Real Name: Eliot (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human, citizen of the United States
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Generation X (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, M/Monet St. Croix, Skin/Angelo Espinoza, Synch/Everett Thomas), Mr. Lorenzano
Enemies: Nanny, Orphan Maker (Peter), the police
Known Relatives: His parents (names unrevealed)
Aliases: "Monster boy" (insult used by the cops)
Base of Operations: Faybrook, Maine, USA
First Appearance: Generation X I#4 (February, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Eliot possessed no known mutant powers. Because of a series of birth defects, possibly elephantitis, he had a monstrous appearance. He had a misshapen, oversized head and upperbody, along with a sizable hump on his back. His arms were extended, ending in long, clawlike hands. His left arm was in a sling. He could seemingly open only his left eye and was suffering from premature baldness. On top of that, he appeared to have either a speech defect or trouble breathing, his speech was interpunctuated with heavy groans.
Height: 6'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Black (balding)
History: (Generation X I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Eliot was born with a form
of elephantitis that distorted his body. Because of his monstrous
appearance, people in his hometown of Faybrook, Maine, thought he was a
mutant. Due to this misconception, concerned parents complained about Eliot going
to school with their children. That led to Eliot being barred from
attending classes by the board. Only Eliot's teacher, Mr. Lorenzano,
stood up for the boy. Because of his own heart condition, he knew what
it felt like to be excluded. However, despite his plea to the board,
Eliot was refused readmittance. Frustrated and furious, he returned to
the school and held his class hostage.
(Generation X I#4 - BTS) - The hostage situation caused the authorities to close down Faybrook, redirecting all incoming traffic around the town. To prevent a panic, the police claimed the bridge was closed. Generation X, who happened to be on a field trip in the area with Banshee, quickly realized there was something else going on when M pointed out to them there was no bridge near Faybrook. They decided to sneak into the town to find out what was going on. At the same time, Nanny and the Orphan-Maker learned of Eliot's situation. Because of recent budget cuts, they were working with sub-par equipment and couldn't confirm if the boy was a mutant but Orphan-Maker was sent to recruit him anyway.
X I#4) - As the hostage situation inside the school continued, Eliot
grew more frustrated and desperate. His teacher tried to reason with
him while keeping his former classmates calm. The police called on
Eliot's parents to try and coax their son out of the building, which
had been surrounded with troops and snipers but he refused to listen to
any of them. Meanwhile, Generation X quietly made their way to the
school and were on time to fight off Orphan-Maker, who tried to kill
Eliot's parents as a first step to recruiting him. Orphan-Maker's fight
against Gen X allowed Jubilee to sneak into the school undetected in an
attempt to defuse the situation with this "monster boy" as both the
police and bystanders had called Eliot. When she reached the classroom,
she found Eliot cradling the body of Mr. Lorenzano, who couldn't handle
the stress and had suffered a fatal heart attack. In the aftermath, the
authorities took charge of the situation while Generation X left,
saddened by the situation and Eliot's plight.
Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils) and Mark Buckingham (inks).
Deck the halls with elephantitis...falalala... Man, the story of Eliot, the little hostage boy who only wanted to go to school and wound up killing the one person there who cared for him was one heck of a depressing Christmas story.
Profile by Norvo.
Eliot should not be confused with
The parents of the misshapen teenage boy Eliot were called by the authorities when their son took hostages inside the high school that refused to teach him. They tried to reason with their son, aware they hadn't been the perfect parents, but he refused to listen to them. Not too long after that, they were targeted by the Orphan-Maker, who had come to "rescue" Eliot. The armored assassin would have killed the couple if not for the intervention of Banshee and Generation X, who defended them long enough for the Orphan-Maker to flee.
-- Generation X I#4
Mr. Lorenzano was the only teacher at Eliot's school who stood up for the disfigured boy. Because of his heart condition, he knew what it was like to feel ostracized and pleaded with the school board on Eliot's behalf, promising him that he would always be there to teach him. When the board denied Eliot access to the school, the furious boy returned and held Lorenzano's class hostage. The ensuing stalemate between the desperate Eliot and the authorities outside caused the well-meaning teacher so much stress that he suffered a fatal heart attack before the matter could be resolved. The inconsolable Eliot was discovered by Jubilee, cradling his teacher's body as he wept bitter tears.
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Generation X I#4, p5, pan2 (main image)
Generation X I#4, p13, pan2 (closeup)
Generation X I#4, p16, pans3,4,5,6 (Eliot's parents)
Generation X I#4, p5, pans4&5 (Mr Lorenzano)
Generation X I#4 (February, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Last updated: 06/22/15
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