Real Name: Carl Aalston
Identity/Class: Human mutant (depowered)
Group Membership: None; formerly Chevaliers (Bling!/Roxy Washington, Flubber/Nick Shelley, Foxx/Raven Darkholme, Onyxx/Sidney Green)
Affiliations: X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Emma Frost, Gambit/Remy LeBeau)
Known Relatives: Unidentified parents
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, New York
First Appearance: X-Men II#171 (August, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Rain Boy's mutant powers turned his entire body into a partly transluscent liquid of unknown composition. He could generate and fire powerful blasts of water, it's been unrevealed how this would influence the consistency and make-up of his body. Presumably, he could easily replenish the liquid he'd lost.
Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
(X-Men II#171 - BTS) - After Carl's powers manifested themselves, he enrolled at the Xavier Institute. Carl was among the students selected to join one of the special training squads mentored by members of the X-Men. He picked the codename Rain Boy and was placed on the Chevaliers, led by Gambit.
(X-Men II#171) - Rain Boy participated in a Chevaliers training session in the Danger Room where they had to attack their tutor Gambit. The battle was stopped midway by Emma Frost who had come to introduce the Chevaliers' newest member Foxx (who turned out to be Mystique in disguise). The students were stunned by Foxx who immediately began to make overt sexual avances towards Gambit, asking him for "one-on-one sessions". Later that night Rain Boy was absent when several members of the Chevaliers participated in another training exercise.
(X-Men II#172) - Gambit took his Chevaliers on a field trip as an excuse to get away from Rogue to do some thinking about their relationship. Taking a break at a refreshing spring, Rain Boy and the others noticed how Foxx once again tried to seduce Gambit which led Bling! to comment she could throw up looking at the scene. Rain Boy seemed to thoroughly enjoy the water, feeling he was in his element. Later that night Onyxx, Flubber and Rain Boy decided to confront Gambit about his untoward behavior towards Foxx, feeling they had to look out for their teammate's welfare. Gambit was less than pleased that his students thought he would ever seduce a student and when Foxx suddenly appeared from the shadows Gambit explained he found it "magnifique" they would support each other. Gambit continued that if they would disappear from his sight in ten seconds he would forget their "mutiny", somewhat scared the students returned to their camp. The next morning the Chevaliers returned to Xavier's. Later that day, Gambit decided it would be for the best if Foxx was moved to another squad. When he went to tell her the news, Mystique revealed her true identity.
(X-Men II#173) - Rain Boy and the Chevaliers were left in the dark about Mystique and her plan to join the X-Men. They were too busy enjoying some hamburgers and soda, while discussing the question if Gambit had cheated on Rogue or not. And while Bling! wondered where Foxx could be, Rain Boy was already over the subject and asked who would win in a fight, Wolverine or Beast.
(X-Men II#174) - The next morning Rain Boy and the Chevaliers witnessed the arrival of several senior X-Men members who had come to decide whether Mystique could join the team. Onyxx wondered if they'd come to punish them because of their little rebellion against Gambit but having learned Foxx's true identity Bling! explained what was really going on. Learning that his crush was actually a fake, drove Onyxx mad. Rain Boy and his friends tried to calm him down. Onyxx, however, was still upset Mystique had deliberately tried to hurt his feelings and decided to confront Mystique in her prison. In the end Mystique chose to leave Xavier's on her own will.
(House of M#8 - BTS) - When a reality altering spell cast by the Scarlet Witch reduced the number of gene active mutants to a mere 300 worldwide, Rain Boy lost his powers.
Comments: Created by Peter Milligan (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers).
Two weeks after the global depowering, Xavier Institute headmasters Cyclops and Emma Frost decided all depowered students would be safer returning to their homes. The students left on two buses, on of them got blown up by the Reverend Stryker's Purifiers, which killed all the passengers. It's not been revealed if Rain Boy was on any of those buses.
Rain Boy's real name was revealed in the Xavier's Institute entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#13.
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X-Men II#172, p12, pan2 (in his element)
X-Men II#171, p7, pan4 (using powers)
X-Men II#172, p6, pan3,4 (in his element)
X-Men II#173, p18, pan6 (drinking)
X-Men II#171 (August, 2005) - Peter Milligan (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men II#172 (August, 2005) - Peter Milligan (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men II#173 (September, 2005) - Peter Milligan (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Men II#174 (October, 2005) - Peter Milligan (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
Last updated: 09/13/16
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