WHITEOUT

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (Savage Land) mutate

Occupation: Subservient

Group MembershipSavage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Leash, Lupa, Lupo, Vertigo, Worm)
formerly Superia's Femizons (Anaconda, Arclight, Battleaxe, Blackbird, Black Lotus, Bloodlust, Bombshell, Chimera, Dansen Macabre, Dragoness, Dragonfly, Elektra, Ferocia, Frenzy, Gladiatrix, Golddigger, Gypsy Moth, Ice Princess, Impala, Ion, Iron Maiden, Karisma, Knockout, Mindblast, MODAM, Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Mysteria, Nightshade, Pink Pearl, Poundcakes, Princess Python, Quicksand, Screaming Mimi, Snapdragon, Steel Wind, Titania, Vapor, Vertigo, Water Witch, Whiplash, Wrangler, Yellowjacket (Rita Demara)

Affiliations: Electro (Max Dillon), Sauron, Scorcher, Zaladane

Enemies: Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Nick Fury, Hauk'ka (Kaidan, Ma'sa'no, Raina, others), Ka-Zar, Magneto, Paladin, Polaris, Rogue, Saurians (C'rel, Jimi, M'kai, S'gur, Viri, others), SHIELD, Wolverine, X-23, X-Men (Beast (Hank McCoy), Bishop, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Havok, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Nightcrawler, Phoenix (Jean Grey-Summers), Psylocke, Rogue, Sage, Storm, Thunderbird (Neal Shaara)), Zabu

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Savage Land

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men#249 (Late September, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Whiteout can give off a bright flash of blinding light that leaves her opponents effectively snow-blind, a condition when their retinas can temporarily only perceive the color white, making them uncapable of seeing anything. She once used a Black Lotus flower to sap the will of an opponent.

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 144 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History:

(Uncanny X-Men#249 (fb) - BTS) - Brainchild created a new Mutate, Whiteout, bestowing powers upon one of the indigenous savages from the Savage Land, just as the other Mutates had been created by Magneto. Zaladane took control of the Mutates in the Savage Land.

(Uncanny X-Men#249) - Zaladane sent a group of warriors to Punta Arenas, Chile, to apprehend Polaris, and the soldiers slaughtered everyone in sight. The X-Men (Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Psylocke) arrived to defend and the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Gaza, Whiteout) attacked. Though Whiteout had initially blinded the X-Men, the Mutates were swiftly defeated. Surrounded by warriors, Zaladane apprehended Polaris, keeping her in check with a Black Lotus flower, and she promised to leave the city if the X-Men would release the Mutates to her.

(Uncanny X-Men#250 - BTS) - The X-Men traveled to the Savage Land and retrieved Polaris, defeating the Mutates, but Whiteout was nowhere to be seen during the battle.

(Uncanny X-Men#274 (fb) - BTS) - Zaladane began amassing power across the Savage Land. She took over the High Evolutionary's former base, took control of the Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo, Whiteout, Worm), and constructed several towers across that Savage Land that would draw in magnetic power, increasing her own abilities. Worm, of the Mutates, began capturing several natives and turning them to Zaladane's will. In time, she had control of much of the Savage Land, her power slowly increasing, and she sought to gain even more. When Nick Fury and a SHIELD transport came to investigate, Zaladane struck them down, then made it so no electronics (beyond those maintained by her or their own generators) could be used.

(Uncanny X-Men#274) - One of Zaladane's war parties, led by Barbarus, Amphibius, and Whiteout, attacked Ka-Zar, Zabu, a weakened Magneto, and a powerless Rogue. The group was quickly defeated and Magneto threatened to kill Barbarus unless more information about Zaladane's plans was revealed, but Whiteout begged for his life, willingly revealing the information. Magneto left the group buried in a cave.

(Uncanny X-Men#275) - Magneto stopped the Mutates and killed Zaladane.

(Captain America I#387 - BTS) - Whiteout was among the dozens of female villains hired by Superia to join the Femizons team. She received a hundred thousand dollars and boarded went on a cruise with the other women.

(Captain America I#388 - BTS) - A fight between Anaconda and Quicksand broke out on the ship deck with several others watching.

(Captain America I#389) - In costume, the women all attended a power pageant and watched Impala and Screaming Mimi perform before Ferocia sensed Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Paladin onboard.

(Captain America I#390) - The women attacked en masse and buffeted the two men until they were captured.

(Captain America I#391) - Superia addressed the women about her plans to rule the Earth with them, proposing a future where women were supreme. 

(Captain America I#392) - Captain America and Paladin managed to stop Superia's plans. Ferocia, Ice Princess, Iron Maiden, and Whiteout caught Asp and Diamondback trying to liberate Paladin, and Whiteout swiftly blinded them, only to be taken down by a stray blast from the Asp. They managed to escape in the villainesses' costumes, Paladin wearing Whiteout's.

(X-Men Unlimited I#6 (fb) - BTS) - Sauron took control of the Mutates (Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo, Whiteout, Worm) and, growing mentally unstable, sought a stable energy source for his hunger. He ordered Whiteout and Worm to capture Havok and return him to the Savage Land. Sauron had many natives captured and brought before him, so that he could drain their lives. Whiteout and Worm were sent to America in a restored Pangean ship (that Brainchild had restored) to capture Havok. Worm covered Havok in his slime, controlling him into accompanying back to the Savage Land. Brainchild, meanwhile, worked to set up an energy draining system for Sauron to place Havok in.

