Real Name: Angelo Espinosa
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Former cook, student,adventurer, gang member
Group Membership: Selene's Undead Army (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Beef, Berzerker, Bevatron, Siena Blaze, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Caliban, Catseye, Fabian Cortez, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Darkstar/Laynia Petrovna, Deadbolt, Marco Delgado, Destiny/Irene Adler, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Firefist/Rusty Collins, Hemingway, Hurricane, Jetstream, Katu, Lifeforce, Maggott/Japheth, Leon Matheson, Seamus Mellencamp, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Proteus/Kevin MacTaggert, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Rem-Ram, Risque, Roulette, Scaleface, Shinobi Shaw, Spoor, Spyne, Static, Stonewall, Super Sabre, Synch/Everett Thomas, Tarot, Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Tower, Unus the Untouchable, the tribe of Camp Verde, millions of others); formerly Generation X (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Gaia, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, M/Claudette & Nicole St. Croix, Penance/Monet St. Croix, Synch/Everett Thomas, White Queen/Emma Frost), Miguela Tores' gang (D., Gordo, Lupo, Miguela Tores, Woof and unnamed others)
Affiliations: Access (Axel Asher), Alpha Flight (Guardian/James MacDonald Hudson, Snowbird/Narya, Puck/Eugene Milton Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski), Police Chief Authier, Trace Authier, Doctor Bannerjee, Beast (Hank McCoy), Bishop (Lucas Bishop), Tristan Brawn, Cannonball (Sam Guthrie), Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Tom Corsi, Howard the Duck, Gil Espinosa, Forge, Church of Humanity victims (Jesse Bedlam, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Magma/Amara Aquila, unidentified others), Cordelia Frost, Gateway, Giovanni, Glorian (Thomas Gideon), Grande Dame, Jean Grey, Leech, Artie Maddicks, Maggott (Japeth), Mondo (clone), New Warriors (Aegis/Trey Rollins, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Namorita/Namorita Prentiss, Nova/Richard Rider, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin, Turbo/Michiko Musashi), Eamon O'Donnell, Paladin ("Paul Denning"), Ms. Pickwick, Professor X (Charles Xavier), Franklin Richards, Nathaniel Richards, Santa Claus, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Doctor Singh, Storm (Ororo Munroe), Beverly Switzler, Tana Nile, Token, Miguela Tores, X-Man (Nate Grey), Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)
Enemies: Asgardian trolls (Chamblis, Nettles & Munson), Biohazard (Fletcher Traynor), Black Tom Cassidy, Hunter Brawn, Chimera, Circus of Crime (Bruto the Strongman/Bruce Olalfson, Clown/Eliot "Crafty" Franklin, Great Gambonnos, Princess Python/Zelda DuBois, Ringmaster/Maynard Tiboldt), Church of Humanity, Dark Beast (Hank McCoy of Earth-295), Dirtnap, Dorian, Dracula, a dragon, D'Spayre, Emplate, Emplate's Hellions (Bulwark/Oswald Boeglin, D.O.A./George Baker, Gayle Edgerton, Murmur/Allan Rennie, Nocturne/Bridget Warner, Vincente Cimetta, Wrap/Nick Bisley), Fenris (Andrea & Andreas von Strucker), Adrienne Frost, Gene Nation (Fever Pitch, Hemingway, Integer, Iron Maiden, Marrow, Membrain, Opsidian), House of Correction (Warden Coffin, Baxter and others), Juggernaut (Cain Marko), Bianca LaNiege, Mister Legault, Mondo, Nanny, Noy, Omega Red (Arkady Russovitch), Orphan Maker, Paradox, Phalanx (Harvest, Gregor and countless others), Plantman (Samuel Smithers), Prime Sentinels, Rising Sons, Seven Dwarves, Constantine Francis Slaughter IV, Surgeon, Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), Weasel, X-Cutioner (Carl Denti)
Known Relatives: Eduardo Espinosa (father,
deceased), Estella Espinosa (mother, deceased), Tito Espinosa (brother),
Linda Espinosa (sister), Gilberto (cousin), Inez (cousin), unnamed
Aliases: "Mr. Competent", "paleface" (nicknames
used by Husk), "Gray boet" (nickname used by Maggott), "X-Boy" (nickname
used by Miguela Tores)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly the Beverly Glen Cemetery, Los Angeles, California;
formerly the Massachusetts Academy, Massachusetts;
formerly South Central Los Angeles, California
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#317 (October,
Powers/Abilities: Angelo Espinosa's mutant ability
turned his skin super humanly pliable, averaging between four and 6
inches of extra skin at any given time. Angelo had limited control over
his elastic skin, forced to focus constantly to keep his body and face
from excessively drooping. He could stretch, deform, wrap, expand or
compress his skin as he saw fit, though he could only affect his
epidermis. Even though he could comfortably stretch his legs and arms
for several feet, his skeletal structure remained that of a normal human
of his age and build. Skin used his power to form lassos and whips with
his extended fingers or restrain people with "ribbons" of excess skin.
Angelo's skin was grey and highly durable and resistant to cuts and
tears. When he focused, he could force all the extra skin and the grey
pigment back, giving him a normal appearance for a brief moment.
However, the effort left him with severe migraines. In public, he often
claimed his unusual appearance was caused by the deforming medical
condition known as elephantiasis.
Weight: 155 lbs.
(Generation X#0.5 (fb) - BTS) - Growing up poor in the barrios of Los Angeles with his religious, protective single mother, Angelo Espinosa eventually and reluctantly turned to crime when he met local gang leader Miguela Tores. The two hit it off and had a passionate romance, which cemented Angelo's dedication to the gang.
(Generation X#0.5) - Angelo's mother didn't care for Tores and did everything she could to keep her son away from her. However, the smitten boy joined Tores and her gang (D., Gordo and Lupo) for a car trip into their rival gang's turf.
(Generation X#34 (fb) ) - Angelo wasn't too keen on going into the Figueroa street boys' neighborhood, but was handed a handgun by Lupo anyway.
(Generation X#34 ~ Generation X#0.5) - Tores planned to make amends but she hadn't counted on Lupo's thirst for revenge after the Figs killed a member of his family. As soon as Tores steered their car into the Fig territory, Lupo pulled his gun, killing several gang members within moments.
(Generation X#0.5) - The remaining hoodlums opened fire, killing Gordo. Both Tores and Angelo were so stunned by the unexpected turn of events they manifested their mutant powers. While Angelo was in the backseat trying to deal with the fact his skin had turned, grey, droopy and hard to control, Tores was so overwhelmed by her newfound psionic powers, she lost control over the wheel and crashed the vehicle. Angelo was knocked out by the crash and when he came to, he discovered a homeless man had entered the vehicle to pick his pocket. Before he could get his wallet back, Angelo noticed the wreck was about to explode and got himself to safety before it went up. The bodies of Gordo and the bum were scorched beyond identification, leading the authorities to believe the vagrant was Espinosa based on the tattered remains of the wallet they discovered. Unable to cope with his new look and afraid to face his mother and Tores, Angelo allowed everyone to believe he was dead. He then fled LA, holding on to the gun as a reminder of his past life.
(Uncanny X-Men I#316 (fb) - BTS) - Charles Xavier became aware of Angelo's existence through Cerebro and kept his information in a special file for young, gene active mutants like Paige Guthrie, Everett Thomas, Monet St. Croix and Clarice Ferguson. When the anti-mutant techno-organic collective known as the Phalanx invaded the Xavier Institute, they absorbed this information. Eager to learn why they weren't able to assimilate mutants, they decided to kidnap "the next generation of Xavier's brood". Skin and several of the others were kidnapped by the Phalanx and brought to an abandoned navy vessel in San Diego Bay. There, they were placed inside a cell with Gregor, a Phalanx operative posing as a teen to infiltrate their ranks.
(Uncanny X-Men I#317) - Angelo welcomed Paige Guthrie, the Phalanx's most recent captive, with a heartfelt "Buenos dias, chica... Welcome to hell." Gregor reminded him that was no way to talk in front of women, which Angelo countered was merely meant to be sarcastic. He changed his tune when he found out Paige had been infected with the techno-organic virus, trying to cheer her up. Moments later, the Phalanx's leader Harvest arrived to check in on his captives, mocking them until Blink got angry and used her powers to severely damage him. This led Skin to conclude that the Phalanx couldn't dampen their abilities, which changed everything in his opinion. Even though Gregor tried to get them to stay put "until the X-Men would come to rescue them", Angelo and the others wanted to get out. Especially after M revealed Gregor was a Phalanx unit and got rid of him using a makeshift energy blaster. Skin and the others followed M's lead when she punched a hole through their cell and led them out onto the deck of the ship that was crawling with Phalanx.
(X-Men II#37) - Angelo and the others were hopelessly outmatched fighting off Harvest and his Phalanx operatives, until Sabretooth arrived to rescue them, along with Banshee, Everett Thomas, Jubilee and Emma Frost. Angelo kept out of the battle against Harvest, unable to prevent Clarice Ferguson to seemingly sacrifice her life blinking the Phalanx and the entire ship out of existence. In the aftermath, Angelo and the surviving young mutants, accompanied Banshee and the others back to Xavier's.
(Uncanny X-Men I#318 - BTS) - Angelo and the others were subjected to a battery of tests to determine the extent and nature of their mutant abilities. They were all invited to join Banshee and the White Queen at the new Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters at Frost's former Massachusetts Academy. The morose Angelo wasn't interested in risking his life and decided to leave.
(Uncanny X-Men I#318) - Eager to get away from the school, Angelo decided to hitchhike to New York to catch a flight at Kennedy International Airport. After a while, a car stopped for him. Angelo was surprised to find Beast was behind the wheel. Not having any of McCoy's trademark chipper, witty attitude, Angelo kept quiet while they headed for New York. However, halfway there, just as Beast was singing along to the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction, the constant distractions caused Angelo to momentarily lose control over his skin. This caused such an upheaval, Beast almost crashed the car. When they came to a stop, Angelo explained to Beast what had happened and how he didn't care for any of the X-Men's rhetoric. Discouraged, Beast handed Angelo the car keys and told him to go and find a place to hide away from the world. Angelo took the car and drove off, only to return to the Xavier Institute mere minutes after Banshee and the others had left for Massachusetts. He found Professor Xavier outside and expressed his sincere interest to join the school after all. Smiling, Charles welcomed Angelo and told him he could catch up with the others if he hurried.
(Generation X#1 (fb) - BTS) - Arriving at the former Massachusetts Academy, Angelo and the others quickly proceeded to make the place their own. As part of their training, they all familiarized themselves with their new surroundings, including a largely organic Danger Room called the Bio-Sphere (based on a fragment of the living island Krakoa and containing a spirit essence known as a "Token") and an elaborate underground headquarters. They also donned newly developed, deep scarlet training uniforms with protective yellow pads. Lastly, they all picked a codename, with Angelo officially deciding on "Skin" in light of his abilities.
