Real Name: Arturo Falcone
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: None; former garbage collector
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: Mrs. Falcone (wife), Primo & Matti Falcone (sons)
Base of Operations: District X, Manhattan, New York
First Appearance: District X#2 (August, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: Arturo Falcone was a mutant who could spawn creatures from his body that grew in and hatched from his skin. The size, appearance and disposition of Falcone's hatchlings depended on his emotional state. When he was happy, he had more control over his abilities and would normally manifest kindly, winged fairy-like creatures. When depressed, frustrated or drunk the creatures violently emerged from his body, causing him great pain while resembling monstrous rat-like entities. The creatures grew in green fluid filled boils that Falcone had all over his body. As soon as they were "born", the wounds they left behind wouldn't automatically close, forcing Falcone to keep large amounts of bandages around. The average lifespan of Falcone's "offspring" hasn't been revealed.
Hair: Black, balding
(District X#2 (fb)) - Finding love despite his mutation, Arturo eventually married his wife. Giddy, nervous and happy, Falcone was unable to fully control his mutant powers on his wedding day and pleasantly surprised his bride with a freshly spawned, winged fairy-like creature. They posed with it as part of their wedding album shoot and the picture wound up framed in the Falcone home for years to come.
(District X#2 - BTS) - Falcone and his wife had two boys eventually moving into an appartement in the mutant town District X.
(District X#2 (fb) - BTS) - After developing a serious drinking problem Falcone could only get a job as a garbage collector. But Arturo got in a fight with his colleagues since they didn't like the way he smelled, leading him to lose that job as well. That only made Falcone's alcoholism worse. His wife saw herself forced to start working nights to put food on the table. Since his feelings would influence the kind of creatures he manifested from his body Falcone's drinking problem became an even bigger issue. From the boils on his skin he would now manifest reptile-like rats, the creatures would infest the entire apartment which angered their fellow residents who believed the Falcones were breeding vermin.
(District X#2) - NYPD officer Izzy Ortega and his partner the X-Man Bishop paid the Falcone family a visit to investigate the public disturbance outside their building. The officers had seen an angry group of residents complaining about the vermin the Falcones allegedly cooked up. Arturo was slumped in his chair, drunk as can be. Mrs. Falcone explained the situation to the officers but when she slapped one of her children in the face after causing a ruckus the noise irritated Falcone to such an extent one of his large boils burst, unleashing another reptile-like rat. Caught off guard by the events, Bishop instinctively used his powers to fry the creature, accidentally causing the television to explode as well. While the green fluid still poured out of Falcone's boil he simply fell asleep again, Mrs. Falcone apologized for the event and reached for the framed photo from their wedding day, showing the officers he'd once manifested a beautiful creature for her. Ortega and Bishop decided this wasn't police business and advised the building's residents to take it to city hall.
(District X#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Falcones received a new 42-inch plasma television courtesy of Bishop.
(District X#7 - BTS) - Falcone's sons searched the streets of District X for more of the vermin Arturo had spawned. During their search they encountered police officer Izzy Ortega and his partner Nancy who ordered them to return home since it was after ten.
(House of M#8 - BTS) - Falcone was one of the victims of the Scarlet Witch's reality altering spell that reduced the millions of gene active mutants to less than 300 worldwide.
(New Avengers I#17 - BTS) - Falcone's mutant energies became part of the Collective and ended up killing several dozen people, including members of Alpha Flight.
(New Avengers I#18 - BTS) - SHIELD analyzed the Collective's multiple energy signatures and traced them back to Falcone and 50+ other former mutants who had all lost their powers on M-Day.
Comments: Created by David Hine (writer), David Yardin (pencils), Alejandro Sicat (inks).
Not sure if Arturo would consider himself a "victim" of M-Day. If every single zit you ever had would come out like an overactive Gremlin, you'd almost send a thank you note.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Arturo Falcone has no known connections to
Mrs. Falcone was Arturo's wife. She was pleasantly surprised when her husband manifested a magical creature which she considered a gift. But when her husband turned into a drunk she was forced to work nights, cleaning offices for minimum wage to put food on the table and wine in her husband's belly. When Ortega and Bishop payed her a visit she revealed what had happened to her husband and showed she still loved the man.
Primo & Matti Falcone
(District X#2) - Falcone had two boys who liked to play around the house, but when they would make too much noise their mother would slap them across the face. The boys were used to his father's mutant nature and while one was annoyed that Bishop had broken the television the other one was exited he'd also killed one of his father's creatures.
(District X#7) - Primo and Matti searched the streets of District X for more of the vermin their father had spawned. During their search they encountered police officer Izzy Ortega and his partner Nancy who ordered them to return home since it was after ten.
Manfred was a mutant who had two little horns on his forehead, because of his appearance he moved to live in Manhattan's District X. In District X he was the manager of an apartment building where the Falcone family lived.
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District X#2, p7, pan5 (main image)
District X#2, p11, pan5 (married)
District X#2, p8, pan7 & p9, pan1(creature bursting out)
District X#2, p11, pan4 (Mrs. Falcone)
District X#2, p11, pan1 (kids)
District X#2, p7, pan2 (Manfred)
District X#2 (August, 2004) - David Hine (writer), David Yardin (pencils), Alejandro Sicat (inks)
District X#7 (January, 2005) - David Hine (writer), Lan Medina (pencils), Alejandro Sicat (inks), Mike Marts, Sean Ryan, Stephanie Moore (editors)
Last updated: 02/01/14
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