Real Name: Paras Gavaskar
Identity/Class: Human (India) mutant
Group Membership: None;
formerly Alpha Squadron (Anole/Victor Borkowski, Kidogo/Lazaro Kotikash, Loa/Alani Ryan, Network/Sarah Vale, Rubbermaid/Andrea Margulies)
Affiliations: Luz, Marut, Saadhu, X-Men (either faculty members from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Jean Grey School for Higher Learning or other X-Men teams) (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Henry McCoy, Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Cable/Nathan Summers, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cerebra, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Danger, Doop, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Emma Frost, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Rachel Grey, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Iceman/Robert Drake, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Krakoa, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Namor McKenzie, Danielle Moonstar, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Northstar/Jean-Paul Beaubier, Old Man Logan, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Cecilia Reyes, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Hope Summers, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Warbird/Ava'Dara Naganandini, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), "time displaced X-Men" (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey), X-Men students (Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Graymalkin Industries, Utopia and Jean Grey School for High Learning) Armor/Hisako Ichiki, Blindfold/Ruth Aldine, Bling!/Roxy Washington, Broo, Cipher/Alisa Tager, Crosta, D.J./Mark Sheppard, Dust/Sooraya Qadir, Dryad/Callie Betto, Elixir/Joshua Foley, Ernst, Eye-Boy/Trevor Hawkins, Face, Genesis/Evan Sabahnur, Gentle/Nezhno Abidemi, Glob Herman/Robert Herman, Graymalkin/Jonas Graymalkin, Hellion/Julian Keller, Icarus/Joshua Guthrie, Ziggy Karst, Kid Gladiator/Kubark, Kid Omega/Quentin Quire, Match/Ben Hammil, Mercury/Cessily Kincaid, Nature Girl/Lin Li, No-Girl/Martha Johannson, Onyxx/Sidney Green, Oya/Idie Okonkwo, Pixie/Megan Gwynn, Preview/Jessica Vale, Primal/Teon Macik, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Quill/Maxwell Jordan, Rockslide/Santo Vaccarro, Scorpion Boy/Rico, Sharkgirl/Iara Dos Santos, Specter/Dallas Gibson, Sprite/Jia Jing, Surge/Noriko Ashida, Tag/Brian Cruz, Three-In-One/Celeste, Mindee, Phoebe Cuckoo, Trance/Hope Abbott, Transonic/Laurie Tromette, Triage/Chris Muse, Velocidad/Gabriel Cohuelo, Wallflower/Laurie Collins, Wind Dancer/Sofia Mantega, Wither/Kevin Ford, Wolf Cub/Nicholas Gleason, X-23/Laura Kinney, Zero/Kenji Uedo), Young Avengers (Hawkeye/Kate Bishop, Hulkling/Teddy Altman, Marvel Boy/Noh-Varr, Miss America/America Chavez, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Wiccan/Billy Kaplan)
Enemies: Belasco, Children of the Vault (Cadena, Corregidora, Martello, Olvido, Perro, Serafina and others), Emplate (Marius St. Croix), H.A.M.M.E.R., Hellfire Club (Black Bishop/Maximilian Frankenstein, Black King/Kade Kilgore, White King/Manuel Enduque, White Queen/Wilhelmina Kensington), Hummingbird (Maria Aracely Penalba), Predator X, Purifiers, S'ym, Scarlet Spider (Kaine Parker), Sentinels, William Stryker, Trimega
Known Relatives: Rav Gavaskar (father), Bhakti Gavaskar (mother), Tejpal Gavaskar (brother), unidentified sister, Vaipala Rani (ex-fiancee)
Base of Operations: Krakoa, most likely the Sextant, Akademos Habitat;
formerly Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City;
formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, X-Haven, Otherplace (limbo);
formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Westchester County, New York;
formerly Utopia, coast of San Francisco Bay, California;
formerly Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California;
formerly Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, New York;
formerly the Gavascar Estate, Panchajana, India (place of birth)
First Appearance: New X-Men II#7 (January, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Indra is a mutant with the ability to form an exoskeleton made out of retractable armored plates that provide him with super strength and enhanced durability. The shape and form of his armor is limited by his mental state and personal convictions. For a long time, his religious belief in non-violence limited him to generating basic, defensive plates and scales. After he adopted a more pro-active fighting style, his exoskeleton transformed into an elegant armor, resembling that of a knight. He found he was also able to manifest several sorts of swords and blades out of thin air. Indra finally chose to leave his religious beliefs behind and is able and willing to fight other living beings. As an inhabitant of Krakoa he's able to speak Krakoan and has access to the many Krakoan portals granting him access to the corners of the world and beyond.
Weight: 185 lbs.
