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ADVOCATES

Membership: Boggart (Robin Wise), Naiad (Aurelie Sabayon), Pinpoint (Gerard Cooper), Trovao (Pedro de Noli), Umbra (Patrick Nesbitt), Xenon (Shaun Kennedy)

Purpose: X-Men training squad for learning to control and develop their mutant powers

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Rogue (Anna Marie, advisor)

Enemies: None

Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Westchester County, New York

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#444 (July, 2004)

 

Advocates enter Danger RoomHistory:

(Uncanny X-Men I#444 - BTS) - After manifesting their powers, the six mutant teens who would make up the Advocates enrolled at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. There, they were selected to join one of the special training squads, each mentored by one of the X-Men. They were placed on the Advocates, led by Rogue.

Advocates watch X-Men fight Sentinels in Danger Room

(Uncanny X-Men I#444) - While giving her students a tour around the mansion's underground complex, Rogue brought the Advocates to the Danger Room where she had booked a special training session with them. However, the doors were still locked because Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Storm had taken the liberty of scheduling an impromptu session for themselves. Rogue and her students made their way to the upstairs control booth and Danger Room where they were astonished to witness the experienced X-Men tear through hordes of Sentinels.

(Decimation: House of M - The Day After#1) - Following the depowering of most mutants Husk called Aurelie's mother to inform her that Aurelie had lost her powers.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer) Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks).

Chris Claremont never got around to naming the Advocates' members and powers on panel. That information was disclosed in the Xavier's Institute entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#13.

Loki's info on the codenames:
Boggart's codename is the name of a malevolent type of elf or ogre from English folklore, which might suggest that he is English.

Naiad has another appearance, bts, in Decimation: House of M The Day After. A Naiad is a water nymph, tying to her powers.

Trovão is the Portuguese word for Thunder, which fits with his sonic boom power. Given his real name is Pedro de Noli, he is presumably either from Portugal or Brazil (there are other countries that speak Portuguese, ex-colonies of Portugal, but those are the two where people still tend to have recognisably Portuguese names).

Umbra's codename is Latin, and means shadow, which ties to his darkness control.

Xenon is a noble gas, and is used in flash lamps, arc lamps and lasers, which ties to his ability to generate light.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Advocates have no known connections to


Boggart

Boggart


Real Name: Robin Wise
Identity/Class: Human mutant

Powers/Abilities: Enhanced strength and green skin

--Uncanny X-Men I#444



Naiad

Naiad


Real Name: Aurelie Sabayon
Identity/Class: Human mutant

Powers/Abilities: Breathes water

(Decimation: X-Men - The Day After#1) - Husk called Aurelie's mother to inform her that Aurelie had lost her powers.

--Uncanny X-Men I#444 (Decimation: House of M - The Day After#1



Pinpoint

Pinpoint


Real Name: Gerard Cooper
Identity/Class: Human mutant

Powers/Abilities: High-range telescopic vision and pink skin

--Uncanny X-Men I#444



Trovao

Trovao


Real Name: Pedro de Noli
Identity/Class: Human mutant

Powers/Abilities: Generates sonic booms

--Uncanny X-Men I#444



Umbra

Umbra


Real Name: Patrick Nesbitt
Identity/Class: Human mutant

Powers/Abilities: Controls darkness and dark grey skin

--Uncanny X-Men I#444



Xenon

Xenon


Real Name: Shaun Kennedy
Identity/Class: Human mutant

Powers/Abilities: Generates light blasts

--Uncanny X-Men I#444



images: (without ads)
Uncanny X-Men I#444, p12, pan2 (main image & head shots for individual members)
Uncanny X-Men I#444, p12, pan1 (entering the Danger Room)


Appearances:
Uncanny X-Men I#444 (July, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer) Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Decimation: House of M - The Day After#1 (January, 2006) - Chris Claremont (writer), Randy Green & Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund & Don Hillsman (inks), Mike Marts (editor)


Last updated: 05/16/08.

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