(Generation X#1 - BTS) - As part of their ongoing training, Emma Frost informed Synch and Skin they'd have to fight each other in the Danger Grotto.
(Generation X#1) - Synch was chasing Skin, briefly distracted by Angelo's belt floating in a nearby creek. Concerned for his teammate's safety, he dropped his guard and was snatched up by Espinosa's skin tendrils. Quickly regaining his composure, Everett synched up with Skin's abilities, his own skin becoming increasingly flexible. This scared Angelo, who wasn't even sure yet how to control his own powers, deadly afraid he might rip or tear. Synch offered a tie, but Skin was so frantic he caused the two tangled up mutants to crash through the observation glass seperating the grotto from the control room, where Banshee was giving the others a tour. Shocked to see two of his charges fighting, Cassidy was even less amused when it turned out it was Emma's idea. While the two co-administrators argued about their preferred course of actions, Skin and the others went for breakfast.
(Generation X#1 - BTS) - The school's newest student, British teenager Jonothon Starsmore, was headed for Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. His arrival was sensed by the mutant bone marrow vampire Emplate (Marius St. Croix) and his servant D.O.A. who planned to ambush him, even as Banshee, Synch and Jubilee drove up to meet the 18-year-old British psi-talent.
(Generation X#1) - Synch, Banshee and Jubilee saved Jonothon from Emplate, though the energy vampire continued his assault. Things changed when Skin, Emma and the other Gen X'ers arrived on the scene (teleported in by the visiting Aborigine Gateway). Emplate decided to beat a strategic retreat, while promising to find them all in due time and to devour their souls one morsel at a time. Later that night back at the Academy, Angelo and the others were relaxing despite a ferocious thunderstorm going on outside. Skin tried to impress everyone by lighting a cigarette, but Jubilee made sure he knew it wasn't working. Meanwhile Jonothon, now going by Chamber, informed Banshee that he sensed Gateway had something to tell him. Rushing outside to the front lawn where the teleporter was meditating, Banshee was shocked when the old Aborigine not only spoke the words "Penance", but also pointed to the form of an unconscious mutant girl a few yards away.
(Generation X#2 - BTS) - Banshee brought the mutant girl they decided to call Penance inside to the school's infirmary for treatment. All the while, her superdense skin cutting his hands while lifting her up.
(Generation X#2) - Skin and the others were enjoying the rest of their evening when Penance suddenly woke up in the infirmary. With no one to watch or attend to her, she became frantic and thanks to her powers easily escaped into the woods.
(Generation X#2) - Alerted to the fact Penance had escaped, Banshee and Emma Frost split up the team to go look for her. Skin stayed behind to man the fort and keep in touch with everyone should Penance return, while Banshee took Husk. Emma Frost and M partnered up, just as Synch and Jubilee. Chamber (Jonothan Starsmore) went off on his own.
(Generation X#2 - BTS) - Banshee and Husk were the first to encounter Penance, who brutally attacked them.
(Generation X#3) - Skin, alarmed by what he'd picked up from Banshee's location, alerted Synch, Jubilee and the others to hurry to their position. After a drawn out battle, with Synch using Banshee's powers, they were able to take on Penance. In the end, it was Chamber who convinced the frightened, lonely mutant girl they were not her enemy. Husk was left injured because of Penance's cuts and taken to the medical ward where Skin visited Paige, entertaining her with flirtation and a game of Scrabble.
(X-Force I#42) - Skin was on site when Banshee reconnected with his daughter Theresa Rourke-Cassidy, who was struggling with her addiction to alcohol before rejoining her X-Force teammates.
(Generation X#4 (fb) - BTS) - Banshee took Skin, Synch, Jubilee and M on a field trip to Maine.
(Generation X#4) - In Maine, Orphan Maker was acting on orders from Nanny to rescue alleged mutant Eliot, who'd taken his teacher Mister Lorenzano and his classmates hostage. Police had the school surrounded, unaware of the nearby ice cream truck Orphan Maker was hiding out in. When Banshee and his students became aware of the situation, they decided to get involved. Skin used his powers to take out the SWAT team, allowing Jubilee to sneak into the school. Moments later, Orphan Maker rushed to attack Eliot's parents. Banshee knocked him back with a sonic scream however. Skin wrapped himself around Peter, causing his armor's conduit charges to fuse together, depleting his power. Orphan Maker fled in his truck.
(X-Men II#41) - Skin was with Generation X when the M'Kraan Crystal's crystallization wave hit Earth.
(X-Men: Prime#1 - BTS) - Synch and Jubilee were watching the news just as Trish Tilby announced that the mutant killing Legacy virus had mutated and could now also infect baseline human beings. Worried, they called Banshee and Emma Frost in to check out the report. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, Emplate approached Chamber's ex Gayle Edgerton, wheelchair bound and bitter after his powers manifested themselves. The two decided to side together.
(Generation X#5 - BTS) - Aware of the fact the infant, power dampening Morlock called Leech and his friend Artie Maddicks were in need of their help, Emma Frost took Skin, Synch, M and Jubilee on a "field trip" to New York City to retrieve them. Meanwhile, Gene Nation (the threat they were trying to rescue them from) invaded Frost Enterprises' New York offices and killed several of the security guards, pinning them to the wall of the parking structure as a warning.
(Generation X#5) - On a sightseeing tour of New York with Synch, M and Jubilee, Skin focused his attention to appear as human as possible. He was surprised when M suddenly became catatonic in mid sentence. Even with Synch's help, he couldn't budge her. Angelo was then shocked when Buddy, an old friend from his LA gang days, happened to wander by and recognize him. Stunned, he still kept a brave face as he led him down an alley to catch up. Angelo immediately strangled his old friend with his skin wrappings, ordering him to keep quiet about having seen him to everyone in LA, especially Tores. He then returned to the others as they returned to Emma's limousine that took them back to Frost Enterprises. As soon as they entered the parking structure, the Gene Nation member Hemingway attacked the car, killing the driver. Leaving the vehicle, Skin and the others spotted the corpses and suited up. Heading upstairs to the Frost penthouse, Everett correctly pointed out an attack was imminent. As the elevator car reached its destination, the superstrong Hemingway tore right through it, figuring he'd have killed any unsuspecting arrivals. Generation X was ready for him, with Synch and Jubilee hitting the former Morlock full on. Even though Hemingway managed to toss Jubilee out the window, which gave Skin the opportunity to rescue her, the villain wasn't ready for Synch who used his aura to shove him down the elevator shaft, 30+ floors down. In the aftermath, they discovered the scared Artie Maddicks among the rubble.
(Generation X#6 - BTS) - Gene Nation, led by Marrow, was keeping Emma Frost prisoner in an underground tunnel, relying on Leech to protect them from the White Queen's formidable telepathic powers.
(Generation X#6) - Accompanied by Artie, sitting on Skin's shoulders, Gen X made its way down to the underground caverns. Synch used his synchronistic aura to act as a homing beacon to their particular abilities, zoning in on Emma and Leech. As they approached their location, being in Leech's presence inadvertently caused the Gen X'ers to lose their powers. From a distance, they watched as Emma was forced to kick Leech unconscious to regain her telepathy and take control of the situation. Feeling safe, the students made their presence known to Emma, who was surprised but still impressed with her students' ingenuity.
(Generation X#6 - BTS) - Emma's ploy, Gene Nation's defeat and Generation X's arrival was secretly observed by the Dark Beast (creator of the Morlocks and an old, spurned ally of Emma's). He decided to blow up the Gene Nation base.
(Generation X#6) - Narrowly surviving the sudden explosion, Gen X was saved from certain death thanks to the arrival of M. With Gene Nation nowhere to be found, Emma took Artie and Leech to the nearby Xavier Institute for some rest and recuperation. There, Professor Xavier made arrangements to have Artie and Leech transferred to the Massachusetts Academy. Synch and M meanwhile made friends with their new campus mates, though Skin sarcastically commented on the fact the team had mascots now.
(Wolverine II#94) - Wolverine, having walked all the way from Westchester to the Massachusetts Academy, dropped in unannounced to give the Generation X members some hand to hand combat training in their Bio-Sphere. After an initial round that saw Logan making short work of Skin, he vanished into the canopy and ordered the team to find him. However, Wolverine sensed the essence of the mystic Pooka during the initial training session. He didn't tell the others, but went out to the Bio-Sphere late at night and called the creature out. Logan's ferocious animal nature proved too much for the "Token" and it rushed out of the Bio-Sphere, passing through Skin and Jubilee who were watching from the observation booth.
(Uncanny X-Men I#325) - Skin and his teammates visited the Xavier Institute where they engaged the X-Men in a friendly game of baseball. Skin tried to outsmart Bishop by stretching, but the trained, ruthless future cop simply pulled him along as he went, leading to Angelo inadvertently tying up most of the other players in his skin. Watching from a distance, Storm and Wolverine couldn't help but laugh.
(Generation X#7) - In an attempt to make Artie and Leech feel more at home, Synch forced Skin to help him construct a tree house for the two tiny mutants in the "Danger Grotto". Later that day, they were present when Banshee received the call his family's castle at Cassidy Keep had vanished, prompting an inevitable road trip.
(Generation X#8) - As soon as Generation X arrived at the cliff side that once housed Cassidy Keep, Synch's powers unwillingly synched up with the fairy realm the building has disappeared into. Synch was then overcome, turned into mist and taken away to Elseplace, followed moments later by his teammate Chamber. Unsure what to do, Skin and the other Generation X'ers jumped in after them, arriving on the medieval world magically dressed in age appropriate attire. At the same time, Synch and Chamber were farther away, finding themselves having to intervene in a battle between tiny pink dwarves and looming knights.
(Generation X#8 - BTS) - Inadvertently using his powers to synch up their fighting styles, Everett was able to combine his prowess with Jonothon and together they bested the knights. Overjoyed, the tiny magical creatures took them along and promised to take them home.
(Generation X#8) - Shortly after they arrived in Elseplace, Skin and the other members of Generation X were captured and brought to a nearby keep. Once Banshee freed them and discovered his old friend the dwarf Eamon O'Donnell, they ran into Grande Dame who tried to make them believe their arrival had been foretold long ago by an ancient scroll. The naturally suspicious Skin smelled a rat, touched the supposedly centuries old document and noticed the ink was still wet. Grande Dame came clean about her lie but nevertheless asked for their help dealing with a mysterious broken down glamour machine, which caused M to retreat in another one of her odd trances even as a gigantic, cigar smoking dragon showed up at the gates to see who had been messing with the machine.
(Generation X#9) - Skin and Penance tried to keep the dragon at bay, with Angelo trying to act like the cool, tough guy which only led the dragon to have a laughing fit. Meanwhile M continued work on the glamour machine and Banshee and Emma Frost consulted with Eamon to find a way to locate Synch and Chamber. During their deliberations, they were attacked by a giant troll. Even though Skin was captured by the dragon (and later saved by Penance), it was the catatonic M who came up with the solution to reactivate the Glamour Machine by having Chamber reactivate its magical energy restoring flow with his psionics. Jonothon was succesful in his attempt, ending the team's impromptu mission in a resounding victory followed by an evening of festivities before they returned home.
