Real Name: Kevin (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Boomer (Tabitha Smith), Billy, Patty,
Toby, other unnamed fellow students
Enemies: None (though he probably wouldn't
have liked the High Evolutionary too much)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: San Francisco, California
First Appearance: X-Force I#101 (April, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: "Freakshow" possessed the mutant
ability to fly. He was unusually small for his age.
Height: 4'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 100 lbs. (by approximation)
(X-Force I#101 (fb) - BTS) - As a kid, Kevin was often bullied because of his small size. When he discovered he was a mutant with the power of flight, he would occasionally use this ability to show off in front of friends and classmates.
(X-Force I#101 - BTS) - The High Evolutionary used his
scientific genius to depower all the gene active mutants on Earth. As a
result, Kevin and millions of others suddenly found themselves without
their special abilities.
(X-Force I#101) - Completely unaware he was no longer able to fly, Kevin tried his familiar stunt the next day by jumping off the playground's monkey bars only to fall flat on his face. Most of his classmates mocked "Freakshow" and walked off, only fellow student Patty bothered to check on him. Thoroughly embarrassed, Kevin dismissed her concerns and ran off to a nearby park where he once again tried to fly by jumping off a bench. He hit the ground once again and was spotted by Boomer (out on a stroll to cope with the loss of her own power and the fact Cannonball was injured when he lost his). Though Kevin was initially dismissive, he eventually broke down crying and had a heart-to-heart with Tabitha. Hoping it would comfort him, Smith assured Kevin from personal experience that he was a lot better off not having powers. Distraught over having lost the one thing that ever made him special, he ran off again.
(X-Force I#101 - BTS) - From a nearby bush, Patty had observed the encounter. The next day at school, Kevin announced he planned to jump off a nearby water tower, convinced he would fly. Concerned for his well being, Patty sought out Tabitha and warned her.
(X-Force I#101) - A crowd gathered to see Kevin jump, cheering "Freakshow" on. Tabitha raced to reach Kevin in time, climbing the tower and trying to talk some sense into the boy. She explained she had a friend, Sam, who also lost his flying powers. While they were talking, Kevin lost his balance and almost fell off the tower. Tabitha grabbed him in time and succeeded in talking him down. By then, the crowd had dispersed, annoyed there wouldn't be a show. The following night, still without his powers, Kevin once again sat on the monkey bars, dreaming of flying.
Comments: Created by Joseph Harris (writer), Steven Harris (pencils), Rick Ketchum (inks).
In all likelihood, Kevin regained his powers after the
X-Men fought and defeated the High Evolutionary in X-Men
II#99. His fate following M-Day remains unrevealed.
Profile by Norvo.
"Freakshow" should not be confused with
images: (without ads)
X-Force I#101, p22, pan5 (main image)
X-Force I#101, p13, pan4 (tries to fly)
X-Force I#101 (April, 2000) - Joseph Harris (writer), Steven Harris (pencils), Rick Ketchum (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
First Posted: 07/26/2015
Last updated: 07/18/2015
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