Real Name: Frida Rivera
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: Xavier Institute student body
Affiliations: Xavier Institute student body (Choir/Irina Clayton, Imp/Anders Nobel, Keratin/Dave Finn, Mentat/Robert Zepheniah, Polymer/Dana Holmes, Redneck/Vincent Stewart, Spike/Gary Walsh, Stalwart/Adewale Ekoku, Stepford Cuckoos (Celeste, Esme, Mindee, Phoebe, Sophie Cuckoo), other unidentified students), Special Class (Angel/Angel Salvadore, Beak/Barnell Bohusk), X-Men (Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Emma Frost, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett, Xorn/Kuan-Yin Xorn)
Enemies: Cassandra Nova
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, New York
First Appearance: New X-Men I#126 (July, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Contact possessed psychometric abilities, and would've been able to perceive the history of any given object by touching it.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation)
(New X-Men I#116 - BTS) - After Professor Charles Xavier (secretly Cassandra Nova who had switched minds with her twin brother) came out as a mutant on live TV, the Xavier Institute was opened to the public. Frida was one of the many young teenagers that enrolled at the Xavier Institute. Because of her mutation, she took the codename Contact.
(New X-Men I#126) - Refusing to hide like a common human, Contact and most of the students decided they wanted to join the fight against Cassandra Nova who at that point had fully manifested herself as a Mummudrai. Nova effortlessly used her psionic abilities to mind control Contact and the other students, sending them to fight Beast and Wolverine. Contact and the others were eventually freed from Cassandra's control by the Stepford Cuckoos.
Comments: Created by Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks).
Contact was most likely one of the many millions mutants who lost their powers when a reality altering spell cast by the Scarlet Witch reduced the number of gene active mutants to a mere 300 worldwide.
Since all Xavier Institute students were selected to join special training squads mentored by members of the X-Men, Contact could have been a part of the Excelsiors (Iceman's squad), the Exemplars (Beast's squad) or the Paladins (Shadowcat's squad) whose rosters have never been revealed.
I've heard that another online source claimed Contact can be seen in several comics, in Frost's telepathic classes. This is not the case, I've triple checked all the New X-Men issue's to make sure.
Contact's name and codename have been revealed in the Xavier Institute entry of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#13 (2010).
Inside Info: Her name, Frida Rivera, comes from Frida Kahlo and her one-time husband Diego Rivera.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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New X-Men I#126, p22, pan3 (main image)
New X-Men I#126, p7, pan4 (talking with Phoenix)
New X-Men I#126 (July, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mike Powers, Mike Marts, Pete Franco, Mike Raicht (editors)
First Posted: 04/25/2016
Last updated: 08/31/2018
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