(X-Men Legacy Annual I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Indra and his family followed the ancient Indian religion of Jainism, which believed all life was sacred. A devout follower, Indra wouldn't harm any other living being, always spoke the truth, refrained from taking anything unless offered and kept his chastity while renouncing all property.
(X-Men Legacy I#234 (fb) - BTS) - After manifesting his mutant appearance and power, Paras chose the codename Indra, known in Jainistic folklore as the god of war and the armorer of heaven.
(New X-Men II#7 - BTS) - Indra enrolled at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. There he was placed on the X-Men training squad the Alpha Squadron, which was mentored by Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar).
(New X-Men II#4 - BTS) - Alpha Squadron participated in their first field day assignment against the Institute's other squads: the New Mutants, Hellions, Corsairs, Excelsiors and the Exemplars.
(New X-Men II#7) - Indra was having lunch with Dryad and several other students when Dryad's lunch tray suddenly disappeared, caused by the ghost of Jeffrey Garrett who was haunting Xavier's.
(New X-Men II#13) - After their mentor Northstar was killed by Wolverine (mind controlled by the Hand at the time), Indra and the other Alpha Squadron members mourned his demise. It was then decided that Karma would take over the Alpha Squadron and Indra was present during the announcement. Sometime later, before Northstar's funeral, Indra and the other Alpha Squadronners were allowed to view their mentor's memorial statue before the public reveal they also attended.
(New X-Men II#14) - Indra and the Alpha Squadron joined the Paragons squad for a joint training session with Karma. Both groups squabbled over the fact that the Paragons had been eliminated from field day and their mentor Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) had disappeared after she was caught having an affair with a student. Later, Indra and his friends most likely attended the school dance.
(New X-Men Yearbook Special#1) - Alongside his fellow Alpha Squadron members and their advisor Karma, Indra posed for a group photo for the Xavier yearbook. In the yearbook, Indra was voted "most reliable". He liked to visit his family, science class and disliked meat because he was a vegetarian.
(House of M#8 - BTS) - The Scarlet Witch caused millions of mutants to lose their powers by casting a reality altering spell. The event, known as M-Day, reduced the number of gene active mutants to a mere 300 worldwide. Indra was one of the select who kept his mutant powers.
(New X-Men II#20) - When the students at Xavier's awoke the morning after M-Day, chaos erupted when they realized only a handful of them still had mutant powers. While some celebrated their depowerement, others panicked. One of the depowered mutants reached out to Indra who couldn't recognize his now human looking friend.
(New X-Men II#23) - Two weeks after the global depowering, Xavier Institute headmaster Emma Frost pitted all the remaining gene active students against each other in a battle royale to choose a team who would go on to train as New X-Men. Indra manifested his armored form but was nonetheless defeated by Dust. After Emma chose her six "winners" and Cyclops had added a surprise seventh, the headmasters announced all depowered students would be sent home. A first busload of students had already left when a second, carrying another 42 former mutant teens, was blown up. The attack was carried out by the Purifiers who were acting on the orders from their leader, the Reverend William Stryker.
(New X-Men II#25) - Indra, Anole, Match, Pixie and Armor waited outside the Danger Room until they could start another training session when New X-Man Rockslide suddenly crashed through one of the walls. Indra and the others quickly took a peek through the hole in the wall and witnessed how Emma Frost was training the New X-Men. The New X-Men in turn failed to work as a team to defeat their opponent: the X-Man Colossus, much to Frost's disapproval.
(Astonishing X-Men III#13) - Indra was selected alongside Match, Wolf Cub, Anole, Pixie, Amor and four of the New X-Men to participate in another Danger Room session with Wolverine. But when Match (Ben Hammil) noticed the Danger Room now just was a normal room (since it's conscience had mutated, escaped and fought the X-Men as Danger) Wolverine quickly turned off the lights. In the pitch black room, Wolverine fought the students and easily defeated them and testing Hisako's armor in the process.
(New X-Men II#27) - Sometime later the Purifiers managed to infiltrate the Xavier Institute in the hopes of killing all remaining mutants. During their all out attack, Emma Frost telepathically warned all students to remain in their room. Indra and Wolf Cub were present in the same dorm when they received their message when Wolf Cub wondered what Frost meant by "eternal ire". Sadly the Purifiers managed to claim the life of fellow student Quill and severely injured others as well. After the X-Men managed to defeat William Stryker, the corpse of Quill was found and taken in by the agents of O∗N∗E.
(New X-Men II#32) - Indra was present amongst other students, the X-Men and their allies during a memorial service in honor of all who had fallen in the X-Men's long struggle in achieving Xavier's dream of peaceful co-existence.