(Marvel Swimsuit Special#4) - Skin was seen among the female Generation X members as they posed in their bathing suits.
(Uncanny X-Men '95) - Skin and the other Generation X members were playing a game of basketball when Cannonball arrived, in a hurry to collect his sister Paige so they could deal with a family emergency back home in Kentucky.
(Generation X '95 (fb) - BTS) - Hoping to take over her sister's vacant spot within the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club by delivering a powerful mutant into their employ, Emma's younger sister Cordelia Frost befriended the Samoan matter absorbing mutant omnimorph Mondo (actually a clone created by Black Tom Cassidy). When Mondo's defenses were down, she took him out and delivered him to Shinobi Shaw at the Massachusetts chapter of the club.
(Generation X '95) - Shaw was less than stunned by the almost 17-year-old Cordelia who was very much trying to act like her big sister wearing similar provocative lingerie, while smoking and drinking wine. Their negotiations were interruped by troops sent by the mysterious Barrington who kidnapped Mondo and left a frustrated Cordelia behind. A little while later, Cordelia appeared at the Massachusetss Academy, crying and begging for help. Even though Emma couldn't read Cordelia's mind, she still decided to help out Mondo who by then had already escaped and was finding himself lost in Boston, looking for Cordelia. Barrington's agents soon caught up with them, but before the confused Mondo could be recaptured, Emma, Skin and the others showed up to help out. They beat back the enemy who eventually teleported away en masse. The grateful Mondo decided to stay on.
(Generation X#11 (fb) - BTS) - Eager for revenge on his former Interpol opponent Sean Cassidy, Arkady Russovitch (now known as Omega Red) secretly stalked the Massachusetts Academy for weeks, trying to figure out the weaknesses of Banshee, the White Queen and his pupils. Finally determining a course of action and realizing Chamber would be the most difficult of Cassidy's pupils to kill, he made his move.
(Generation X#10) - Skin attended Mondo's formal orientation party at the campus' Proudstar Hall.
(Generation X#10 - BTS) - M, checking on Banshee who had failed to show, discovered Sean Cassidy comatose. She rushed him to the infirmary, even as Emma Frost collapsed as well.
(Generation X#10) - While Jubilee and Mondo stayed behind, Skin and the others used their powers to track down the mysterious assailant, who turned out to be Banshee's old opponent Omega Red, out for revenge.
(Generation X#11 - BTS) - Skin and the others all fell prey to Omega Red's mutant death spore virus. With only Chamber, who proved immune, left standing, the British teen had no choice but to engage Red alone. Rattling the Russian's confidence by calling him a loser, he eventually managed to surprise him with two rocks to the side of his neck, followed by a psycho-kinetic blast that sent the assassin flying. With Omega Red out of the direct vicinity, Synch and the others recovered.
(Generation X#11) - Generation X returned home to find Emma and Sean had recovered as well. The team decided to celebrate by continuing Mondo's party.
(Generation X#11 - BTS) - In Great Britain, Emplate was using the mutant "Mole" to spy on his quarries, monitoring everything they said. When his servant D.O.A. came in to inform him the last of the others had arrived, Emplate announced the time had come for him to retrieve Penance.
(Generation X: Opening Volley#1 (fb) ) - In a letter to Wolverine, Jubilee described Skin and her other teammates, pointing out he had a bit of an attitude problem, citing a recent volleyball match as an example of his behavior.
(Generation X#12 - BTS) - Aware of Generation X's plans to spend a weekend in Boston, Emplate had Gayle Edgerton contact her old lover Chamber to set up a meeting, even as he ordered his subordinates to capture the other members of the mutant team.
(Generation X#12) - After dropping off Chamber for his meeting with Gayle, Angelo went to park Banshee's car. As soon as he got out, he was ambushed by the super strong Bulwark. The German took him back to the Massachusetts Acaemy.
(Generation X#12 - BTS) - The other members of Generation X were all taken prisoner, even Emma Frost who had remained at the Academy to watch over Penance. Only M remained free after she ran off following an emotional confrontation with Banshee.
(Generation X#12) - M flew back to the Massachusetts Academy and was shocked to see her brother Emplate, his team and all her teammates imprisoned outside.
(Generation X#13 - BTS) - While Synch and the other Gen X'ers remained Emplate's captives, M sped away, making her way inside the school to hot-wire the communications array and contact the X-Men for help. She was interrupted by Bulwark. Their fight took them to the Bio-Sphere where Bulwark lost his powers when he came too close to Leech. Artie and his buddy were able to knock him out. After making sure the two boys were safe in their tree house, M flew off to confront her brother. In mid-air, she was overtaken and forced down by Vincente, who was about to overcome her if not for the arrival of Bishop.
(Generation X#14) - Skin and the others watched as Jubilee tried to distract Emplate by listing the Top 10 reasons why he sucked, including his perpetual bad hair days, the fact his name made as much sense as Threnody's, and he was the only mutant never asked to join the Hellfire Club.
(Generation X#15) - After Emplate was defeated, it became clear he had used his powers to turn Synch evil and had even sent him to kill his own family in St. Louis. Skin and Chamber, because of their hard to disguise appearances, were left behind at the school. Angelo was spending the time online chatting up women when Jonothon stumbled into his room. He had recently been tested by Onslaught and was left distressed after meeting the unknown psionic entity. Angelo vowed to help his amigo.
(Generation X#16) - Angelo got Chamber ready for travel, covering up his psionic energy bursts with some scarves when there was a knock at the door. Angelo answered to find one guy there, who had come in response to the school's recent ad looking for a handyman (in reality, he was part of the gang that beat young mutant Dennis Hogan to death). Having no time to deal with him, Angelo hired him on the spot and told him to come back tomorrow before slamming the door. He then carried the increasingly erratic Chamber to a car, planning to visit Charles Xavier in New York to help them deal with Onslaught, figuring the professor was the ideal person to trust.
(Generation X#17) - On their way to New York, Angelo and Jonothon were ambushed by the X-Cutioner (Carl Denti) who had been tracking Skin, incorrectly believing he was responsible for killing Espinosa in Los Angeles and taking his identity. With Chamber unable to fight, Skin was forced to face the heavily armored FBI agent at a nearby carnival. Denti began to doubt the justness of his cause when he scanned a piece of Skin and learned his DNA pretty much matched that of his alleged victim Angelo Espinosa. During a final confrontation in the Hall of Mirrors, Skin cleverly got into the X-Cutioner's head, distracting him with banter to make the trained operative act careless. Denti fired an energy blast at what he thought was Skin, while in fact it was a mirror that reflected the blast, causing it to ricochet and build in strength until it hit and knocked out the X-Cutioner himself. Skin collected Chamber and continued to New York, unaware of what was going on with Xavier, who was actually Onslaught all along.
(Generation X#18) - Their car wrecked, the penniless Skin and Chamber hid out at a truckstop near Interstate 84. Angelo used his powers to steal some food from an unsuspecting trucker and ignored Jonothon's impassioned pleas to leave him behind. When they discovered a truck headed for Westchester, Skin and Chamber hid underneath, cursing the driver's poor driving skills all the way.
(Generation X#19) - In a dreamlike sequence which saw them riding a giant, mounted toad, Skin and Chamber briefly met with Synch who was off with the others in Canada, courtesy of Emma Frost who wanted to keep her students away from the emerging threat of Onslaught (see comments).
(Generation X#20) - With the threat of Onslaught passed, Chamber returned to normal. Still on the road, Angelo decided it was high time to return to Los Angeles to wrap up the life he had left behind. Jonothon agreed to accompany him, covering his energy form up with a beard. Angelo put in a brief call to Banshee at the Massachusetts Academy to insure him they were safe. Not too long afterwards, the duo got a lift to LA from none other than Howard the Duck.
(Generation X#21) - A year after his apparent death, signified by the fact the burned bum had been buried in his place, Angelo decided he needed to go back to make amends. Because he wasn't ready to show up as himself, he disguised his features with a beard. He then sent Chamber and Howard into Tores' LA hideout Bud's Bar. Keeping out of sight, Skin watched as Chamber and Howard caused a bar fight to attract Tores' attention. Before she could show, Angelo ran off. Tores confronted Howard and Jonothon, wondering what they wanted with her. The two friends were left dumbstruck to find the Tores that Angelo spoke off was actually a young woman. Some time later, Tores visited "Angelo's" grave, leaving flowers at the site while seemingly unaware that the elderly man sitting on a nearby bench was Skin in disguise.
(Generation X#22 (fb) - BTS) - After their LA adventure, Skin, Chamber and Howard the Duck returned to the Massachusetts Academy where Angelo and Jonothon rejoined Generation X.
(Generation X#22) - On Halloween, Skin joined Chamber, M and Jubilee in scaring a number of local teens who were foolish enough to come to the Institute looking to stir up trouble. Angelo used his powers to resemble a melting mummy.
(Generation X: Underground Special#1) - Skin and M went head to head in a marathon match of the classic Atari videogame Space Invaders while their teammates cheered them on.
(Generation X '96) - While on a field trip to New York, Skin and the others inadvertently got involved in a sting operation led by the Fenris twins Andrea and Andreas von Strucker who believed the young mutants were somehow involved. Synch, Skin and Banshee were captured and exposed to the effects of the mutagen wave generator Fenris had come to New York for. As a result, the three mutants experienced severe agony, pain, nausea and panic as their bodies started destroying themselves cell by cell while hypercharging their abilities. This proved their salvation, when Synch used his enhanced bio-aura to take on Fenris' powers and used them to blast free. When the other members of Generation X arrived, locating them thanks to Synch's explosion, Fenris decided to beat a strategic retreat.
(All Access I#2) - Skin, Synch and Husk were unable to prevent their teammate Jubilee from forcing Access to help her return to the DC Universe in order to rekindle her budding relationship with Robin (Tim Drake).
(X-Men Annual '96) - Skin, along with the other members of Generation X, joined the X-Men and X-Force for a get together and barbecue at the Xavier Institute. Their meeting was briefly interrupted by a damaged Sentinel left over from Onslaught's attack on New York. At the end of the day, joined by Gateway, the teams posed for a unique group photo.
(Generation X '97) - D'Spayre started to terrorize Generation X with ectoplasmic manifestations of the White Queen's deceased pupils, the Hellions. Synch was ambushed by Catseye, who cut his face before disappearing. Despite Angelo's best efforts to lift the mood, everyone was depressed and beside themselves. A week passed and the mood at the school dropped to an absolute low point. In need for a change, Synch managed to convince Banshee to allow him and Skin a few days leave to visit his parents in Boston.
