Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Gardener and landscaper
Group Membership: Genoshan mutates
(Dr. David Moreau), Philip Moreau
Enemies: Genengineer (Dr. David Moreau, deceased), Genoshan Chief Magistrate Anderson, Genoshan Foreign Minister, the Genoshan Government, the Press Gang (Hawkshaw, Pipeline (Cormick Grimshaw, former), Punchout, Wipeout (deceased)), the Sugar Man (indirectly, he introduced the Mutate Bonding Process)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Boy", nickname used by Philip Moreau
Base of Operations: Unknown;
formerly a suburb of Hammer Bay, the capital of Genosha
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#236 (Late October,
Powers/Abilities: Mutate 7781 has the superhuman
ability to manipulate organic matter. He mainly uses this for
landscaping. 7781 is capable of restoring flora and hyperstimulating its
growth cycles. He once 'healed' a field of grass within seconds of it
getting scorched by a departing jet plane. If 7781 is able to use his
abilities in combat like Plantman
is unknown, though it's likely his genetic modification prevents him
from taking any offensive actions.
(Uncanny X-Men I#236 - BTS) - Shortly after his 13th
birthday, the child who would become Mutate 7781 tested positive for
mutant potential, which automatically condemned him to life as a mutate.
He was subjected to genetic remodification, branded with his Mutate
serial number and sealed inside the standard bodysuit all Genoshan
mutates wear. Given his innate powers, he was put to work as a gardener,
but considering a Mutate's general lack of free will or initiative, he
was little more than a landscaping tool.
(Uncanny X-Men I#236) - Genoshan Genengineer Doctor David Moreau was enjoying a day off, tending his garden when an emergency involving the X-Men at the Magistrates' citadel headquarters forced him to come into work. The chief magistrate sent a "car" for him, a jet powered aircraft that collected the Genengineer and took off. Its take off turned the yard into a scorched mess. As Moreau's son Philip watched his father go, Mutate 7781 came lumbering into view, sensing that the garden had been "hurt". Barely noticing 7781, Philip ordered the mutate to fix the damage, which he did within seconds.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri, Dan Green.
The final fate of Mutate 7781 hasn't been revealed. He might still be alive. But, the chances of a docile, slavish Mutate surviving Genosha's multiple revolutions, civil wars and power struggles are slim at best. Add to that the widespread outbreak of the Legacy Virus on Genosha, not to mention Cassandra Nova's Sentinels decimating the population and it's probably safe and most definitely sad to say 7781 is no longer with us.
Profile by Norvo.
Mutate 7781 has no known connections to
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(Uncanny X-men I#236 page 6, panel 6) (main image)
(Uncanny X-men I#236 page 6, panel 4) (7781 heals garden)
Uncanny X-men I#236 (late October 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Last updated: 09/29/13
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