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JEFFREY GARRETT

Real Name: Jeffrey Garrett

Identity/Class: Human mutant spirit (depowered)

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: None; formerly the Xavier Institute's Lower Class (Carter Ghazikhanian, Leong & Nag Coy Manh and unrevealed others)

Affiliations: Kim Alleyne, Emma Frost, Hellions (Hellion/Jullian Keller, Tag/Brian Cruz, Wither/Kevin Ford), New Mutants (Elixir/Josh Foley, Icarus/Josh Guthrie, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Surge/Noriko Ashida, Wallflower/Laurie Collins, Wind Dancer/Sofia Mantega), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Xavier Institute student body (Dryad/Callie Betto, Gloom/Jordan Lewis, Overlay/Zach Halliwell, Rubber Maid/Andrea Margulies, Saurus/Jorge Lukas, Silicon/Stan Finch, Tantra/Reuben O'Hara and other unidentified students), Xavier Institute staff (Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Danielle Moonstar)

Enemies: Mrs. Andres, Elias Bogan, Mary Holland, Magneto (Kuan-Yin Xorn), Mr. Rosario, Oliver Ryland, Mr. & Mrs. Talent, Xander;
                formerly X.S.E. (Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Sage/"Tessa")

Known Relatives: Unidentified father (deceased), unidentified mother (deceased), unidentified brother (deceased), unidentified sister (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters;
                                  formerly Laramie County, Alaska, USA

First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men I#20 (March, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: Jeffrey Garrett was a mutant with the power to teleport himself and others over great distances, though lack of experience somewhat limited his control over this power. On occasion he has teleported people straight out of their clothes, causing them to arrive naked at their destination. Whether this is a conscious decision on his part or due to a lack of control is unrevealed. After his physical demise, Garrett somehow managed to reform his body as a ghost-like appearance. He was still able to influence the physical world, levitating objects through unknown, possible telekinetic means. He also retained his original mutant teleportation powers.

Height: 4'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 72 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History:

(X-Treme X-Men I#20 (fb) - BTS) - Jeffrey Garrett was born into a poor family.

(X-Treme X-Men I#20 - BTS) - At the age of fourteen Jeffrey manifested his mutant powers, discovering he could teleport himself and others across long distances.

(X-Treme X-Men I#23 (fb) - BTS) - In an effort to make money, the Garrett family effectively sold themselves into slavery counting on Jeffrey's teleportation powers to save them should things get out of hand. They relocated to Oliver Ryland's estate to work there, unaware Ryland was possessed by the malevolent psychic entity Elias Bogan who was well aware of the Garrett's mutagenic potential. Bogan had planned to capture them all along. He imprisoned the family in his dungeon and began to torture them, hoping it would catalyze their latent mutant abilities. Bogan's group of elite, mutant friends (Xander, Mr. & Mrs. Talent) would regularly participate in the torture of the Garrett family.

(X-Treme X-Men I#20 - BTS) - Unable to endure Bogan's torture any longer, Jeffrey decided to put his family out of their misery, considering it an act of mercy.

(X-Treme X-Men I#23 (fb) - BTS) - The vengeful Jeffrey teleported all people present in Bogan's estate to Alaska's McKenna Glacier where they froze to death. Amongst the deceased he had accidentally (perhaps due to his inexperience of using his mutant powers) also teleported the staff Mr. Rosario, Mrs. Andres and Mary Holland. However, even without a host body Bogan managed to survive.

(X-Treme X-Men I#20 - BTS) - After giving his family a proper burial, Jeffrey tried to get as far away from Bogan's influence as possible. He fled to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters where headmistress Emma Frost approved his request for sanctuary. Frost wanted to help the youngster as she never had a mentor herself when she was his age.

(X-Treme X-Men I#21 (fb)) - While at Xavier's, Jeffrey befriended several of the students such as Tantra, Gloom, Silicon and Rubbermaid.

(X-Treme X-Men I#20) - When the seven naked people were found frozen to death on Alaska's McKenna Glacier all evidence pointed to a mutant murderer. This got X.S.E. members Bishop & Sage involved in the investigation. After gathering enough evidence they concluded Jeffrey was involved and decided to pay a visit to the Xavier Institute, figuring it would be the ideal safe haven for a mutant on the run. However, headmistress Emma Frost wasn't too thrilled with the notion of opening her school up to a crime scene investigation and motivated some of her students to play with Bishop and Sage a little. After the fight, it didn't take long for Bishop and Sage to match the mutant energy signature they found at the Alaska crime scene to that of Jeffrey Garrett. Freaked out because he was found out, Jeffrey teleported the two to Times Square where they appeared without any clothes on.

