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Real Name: Cirlio Crisologo

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: Xavier Institute student body

Affiliations: Shi'ar, Xavier Institute student body (Choir/Irina Clayton, Crater/Erik Hallgrimsson, Forearm/Marcus Tucker, Glob Herman/Robert Herman, Longneck/William Hanover, Mentat/Robert Zepheniah, Stepford Cuckoos/Celeste, Esme, Mindee, Phoebe Cuckoo, possibly Butterfly/Lucy Priest, Skywalker see comments), Special Class (Angel/Angel Salvadore, Basilisk/Mike Columbus, Beak/Barnell Bohusk, Dummy/Dean Boswell, Ernst, No-Girl/Martha Johansson), X-Men (Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), X.S.E. (Bishop, Sage)

Enemies: Magneto (Kuan-Yin Xorn)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Westchester County, New York

First Appearance: New X-Men I#117 (October, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: Cirlio was a mutant whose body had changed into that of a plant although keeping a human-like appearance. His head and arms were covered in thick grass-like sprouts. He appeared to have three-fingered hands with some kind of suction cups.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 100 lbs. (by approximation, due to plant-like body)
Eyes: Red
Hair: None


(New X-Men I#116 - BTS) - After Professor Charles Xavier (secretly Cassandra Nova who had switched minds with her twin brother) came out as a mutant on live TV, the Xavier Institute was opened to the public. Cirlio was among the many young X-gene active teenagers that enrolled.

(New X-Men I#117) - Cirlio was one of the many students seen walking the school grounds after the Beast had introduced Xavier's latest student: Barnell Bohusk, codenamed Beak.

(New X-Men I#131 - BTS) - Cirlio eventually became part of a relief team assigned to go into space for a few weeks aboard the Shi'ar flagship. The vessel would rendezvous with the surviving vessels of Lilandra's Imperial Armada on the dark side of the Moon where they would spend a couple of weeks before the Armada was scheduled to head back to Chandilar, the Shi'ar homeworld.

(New X-Men I#133) - When Charles Xavier's marriage to Lilandra was annulled, Cirlio and the other students were returned to Earth. The new Shi'ar emergency senate of the Shi'ar had decreed the withdrawal of all Shi'ar citizens from Earth during a disinfection period.

(New X-Men I#140) - Cirlio was among the students and X-Men present when Bishop and Sage showed them the diamond bullet used to shatter Emma Frost's body, seemingly killing her in the process. With everyone still considered a potential suspect, the Summer holiday vacation was cancelled until the case was solved. Sage started analyzing and interviewing the student body, including Cirlio. Bishop and Sage eventually solved the case and identified Esme Cuckoo as Emma's killer. A little while later, Beast was able to reassemble Emma's shattered diamond form which allowed Frost to restore herself.

(X-Men II#147 - BTS / New X-Men II#9 (fb) - BTS) - When Xorn, believing himself to be Magneto, attacked the Xavier Institute, Cirlio was one of several students (Saurus and others) who died when the school was destroyed. He was subsequently buried at the Institute cemetery.

(New X-Men II#9 - BTS) - Determined to find the ghost of Jeffrey Garrett several students visited the school's cemetery, where they came across Cirlio's grave.

Comments: Created by Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan Van Sciver (pencils), Prentiss Rollins (inks).

It's likely Pako would have met and befriended Butterfly (Lucy Priest) and Skywalker, two other X-Students who appeared in New X-Men I#131 and would possibly have stayed behind on the Shi'ar flagship as part of the relief team.

Pako can be seen standing behind Professor Xavier on page 3 of New X-Men I#140, he has the same distinctive hair and emerald hue as during his initial appearance.

Cirlio was identified in the the Xavier Student Body entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#13.

Pako is a type of fern found in the Philippines, and Crisologo is a Pinoy surname. Cirlio is a corruption of the Spanish boy's name Cirilo, "noble", and Spain once ruled the Philippines. Hence Pako was from the Philippines, perhaps either with some Spanish ancestry, or a Catholic background (there is at least one saint with the name Cirilo).

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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New X-Men I#117, p4, pan2 (main image)
New X-Men I#133, p22, pan1 (with the relief team of X-Students)
New X-Men II#9, p6, pan1 (grave)

New X-Men I#117 (October, 2001) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan Van Sciver (pencils), Prentiss Rollins (inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
New X-Men I#133 (December, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan Van Sciver (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Marts, Mike Raicht (editors)
New X-Men I#140 (June, 2003) - Grant Morrison (writer), Phil Jimenez (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mike Marts, Mike Raicht (editors)
New X-Men II#9 (March, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Carlo Pagulayan (pencils), Norm Rapmond (inks), Mike Marts (editor)

Last updated: 02/25/16

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