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Real Name: Marcus Andrews

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Terrorist

Group Membership: Selene's Undead Army;
formerly Acolytes (Kamal al Alaoui, Barnacle/Mortimer Everett, Fabian Cortez, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Katu Kath, Kleinstock Brothers/Harlan & Sven Kleinstock, Seamus Mellencamp, Neophyte/Simon Hall, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Projector/Zachary Williams, Scanner/Sarah Ryall, Senyaka/Suvik Senyaka, Static/Gianna Carina Esperanza, Spoor/Andrew Hamish Graves, Unuscione/Carmella Unuscione, Vindaloo/Venkat Katragadda, Amelia Voght, others)

Affiliations: Mayor Böerke (mayor of Carrion Cove)

Enemies: Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Philip Moreau, Jenny Ransome, X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Marrow/Sarah, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Genosha

First Appearance: X-Men: Magneto War#1 (March, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: Rem-Ram possessed the mutant ability to enter and read unconscious minds. Once inside a mind, he could influence people's dreams and even force them to do things while sleeping, like using their powers. Still relatively untrained, he could not access the minds of strong telepaths without outside help. It was hinted that Rem-Ram's powers also made it possible for him to invade conscious minds, though he shied away from doing this because it caused him too much physical discomfort.

Height: 5'2"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(X-Men: Magneto War#1 - BTS) - The young mutant Rem-Ram had only recently joined the Acolytes when continued rumors of the imminent return of Magneto led to an ideological rift within the team. Unbeknownst to Fabian Cortez this schism was instigated by Amelia Voght under orders from Magneto himself who only wanted the most loyal of his flock by his side. Rem-Ram sided with Cortez and left the fold, along with Barnacle, the Kleinstocks, Senyaka, Static and Spoor.

(X-Men: Magneto War#1) - Hoping to find some answers on the status of Magneto and Joseph, his mysterious young lookalike, Fabian Cortez took the Acolytes to the Xavier Institute. In the middle of the night, Cortez boosted Rem-Ram's powers, making him strong enough to enter the mind of Charles Xavier.  Finding it hard to control Xavier's "dreamsong" (the narrative of the dream), Rem-Ram could only marginally influence the flow of events. In the dream, Xavier saw his imagined world of peaceful coexistence between man and mutant go up in flames, the X-Men rebel against his rule and Magneto professing his intellectual victory.

   Fearing he might be caught, Rem-Ram slipped out of Xavier's mind to enter another one's brain. After some doing, he accessed Rogue's dreams and felt her raw passion and longing for physical contact. Rem-Ram caused Magneto to appear in Rogue's scenario as well, presenting him as a romantic figure who proposed marriage to her. This led to a fierce duel between Gambit and Magneto, fighting each other to the death for the honor of courting Rogue.

   Rem-Ram left Rogue's mind and returned to his own body long enough for Cortez to order him to use Xavier's telepathy to keep the X-Men occupied. With his powers boosted again by Cortez, Rem-Ram complied and then moved his attention to Wolverine's mind. Stimulating his animalistic instincts, the Acolyte caused Logan to lose himself in a dream where he happily cut his many enemies to shreds. However, by linking Xavier's mind to the others he had touched, Rem-Ram had allowed the professor to enter the dreams of his students to indirectly counteract the Acolytes handiwork.

   This was enough to wake Xavier and he quickly became aware of the Acolytes' actual presence on the school grounds. Alerting the X-Men, the battle was soon joined. While the X-Men fought the Acolytes, Cortez spotted Xavier entering the scene. Realising the answers he was after were with him, he forced Rem-Ram to enter Xavier's conscious mind. This act, combined with the powerboost he received from Cortez, overloaded the young boy's brain. Xavier sent Rogue to free him and then used his telepathy to realign Rem-Ram's injured synaptic systems. After saving him, Rem-Ram apologised to the professor for his actions, even as the other Acolytes formally requested asylum, only to be be denied by Xavier. Disappointed, Rem-Ram left with the others.

(Magneto: Dark Seduction#1 - BTS) - The Genoshan fishing port Carrion Cove was the last town to actively resist Magneto's rule. Mayor Böerke had a valid reason for doing so: Carrion Cove housed a device that could boost mutant powers. Böerke feared what Magneto would be capable of he got his hands on it. Rather than simply destroying the machine, Böerke enlisted the aid of Rem-Ram and several other lapsed Acolytes to help protect the city. Böerke exposed them to the device, which granted them increased powers.

(Magneto: Dark Seduction#1) - Thanks to their power boost, the renegade Acolytes were able to hold their own against the large number of forces sent against them, including their former teammate Frenzy and Genoshas freedom fighters Philip Moreau and Jenny Ransome.

(New X-Men I#116 - BTS) - Rem-Ram was on Genosha when Cassandra Nova's Sentinels laid waste to the island. He did not survive the massacre.

(New Avengers I#20) - In the wake of M-day, the now powerless Magneto was violently approached by the discorporeal presence of Xorn (Kuan-Yin Xorn), who once posed as Magneto. Urging the ersthwhile master of magnetism to take up arms for the mutant cause once more, Xorn raised the bodies of the mutants that had died on Genosha. Rem-Ram's remains were seen among the recently risen. After the Avengers contained Xorn and the Sentry threw him into the sun, Rem-Ram and the other reanimated corpses "died" again.

(X-Force III#21 - BTS) - Rem-Ram was among the millions of deceased Genoshan mutants briefly revived by Selene.

Comments: Created by Alan Davis & Fabian Nicieza (writer), Lee Weeks (pencils), Dan Green (inks).

Interestingly enough, Rem-Ram made more appearances as a (revived) corpse than as a live mutant. He almost beats Milan for the title "Acolyte least suited for actual combat"... And that's saying something.

Rem-Ram, along with the other Acolytes, received profiles in Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe A-Z#1 and Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men.

Profile by Norvo.

Rem-Ram should not be confused with

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X-Men: Magneto War#1, p18, pan1 (main image, with Fabian Cortez behind him)
X-Men: Magneto War#1, p29, pan 4 (freed by Rogue)
New Avengers I#20, p9, pan1 (corpse)

X-Men: Magneto War (March, 1999) - Fabian Nicieza & Alan Davis (writers), Lee Weeks (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Magneto: Dark Seduction#1 (June, 2000) - Fabien Nicieza (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Andy Owens (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
New X-Men I#115 (August, 2001) - Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
New Avengers I#20 (August, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
X-Force III#21 (January, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (pencils & inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)

Last updated: 01/07/14

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