Real Name: Miranda Leevald
Identity/Class: Human mutant (depowered)
formerly call girl/prostitute
Group Membership: New Warriors (Blackwing/Barnell Bohusk, Decibel/Jonothan Starsmore, Longstrike/Christine Cord, Night Thrasher/Donyell Taylor, Phaser/Christian Cord, Renascence/Sofia Mantega, Skybolt/Vin Stewart, Tempest/Angel Bohusk, Wondra/Jubilation Lee), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Husk/Paige Guthrie Iceman/Bobby Drake, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Northstar/Jean-Paul Beaubier, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), X-Ranch (Bette (deceased), Madam Drache (deceased), unidentified mutant (deceased) )
Affiliations: Abyss (Nils Styger), Aja, Feuer, Sally Floyd, Annie Ghazikhanian, Grace, Sugar Kane, Kaz, Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), New Warriors (Debrii/Deborah Fields, Justice/Vance Astrovik, MVP/Michael van Patrick clone, Rage/Elvin Haliday, Scarlet Spiders/Michael & Patrick, Slapstick/Steve Harmon), Squid-Boy/Sammy Pare, Peter, Romano Prodi, Jason Treemont, Ultimate Nullifier, X-Corps (Avalanche/Dominikos Petrakis, Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Blob/Fred J. Dukes, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Fever Pitch, Lady Mastermind/Martinique Wyngarde, M/Monet St. Croix, Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox, Radius/Jared Corbo, Sunpyre/Leyu Yoshida, Surge/Raven Darkholme)
Enemies: Acculturation Resistance Movement (Jakob Eisen & unidentified others), Alphaclan, Black Tom Cassidy, Cape-Killers, Church of Humanity (Supreme Pontiff and unidentified others), Dread Dealers, Harry Givens, Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval), Machinesmith, Skrulls, Beverly Sykes, Thanos, Vanisher ("Telford Porter"), Zodiac
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Ripcord (codename as a New Warrior), "Mira" (nickname used by Jubilee), "little girl" (nickname used by Avalanche)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly abandoned underground Murderworld (New Warriors hideout), New York city;
formerly Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, New York
formerly X-Ranch (mutant brothel), Nevada
First Appearance: (As Stacy X) Uncanny X-Men I#399 (November, 2001); (as Ripcord) New Warriors IV#2 (September, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: Stacy X was born with the mutagenetic potential for tactile pheromone control. A simple touch was enough for her to gain complete control over someone's body chemistry, causing them to experience either an endorphine and dopamine fuelled state of (sexual) bliss, or considerable discomfort by denying the body these hormones. She can overwhelm her enemies with pheromone attacks, leaving them incapacitated by the unrelenting tidal wave of forced euphoria. Sensitive to other people's pheromones even if she isn't actively manipulating them, Stacy X can read the mood of others. As part of her mutation, Stacy X had scaly, snakelike skin and red and black markings all over her body. Depowered, she joined the New Warriors and relied on technology to replace her lost pheromone powers. In her new guise as Ripcord, she was outfitted with weapons based on Frog-Man's frog springs, Spider-Man's webshooters, Black Widow's stingers, Constrictor's energy whips, Ghost's intangibility technology, which could briefly render her intagible, Slyde's untouchable suit and anti-gravity shoe suction cups. A naturally skilled fighter with or without her mutation, she was able to hold her own in hand to hand combat with Wolverine. Stacy X is strong-willed, opiniated and sure of herself and her sexuality. She's also an expert at jump rope.
Weight: 160 lbs.
(Uncanny X-Men I#408 (fb) - BTS) - Growing up in a poor household, young Miranda Leevald, who would become known as Stacy X, discovered Chef Jay-R-Tee's low cost, canned pastas. She had the Noodle-Oo's variety almost every day, resulting in a lifelong love for the brand.
(Uncanny X-Men I#416 (fb) - BTS) - When she was 16, young Miranda's skin suddenly turned to scales in the same week she started developing her breasts.
(Uncanny X-Men I#399 - BTS) - After mastering her pheromone powers, the scaly Miranda decided to use them for profit as a prostitute. Somehow finding out about the X-Ranch, a mutant brothel in the Nevada desert funded in part by Worthington Industries, Leevald joined the girls and quickly made a name for herself as Stacy X (see comments). During her work, Stacy X never had to perform any sexual acts, merely touching her client's bare skin was enough for her powers to give him or her all the pleasure she'd been paid to provide.
(Uncanny X-Men I#416 (fb) - BTS) - Stacy X and the other X-Ranch girls, including Fat Nancy, became fast friends, enjoying each other's company and becoming both dear friends and family to each other. When they weren't working they enjoyed each other's company, talked about boys, watched romantic movies and had pillow fights.
