter of a doctor and a devoted mother, had a great upbringing, a nice home, and good schools, but she hated her life. After years spent with therapists and new school tries, Mary ran away from home with big plans, but soon ended up on the streets. She distanced herself from the other homeless until she met another teenage runaway, Alex. They grew close on the streets, even falling into a semblance of love, but she was soon captured by Dark Beast and held captive in his tunnels, Alex not even trying to help her. Dark Beast manipulated the Legacy Virus in her system.

(X-Factor I#144) - Horrified and held in a holding tank within a protective suit, Mary watched as a group of heroes (Havok, Mystique, Xavier's Underground Enforcers, and Ever) arrived to rescue the infected humans Dark Beast had been holding. Alex suddenly appeared outside Mary's tank, and Dark Beast revealed Alex was really Random, a mutant in Dark Beast's employ. 'Alex' promised to get Mary out of there. The superhumans battled Dark Beast until he fled. Random, Ever, and Mary agreed to watch over the other infected humans in the tunnels until a cure could be found.

--X-Factor I#144 (X-Factor I#144 (fb), 144

S.W.O.R.D. II#1
X-Factor I#97, p9, pan6 (original appearance)
X-Factor I#125, p19, pan3 (real identity)
X-Factor I#126, p17, pan7 (new costume)
X-Factor I#144, p5, pan3 (teenager)
X-Men: Legacy#209, p7, pan1 (Acolytes)
All-New X-Men#41, p8, pan2/3 (retaliation)
X-Factor I#97, p8, pan4 (Vera)
X-Factor I#144, p5, pan3 (Mary Stewart)

X-Factor I#88 (March, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Jaye Gardner (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#92 (July, 1993) - Scott Lobdell & JM DeMatteis (writers), Joe Quesada (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#94 (September, 1993) - Scott Lobdell and JM DeMatteis (writers), Paul Ryan (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#95 (October, 1993) - Scott Lobdell and JM DeMatteis (writers), Greg Luzniak (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#96 (November, 1993) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Greg Luzniak (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#97 (December, 1993) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Jan Duursema (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#98 (January, 1994) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Greg Luzniak (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#99 (February, 1994) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Jan Duursema (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#100 (March, 1994) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Jan Duursema (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#101 (April, 1994) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Jan Duursema (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#102 (May, 1994) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Jan Duursema (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor Annual I#9 (1994) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Matt Broome (penciler), Steve Moncuse & Terry Austin (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#103 (June, 1994) - JM DeMatteis & Todd Dezago (writers), Jan Duursema (penciler), Al Milgrom (penciler), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#112 (July, 1995) - John Francis Moore (writer), Jeff Matsuda (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#115 (October, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#116 (November, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#117 (December, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Steve Epting & Stefano Raffaele (pencilers), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#118 (January, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Bryan Hitch (penciler), Paul Neary (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#124 (July, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Jeff Matsuda (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#125 (August, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Jeff Matsuda (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#126 (September, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), Herb Trimpe & Stefano Raffaele (pencilers), Al Milgrom (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Factor I#144 (April, 1998) - Howard Mackie (writer), Duncan Rouleau (penciler), Jaime Mendoza (inker), Glynis Oliver (editor)
Quicksilver I#8 (June, 1998) - John Ostrander & Joe Edkin (writers), Derec Aucoin (penciler), Rich Faber (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Quicksilver I#9 (July, 1998) - John Ostrander & Joe Edkin (writers), Ivan Reis (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
X-Men II#112 (May, 2001) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (penciler), Dexter Vines (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Weapon X II#5 (March, 2003) - Frank Tieri (writer),Georges Jeanty (penciler), Dexter Vines (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)
X-Men Annual II#1 (March, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Mark Brooks (penciler), Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Andy Schmidt, Mike Marts (editors)
X-Men I#202 (October, 2007) - Mike Carey (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#44 (January, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#205 (January, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Tim Townsend, Jon Sibal (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Factor III#27 (March, 2008) - Peter David (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), John Dell, Andrew Hennesy, Dave Meikis (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#46 (March, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas, Dave Meikis (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men II#207 (March, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Tim Townsend, Victor Olazaba, Jon Sibal, Al Vey (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Legacy#209 (May, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), John Dell (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Legacy#210 (June, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), John Dell, Andrew Hennessy (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Legacy#225 (August, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Phil Briones (penciler/inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Mutants III#14 (August, 2010) - Zeb Wells (writer), Ibraim Roberson (penciler), Lan Medina, Nathan Fox (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Second Coming#2/2 (September, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Esad Ribic (penciler/inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Legacy#242-243 (January-February, 2011) - Mike Carey (writer), Paul Davidson (penciler/inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Generation Hope#15 (March, 2012) - James Asmus (writer), Tim Green II (penciler), Cam Smith, Rick Ketcham (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Generation Hope#16 (April, 2012) - James Asmus (writer), Takeshi Miyazawa (penciler/inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
All-New X-Men#40 (April, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mahmud Asrar (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editors)
All-New X-Men#41 (June, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mahmud Asrar (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editors)
House of X#4 (December, 2019) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Pepe Larraz (artist), Jordan White (editor)
X-Force VI#12 (September, 2020) - Benjamin Percy (writer), Oscar Bazaldua (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson, Lauren Amaro, Mark Basso (editors)
S.W.O.R.D. II#1 (December, 2020) - Al Ewing (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
S.W.O.R.D. II#2 (January, 2021) - Al Ewing (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
S.W.O.R.D. II#3 (February, 2021) - Al Ewing (writer), Valerio Schiti, Ray-Anthony Height, Bernard Chang, Nico Leon (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
S.W.O.R.D. II#4 (April, 2021) - Al Ewing (writer), Valerio Schiti (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy VI#15 (August, 2021) - Al Ewing (writer), Juan Frigeri (artist), Darren Shan (editor)
S.W.O.R.D. II#9 (December, 2021) - Al Ewing (writer), Jacopo Camagni (artist), Jordan D. White (editor)
X-Men Red II#2 (July, 2022) - Al Ewing (writer), Stefano Caselli (artist), Jordan White (editor)
X-Men Red II#10 (March, 2023) - Al Ewing (writer), Stefano Caselli & Jacopo Camagni (artists), Jordan White (editor)
Wolverine VII#44 (April, 2024) - Benjamin Percy, Victor LaValle (writers), Cory Smith (penciler), Oren Junior (inker), Mark Basso (editor)

First Posted: 10/01/2006
Last updated: 06/01/2024

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