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GLAMOUR

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (Genosha) mutant (depowered)

Occupation: Former terrorist

Group Membership: Unus' gang (Caiman, Hub, Lightning Rod, Shocker/Randall Darby, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Toad-In-Waiting, Unus the Untouchable/Gunther Bain)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Chimère, "Excalibur" (Book/Annika, Broadband, Callisto, Freakshow/Kevin, Shola Inkosi, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Omega Sentinel/Karima Shapandar, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Wicked), Genoshan Magistrates

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
                                  formerly Genosha

First Appearance: Excalibur III#1 (July, 2004)

Powers/Abilities: Glamour possessed the psychokinetic mutant ability to animate her hair (see comments).

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

Glamour fighting!

History:

(Excalibur III#1 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed ways, the mutant known only as Glamour came to live on Genosha, possibly some time after Cassandra Nova's Sentinels devastated the island. She joined up with Unus the Untouchable who felt he was the uncrowned ruler of the decimated mutant population.

(Excalibur III#1) - From his headquarters inside the head of the abandoned giant Sentinels left on Genosha, Unus spotted Charles Xavier's arrival on the island. Acting on rumors the coffin Xavier was dragging along contained the body of Magneto, Unus rallied Glamour and the others to go teach "baldy" who really owns the island. Unus led Glamour and the gang against Xavier and his new allies Freakshow and Wicked. However, Xavier had telepathically taken control of Glamour and her fellow teammates, leaving them paralyzed while Freakshow turned into a giant monster and swallowed Unus. Xavier and his companions continued on their way.


(Excalibur III#2) -
Glamour and the others returned to their headquarters to discuss the defeat and loss of Unus. They were joined by fellow members Toad, Hub and Toad-In-Waiting who were convinced Unus would survive this ordeal though Hub wondered if they should take him back as their leader. Some time later, after Unus proved indigestible and was vomited out by Freakshow, Caiman and the others attacked their leader whose forcefield withstood all their blows, proving he still had what it takes to lead them. Unus swore vengeance on Xavier and his allies.

(Excalibur III#3 - BTS) – One of Glamour's fellow gang members, Hack, left with the teleporting mutant Hub to free two superhumans (Shola Inkosi and Karima Shapandar) kept in stasis by the Genoshan Magistrates. When the island’s former peace-keeping force realized what they'd done, they mounted a full scale attack to get their property back.

(Excalibur III#4) -
Believing the battalion of Magistrates attacking Genosha were trying to regain control of the island, Unus led Glamour and the others against them. Though they fought bravely, in the end, the Magistrates threatened to overpower them. The day was saved by the arrival of Shola Inkosi and the Prime Sentinel Karima Shapandar who took out all the Magistrates. Xavier took the soldiers prisoner, which didn't sit well with Unus who took Glamour and his other troops to confront Charles in his beachside headquarters. Unus demanded that the professor handed his prisoners over to him, claiming there was no law on the island. Xavier, flanked by Magneto, Callisto, Karima and his young allies, told off Unus and made him turn away.

(Excalibur III#5 - BTS) - Plagued by nightmares of the Sentinels' carnage on Genosha, the mildly telepathic combat telekinetic Shola Inkosi went on a midnight run. In the end, he was so overwhelmed by the images of death and destruction he involuntarily picked up that he released a massive telekinetic blast at the giant Sentinels that still stood like skyscrapers on the island. The blast rocked the construction, waking Glamour and the others who briefly believed they were under attack.

(Excalibur III#8) - Eager to start rebuilding Genosha, Xavier realized he needed the help of Unus and his gang. Early one morning, he had Shola fly up to their Sentinel statue headquarters to rouse Unus, Glamour and the others. They watched as Xavier's forces started to clear out the ruined buildings to make room for new houses and farmland. Xavier officially asked Unus and his followers to join them, but they laughed in his face. When Xavier left, they agreed to wait around for Charles to do all the work before they took it all away from him.

(House of M#8 - BTS) - Glamour was one of the victims of the Scarlet Witch's reality altering spell that reduced the millions of gene active mutants to less than 300 worldwide.

(New Avengers I#17 - BTS) - Glamour's mutant energies became part of the Collective (Michael Pointer).

(New Avengers I#18 - BTS) - SHIELD analyzed the Collective's multiple energy signatures and traced them back to Glamour and 50+ other former mutants who had all lost their powers on M-Day.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks).

Not only did Glamour never exhibit her powers on panel, she wasn't even named nor did she have any dialogue... Talk about a stereotypical background character! It was only through an interview with Excalibur artist Aaron Lopresti that her codename and the most basic of power descriptions were revealed.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Glamour should not be confused with


images: (without ads)
Excalibur III#1, p13, pan6 (main image)
Excalibur III#4, p8, pan4 (fighting Magistrates)


Appearances:
Excalibur III#1 (July, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#2 (August, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#4 (October, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#5 (November, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#8 (February, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
House of M#8 (December, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Oliver Coipel (pencils), John Dell, Scott Hanna & Tim Townsend (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#17 (May, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#18 (June, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 07/09/2015
Last Updated: 07/05/2015

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