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MADAME MONDO

Real Name: Mondo

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Mojoverse/Mojoworld) Spineless Ones

Occupation: Unrevealed; former "teacher" Public Relations

Group Membership: None; formerly Hellfire Academy staff (Dog Logan, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Lord Deathstrike/Oyama, Master Pandemonium/Martin Preston, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Philistine, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Sauron/Karl Lykos, Silver Samurai/Shingen Harada, Xanto Starblood, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Wendigo)

Affiliations: The Agent (see comments), Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club (Black Bishop/Max Frankenstein, Black King/Kade Kilgore, White King/Manuel Enduque, White Queen/Wilhelmina Kensington), Hellfire Academy students (Broo, Glob Herman/Robert Herman, Infestation, Kid Omega/Quentin Quire, Mudbug/Ledbetter, Oya/Idie Okonkwo, Snot, Tin Man/Owen Backes)

Enemies: Kid Omega (Quentin Quire), Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Henry McCoy, Doop, Iceman/Robert Drake, Krakoa (grandchild of Krakoa), Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Rachel Summers, Warbird/Ava'Dara Naganandini, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Lady Mondo

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Hellfire Academy, Island in the Pacific Ocean;
   formerly Mojoworld, Mojoverse

First Appearance: Wolverine and the X-Men I#20 (November, 2012)

Powers/Abilities: Madame Mondo didn't display any specific superhuman abilities. She was an expert at the application of public relations for "evil" and was a decent teacher of these methods. She also had access to a large variety of movies from her native dimension. Although she is one of the Spineless Ones, Mondo significantly differs from most members of her species: Mondo has legs, five instead of four fingers and isn't obese. Mondo does not have a spine and relies on a spider-legged hoverchair to move around.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Red/Blue/Green (changed with every issue)
Hair: None

History:

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#20 - BTS) - Hailing from Mojoworld, Madame Mondo became a teacher of Public Relations at the Hellfire Academy on Earth-616. The Hellfire Academy was founded by the Hellfire Club's Black King (Kade Kilgore) who intended to train young mutants there to become super villains in order to boost Kilgore's own Sentinel sales.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#31 - BTS) - Madame Mondo's class at the Hellfire Academy was called: "Public relations for super villains: Delivering the perfect soliloquy". Another one of her classes was called: "The art of Trolling: Using social media for Evil". For extracurricular activities, she would host a movie club, reviewing the films of Welles, Kurosawa, Kubrick and Mojo.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#20) - Madame Mondo and the other members of staff visited the Ledbetter residence in the woods of Alabama. Here, the Black King persuaded the father of a young mutant called Mudbug to let his son join the Hellfire Academy. Kilgore explained to the redneck family that the Jean Grey Academy would surely approach them with the same offer but those elitists would be an unfit school for a mutant such as he. Mudbug's father wasn't planning on sending his son to a liberal school in New York and accepted Kilgore's offer.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#31) - During a regular day at school, Mondo explained why the young super-villains-to-be should learn about public relations. As an example, she mentioned the importance of crafting a credible press release to prove they'd disemboweled Captain America. She also touched on the matter of choosing the right hostages for a focus group and how to negotiate after transforming New York City into a nest of meatbugs.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#32) - After three weeks of grueling training, headmistress Mystique asked her teaching staff if the students would be ready for phase two. Madame Mondo answered they had made necklaces out of dead birds in her class and learned how to make someone cry by screaming at them. She was interrupted by Toad, who worked as a janitor at the academy. Toad reasoned that some of the kids probably didn't even want to become villains and would actually benefit from some proper education. Not amused by this altruistic sentiment, Toad was kicked out of the teachers' lounge. Later that day Madame Mondo followed Sauron around with a video camera while the dinosaur-like mutant was punishing Kid Omega. When Toad caught them in the act, he snapped and prepared to hit Mondo in the back of the head with a mop.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#33 - BTS) - Toad hit Mondo, causing a distraction that allowed Kid Omega to escape Sauron.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#33) - Kid Omega strangled Mondo with his own chains while Toad attacked Sauron. Mondo managed to break free and fled the room, screaming she needed cameras to cover the extreme acts of improvisational murder she was about to commit. She also screamed she wanted to get the Agent on the phone who booked her in this "mojo" forsaken place. She didn't get too far, Toad used his tongue to drag her back inside where she was knocked out before she could alert others.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#34) - During the X-Men's attack on the Hellfire Academy, Madame Mondo had retreated into her classroom while the other members of staff actively engaged the invaders. At one point, Mondo welcomed "the green halfling" Doop into her 3-D Theater of Terror. She prepared to melt Doop's mind with the strangest cinema this side of the Wildways. Unimpressed by her movies, Doop forced himself to vomit to extract a VHS tape of his 1994 home movies and showed the movies which made Mondo scream in agony.

(Wolverine and the X-Men I#35 - BTS) - The Hellfire Academy was blown up in the aftermath of the fight against the X-Men.

Comments: Created by Jason Aaron (writer), Steven Sanders (pencils, inks).

In Wolverine and the X-Men I#33 Madame Mondo yelled about getting "the Agent" on the phone. Naturally, that's showbizz lingo, but since this is the Mojoverse it's also possible Mondo meant the actual Agent, a being created by Mojo to sign people to work for him.

Madame Mondo is still out there, she would most likely have returned to Mojoworld.

Some online sources erroneously claim Madame Mondo is the first female of her species. There have been previous, female spineless ones for example in 2015's Spider-Man & The X-Men#3. It's easy to confuse a male and female spineless one, most of them don't have any hair and they all have about the same bra size.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Madame Mondo has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#20, p20, pan1 (main image)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#32, p11, pan2 (mondo's chair)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#32, p11, pan7 (closeup)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#33, p4 pan3 (escaping Kid Omega's attack)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#34, p14, pan7 (defeated by Door)


Appearances:
Wolverine and the X-Men I#20 (November, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Steven Sanders (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#31 (August, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#32 (August, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#33 (September, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#34 (September, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jordan D. White, Nick Lowe (editors)


Last updated: 07/24/17

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