Real Name: Connor Laughlin
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Xavier Institute student body, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Marvel Grey/Rachel Summers, Rogue/Anna Marie)
Known Relatives: Dr. Laughlin
Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters;
formerly unidentified hospital
First Appearance: X-Men Unlimited II#6/2 (February, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Connor was a mutant with the ability to possess other people, though he was untrained and even unaware he had this power. Born with severe immunodeficiency, his body's ability to fight infectious disease was nearly nonexistent. To keep him safe, he was forced to spend his time in the hospital's quarantine wing.
Height: 4'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 95 lbs. (by approximation)
(X-Men Unlimited II#6/2 (fb) - BTS) - Soon after his birth, Connor was diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency. In an effort to help his son, Dr. Laughlin had a special quarantined room built in the hospital he worked at. Here, Connor would spend all of his days, afraid he would die if he were to step outside of it.
(X-Men Unlimited II#6/2) - One night, X-Men Rogue and Marvel Girl came to the hospital to drop off an injured man. Connor was in his quarantine room as usual, wishing he was somewhere else. But this time he seemingly manifested his mutant ability for the first time and immediately took possession of Marvel Girl. Unaware he was now inhibiting her body, he was confused to see his father sending several policemen to him (Dr. Laughlin was displeased at the X-Men's presence in the hospital). He used Marvel Girl's psychic power to swoop the officers away and attack Rogue. After Rogue accidentally touched Rachel's skin, she was suddenly in Connor's mind. Realizing what had happened, Rogue asked Connor to try and think hard on returning to his own body. When he succeeded in doing so, Connor properly introduced himself to Rogue who explained he was a mutant. Just then, Dr. Laughlin entered the room claiming his son was no mutant. However, before Rogue had the chance to respond, Connor told his father to stop, convinced the X-Men could help him.
(X-Men Unlimited II#6/2 - BTS) - Arrangements were made to transfer Connor to enroll at the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
(X-Men Unlimited II#6/2) - Later that night Beast arrived with the Blackbird to pick Connor up. Several doctors helped put Connor (still in his quarantine box) onto the airplane. Beast promised he would try and help Connor with his immunodeficiency issues, while the X-Men would help him understand his mutant ability.
Comments: Created by Paul Benson (writer), Alex Sanchez (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks).
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X-Men Unlimited II#6, p18, pan5 (main image)
X-Men Unlimited II#6, p15, pan3,4,5 (powers)
X-Men Unlimited II#6, p23, pan1,2 (picked up by Beast)
X-Men Unlimited II#6/2 (February, 2005) - Paul Benson (writer), Alex Sanchez (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Sean Ryan (editor)
Last updated: 04/14/16
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