Real Name: Hope Abbott
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: None;
formerly Jean Grey School for High Learning student body, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters student body; Paragons (D.J./Mark Sheppard, Match/Ben Hammil, Pixie/Megan Gwynn, Preview/Jessical Vale, Specter/Dallas Gibson, Wolf Cub/Nicholas Gleason)
Affiliations: Bedlam (Jesse Aaronson), Destiny (Irene Adler), Dragoness (Tamara Kurtz), X-Club (Dr. Nemesis/James Bradley, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao), X-Men (either faculty members from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Jean Grey School for Higher Learning or other X-Men teams) (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Ariel, Beast/Henry McCoy, Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Cable/Nathan Summers, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cerebra, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Colossus/Peter Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Danger, Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Doop, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Emma Frost, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Rachel Grey, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Iceman/Robert Drake, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Krakoa, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Namor Mc Kenzie, Danielle Moonstar, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Northstar/Jean-Paul Beaubier, Old Man Logan, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Cecilia Reyes, Rogue/Anna-Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Hope Summers, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Warbird/Ava'Dara Naganandini, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), X-Men students (Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Graymalkin Industries, Utopia and Jean Grey School for High Learning) Anole/Victor Borkowski, Armor/Hisako Ichiki, Blindfold/Ruth Aldine, Bling!/Roxy Washington, Broo, Cipher/Alisa Tager, Crosta, Dust/Sooraya Qadir, Dryad/Callie Betto, Elixir/Joey Foley, Ernst, Eye-Boy/Trevor Hawkins, Face, Genesis/Evan Sabahnur, Gentle/Nezhno Abidemi, Glob Herman/Robert Herman, Graymalkin/Jonas Graymalkin, Hellion/Julian Keller, Hindsight/Nathaniel Carver, Icarus/Joshua Guthrie, Indra/Paras Gavaskar, Ziggy Karst, Kid Gladiator/Kubark, Kid Omega/Quentin Quire, Kidogo/Lazaro Kotikash, Loa/Alani Ryan, Mercury/Cessily Kincaid, Morph/Ben Deeds, Nature Girl/Lin Li, Network/Sarah Vale, No-Girl/Martha Johannson, Onyxx/Sidney Green, Oya/Idie Okonkwo, Primal/Teon Macik, Prodigy/David Alleyne, Quill/Maxwell Jordan, Rockslide/Santo Vaccarro, Rubbermaid/Andrea Margulies, Scorpion Boy/Rico, Shark Girl/Iara Dos Santos, Sprite/Jia Jing, Surge/Noriko Ashida, Tag/Brian Cruz, Three-In-One/Celeste, Mindee, Phoebe Cuckoo, Transonic/Laurie Tromette, Velocidad/Gabriel Cohuelo, Wallflower/Laurie Collins, Wind Dancer/Sofia Mantega, Wither/Kevin Ford, X-23/Laura Kinney, Zero/Kenji Uedo)
formerly Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)
Enemies: Belasco, Bliss, Dark Avengers (Ms. Marvel/Karla Sofen), Emplate (Marius St. Croix), Evolutionaries, H.A.M.M.E.R., Hellfire Club (Black Bishop/Maximilian Frankenstein, Black King/Kade Kilgore, White King/Manuel Enduque, White Queen/Wilhelmina Kensington), Horsemen of Salvation (Blob, Magneto, Omega Red, Storm), Masque, Nanny, N'astirh, Orphan Maker, Norman Osborn, Predator X, Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert), Purifiers, S'ym, Selene's Undead Army (Skin, Synch), Sentinels, William Stryker, Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), Trimega, X-Man (Nate Grey), XENO
Known Relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Abbott (parents)
Aliases: "Ghost Girl" called by Proteus
Base of Operations: Krakoa;
formerly Summers Institute for Higher Learning, Age of X-Man pocketdimension;
formerly Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City;
formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Westchester County, New York;
formerly Utopia, coast of San Francisco Bay, California;
formerly Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California;
formerly Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, New York;
formerly Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (place of birth)
First Appearance: New X-Men II#12 (June, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Trance has the mutant ability to manifest herself as a blue hued, astral projection of herself. In her astral form, Trance is intangible and cannot be hurt by conventional, physical means. She can cause energy damage by phasing through people and electrical objects. She can also generate and fire bolts of energy that resemble electricity. In her human form, Trance is able to unleash powerful explosions that can stun and render people unconscious. Hope is also able to spot objects from other dimensions invisible to most others, suc as Emplate's lighthouse. Trance's astral projection has been described by Gambit as her "spirit-walk power".
