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Real Name: Japheth (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human mutant, citizen of South Africa

Occupation: Adventurer 

Group Membership: None;
formerly radical rebel group (Anole/Victor Borkowski, Match/Ben Hammil, Scripture, Transonic/Laurie Tromette), Selene's undead army (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Beef, Berzerker, Bevatron, Siena Blaze, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Caliban, Catseye, Fabian Cortez, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Darkstar/Laynia Petrovna, Deadbolt, Marco Delgado, Destiny/Irene Adler, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Firefist/Rusty Collins, Hemingway, Hurricane, Jetstream/Haroum ibn Sallah al-Rashid, Katu Kath, Lifeforce, Leon Matheson, Seamus Mellencamp, Negasonic Teenage Warhead/Ellie Phimister, Proteus/Kevin MacTaggert, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Rem-Ram/Marcus Daniels, Risque/Gloria Munoz, Roulette/Jennifer Stavros, Scaleface, Shinobi Shaw, Skin/Angelo Espinosa, Spoor, Spyne, Static, Stonewall, Super Sabre, Synch/Everett Thomas, Tarot/Marie-Ange Colbert, Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Tower, Unus the Untouchable/Angelo Unuscione, the Camp Verde tribe, millions of others);

formerly X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Joseph, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marrow/Sarah, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Cecilia Reyes, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James Howlett)

Affiliations: Beak (Barnell Bohusk), Bling! (Roxy Washington), Briquette, Domino (Neena Thurman), Doop, Eye-Boy (Trevor Hawkins), Sister Maria de la Joya, Generation X (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Gaia, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, M/Claudette & Nicole St. Croix, Penance/Monet St. Croix, Skin/Angelo Espinosa, Synch/Everett Thomas, White Queen/Emma Frost), Kylun (Colin McKay), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Neverland camp internees (Siena Blaze, Bulwark/Oswald Boeglin, Diamond Lil/Lilian Crawley, Random/Marshall Evan Stone III, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb, Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor, Billy Taylor, Wendy Taylor, Wildside/Richard Gill, other unidentified mutants), Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph), Stacy X (Miranda Leevald), Thumbelina (Kristina Suggs), Trish Tilby, Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)

Enemies: Afrikaner rebels, Horsemen of Salvation (Blob, Magneto, Omega Red, Storm), Hrimhari, Nanny's Ani-cyborg forces, Pilgrim, Ru'Tai, Sauron (Karl Lykos), Shadow King, Weapon X, X-Force (Archangel, Warpath, X-23), X-Man (Nate Grey)

Known Relatives: Unidentified mother and father, Daniel (brother), Lot (brother, deceased)


Base of Operations: Krakoa;
                                  formerly Japheth's safehouse, Age of X-Man pocketdimension;
                                  formerly Utopia Isle, San Francisco, California, USA;
Weapon X's Neverland camp, location unknown;
                                  formerly Massachusetts Academy, Massachusetts, USA;
                                  formerly Xavier Institute, New York, USA;
                                  formerly mobile across the world;
                                  formerly Ottoshoop, Northern Transvaal, South Africa

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#345 (June, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Maggott's mutation primarily centered around his digestive system. In his early teens, it transformed into two enormous, semi-sentient techno-organic slug-like creatures that nestled inside his stomach. Before Magneto helped Japheth's mutation along by allowing the slugs to emerge, the boy could no longer eat solid foods. As soon as the slugs emerged, Japheth nicknamed the voracious, highly intelligent creatures Eany and Meany. They were able to rapidly devour all forms of inorganic matter. As soon as they were satiated, the slugs would burrow back inside Maggott's abdomen to nourish their owner. Eany and Meanie would return by literally eating their way back inside. Though extremely painful, Japheth suffered no permanent damage from this ritual. The energy they imparted temporarily gave Maggott enhanced strength, stamina and a bulked up figure while also turning his skin blue. Maggott possessed limited psychometric abilities, as the slugs could reveal the history of everything they had eaten to him. If Maggott was separated from both Eany and Meanie for an extended period of time, he became severely malnourished and would eventually succumb to malnutrition. At first, Maggott was deeply embarrassed about his mutation, keeping how he ate a secret from his fellow X-Men.

Height: 6'8"
Weight: 350 lbs.
Eyes: Blue (red while using powers)
Hair: White

History: (X-Men II#76 (fb) ) - The boy who would become Maggott was born as Japheth in the small South African town of Ottoshoop. He had four siblings who all loved him even though he was a sickly child who barely ate and even at age 12 looked like a six year old. Misdiagnosed with stomach cancer, Japheth's alleged medical condition required special medication that was a severe drain on the family's already limited income. One night, Japheth overheard his mother praying to God that his suffering would end soon for all their sakes. A few hours later, he decided to help his mother's prayer get answered by taking the family jeep and driving deep into the desert to die. When the truck gave out in the middle of the Kalahari, he was stunned to find his younger brother Daniel asleep in the back. They would have died if not for the timely arrival of Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), who sensed Japheth's distress. Using his powers, Magneto managed to jumpstart the boy's mutation, forcing Eany & Meany out into the open. The next day, Magneto returned the boys to Ottoshoop, where the Apartheid regime had caused a violent uproar in which Japheth's oldest brother Lot had been killed. Japheth's father would have been next but the boy begged Magneto to intervene and save his dad. Magneto agreed to step in and massacred the racist government forces. Horrified, Japheth denounced Magneto's ways. The master of magnetism left the boy to fend for himself.