(X-Men Unlimited I#6) - As they flew back into the Savage Land, their ship crashed and Havok began to roam free. Worm wasn't worried, but Whiteout suggested they hurry and find him as she worried about Sauron's stability. Worm and Whiteout found Havok and moved through the Pangean tunnels into the Savage Land, with three X-Men (Cyclops, Phoenix (Jean Grey-Summers), Polaris) pursuing them.  After they returned Havok to Brainchild, Sauron entered and was eager to feed, despite Brainchild's warnings to pace himself, but chose to use Havok as bait when he sensed the other X-Men near. After Sauron defeated the heroes, Whiteout used a Black Lotus flower to knock Cyclops out, then Brainchild set Cyclops and Havok up in the machine to drain their energy while the Mutates looked on. Sauron continued to struggle with insanity, causing Barbarus to question him more. Sauron drained the energy too quickly, and Brainchild could not shut the machine down. Sauron began to transform with too much power. Polaris and Phoenix attacked, destroying the machine and freeing their allies. Brainchild took immediate control of the Mutates and allowed the X-Men to depart. Sauron was soon defeated and left a mindless beast.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (fb) - BTS) - Brainchild took control of the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Gaza, Leash, Lupa, Vertigo, Whiteout) and plotted to get revenge on the X-Men (Beast (Henry McCoy), Bishop, Rogue, Sage, Storm, Thunderbird (Neal Shaara)), luring many of them to the Savage Land, and to gain as much power as possible.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3) - Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupa, and Whiteout looked on as Leash tried to bring Rogue under her control, but Rogue's defenses were too strong.

(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4) - Storm, her genetics altered by Brainchild to a primal state, was ordered by Brainchild to accompany the Mutates in attacking the city. She leapt at the X-Men, slashing Sage just as Whiteout blinded the heroes, but Rogue still knocked out Whiteout. The Mutates were soon defeated and placed into custody.

(Uncanny X-Men#458 - (fb) - BTS) - When the Savage Land was overrun by the other-dimensional Hauk'ka (sentient evolved dinosaurs), the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Leash, Lupo, Vertigo, Whiteout) were freed and offered pardons in return for their help against the Hauk'ka. They allied with Ka-Zar and Zabu as well.

(Uncanny X-Men#457 - BTS) - They then met Psylocke and X-23 of the X-Men and joined forces.

(Uncanny X-Men#457) - Psylocke and X-23 lead their new allies to recently freed captives Bishop, Nightcrawler, and several humans and Saurids (including Jimi, M'kai, S'gur, and Viri). They fought off R'chel (the transformed Marvel Girl) and Ma'sa'no of the Hauk'ka.

(Uncanny X-Men#458) -A Hauk'ka hunting party immediately attacked them, and Vertigo knocked many of them from the air. The Mutates soon retreated with their allies, just before a massive weather system struck the Savage Land.

(New Avengers#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Mutates tried hiring the Scorcher to break Lykos out of jail, but he refused. They weren't aware that Scorcher notified Wolverine about this contact.

(New Avengers#2 - BTS) - In the chaos of the breakout, orchestrated by Electro, Lykos slipped quietly away and returned to the Mutates.

(New Avengers#4 - BTS) - The New Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)) thought the Mutates were behind the breakout. To apprehend Lykos, they traveled to the Savage Land, where Wolverine was also.

(New Avengers#5) - The heroes were attacked by a group of mutated primates, then put to sleep by Vertigo (who was red and blue and had different powers, able to command the heroes to sleep, and seemingly able to shut their powers down temporarily). They woke up in the base of the Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Lupo, Vertigo, Whiteout, Worm), naked and in restraints. Soon, Iron Man managed to summon his armor and blow up Brainchild's machine, then opened fire on the Mutates. Sauron was later re-arrested.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams.

Whiteout has a small entry in the Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men and a full entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update'89#8.

Profile by Chadman.

Whiteout has no known connections to


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Captain America I#392, p7, pan2 (main)
Uncanny X-Men#249, p17, pan1 (2nd)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4, p5, pan5 (3rd)


Appearances:
Uncanny X-Men#249 (Late September, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#250 (Early October, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Mark Silvestri (penciler), Steve Leialoha (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#274-275 (March-April, 1991) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Lee (penciler), Scott Williams (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Captain America I#387-392 (July-September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#6 (September, 1994) - John Francis Moore, Paul Smith (writers), Mandel Alves Flor, Fabio Laguna, Al Rio, Eddie Wagner (pencilers), Ralph Cabrera, Keith Champagne, John Lowe, Mark McKenna, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, Tim Townsend (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (November, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (penciler), Danny Miki & Lary Stucker (inkers), Matt Hicks & Mark Powers (editors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2-4 (December, 2001-February, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Sharpe (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Matt Hicks & Mark Powers (editors)
Uncanny X-Men#457-459 (May-July, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
New Avengers#2 (February, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki, Mark Morales (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#4-5 (April-May, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 09/04/07

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