Weight: 134 lbs.
(Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - After Hope Abbott's mutant powers manifested themselves her parents enrolled her at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, in the hopes they would "cure" her.
(New X-Men II#12 - BTS) - While at Xavier's, Hope was among the students selected to join one of the special training squads mentored by members of the X-Men. She was placed on the Paragons, which was led by Rahne Sinclair.
(New X-Men II#12 (fb) - BTS) - As part of the Paragons, Trance participated in a Danger Room session where they had to fight a Hulk construct. After completing the exercise, the New Mutants squad tried the same challenge and beat the record set by the Paragons.
(New X-Men II#12) - During a meeting with their advisor Rahne Sinclair, the Paragons expressed their disappointment that the New Mutants squad had beaten their time. Rahne gave the squad a much needed peptalk, reminding them they still would have saved a lot of lives if the situation had been real. Not much later Xavier Institute's headmasters Cyclops and Emma Frost found out and confronted Rahne about her affair with sixteen-year old Josh Foley. Rahne then decided to leave the academy, not wanting to wait around for them to fire her.
(New X-Men II#13) - Xavier's Institute was attacked by Wolverine (mind controlled by the Hand at the time) who killed one of Trance's teachers Northstar. The following morning, all students were informed of the tragic news by the headmasters. Sometime later, Trance also attended Northstar's funeral.
(New X-Men II#14 - BTS) - Trance was most likely present when the Paragons joined the Alpha Squadron for a joint training session with Karma. Both groups squabbled over the fact that the Paragons had been eliminated from field day and their mentor Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) had disappeared after she was caught having an affair with a student. Later, Trance and her friends most likely attended the school dance.
(New X-Men Yearbook Special#1) - Alongside her fellow Paragons squadron members and their advisor Magma, Trance posed for a group photo for the Xavier yearbook. In the yearbook, Trance was voted "best dressed". She liked classical music and playing the violin, Trance disliked music videos and junk food.
(House of M I#8 - BTS) - The Scarlet Witch caused millions of mutants to lose their powers by casting a reality altering spell. The event, known as M-Day, reduced the number of gene active mutants to a mere 300 worldwide. Trance was one of the select who kept her mutant powers.
(X-Men: The 198 Files - BTS) - General Demetrius Lazer made an assessment of all known gene active mutants based on their potential threat level. In a report filed to Colonel Reyes and Doctor Valerie Cooper, he deemed Trance to be a low threat.
(New X-Men II#23) - Two weeks after the global depowering, Xavier Institute headmaster Emma Frost pitted all the remaining gene active students against each other in a battle royale to choose a team who would go on to train as New X-Men. Right before the battle started Trance wondered if she could leave her body outside the battle while Pixie noted she should've known to bring her helmet. During the fight Trance used her astral projection to evade most of the battle. After Emma chose her six "winners" and Cyclops had added a surprise seventh, the headmasters announced all depowered students would be sent home. A first busload of students had already left when a second, carrying another 42 former mutant teens, was blown up. The attack was carried out by the Purifiers who were acting on the orders from their leader, the Reverend William Stryker.