(World War Hulk: X-Men#2) - Indra and several other students watched from a distance how the X-Men battled the Hulk, freshly returned from an exile in space he partly blamed on Xavier. Indra wondered how they could possibly help but the Stepford Cuckoos knew what to do and used their telepathic abilities to contact every empowered X-Men ally to assist them in their fight against the Hulk.
(New X-Men II#37 - BTS) - Indra was abducted to limbo by the demon-lord Belasco along with all the other students. Belasco had sensed his former apprentice Illyana Rasputin was alive again and figured that taking the X-students prisoner was a first step to retrieve her.
(New X-Men II#38) - Indra was fitted with giant, binding shackles and was forced to watch helplessly as Belasco tortured Prodigy, even ripping out his heart.
(New X-Men II#39) - Even though the X-students eventually freed themselves, Belasco's lackey S'ym made sure they wouldn't escape. While Belasco fought several of them, S'ym beat Indra until his fists were covered in the boy's blood.
(New X-Men II#41 - BTS) - After a fierce and ferocious fight, Illyana Rasputin, with the help of several New X-Men, reclaimed her control over Limbo, sending all the students home.
(New X-Men II#42) - Realizing the Scarlet Witch's spell meant there would be no more new mutant births, Mercury wondered who would be the youngest mutant on Earth. With the help of Indra the two made a list of all known prepubescent mutants, not counting the Runaways' Molly Hayes, Franklin Richards and Tito the son of Beak and Angel. After they finished the list, Indra declared Wolf Club had to be the youngest mutant on Earth, which freaked him out because he figured that probably meant he was next to die at the hands of some X-Men villain. However, Mercury spotted that Indra had forgotten to include himself on the list, concluding that he was actually the youngest mutant at Xavier's. The sarcastic Rockslide whispered to the startled Indra "you're so dead".
(New X-Men II#43) - Indra was shocked and scared that being the youngest mutant on school would make him a target. Too afraid to go to sleep, he asked his fellow students to stay up with him. Rockslide immediately offered to take the first shift, much to Indra's annoyance. That very night Rockslide kept his word and the two played videogames until Indra started to relax a little. Out of nowhere, Rockslide exploded himself just to scare Indra again. Indra immediately manifested his armored form and announced he was going to bed. Unable to sleep, he later joined a group of students who had gathered near Match who used his powers to make an indoor campfire. Much to everyone's surprise, Rockslide opened up and assured everyone that no matter if they were the oldest or youngest mutants on the world, he would still go to war for them. Some time later, Beast arrived to hand out new bullet proof uniforms.
(Uncanny X-Men I#493) - Some time after the first mutant birth since M-Day (as part of events known as the Messiah Complex), the giant Sentinels charged with protecting the Xavier Institute malfunctioned (caused by Bishop who needed a diversion to kill the mutant baby). Sentinel Squad O∗N∗E attacked the mansion. Indra and the others got caught in the massive destruction of the Institute.
(New X-Men II#46) - Indra, Trance and Wolf Cub had been deemed unfit for battle in the ongoing war and thought to be safe in the ruins of the Xavier Institute. However, the mutant hunting Predator X had made his way to the school and attacked them. Right before Predator X could bite Indra's head off, he was saved by Surge who ordered him to get everybody out of the school while she fought the creature.
(Uncanny X-Men I#500 - BTS) - After the destruction of the Xavier Institute, Indra and the other students moved to Graymalkin Industries in San Francisco, the new home of the X-Men.
(X-Men: Manifest Destiny#2/3) - Indra was seen talking with Loa, Match and several other students while Emma Frost feared the students would hate her for what had happened at the Xavier Institute.
(X-Men: Manifest Destiny#3/3) - While in armored form, Indra and Onyx trained with Colossus in the Danger Room.
(New Mutants III#1) - While enjoying the nice weather on the lawn of Graymalkin Industries, Indra and the students were surprised when a severely injured Magik suddenly teleported in. Seeing the girl that was responsible for dragging them into a conflict with Belasco induced a lot of hate in the students with Anole and Pixie at the forefront, ready to beat her to a pulp. The students, however, were stopped by Cannonball and Sunspot who managed to diffuse the situation.
(X-Men Legacy I#226 - BTS) - When the Humanity Now! coalition marched on San Francisco, they were quickly met by anti-Proposition X protestors. As violence and riots erupted, Cyclops dispatched his X-Men to restore order. But at the same time Norman Osborn (head of the national peacekeeping organization H.A.M.M.E.R.) publicly branded Cyclops an instigator and deployed his Avengers to quell the conflict and arrest anyone who stood in their way.
(X-Men Legacy I#226 (fb)) - From Clinton Park, Indra hoped to be of assistance to the X-Men by helping them from behind a computer. He was surprised when a H.A.M.M.E.R. agent suddenly stormed in. After refusing to yield, Indra was overcome with anger and forgot his religious beliefs. He manifested his armored form and knocked out the agent. This forbidden act of violence would come back to haunt him in times to come.