(Uncanny X-Men I#399) - Warren Worthington finally got around to checking up on the recent investments his company had made and was astonished to find the X-Ranch on the list. Warren decided to investigate this place by sending fellow X-Man Bobby Drake undercover as potential customer Mister Friese. "Friese" was welcomed by house mother Madam Drache and led to his appointment with Stacy X who immediately started to use her pheromone control to pleasure him. Right in the middle of their session, Warren swooped in to end the proceedings. At the same time the Church of Humanity, a religious anti-mutant group, decided to attack the brothel, intending to kill both mutants and human clients as retribution for their sinful desires. Madame Drache and an obese empath called Bette were among their victims, but Angel and Iceman managed to fight off the church with the help of Stacy X.
(Uncanny X-Men I#400) - Stacy X joined the X-Men in their mission against the Church of Humanity, but her overenthusiastic approach got her captured when while investigating one of the Church's hideouts she accidentally stepped on a one way transport pad that directly delivered her to the Church's main headquarters in Montana. Captured despite putting up a fierce fight, she was taken to the "Confessional", where the Church's leader the Supreme Pontiff grilled her. During her interrogation, she told a wildy fantastical story about her association with the X-Men. Pretending she had been a member since the team's founding (during which she used her powers to subdue villains like the Blob with sheer satisfaction), she claimed to have been an undercover operative at the X-Ranch, running the place in secret. The Pontiff saw right through her made up story and extensively tortured her, but this bought the other X-Men enough time to locate and rescue Stacy. After dealing with the Church of Humanity, Stacy returned with the team to the Xavier Institute where she took up residence.
(Uncanny X-Men I#401 - BTS) - Despite the fact she'd joined the X-Men, Stacy still kept working as a mutant call girl on the side. When she was hired to entertain an important political figure living in Chappaqua, New York, she accepted the proposition and went out to do her job without signing off. As she left, she was unaware Wolverine was following her.
(Uncanny X-Men I#401) - Stacy had helped service her client, even leaving his bodyguards with a smile on their faces, when Wolverine caught up with her. The two engaged in a feral confrontation that ended in a stalemate. The two of them returned to the Xavier Institute where teamleader Nightcrawler was ready to confront Stacy X about going AWOL. Wolverine calmed Kurt down, while saying nothing about what he'd seen Stacy doing.
(Uncanny X-Men I#402) - Stacy X joined an X-Men team comprised of Angel, Chamber, Iceman, Nightcrawler and Wolverine on a mission to Paris, France where Angel was supposed to take part in the G8 economic summit. However, when they learned their old teammate Banshee had started the paramilitary mutant police force called X-Corpse, they paid him a visit first. Banshee assured the X-Men everything was on the up and up, though Stacy noted that every single X-Corps employee looked the same (they were all Multiple Man dupes). Just then, a report came in about a conflict in Berlin between the young mutant Abyss and former Gene Nation member Fever Pitch. Banshee sent in X-Corps to deal with it, while inviting the X-Men to come join him on site as observers to see X-Corps really was a force for good. By the time they'd arrived, X-Corps members Avalanche, Blob and Surge had restrained Abyss and Fever Pitch, as well as having apprehended members of A.R.M, a radical organization determined to prevent mutants from overrunning human society. The two mutants were taken back to X-Corps headquarters for study.
(Uncanny X-Men I#403) - Archangel discussed his meeting in Rome with the representatives of the G8 with Stacy X, as they travelled back to Paris. Stacy had trouble understanding Angel's stance on humans who tried to hurt and persecute them, but Worthington assured her she'd see things in a different light once she'd met Charles Xavier. For now, Warren insisted the best way to achieve peaceful relations between humans and mutants was through the promotion of general understanding. Stacy X wholeheartedly disagreed with this stance, calling the X-Men's plight a losing battle and humanity's fear of mutants understandable: After all, they are the next evolutionary step. Angel bluntly dissed her, before receiving a call from Nightcrawler in Paris, alerting them to a Cerebra spike in Zurich he wanted the two to check out. There, they rescued an unnamed teenage pyrokinetic who regurgitated flammable material from a group of A.R.M. soldiers ready to kill him. Before Angel could take the boy away, X-Corps members M, Multiple Man, Radius, Surge and the newly admitted Fever Pitch arrived to claim custody of the boy, with Stacy X trying to use her powers on Radius, only to learn his personal forcefield protected him from her powers.