(Generation X '97 - BTS) - While Skin and Synch were away in Boston, everyone remaining on the school ground were slowly being overcome by a torrent of negative, conflicting emotions that slowly rendered them catatonic.
(Generation X '97) - Even in Boston, Synch still couldn't shake off the feeling something was terribly wrong. Sitting at a local cafe with Skin, he revealed that it felt as if Catseye's touch had implanted something dark inside him. After lifting their lunch in the air when he inadvertently synched up with a nearby latent mutant telekinetic, Everett decided it would be for the best if he and Angelo returned home. Arriving at the Academy, they were quickly overtaken by D'Spayre who had already captured the others. D'Spayre planned to torment the teens and their teachers, using their fear and anxiety to sustain him for quite some time. In the end, Synch and the others watched as Chamber used his powers to drive off the demon.
(Generation X#27/2) - Skin happened across Jubilee in the kitchen just as she was in the process of whipping up a batch of her "world famous gargantuan pancakes", which were so big one could feed at least four people. Even though he had some doubts about her unorthodox cooking methods, he couldn't help but find them delicious.
(Generation X#25 - BTS) - Convinced his cousin Banshee could not be trusted to take care of Generation X, the newly mutated Black Tom Cassidy decided to take them away from him. Now a living tree, Cassidy took over the Bio-Sphere and ordered his minion Mondo to show his true colors and attack his teammates. They were all kidnapped, except for Jubilee who was able to sneak away and go for help. Skin and the others were placed in a bio-organic transport controlled by Black Tom's consciousness and sent off thousands of miles away to the bottom of the Indian Ocean for safekeeping. When Banshee, Penance and Emma Frost managed to take out Black Tom (and Mondo had been killed by Bastion, who in turn kidnapped Jubilee), the bio-pod rose to the water's surface.
(Generation X#25) - Generation X slowly awoke, finding themselves stranded in the middle of the ocean.
(Generation X#26) - Lost at sea with no hope of rescue, M lost her cool and flew off in a state of panic. Returning some time later, exhausted and unable to control her powers, she crashed into the water and was rescued by Synch. Safely back on board the rapidly decomposing "raft", she revealed that she hadn't found anything or anyone nearby and that they were all going to die.
(Generation X#28 (fb) ) - Near death, Generation X was discovered by Glorian, Shaper Of Dreams. Eager to prove himself, he raised a nearby freighter from the bottom of the ocean to prevent the young mutants from drowning. He then proceeded to dazzle them with manifestations of their fondest wishes. In Synch's case, it was opening "Camp Jubilee", a daycare center for young children. Of all the members of Generation X, only Skin refused to buy into Glorian's illusions. In order to shut him up, Angelo was tied to the ship's mast.
(Generation X#28) - Enraged by the fact Skin refused to deny his offerings to make his fondest wishes come true, Glorian disrupted the fantasies of all the others. In the end, Skin managed to trick the Shaper of Dreams into returning him and his teammates to his home in Los Angeles.
(Generation X#29) - Visiting Venice Beach, Generation X were enjoying themselves among the weird and outlandish looking residents before heading for the house of Skin's cousin Gil Espinosa.
(Generation X#29 - BTS) - The team was not aware they were being monitored by several undercover Prime Sentinels, who had been informed by Skin's former girlfriend Tores that the mutants would probably convene at Gil's.
(Generation X#29) - After a fun filled evening, feasting on cereal, Coca Cola and Beach Boy songs, Generation X woke up the next morning to find Tores and her gang had barged into Gil's place to exact revenge on Skin. Before she could cut Angelo's neck with her knife, Tores was surprised by the Prime Sentinels who attacked without warning and blew up the house. Synch and Husk were knocked out by the explosion and carried away by their teammates. Tores, who realized she was a mutant when the Prime Sentinels targeted her as well, joined them as they ran off. Tores led them into the sewers, figuring they'd be safe there but the Sentinels relentlessly continued their pursuit.
(Generation X#30) - Tores led the team through the sewers to her uncle's warehouse, filled with classic automobiles. Briefly elated at the sight of so many beautiful machines, with Everett having a particular interest in the emerald Karmann Ghia, the mood soon turned when they spotted an even larger number of Prime Sentinels taking position outside the warehouse. Preparing for a final fight they most likely wouldn't survive, Skin and Tores couldn't help but feel this was like the good times: "You, me and a ton of grief." Just then, the Sentinels made their move.
(Generation X#31 - BTS) - While Generation X and Tores took on the Prime Sentinel battalion, Gil Espinosa was downstairs siphoning gas from all the cars to create a makeshift explosion.
(Generation X#31) - Skin was stunned to learn Tores was actually a mutant when Miguela used her psionic spikes to take out the first wave of Prime Sentinels. However, they were soon backed into a corner when another squadron arrived. Skin had a quick heart to heart with Tores, who swore that she'd still kill him if they survived this. They were rescued by the other Generation X members, but the team was performing poorly against the Prime Sentinels. Synch took a hit and was about to be shot when M forced him to mimic her invulnerability, discovering her secret identity in the process. They withstood the blast easily and Synch was also able to survive the gasoline explosion set off by Gil that destroyed the building and buried Prime Sentinels and mutants alike. Using his aura to free himself and search for the others, Everett recovered M from the rubble only to find she'd reverted to her true form: that of Monet's younger sisters Claudette and Nicole St. Croix.
(Generation X#32) - Returning home to Massachusetts following their Venice Beach adventures, Skin and the others decided to visit a local carnival to pick up their spirits. However, the sarcastic Skin didn't care much for the frivolity, claiming he preferred boredom to nausea. Paige took Chamber and Skin to see the big show, which was actually ran by the Ringmaster (Maynar Tiboldt) and the Circus of Crime. When Tiboldt used his hat to hypnotize the audience, Husk accidentally pulled down Chamber's scarf, revealing his mutant powers and frightening the audience who all ran out. Generation X then faced the Circus, with Skin easily taking care of Princess Python and her prized snake. In the end, after one of the Gambonno Brothers injured themselves, Jubilee struck a deal with the Ringmaster. She destroyed his hat and allowed the circus to go free, if they promised to go straight.
(Generation X#33 - BTS) - While Emma Frost took Synch and the others to dinner at a local diner, the Massachusetts Academy was burglarized by local youths Aemon and Trace who took most of the team's prized possessions, including Skin's gun, Synch's savings, the cowboy hat Wolverine left Jubilee and Husk's diary.
(Generation X#33) - At the diner, the thugs Weasel and Dorian were giving the young mutants a hard time despite several repeated requests to leave them alone. In the end, police chief Authier got involved and forcefully told the two of them off. After introducing himself to Frost and the others, he took his leave. Upon returning home, Generation X discovered the burglary, with Synch lamenting his life's savings were gone. After the mute Penance, who had witnessed the burglars, pointed to a picture of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the team got the notions they were probably wearing masks and went to the nearest costume shop to investigate. The owner revealed a pair of masks like that had been stolen the other week and shared with them who he suspected of the theft.
(Generation X#33 - BTS) - Acting on the tip of the costume shop owner, Generation X ambushed Aemon and were shocked to find Weasel and Dorian were working with him as well. Capturing the punks, retrieving the money and jewels, and delivering them to chief Authier, they learned Trace had their personal stuff. What the mutants did not realize, was that Trace was actually Authier's teenage daughter who was captivated by the things she read in Paige's diary.
(Generation X#34) - Everett was overjoyed when Angelo, Jubilee and Paige returned with his money. At the same time, Banshee had come back from a recent visit to Scotland to confer with Moira MacTaggert about M's condition. While he was sharing this information, Trace Authier called and told Skin, Jubilee and Husk to meet her later that night at the diner to discuss matters. When they showed up, Trace had them tell just why their stuff was so important to them. Angelo briefly recounted how he got the gun, leaving out the essential parts of faking his own death. In the end, Trace chalked up the wild and crazy stuff she'd read in Paige's diary as Guthrie's way of escaping the boredom of private school. Still, she insisted to become part of their "elitist swine" inner circle.
(Generation X#34 - BTS) - In a faraway dimension Emplate and D.O.A. allied themselves with the dimension hopping villainess Chimera. He asked her to retrieve the M-Twins for her, which she agreed to do. Some time later, Chimera, her leather gimp servants, Emplate and D.O.A. appeared out of thin air in the middle of the medi-lab where Synch, Chamber and Penance were visiting with the M-twins. Alarmed, the twins reformed into M who in turn jumped Emplate. When they touched, their forms merged into an amalgamation that called herself M-Plate.
(Generation X#35) - Skin and the others agreed to take Trace back to the school, unaware the others were fighting Chimera, her allies and the newly formed M-Plate. Not wanting Authier to realize all the stuff she'd read in Paige's diary was actually real, Jubilee quickly took her for a tour of the campus, ending up in the Bio-Sphere while the others joined the fight. Synch, in the clutches of Chimera's cronies, asked for Skin to synch up with him, thereby releasing himself. Annoyed, Chimera tried to blast him, only for Banshee to use his wail against her. In the end, M-Plate decided it was enough and figured it was time to leave, but not before kidnapping Synch because he was the one who could fulfill "their" needs. Despite Generation X's best efforts, M-Plate, Chimera and the others teleported away with him.
(Generation X#35 - BTS) - Much to everyone's surprise, Trace Authier found herself under siege in the Bio-Sphere by the entity Wolverine had once fought and called "the Token".
(Generation X#36-39) - While the rest of Generation X went on a long winded, overly convoluted and rather silly adventure to stop M-Plate and rescue Synch, only to help free the mutant Gaia stuck inside the Universal Amalgamator, Skin was left on Earth. He discovered Trace, Artie and Leech had been captured by the Token (the entity Wolverine once sensed was living in the Bio-Sphere). He managed to make friends with the entity, in time for the others to return with Gaia. However, through an unfortunate turn of events, Synch teleported to a different part of Massachusetts, near a bunch of anti-mutant bullies who beat him up. Skin and the others were stunned to hear Everett had been taken to Snow Valley's Mercy General Hospital.
(Generation X#40) - The comatose Synch was taken to Snow Valley's Mercy General Hospital where Skin and his teammates met him. Doctor Singh concluded his injuries were consistent with being beaten and kicked, not the result of being hit by a car. Stunned to hear this, Emma Frost approached Everett, only for him to subconsciously synch with her telepathic powers, causing a brief spike in his brain activity. This was enough for him to access all of Generation X's powers, causing everyone in the room to levitate until the autistic Claudette St. Croix forced him to stop. Moments later, Everett woke up, revealing he'd synched with the twins and now knew what their powers were and a whole lot more to boot. Getting up out of bed, he revealed he was now aware of what everyone was thinking, but he himself was more concerned with the question what happened to Gaia. This stunned the others, but not as much as police chief Authier's unexpected appearance, who had brought Weasel and Dorian to see what they'd done to Everett. However, much to everyone's surprise, Synch denied they had anything to do with his injuries, claiming instead he was disoriented and simply fell down. After they left, Doctor Singh briefly returned only for Emma to mind-zap her again. Sitting down in a wheelchair, ready to go home, Synch told the M-Twins they needed to tell everyone what he'd seen inside their heads. Later that night, Nicole revealed the true identity of M and Penance. At one point, the real Monet had been turned into Penance after spurning her vengeful brother Marius (Emplate). He also abducted her, which led their younger twin siblings to conclude the loss of Monet would devastate their father. Therefore, they merged together and replaced Monet so no one would be the wiser. Their ruse discovered, they used their powers to free the real Monet from Penance, while inadvertently taking her place inside the mute form.