(New X-Men II#24) - Trance was present during the funeral of the students killed by the Purifiers who were acting on the orders from their leader, the Reverend William Stryker. Even in death fourteen of the forty-two deceased students were unwelcome to return home and were buried at Xavier's cemetery.
(New X-Men II#28) - Trance and several students witnessed the arrival of Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) who had come to tell the X-Men they had found the corpse of Icarus (Joshua Guthrie).
(New X-Men II#32) - Trance was present amongst other students, the X-Men and their allies during a memorial service in honor of all who had fallen in the X-Men's long struggle in achieving Xavier's dream of peaceful co-existence.
(New X-Men II#33) - X-23 ran past Loa and Hope after she had an intimidating encounter with Emma Frost.
(World War Hulk: X-Men#2) - Trance and several other students watched from a distance how the X-Men battled the Hulk, freshly returned from an exile in space he partly blamed on Xavier. Indra wondered how they could possibly help but the Stepford Cuckoos knew what to do and used their telepathic abilities to contact every empowered X-Men ally to assist them in their fight against the Hulk.
(New X-Men II#37 - BTS) - Trance was abducted to Limbo (Otherplace) by the demon-lord Belasco along with all the other students. Belasco had sensed his former apprentice Illyana Rasputin was alive again and figured that taking the X-students prisoner was a first step to retrieve her.
(New X-Men II#38) - Trance found herself ensnared by a large tentacled demon, helplessly witnessing a large group of students bound with shackles while her friends Prodigy, Dust and Mercury were placed on a large altar. When Belasco and his second-in-command S'ym arrived he turned to the threesome to interrogate them about Illyana's whereabouts. With his attention elsewhere X-23 turned to Trance asking her to use her mutant abilities to go up into the sky where the light was. With her excellent vision, Laura could see the portal to Earth and specifically Xavier's was still open. Right after establishing their plan they saw Belasco rip out David's heart.
(New X-Men II#39) - Seeing the horrors in front of her eyes Trance started to scream after which X-23 and Elixir killed the demons holding them, ordering Trance to go and reach the portal. While Hope used her astral projection to skyrocket into the air Elixir used his mutant abilities to save David by creating an entirely new heart. X-23, however, was easily turned into a pile of bones by Belasco. Trance successfully passed the portal to Earth, where she found Surge and Hellion (both away when Belasco kidnapped the students). Although Limbo was already pulling Trance back she managed to reveal they were taken by Belasco who planned on killing all of them after which her astral projection dissolved.
(New X-Men II#41) - Back in Limbo David took care of the unconscious Trance while the real Illyana Rasputin arrived with another group of X-Men students. With their added help Belasco was defeated and Magik reclaimed her control over Limbo, sending all the students home.
(New X-Men II#42) - Surge asked Trance what had happened to Prodigy (David) while they were in Belasco's realm. Trance, however, wasn't sure about what she'd seen, in the end it was X-23 who explained her Belasco had ripped Prodigy's heart out after which Elixir saved his live. Sometime later that day Trance was presumably present when the other students finished a list to see who was the youngest mutant on Earth, excluding Franklin Richards, Molly Hayes and Tito, son of Angel and Beak. Indra declared Wolf Club had to be the youngest mutant on Earth, which freaked him out because he figured that probably meant he was next to die at the hands of some X-Men villain. However, Mercury spotted that Indra had forgotten to include himself on the list, concluding that he was actually the youngest mutant at Xavier's.
(New X-Men II#46) - Trance, Indra and Wolf Cub had been deemed unfit for battle in the ongoing war over the first mutant birth since M-Day as part of events known as the Messiah Complex. The students had to stay in the ruins of the Xavier Institute, thinking it to be a safe place. However, the mutant hunting Predator X had made his way to the school and attacked them. Right before Predator X could bite Indra's head off, he was saved by Surge who ordered him to get everybody out of the school while she fought the creature.
(Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - After the destruction of the Xavier Institute, Hope was sent home like most of the students. Trance's parents were disappointed to find their daughter was still a mutant, they were hoping they'd somehow know how to "cure" her.
(Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1 (fb)) - Dinner at the Abbott's was less than pleasant now that it was clear Hope wouldn't be cured at Xavier's. Her father even called it a school for freaks. They even made Trance promise her mother she wouldn't use her mutant abilities at home. This discussion was cut short when Nanny and the Orphan Maker attacked the Abbott family in their Bloomfield Hills home. The villains had come to recruit Trance, who was among the last of the world's mutants. Trance was aided by Wolverine who had been told about the coming crisis by the precognitive mutant Blindfold. He had decided to keep an eye on Trance. As her family home burned, Trance made her way through the burning house to find her parents unconscious. Orphan Maker tried to convince Trance that her parents were bad and she'd be better off without them. But right before he could kill her parents he was stopped by Wolverine who came out from behind, slashing the villain with his Adamantium claws. Orphan Maker batted Wolverine aside, then shot him repeatedly, blowing up the house further. Orphan Maker wanted to kill Wolverine, but Nanny ordered him to bring Wolverine in alive, figuring she could potentially deage and brainwash him.
(Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1) - Wolverine and Trance were kept restrained aboard the ship while Nanny prepared to start the de-aging treatment on Wolverine. Trance released her astral form, freeing her ally, so Nanny ordered Peter to shoot Trance, but Wolverine stopped the shot, then shredded the side of Peter's armor. Wolverine then stabbed Peter through the chest, causing Nanny to shoot Wolverine, grab Peter, and head for an escape pod. Before she left, Nanny activated the ship's self destruct, but Trance disabled the process with her powers.
(Marvel Digital Holiday Special#1/1) - Trance returned to the new home of the X-Men at Graymalkin Industries in San Francisco to celebrate Christmas. The celebration ended with a spectacular performance by Dazzler.
(X-Men: Manifest Destiny#2/3) - Trance was seen talking with Loa, Match and several other students while Emma Frost feared the students would hate her for what had happened at the Xavier's Institute.
(Uncanny X-Men I#509) - While most of the students were off enjoying a beautiful day in San Francisco Trance was seen in Emma Frost's class, working on a test.
(New Mutants III#1) - While enjoying the nice weather on the lawn of Graymalkin Industries, Trance and the students were surprised when a severely injured Magik suddenly teleported in. Seeing the girl that was responsible for dragging them into conflict with Belasco induced a lot of hate in the students with Anole and Pixie at the forefront, ready to beat her to a pulp. The students, however, were stopped by Cannonball and Sunspot who managed to diffuse the situation.
(Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia) - When the Humanity Now! Coalition marched on San Francisco, they were quickly met by anti-Proposition X protestors. As violence and riots erupted Cyclops dispatched his X-Men to restore order. Later that day Trance and the X-Men watched a news report about the situation. Later that night Norman Osborn (head of the national peacekeeping organization H.A.M.M.E.R.) publicly branded Cyclops an instigator and deployed his Avengers to quell the conflict and arrest anyone who stood in their way.
(Dark Avengers I#8) - Trance was present when Pixie arrived to reveal Cyclops had given the order to attack Osborn's forces.
(X-Men Legacy I#226) - Trance and Dragoness, a former villain living on Utopia joined forces to save Toad during the San Francisco riots. The three of them however, were followed by Osborn's H.A.M.M.E.R. agents who easily took Dragoness out. Realizing she was their only hope, Trance desperately tried to use her astral projection powers to get help, but was hit in mid transformation by a H.A.M.M.E.R. agent who fired an electrical charge. As a result, Hope kept going in and out of sync with her projection and real body. Luckily Gambit arrived and made short work of the agents. Just as Remy was promising Trance he would get help, a portal appeared in the alley. The telepathic Stepford Cuckoos had sensed what had happened and sent Onyxx and old X-Men associate teleporter Ariel to retrieve them.