(Uncanny X-Men I#404) - Stacy X and the other X-Men visited Abyss in the X-Corps' lab facilities and were shocked to see the teenage boy still locked up in a test tube. Unphased by the harsh words tossed at her, head of mutant research Leyu Yoshida (aka Sunpyre) calmly explained she was conducting further tests on Abyss' powers, revealing she had learned he was also able to generate a rift to an unidentified void dimension. When Angel tried to reason with her, bringing up the time she spent with Jean Grey's X-Men, Leyu gave him a fiery brush off before ordering the team out of her lab so she could continue her testing on Abyss. Before leaving, Stacy tried to talk to Abyss, telling him she felt they'd just as soon put her in there with him.
(Uncanny X-Men I#405 - BTS) - Surge was revealed to be Mystique, posing as an electricity based recruit. She had used her new guise to infiltrate X-Corpse and free her old Brotherhood teammates, as well as Lady Mastermind whose illusion powers Banshee had been using to facilitate their cooperation from the start. Mystique planned to launch the X-Corps' impressive airforce in an all out assault on Paris. While all this was going down, Radius approached Stacy X for a private session.
(Uncanny X-Men I#405) - Stacy X was outside X-Corps headquarters trying to use her pheromones to penetrate Radius' forcefield in order to help him achieve whatever he paid her to do. Their session was interrupted when they noticed all the X-Corps aircrafts taking off at once. Moments later, they were attacked by Avalanche and Blob. Radius fell into a crevice created by Avalanche, while Blob wanted to take on Stacy. Slamming his massive bulk down created a shockwave that stunned her, allowing Blob to grab one of her legs and smack her down hard enough for Stacy X to lose consciousness. Even as one of the last X-Corps combat helicopters landed to pick him and Avalanche up, Blob commented that touching Stacy made his hands feel all tingly.
(Uncanny X-Men I#405 - BTS) - Even as Stacy slowly woke up and swore revenge, the X-Corps helicopters attacked Paris, along with Fever Pitch and the other turncoat members. When the X-Men tried to reach the Blackbird and head for Paris, the craft exploded, while in one of the labs Mystique snuck up on Banshee and slit his throat.
(Uncanny X-Men I#406 - BTS) - Armed with a bazooka, Angel flew to Paris under his own power, aided by Iceman, M and Multiple Man in a helicopter.
(Uncanny X-Men I#406) - Back in Paris, Jubilee and Husk were trying to fight off the Blob, when Stacy X entered the scene and used her pheromone control to quickly overpower him, leaving the lumbering brute a drooling mess. Not too long after that, Stacy and the others came to the aid of the mortally wounded Banshee and the newly freed Abyss who teamed up to defeat Mystique and call off the senseless attack on Paris. In the aftermath, Stacy X and the other X-Men visited Banshee in a nearby hospital.
(Uncanny X-Men I#407 - BTS) - Dealing with the X-Corps fiasco, the X-Men were a little too busy to deal with the disappearance of Chamber and Nightcrawler who vanished during a crucial point in the mission. They reappeared, courtesy of Kurt Wagner's teleportation powers, in the snow covered Bavarian Alps where the mutants were taken in by Feuer, a fire breather who used to work with Nightcrawler when he was still part of the travelling circus.
(Uncanny X-Men I#407) - Fed up with being stuck in the Alps, Chamber used his psionics to reach out to the X-Men for help. The only one who he managed to contact and convince was Stacy X. However, no one believed her seeing as X-Corps was being dismantled with European Union dignitary Romano Prodi overseeing the proceedings. It wasn't until Angel was contacted by Jean Grey at the Xavier Institute with Chamber and Nightcrawler's whereabouts that Stacy was believed. Later, after being reunited with Chamber and Nightcrawler in the Alps, she asked Jonothon Starsmore why he contacted her. Much to Stacy's surprise, Chamber admitted he felt she'd be most open to his plea for help. A little while after that, Stacy departed with the other X-Men.
(Uncanny X-Men I#408 - BTS) - Ailing mutant billionare Jason Treemont learned of the X-Ranch and Stacy X's abilities and arranged an appointment which she happily accepted.
(Uncanny X-Men I#408) - Angel wasn't too pleased Stacy X continued to moonlight as a prostitute in between missions and begged her to stop when she cheerfully came to him to announce she had a job. While Stacy defended her activities, she started to doubt the validity of her work. These doubts increased even more when Wolverine assured her the only way for people not to treat her like a whore, was to stop acting like one.
(Uncanny X-Men I#408) - Despite all the negative encouragements, Stacy still decided to honor her eleven o'clock appointment with Treemont. She met her infirm, old client lying in a hospital bed in the fancy bedroom of his luxurious New York skyscraper appartment and quickly realized who he was: Chef Jay-R-Tee's, responsible for her favorite food as a child. After getting paid, she was about to start her work when Treemont explained he wasn't looking for pleasure, but relief. Stacy was startled to learn of Treemont's past and the curse of his mutations that were killing him with no possibility for pain relief through common medicinal means.