(Uncanny X-Men I#345 - BTS) - Years later, Maggott set out to find Magneto hoping he could be able to cure him. One of the leads he investigated was the Guatemalan nun Maria de la Joya, who had taken care of Magneto's clone Joseph. He wasn't the only one looking for her. The robot Nanny, acting on Magneto's orders, had sent out several of her robotic minions to discover the whereabouts of Joseph. They figured out Joseph had stayed at the Holy Sepulchre orphanage and went down there to get some answers. When the creature showed up, Sister Maria managed to lure it away from the children by getting it to chase her down into the jungle.

(Uncanny X-Men I#345) - Nanny's monsters eventually caught up with De La Joya when her car broke down in the middle of the jungle. She made one final, desperate attempt to defend herself by throwing a rock at the robotic beast, which only made it madder. She was saved by the timely arrival of Maggott, who managed to defeat their common enemy with the help of his snails.

(Uncanny X-Men I#345 - BTS) - Maggott was also looking for Joseph, thinking he was the real Magneto who had helped save his life years earlier. Sister Maria told Maggott that Joseph had gone to America to find the X-Men before she returned home to her orphanage.

(Uncanny X-Men I#347) - Making his way to the United States, Maggott stopped at random places to find out what he could about Joseph's whereabouts. While he was in the small South Carolina town of Pine Bluff, he came across a number of Operation: Zero Tolerance sympathizers who didn't take too kindly to odd looking strangers asking questions about "the fella that caused all that trouble a few months back." Eager for answers but not for a fight, Maggott ordered his ravenous slugs to demolish the good ol' boys' truck. Thoroughly intimidated, they ran off, leaving Maggott and his "pets" to consider their next move based on what they'd learned of Joseph.

(Uncanny X-Men I#349 - BTS) - Maggott used his slugs' psychometric properties to track Joseph's trail from Sister de la Joya's monastery via Pine Bluff to New York City.

(Uncanny X-Men I#349) - On top of the Empire State Building, Maggott had his slugs nibble on the binoculars of the observation deck until he relived a touching scene between Joseph and Rogue on Christmas Eve. Aware he had reached his goal, he allowed his girls to moved back inside him before setting out to find the X-Men. It didn't take long for the X-Men to find him, Psylocke picked up on the mutant's thoughts and was worried about the darkness she sensed in him. She decided to ambush and attack him, stunned to find Maggott became a blue-hued hulk with two cybernetic slugs that she didn't pick up on originally. As their fight continued near the World Trade Center, Psylocke felt forced to stab Maggott with her psychic knife. As soon as she struck, Japheth toppled over in pain and Betsy found herself overcome as well. However, his slugs went mad. Meany was ready to charge Betsy but her boyfriend Angel joined the fray in time to smack the slug away. Betsy commented that she sensed a great darkness within him (see comments).

(Uncanny X-Men I#350) - Using her Crimson Dawn-enhanced telepathy, Psylocke further investigated the emptiness that she sensed within her enemy. Melting with the shadows while Angel kept an eye on their opponent, Psylocke was surprised by Eany and Meany, who attacked just as her unpredictable shadow powers teleported all of them to Magneto's base in the Arctic (see comments). They were all quickly captured, separated and chained up. When Maggott came to, his slugs were already eating away at his bonds. Japheth then discovered he was locked up with Joseph, whom he mistook for Magneto. This angered the real Magneto, who was also in the room dressed as Erik the Red. Magneto knocked his clone out, forcing Japheth to realize that he was indeed the true Magneto. Magneto assured Maggott that if he cooperated by serving as a member of the jury during Gambit's trial, he would be allowed to go free. Maggott agreed and took his place in the box when Gambit's trial began, much to the surprise of the other X-Men and Beast's girlfriend Trish Tilby. Maggott kept quiet during the volatile trial which left the X-Men shocked to learn Gambit was responsible for helping Mr. Sinister recruit the Marauders. After the X-Men broke free and attacked "Erik the Red," forcing him to retreat, Maggott accompanied them back home.