(X-Men Legacy I#227 (fb)) - Onyxx gently grabbed Trance while Ariel opened another teleportation door back to the X-Men's HQ. However when they arrived Trance had disappeared. Ariel was quick to reason it might've been because of her ghost-like powers.
(X-Men Legacy I#226 - BTS) - Mindee Cuckoo sent out a distress call to Rogue that Trance had gone missing.
(X-Men Legacy I#227) - Instead of arriving at the X-Men's HQ with Onyxx and Ariel, Trance fell out of a portal in the sky. Breaking her fall by hitting a busstop on the way down Trance landed on the ground. Calling out for help, Trance was spotted by an entire squad of H.A.M.M.E.R. agents who quickly surrounded her, planning to arrest the mutant. Trance, however, told them to run away fearing she would hurt them as she felt the power inside her bursting out. Unable to contain her powers, Trance unleashed a powerful electric/ghost-like blue explosion which rendered all the agents unconscious. Still looking for help, Trance found some protesters, asking them to call the X-Men. However, Trance once again unleashed another explosion which caused the windows of a nearby building to shatter. Just then, Rogue, Gambit and Danger located Trance. Surprised by her show of powers, Danger concluded there was nothing about this in her database about Trance. Determined to help the girl, Rogue planned to absorb Hope's powers to calm her down. But things weren't that easy as Rogue soon realized she would most likely kill the girl since her two selves were half separated in mid-transformation. In an effort to calm Hope, Rogue brought up the subject of fear, believing the taser-attack had only thrown her off balance allowing the fear to take control over her. Just then another threat arrived, Osborn's "fake" Ms. Marvel, the villain formerly known as Moonstone. After easily defeating both Danger and Gambit, the villain set her sights on Rogue, not even bothering with the helpless Trance. Rogue, however, had absorbed some of Ares' immortality giving her the strength to fight Ms. Marvel. Seeing the two women fight Trance started to think about her conversation with Rogue, mumbling to herself to stop being afraid. Finding peace of mind, Trance successfully pulled her astral projection back into her body, thus successfully eliminating her problems. Trance then decided to help her teacher and attacked Ms. Marvel using her astral projection to hit the intangible villain. With Trance's help the X-Men fought Ms. Marvel to a standstill until Pixie arrived to retrieve the group, returning them to X-Men's HQ leaving Ms. Marvel in their dust.
(Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus) - The X-Men fought the "dark" Avengers on Utopia during their final showdown. After defeating the "dark" Avengers and the "dark" X-Men, the X-Men decided to leave San Francisco and moved to their own nation called Utopia. While Cyclops broadcasted the message all around the world Trance was seen hugging Elixir.
(Dark X-Men: The Confession#1) - Trance and Loa were surprised when they witnessed a half-naked Cyclops rushing towards the front door hoping to stop Emma from leaving him.
(X-Men Legacy Annual I#1 - BTS) - When the X-Men had become aware of super-villain Emplate's presence on Utopia they gathered all mutants to warn them of the predatory mutant. During the gathering, where Trance was most likely present, Cyclops ordered Doctor Nemesis and Madison Jeffries to find a way to stop Emplate from accessing their dimension. Cyclops then ordered the students to pair up in groups, making them less vulnerable to attack. Eventually, Emplate succeeded in kidnapping the student Bling!.
(X-Men Legacy I#228) - Trance was present when students Onyxx, Hellion and Rockslide told Cyclops of Bling!'s abduction. Prompting Cyclops to ask Doctor Nemesis and Jeffries how their firewall was coming. But while they explained the difficulties, Trance spotted Emplate's floating lighthouse base and soon realized she was somehow the only one who could see it. Trance used her astral projection to show the X-Men the "hole" in the air which she could pass through. It was decided Rogue would borrow her powers to rescue Bling!. The X-Men watched over Trance's unconscious body as Rogue, using her powers went off to find Emplate.