Begging for her help with tears in his eyes, Stacy finally gave in and started a four hour session focussing on hyperstimulating Treemont's pleasure centers so he wouldn't feel a thing. Treemont slipped into an ecstatic comatose state, with a content smile on his face just as Wolverine, Iceman and Chamber arrived to check in on their wayward teammate.
Stacy explained that she had given Treemont enough stimulation to keep him sedated for months, figuring he would die of natural causes long before the effects of her handiwork wore off. The X-Men complimented Stacy on her mission of mercy and left Jason Treemont to finally rest in peace before he died.
(Uncanny X-Men I#409 - BTS) - Learning of the Vanisher's involvement in the distribution of the drug M.G.H. (Mutant Growth Hormone) all across the Eastern seaboard of the United States, Angel asked Stacy X to run interference for him while he took care of matters.
(Uncanny X-Men I#409) - Stacy located the Vanisher in a high-end nightclub. Using her powers, she caught his attention and got him to accompany her to a nearby hotel suite. There, she used her pheromone control to keep him blissfully unaware of everything around him for close to two weeks, during which time the Angel used the clout of Worthington Industries to gain a controlling influence in the M.G.H. distribution. When the Vanisher came to his senses, he realized he'd been duped and was quickly overcome and captured by the X-Men.
(Uncanny X-Men I#411 (fb) - BTS) - Concerned for his old friend Black Tom Cassidy who was rapidly losing control of his sanity and powers while going through a secondary mutation that turned him into a life force draining plant creature holed up in a Scottish keep, Juggernaut (Cain Marko) made an anonymous call to the X-Men's emergency hotline for help.
(Uncanny X-Men I#410 - BTS) - Charles Xavier used his mental powers to check up on the emergency and detected a weakening mutant signal in Scotland. He ordered the X-Men across the Atlantic to investigate, while he and Beast were in Vancouver, Canada to pick up the young mutant teen Sammy Pare.
(Uncanny X-Men I#410) - En route to Scotland, Stacy X wondered out loud why the professor had sent them to Scotland. Recent recruit M (Monet St. Croix) angrily commented that Stacy had no right calling herself that, pointing at the others and calling Stacy "a mutant prostitute hitching a ride." Annoyed, Stacy shot back that men paid money to be with her, while they'd only sleep with Monet when properly aroused by her daddy's wallet. Their bitch fight was interrupted when the Blackbird approached the shores of Scotland and was suddenly struck by several fireballs that breached the craft. M, strapped in her seat, was sucked out which caused Stacy to unselfishly go after her much to M's disdain who told her she was perfectly able to take care of herself seeing as she was a mutant flyer. The falling Stacy was rescued by Angel and brought to shore, even as the entire team was taken out by Black Tom.
(Uncanny X-Men I#410 - BTS) - Eager to find out how his team was doing in Scotland, Professor X telepathically reached out, but was only able to reach Stacy.
(Uncanny X-Men I#410) - Xavier was asking Stacy for a report, but the young woman was freaking out over the fact Angel wasn't breathing. Xavier asked if she knew C.P.R. and even proceeded to teach her, but Stacy X was too frantic when she spotted the other X-Men laying around in similar comatose conditions. After a minor freak out, Stacy calmed down long enough for Charles to help her out, even as Nightcrawler woke up and aided in the revival efforts. The mutant heroes were then shocked when Juggernaut seemingly appeared out of nowhere.
(Uncanny X-Men I#411) - After a brief fight, Juggernaut revealed he was the one who had called in the X-Men for help. Around that time, the injured and unconscious Angel and M were taken away by mysterious, powerful vines. Not too long after that, Stacy X, Juggernaut and Wolverine were overcome as well and dragged to a central staging area where Black Tom made his presence known.
(Uncanny X-Men I#411 - BTS) - As the only X-Men still free, Nightcrawler and Iceman traced Black Tom's roots back to its source. Finding the now completely plant-like Cassidy in the castle's basement, Iceman figured he could stop him by turning the water in his vines to ice.
(Uncanny X-Men I#411) - As an unexpected side effect, this caused Black Tom to immediately drain away the life force of his captives, including Stacy X.
(Uncanny X-Men I#412) - Initially unsure how to deal with Black Tom now that he was draining the life energies of the X-Men among others, Nightcrawler suddenly had an idea how to resolve the issue. He teleported Stacy X out of the sapping clutches of Cassidy's vines and asked her to use her pheromone control on Black Tom himself. Complying, Stacy threw herself on top of Tom's plantlike form, even licking him for her powers to achieve their full effect. She succeeded in forcing him to love and obey her, releasing all he had in his grasp. Then, Iceman bombarded his verdant form with cold rays to cause it considerable pain and discomfort to make it spasm and destroy the castle around them. While this was going down, Stacy X checked up on Angel and felt herself inexplicably drawn to him, even attempting a kiss. He rebuffed her attempts, but had no time to inquire what she was doing. As the castle crumbled, Professor X, Beast and Sammy Pare arrived in their X-Jet to rescue everyone, including Juggernaut who was offered temporary sanctuary at the Xavier Institute.