(X-Men Unlimited I#20) - Skin and the other members of Generation X were visiting a local carnival where they were on hand to prevent the young girl Hannah and her dog Maxie from being harmed by the Asgardian trolls Chamblis, Nettles and Munson.
(Generation X#0.5) - Skin took Jubilee and Husk back to the LA neighborhood ran by Tores to clear the air. Even though Angelo did his best to engage his old lover in conversation, both were stunned to see the unexpected return of Lupo. The thug explained he was the one responsible for opening fire on the Figs, indirectly causing the deaths of the rival gang and Gordo. Lupo planned to kill Angelo for real, but Husk saved him. In the end, Tores used her pionic powers to completely evaporate Lupo. Already distraught for having taken a life, she was surprised by the arrival of Angelo Espinosa's mother (Angelo and Gen X kept themselves hidden). The woman cursed Tores for her powers, but when Miguela tried to explain her powers weren't black magic, just something she was born with like Angelo was, Mrs. Espinosa spat at her feet to show her disgust, before turning away. Skin heard his mother's spiteful words and couldn't help but cringe.
(Generation X#43 (fb) - BTS) - Emma Frost had bought LaNiege Industrial Concepts as part of a hostile corporate takeover. Bianca, feeling vengeful, used her top-secret device that opened a gateway into another reality, hoping to bring back alien technology that would drive Emma to bankruptcy. Instead, she found herself trapped in a hellish dimension where she was forced to endure "unspeakable torture" that also gained her "incredible power".
(Generation X#40 - BTS) - Bianca LaNiege reformed in this reality on an alien ship on the dark side of the Moon. She used her powers of transmutation to turn the ship's crew, a kind of squid/insects, into her loyal "Seven Dwarves". She then proceeded to swear vengeance on her archenemy Emma Frost.
(Generation X#41) - Eager to unwind, Generation X decided to indulge themselves with a horror movie marathon. Angelo was in charge of renting the videos, returning with a stack of movies that included such classics as "Sicko", "All Hallow's Eve" and "Silence of the Sheep." Angelo was briefly concerned that all these gruesome movies would be too much for Jubilee, who was still well under age for most of them. Jubilee disputed that, but nevertheless suffered an extremely vivid nightmare after watching the flicks.
(Generation X#42) - Bianca tracked Frost to a
mini-golf course where her archenemy Frost and Generation X were
playing mini golf. While planning her attack against them, Bianca was
struck by an EMP wave from the psychic plane which rendered all
psychics powerless, including Bianca's (courtesy
of Psylocke destroying the Shadow King in X-Men II#77, thereby
cutting off all psi-talents from their abilities).
(Generation X#42 - BTS) - Stunned by her sudden power loss, Bianca was unconscious while her "Seven Dwarves" debated about killing her. At the same time, Emma, Skin and the others had left the golf course. After coming to, Bianca reprimanded the Dwarves and took off in the spaceship, which collided with a plane flown by Albert and Elsie Dee, effectively knocking out their engine.
(Generation X#42) - While Generation X tried to console Emma and Chamber who had lost their powers as well, they were witnesses to a car crash. They were stunned to find Gaia emerging from the wreckage, pleased to see the people who had helped rescue her back at the Universal Algamator, even though she had also lost her telepathy.
(Generation X#43) - Hoping to help Emma, Gaia and Chamber cope with their sudden loss of power, Banshee organized an impromptu training session in the Bio-Sphere, that was interrupted when LaNiege and her Dwarves crashed their ship right in the middle of it. After getting the ship under control, the dwarves were able to pilot it to the Massachusetts Academy. While Generation X attacked the Dwarves, with Synch and Banshee teaming up to give them a double sonic whammy, Emma faced Bianca and made short work of her.
(Generation X#44) - After dealing with Bianca and her Dwarves, who were being put to work restoring the damage they'd caused, Everett decided he needed to replace Weasel's totalled car (caused by Bianca's space ship crashing on it). Pooling together his own savings and getting Skin to give up his money as well, he contacted Dorian and Weasel and set up a meeting.
(Generation X#44) - Jubilee was shocked when she saw Everett taking off with Skin's cigar box, where he used to keep his gun. Convinced Synch was about to shoot his assailants, she followed him but was pleasantly stunned to see he offered his bullies the money to buy a new car so they could continue to work. After the astonished but grateful duo left, Synch told Jubilee he simply wanted to do something to help. After they returned to the Massachusetts Academy, Skin, Synch, Jubilee and the others witnessed the disappearance of Bianca, the Dwarves and the entire Bio-Sphere into the timestream.
(Generation X#45) - Emma and Chamber were still mourning the loss of their powers. In the case of Jonothon, it had even rendered him mute now that he could no longer communicate telepathically. Skin and Jubilee tried to cheer them up, even attempting to goad Chamber in a game of baseball. Later, he was present when Emma, Chamber, Gaia and M regained their psychic abilities. Moments after her telepathy was restored to her, the White Queen announced major changes to the Massachusetts Academy, declaring that "starting tomorrow, everything changes".
(Generation X#47 - BTS) - Forge was summoned to the
Massachusetts Academy to create a training facility for Generation X.
As the basis of this new Danger Room, he used a piece of advanced
cybernetic technology of unknown origins. After wiping its artificial
intelligence and memory core, Forge assumed it would be perfectly
harmless, unaware there was still an underlying sentience that grew
bitter and evil over the way it was being treated.
(Generation X#47) - Skin and his teammates were the first to test out the new Danger Room constructed by Forge following the disappearance of the Bio-Sphere. They were surprised when the Room generated a hard light holographic reconstruction of a Sentinel that immediately attacked. After the team had destroyed the robot, Forge concluded the shakedown run a success, though he warned Generation X not to get too cocky, after all the difficulty setting was still on "easy'. Later, Forge was teaching a class on superhero ethics which was interrupted by the cyber morph Paradox, the physical manifestation of the alien technology Forge used in the Danger Room. Synch proved instrumental in the defeat of the entity, first by using his powers in concert with Forge's to absorb and alter Paradox's 78 page sourcecode and then by synching with Emma Frost to telepathically force the cyber morph to accept these changes, rendering it harmless once again.
(Generation X#48) - Following a hopelessly
uncoordinated training session in the Danger Room, all members of
Generation X were chewed out by Banshee who told them that if this had
been a real combat situation, they'd all be dead now.
(Generation X#48 - BTS) - Hoping to increase the control over his powers, former X-Man Maggott showed up at the Massachusetts Academy, along with his cybernetic slugs Eany and Meany.
(Generation X#49 - BTS) - Maggott was being traced by meta human big game hunter Contantine Francis Slaughter IV who was after his slugs. When he finally located Maggott at the Academy and planned to make his move, figuring Eany and Meany were better off with him than at some snobby school for "special" rich kids.
(Generation X#49) - Skin and Synch were playing a friendly game of basketball against Chamber and Maggott, which was won by Everett and Angelo. Later, Skin joined Maggott, Chamber and Synch for a walk outside. Everett wanted to know all about Maggott's time with the X-Men and if the team really was as cool as Jubilee always claimed it was, to which the young hero replied they were his idols and that he'd had the time of his life with them. Out of nowhere, Slaughter was suddenly upon them, using his cache of exotic weaponry to first take out Eany and Meany and then capturing the young teens, tying them up while he escaped with his new prizes. In order to escape, Synch locked in on Maggott's powers in the hopes of creating cyberslugs of his own. However, he wasn't aware Eany & Meany were actually part of Maggott's digestive tract and Everett's versions of the two also ate their way through his body. Dealing with the pain, he joined the others in retrieving Eany & Meany from Slaughter who disappeared. In the aftermath, while discussing the events with Banshee, Maggott decided to leave the school and chase Slaughter to make sure he wouldn't hurt any others because he'd allowed the hunter to go free.
(Generation X#49 - BTS) - Suffering a cash flow problem, Emma Frost was forced to go to her equally rich sister Adrienne Frost for financial aid. At first, the sadistic Adrienne refused Emma's request, however when she learned of the existence of Generation X through her psychometric powers, she agreed to help, if she was elected the school's head-mistress. Desperate, Emma agreed.
(Generation X#49) - Skin and the others were introduced to their new head-mistress.
(Generation X/Dracula '98 - BTS) - Dracula took up residence in an old church near the Massachusetts Academy where he quietly started recruiting followers from nearby Snow Valley which he called his thralls. Learning of Chamber and his massive potential, Dracula decided to groom him and began plaguing Jonothon Starsmore with visions involving his love for Husk and the desire for power.
(Generation X/Dracula '98) - Synch and
Jubilee noticed changes in Chamber's behavior, though he
insisted everything was fine. Dracula made his move on
Halloween, invading the Massachusetts Academy just as
Banshee took Chamber, Synch and Skin to the movies for a
showing of the classic Nosferatu.
Upon returning home, they learned of Dracula's presence
from Jubilee who was in tears over having allowed the lord
of darkness in, thinking he was merely a trick or treater.
Generation X chased Dracula down to his church, where
Synch used his power to match Jubilee's pyrotechnics while
fighting the thralls and later synched with Banshee to
deliver a double sonic assault. In the end, Dracula was
forced to flee when he realized he couldn't sway Chamber
over to his side.
(Generation X Holiday Special#1 - BTS) - While Nanny baked cookies for Peter in their cottage, he wrote his Christmas list, but she reminded him they still had an orphan to make, their Christmas tradition. After putting aside Peter's insecurities, Nanny sent him out to find a new mutant, Matthew.
(Generation X Holiday Special#1) - On the way, he detected Generation X (Chamber, Husk, M, Skin, Synch) at a mall and he easily knocked them all out with pixie dust. Nanny was proud of him, but still sent him after Matthew. Orphan Maker captured young Stephen by accident, not realizing it was a neighbor, and he fled with the boy when Jubilee tried to stop him. Orphan Maker returned for Matthew, but grew ecstatic when he found Santa Claus inside. Santa told Peter he'd been a bad boy, and Peter soon rushed back to help Nanny, who'd seen Generation X escape with Stephen. Santa and Jubilee visited Nanny's cottage and reawakened the spirit of Christmas within her.
(Generation X#50) - Skin and the other members of Generation X looked on in horror as the Massachusetts Academy opened its doors to normal, human students in an ongoing effort to generate more revenue. They were all less than enthused about the fact they now had to keep their powers a secret in their own home.