(X-Men II#70) - Maggott and the other X-Men arrived at the Xavier Institute, only to find it stripped bare to the bones (courtesy of Bastion and Operation: Zero Tolerance). They also encountered the Juggernaut, who had brought a lawyer to lay claim to the entire estate because Xavier had seemingly vanished (although he was actually being held by OZT's forces). On top of that, Cyclops had been implanted with a techno-organic explosive that would infect all those around him should it explode. Maggott made himself useful, staring down Juggernaut and threatening to have his slugs attack him. Impressed by the young boy's chutzpah, Cain Marko decided to avoid a confrontation, commending the boy instead. Maggott proved invaluable a second time when Dr. Cecilia Reyes had surgically removed the nano-tech bomb, only for it to rush towards a premature detonation. With seconds to spare, one of Maggott's slugs consumed the explosive, digesting its payload without any ill effect. In the aftermath, Maggott happily accepted the offer to remain as one of the new X-Men and basked in the adulation. Later that night, the reality of his situation hit home when he was alone in one of the mansion's bathrooms and Eany and Meany slithered in to return inside him. He allowed the painful process to take its course, though he couldn't help but whimper a rhetorical "Oh god... help me."

(X-Men II#71) - Maggott and the others were surprised at breakfast when Marrow appeared with a giant, painful looking bone shard growing out of her forehead. She broke it off and handed it to Reyes, spoiling everyone's appetite, though Maggott didn't even have a plate. When Jean came down for breakfast, Maggott tried to smooth talk her, which didn't sit well with Cannonball, who insisted Jean was treated like a lady. He also deflected Jean's question of why he wasn't having anything to eat, slyly saying breakfast didn't agree to his gentle constitution unless it was served in bed. The mysteries of Maggott and his slugs made Jean doubt if she and Cyclops could quit the team. Later, just as Maggott and Cecilia Reyes were to go into Salem Center with Cannonball and the others, Marrow appeared to taunt them. They decided to leave Marrow behind but when Maggott pitied her, she furiously rushed into the basement. In town, Maggott and the others caught the news report of the return of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, which elicited a cheer of hope from the crowd. As fate would have it, moments after Maggott passed a homeless man in an alley on his way back with the X-Men, the demon hordes of the Ru'Tai and Pilgrimm arrived in the alley to slaughter the man. Later, back at home, Maggott, Cannonball, Beast, Storm and Cecilia Reyes saw Cyclops and Phoenix off, who had decided to leave the team after all and have a go at a normal life.

(X-Men II#72) - Maggott tried to innocently sweet talk fellow newcomer Cecilia Reyes, who at first mistook his attention for lecherous behavior. After a while, the two were playfully teasing each other, which prevented Joseph from approaching Maggott. The magnetic mutant was determined to ask Japheth why he had treated him like an old friend during their initial meeting in Antarctica, hoping this would lead to answers about Joseph's own, mostly blurry past.

(Alpha Flight II#9/Uncanny X-Men I#355) - Maggott and the other X-Men rushed out to help Wolverine when he was attacked by Alpha Flight on the way to driving the chained up Sauron to the nearest  police station. Maggott faced the mind-controlling Murmur and found that Eany and Meany no longer followed his commands as they went after the terrified girl. Seeing these strange metal slugs brought back long repressed childhood memories, causing her to collapse in fear. Before Maggott could turn his attention to the others, he was attacked by Sasquatch, who used the still chained up Sauron as an impromptu bat to knock him silly. Murmur recovered and was about to mind control Maggott when Cannonball and Flex broke up the fight, having managed to broker a truce between the teams. This led Alpha Flight to realize their bosses had been lying to them.

(X-Men II#73) - The Mossad operative Sabra, who had infiltrated the Xavier Institute to shadow Joseph in an effort to bring Magneto to justice, ambushed Joseph in the woods as he was having a conversation with Maggott, who wanted to discuss the past he shared with Magneto. Sabra shot Joseph in the back with her paralyzing quills and was ready to depart if not for Maggott. He was no match for the trained Israeli supersoldier and she easily kicked away Eany and Meany. However, he kept Sabra distracted long enough for her to reveal why she was after Joseph. The stunned Maggott explained that there was no way Joseph was Magneto. When Joseph came to, he decided it was time to find out the truth about his past. He asked to accompany Sabra if she could help him get some answers. She agreed but insisted they departed immediately. As the two mutants flew off together, a rather confused Maggott was left wondering how he was going to explain this one to his fellow mutants.

(X-Men II#74) - Without a Danger Room to test their new members' strengths and weaknesses, Beast took Maggott and Cecilia Reyes outside for observation. Beast noted that Maggott's physical strength was impressive, though his incessant, boasting banter was a tad wearying. While Cecilia couldn't help but agree, she wasn't interested in being reviewed in a similar way. Spotting Hank's subtle signal, Maggott lobbed a snowball at the doctor just as she was turning away to head back inside. This led to a friendly snowball fight which abruptly ended for Maggott when he realized Eany and Meany had run off again, unaware that they were inexplicably drawn to Pilgrimm.

