Real Name: Mrs. Gwynn
Identity/Class: Faerie magic user;
citizen of the United Kingdom
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyngarde), Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), Mastermind (Martinique Wyngarde), X-Men (Anole/Victor Borkowski, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Rockslide/Santo Vaccarro)
Known Relatives: Megan Gwynn (Pixie, daughter), Barry Gwynn (father), Mrs. Gwynn (mother), Griffith (grandmother)
Base of Operations: Wales, United Kingdom
First Appearance: X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1 (April, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: As a powerful fairie being, Gwynnn manipulates magical energy (or mana) for a variety of effects including, but not limited to flight, superhuman strength (class 5, possibly highter), flame generation, creating steel weapons out of thin air and (mass)teleportation. When she teleports, Gwynn creates swirls of dust and black leaves. Gwynn can cast illusory spells, creating portraits made of light. Gwynn can see through the illusions of others, like the sisters Wyngarde.
Height:5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 135 lbs. (by approximation)
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#4 (fb) - BTS) - Gwynn had a romantic rendezvous with the mutant Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde) which left her pregnant with her daughter Megan, the future half-fairy mutant called Pixie.
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#3 (fb) - BTS) - After giving birth to Megan, Mrs. Gwynn decided it would be best if her daughter grew up as normal as possible. Pixie was raised by her grandparents in Abergylid, unaware of her faerie nature and believing her father was a coal miner who had died in a mining accident.
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1 (fb) - BTS) - Years after Pixie had gone off to live with the X-Men Mrs. Gwynn received a distress call from her daughter. Gwynn teleported herself to the X-Men's home on Utopia to help, unaware Pixie was actually being held by the demon Saturnine who wished to use the girl to empower himself.
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1) - Gwynn showed up on Utopia, much to the surprise of Psylocke and Nightcrawler who had no idea who the intruder was. Once she'd revealed she was looking for Pixie the two X-Men wondered if she was just nuts or telling the truth. Nightcrawler then offered to go and find Pixie but when Psylocke made fun of the woman she lashed out and tossed Nightcrawler away without as much as breaking a sweat. Psylocke drew her psychic knife but Gwynn shouted the X-Men were supposed to look after her daughter after which she used her magical abilities to fly away, determined to find her daughter herself.
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#2) - In an effort to find Pixie, Mrs. Gwynn sought out half-sisters Regan and Martinique Wyngarde by visiting their usual haunts, including Mastermind's grave and the Hellfire Club before locating the squabbling siblings in the Wyngarde mansion. The Wyngardes were surprised by Gwynn and the knowledge she had about their father.
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#3) - The Wyngardes tried to trap Mrs. Gwynn in their illusions, but she saw through both the tropical island and deep space scenarios, forcing the girls to drop the charade. Unimpressed, Gwynn told Regan and Martinique she'd seen slaughtered pigs with more imagination. In turn, the sisters didn't seem too impressed by the revelation they had a half-sister, even if she was an X-Man, Gwynn grew more enraged causing the room to catch fire, which finally caught the Wyngarde sisters' attention. She went on to explain they could fulfill a powerful, ancient destiny but it would take the power of three. Gwynn offered to serve as the third until Pixie was found. Shortly after they agreed to help, they picked up a telepathic distress call from Pixie which allowed them to track her down to the abandoned St. Andrews High School. At the same time as the demon Saturnine exited the school with Pixie and the X-Men arrived to save their friend.
(X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#4) - A large group of Saturnine's demonic minions had gathered on the roof of the school, ready to attack the X-Men. However, unbeknownst to all present, Pixie had already escaped the fantasyworld she was trapped in and had used her powerful pixie dust to have Saturnine do her bidding without him even realizing. Pixie "followed" Saturnine's orders and had Mrs. Gwynn bind her magic to Pixie's soul dagger. Via the Masterminds' illusions, Saturnine and Mrs. Gwynn seemed to transform the soul dagger into an immense sword, which she handed to Saturnine; in reality, they just conjured a giant sword. No longer needing his minions, Saturnine slaughtered them with the giant sword, then announced his intent to become ruler of his former realm. Realizing the "soul sword" would be useless against the non-magic mutants, Saturnine was goaded by Psylocke into sheathing the sword to physically confront them; as soul swords were sheathed within the users' body, Saturnine shoved the sword into his body, and was surprised when it physically impaled and incapacitated him. Mere moments later the group was joined by the other missing students (Mercury, Armor and X-23) who'd managed to escape the building's basement. Frost then told Pixie to go and talk to her mother, which sparked a fiery argument over the true identity of Pixie's father. Mrs. Gwynn explained to Pixie she was in fact the daughter of infamous X-villain Mastermind. She concluded she now finally gave her the gift of her past and her faerie heritage. While giving her daughter a heartfelt hug she told her it was time to go home. Thinking she would return with her mother, Pixie was about to say her goodbyes to the X-Men while her mother disappeared, which led her to realize the X-Men were now her home.
Comments: Created by Kathryn Immonen (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils & inks).
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Mrs. Gwynn has no known connections to
Griffith was Mrs. Gwynn's grandmother. In her day she married an officer who'd escaped from camp 198.
Note: Island Farm was a Prisoner of War Camp (Camp 198) on the outskirts of the town of Bridgend, South Wales. It hosted a number of Axis prisoners, mainly German, and was the scene of the largest escape attempt by German POWs in Britain during World War II. Near the end of the war it became known as Special Camp XI. The list of former inmates includes many senior SS military leaders, who were awaiting extradition to the Nuremberg trials.
--X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1 - BTS
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X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1, p14, pan5 (main image)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1, p15, pan4 (closeup)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#3, p6, pan1-2 (bored by Regan's illusion)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#4, p21, pan8 (saying goodbye to Pixie)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#1 (April, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#2 (May, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#3 (May, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back#4 (July, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
First Posted: 10/17/2018
Last Updated: 10/17/2018
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