(Uncanny X-Men I#413 - BTS) - While approaching the Institute with an X-Jet full of injured X-Men following their fight against Black Tom, Professor X telepathically contacted Husk (Paige Guthrie) to get the new school nurse Annie Gazhikhanian to the infirmary.
(Uncanny X-Men I#413) - Upon arrival, Stacy X mothered over Angel who was nursing several broken limbs. However, when Husk entered she read the girl's pheromones and concluded she was romantically attracted to Warren Worthington as well. Immediately picking a fight with Paige when she asked Angel how he was doing, Stacy X revealed to everyone in the infirmary that Guthrie had the hots for Angel. Embarrassed, Paige ran away crying, leaving Stacy behind to gloat.
Turning to see how Angel was doing, Stacy was chastized by Warren for her behavior, even though she didn't quite understand what she'd done wrong. He proceeded to tell her off, ignoring her claim she was just teaching Paige some "life lessons". Angel wondered what lesson that might be, possibly that jealous people are cruel, before reminding the prostitute he incured his most recent injuries trying to save her life so she could return safe and sound to teach these "life lessons". With everyone in the infirmary staring at her, Stacy X's initial shock turned to anger when she took off, claiming she was off to watch porn in her room.
(Uncanny X-Men I#414) - Stacy X joined the X-Men for a mission to Canada to gather a young mutant boy (Peter) who accidentally killed his mother using his explosive powers. Catching a moment alone with Angel, she tried to explain why she'd tried to kiss him the other day. Their conversation was interrupted by the arrival of Northstar, who had been approached by Charles Xavier to help out. While Northstar flew the highly volatile child under his own powers, the X-Men followed with the boy's siblings in the Blackbird. En route, Stacy once again tried to engage Warren, apologizing once more for insulting Paige. When he ignored her again, she became angry and suddenly started to shed her scaley skin much to her own shock and pain. Disgusted by her situation, she shied away from the others, yelling not to look at her (see comments).
(Uncanny X-Men I#416 - BTS) - Upon returning to the Xavier Institute, Stacy X had lost all of her scales. She was taken to the infirmary where nurse Gazhikhanian bandaged her entire body, hoping to prevent infection. During her recovery, waiting for her skin to reform, Stacy X decided to leave the team and return to her old job: Prostitution.
(Uncanny X-Men I#416) - After several weeks, Stacy X's skin had restored itself and she was ready to leave both the infirmary and the Xavier Institute. Nightcrawler came by to inform her the X-Plane was ready to take her back to the X-Ranch. Sensing that nurse Annie was a little shocked to learn she'd been a prostitute, Stacy yelled out that she was actually the first X-Man to earn her living on her back. The X-Men accompanied her to the burnt out remains of the X-Ranch in Nevada, even though Angel preferred to fly there under his own powers, much to Stacy's dismay. Once there, she was joined by Nightcrawler in uncovering the few mementos that survived the fire that destroyed the brothel. Stacy managed to find a picture of herself and the other working girls amongst the rubble, along with a few other personal belongings. She admitted to Kurt that she truly felt at home at the X-Ranch.
(Uncanny X-Men I#417 - BTS) - Stacy X returned to the Xavier Institute after recovering some of her stuff from the X-Ranch. Because Nightcrawler had been so kind to her in this endeavor, she felt especially close to Kurt and figured she had to thank him for caring the only way she knew how.
(Uncanny X-Men I#417) - After receiving a mental summons from Professor X to gather the team, Nightcrawler went to collect Stacy X who surprised him by being naked and jumping him, figuring this was what they both wanted. Shocked, Kurt pulled back and quickly regained his composure, informing his disappointed and despondent teammate that Xavier needed to see all of them. Angry for getting turned down, she yelled out that she hadn't even used her powers on him so everything he felt was real. When that failed to budge him, she curled up on the bed in shame, wondering to herself why she always screwed up everything good in her life.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422 (fb) ) - Properly fed up with her tenure as an X-Man after she failed to get it on with Nightcrawler or Angel, Stacy X decided to quietly leave the Institute. However, before she departed, she recorded a video tape for Warren Worthington to make sure he wouldn't forget her.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422) - Hoping to talk out their differences, Angel entered Stacy's room only to find her gone and the tape she made waiting for him along with a note inviting him to play it. When he did, Warren was greeted by a naked Stacy who showed him just what he was missing out on for picking Paige over her. As luck would have it, Paige happened to walk in on Warren watching the video just as Stacy was jumping rope in a rather provocative way. Stacy ended the tape by saying she wanted him to save it "for those nights alone or after you've had a mind-numbingly romp with Paigey-poo, cause that's the last you or anyone else would ever see of her". With a cynical sigh of relief, Angel proceeded to destroy the tape.
