Real Name: Marcus Andrews
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: Selene's
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
Base of Operations: Genosha
First Appearance: X-Men: Magneto War#1 (March,
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.
Weight: 120 lbs.
(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
(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
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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