(X-Men Legacy I#226 - BTS) - Rogue had come looking for Indra and several students, feeling it wasn't safe for them to be out in such dangerous times. Upon arriving at the Clinton Park hideout she found the unconscious H.A.M.M.E.R. agent. She used her abilities to read his mind and learned what had happened. Rogue was glad to find Indra had finally taken care of himself.
(Dark Avengers I#8 - BTS) - After facing off against Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers, the X-Men decided to leave San Francisco. Indra and all of the student body moved to their own nation called Utopia on the former Asteroid M that floated in San Francisco Bay.
(X-Men Legacy Annual I#1) - When the X-Men had become aware of Emplate's presence on Utopia, they gathered all mutants present to warn them of the predatory mutant. Cyclops ordered the students to stick together in groups, warning them they might get kidnapped if they wandered off alone. Rogue noticed Indra ignoring Cyclops' orders, which caught her attention. Indra still felt guilty for violating his religious beliefs by fighting a H.A.M.M.E.R. agent. That's why, he reasoned, it would simply be justice if he were to die at the hands of Emplate. Rogue knew what he was dealing with because she'd read the agent's mind and was familiar with Indra's religious beliefs. She reminded him that another part of his faith stated the world was a never-ending testing ground for believers. She then decided to give Indra some time to think it over. Eventually, his fellow student Bling! was kidnapped by Emplate.
(X-Men Legacy I#230) - After the X-Men had dealt with Emplate, Indra and the male students participated in a friendly game of volleyball while the girls made sure Bling! was feeling okay after her abduction.
(Nation X: X-Factor#1) - Trance and Indra were seen on Utopia when X-Factor visited the island.
(X-Men Legacy I#234 (fb) - BTS) - Indra's guilty conscience started to affect his powers. He could no longer shift to his armored form without being in pain. His counselor Rogue was unsure whether this problem was caused by psychological issues or not and decided to train together.
(X-Men Legacy I#234) - During one of their sessions, Indra failed to transform into his armored form and was convinced the Yakshas, the enlightened ones from his faith, had seen how unworthy he was and had abandoned him. To better understand her pupil, Rogue wanted to use Indra's powers for herself. But he refused to let her absorb them, feeling she could never take his burden. Before Rogue could continue, she was called away by Cyclops.
Later that day Rogue had a counseling session with Indra who grew even more frustrated when she suggested his problems were self-inflicted. Rogue offered to use telepathy (borrowed from the Stepford Cuckoos) to check inside his mind to see how she could help, which made Indra furious. The idea he could be "repaired" upset him terribly, because forgetting the pain and shame of his misdeed would be betraying his parents and religion. Indra stormed out of the room.
Still later that day Rogue managed to get Indra in for another session. Deciding on a different approach, she wanted Indra to meditate on why he had chosen his codename when he did as the name Indra was the armorer of heaven, the God of War. Why would he choose such a name for himself if he lived by the non-violent Jainite religion? Indra was convinced it was nothing more than a name, but Rogue pressed on. All of a sudden, he was overcome by a change that made him scream as he transformed into a fully-armored, different form. Now resembling a knight, he could also create weapons out of thin air.
After changing back to his normal form Indra took off to think things over by the cliffside. There he suddenly manifested a knife and cleaved a rock in half.
(Nation X#4/1 - BTS) - Indra appeared in Doop's dream as one of the many suspects in an impending crime investigation.
(Nation X#4/2) - Feeling bored on Utopia the Stepford Cuckoos began to telepathically bully their fellow students by recreating scenarios from "evil child" horror movies in their heads. The Cuckoos banished Indra into an endless field of corn.
(New Mutants III#13) - Indra was in Utopia's mess hall when Danielle Moonstar got into a fight with Hope and witnessed how Cyclops ordered Cable to stop them. But all present were surprised by a nearby giant fuel explosion courtesy of Donald Pierce (acting on Bastion's orders).
(X-Men Legacy I#238 (fb)) - Indra was called home to India due to a family emergency. Cyclops decided to send Anole and Loa along with him to give the students a chance to catch their breaths after their recent fight against Nimrod. Rogue and Magneto were sent along as well.