(Marvel Universe: The End#5) - Stacy X was one of hundreds of heroes, villains, gods and cosmic beings gathered together to stop the Heart of the Infinite-empowered Thanos.
(Marvel Universe: The End#6 - BTS) - Stacy X participated in the assault on Thanos and was erased from existence along with all of the other combatants. Thanos eventually restored all of the heroes to normal, Kismet included.
(House Of M#8 - BTS) - Following the events of M-Day, Stacy X was one of the millions of mutants who lost their powers due to the Scarlet Witch's reality altering spell.
(Generation M#2 - BTS) - In the wake of M-Day, Stacy X took the loss of her mutant abilities especially hard. No longer able to control pheromones but still retaining her reptillian features, she joined a new version of the brothel known as the X-Ranch. Unfortunately, with less than 200 active mutants worldwide, the enterprise failed to recruit enough personnel, forcing the ranch to close shop before too long.
(Generation M#2) - Down on her luck and forced to live on the streets of New York where she attempted to get by turning tricks, Stacy X gave an interview to Daily Bugle reporter Sally Floyd in which she explained her current predicament.
(New Avengers I#18 - BTS) - SHIELD identified Stacy X's unique mutant energy signature as now being part of Michael Pointer, also known as the Collective.
(New Warriors IV#1 - BTS) - At some unrevealed point, Stacy X was approached by Donyell Taylor to join his new New Warriors group consisting of depowered mutants. Stacy was given Constrictor's energy whips and started operating under the new nickname Ripcord. She began training with her new teammates as the team slowly began making a name for itself, taking out the supervillain the Grey Gargoyle.
(New Warriors IV#2) - Ripcord and the other New Warriors observed from a distance while Night Trasher showed potential recruit Sofia Mantega around the training room.
(New Warriors IV#3) - Ripcord and the New Warriors were training in their makeshift Danger Room against a simulation of the futuristic Sentinel Nimrod. Their teamwork left a lot to be desired, with Skybolt engaging well before Ripcord had a chance to get clear.
(New Warriors IV#4) - After Night Trasher singlehandedly took on all of the New Warriors and took them down within a minute during a training session, he told them to simply spend more time training, ordering a full day's workout and daily double sessions even though the team had plans to hang out. Not too long after that, the Zodiac attacked downtown New York, forcing the New Warriors to intervene. She witnessed how, while retreating, the Zodiac member Cancer killed her teammate Longstrike.
(New Warriors IV#5) - Following Longstrike's death, the two teams hacked into each other, with Taurus grabbing Ripcord's cables to smack her into her teammate Decibel. When depowered mutant Sofia Mantega intervened, she caused a momentarily chance for the New Warriors to regroup, but this window of opportunity was lost when she was mortally wounded. Night Trasher decided to a strategic retreat, even as the Zodiac left. In the aftermath, back at NW-headquarters, Phaser blamed his sister's death on Trasher who proceeded to disband the team.
(New Warriors IV#6) - After Night Trasher made his decision to break up the New Warriors, Ripcord spent some alone time in the team's virtual reality simulator fighting the Asgardian Destroyer. She was alerted to join the others when the banged up Sofia Mantega came to visit, indirectly shaming Night Trasher about his decree the Warriors wouldn't continue. When Wondra (Jubilation Lee) announced the team'd soldier on even without him, Trasher rethought his decision. Elated, the New Warriors told Sofia who they really were.
(New Warriors IV#7) - Ripcord, along with most of the other New Warriors, failed Wondra's assignment to take apart and reassemble the equipment that gave them their powers in the dark. Even though she complained to Wondra she was no engineer, Ripcord was still told to keep practising.
(New Warriors IV#8) - Ripcord was having dinner with all the New Warriors, minus Night Trasher, and helped to assuage their feeling of insecurity and doubt about their mission. She also reminded the other former mutants how she felt about the X-Men and that, as far as she was concerned, they had dealt them all a rotten hand. In the end, the New Warriors agreeed that the only family they needed was each other.
(New Warriors IV#9) - Ripcord helped the New Warriors bring in the Alpha Clan, a band of villains occupying the no. 12 spot on SHIELD's most wanted list.