(Generation X#50 - BTS) - Seeing a newsreport about X-Man (Nate Grey) gave Emma Frost the idea to telepathically reach out to him. The connection was distorted however, giving X-Man visions of his archenemy the Dark Beast. Tracing the source of the transmission, he immediately took off from Dublin, Ireland to the United States. At the same time, the real Dark Beast determined Generation X were the perfect specimens for his genetic experiments and ordered Gene Nation to capture them.
(Generation X#50) - While on a shopping trip to Boston, Skin and Chamber had some alone time. Angelo revealed how Adrienne Frost had informed him he could pass off his mutation as a rare pigmentation disorder, though he preferred to make people believe he suffered from the deforming elphantiasis. To prove his point, he briefly shifted into hunchback Quasimodo, impressing Jonothon with the increased control over his skin. While they were on a tour boat in Boston harbor, the two young mutants were attacked by the Gene Nation member Fever Pitch who defeated Chamber while Skin dove into the bay to save humans knocked over board during the initial assault. Unable to get them to safety, Angelo made a deal with Fever Pitch when he came after him: he offered to go along willingly if the villain first helped save the humans. Fever Pitch agreed before flying off with Angelo and Jonothon, musing that villains had a heart after all.
(Generation X#50 - BTS) - Hemingway, Membrain and other Gene Nation members captured the remaining Generation X'ers, leaving only Gaia to flee back to Emma Frost. Just as they got ready to come to their teammates aid, X-Man arrived, demanding Frost told him everything she knew about Dark Beast.
(X-Man#50 - BTS) - X-Man confronted Emma, who promised to lead him to Dark Beast if he helped her rescue Generation X. She telepathically traced the team to the New York sewers, where they were soon confronted by Gene Nation.
(X-Man#50) - Emma slipped out of the battle to face Dark Beast, as X-Man and Gaia freed Skin and the other members of Generation X. Gaia discovered a Brood egg, spoiling Dark Beast's scheme to infect Gen X with the aliens. Dark Beast was revealed as a hologram and disappeared. Emma telepathically fed X-Man information scanned from his monitors, which she said would lead him to Dark Beast. X-Man was then suddenly teleported away to Ireland by Madelyne Pryor. Afterwards, Generation X's faith in their headmistress was considerably shaken by the knowledge she was once allied with Dark Beast.
(Generation X#50 - BTS) - While Generation X was getting captured in Boston, Banshee was home at the Massachusetts Academy when he spotted one of the students being abducted via helicopter. He chased the craft to Vermont, where he was almost immediately knocked unconscious by Mr. Legault, working for Mr. Brawn.
(Generation X#51) - After returning home from their mission against Dark Beast, the team was shocked to learn of Banshee's mysterious disappearance. Thanks to Artie Maddicks' projection powers, they learned where Sean Cassidy was being held, even though Emma forbade them from racing off to rescue him. Frost figured that if a seasoned professional like Banshee could be captured this easily, it'd be too dangerous for children. Generation X balked at this notion, and found support from Emma's sister Adrienne who not only gave the mission her blessing, but also provided the team with new uniforms that concealed their identity. Synch and the others were stunned however, when Gaia announced she was leaving the team after having a talk with X-Man about wanting to explore this new world she was now a part of. Emma unceremoniously told her to be gone when they returned, reluctantly agreeing to the rescue mission. However, Generation X left Emma behind, hijacking her plane and flying solo, still not sure she could be trusted. En route to Vermont, with Skin and the others terrified by M's piloting skills, Husk learned the abducted boy was called Tristan, who used to live with his rich horse cattle rancher grandfather Hunter. Arriving near the ranch, the team decided on a plan: one of them would allow himself to get captured so the others could move in as soon as Banshee had been found. Jubilee and Husk got picked and soon found themselves locked in with Banshee. Quickly freeing themselves and their mentor, they were then faced with Brawn and Legault, forcing Jubilee to call in Skin and the others via M's telepathy. After a convoluted fight, Banshee confronted Brawn and demanded his abducted grandson would get to choose if he wanted to stay at the school or not. Tristan happily agreed to return to the Massachusetts Academy and left with Skin and the others, who were more concerned about the fact Emma Frost would be ready to expell them for leaving her behind.
(X-Men Unlimited I#23) - Worried about the X-Men and its related teams, Professor Charles Xavier used Cerebro to visit every one of them unseen. He happened upon Generation X just as they were practicing in their version of the Danger Room, fighting off holographic slashers based on popular movies like Scream, Friday The 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street. As he watched Skin and the others Xavier couldn't help but feel "these children" were full of promise yet, also arrogant and naive and had much to learn. He then continued on his quest to check on his other "children".
(Generation X#52) - Tristan Brawn
confronted Angelo and the others, out of costume,
revealing he knew they were mutants after watching Synch
and Chamber practice their powers in the woods. Jubilee
angrily slapped Everett around, berating him for not
using the Danger Room. Synch countered by reminding her
that they weren't allowed to use that facility without
supervision and that Sean, Emma and Adrienne had been
too busy with all the new, human students to make time.
Tristan then told the group he would keep their secret,
if Paige agreed to go out on a date with him. Despite
the fact she didn't like to be used as a bargaining
chip, Guthrie considered it, which angered Chamber.
This, in turn, annoyed Paige who reminded her old flame
that she was no longer his concern. Synch calmed
everyone down, telling them they needed to get to class.
Later that day, Everett, Angelo and Paige were summoned
to the Danger Room by Banshee who introduced them to Tom
Corsi, the school's new physical development instructor.
Corsi described himself as a cross between a drill
sergeant and Magneto. After a rigorous training, Synch
and Skin were startled to see how Corsi managed to get
Husk to transform into a new, all glass form, thereby
underlining his idea that the development of mutant
abilities shouldn't merely be combat oriented. Later
still, Skin and the others were shocked when Paige
freely agreed to go on a date with Tristan.
(Generation X#53 (fb) - BTS) - Acting on orders from Adrienne Frost, the mercenary Paladin travelled to Madripoor to retrieve a valuable samurai blade, only to meet opposition in the form of the Rising Sons. The superteam pursued Paladin along the shipyards until they believed they'd killed him, unaware the experienced hireling was hiding in the water beneath the dock. Injured, Paladin decided the mission was a bust and figured his best move was to return to Adrienne.
(Generation X#52 - BTS) - While on a jog, Jubilee discovered the worn out mercenary Paladin, asking to see Adrienne Frost before passing out at her feet.
(Generation X#53) - After hearing Paladin's story and having received Adrienne's approval, Generation X travelled to Madripoor during the weekend. En route, they learned all they could about their potential enemies, the Rising Sons. Once on the island, Skin, Husk and Synch broke into Noy's penthouse while Chamber stood watch on the roof. Nightwind ambushed Chamber, and kicked him off the roof, though Skin was on hand to save him. When Husk attacked Nightwind, she leapt off the roof, and vanished. Meanwhile, Jubilee and Paladin tailed Noy from a restaurant to a train for the other side of the island. They pursued Noy to the back of the train, where they found him, along with the assembled Rising Sons.
(Generation X#54) - Jubilee, standing on Paladin's shoulders, was scooped up by Tough Love, standing on the top of the train. Paladin knocked him out with his paralysis gun. Jet-Black chased the remaining heroes, who had "borrowed" motorcycles to catch up with the train. He blew up the one with Skin and Synch on it with a missile, and then went to armored humanoid mode to continue the fight. Synch mimicked Chamber's power, and the two hit Jet-Black from either side with energy blasts, knocking him out. While going through a tunnel, Jubilee and Paladin were ambushed by Spoilsport, who knocked Paladin silly. She and Jubilee fought, until new arrival Skin wrapped her up in his extended toes, and Jubilee punched her in the face. The reunited Generation X started searching the train for the remaining Sons. Nightwind ambushed Synch and Skin, but her mutagenic aura gave her away to Synch. He mimicked her Darkforce sword, and they fought, though she was far superior. Even though Everett had asked him to keep out of the confrontation, Skin eventually involved himself by wrapping his fingers around Nightwind's face, cutting off her air supply. Husk, Chamber and Jubilee found the Sign guarding Noy; Husk fought the Sign, while Jubilee retrieved the sword from Noy. Chamber went to help Paladin, who had taken the worst of Dragonwing, and was being dangled off the top of the car. Jubilee tricked him into dropping Paladin, who she retrieved, while Chamber fought Dragonwing. As Dragonwing boasted, he was hit in the back by the bottom of a low tunnel. In the end, Generation X and Paladin succeeded in retrieving the sword and returned it to Adrienne, though they were a little surprised it was a rusty, corroded piece of junk.
(Generation X#54 - BTS) - What no one realized, was the fact Adrienne had used the sword to kill her husband Steven. The only reason she wanted it back, was to use her psychometric powers to relive that (to her) glorious moment.
(Generation X#55 - BTS) - Eager to have her revenge on her sister Emma, Adrienne Frost used her powers in combination with unspecified technology, to trap Generation X during a Danger Room session in a life-like reimagining of the Hellions' final hours.
(Generation X#55) - Skin, posing as the Hellion Bevatron, was more than a little concerned but nevertheless went along with the story as it seemed to unfold, apparently without anyone able to change the course of history.
(Generation X#56) - Thanks to M using
her telepathy to reach Emma Frost, Generation X was able
to free themselves from the illusion. They confronted
Adrienne, who triumphantly introduced herself as the new
White Queen before teleporting away to parts unknown.
(Generation X#57) - On the eve of the annual school dance and without a date, Angelo felt sorry for himself. He bared his soul to Artie and Leech, revealing that though he was no Ricky Martin before his mutation kicked in, he still did fine with the ladies. But now, he couldn't even go out in public without attracting the wrong kind of attention because of his freaky appearance. Realizing he was talking to two prepubescent boys who were lime green and bubblegum pink, Angelo tried to comfort them but Artie and Leech were nonplussed, assuring Espinosa they were "happy to hear Skin whine." During a Danger Room session with guest tutor Iceman, Angelo got M to be his date while Emma Frost chose Bobby Drake as her gentleman of the evening. However, during the official party, Synch and Emma learned Emplate was hounding the school grounds as a part of his latest attempt to get his hands on his sisters. Quickly deciding on a ruse, Generation X pretended to fight amongst themselves, allowing Synch, M, Chamber and Iceman to get away to check on Penance. At the same time, Skin and the others faced Emplate only to get controlled by his powers. He sent them against the others, only to come up short and leave empty-handed. Emplate was defeated and taken to the school's medical ward.
(Generation X 1999) - Synch caught Monet about to touch her brother Marius/Emplate in the medical bay, reminding her that he could feed off her if she did so. Overcome with emotion, she told him it didn't really matter and that her father Cartier St. Croix had decided to remove her from the school. She also said she was considering going along with her dad's demands, unless someone could "persuade" her to stay. Puzzled by this cryptic but ever so obvious comment, Synch went to Chamber and Skin for advice. The guys not too gently slapped some sense into Everett, telling him to go for it. Later, Angelo and the others saw M off as she joined her father Cartier in Switzerland. Before she stepped into the car, Monet gave Everett a passionate kiss which left everyone stunned.
