THUMBELINA

Real Name: Kristina Suggs

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation:  Terrorist

Group Membership: None;
  Formerly Mutant Liberation Front (Cannonball, Dragoness, Forearm, Reaper, Rusty Collins, Skids, Jon Spectre of Earth-4935, Strobe, Stryfe (Domino) of Earth-5014, Sumo, Tempo, Wildside, Zero)

Affiliations: Hairbag, Stryfe (Cable clone), X-Force (Cable, Caliban, Cannonball, Domino, Meltdown, Shatterstar, Sunspot, Warpath)

Enemies: Skornn, X-Factor (Havok, Multiple Man, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane), X-Men (Iceman, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm)

Known Relatives: Kris Anderson (Slab, brother), Shaun Suggs (Hairbag, husband; see comments), unnamed mother

Aliases: None

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: New Mutants I#86 (February, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: Thumbelina possesses the ability to compress her molecules, shrinking herself while retaining her physical strength.

History: (New Mutants I#86) - Six silhouetted figures, Thumbelina included, commit acts of terrorism in order to have imprisoned mutants Rusty Collins and Sally "Skids" Blevins freed.

(New Mutants I#87) - The Mutant Liberation Front stormed a secret energy research station. While accelerated through Tempo's powers, Thumbelina shrank herself and entered the bomb, where she attached the cables and began the countdown. She and the other members escaped with Zero before the explosion. After reporting to their leader, Stryfe, Thumbelina and her teammate Wildside were ordered to remain at the headquarters while the rest of group is sent to retrieve Rusty and Skids.

(X-Force I#1) - At the Mutant Liberation Front's headquarters, Thumbelina was ordered by Stryfe to contact Zero in order to have the other members of the team teleported to safety.

(X-Factor I#77) - Thumbelina and her teammates Forearm, Tempo, Wildside, and Reaper were teleported inside a secured facility where her brother Slab and his associate in the Nasty Boys, Hairbag, were kept. While her allies battled the guards, Thumbelina rushed off to find Slab. She was able to sneak up to a guard unnoticed, growing to full height and knocking him unconscious. She then found Slab and escaped through one of Zero's portals.

(X-Men II#15) - During a battle with the X-Men, Thumbelina witnessed her only friend in the MLF, Dragoness, get knocked out of the sky by Rogue. Slab tried to console Thumbelina, but the pair were immediately defeated by Iceman, who encased them in ice.

(X-Force II#4) - Thumbelina and the newly re-formed Mutant Liberation Front stood beside the new Stryfe as he killed the Administrator.

(X-Force II#5) - The Mutant Liberation Front allied themselves with X-Force to battle Skornn.

(X-Force II#6 - BTS) - Thumbelina was presumably defeated in the battle with Skornn.

Comments: Created by Louise Simonson (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciller) & Bob Wiacek (inker).

  Thumbelina's real name is possibly Kristina Anderson, to go along with her brother's name Kris Anderson. However, though many online sources claim that to be her name, she has actually never been given a real name in an issue.

Married by accident! It was already known that Thumbelina was Slug's sister, but she received the same last name as Slug's teammate Hairball. With everything we know about her she is probably married to Hairball.
--Markus Raymond

Her real name was revealed as Kristina Suggs in the Mutant Liberation Front's profile in OHotMU A-Z Hardcover#8.

Profile by Nyssane.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Thumbelina has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
X-Force I#1, p11 (main image)
X-Factor I#77, p10 (using powers)
X-Force II#4, p23 (most recent appearance)


Appearances:
New Mutants I#86-87 (February-March, 1990) - Louise Simonson (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciller), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#1 (August, 1991) - Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciller, inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#77 (April, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Larry Stroman (penciller), Al Milgrom (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#15 (December, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (penciller), Mark Pennington (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force II#4-5 (January-February, 2005) - Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciller, inker), Mike Marts (editor)


Last updated: 01/29/06

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