(X-Men Legacy I#238) - Upon arriving in Mumbai, the family chauffeur Marut was standing by to drive the party to the Gavascar family home in Panchajana. Indra's mother was excited to see her son again and gave him a loving embrace while his ever so cold father merely shook his hand. Indra learned his brother's condition was more complicated than it first appeared: his brother had been rendered comatose by a freak energy storm, one of many that had recently torn through the city. But his brother's state was not the real reason he had been called home. Indra's brother Tejpal had been engaged to a girl and Indra was supposed to be married in his place instead. Upset at the turn of events, he stormed into his father's greenhouse. Not impressed, the father reprimanded his son for not speaking to him in the correct manner. Apologizing, Indra properly asked for an explanation and was given one. The Panchajana estate needed a great deal of care and attention and Indra's time had come to take a wife and help his father in that task. The fact his future wife came from a well-to-do family made their union very important. Indra decided to follow his father's wishes even though he didn't want to.
(X-Men Legacy I#238 - BTS) - At the same time Rogue, Magneto and the two students discovered the energy storms were anything but natural disasters even as they were caught in a storm as well. It brought with it the super-powered runaway Luz and a squad of mutant-hunting Sentinels tasked to capture her.
(X-Men Legacy I#239) - After defeating the Sentinels, the X-Men took Luz with them as they returned to the Gavascar Estate where Indra's father was less than pleased to see yet another unwelcome visitor. However Indra stood up for his friends and asked his father to let them stay so he would have some familiar faces at his wedding, which stunned the X-Men. As soon as his parents left the room, Indra explained what had happened and that he would abide by his family's wishes and go through with the marriage. Later that day, a meeting was arranged between Indra and his fiancée Vaipala Rani. They tried to get acquainted, which didn't sit well with Luz who had taken a liking to Indra herself. The next morning the Gavascar household awoke to a rather unpleasant surprise as Luz had used her abilities to make a light-sculpture of herself and Indra naked in a romantic embrace. When Luz was told off for this childish behavior, she erased the construct and went to her guest room.
(X-Men Legacy I#239 (fb) - BTS) - Desperate for some peace of mind, Indra retreated to one of the estate's rooms to play a game of carom.
(X-Men Legacy I#239) - He was visited by Luz who could tell the events had weighed heavily on his mind. Luz was unable to relate to Indra's way of living and thinking, asking why he would even marry at all. Saddened by the fact nobody seemed to understand his sense of duty and obligation to his parents, Indra tried to explain himself again. Luz reminded him it was his job to free himself of his family's expectations, even if it were to change him. To prove her point, she kissed him. Surprised but not unresponsive, Indra pushed her away because he wasn't a free man. Later, the X-Men tried to question Luz about her connection to the storms plaguing Mumbai. Before she could answer, the X-Men's old enemies the Children of the Vault showed up to collect their sister Luz.
(X-Men Legacy I#240) - The Children of the Vault quickly chose their targets and attacked the X-Men. While Indra tried to call on his armor, he was attacked by one of the female opponents who used her powers to literally crawl into his skin. Unable to fight off the Children of the Vault, the X-Men were defeated and unable to stop them from taking Luz (who actually had been replaced by Indra's fiancée). Rogue and Magneto were taken as well. The Children planned to use them as a power source for their extradimensional city, Quitado. Only Indra was left by the time Anole, Loa and his parents reached him. After explaining what had happened Indra was determined to go after the Children to find his friends, much to his father's disapproval who had nothing but the marriage on his mind. To fulfill his father's wishes he promised to marry right away so he could return to the business at hand. Not much later the family was gathered to witness Indra's marriage to Vaipala (secretly Luz). During the ceremony, she realized she couldn't go on with her ruse and revealed her true self. Luz told them that Vaipala had wanted to see the world and offered to switch with her. At the same time in the extradimensional city of Quitado, Vaipala stood revealed as well. Powerless to act, Quitado crashed into Panchajana city, which Indra and the wedding party witnessed as well.
(X-Men Legacy I#241) - Indra, Anole and Loa left for the fallen city of Quitado. But before they entered Luz decided to help the teenagers, Luz used her light-powers to make the X-Men students appear as generic Children of the Vault. This allowed Indra and his friends to infiltrate the city where they found Rogue, Magneto and his ex-fiancée. Their next priority was getting Quitado away before it destroyed Mumbai. Magneto located a device that needed to be disabled and steered the teenagers in its direction. Indra used his powers to turn into his full armored form but wasn't sure he could attack the guards until Magneto confirmed they were inorganic. After destroying the last of the guards the group gained entrance to the anchor house. However, they were attacked again by several of the Children of the Vault. Unable to fend off all the superhumans, Rogue was about to be killed if not for Indra grabbing the assailant and breaking her neck. Shocked he had killed, Indra asked Rogue not to talk about it until after the crisis. Upon reaching the anchor Loa used her powers to weaken the shield so Magneto could destroy it. Without the anchor, Quitado disappeared from this dimensional plane. The next day Indra and the X-Men were about to leave for New York when he had one final discussion with his father. Indra decided he would not follow the path of Jainism any longer.