(Generation X#59) - On a field trip to New York, after a suggestion from Tom Corsi, Skin and the others visited Manhattan's Museum of National History. Artie and Leech were especially taken by the dinosaurs, before using their image inducers to disappear into the crowd, leave the museum and have a day on the town. Emma ordered the team to split up and look for them, with Skin and Synch pairing up to search the east wing. Their search eventually led them outside, where Angelo got a little annoyed with his friend's hero worship, which ended with him getting a kiss from She-Hulk. They almost got into a fight with the New Warriors (in plain clothes) who tried to get the same cab. Thanks to Everett and Michiko Musashi (secretly the New Warrior Turbo), the incident didn't come to blows. In the end, Angelo and the others were able to collect Artie and Leech at Avengers Mansion which the two had tried to enter while posing as Captain America and Thor.
(New Warriors II#5) - After learning someone was out to kill the New Warriors, Generation X traveled to New York to warn them. They showed up during the team's fight with Biohazard and planned to help out. However, the Warriors spotted Emma Frost and, based on stories from Firestar, figured she was still a villain. Generation X decided to pitch in anyway, only for the New Warriors to attack them, claiming they could handle the threat themselves. Synch used his powers to match up with the electricity generating Bolt, rendering him harmless before Husk managed to take out Biohazard. Before the team returned to the Massachusetts Academy, Emma Frost gave the New Warriors a stern lecture on getting their facts straight before blindly assuming things.
(Generation X#60) - Skin spent Christmas at the Academy with Banshee, Chamber, Emma Frost and Jubilee, their celebration was interrupted by the arrival of Cordelia Frost who was being chased by Mondo, the Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy.
(Generation X#61) - After Generation X had defeated Mondo, the Juggeraut had his fun beating on the kids. The villain found that Skin was hard to grab a hold of, which set him up for Chamber and Jubilee to attack. In the end, the Juggernaut proved victorious and tied Gen X up in a bent girder while they focussed their attention on Cordelia Frost. Before they could kill her, Skin came to and noticed Penance lurking in the nearby woods. Using his powers to slip free, he caught her attention. Penance's claws tore the girder to pieces, freeing the others. Not eager for yet another pointless fight, Black Tom and the other villains took their leave.
(Generation X#67) - Skin got chewed out by Banshee and Emma Frost when he accidentally revealed his mutant condition standing up against some bullies in the school lunchroom. Emma told him she'd already received calls from concerned parents who didn't want their children going to a mutant school, though she assured them Angelo merely had a medical condition.
(Generation X#68) - After several incidents of anti-mutant hate on campus (instigated by Adrienne Frost who had come back to the school), Emma and Sean decided it would be best if Angelo and the other Generation X members would stay in their rooms for the duration of the current crisis. A little while later, Skin and the others were shocked to find someone had torched Jubilee's room.
(Generation X#69) - As tensions continued to grow even though they were secluded from the other students, Chamber asked Skin if he hated the anti-mutant protesters. Angelo replied he didn't, though he did feel anger towards whoever had set fire to Jubilee's quarters.
(Generation X#70) - Angelo got lost in the shuffle when the parents of the human students stormed the school to get their children out. He was unable to help Banshee and Everett dismantle the explosives that Adrienne Frost had planted throughout the building (hoping the explosion would spark an even greater race riot). Synch sacrificed his life to prevent the final bomb from going off, though the school was still severely damaged. With all the human students gone, and appropriately mind wiped by Emma, Banshee proposed an entirely new way of educating Skin and the others.
(Generation X#63) - Banshee taught Skin and M in the ruins of the school, instructing them on guerilla tactics. Skin tried his best to grab Banshee, as ordered, but didn't take into account the wide variety of effects his teacher's sonic powers allowed him.
(Generation X#63 - BTS) - During her online research into mutant hate groups, Paige Guthrie uncovered an odd pattern of teens getting arrested and held in custody only to completely disappear (they were taken by the House of Correction). Emma allowed Paige to make the missing teens a case for Generation X.
(Generation X#64) - Skin was present when Paige told him and the others about the missing teens and the House of Correction. Even though Banshee felt they weren't ready for this, Gen X went out to investigate the most recent disappearance, one Johnathan Somers. After retrieving his school record, Paige used her hacking skills to find the location of the House of Correction. Generation X decided to move in.
(Generation X#65) - Accessing Somers' files activated a hidden tracker left behind by the House of Correction. Before Generation X could get on their plane and leave, they were attacked on the tarmac by a Cover and Intercept team. Gen X engaged the eight heavily armed operatives, with Skin using his elongated fingers as lassos. He was almost shot in the back, but Husk managed to save him at the last possible moment. With the agents defeated, Generation X took to the air, with Skin flying the plane (it was actually on auto-pilot, but Banshee didn't want to bruise Angelo's ego). When they reached the House of Correction, Banshee used his sonic wail to take out the first of the guards before Jubilee led Skin and the others in.
(Generation X#66) - While Chamber and M took on the guards, Skin, Husk and Jubilee located the trapped children in their pens. Their presence angered the House of Correction's leader, warden Coffin, who addressed them through the prison's speaker systems and ordered the release of his "special children" (three giant cyborgs, armed to the teeth). Correctly figuring Angelo wouldn't fare too well against these killing machines, Jubilee sent him to locate Coffin. He grudgingly agreed and eventually found the warden in his office, only to discover Coffin was a metahuman as well, easily backing him into a corner with the power of hate. Before Angelo could succumb, Banshee arrived and took out Coffin. In the aftermath, all the kidnapped children were released from the House of Correction and reunited with their parents.
(Uncanny X-Men I#388) - Skin and the other members of Generation X watched as presidential hopeful Robert Kelly made a televized anti-mutant speech. They couldn't get over the fact that had he been talking about jews, blacks or asians most people would be furious, instead of cheering him on.
(Generation X#71) - Taking a day off, Generation X all had different ways to spend the time. M, Husk and Jubilee decided to go shopping in Manhattan, Chamber wanted to buy some new records and Skin decided to accompany Banshee who was going to meet with some old friends from his spy days. Before they left, they marvelled at their new costumes, though Skin was more enthused about the fact Emma Frost had given them all cellphones.
(Generation X#73) - Before going into town to meet Sean's contacts, Skin showed Cassidy how he'd been improving his skills and adding new tricks to his arsenal of skin manipulations. Momens before they left, Sean got a call from Charles Xavier, informing him Moira MacTaggert had died. In a blind haze, Cassidy took off in his humvee, not speaking to Angelo as they drove for hours. When they reached the city, Banshee finally opened up to Angelo over a pint at the Irish pub he was supposed to meet his contacts at. Skin was sorry to hear about Moira's passing and revealed that, though he was only 17, he could relate given the fact he'd faked his own death and could no longer return to LA no matter how he missed Tores and his mother. Before his contacts arrived, Sean told Angelo to wait in the car for him figuring there might be trouble. He was right, the men who showed up almost immediately kidnapped Cassidy and took him away in a car. Angelo hot-wired the humvee and went after them. He eventually caused their car to crash by using his elongated skin to reach the wheel and yank it. He then went on to knock out Sean's captors, transforming part of his skin into dense bolas. Angelo then freed the injured Banshee, who couldn't help but note how proud he was of him.
(Generation X#75) - Continuing to grieve for Moira, Sean Cassidy shut off from the world and turned to drinking. At the same time, Emma Frost became even more aloof and distant than usual, leading Angelo and his teammates to wonder what was going on. When Chamber got invited to join the X-Men, it forced the Gen X'ers to take a hard look at their lives. Figuring that they were stuck in a rut, attending a school for years without even a single inkling of when and if they were supposed to graduate, they decided it was time to call it quits. Jubilee decided to try her luck in Los Angeles and Skin decided to tag along. They announced their departure to Emma and Sean and, after a round of heartfelt goodbyes, went on their way to LA.
(X-Men Unlimited I#34 (fb) - BTS) - After getting to LA, Skin and Jubilee decided to share a small, rundown apartment together. Angelo took a job as a restaurant cook, while Jubilee decided to try her luck as an actress, feeling there was currently a demand for Asian women in Hollywood. She soon met the smarmy agent Khristoff, who Angelo didn't quite care for.
(X-Men Unlimited I#34) - As Jubilee got more and more swept up by her "Hollywood career", which consisted mostly of bit parts in B-movies and commercials, she began to neglect Angelo who dutifully waited up for his friend to come home every night. After two weeks of Jubilee breaking her promise to hang out with him, he was fed up and called her out on her behavior and the fact she was only getting work that exploited her ethnicity. Furious, Jubilee stormed out, yelling they were no longer friends. However, it soon became obvious Skin was right and Khristoff was merely grooming her to take advantage of the young girl. Fighting him off, Jubilee ran back to Angelo at their apartment to apologize and thank him for looking out for her.
(Uncanny X-Men I#423 (fb) - BTS) - Skin, along with Jubilee, Magma, Jesse Bedlam and several other mutants were eventually captured by the Church of Humanity through unrevealed ways. They were tortured and beaten before they were nailed to crosses that the Church placed on the Xavier Institute's front lawn for the X-Men to find.
(Uncanny X-Men I#423) - Husk, now an X-Man, recognized her teammate as the X-Men hurried to get the victims off the crosses and into the mansion for treatment. Angel (Warren Worthington III) tried to heal Angelo and the others with his health restoring blood. However, Angelo wasn't responding to the transfusion and died from his injuries without even regaining consciousness.
(Uncanny X-Men I#427) - As per his family's wishes, Angelo was buried in the Torres family plot next to his mother and grandparents (see comments). Husk, Jubilee and Angel travelled to the Beverly Glen cemetery to pay their final respects to their fallen comrade. However, they were shocked to learn that the owner of the cemetery had already ordered his workers to dig up Angelo, because it was against the rules to bury anyone who was X-Gene positive there. Angelo was to be cremated, something Jubilee and Husk tried to fight but eventually were unable to prevent. In the end, Jubilee was handed Angelo's cremated remains in an urn.
(X-Necrosha#1 - BTS) - Skin was among the many deceased friends, foes, allies and X-Men acquaintances who were revived by Selene and pressed into service as part of her Undead Army through a combination of magic and the transmode virus (see comments).
(X-Necrosha#1) - Teleported in by Blink (Clarice Ferguson), Skin and the equally resurrected Synch joined forces to attack the X-Men. Even as Skin and the others made their presence known, Bastion and Cameron Hodge picked up his lifesigns, realizing to their shock that hundreds if not millions deceased mutants were on the brink of returning.
(X-Force III#22) - Unaware of and uncaring about the larger conflict playing itself out, Skin and Synch continued their assault. (see comments).
