Real Name: Gianna Carina Esperanza
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: Acolytes (Kamal al Alaoui, Barnacle/Mortimer Everett, Fabian Cortez, Exodus/Bennett du Paris, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Gargouille/Lavinia LeBlanc, Katu, Kleinstock Brothers/Harlan & Sven Kleinstock, Neophyte/Simon Hall, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Projector/Zachary Williams, Rem-Ram/Marcus Andrews, Scanner/Sarah Ryall, Seamus Mellencamp, Senyaka/Suvik Senyaka, 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, Scanner/Sarah Ryall, X-Men (Colossus/Peter 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: Meat (nickname given by Marrow)
Base of Operations: GenoshaFirst Appearance: X-Men: Magneto War#1 (March, 1999)
Powers/Abilities: Static can fire neuro-synaptic
impulses from her fingertips that cause temporary paralysis. As an added
effect, the pulses are also capable of briefly denying the victim any
and all access to his or her parahuman abilities.
Weight: 130 lbs.
(X-Men: Magneto War#1 - BTS) - Rumors of the imminent
return of Magneto led to an ideological rift within the Acolytes.
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. New member Static sided with Cortez and left the
fold, along with Barnacle, Projector, Rem-Ram, the Kleinstocks, Senyaka
(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 the young Acolyte Rem-Ram's mutant dream reading
powers to enter the minds of Charles Xavier, Rogue and Wolverine.
Rem-Ram's presence in his mind was enough to wake Xavier and he quickly
became aware of the Acolytes' presence on the school grounds. Alerting
the X-Men, the battle was soon joined.
Static used her scrambling powers to briefly take out Storm and Gambit, but was so distracted that she almost was eviscerated by Marrow. She was saved by Cortez, who then ordered her to scramble Charles Xavier's powers. With his psi-shields down, Cortez figured the professor would be helpless against Rem-Ram's powers. However, the far more experienced Xavier took out Static with a mindblast before she could target him.
The battle ended when Cortez almost killed Rem-Ram by willfully overloading his powers. Professor Xavier's display of selfishless aid convinced Static and the others to stand down. Cortez ran off, leaving Static to formally request asylum along with the other Acolytes. When Xavier denied this request and turned them away, the disappointed Static 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 Static 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 Genosha's freedom fighters Philip Moreau and Jenny
Ransome. When Scanner tried to reason with Static (who
had died her hair blonde), she blasted her former teammate away
with her electrostatic impulses.
(Magneto: Dark Seduction#2 - BTS) - Properly powered up, Static was
effortlessly beating both soldier and Acolyte alike. However, she and the
other renegade Acolytes lost their additional powers when they were cut
off from the device's influence via remote control.
(New X-Men I#116 - BTS) - Static was on Genosha when Cassandra Nova's Sentinels laid waste to the island. She 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 which presumedly included Static as well. After the Avengers contained Xorn and the Sentry threw him into the sun, all the reanimated corpses "died" again.
(X-Force III#21- BTS) - Static 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).
Static, 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.
Static should not be confused with
images: (without ads)
X-Men: Magneto War#1, p26, pan3 (main image)
X-Men: Magneto War#1, p25, pan4 (attacks Storm)
Magneto: Dark Seduction#1, p20, pan 2&3 (attacks Scanner)
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#116 (September, 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)
First Posted: 01/07/2014
Last updated: 01/07/2014
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com
Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
Back to Characters