Real Name: Brian Dunlop

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Unrevealed, former refugee

Group Membership: Gene Nationals (D'Gard, Tether, others)

Affiliations: Brotherhood (Dark Beast/Henry McCoy, Fatale, Havok/Alex Summers), X-Men (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Storm/Ororo Munroe)

Enemies: Humanity's Last Stand (Jared McGee, Sean, Coral Trent, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
     formerly a village in Africa

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual 1997 (October, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Boost is a mutant with the ability to amplify another mutant's power by merging his body with the mutant. He, however, can't amplify more than one mutant at a time. Boost is physically fit and agile, and has pink-hued skin and eyes.

Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Pink
Hair: White


(Storm I#4 - BTS) - Refugees from the Hill dimension settled in an African village, ordered by Storm to settle the land and learn to survive as a community.

(Uncanny X-Men Annual 1997 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Boost and Tether, mutant lovers, joined the community. Humanity's Last Stand focused attacks on a settled village of Gene Nationals in Africa, mounting several Razor and artillery attacks. Their initial attack cut of the village's communications with the outside world.

(Uncanny X-Men Annual 1997) - The X-Men (Cannonball, Cyclops, phoenix, Storm) arrived to defend the Gene Nationals from the Razors. When Cannonball was nearly overwhelmed, Boost extended his powers, allowing him to take down several Razors in one shot. Tether, with her electrified tail, rushed to check on Boost. When the Razors fled, Storm let them go. D'Gard checked in with Storm, questioning how she could have left them behind and how much more they had to endure. Tether, refusing to be calmed by Boost, angrily confronted Storm on her mistakes. That night, the Brotherhood (Dark Beast, Fatale, Havok) arrived to help the Gene Nationals as well, despite their conflicts with the X-Men. Boost convinced Tether to stay there and defend their people, though she was reluctant to do so. D'Gard wondered whether the philosophy of the X-Men or the Brotherhood was more correct. A massive battle broke out. When McGee ordered Coral to open fire on the wounded, Cannonball, Boost, and Tether rushed to stop her. The insane bloody battle continued until Storm, her powers enhanced by Boost, managed to distract the Razors with a sandstorm while Dark Beast commandeered their armor, sending the Razors up into a massive lightning storm. The captured Razors were gathered together and Tether demanded their death. Havok was willing, but the X-men argued against it. As they fought about it, Dark Beast killed all the human pilots, overwhelming D'Gard with their sense of loss. D'Gard chose to keep the Gene Nationals in the village with no contact with the outside world. Boost and Tether departed with the Brotherhood, though they vowed not to join the team.

(S.W.O.R.D. II#2 - BTS) - Abigail Brand, Director of S.W.O.R.D. had given former Acolyte Fabian Cortez a place among a new team to utilize further exploration of Mutant Technology. Realizing Cortez treacherous nature would eventually cause problems, Brand looked at potential replacements. Among them was Boost, but seeing as he couldn't amplify more than one mutant at at time he didn't fit her criteria. Brand, however, did find his power very useful and would consider him for the security team or another yet unidentified team. Other mutants with similar abilities were Michael Nowlan, Mister M and an unrevealed candidate that fitted the criteria perfectly.

Comments: Created by Jorge Gonzalez, Duncan Rouleau, and Troy Hubbs.

Boost and Tether were members of the Gene Nationals in Africa. It is been unrevealed if they originated, like many of their group, as the second generation of Morlocks in the Hill dimension.

Boost's real name was revealed to be Brian Dunlop in the pages of S.W.O.R.D. II#2.

Profile by Chadman.

Boost Boost has no known connections to

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Uncanny X-Men '97, p29, pan3 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men '97, p7, pan1 (using abilities)

Storm I#4 (May, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Terry Dodson (penciler), Karl Story (inker), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Uncanny X-Men Annual 1997 (October, 1997) - Jorge Gonzalez (writer), Duncan Rouleau (penciler), Troy Hubbs (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
S.W.O.R.D. II#2 (January, 2021) - Al Ewing (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)

First Posted: 09/15/08
Last Updated: 01/17/21

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