(New Warriors IV#10) - After an intense training session during which they fought Ultron and a Kree Sentry amongst others, the New Warriors' field leader Wondra finally confronted Night Trasher about the fact he was still keeping his identity and his mission a secret while he was also gone for about half the time. Demanding answers, Wondra got her wish and Ripcord and the others assembled in Thrasher's study where he revealed the Transmap, a device that tracked transhuman activity on a global level. The machine can actively predict if and how a target is going to be a problem and right now, the cybernetic supervillain Machinesmith was a big threat according to the Map. Annoyed at being misled, Wondra initially quit but decided against it when she heard testimonials on Night Thrasher from the others.
(New Warriors IV#11) - Using the Transmap's data, the New Warriors ambushed Machinesmith in his lair who proceeded to make short work of the neophyte heroes. Ripcord was knocked out early in the batttle and when a cave-in seperated her, Wondra and Night Thrasher from the others who remained locked in with Machinesmith, Thrasher decided to regroup and leave his team behind.
(New Warriors IV#12) - Even as Machinesmith proceeded to fight their abandoned teammates, the other New Warriors returned to headquarters. There, Ripcord had to break up a fight between Blackwing and Night Thrasher over his decision to leave. When Sofia Mantega (now known as Renascence) arrived to see what the commotion was about, she was shocked to hear about Thrasher's decision. Joined by the team's supporting staff, the remaining Warriors headed back to Machinesmith's lair.
(New Warriors IV#13) - Ripcord and the others saved their teammates and even managed to defeat Machinesmith and destroy his lair. However, once home, Wondra forced Night Thrasher to reveal the truth: Machinesmith posed no specific or imminent threat and the Transmap was merely a ruse. Ripcord and her teammates were shocked to hear Thrasher admit this, before he took off.
(New Warriors IV#14) - Enjoying lunch at a local diner while off duty, the New Warriors were surprised to witness scores of Skrull ships appearing over Manhattan. They were then teleported to New Warriors headquarters by Night Thrasher to stay put until they figured out more information about the exact nature of the Skrulls' presence. He then took off on his own, expecting the others to stay behind. However, they'd rigged a tracking device and followed their mysterious leader, fighting off some of the enhanced Skrull warriors along the way. The New Warriors traced Thrasher to one of his safe houses in the Appalachian Mountains where, as fate would have it, a contingent of Initiative heroes formerly connected to the New Warriors were already waiting for Night Thrasher.
(New Warriors IV#15) - The two bands of heroes fought, with the Scarlet Spiders giving Ripcord a hard time until Night Thrasher put an end to the confrontation by revealing he was Donyell Taylor, the former mutant New Warrior called Bandit, also known as Dwayne Taylor's younger brother. He went on to say the only reason he came to the safe house was to access information that could tell him where SHIELD was keeping his brother's body. Both bands of heroes teamed up, when Justice revealed the remains of the original Night Thrasher and the others were stored on the nearby SHIELD Helicarrier. When they approached, the heroes realized it was under attack from Skrulls. Both teams went onboard to fight off the Super-Skrulls invading the flying fortress. While Ripcord and the others held off the Skrulls until SHIELD could bring in reinforcements, Night Thrasher and Justice retrieved the bodies of all the New Warriors killed during the Stamford incident. The heroes departed and, the following day, gave their fallen comrades a proper burial.
(New Warriors IV#16) - Holographically disguised as a little girl Ripcord infiltrated the Dread Dealers, whose leader Starion trusted her enough to take her in. After he gave her an apple Ripcord revealed herself and aided the New Warriors in taking down the Dread Dealers by using Pym Particles to shrink them down and imprison them in a small globe. Shortly after the New Warriors were assaulted by a squadron of elite SHIELD Cape-Killers led by Detectives Beverly Sykes and Harry Givens. Ripcord and Skybolt were seemingly killed during this when they were caught in the explosion of a Cape-Killer's damaged energy backpack.
(Vengeance#1 - BTS) - Somehow surviving the confrontation with the Capekillers and deciding to abandon her costumed identity as Ripcord, Stacy X regained her previous snake-like appearance through similary unrevealed ways. Thrilled, she started frequenting local New York hot spots.
(Vengeance#1) - Sugar Kane was seen next partying with mutant Stacy X at a New York club. Still hoping to further her career by romancing metahumans, she seduced young hero Ultimate Nullifier into having a threesome with her and Stacy. Their get together was interrupted by Magneto, who demanded Stacy X lived up to her full mutant potential. While Ultimate Nullifier fought Magneto, both Stacy X and Sugar Kane made swift exits.
(Vengeance#6) - Stacy X was seen dancing the night away in Latveria as part of Kristoff Vernard's overall plan.
Comments: Created by Joe Casey, (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks).
