Real Name: Kristina Suggs
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: None;
formerly Mutant Liberation Front (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Dragoness/Tamara Kurtz, Forearm/Michael McCain, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb , Rusty Collins, Skids/Sally Blevins, Jon Spectre of Earth-4935, Strobe/Juliana Worthing, "Stryfe"/Domino of Earth-5014, Sumo/Jun Tenta, Tempo/Heather Tucker, Wildside/Richard Gill, Zero)
Affiliations: Beak (Barnell Bohusk), Bling! (Roxy Washington), Briquette, Domino (Neena Thurman), Doop, Eye-Boy (Trevor Hawkins), Hairbag (Shaun Suggs), Kylun (Colin McKay), Maggott (Japheth), Marrow (Sarah), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Stacy X (Miranda Leevald), Stryfe (Cable clone), Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), 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), unidentified mother
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Detroit, Michigan (place of birth)
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.
(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.
(Domino Annual I#1/4) - Thumbelina took part in the first "Mindfulness for Mutant Appearances" meeting, a support group created by Nightcrawler and Domino to help mutants with non-humanoid appearances cope with their negative body images. When Domino was late, the group started with their sharing circle Thumbelina listened while the others talked. Kylun expressed unease about the presence of villains like Thumbelina, Toad and Briquette. Nightcrawler quickly explained the group was a safe space for everyone, adding that he, as a highly decorated X-Man could deal with anyone in the room. The dust hadn't even settled when Briquette questioned why the gorgeous, regular looking Miranda Leevald was there. Thumbelina watched in awe as Miranda revealed herself to be the depowered former X-Man Stacy X. After losing her mutant powers, she'd been hanging on by a thread to find a reason not to give up. As if on cue, Domino showed up, assuring Miranda of her place amongst them. The meeting ended with the group affirmation they deserved to be alive.
Comments: Created by Louise Simonson (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciller) & Bob Wiacek (inker).
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.
Her real name was revealed as Kristina Suggs in the Mutant Liberation Front's profile in OHotMU A-Z Hardcover#8.
Profile by Clint Theron.
Thumbelina has no known connections to
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Domino Annual I#1, p25, pan3 (main image)
X-Factor I#77, p10 (using powers)
X-Force II#4, p23 (MLF)
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)
Domino Annual I#1/4 (September, 2018) - Leah Williams (writer), Natacha Bustos (pencils, inks), Chris Robinson, Jordan D. White (editor)
First Posted: 01/29/2006
Last updated: 06/01/2020
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