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Real Name: Hong Lianje

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: None;
formerly Xavier Institute student body

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Krakoa;
                                  formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, New York

First Appearance: New X-Men I#123 (April, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Eosimias had a tiger-like appearance resembling that of a genus of early primates, he also possessed the ability to fly.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Tiger-like orange fur


(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. Hong was one of the many young teenagers that enrolled at the Xavier Institute. Because of his mutation and resemblance to the early primates found in China he took the codename Eosimias.

(New X-Men I#123) - Eosimias was seen playing a game in mid-air when the Xavier Institute held an open day for the media in order to try and improve their public image and alleviate some of the fear and hysteria surrounding mutants. However, later that day the school was attacked by the Shi'ar Imperial Guard/Superguardians by orders of Majestrix Lilandra Neramani who had been driven mad by her lover Charles Xavier (actually Cassandra Nova). Xavier had convinced Neramani the X-Men had contracted a virus that would be deadly to all of life in the galaxy and needed to be wiped out.

(Marauders#3 - BTS) - Eosimias was one of many who accepted the invitation to live on the sovereign mutant island nation of Krakoa, ruled by the Quiet Council.

(Marauders#3) - Eosimias and dozens of other Krakoans had gathered near Krakoa's Arbor Magna to witness the resurrection protocols firsthand as the Five had resurrected the Black King's son, Shinobi Shaw.

Comments: Created by Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan van Sciver, Tom Derenick (pencillers), Tim Townsend, Danny Miki, Scott Hanna, Sandu Florea (inkers).

Eosimias appearance in Marauders#3 shows that he didn't lose his mutant powers during M-Day, like we previously thought. At the time Eosimias was seen in Marauders#3 a depowered mutant couldn't be repowered yet. Only two months later in X-Men V#7 (February, 2020) Melody Guthrie would be the first to be resurrected with her mutant abilities intact following the Crucible ceremony.

Eosimias' real name and codename have been revealed in the Xavier Institute entry of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#13 (2010). The Eosimias was a genus of early primates, first discovered in 1999 from fossils collected in the Shanghuang fissure-fillings of the Southern Jiangsu Province, China. Eosimias will therefore most likely be from the Jiangsu Province in China.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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New X-Men I#123, p15, pan4 (main image)
New X-Men I#123, p15, pan2 (playing a game)
Marauders#3, p8, pan2 (closeup)

New X-Men I#123 (April, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan van Sciver, Tom Derenick (pencillers), Tim Townsend, Danny Miki, Scott Hanna, Sandu Florea (inkers), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
Marauders#3 (December, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Michele Bandini (pencils, inks), Elisabetta D'Amico (inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)

First Posted: 04/25/2016
Last updated: 06/01/2020

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