(X-Treme X-Men I#21) - Rubbermaid defended Jeffrey after overhearing a conversation between Storm and Emma Frost until Jeffrey was whisked away by Emma Frost. In an effort to learn the truth about Alaska, she took Jeffrey to the Astral Plane where they traveled through his memories. But when Frost wanted access to his memories of Bogan's lodge, Jeffrey tried to stop her by teleporting her away abruptly ending the psychic session. Frost gave Jeffrey a psychic sedative so he would sleep till morning, but that very night Elias Bogan managed to find Frost and successfully took over her body.

(X-Treme X-Men I#22) - The now mind-controlled Emma Frost went to check on Garrett, who was staying in the students' sleeping quarters. While monitoring the students' dreams "Emma" noticed that the handsome Jeffrey had charmed Rubbermaid, who was dreaming about him. She then made a copy of his recent memories that she digitalized through Cerebra so she could recreate the events in the Danger Room. Bogan found himself opposed by his old enemy Storm who had sensed his presence. The ensuing fight woke up Rubbermaid and the others. The panic among the student body increased even more when Bishop and Sage arrived to try and apprehend Jeffrey Garrett. Acting on Bogan's orders, Garrett teleported all mutants present to the Danger Room where the unrestricted holographic program was up and running.

(X-Treme X-Men I#23) - Trapped in the Danger Room and forced to participate in the murder drama, Jeffrey was being held by the holographic recreation of Mrs. Talent. To torture him, Mr. Talent grabbed Rubbermaid who had seemingly lost all control over her elastic body. Talent violently danced with her lifeless body while events began to unravel. Despite their protests to let them go, Bogan tried to torture Jeffrey just before the boy forced himself to teleport everyone out of the Danger Room. After Bishop, Sage and Storm managed to defeat Bogan, it was revealed that the students had no memory of the recent events, proving Bogan's mastery at covering his tracks. Cleared of the murder charges when Bogan's mental influence became obvious, Jeffrey teleported all the students to the snow-covered plains of Alaska to unwind during a friendly snowball fight.

(X-Men II#157 - BTS / New X-Men II#9 (fb) ) - When Xorn, believing himself to be Magneto, attacked the Xavier Institute, Jeffrey was one of the many students caught in the chaos while the school was being evacuated. Campus staff members Moonstar and Karma tried their best to escort everyone off the premises, during which they encountered Jeffrey who couldn't believe this was happening to Xavier's, supposedly the one place he could finally feel safe. He then refused to exit the school because a photograph of family was still in his dorm. He quickly teleported away in an attempt to retrieve it.

(New X-Men II#9 (fb) - BTS) - Just as he manifested inside the Institute, the building itself collapsed. Jeffrey was killed as a result. In the following months, the X-Men were unable to find his body and assumed he had made it out. By the time the Institute and their mutant tracking system Cerebra was rebuilt, it registered a vague trace of Jeffrey's mutant energy signature. The search for Jeffrey was resumed, but when they once again failed to locate him, the X-Men figured Cerebra had simply picked up some residual teleportation energy.

(New X-Men II#9 (fb) - BTS) - Remarkably, the energy Cerebra had picked up turned out to be Jeffrey who was able to regain consciousness, albeit in a spectral form. Jeffrey grew restless as he witnessed all the new students who arrived at the Institute.

(New X-Men II#7) - Frustrated by the arrival of new teens at the institute, among them Prodigy's sister Kim Alleyene, he felt the influx had to be stopped immediately. He spent the rest of the day trying to scare the students into leaving Xavier's by causing several problems. Jeffrey managed to crack a photo frame of Icarus' deceased girlfriend, stole Dryad's food tray, broke a science beaker in front of Wither and Wallflower, wrote the text "Leave Now" on the chalkboard and trashed Surge's dorm room. Sometime later, when the New Mutants squad was training in the Danger Room, Jeffrey felt Kim Alleyne was different than the other students (she was a human), Jeffrey decided to appear before her. Surprised by his sudden appearance, Kim asked what kind of mutant power he had prompting Jeffey to explain he was dead. Before she could ask anymore questions, he shouted she should leave while she still had the chance and faded away. His appearance made Kim think she was a mutant who could see dead people.

