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Real Name: Molly Stanwick

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: Xavier Institute student body (Beak/Barnell Bohusk, Walter Lambert and others)

Affiliations: X-Men (Beast/Henry McCoy, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Cyclops/Scott Summers)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Westchester County, New York

First Appearance: New X-Men I#117 (October, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: Molly's mutation turned the lower half of her body into an armor resembling that of a cephalopod. The eight tentacle limbs allowed her to move about freely.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation, although her tentacles would most likely give her the opportunity to extend her body)
Weight: 115 lbs. (approximately without the added weight of her tentacles)
Eyes: Unrevealed, most likely green
Hair: Green


(New X-Men I#117 - BTS) - After manifesting her powers, Molly enrolled at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

(New X-Men I#117) - Molly was one of the many students present when their professor and founding X-Man Beast exited the Danger Room to introduce Xavier's latest student: Barnell Bohusk, the Beak.

(Chamber#1) - Molly learned that mutant students attending Empire State University were getting brutally murdered. She decided to warn her superiors. She did so when Cyclops and Chamber returned from a rescue mission with the young mutant Nicky Gleason.

(Chamber#4) - A month later, Molly showed Walter Lambert, Xavier's first human exchange student, to headmaster Cyclops' office. After Walter explained to Chamber why he'd chosen to transfer, Cyclops asked Molly to give him a tour of the facilities. When Walter asked if the school had wheelchair access Molly jokingly asked if he even knew who their founder was.

Comments: Created by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Lee Ferguson (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks).

I've decided to name Brian K. Vaughan as Molly's creator since he picked her out of the crowd of unidentified mutants in New X-Men I#117 drawn by Ethan Van Sciver. It's very unlikely Grant Morrison had already established Cephalopod's powers and personality by then.

Molly received her last name and code name in the Xavier Student Body entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#13.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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Chamber#4, p20, pan6 (main image)
Chamber#4, p21, pan3 (full form)
New X-Men I#117, p3, pan4 (first appearance)

New X-Men I#117 (October, 2001) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan Van Sciver (pencils), Prentiss Rollins (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
Chamber#1 (October, 2002) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Lee Ferguson (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Raicht (editor)
Chamber#4 (January, 2003) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Lee Ferguson (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Raicht (editor)

Last updated: 02/07/16

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