(X-23 III#1) - Enjoying a night out, Indra sat round a campfire, played guitar and sang the Elvis Presley classic "Are You Lonesome Tonight" while other students danced and enjoyed pizza.
(X-Men: Schism#1-4 - BTS) - The X-Men were abroad dealing with malfunctioning Sentinels activated after an international incident (caused by the new Hellfire Club's Black King Kade Gilgore). Cyclops' personal team was also taken out, kept unconscious by face-sucking alien brain slugs. Leaving only Cyclops, Wolverine and the students to deal with Kade's brand-new style of self-assembling Sentinel that attacked their home on Utopia. While Cyclops rallied the children to make a stand for their home and race, Wolverine refused to go along with the plan and was locked in deadly battle with Cyclops over the future of the X-Men.
(X-Men: Schism#5) - As Wolverine and Cyclops fought each other several X-Men students decided to come together to fight the Sentinel in a joint effort. Although Indra wasn't seen during the battle itself (his religion forbid him to harm other beings, so he most likely helped his fallen friends) he was seen roughed up, full of scratches by the time the Sentinel was finally defeated. Understandably ecstatic over their victory, Indra gave Oya a high five.
(X-Men: Regenesis#1) - Following the schism between Cyclops and Wolverine, news that Wolverine had quit the X-Men to start a school where young mutants would be students, not soldiers, reached the young X-Men in training on Utopia. Talking it over during a game of baseball, it was clear the students were divided on the subject. Indra decided he didn't want to be trained as a soldier and would follow Wolverine to his new school.
(X-Men: Schism#5 - BTS) - Indra left Utopia on the Blackbird.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#1) - During the first day of school at the Jean Grey School, Indra followed Mutant Literature which was taught by Husk (Paige Guthrie).
(Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega#3) - Rachel Grey ordered the entire student body, including Indra to retreat to their panic rooms because a berserker Wolverine was loose in the school.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#4) - Graymalkin and Indra played a game of football when Wolverine revealed Angel would become another student at the school.
(X-Men Legacy I#260.1) - Indra and other students were shocked when their ethics teacher Cannonball showed up, drenched in N'Garai blood. The X-Men were in the midst of fighting the extradimensional demons from overtaking the school. Rogue did her best to keep the news from the students, claiming all the noises were the result of some demolition work outside.
(X-Men Legacy I#261) - Indra was seen in the halls when Exodus attacked. To keep the students safe, they were put in a special panic room that would be teleported to a neutral dimension.
(X-Men Legacy I#263) - After Exodus was dealt with, Indra and the students returned home.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#18) - While the X-Men and Avengers had joined forces to deal with Cyclops, the last of the Phoenix Five, the students of the Jean Grey School were distracted with a school dance. Indra was present at the school dance but didn't seem to have a date. Sometime later the X-Men and Avengers successfully defeated Cyclops, with the Phoenix dispersed new mutants suddenly began to reappear on Earth.
(All-New X-Men I#6) - Indra was seen having lunch at the school's cafetaria when headmaster Wolverine ran off cussing, having sensed someone stealing his motorcycle.
(All-New X-Men I#10) - The Jean Grey School was shocked by the sudden arrival of the other X-Men team led by Cyclops. Indra and the other students witnessed how Cyclops explained they had also opened a school called the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants (in the former Weapon X facility in Canada). Cyclops offered everyone a place at their new school (enraging Wolverine and his staff they actually used Xavier's name after Cyclops had killed him). Cyclops gave the mutants some time to consider his offer, promising he would return later that day.
(All-New X-Men I#11) - Several hours later, Magik teleported Cyclops and his team to the school again to see who would join them. Indra witnessed the time displaced Angel and the Stepford Cuckoos switching sides and leaving with Cyclops.
(Scarlet Spider II#17) - The Scarlet Spider (Kaine) was on a mission to kill Wolverine (in order to pay a coerced debt to the Assassins Guild) and took the young heroine Hummingbird with him to the Jean Grey School to infiltrate the facility. Indra and Dust were taking a walk in the school just as the Scarlet Spider in cloaked form passed them by. But when the empath Hummingbird was spotted by Rachel Grey a strange reaction was triggered that took out all telepaths and inducing severe fear in Indra and all of the students, causing them to run away with fear for their lives. The X-Men intervened and attacked the Scarlet Spider and Hummingbird.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#29) - Indra joined the Jean Grey School staff and students in the school's garden for a special ceremony. Headmaster Wolverine gave an elaborate speech while each student put something of value in a time capsule. To be opened twenty-five years from now.
(Wolverine and the X-Men Annual I#1) - During one of Wolverine's classes, Indra listened to Kid Gladiator's oral report on how he had helped the Avengers beat back Thanos' fleet.
