Real Name: Robert (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human (French) mutant
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Iceman (Robert Drake), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)
Known Relatives: Josette (wife)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Xavier Institute, Salem Center, New York;
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#415 (January, 2003)
Powers/Abilities: Robert's body was, apparently, a
giant mass of stretchable silly putty-like substance he could form and
alter at will. Highly durable, Robert could easily withstand blows that
would knock out an average man. Robert was able to survive getting split
in two, though the shock of this experience stunned him. It's not known
if being in a liquid state is his natural form and that he has to focus
on maintaining a solid, semi-humanoid shape. He also possessed a measure
of superstrength, allowing him to throw a normal sized man around
without breaking a sweat. Emotionally unstable, Robert was insanely jealous
and would often kill the men his flirty wife Josette would try to seduce
(see comments). Robert only had
three fingers on each hand.
Height: 7'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 300 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Bright yellow glowing eyes with black irises
(Uncanny X-Men I#415 (fb) - BTS) - Robert met and fell in
love with Josette, a flirty empath who used her powers to seduce men on
a regular basis. Despite this, he married her but grew insanely jealous
over this. On more than one occassion, Robert lost control of himself
and killed his wife's lovers. They nevertheless stayed together (see
comments). At one point during their marriage, they moved to Genosha to
build a new life together.
When Cassandra Nova's Sentinels decimated the island, the
couple happened to be in France visiting relatives. With their home
destroyed and nowhere left to go, they happened to meet Charles Xavier (see comments) who invited them to
accompany him back to America so they could stay at the Insitute.
Josette and her husband accepted his offer and took up temporary
residence at the Institute. However, Josette's flirty behavior
(Uncanny X-Men I#415) - Robert spotted Josette late one night outside on the estate grounds about to make out with Iceman (Bobby Drake) and immediately flew into a violent rage. He attacked Iceman and was ready to murder him for having dared to touch his wife. As Robert was using his putty-like form to choke Bobby, he lamented to Josette that he had to keep killing these men if she kept seducing them. Josette begged him to stop, because Iceman was innocent but Robert rationalized his actions by calling it a murder of passion (crime passionnel). However, right after he'd slammed him head first into a tree, Robert was getting ready to use his putty to choke his wife's lover to death. Northstar intervened and managed to free Iceman from Robert's clutches as Josette continued to plead with her husband to stop. Now completely unreasonable, Robert boasted he was ready to take on all the X-Men and easily absorbed Northstar's punch to the face at superspeed. In the end, Robert was temporarily stunned when Northstar ran through him, cutting the mutant in half while Josette cried for her husband, figuring he was dead.
(Uncanny X-Men I#415 - BTS) - While unconscious, Robert
reverted to a liquid state and was poured into a containment
chamber in the Xavier Institute basement. His final fate remains
unrevealed (see comments).
Comments: Created by Chuck Austen (writer), Sean Phillips (artist).
One has to wonder what happened to Robert. You can't keep
him locked up in a container in the basement forever, can you? Seeing as
he basically admitted to being a serial killer, was he put on trial? Or
did he escape when Xorn/Magneto tore apart the school some time after he
While Josette calls him Rober' all through his first and only appearance, her French accent is so thick we can safely assume his actual name is Robert.
Profile by Norvo
Robert has no known connections to
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Uncanny X-Men I#415, p20, pan1 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#415, p16, pan1-2 (attacking)
Uncanny X-Men I#415, p22 (cut in half)
Uncanny X-Men I#415 (January, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Sean Phillips (artist), Mike Marts (editor)
Last updated: 05/18/14
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