Real Name: Marilyn Hannah
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Lunch lady (member of Xavier Institute cafeteria staff)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Xavier Institute student body, X-Men (Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Iceman/Robert Drake, Northstar/Jean-Paul Beaubier, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue/Anna Marie, most likely all others), Sanji Yamamoto
Enemies: Brotherhood of Mutants (Avalanche/Dominikos Petrakis, Black Tom/Thomas Cassidy, Exodus/Bennet du Paris, Mammomax/Maximus Jensen, Sabretooth/Victor Creed)
Known Relatives: Unidentified mother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, New York, U.S.A.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#429 (October, 2003)
Powers/Abilities: Marilyn possessed no apparent superhuman abilities, save for two extra, functional arms she could use to increase her productivity considerably. She had no discernible difficulty controlling the extra limbs and was also able to use them, albeit in a limited capacity, for combat. Having two extra limbs increased the impact of her punches to well beyond baseline human level.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Light brown
(X-Men II#164 (fb) - BTS) - Marilyn's mother named her newborn baby girl after Marilyn Monroe because she felt the child was just as beautiful as the late actress.
(X-Men II#164 (fb) - BTS) - Marilyn grew two extra arms during puberty and though society might have considered the girl a freak, her mother kept loving her and consistently told her how beautiful she was. Despite this, Marilyn gained quite a bit of weight from overeating to cope with the stress of being tormented and teased at school for her appearance.
(X-Men II#164 (fb) - BTS) - After Marilyn's mother died, she was contacted by Charles Xavier who offered her a home and a job at his Institute for Higher Learning. Marilyn befriended Northstar at one point.
(Uncanny X-Men I#429) - Preparing the day's lunch, Marilyn's colleague Sanji Yamamoto asked her to grab a couple of twenty-pound bags of hamburger out of the freezer. Marilyn and Sanji were surprised to find Iceman inside, experiencing a side effect of his secondary mutation.
(X-Men II#157) - Marilyn was serving lunch to Rogue and Gambit when Havok gave a tour of the school to new arrivals Sammy Pare and Josh Guthrie.
(X-Men II#164) - When the Brotherhood of Mutants
invaded the Xavier Institute, Black Tom Cassidy attacked and captured
Rogue with his vines. Hoping to rescue Rogue, Marilyn grabbed two
frying pans and attacked Black Tom, managing to break off his head.
However, the villain's plantlike form easily withstood the attack,
effortlessly regenerating itself and trapping Marilyn with his vines.
He then proceeded to squeeze the life out of her, all the while mocking
Marilyn's apparent lack of personal hygiene in order to upset the still
trapped Rogue. Continuing his perverse torture, Tom asked Rogue if she
even knew the lunch lady's name, reveling in the fact the X-Man didn't.
Northstar did, however. Screaming Marilyn's name while storming Black
Tom at superhuman speed, Northstar seemingly shattered Black Tom on
impact. Northstar then pummeled Tom with a series of lightning fast
punches while telling him who Marilyn was and what kind of life she'd
led. Even though Black Tom was defeated, Marilyn's injuries proved
Comments: Created by Chuck Austen (writer) and Philip Tan (pencils).
In her first appearance, she was just called Hannah and in her final appearance she was called Marilyn. According to the Xavier Institute entry of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z I#13 (2008), Marilyn Hannah is her full name.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Uncanny X-Men I#429, p6, pan4 (main image)
X-Men II#164, p4, pan2 (attacking Black Tom)
X-Men II#164, p12, pan1,2&3 (killed)
Uncanny X-Men I#429 (October, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Philip Tan (pencils), Mike Marts, Annie Thornton (editors)
X-Men II#157 (July, 2004) - Chuck Austen (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men II#164 (January, 2005) - Chuck Austen (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Mike Marts, Stephanie Moore, Sean Ryan (editors)
Last updated: 09/08/14
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