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BOGGIES

Classification: Extradimensional

Location/Base of Operations: Earth-5311 ("Dimension of Floating Cities")

Known Members: None named

Affiliations: Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)

Enemies: Jinjav Sabree, Shagreen the Sorcerer and his minions (notably the Empty Men)

First Appearance: Nightcrawler I#2 (December, 1985);

(first mentioned in Nightcrawler I#1 (November, 1985))

Powers/Abilities: Boggies have the ability to teleport and hide unseen within mirrors. Although they had small wings under their arms, they displayed no flight capabilities.

Traits: Boggies are curious but greedy, and like to explore. They display limited intelligence and speak in a simplified yet idiosyncratic language. They seemed to be raised when young in a nest. Boggies stand about 4' tall, but are usually hunched over.

History:

(Nightcrawler I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Boggies had developed a bad reputation and were forbidden from approaching the local royalty. Shagreen the Sorcerer sought to learn how the Boggies were able to teleport. Using magic that nullified their teleporting powers, Shagreen was able to trap three of them who had secretly boarded his flying ship out of curiosity. The three hid within a mirror from Shagreen's minions, but watched what occurred on the other side of the mirror.

(Nightcrawler I#2) - Seeing Nightcrawler bound up and recognizing some physical similarities, the three Boggies emerged from the mirror and bargained with Nightcrawler his release if he would destroy the source of Shagreen's magic so that the Boggies could escape. Nightcrawler agreed but the Boggies were frightened by Lockheed the dragon's sudden roar. The Boggies showed Nightcrawler where Shagreen was about to sacrifice the princess, Jinjav Sabree, but deliberately did not warn him of the giant stone serpentine guardians that protected Shagreen.

(Nightcrawler I#2 - BTS) - Nightcrawler's destruction of Shagreen's magic staff allowed the three Boggies to escape.

(Nightcrawler I#2) - With Nightcrawler and Lockheed vanishing through a dimensional portal, the three Boggies stealthily approached Sabree.

Comments: Created by Dave Cockrum (writer & artist).

Boggie seemed to be a derisive term in this dimension with a running gag in this limited series that Nightcrawler was (not) a Boggie, despite similar physical characteristics and powers.

Boggies may be an extradimensional counterpart to Bamfs. They may even have a connection to Nightcrawler's father, Azazel, who sought to populate Earth-616 with his offspring.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Boggies name have no known connections to


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Nightcrawler I#2, p6, pan4 (main image)

p4, pan5 (chatting threesome)


Appearances:
Nightcrawler I#2 (December, 1985) - Dave Cockrum (writer & artist), Ann Nocenti (editor)


Last updated: 10/12/10

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