Real Name: Terry Raymond
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Student, adventurer
Group Membership: X-Men (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Wolverine)
Affiliations: Gary, Sylvia
Known Relatives: Unidentified parents (deceased)
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute; formerly Queens, New York
First Appearance: X-Men in: Life Lessons (2002)
Powers/Abilities: T-Ray possesses bio-vibratory powers, which he can emit in short blasts that create seismic-like effects.
(X-Men in: Life Lessons (fb)-BTS) - After his mutant
powers manifested, Terry felt like an outsider and even wanted to die.
He was found by Professor X, who brought the orphan to the Xavier
Institute, where Terry joined the X-Men as T-Ray.
(X-Men in: Life Lessons) - T-Ray and the rest of the
X-Men fought a Sentinel, and after T-Ray blasted it with his mutant
powers, it almost fell on him before he was teleported to safety by
Nightcrawler. After they returned to the Institute, Professor X
lectured T-Ray. Intent on proving himself, T-Ray sneaked into the
Danger Room late at night and started a training session. However, it
went awry and some equipment blew up, burning Terry's face. He
was taken to the med-lab.
T-Ray spent the next month as a
reclusive in his room, upset over his facial deformities (his powers
also no longer worked properly due to psychological blocks).
Nightcrawler tried to give him advice, but Terry asked to be left
alone. He left the Institute the following day and returned to Queens,
where he went back to high school. He tried his best to keep his scars
covered, but a teacher, not realizing Terry's injuries, had him remove
his cap and glasses in the classroom, to the horror of his fellow
students. As he later tried to ignore fellow schoolmates mocking
him, he was telepathically contacted by Professor X. He told Xavier to
leave him alone. A girl at school named Sylvia became interested in him
and sat with him at lunch, asking about how he got his scars. He also
made friends with a boy named Gary. While practicing basketball, Terry
was approached by Magneto to join his Brotherhood of Mutants. Terry
declined, and Magneto went to attack him for doing so, but the X-Men
arrived, having wanted to check on the boy, and engaged Magneto in
battle. Magneto easily handled the mutants until T-Ray stepped in and
blasted him, his powers having returned. Unable to handle the combined
attack, Magneto fled. T-Ray was welcomed back into the X-Men, and they
rushed off to save a young mutant in Kansas from Sentinels.
Created by Joe Casey and John Paul Leon.
This one-shot was produced by Marvel
in association with the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, a
non-profit organization that helps seriously ill children. You can find
out more about them at www.starlight.org.
There's no reason this advenure
can't be considered in-continuity. There was a small window of time
after the X-Men adopted the leather jacket look that Magneto was "still
alive" (before he was killed, then revealed not to be dead, but that's
neither here nor there). T-Ray could have had the one Sentinel
adventure, then the thing in Kansas before opting to stay in public
high school, since he had managed to make friends and get past his
Thanks to Jeph York for providing the credits.
The only artistic credit anywhere in
the book was on the cover: The penciler's initials are J.P.
T-Ray has no known connections to
X-Men in: Life Lessons, cover (main image)
page 7, panel 3 (unmasked)
page 4, panel 2 (pre-burn look)
X-Men in: Life Lessons (2002) - Joe Casey (writer), John Paul Leon (artist), Mark Powers & CB Cebulski (editors)
Last updated: 10/22/07
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