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Real Name: Aubrey Agee

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Geneticist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Senator Brickman, Henry Peter Gyrich, Martha (his assistant), Mutopia, Rogue (as Ms. Smith)

Enemies: Mystique (as Mallory Brickman), Joseph wasn't a fan either

Known Relatives: Rebecca Agee (sister)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
     formerly his Manhattan clinic, New York City, New York

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#353 (March, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Aubrey Agee possesses no known superhuman abilities. A gifted geneticist, he dedicated his life to finding a way to "cure" mutations in hopes of reversing his sister's transformation. He became so obsessed with this quest, he tended to violate medical ethics. Aubrey Agee wears glasses.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

(Uncanny X-Men I#359 (fb) - BTS) - Aubrey Agee used his skills as a geneticist to work tirelessly to find a way to cure his sister Rebecca whose mutation left her body warped and distorted. Initially unsuccessful at this endeavor, he was then contacted by government agents working for the Mutopia company that offered Agee access to advanced technologies that allowed him to continue his work. He experimented for several months on subjects, killing some of them, before he came up with a method that restored Rebecca for mere seconds before her genetic matrix destabilized again. Hoping to get more mutants to perfect his technique on, he decided to go public with the "cure" for mutancy, calling it a genetic reversal.

(Uncanny X-Men I#353 - BTS) - Doctor Agee went on a talkshow to discuss his work in mutant reversal. Joseph and Rogue happened to catch his appearance before Joseph used his magnetic powers to destroy the set because he was too frustrated with Agee's "rubbish claims" about unlocking and countermanding the "mutant gene problem".

(Uncanny X-Men I#355) - Desperate and frustrated with her uncontrollable mutant absorption powers, Rogue made an appointment with Aubrey Agee at his Manhattan clinic. Calling herself "Ms. Smith", she went to see Agee who surprised her with his genial disposition and open attitude. He told her that he didn't care if she was a mutant or not, claiming his sister was a mutant as well before he cured her. After taking the necessary cell samples, Agee told Rogue to schedule a follow-up with his assistant Martha. As she was leaving, Agee asked Rogue just what her mutant power was, but she refused to answer.

(Uncanny X-Men I#356) - Unsure of Agee's motives, Rogue followed the doctor around for a couple of days. She confronted him after he took a meeting with the government related Mutopia company, wondering just why he claimed to work alone when he was apparently in cahoots with Mutopia. Agee swore that he had no ties with Mutopia, that his methods was legitimate and that he only went in there to feverishly decline Mutopia's proposal to work together. Rogue believed his story, though she still refused to tell Aubrey her real name.

(Uncanny X-Men I#357) - Somehow putting one and one together, Agee knew "Ms. Smith" was actually the X-Man known as Rogue by the time he'd finished analyzing her genetic sample. Aubrey was fascinated and thrilled by the sample, because it contained genetic material from a number of different people simultaneously. He assured his dear, horribly mutated sister Rebecca, who was stuck in a pod in his lab, that he was going to cure Rogue and make her "as lovely and pure and human" as her.

(Uncanny X-Men I#359 - BTS) - Mystique learned her stepdaughter Rogue was about to go through with Agee's genetic resequencing. Abhorred, she infiltrated the project and replaced Mallory, the wife of Senator Brickman who was heavily involved in the project.

(Uncanny X-Men I#359) - Agee invited Rogue to his clinic where his resequencer was set up. Before he went on with the procedure, he met with government agent Henry Peter Gyrich and influential Senator Brickman and his wife Mallory were ready to watch the proceedings from behind a one-way, bulletproof wall of glass. Agee went down to get the procedure started, unaware Bookman's wife had slipped away. Mystique shifted her shape to resemble one of Agee's nursing, gaining access to the secure area of the facility. As such, she was able to shoot up Agee's machine before he could activate it. Aubrey kept hidden while mother and daughter confronted each other.

(Uncanny X-Men I#359 - BTS) - Rogue took over Mystique's morphing powers after their confrontation. Meanwhile, Gyrich had Agee and his equipment moved to the Mutopia building, while leaving plenty of clues for Rogue to locate them should she return to the institute.

(Uncanny X-Men I#359) - Rogue, posing as Mallory Brickman, went to the Mutopia building and gained access to the sixth floor where Agee was. Surprised to find Mystique had escaped and followed her there, Rogue fought off security guards and also kept Mystique from killing the doctor. Eager to find out the truth about his proposed method, she absorbed his memories and learned that Agee's technique worked. However, in the end she decided not to go through with it and returned home to the X-Men.

Comments: Created by Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks)

Ah, Aubrey, we hardly knew ye... One of the victims of Steve Seagle's brief, editorially mandated run on Uncanny X-Men, his subplot was unceremoniously and quickly resolved without addressing any of the many inconsistencies. Agee claimed he didn't work for the government, though he clearly was. He also claims he'd cured his sister, though she clearly wasn't. He also promised his freakishly mutated sister Rebecca that he would make Rogue "as cured, lovely and perfect a human" as she was. Does this mean he's insane? How did he find out Ms. Smith was actually Rogue, how did Mystique get involved and why didn't anyone explain Rogue's decision to not go through with the procedure? All in all, it's just an unfortunate mess.

For Rebecca's sake, I only hope she lost her powers on M-Day.

Profile by Norvo.

Aubrey Agee should not be confused with:

Rebecca Agee

Upon reaching puberty, Rebecca Agee's mutant powers manifested themselves, turning her body into a semi-humanoid form that prevented her from communicating through speech. Possibly telepathic, she was able to converse with her brother, the brilliant geneticist Aubrey Agee who worked tirelessly to find a way to restore her to normal. After years of work, he managed to return Rebecca to normal for a few seconds by using a genetic recoding technique. Seeking to perfect the method, Agee needed more test subjects. That's why he went public with the news he could cure mutants. Aubrey later told Rebecca he had high hopes the genetic material of the X-Man Rogue could finally restore her to normal.

--Uncanny X-Men I#357 (Uncanny X-Men I#357, 359

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Uncanny X-Men I#356, p18, pan3 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#355, p4, pan2,3 (samples Rogue)
Uncanny X-Men I#359, p16, pan5 (afraid to get hurt)
Uncanny X-Men I#357, p9, pan7 (Rebecca Agee)

Uncanny X-Men I#353 (March, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Uncanny X-Men I#355 (May, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#356 (June 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#357 (July, 1998) - Steve Seagle (writer), Dan Norton (pencils), Dexter Vines & Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#359 (September, 1998) - Joe Kelly & Steve Seagle (writers), Chris Bachalo & Ryan Benjamin (pencils), Tim Townsend, Scott Hanna & Jon Holdredge (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 12/03/16

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