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WENDY TAYLOR

Real Name: Wendy Taylor

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Neverland camp internees (Sienna Blaze, Bulwark/Oswald Boeglin, Diamond Lil/Lilian Crawley, Maggott/Japheth, Random, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb, Dr. Cecelia Reyes, Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor, Billy Taylor, Wildside/Richard Gill, other unnamed mutants) 

Enemies: Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Scalphunter (John Greycrow), Weapon X (Director/Malcolm Colcord, Garrison Kane, Marrow/Sarah, Mesmero, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Sauron/Karl Lykos, Washout, Wild Child/Kyle Gibney)

Known Relatives: Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor (parents, first names unrevealed), Billy Taylor (brother)

Aliases: "Young lady" (nickname used by Mrs. Taylor)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
                                  formerly Mr. Sinister's laboratories;
                                  formerly Weapon X's interment camp Neverland;
                                  formerly
the Taylor family home, Warwick, New York

First Appearance: Weapon X II#5 (March, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: Wendy Taylor was a mutant who despite her relatively young age had already developed certain mutant abilities. She could transmutate at least part of her body into a mist-like form of unknown composition. When she exhibited her powers, her eyes would burn a bright yellow. After being injected with the N2-formula, Wendy spawned dozens of small, crimson red hooks all over her body. If she gained any other powers derived from exposure to the Sub-Mariner's DNA remains to be seen.

Height: 4'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 78 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History:

(Weapon X II#5 (fb) - BTS) - Wendy and her older brother Billy were born to two X-gene positive parents who, when the children manifested their own powers at a young age, swore the siblings to keep their abilities a secret. Nevertheless, both Billy and Wendy were acutely aware of the dangers of being a mutant.

(Weapon X II#5 (fb) ) - Wendy, Billy and the other Taylors somehow were discovered by the Weapon X project. Late one night, their elite team of super powered operatives was sent in to collect the family. Mr. Taylor tried to hold off the first wave while Wendy and Billy were guided away by their mom. The trio encountered more Weapon X members and were ready to use their mutant powers against them, with Wendy transmuting into her mist form. However, the timely arrival of Weapon X member Mesmero caused all the Taylors to collapse into a coma. When they woke up, they found themselves on board a transport with other captured mutants like Maggott, Bulwark and Ape headed to Neverland, the Weapon X internment camp.

(Weapon X II#5) - Wendy and her family was processed during admission, with a telepath reading their minds if they refused to answer the administrator's questions. After careful analysis, Wendy and the others were deemed genetically viable and branded with a green M. Those who received red M's, like Maggott, were destined to be executed. Before he headed for an early death, Maggott handed Wendy and Billy one of his slugs for safekeeping. Some time later, Wendy watched how her father confronted the Weapon X Director about the red M's and the implied genocide, only for the Director to drag her father away never to be seen again. In the weeks that followed, Wendy and all the other green M's were subjected to brutal medical testing to further determine their genetic potential, a project spearheaded by one Dr. Windsor (Mr. Sinister in disguise). Taking an interest in Wendy and her brother, Windsor arranged to have the children transferred out of Neverland, allegedly to safety. Their mother, still recovering from the gruesome cycles of tests and believing she was doing them a favor, said goodbye to her children. Dr. Windsor accompanied Wendy and Billy out of Neverland, with Maggott's cybernetic slug resting comfortably on Wendy's shoulder.

(Weapon X II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Wendy and her brother were taken to one of Mr. Sinister's laboratories. There, they learned the villain's true identity, as well as encountering his assistant Scalphunter (John Greycrow). Wendy was powerless when Sinister started to experiment on Billy, injecting him with several formulas designed to increase his mutagenic potential.

(Weapon X II#14) - Mr. Sinister decided to try out a new and improved sample of the N2 concoction he devised back in World War II, based on Namor the Sub-Mariner's DNA. He had exposed 183 previous test subjects to the virulent concoction, only to watch them die horrible deaths. Sinister injected Wendy with the latest N2 batch and observed how she suffered tremendously before, apparently, dying. Figuring he had failed once again, Sinister ordered Scalphunter to get rid of the body that had spawned crimson red, razor sharp growths. However, Wendy suddenly woke up and appeared none the worse for wear, sparking Sinister's continued interest in the girl.

Comments: Created by Frank Tieri (writer), Georges Jeanty (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks).

It would be interesting to see if Wendy retained any of her powers, artificial or otherwise, following M-Day.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Wendy Taylor should not be confused with


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Weapon X II#5 p7, pan5 (main image)
Weapon X II#5, p15, pan6 (receives Maggot's slug)
Weapon X II#14, p22, pan4 (survives Sinister's experiment)


Appearances:
Weapon X II#5 (March, 2003) - Frank Tieri (writer), Georges Jeanty (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Weapon X II#14 (December, 2003) - Frank Tieri (writer), John Paul Leon (pencils), Tommy Lee Edwards (inks), Marc Sumerak, Andy Schmidt (editors)


Last updated: 07/14/15

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