Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Eye-Boy (Trevor Hawkins), Nature Girl (Lin Li)
Known Relatives: Piper (father, deceased)
Aliases: Animal Don, "Jerk King" called by Eye-Boy
Base of Operations: Sewers of New York City
First Appearance: Generation X II#5 (October, 2017)
Powers/Abilities: Like his father Piper, the Rat King can psionically sway wildlife through sonics. Relying on his father's old flute to focus his abilities, the King can easily control dozens of small animals like rats, raccoons, birds, cats, dogs, rabbits, moles and an owl. His powers also affected the mutant teenager Nature Girl who felt she was part of nature herself. The Rat King loses control over his subjects as soon as the tune he plays stops. He has blue skin and wore a plastic crown.
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
(Generation X II#5 (fb) - BTS) - The boy who would become known as Rat King was the son of the Piper, one of the Morlocks slaughtered by the Marauders. Unable to deal with his father's death, he decided to one day avenge both him and the alligators under his command.
(Generation X II#5 (fb) ) - Known as the Animal Don of Central Park, the Rat King used his mutant ability to psionically force the animals to work for him. The animals would steal money, electronics, jewelry and other valuables.
(Generation X II#5 - BTS) - When one of the Rat King's raccoons stole the wallet of X-Men student Rockslide it was noticed by his classmate Eye-Boy who in turn convinced his friend Nature Girl to join him in tracking the animal to retrieve Rockslide's wallet. The mutants eventually found the raccoon and after Nature Girl had freed the animal of hypnosis he gladly revealed it was the Rat King who'd forced him and other animals to steal from humans. Determined to stop the thief, Eye-Boy did his best to appeal to the animals in Central Park to join them in defeating the Rat King and reclaim their freedom.
(Generation X II#5) - The Rat King sat on his "throne" made out of garbage when the two mutant teenagers and a horde of animals arrived. Rat King immediately used his flute to take control of all the animals and was even able to control Nature Girl. Eye-Boy quickly realized he was unable to free Nature Girl and therefore knew he had to take down the Rat King who sent a group of rats after him. When one of the rodents bit his hand he tossed the animals right at the King's face which knocked the flute out of his hands. Eye-Boy grabbed the flute and snapped it apart which broke the King's hold over the animals and Nature Girl. They all turned on the powerless mutant.
(Generation X II#5 - BTS) - The X-Men students not only found Rockslide's wallet but also retrieved Roxy's ring.
Comments: Created by Christina Strain (writer), Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (pencils, inks).
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Generation X II#5, p18, pan2 (main image)
Generation X II#5, p12, pan1 (flashback)
Generation X II#5, p18, pan3 (defeat)
Generation X II#5 (October, 2017) - Christina Strain (writer), Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Chris Robinson, Mark Paniccia (editors)
Last updated: 01/15/18
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