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Real Name: Sanji Yamamoto

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Cook

Group Membership: Xavier Institute school staff (Marilyn Hannah, others)

Affiliations: Marilyn Hannah, Xavier Institute student body, X-Men (Iceman/Robert Drake, Rogue/Anna Marie, most likely all others)

Enemies: Brotherhood of Mutants (Avalanche/Dominikos Petrakis, Black Tom/Thomas Cassidy, Exodus/Bennet du Paris, Mammomax/Maximus Jensen, Sabretooth/Victor Creed)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, New York, U.S.A.

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#429 (October, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: Sanji Yamamoto was a mutant who, in appearance, resembled a rat. If his mutation was purely physical or if he possessed any additional rodent-like abilities has not been revealed.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Brown fur


(Uncanny X-Men I#429 - BTS) - Sanji Yamamoto got a job as a cook at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

(Uncanny X-Men I#429) - Preparing the day's lunch, he asked his colleague Marilyn Hannah to grab a couple of twenty-pound bags of hamburger out of the freezer. Sanji and Marilyn were surprised when they found Iceman there, who was experiencing a side effect of his secondary mutation.

(X-Men II#164) - Sanji was present when the Brotherhood of Mutants attacked Xavier's School. He watched helplessly as Marilyn died trying to save Rogue from Black Tom.

Comments: Created by Chuck Austen and Philip Tan.

Given that many of the non-mutant X-characters left or were killed off post-M-Day and his lack of appearances since, Sanji most likely lost his mutant powers when a reality altering spell cast by the Scarlet Witch reduced the number of gene active mutants to approximately 300 worldwide.

Sanji was never named on panel, his name was revealed in the Xavier Institute entry of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z I#13 (2008).

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Uncanny X-Men I#429, p6, pan4 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#429, p6, pan5 (talking)
X-Men II#164, p3, pan4 (attacked by black tom)

Uncanny X-Men I#429 (October, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Philip Tan (pencils), Mike Marts, Annie Thornton (editors)
X-Men II#164 (January, 2005) - Chuck Austen (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Mike Marts, Stephanie Moore, Sean Ryan (editors)

Last updated: 09/09/14

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