Stacy's codename was initially going to be "X-Stacy" (a "clever" reference to her ecstasy inducing powers), but after several publishing errors resulted in her being called "Stacy X", that particular name stuck. Apropos of relatively nothing, while writing most of this entry, Tina Turner's Private Dancer was on auto-repeat. It only seemed fitting.
It was never explained why Stacy X suddenly started to shed her skin, seemingly at random, in Uncanny X-Men I#414. It didn't serve any actual purpose storywise, she didn't have any personal revelations or changes of heart because of it. It just sort of happened...just cos. You could say this is true to real life where sometimes you're forced to deal with a completely random curve ball, but this sort of smells like poorly structured writing.
Villified by most X-fans and deemed an even worse X-Man than Maggott, yours truly has nothing but love and affection for Stacy X. Sure, she didn't exactly join the X-Men during the team's hey day in the early 00's... Created and shoe horned in by writer Joe Casey in a blatant attempt at garnering attention to his Uncanny X-Men run that was having to "compete" with Grant Morrison's status quo shattering New X-Men. At first, in the early days of Marvel dropping the Comics Code Authority, she was little more than an obvious ploy to draw in more readers: "Hey kids, a mutant hooker just joined the X-Men and she's still in her old work clothes!"... And that was even before Chuck Austen started writing her.
But despite all that, Stacy spoke to me, if only as a reminder heroes come in all shapes, sizes (and price ranges)... even if she did try to get it on with most of the male members of the team. Still, the way Austen wrote her out by having Stacy tape a good-bye message to Angel while jumping rope in the buff still makes me chuckle.
Also, the less said about the gawdawful fourth incarnation of New Warriors that roped Stacy into becoming "Ripcord" the better.
Stacy X received profiles in Marvel Encylopedia I: X-Men, All New Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe#10 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#9 HC.
Profile by Norvo.
Stacy X should not be confused with
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Vengeance, Stacy X sketch (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#399, p20, pan1 (first appearance)
Uncanny X-Men I#400, p15, pan5 (captured by the Church of Humanity)
Uncanny X-Men I#406, p26, pan4 & 5 (gets Blob)
Uncanny X-men I#408, p9, pan5 (treated like a whore or not)
Uncanny X-Men I#413, p17, pans 6&7 (reveals what Husk wants from Angel)
Uncanny X-Men I#414, p27, pans 2&3 (starts to shed)
Uncanny X-Men I#417, p23, pans 3&4 (fails to seduce Nightcrawler)
Uncanny X-Men I#422, p13, pan1 (leaves Angel a video message)
New Warriors IV#4, p22, pan1 (versus Scorpio of the Zodiac)
New Warriors IV#6, p23, pan6 (reveals her true identity as Stacy X)
New Warriors IV#15, p9, pan5 (fighting a Super-Skrull)
New Warriors IV#16, p10, pan5 (last New Warriors costume)
Vengeance#1, p9, pan5 (interrupted by Magneto)
Uncanny X-Men I#399 (November, 2001) - Joe Casey, (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#400 (December, 2001) - Joe Casey, (writer), Cully Hamner, Ashley Wood, Eddie Campbell, Javier Pulido, Sean Philips (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#401 (January, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#402 (February, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#403 (March, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#404 (April, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Sean Philips (pencils & inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#405 (May, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Sean Philips (pencils & inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#406 (June, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Mark Morales & Danny Miki (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#407 (July, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Sean Philips (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#408 (August, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Sean Philips (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#409 (September, 2002) - Joe Casey (writer), Sean Philips (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#410 (October, 2002) - Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#411 (November, 2002) - Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#412 (December, 2002) - Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#413 (January, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Sean Philips (pencils & inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#414 (February, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Sean Philips (pencils & inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#416 (April, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Kia Asamiya (pencils & inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#417 (May, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Kia Asamiya (pencils & inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#5 (July, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer, pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#6 (August, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer, pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
House of M#8 (December, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Oliver Coipel (pencils), John Dell, Scott Hanna, Tim Townsend (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Generation M#2 (February, 2006) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Ramon Bachs (pencils), John Lucas (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Avengers I#18 (June, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Warriors IV#1 (August, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#2 (September, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#3 (October, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#4 (November, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#5 (December, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#6 (January, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#7 (February, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Jon Main (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#8 (March, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Jon Main (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#9 (April, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#10 (May, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#11 (June, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#12 (July, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#13 (August, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Reilly Brown (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#14 (September, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Koi Turnbull (pencils), Sal Regla (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#15 (October, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Koi Turnbull (pencils), Sal Regla (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
New Warriors IV#16 (November, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Reilly Brown (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Vengeance#1 (September, 2011) - Joe Casey (writer), Nick Dragotta (pencils & inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Vengeance#6 (February, 2012) - Joe Casey (writer), Nick Dragotta (pencils & inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Last updated: 09/22/13
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