(X-Men II#74 - BTS) - Since Pilgrimm and the Ru'Tai demons' continued assaults were being mistaken for the work of mutants, Wolverine, who had gotten wind of the attacks and decided to investigate the matter himself, was tracking the Ru'Tai demons and smelled the presence of Eany and Meany. However, because the Ru'Tai's Mongrels didn't carry a scent, he was ambushed by the ferocious creatures and vivisected out in the woods while the slugs helplessly watched.

(X-Men II#74) - Maggott expended most of his energy trying to find his slugs in the woods. Just when he was about to pass out, he discovered them under a bush, covered in blood. When he turned, he was horrified to find the heavily scarred Wolverine, who had just woke up after his torturous vivisection. Misinterpreting the situation, Maggott thought he was to blame and ran away, yelling he was so sorry.

(X-Men II#75 - BTS) - Wolverine, incoherent and still badly wounded, returned to the X-Mansion, where the X-Men initially figured Maggott was to blame. However, it didn't take long for Cecilia Reyes to conclude that the scar tissue was consistent with that of an autopsy, ruling out the involvement of the semi-sentient Eany & Meany. After the team was attacked by a pack of Mongrels emerging from the cairn on the school grounds, the X-Men realized they had to find Maggott.

(X-Men II#75) - The team searched the city and eventually found the still terrified Maggott. They managed to assure him Wolverine's injuries weren't his fault. Before they could do much else, Eany & Meany ate through the asphalt, revealing another Ru'Tai portal. The X-Men followed the metallic slugs through the portal and ended up at the Ru'Tai's Ukraine base, where all their dead and dissected human victims were kept. Pilgrim showed himself and captured Cecilia Reyes, Marrow and Beast. Maggott fled through the cairn, pursued by the others, only to be confronted by the Mongrels. A time-tossed Wolverine  then appeared and slaughtered the Mongrels. Together with Wolverine, Maggott and the remaining X-Men attacked Pilgrimm, who defended himself using the mystic eye of Kierrok. When Marrow managed to free herself, Maggott decided to throw her at the giant demon. Through an impressive feat of aerial maneuvering, Marrow used her bone growths to cut the Eye off its necklace. As it fell to the floor, Cecilia Reyes tried to grab it but tripped and landed on the mystic gem, cracking it in the process. This dissolved the magical bonds that held the other X-Men. The team then fled through a portal, taking with them the still-living prisoners of Pilgrimm and exiting a cairn in Las Vegas seconds before the cairn (and others like it across the planet) exploded, shutting the portal to the N'Garai realm.

(Uncanny X-Men I#352) - Maggott continued to ruffle feathers among the X-Men, especially Angel, who could hardly believe his former opponent had decided to stay on. A little while later, he read a personal message from Meltdown addressed to Cannonball out loud which infuriated Sam. He grabbed the letter and flew off to see his old friends in X-Force.

(X-Force I#76 - BTS) - When Cannonball caught up with X-Force, he admitted to feeling out of place among the X-Men. Sam figured it was because of the three new, unconventional recruits Maggott, Marrow and Cecilia Reyes and decided to briefly hang around with his old friends to clear his head.

(Uncanny X-Men I#353) - Joined by the visiting Jubilee and Iceman, Maggott and the other X-Men spent a leisurely summer's day at the local pond. Maggott didn't take his poncho off nor did he swim but he did offer to put sun tan lotion on Storm's back, an offer the weather witch kindly declined. Some time later, they heard Wolverine screaming from a nearby bush, where he'd gone to get some peace and quiet. When they arrived, they found him unconscious with Rogue standing over him. Incorrectly believing Rogue, who had been struggling with not being able to touch anyone, was to blame, the X-Men made her run away. Moments later, the true culprit revealed himself: the reptilian energy leech Sauron, who immediately attacked.

(Uncanny X-Men I#354) - Sauron grabbed Maggott with his hind claws and planned to fly off with him to feed. Maggott was rescued by Cannonball but was momentarily stunned while the fight continued. Eany & Meany pitched in, eating their way through Sauron's stash of advanced weapons. In the end, Maggott turned the tables by jumping on Sauron's back and holding on as Sauron flew high up in the air. Not impressed to hear that Ka-Zar had tried this trick as well, Maggott kept pounding Sauron until the villain finally managed to shake free. Maggott fell to the ground but ordered Eany & Meany to quickly dig a giant hole, causing him to fall into loose, soft earth. In the end, Sauron was defeated by Wolverine and Jubilee.

(X-Men II#76) - Afraid to come clear to the X-Men about Eany and Meany being his digestive system, Maggott tried his best to get out of the mandatory physical. Wolverine noticed his squirrelly behavior and confronted Japheth about it, reminding the boy that keeping secrets from people who barely knew him wasn't the best way to gain their trust. Maggott then recounted his origins and his encounter with Magneto. When he was done, he got emotional and said there were still so much more dark secrets to share. Wolverine assured him it could wait for another day. Moments later, Storm arrived at the mansion with a package from her home village in Kenya. They were stunned to find a talking stone statue of Ainet inside that begged for Storm's help.