(New X-Men II#8) - After seeing Jeffrey, Kim entered the Danger Room to tell her friends about the ghost. Dani Moonstar also felt his presence, but before anyone could act, Jeffrey disabled the Danger Room's safety protocols. This caused a Magneto simulation to activate, which made Jeffrey hope it would convince the students to leave. Instead, the mutants fought the Magneto simulation until Karma could switch off the holographic projectors. Later that evening Jeffrey witnessed the New Mutants squad getting in a fight with Wither. He got involved by using his powers to levitate a dining table and smash it to the ground. Shocked, the group immediately looked at the telekinetic Hellion who reacted as surprised as his fellow students. The next day, the students tried to figure out what might had happened and concluded the ghost could be a former student who had died when the school blew up during Magneto (Xorn)'s attack. Unable to find Jeffrey in the student records the team decided to check out the school's cemetery. There, Jeffrey decided to reveal himself to the group and told them to leave Xavier's because they shouldn't be here, but when the students tried to ask him questions Jeffrey used his teleportation powers to send them away.

(New X-Men II#9) - Determined to find the ghost again the students revisited the school's cemetery until they were met by Moonstar and Karma who revealed it was indeed Jeffrey Garrett who had died in Xorn's attack. The group decided to reach out to Jeffrey by holding a seance, hoping it would put his spirit to rest. Their ritual had the opposite effect enraging Garrett because the students still hadn't left the dangerous school. He chose to appear before them armed with several knives and kept on shouting until Karma managed to calm him down. As Jeffrey's emotions poured out, he explained he didn't leave the school in time during Xorn's attack. He kept apologizing for not listening to Moonstar. Sometime later, the staff persuaded Jeffrey to join the Xavier Institute's Lower Class, figuring that while he could no longer grow up he could still mature. The next day, Surge (Noriko Ashida) walked Jeffrey to his new class for a formal meeting with his new advisor, Karma.

(New X-Men II#14) - Jeffrey ran into Surge (Noriko Ashida) during lunchtime in the Institute cantina. Making small talk while getting their food, they were discussing the upcoming Spring Dance. Jeffrey wanted to know if Nori was going, but she told him she didn't even like dancing, which led Garrett to correctly conclude no one had even asked her out yet. He then told her he was going to sit with his squad, causing her to tease him about the fact they were actually merely a bunch of children. Shaking off this barb and calling her a "dateless wonder", he left to sit with his friends.

(House of M#8 - BTS) - Jeffrey was one of the many millions of homo superior who lost his powers when a reality altering spell cast by the Scarlet Witch reduced the number of gene active mutants to a mere 300 worldwide. With his powers gone, Jeffrey's ghost-like form simply disappeared.

(New X-Men II#21 - BTS) - Reeling from the loss of several students the surviving students discussed whether or not M-Day was part of some divine intervention. That notion outraged Noriko Ashida recalling Jeffrey and Hydro had died with more mutants out there dead.

(New X-Men II#32 - BTS) - Jeffrey was one of the deceased mutants who was remembered during a memorial service attended by the X-Men, the remaining students and their allies.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils, inks).

Although it was still a bit unclear in X-Treme X-Men I#20-23, it was revealed in X-Treme X-Men I#41 that Oliver Ryland was the host for Elias Bogan's psyche.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jeffrey Garrett has no known connections to


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New X-Men II#8, p22, pan1 (main image)
X-Treme X-Men I#21, p2, pan3 (Garrett family)
X-Treme X-Men I#22, p18, pan6,7 (under Bogan's influence)
New X-Men II#9, p18, pan5 (as a ghost)


Appearances:
X-Treme X-Men I#20 (March, 2003) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils, inks), Mike Raicht, Andrew Lis (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#21 (April, 2003) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils, inks), Mike Raicht, Andrew Lis (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#22 (May, 2003) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils, inks), Mike Raicht, Andrew Lis (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#23 (May, 2003) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils, inks), Mike Raicht, Andrew Lis (editors)
New X-Men II#7 (January, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#8 (February, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#9 (March, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Carlo Pagulayan (pencils), Norm Rapmond (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#14 (July, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#21 (February, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mark Brooks (pencils), Jaime Mendoza, Jay Leisten (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)


Last updated: 12/31/15

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