Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Charnoff

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Head of the St. Joan Orphanage

Group Membership: St. Joan Orphanage staff

Affiliations: Madrox (James Madrox), Layla Miller, Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)

Enemies: None (though she was quite frightened by Wolfsbane)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Ma'am" (name called by Layla Miller)

Base of Operations: The St. Joan Orphanage, the Bowery, New York, USA

First Appearance: X-Factor III#6 (June, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Mrs. Charnoff had no superhuman powers but she was very adamant about handling paperwork the proper, legal way.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: (X-Factor III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Mrs. Charnoff ran the St. Joan Orphanage in the Bowery section of New York, where Layla Miller had been taken when her parents died in an auto accident. After some incidents involving the mutant Layla and some of the other kids freaking out, Layla ran away and Mrs. Charnoff grew worried about Layla's disappearance, unaware that Layla had actually ran away by choice. A short time later, Layla Miller phoned Mrs. Charnoff, who immediately rushed to Layla.

(X-Factor III#6) - Finding Layla sitting on the stoop of the X-Factor Investigations building in Mutant Town, Mrs. Charnoff found herself relieved that X-Factor Investigations had been taking care of Layla. After briefly explaining to the nearby Wolfsbane about Layla's past incidents with the other orphans due to her mutant nature, Charnoff commented that she knew there wouldn't be any future incidents since Layla had lost her mutant powers. Charnoff then took Layla back to the orphanage, where Charnoff happily welcomed Layla back despite the other kids not being so thrilled. Unsure of what to think about Layla leaving, Wolfsbane informed her teammate Madrox and the two decided to pay a visit to St. Joan's Orphanage, where they asked Mrs. Charnoff to see Layla. Mrs. Charnoff nervously explained that it wasn't a good time to see Layla but Madrox and Wolfsbane pressed and Wolfsbane eventually decided to transform into her wolf form and picked up Layla's scent. Soon tracking Layla to one of the orphanage's rooms, Wolfsbane and Madrox found Layla's face covered in bruises. Returning to Mrs. Charnoff, Madrox and Wolfsbane explained their plans to take Layla back with them. Mrs. Charnoff somewhat condescendingly informed them that she could not legally turn Layla over to a non-existent family and that Madrox and Wolfsbane would have to be vetted before she could turn Layla over to them. She continued, stating that she was quite certain Madrox and Wolfsbane would not be approved as foster posters for Layla and explained that Layla was essentially stuck at St. Joan's until she was of age. Wolfsbane replied that they would fight St. Joan's attempts to keep Layla and Charnoff responded that they would lose the legal fight. Before Madrox and Wolfsbane left, Charnoff nervously commented that she "hoped" Layla did not escape again, as it was easy to leave unobserved and that if Layla escaped on her own or in the company of adults, Charnoff would know where to begin looking. She further mentioned that with all of the paperwork piling up on her desk, Charnoff wasn't sure when she would have a chance to report Layla's disappearance and that she could slip through the cracks. Picking Mrs. Charnoff's not-too-subtle hints, Madrox and Wolfsbane returned to X-Factor Investigations with Layla Miller in tow.

Comments: Created by Peter David and Dennis Calero.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Mrs. Charnoff has no KNOWN connections to:

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X-Factor III#6, p6, pan3 (Mrs. Charnoff, main image)
X-Factor III#6, p21, pan7 (Mrs. Charnoff, head shot)

X-Factor III#6 (June, 2006) - Peter David (writer), Dennis Calero (art), Andy Schmidt (editor)

Last updated: 07/14/15

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