(X-Men II#77) - Maggott, Cannonball, Wolverine and Cecilia Reyes accompanied Storm on a rescue mission to Kenya. They were teleported there thanks to Psylocke and her shadow shifting and joined at the last moment by the rebellious Marrow. After fighting off armed tribesmen, they discovered everyone in Storm's native village was under a paralyzing mind control spell. Moments later, Cannonball disappeared into the sand, and met the spider-covered Ainet, who told Storm that she had to marry the god Ananasi. As if on cue, "Ananasi" began to mentally manipulate Maggott, Cecilia and Marrow. He first showed them their heart's desire, in Maggott's case controlling his powers and becoming the well respected hero he dreamt of becoming. He offered to make it happen, if only Maggott and the others joined him. At the same time, "Ananasi" had mentally turned Wolverine into a dog while revealing himself to Storm and Psylocke as the Shadow King.

(X-Men II#78) - Shadow King continued to tempt Maggott and the neophyte X-Men members until Psylocke managed to break his hold over them. Maggott then watched as Betsy Braddock fought a vicious psi-war against the King, which ended with her trapping him on the Astral Plane without being able to influence anyone on Earth. Before returning home, Maggott and the others helped Storm's villagers recover from their ordeal. He discovered Wolverine sitting by himself in a corner of the village and checked to see if he was alright. Still suffering from the King turning him into a dog, Wolverine asked to be left alone which Japheth respected.

(X-Force I#83 - BTS) -  Cannonball eventually realized his discomfort with being an X-Man wasn't caused by Maggott or the others. It stemmed from a deep seated lack of finding fulfillment and purpose. He went home to Kentucky to discuss the matter with his mother Lucinda Guthrie.

(X-Men II#79) - Maggott got into quite a bit of trouble with Cecilia Reyes when Eany and Meany ate half her medical text books and part of her underwear. Beast witnessed the falling out, which made him realize how similar Japheth was to him at that age. Later, when Maggott was in his room berating his girls for not at least finishing Reyes' books to get rid of the evidence, Beast dropped by for a talk. McCoy wondered if perhaps Japheth wasn't interested in furthering his college education. He left him some information on the Massachusetts Academy and Generation X.

(Generation X I#48) - Taking Beast up on his offer, Maggott left the X-Men and decided to join the Massachusetts Academy. He showed up at the team's Massachusetts Academy, along with Eany and Meany.

(Generation X I#49 - BTS) - Learning of Maggott's cybernetic slugs, world renowned big game hunter Francis Slaughter IV was determined to add these exotic animals to his collection. He eventually located the slugs and their owner at the Massachusetts Academy and began a lengthy stake out.

(Generation X I#49) - Maggott was settling into his new life at the Academy, playing basketball and excelling at it while being especially charmed by his fellow classmate Paige Guthrie. After class, the male Gen X'ers took him out to their infamous sleigh riding spot. On the way there, they questioned about Maggott's time with the X-Men. He assured them all that the gushing Jubilee had done was true and that they were his idols. Before he could go on, both Japheth and Eany and Meany were struck by Slaughter's tranq-darts. He proceeded to fight Gen X, who held him off long enough for Maggott to recover. In the end, Slaughter incapacitated all of them with the same paralyzing black goo that assured him victory over an Asgardian steed. Tying his assailants up with polymer cables, he left through the snow with Eany and Meany hoisted over his shoulder in a duffle bag. Synch, determined to escape, used his powers to copy Maggott's genetic potential. As a result, he manifested his own replicas of Maggott's all consuming cybernetic slugs which tore through Slaughter's bonds, setting them free. The mutants gave chase. Slaughter spotted Maggott's approach and planned to shoot him but was unpleasantly surprised to find his slugs had revived. They chewed through the bag and nibbled at his weapons pack, leaving the hunter vulnerable to a smack to the face. Figuring he'd best retreat, Slaughter dropped a flash grenade but not before telling the worried Maggott there were still plenty of other rarities to collect, such as the Black Knight's winged horse, Lockheed or even mutants. Feeling responsible for his escape and concerned with Slaughter's proposed plans, Maggott vowed to chase the hunter around the world. He said goodbye to Generation X and left for parts unknown.

(Uncanny X-Men I#368) - Maggott briefly returned to the Xavier Institute to attend the funeral of Joseph. During the ceremony, he and all those who were close to Joseph got to experience the essence of the dearly departed, courtesy of Charles Xavier's telepathic eulogy.