(Magneto IV#4 - BTS) - Angelo's name was seen on the memorial of fallen mutants in one of Magneto's hidden bases, serving as a constant reminder why he fought for his fellow mutants.
Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Dan Green (inks).
"And the skylight/Is like skin/For a drum that will never mend/And all the rain falls down, amen..." Allusions to Leonard Cohen aside, man... Angelo had it rough. For one, even among his peers, he didn't have the most exciting powers. In fact, for most of his early appearances he acted more like a victim of his powers than an actual, eager teen ready to help save a world that feared and hated him. While that's an interesting angle, the "reluctant rebel teen with a cause" role on the team was already covered by Chamber and he at least had some flashy powers. In fact, the parallels between Skin and Chamber are striking: both deformed by their powers, both left their old lives behind to join Gen X and both had vengeful ex-girlfriends that eventually threatened the team. Ow, and they were both after Paige Guthrie at one point or another. Still, Lobdell did the best he could with his own creation and even Larry Hama bravely tried to give Skin something to do. Which is more than can be said for the poor, uncaring way Angelo was treated by pretty much every single writer upon Generation X's cancellation.
Case in point: He was killed off a mere two appearances after Generation X#75. In Uncanny X-Men I#427, Angelo's last name is listed as "Torres" all of a sudden. Which is probably a simple though rather sloppy editorial oversight. Also: both his parents apparently died, though no actual mention of that was ever made in the actual comics. Perhaps it happened during the 6 month "Counter X" gap period.
Speaking of Counter X, Angelo and Banshee became particularly close, with Skin even expressing a sincere interest in becoming a "black ops spook" like Cassidy was in his early days as a secret agent. It would have made sense if Skin had shown up along with Jubilee, Husk and M when Banshee founded X-Corp. Guess Joe Kelly didn't read those final Generation X issues... but then again, who did?
As for the unusual, cameo style appearance of Skin and Chamber in Generation X#19, it was obviously merely one of Bachalo's quirky additions. If you're looking for an in-universe explanation, let's say Chamber was so affected by the overpowering psionic presence of Onslaught (just as Emma, who was controlling Synch and the others) that a brief, dreamlike meeting of the minds between friends might have occurred.
It will probably remain a mystery how
Selene and her cabal were able to revive Angelo from an
urn of ashes, though they brought back Destiny in a
similar way. Also, did he survive the events of
Necrosha? An unspecified number of mutants resurrected
by Selene and the techno-organic virus seemingly
continued on even after her defeat, if Skin is part of
that select few remains to be seen.
On a totally unrelated sidenote, it's always interested me that most members of Generation X all had skin related powers. Next to Angelo who was actually called Skin, there was Husk who shed her skin and Penance whose superdense skin was a weapon too. Add to that Synch's power copying abilities, allowing him to get under someone's skin or so to speak, and even Mondo could alter his epidermis at will.
Skin received profiles in Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 and All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#11.
Profile by Norvo.
Skin should not be confused with
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Generation X#1, p10, pan5 (main image)
Generation X#0.5, p9, pan5 (pre-mutation)
Uncanny X-Men I#317, p16, pan3 (is a smart pessimist)
Uncanny X-Men I#318, p17, pans3,4,5 (ready to join Generation X)
Generation X#1, p33, pan3 (smoking to impress the ladies)
Generation X#5, p8, pans7-8 (doesn't want anyone in LA to know he's alive)
Uncanny X-Men I#325, p7, pan1 (and the X-Men are all tied up)
Generation X#9, p4, pans 1-2 (tries to bluff a dragon)
Generation X#21, p16, pans2,3,5,6 (meets his mom undercover)
Generation X#32, p15, pan4 (fighting Princess Python)
Generation X#41, p7, pans1&3 (tries to protect Jubilee from graphic imagery)
Generation X#50, p15, pans4&5 (reveals his shapeshifting skill)
Generation X#51, p9, pan1 (dressed in Adrienne's Gen X uniform)
Generation X#54, p13, pans7,8,9 (defeats Nightwind)
Generation X#55, p14, pans1,2,3 (tries to stop Archangel as Bevatron)
New Warriors II#5, p17, pans2&3 (takes on Speedball)
Generation X#61, p5, pan2 (trading barbs with Juggernaut)
Generation X#65, p8, pan3 (saved by Husk)
Generation X#66, p12, pan5 (won't be slapping cyborgs)
Generation X#75, p7, pan4 (is feeling prickly)
Uncanny X-Men I#423, p21, pan6 (dies)
Uncanny X-Men I#317 (October, 1994) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#37 (October, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert (pencils), Matt Ryan (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#318 (November 1994) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#1 (November, 1994) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#2 (December, 1994) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#3 (January, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#4 (February, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men II#41 (February, 1995) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Andy Kubert & Ron Garney (pencils), Matt Ryan (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men: Prime#1 (July, 1995) - Scott Lobdell & Fabian Nicieza (writers), Bryan Hitch, Jeff Matsuda, Gary Frank, Mike McKone, Terry Dodson, Ben Herrera, Paul Pelletier (pencils), Al Milgrom, P. Craig Russell, Cam Smith, Mark Farmer, Mark McKenna, Tom Palmer, Tim Townsend, Hector Collaza (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#5 (July, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#6 (August, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#7 (September, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#325 (October, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Tim Townsend & Matt Ryan (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#8 (October, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#9 (November, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X '95 (November, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Wallace Wood, Shawn McManus (pencils), Steve Lightle, Shawn McManus, Bill Sienkiewicz, Vince Russell, Chalomer, Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#10 (December, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Mark Buckingham, Al Milgrom, Mark Pennington, Jim Fern (inks), Ben Raab (editor)
Generation X#11 (January, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Val Semeikis (pencils), Al Milgrom, Andy Lanning (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#12 (February, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Mark Buckingham, Mike Sellers, Mark Morales, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#13 (March, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#14 (April, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Pascual Ferry (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#15 (May, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#16 (June, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#17 (July, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#18 (August, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#19 (September, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#20 (October, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X '96 (November, 1996) - Michael Golden (writer), Jeff Johnson (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers & Mark Bernardo (editors)
Generation X#21 (November, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#22 (December, 1996) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Al Vey, Scott Hanna (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#24 (February, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Mitch Byrd, Rick Leonardi (pencils), Jason Martin, Bud LaRosa (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#25 (March, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Al Vey, Scott Hanna (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#26 (April, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#27 (May, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo, Pop Mhan (pencils), Al Vey, Scott Hanna (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#28 (June, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#29 (August, 1997) - James Robinson (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#30 (September, 1997) - James Robinson (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Al Vey, Eric Cannon (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#31 (October, 1997) - James Robinson (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils & inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X '97 (October, 1997) - Elliot S. Maginn (writer), Dan Fraga (inks), Larry Stucker (inks), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Generation X#32 (November, 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Mark Buckingham (pencils), Al Vey, Jon Holdredge, Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#33 (December, 1997) - Larry Hama (writer), Steve Harris (pencils & inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#34 (January, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Steve Harris (pencils) Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#35 (February, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Jason Johnson (pencils), Edwin Rosell, Sean Parsons, Vince Russell (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#36 (March, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#37 (April, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#38 (May, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Generation X Underground Special#1 (May, 1998) - Jim Mahfood (writer, pencils, inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#0.5 (May, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Alé Garza (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#39 (June, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Terry Dodson, Dan Lawlis (pencils), Rachel Dodson, Jon Holdredge (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Generation X#40 (July, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Generation X#41 (August, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Ale Garza (pencils), Cabin Boy (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#437 (August, 1998) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Rafael Kayanan (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Generation X#42 (September, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Generation X#43 (October, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Generation X#44 (November, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Generation X#45 (Early December, 1998) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X#46 (December, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X/Dracula '98 (December, 1998) - Joseph Harris (writer), Tomm Coker (pencils), Troy Hubbs (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#47 (January, 1999) - Larry Hama (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X#48 (February, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X Holiday Special#1 (February, 1999) - Joseph Harris (writer), Adam Pollina (pencils), Rags Morales, Bob Wiacek (inkers), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X#49 (March, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#50 (April, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
X-Man#50 (April, 1999) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Luke Ross (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Generation X#51 (May, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Gregg Schigiel (pencils), Bob Wiacek, Al Milgrom, Nelson DeCastro (inks), Frank Pittarese & Jason Leibig (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#23 (June, 1999) - Ben Raab (writer), Al Rio (pencils), Livesay/Holdredge (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#52 (June, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Generation X#53 (July, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Generation X#54 (August, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson & Derec Aucoin (pencils), Rachel Dodson & Scott Elmer (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Wolverine II#141 (August, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Generation X#55 (September, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Generation X#56 (October, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#57 (November, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson, Chris Renaud (pencils), Rachel Dodson, Scott Elmer, John Czop (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#58 (December, 1999) - Jay Faerber (writer), Darick Robertson (pencils), Rodney Ramos, John Czop (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X 1999 (December, 1999) - Jay Faerber (pencils), Pete Woods, Kevin Sharp, Yancy Labat (pencils), Walden Wong, John Czop, Scott Koblish, Humberto Ramos (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#59 (January, 2000) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
New Warriors II#5 (February, 2000) - Jay Faerber (writer), Karl Kersch & Chris Renaud (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Generation X#60 (February, 2000) - Jay Faerber (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Generation X#61 (March, 2000) - Jay Faerber (writer), Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Rodney Ramos (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#63 (May, 2000) - Brian Wood (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#64 (June, 2000) - Brian Wood (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#65 (July, 2000) - Brian Wood (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#66 (August, 2000) - Brian Wood (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#67 (September, 2000) - Brian Wood (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#68 (October, 2000) - Warren Ellis (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#69 (November, 2000) - Brian Wood, Warren Ellis (writers), Alan Evans (pencils), Bob Wiacek, Rodney Ramos (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#70 (December, 2000) - Brian Wood, Warren Ellis (writers), Steve Pugh (pencils), Bob Wiacek, Rodney Ramos (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#388 (December, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert & Lary Stucker (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Generation X#71 (January, 2001) - Brian Wood (writer), Steve Pugh (pencils), Bob Wiacek, Jimmy Palmiotti & Steve Pugh (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Generation X#73 (March, 2001) - Brian Wood (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
Generation X#74 (April, 2001) - Brian Wood (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
Generation X#75 (May, 2001) - Brian Wood (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#34 (June, 2002) - Ken Siu-Chong (writer), Christina Chen (pencils), Jo Chen (inks), Dave Bogart (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#423 (July, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#427 (September, 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Steven Kim (pencils), Mark Morales & Dan Green (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Necrosha#1 (December, 2009) - Craig Kylie, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (pencils & inks), Jeanine Schaefer, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Force III#22 (February, 2010) - Craig Kylie, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (pencils, inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Magneto IV#4 (May 2014) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Javier Fernandez (pencils and inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
First Posted: 07/31/2015
Last updated: 07/19/2015
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