Real Name: Allan Rennie
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: Emplate's "Hellions"
(Bulwark/Oswald Boeglin, D.O.A./George Baker, Gayle Edgerton,
Emplate/Marius St. Croix, "Mole", Vincente Cimetta)
Enemies: Generation X (Banshee/Sean
Cassidy, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, 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)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Gayle Edgerton's Estate, United Kingdom
First Appearance: Generation X I#14 (April, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Murmur was a teleporter able to
disappear into thin air within seconds. He could teleport while moving,
allowing him to get the jump on his opponents or surprise them with a
mid-air kick. Infected by Emplate, he wore bandages to cover up the
"feeder mouths" that had appeared all over his body. One large mouth,
located on his chest, could not be covered up.
Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Generation X I#13 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed ways,
mutant teleporter Allan Rennie encountered the mutant bone marrow craving
Emplate. He was fed on by Emplate and joined him as his accomplice Murmur.
(Generation X I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Murmur remained a slave of Emplate's for such a long time, he forgot all about his prior life. Over time, he developed numerous "feeder mouths" all over his body that he kept covered up with bandages.
(Generation X I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Murmur arrived at Gayle Edgerton's estate, which Emplate was temporarily using as his base on Earth. He waited around until the villain had gathered his team and Generation X was in a vulnerable position.
(Generation X I#12) - When Banshee took Generation X on a
school trip to Boston, Emplate figured this was the ideal moment to
strike. While Emplate went to the Massachusetts Academy to claim
Penance, Murmur and the others were ordered to capture Generation X.
Murmur was able to surprise Banshee, sneaking up from behind and
knocking him out before the experienced former X-Man knew what hit him.
He returned the unconscious Cassidy member to the Academy where Emplate
and his teammates had already delivered and tied up the remaining
members of Generation X. A gloating Emplate waited to welcome back the
wayward M who was so stunned to see what had happened in her absence,
she was captured within seconds.
(Generation X I#13 - BTS) - While Emplate gloated about
his effortless victory, M managed to escape unseen. Murmur and the others
were sent to capture her, though the teleporter prefered to keep himself
hidden until needed. He watched as Bulwark was defeated by M, Artie and
Leech and then witnessed Vincente's attempts to take M down, only to be
stopped by the arrival of the X-Man Bishop, who had been summoned when M
had managed to send a distress call to the X-Men.
(Generation X I#14) - Finally deciding to intervene when
Bishop pulled a gun on Vincente while talking about showing no mercy to
Emplate's victims, Murmur teleported in and landed a dropkick on the
surprised Bishop. However, the trained XSE officer recovered almost
instantly. He grabbed Murmur and trained his weapon on him. Still,
Murmur's actions allowed Vincente sufficient time to recover. He told
Murmur to get to safety while he turned himself into a poisonous mist
and entered Bishop's lungs. Murmur complied and vanished.
(Generation X I#14 - BTS) - Skin and Mondo were sent to
look for the defeated Bulwark, who was still supposed to be in the
Biosphere. However, even after checking underground, the two could find
hide nor hair of the German mutant
(House of M I#8 - BTS) - Murmur was one of the victims of
the Scarlet Witch's reality altering spell that reduced the millions of
gene active mutants to less than 200 worldwide.
(New Avengers I#17 - BTS) - Murmur's mutant energies became part of the Collective and ended up killing several dozen people, including members of Alpha Flight.
(New Avengers I#18 - BTS) - SHIELD analyzed the Collective's multiple energy signatures and traced them back to Murmur and 50+ other former mutants who had all lost their powers on M-Day.
Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom
Grummett (pencils) and Mark Buckingham (inks).
Why would a teleporter be called Murmur? Probably because "murmur" is all you can hear with all those bandages covering his mouth.
One can presume Murmur helped his teammates like Bulwark escape after they were defeated by Generation X.
Profile by Norvo.
Murmur should not be confused with
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Generation X I#14, ps5&6, pan1 (main image)
Generation X I#14, p5, pan2 (punched out by Bishop)
Generation X I#12 (February, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Mark Buckingham, Mike Sellers, Mark Morales, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X I#13 (March, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X I#14 (April, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Pascual Ferry (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
House of M I#8 (December, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Olivier 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)
Last updated: 06/14/15
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