(Weapon X II#5) - Maggott was eventually captured by the Weapon X Program and deported to their Neverland concentration camp along with the likes of Bulwark, Diamond Lil, Siena Blaze, Ape and several other low powered mutants. Maggott was processed, questioned and genetically tested. When it became clear he showed insufficient potential, his hand was marked with a red "M," while other, more promising prisoners, received a green M. Japheth was the only one who correctly guessed the unspoken repercussions of the red M: he was scheduled for termination. A little while before the end, he gave one of his slugs to fellow prisoner Billy Taylor for safe keeping.  Not too long after that, Maggott was seen getting herded into the Neverland gas chambers where he presumably perished.

(Weapon X II#13 - BTS) - Eventually, Mr. Sinister, posing as Neverland's head geneticist Dr. Windsor, gained a hold of the cybernetic slug Maggott gave to Billy. He added the creature to one of the tanks in his lab's bestiary.

(X-Necrosha I#1 - BTS) - Maggott was among the many deceased friends, foes, allies and X-Men acquaintances that were revived by Selene and pressed into service as part of her undead army through a combination of magic and the Transmode virus.

(X-Force III#21) - Maggott attacked Hrimhari and X-Force's Archangel, Warpath and Wolfsbane on Utopia alongside other resurrected mutants including Berzerker, Hemingway, Pyro and Scaleface. When Archangel killed him the T/O virus put him back together in mere moments.

(X-Men Legacy I#231) - Maggott was seen attacking the X-Men on Utopia, alongside the likes of other revived mutants such as Stone Wall and Banshee. However, Cyclops quickly and decisively took care of Maggott with one optical blast that sent him flying through a concrete pillar.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#2 - BTS) - When Wolverine decided to rebuild Xavier's he brought Iceman to look at the ruins and discuss how to build the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. When Wolverine told Iceman he was the first person he asked to come with Iceman joked he was only picked after Maggott had turned him down.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#3 - BTS) - When the newly opened Jean Grey School for Higher Learning was partly destroyed by a small army of Frankenstein Soldiers and an artificially grown Krakoa send by the new incarnation of the Hellfire Club, the lessons were continued on the school's grounds. During Husk's mutant literature class she discussed a text from Maggott called "Ode to Eany and Meany".

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#11 - BTS) - When the Phoenix Force was headed towards Earth, the X-Men and the Avengers tried to get it's possible future host, Hope Summers. As both teams fared off against each other in different parts of the world, Thing fought Sunspot in Tabula Rasa, an alien forest in Montana when he asked Sunspot if they still had the guy with the giant maggots around.

(Wolverine and the X-Men II#9) - Maggott attended Quentin Quire's crowded, lavish seventeenth birthday party at New York's Hellfire Club. The dresscode required X-Men cosplay, but when Maggott turned up as himself the doorman believed it was a costume and let him enter.

(Uncanny X-Men I#600) - Maggott was present when Cyclops delivered a powerful speech in the nation's capital to prove to the world they had nothing to fear from mutants.

(Domino Annual I#1/4) - Maggott took part in the first "Mindfulness for Mutant Appearances" meeting, a support group created by Nightcrawler and Domino to help mutants with non-humanoid appearances cope with their negative body images. When Domino was late, the group started with their sharing circle which saw Maggott telling an elaborate story about barbecue sauce. He was interrupted by Kylun who expressed unease about the presence of villains like Toad, Thumbelina and Briquette. Nightcrawler quickly explained the group was a safe space for everyone, adding that he, as a highly decorated X-Man could deal with anyone in the room. The dust hadn't even settled when Briquette questioned why the gorgeous, regular looking Miranda Leevald was there. Maggott watched in awe as Miranda revealed herself to be the depowered former X-Man Stacy X. After losing her mutant powers, she'd been hanging on by a thread to find a reason not to give up. As if on cue, Domino showed up, assuring Miranda of her place amongst them. The meeting ended with the group affirmation they deserved to be alive.

(Uncanny X-Men V#9) - The X-Men were targeted by X-Man who had recently learned he was dying. Eager to make a difference by bringing about world peace and powered by the life bringing Celestial Life Seed, he was determined to kill them to achieve his goal. Jean Grey telepathically contacted Maggott and all the other X-Men, allies and former students for help. Just when X-Man (inhabiting the body of Legion) and his Horsemen of Salvation appeared to have defeated the X-Men, Maggott and dozens of other mutants showed up to join the fight.

(Uncanny X-Men V#10) - Maggott and the other X-Men allies engaged X-Man and his Horsemen of Salvation. The fierce battle reached a climax when Storm and the X-Men's telepaths successfully separated X-Man from Legion. Jean Grey then telepathically attacked X-Man, but was unable to stop him from trapping Maggott and the other X-Men in a newly created pocket dimension, leaving the world to believe the mutants were dead.

(Age of X-Man: NextGen#2 - BTS) - Now part of X-Man's realm, Maggott, was among the many mutants de-aged and altered by X-Man. In this utopian pocket dimension, X-Man was the hero bravely opposing Apocalypse who ironically started to preach togetherness and earning a reputation as a guru of love. This was against X-Man's philosophies believed personal relationships were forbidden and raising families was discouraged. X-Man even made everyone believe people were hatched in a laboratory instead of being born.