(X-Men Legacy I#229) - While Rogue was off dealing with Emplate, Trance remained unconscious. Sometime later the Stepford Cuckoos sensed Trance was about to wake up.
(X-Men Legacy I#230) - The Stepford Cuckoos once again alerted Cyclops that Trance would wake up within minutes, thus only granting Rogue mere moments to stop Emplate and rescue Bling!. Luckily Cyclops had the X-Club prepare another tactic to get at Emplate. Doctor Nemesis activated a "dragnet" which successfully trapped Emplate's floating lighthouse base, forcing it to appear above Utopia just as Trance and Rogue woke up. Madison Jeffries then activated another function of the device causing the lighthouse to collapse so the X-Men could rescue Bling!. Trance joined the X-Men and watched as Bling! unleashed a diamond-shard blast from her body which sent Emplate flying. After the threat was dealt with, Trance joined the other girls to make sure Bling! was feeling better after her abduction while the boys played a friendly game of volleyball.
(Nation X#2/2) - Trance's astral projection joined Anole, Loa, Dust and Rockslide to visit Jubilee in San Francisco. The former X-Man had been turned into a vampire by the son of Dracula, Xarus, and was living on her own to adjust. During the visit, the students tried to convince Jubilee to return with them to Utopia, even as they told her about the X-Men's recent fight against Norman Osborn's "Dark Avengers". Trance commented that she'd hit the bad Ms. Marvel in the face. Before Jubilee could decide on returning, Surge barged in and ordered the young students to return to Utopia while giving the cold shoulder to Jubilee, believing she shouldn't have contacted the X-Men since she wasn't a mutant anymore (Jubilee had previously been depowered on M-Day). Jubilee, however, realized what was going on with Surge, she was jealous and wished she'd been depowered herself so she could live a normal life. Trance and the others listened while Jubilee explained what it meant to be a mutant after which a remorseful Surge asked if she wanted to join them. Jubilee declined and Trance and the others returned to Utopia.
(Wolverine: Dust From Above (fb) - BTS) - Trance was part of Utopia's book club alongside other students Rockslide, Mercury, Anole, Gentle, Pixie, Surge and Loa. Every week another senior X-Man would tell the students a story from a book.
(Wolverine: Dust From Above (fb) - BTS) - This week's senior was Wolverine who told them the Japanese story of Kishichiro.
(Wolverine: Dust From Above) - The following day the students meet up outside in the sun, since Wolverine figured there was no need to stay in a stuffy library. Once Loa arrived, who was running a tad late Wolverine continued his story on Kishichiro from the day before. Wolverine told how the character from his book; Kishichiro climbed a mountain to face a demon. After concluding his tale the students gathered, having seemingly enjoyed Wolverine's tale. Loa, however, reached for the book only to find an illustration of Kishichiro which bared a striking resemblance to Wolverine.
(Nation X: X-Factor#1) - Trance and Indra were seen on Utopia when X-Factor visited the island.
(X-Force III#22) - During the event that would be known as Necrosha the X-Men came under attack by Selene and her army of the undead. Bling! was attacked and defeated by the resurrected Synch and Skin, two former X-Men students under the control of Selene. Bling!'s friends Trance, Rockslide and Mercury attacked the undead in an effort to save their friend. In the end, Trance's friend Onyxx was killed by Wither.
(X-Men Legacy I#231) - While Selene's resurrected troops were assaulting Utopia, Blindfold rushed to Cyclops to inform him she'd been contacted by the deceased Destiny with the message: "Genosha. Muir Island. Not just the Queen, but the cancer too.". Figuring this warning could not be ignored, Cyclops sent an away team led by Nightcrawler, consisting of Blindfold, Colossus, Husk, Magneto, Psylocke, Rogue and Trance to Muir Island. Trance wondered why they even listened to "hide-and-seek" girl since her visions often turned out to be wrong. Upon their arrival at Muir Island, Trance was ordered to use her astral form and search the cliffs for any threats while Nightcrawler would check Moira's lab, making sure they wouldn't walk into a trap. Returning from their reconnaissance Nightcrawler and Trance deemed the site safe enough and decided to head into Moira's lab. However, things went haywire when Destiny herself arrived to warn the X-Men but inadvertently caused Blindfold to be taken over by the psionic Proteus.