(X-Men: Battle of the Atom#2) - Indra was seen with Match in the school's hallways when several students were shocked by the sudden arrival of Kymera's giant black panther.
(Young Avengers II#11) - Prodigy (David Alleyne) had started a phone tree to ask several teen heroes to help the Young Avengers in their fight against the evil Mother. Pixie called Indra who then called Match and Genesis.
(Young Avengers II#14) - To celebrate Mother's defeat, the Young Avengers threw a party that Indra was also invited to. He was seen dancing in the midst of all the super powered teenagers.
(X-Men IV#1) - Indra was walking the school grounds when they received a surprise visit from villain John Sublime who had come to surrender himself to the X-Men.
(Nightcrawler IV#4) - The Jean Grey School was attacked by the Trimega. Indra and the other students ducked for cover when the robot-like enemies blasted through the school's windows. While the X-Men fought the Trimega, Indra and the students hid behind Cecilia Reyes' protective forcefield until the enemies finally vanished.
(Nightcrawler IV#5) - Surge and Indra were seen in the school's hallways wearing their gym clothes when Nightcrawler started his first day as a teacher at the school.
(Extraordinary X-Men#1 - BTS) - As the Terrigene mists swept the planet. Storm founded X-Haven, a sanctuary in Otherplace to protect mutantkind from the toxic effects of the mists on mutants. Indra was one of several students to join them.
(Extraordinary X-Men#3) - With Magik unconscious and unable to defend X-Haven, several limbo demons attacked. Indra and the students fought them off.
(X-Men: Gold II#2 - BTS) - Indra joined the X-Men when they relocated to the newly rechristened Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach in Manhattan's Central Park.
(X-Men: Gold II#2) - Indra, Anole and Kid Gladiator were watching the news as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants had kidnapped the mayor of New York City. Masque took the word and revealed the mayor was a prisoner int the war that has been waged between humans and mutants for decades and they would execute the man within 24 hours. The news then showed an interview with Lydia Nance the heritage initiative director who revealed her goal of mutant deportation, taking to the idea mutants had to stick with their own kind. Baffled by the news feature the boys looked at each other wondering how long it would take to be kicked out of their country.
(X-Men: Gold II#3) - Determined to help the X-Men fight the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and rescue the mayor Indra, Shark-Girl, No-Girl, Genesis, Anole, Rockslide, Armor and Triage suited up in their X-Men costumes and awaited the team in the hangar. Surprised the students would put their lives at risk Kitty explained she appreciated the offer but wanted to keep her students of out combat situation, prompting Rockslide to complain they'd been in plenty of combat situation. Realizing they could use some extra strength Kitty allowed Armor and Rockslide to accompany them on their mission.
(Uncanny X-Men V#9) - The X-Men were targeted by X-Man who had recently learned he was dying. Eager to make a difference by bringing about world peace and powered by the life bringing Celestial Life Seed, he was determined to kill them to achieve his goal. Jean Grey telepathically contacted Indra, Loa and all the other X-Men, allies and former students for help. However, both Indra and Loa didn't show up to help.
(X-Factor IV#5) - Learning former X-Men student Wind Dancer (Sofia Mantega) would be resurrected, Indra and other former students met up at Arbor Magna Hatchery to welcome her back to the land of the living. Just as Sofia was resurrected she immediately took flight after being welcomed by her friends. Indra joined the others for the celebration at the Boneyard.
(New Mutants IV#18) - Indra was seen in Krakoa's Arena, cheering while Karma participated in Crucible in an effort to have her brother Tran Coy Manh, with whom she shared a body, resurrected.
Comments: Created by Nuncio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Michael Ryan, and Rick Ketcham.