(Age of X-Man: NextGen#2) - Maggott, deaged to his teens, gravitated towards En Sabah Nur's teachings, founding a radical rebel group which soon attracted other loyal followers Match, Transonic and Scripture (a construct created by X-Man). Sometime later, they added Bling! and Anole of the Summers Institute for Higher Learning. Meeting in secret to worship En Sabah Nur, Maggott would supply the group with the "drug" Unveil which allowed them to connect to each-other on a deeper level. Unbeknownst to Maggott, the drug was actually a piece of one Apocalypse's agents.

(Age of X-Man: NextGen#1 - BTS) - Department X operative Blob disrupted a worship meeting of Maggott's group, burning down the house and capturing Bling!.In an effort to "save" one of their own, Department X mindwiped Bling! after which she returned to the Summers Institute for Higher Learning.

(Age of X-Man: NextGen#2 - BTS) - Unsure if Anole had been caught, Maggott sent the young student a vial of Unveil to remind him of the truth.

(Age of X-Man: NextGen#2) - That night, Maggott hosted another gathering in his safehouse. During the meeting Maggott gave his fellow radical followers another batch of Unveil noting that since his supplier had disappeared it would be their last for a while. He then explained that while he believed En Sabah Nur's message of love and togetherness, he was disappointed by his lack of courage to act. Determined to expose the truth, Maggott announced he was planning to bomb the heart of X-Men's propaganda machine at the Hope Summers Memorial Library.

(Age of X-Man: NextGen#4) - The following night, Maggott hosted another gathering at his safehouse. But instead of planning the bombing, Anole revealed Armor and Glob Herman claimed to know the truth (Glob's "living wax" body had made him immune to X-Man's manipulation, leaving his memories of their past lives intact). Fearing Anole been followed, Maggott decided they had to carry out their plan tonight. In a twist, Anole was tasked with placing the bomb in the Hope Summers Memorial Library. Not long after Armor, Glob Herman and Rockslide arrived at Maggott's safehouse confronting the mutant. As the students explained they wished to help Anole, Glob Herman revealed that En Sabah Nur was in fact a mutant supremacist supervillain. Enraged by such perceived blasphemy Maggott attacked Herman, causing an all-out battle between both groups until Rockslide found the blue prints to the Hope Summers Memorial Library. Learning of Maggott's plan, the students quickly left to find their friend. The students were eventually captured by the X-Men and incarcerated in the Danger Room Prison Complex.

(Age of X-Man: Omega#1 - BTS) - When X-Man was finally disposed, he released the X-Men and their allies back into the real world.

(House of X#5 - BTS) - Maggott was one of many who accepted the invitation to live on the sovereign mutant island nation of Krakoa, ruled by the Quiet Council.

(House of X#5) - Maggott and dozens of other Krakoans had gathered near Krakoa's Arbor Magna to witness the resurrection protocols firsthand as the Five had resurrected the X-Men who'd died during an outspace mission to stop Orchis from activating Mother Mold.

(Excalibur IV#1) - Jean Grey, Marrow and Maggott were seen enjoying their new home on Krakoa when Apocalypse discovered an inactive Krakoan gate to Avalon.

(X-Force VI#9) - Maggott was seen enjoying a drink in Krakoa's Green Lagoon where he was getting intimate with Penance (Monet St. Croix).

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils) and Tim Townsend (inks).

Ah, Maggott... Scott Lobdell's legacy on the X-Men franchise which Joe Kelly and Steve Seagle tried to incorporate as best they could. In his earliest appearances, he looked like a refugee from Joe Madureira's BattleChasers and then he turned out to be a sickly South African kid with robotized intestines that took the term "eating out" to the next level.

Just why Angel and Psylocke just left Maggott lying around the World Trade Center when Betsy repeatedly stated she sensed a great darkness within him was beyond baffling. You'd think they'd be at least concerned enough to either get him arrested or to Xavier's for the help he so clearly needed. Instead, they just left. Only for incoming writer Steve Seagle to turn back the clock a month later and have them still standing around Maggott's unconscious body.

Also, having Betsy indirectly transport herself, Angel and Maggott to Magneto in the Arctic just as he was dressed as Eric the Red and ready to judge Gambit for helping Sinister assemble the Marauders was...beyond convenient. Yet, somehow, it added to the mystery of Maggott at the time. It might be explained away by the fact that Betsy sensed a great emptiness inside Maggott which her vaguely defined mystical Crimson Dawn powers might have conveniently tried to solve by taking them to either Magneto and/or Joseph.

Back in early 1999, there was a bit of buzz surrounding Maggott's transfer from the X-Men to Generation X. He arrived in the closing pages of #48 only to leave again before the next issue was over. One would assume someone at Marvel wasn't too keen on having the Afrikander on the team.

