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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Gardener and landscaper

Group Membership: Genoshan mutates

Affiliations: Genengineer (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, 1988)

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.

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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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