Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutant,
citizen of the United States
Occupation: Former bodyguard
Group Membership: X-Corporation (LA branch) (Empath/Manuel
de la Rocha, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Skitz, Sunspot/Roberto DaCosta, Professor Charles Xavier, unrevealed others)
Affiliations: X-Men (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Rogue/"Anna
Enemies: Cutter, Dervish, Porous
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed,
formerly Roberto DaCosta's estate, Valle Soleada, California, USA;
formerly X-Corporation headquarters, Los Angeles, California, USA
First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men I#35 (January,
Powers/Abilities: Stringfellow possessed the mutant
ability to turn the human body into "silly putty," essentially causing
bones and all other firm body parts to lose their rigidity. His targets
lost all conscious control over their elongated, rubbery form.
Stringfellow solely relied on his mutant powers in combat and was in
poor physical shape. Not too concerned with proper manners, he wasn't
above picking his nose in public.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (X-Treme X-Men I#35 (fb) - BTS) - Stringfellow was one of several teenage mutants Charles Xavier recruited when he took control of the militant X-Corps and turned it into the X-Corporation. Stringfellow was assigned to join the Corporation's LA offices, where he and his fellow mutant Skitz served as a security detail to Roberto DaCosta, who functioned as the local branch's director.
(X-Treme X-Men I#35) - Stringfellow was acting as
Roberto's bodyguard when he hosted a party at his Valle Soleada estate
for the local politicians and civic leaders. The celebration was
interrupted by the depowered X-Man Rogue, her teammate Cannonball in
tow, who gatecrashed the gathering. She incorrectly blamed DaCosta and
the X-Corporation for the growing unrest between humans and mutants in
the usually peaceful community, unaware that, in
reality, it was the evil telepathic Elias Bogan manipulating events.
Roberto denied Rogue's allegations but she was still ready to
hit him. Stringfellow then stepped in and used his powers to turn
her body into a pile of limp, strung out flesh. As Roberto explained to
the stunned Rogue that "you've become as elastic and elongated as Reed
Richards, without any of his control," Rogue struggled to get a grip,
prompting Stringfellow to offer to make it worse. After watching what
happened to Rogue, Cannonball was fed up and demanded that Roberto and
Stringfellow would stop. When he came too close, Skitz hit Sam with her
mental delusion power, showing him horrific imagery that caused him to
lose control of his mind. Sensing that his old New Mutants teammate
was beyond reasoning and about to activate his powers, Sunspot struck
him with his solar powered fist. The hit launched Sam and the strung
out Rogue, who'd been clinging to him, safely away from the guests. Sunspot
then ordered Skitz and Stringfellow to go and retrieve them, telling
them not to expect any of the standard protocols to work with them. When they were out looking for
their targets, they ran into local mutant thugs Cutter, Dervish and
Porous, who were hopped up on the power enhancing Kick drug. The trio
easily defeated Stringfellow and Skitz, leaving their unconscious bodies
lying around while they proceeded to move in on the still incapacitated
Rogue and Cannonball.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils) and Greg Adams (inks).
Poor Stringfellow...defeated on his first proper away mission by three drugged out mutants with even sillier nicknames. It's not been revealed if Stringfellow retained his powers after M-Day.
Profile by Norvo
Stringfellow should not be confused with
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X-Treme X-Men I#35, p4, pan2 (main image)
X-Treme X-Men I#35, p4, pans1&3 (uses powers)
X-Treme X-Men I#35 (January, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Last updated: 07/13/15
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