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STRINGFELLOW

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 Raven") 

Enemies: Cutter, Dervish, Porous

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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, 2004)

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)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

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

CLARIFICATIONS:
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)


Appearances:
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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