So, did Maggott survive the events of Necrosha? An unspecified number of mutants resurrected by Selene's magic and the techno-organic virus seemingly continued on even after her defeat. Maybe Maggott was among them but it seems rather unlikely given both his lack of popularity or the absence of his two slugs. Without either of those, he'd surely die.

Maggott received profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 7, All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z I#7 and Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men.

Maggott also appeared on the covers of Age of X-Man: NextGen#1 and #3 while not appearing in the issues itself.

Profile by Norvo.

Maggott should not be confused with

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z I#7, p2, pan1 (main image)
X-Men II#76, p13, pan1 (first appearance of Eany & Meany)
Uncanny X-Men I#349, p20, pan1 (powered up)
X-Men II#70, p31, pan1 (threatening Juggernaut)
Uncanny X-Men I#355, p22, pans5&6 (attacks Murmur indirectly)
X-Men II#75, p33, pans1&2 (and Marrow do the fastball special)
X-Men II#76, p21, pans4&5 (opens up to Wolverine)
Generation X I#49, p21, pans4&5 (says goodbye to Gen X)
Weapon X I#5, p14, pans4&5 (in Neverland)
Age of X-Man: NextGen#2, p19, pan1 (Maggott's radical group)

Uncanny X-Men I#345 (June, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#347 (September, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Tim Townsend, David Cannon & Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#349 (November, 1997) Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils & inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#350 (December, 1997) - Steve Seagle (writer), Joe Madureira & Andy Smith (pencils), Tim Townsend & Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#70 (December, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#71 (January, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#72 (February, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#352 (February, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Cully Hamner, Tommy Lee Edwards, Darryl Banks, Terry Dodson, J.H. Williams III, John Cassaday (pencils), Jason Martin, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jon Holdredge, Rachel Dodson, Mick Gray, John Cassaday (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#353 (March, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#73 (March 1998) - Joe Kelly & Joe Casey (writers), Jeff Johnson (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#354 (April, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#74 (April, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Alpha Flight II#9 (April, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Chris Carlson (inks), Jaye Gardner (editor)
X-Force I#76 (April, 1998) - John Francis Moore (writer), Mike Miller (pencils & inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#355 (May, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#75 (May, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), German Garcia (pencils), Art Thibert, Dan Panosian, Scott Hanna & Jon Holdredge (inks), Mark Powers(editor)
X-Men II#76 (June, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Mat Broome (pencils), Sean Parsons, Aaron Sowd (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#77 (July, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), German Garcia (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#78 (August, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), German Garcia (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#79 (September, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), German Garcia (pencils), Holdredge, Mendoza, Alquiza (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Force I#83 (November, 1998) - John Francis Moore (writer), Jim Cheung (pencils), Mark Morales & Rob Stull (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)

Generation X I#48 (February, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X I#49 (March, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#368 (April, 1999) - Alan Davis, Joe Casey & Adam Kubert (writers), Adam Kubert (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Weapon X I#5 (March, 2003) - Frank Tieri (writer), Georges Jeanty (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Weapon X I#13 (November, 2003) - Frank Tieri (writer), Barry Kitson (pencils), Sean Parsons & Rich Perrotta (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
X-Necrosha I#1 (December, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (pencils & inks), Jeanine Schaefer & Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Force III#21 (January, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#231 (February, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez & Walden Wong (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#2 (January, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tom Townsend, Jaime Mendoza (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#3 (February, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo, Duncan Rouleau, Matteo Scalera (pencilers), Tom Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba, Duncan Rouleau, Matteo Scalera (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#11 (July, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Walden Wong, Nick Bradshaw, Norman Lee (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men II#9 (September, 2014) - Jason Latour (writer), Jorge Fornes (inks, pencils), Katie Kubert (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#600 (January, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Sara Pichelli, Mahmud Asrar, Kris Anka, David Marquez (pencils, inks), Frazer Irving, Chris Bachalo, Stuart Immonen (pencillers), Wade von Grawbadger, Mark Irwin, Tim Townsend (inks), Mike Marts, Mark Paniccia (editors)
Domino Annual I#1/4 (September, 2018) - Leah Williams (writer), Natacha Bustos (pencils, inks), Chris Robinson, Jordan D. White (editor)
Uncanny X-Men V#9 (January, 2019) - Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson (writers), Yildiray Cinar (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)
Uncanny X-Men V#10 (January, 2019) - Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson (writers), Yildiray Cinar (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)
Age of X-Man: NextGen#2 (March, 2019) - Ed Brisson (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Jordan D. White (editors)
Age of X-Man: NextGen#4 (May, 2019) - Ed Brisson (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Jordan D. White (editors)
House of X#5 (September, 2019) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Pepe Larraz (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Excalibur IV#1 (October, 2019) - Tini Howard (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
X-Force VI#9 (March, 2020) - Bejamin Percy (writer), Joshua Cassara (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)

First Posted: 12/31/2017
Last updated: 06/01/2020

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