Real Name: Pickwick (first name unrevealed)
Occupation: State board school examiner
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Chief Authier, Massachusetts Academy (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, White Queen/Emma Frost (Student Body) Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Gaia, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, M/Monet St. Croix, Penance/Claudette & Nicole St. Croix, Skin/Angelo Espinosa, Synch/Everett Thomas)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: State Educational Standards Board office
First Appearance: Generation X#46 (December, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Miss Pickwick didn't possess any superhuman powers. She had a heart condition, either as a result of a genetic defect or a lifetime of stress, lack of exercise and poor dietary choices. She took her job exceptionally serious, but could also be moved to bend the rules a little
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 185 lbs. (by approximation)
(Generation X#46 - BTS) - Miss Pickwick worked as a state board school examiner and was sent to investigate the Massachusetts Academy, which made co-headmasters Emma Frost and Sean Cassidy more than a little nervous given the fact they didn't exactly run a conventional school and could be shut down. In preparation for Pickwick's arrival, Generation X was forced to wear school uniforms while Sean and Emma tried to clear up the official records of M, Penance and Gaia as best they could.
(Generation X#46) - When Pickwick arrived, she was less than charmed by the way the school was run, despite the fact everyone was on their best behavior. When she didn't find any transcipts, grade point averages or Iowa test scores for most of the students, she began to rant and rail, eventually getting so worked up she had a heart attack. Not wasting a moment, Emma Frost telepathically contacted Dr. Bannerjee at the local hospital, informing her she was about to receive a cardiac arrest case and prepare appropriately. En route, with Pickwick drifting in and out of consciousness, the students had to use their abilities to make sure they arrived safely. Chamber was forced to blast a hole through a truck blocking the road, while Synch and Gaia used telekinesis to get the car across a ravine. Generation X made sure Pickwick got to the emergency room in record time, where Bannerjee was already waiting outside.
(Generation X#46 (fb) - BTS) - After her cardiac surgery, Pickwick was recovering at the hospital when she received a visit from local police chief Authier. He was investigating the strange hole in the toppled truck a few days earlier, and wondered if she knew anything about it. This convinced Pickwick the strange things she saw en route to the hospital weren't hallucinations.
(Generation X#46) - Miss Pickwick, still in a wheelchair, visited the Massachusetts Academy a week after her cardiac episode. She revealed what she knew about them, which prompted Emma Frost to try and wipe her mind. Pickwick stopped her and revealed she'd actually come by to tell them how moved she was by what they'd done for her. Foregoing the matter of the incomplete records, Pickwick still gave the academy the highest recommendation possible because the school had clearly imparted a sense of ethics, which she felt was sorely lacking these days. Teary eyed, as the students hugged her, Pickwick assured them the Massachusetts Academy would remain open for a long time.
Comments: Created by Larry Hama (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Walden Wong (inks).
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Generation X#46, p14, pan3 (main image)
Generation X#46, p14, pan1 (closeup)
Generation X#46 (December, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Last updated: 06/22/14
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