Indra's official height and weight have been revealed in his modern OHOTMU profile in the X-Men: Legacy Collision TPB.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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X-Men: Gold II#3, p2, pan3 (main image)
New X-Men II#13, p8, pan2 (with his team)
New X-Men II#23, p12, pan3 (in armored form)
New X-Men II#42, p20, pan4 (youngest mutant at Xavier's)
New X-Men II#46, p13, pan4 (attacked by Predator X)
X-Men Legacy I#234, p23, pan2,3,4 (manifesting a knife)
X-Men Legacy I#234, p21, pan1 (full armor)
X-Men Legacy I#240, p16, pan4,6(wedding)
X-Men Legacy I#241, p18, pan4,5 (killing)
Young Avengers II#14, p4, pan1 (partying)
New X-Men II#7 (January, 2005) - Nuncio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#13 (July, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#14 (July, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men Yearbook Special (December, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Georges Jeanty (pencils), Don Hillsman (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#20 (January, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mark Brooks (pencils), Jaime Mendoza (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#23 (April, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mark Brooks, Paul Pelletier (pencillers), Jaime Mendoza (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Astonishing X-Men III#13 (April, 2006) - Joss Whedon (writer), John Cassaday (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#25 (June, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#27 (August, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#32 (January, 2007) - Craig Kyle (writer), Mike Norton (pencils), Dave Meikis (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#38 (July, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils), Sean Parsons, Jay Leisten (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#39 (August, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
World War Hulk: X-Men#2 (September, 2007) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Andrea Di Vito (pencils, inks), Andy Schmidt, Nick Lowe (editors)
New X-Men II#42 (November, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#43 (December, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#493 (February, 2008) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Billy Tan (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#46 (March, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas, Dave Meikis (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Manifest Destiny#2/3 (December, 2008) - Chris Yost (writer), Paco Diaz (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Manifest Destiny#3/3 (January, 2009) - Chris Yost (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Mutants III#1 (July, 2009) - Zeb Wells (writer), Diogenes Neves (pencils), Cam Smith, Edgar Tadeo (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#226 (September, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Dustin Weaver (pencils), Edgar Tadeo (inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
X-Men Legacy Annual I#1 (November, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Daniel Acuna (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#230 (February, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Daniel Acuna, Mirco Pierfederici (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Nation X: X-Factor (March, 2010) - Peter David (writer), Valentine De Landro (pencils), Pat Davidson (inks), Jody Leheup (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#234 (May, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Yanick Paquette (pencils), Michael Lacombe (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Nation X#4/2 (May, 2010) - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer), Harvey Tolibao (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Mutants III#13 (July, 2010) - Zeb Wells (writer), Ibrahim Roberson, Lan Medina (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#238 (September, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
X-Men Legacy I#239 (October, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#240 (November, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Jay Leisten, Sandu Florea, Tom Raney (inkers), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
X-23 III#1 (November, 2010) - Marjorie Liu (writer), Will Conrad (pencils, inks) Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#241 (December, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Men: Schism#5 (December, 2011) - Jason Aaron (writer), Adam Kubert (pencils), Mark Roslan (inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum, Jordan D. White (editors)
X-Men: Regenesis#1 (December, 2011) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Billy Tan (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Sebastian Grimer (editors)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#1 (December, 2011) Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#4 (March, 2012) Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#260.1 (March, 2012) - Christos Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#261 (March, 2012) - Christos Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men Legacy I#263 (May, 2012) - Christos Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega#3 (May, 2012) - Brian Wood (writer), Roland Boschi (pencils, inks), Mark Brooks (pencils), Andrew Currie (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#18 (December, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Jorge Molina (pencils), Norman Lee (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
All-New X-Men I#6 (March, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jordan D. White (editors)
All-New X-Men I#10 (June, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
All-New X-Men I#11 (June, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Scarlet Spider II#17 (July, 2013) - Christoper Yost (writer), Carlo Barbieri (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#29 (July, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ramon Perez (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men Annual I#1 (November, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Walden Wong, Kari Kesel, Victor Olazaba, Nick Bradshaw (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Battle of the Atom#2 (December, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Esad Ribic, Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Andrew Currie, Tom Palmer (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Young Avengers II#11 (December, 2013) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Jamie McKelvie (pencils, inks), Kris Anka, Mike Norton (inkers), Lauren Sankovitch, Jon Moisan (editors)
Young Avengers II#14 (February, 2014) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Jamie McKelvie (pencils, inks), Emma Vieceli, Christian Ward, Annie Wu (pencillers), Lauren Sankovitch, Jon Moisan (editors)
X-Men IV#1 (April, 2014) - Brian Wood (writer), Kris Anka, Clay Man (pencils, inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Nightcrawler IV#4 (September, 2014) - Chris Claremont (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Nightcrawler IV#5 (October, 2014) - Chris Claremont (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum, Mike Marts (editors)
Extraordinary X-Men#3 (February, 2016) - Jeff Lemire (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Christina Harrington, Mark Paniccia (editors)
X-Men: Gold II#2 (June, 2017) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Ardian Syaf (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Chris Robinson, Mark Paniccia (editors)
X-Men: Gold II#3 (July, 2017) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Ardian Syaf (pencils), Craig Yeung, Jay Leisten (inkers), Daniel Ketchum, Chris Robinson, Mark Paniccia (editors)
Uncanny X-Men V#9 (January, 2019) - Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson (writers), Yildiray Cinar (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)
X-Factor IV#5 (December, 2020) - Leah Williams (writer), David Baldeon (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
New Mutants IV#18 (May, 2021) - Vita Ayala (writer), Rod Reis (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
First Posted: 05/24/2016
Last Updated: 02/08/2022
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