(X-Men Legacy I#232 (fb)) - Magneto, Trance, Husk, Psylocke and Colossus learned the Proteus-possessed Blindfold had already taken down Destiny and Rogue. The X-Men attacked, but their reality shifting opponent made short work of them. He teleported Husk and Trance outside the labs. Nightcrawler showed up hoping to turn the tide, but with all the other X-Men down, he too was possessed by Proteus. Rogue realized that Proteus was now capable of controlling multiple hosts as one, she quickly stole Nightcrawler's powers and teleported her teammates outside to Husk and Trance.
(X-Men Legacy I#232) - With little time to spare, Rogue ordered Trance to use her astral form to do some recon and see if there was anything between them and the Blackbird. But when the group arrived at the Blackbird they found it severely damaged (earlier, Proteus had hurled Colossus through the plane). Trance tried to fight Proteus who called her "Ghost Girl" as she reminded him of Kitty Pryde whom he'd fought before. Trance's attack, however, was in vain. She was possessed, along with Husk and Psylocke leaving only Magneto and Rogue to deal with the malevolent entity. Rogue then stole Psylocke's powers, using them to easily take out the Proteus-possessed Trance. The Proteus-possessed Blindfold was then targeted by Magneto who used his mutant abilities to send the both of them into the upper atmosphere for a final confrontation.
(X-Men Legacy I#233) - While Magneto faced Proteus, back on Muir Island it became obvious to Rogue that Psylocke's psi-knife was capable of severing Proteus' connection to his host bodies. Manifesting her own version of the blade, she stabbed and freed Destiny, Trance and Nightcrawler. When only Husk, turned into lava, remained under Proteus' spell, Psylocke helped out and stabbed Paige's body with her psi-knife. After Magneto destroyed Proteus by dispersing his energy form Trance and the X-Men returned to Utopia.
(Nation X#4/4) - Trance and Hellion were seen arguing while the X-Men leaders of Utopia had a meeting to discuss the low food rations of the island. In the end, it was Storm who inspired Namor to contribute more as he caught an enormous sea creature for dinner.
(New Mutants III#13) - Trance was in Utopia's mess hall when Danielle Moonstar got into a fight with Hope and witnessed how Cyclops ordered Cable to stop them. But all present were surprised by a nearby giant fuel explosion courtesy of Donald Pierce (acting on Bastion's orders).
(X-Men: Hellbound#1) - Looking for a way to rescue Magik who'd been abducted to Limbo, Cannonball assembled a team of X-Men including Trance who initially refused the request because a previous visit to the demonic realm had proved traumatizing. When Cannonball ordered her to go, she decided to only accompany the team in her astral form so she would be relatively safe. The other members of the rescue team included Gambit, Dazzler, Northstar, Anole and Pixie.
(Uncanny X-Men I#524) - Cannonball and his new team met up with Cyclops and Emma Frost to discuss their plan. After falling out against Pixie, who also wasn't keen on returning to Limbo, the team left to prepare for their mission.
(X-Men: Hellbound#1) - Cannonball's rescue team arrived in the X-Men's Hangar where Pixie used her magic spell to teleport the team to Limbo where the group immediately found themselves surrounded by a horde of bloodthirsty demons. Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of demons, they quickly scattered, each of them separately fighting demonic foes.
(X-Men: Hellbound#2) - Pixie and Trance found themselves completely cut off from all other X-Men, surrounded by the ferocious demons in a pool of lava. As an astral form, Trance was safe from the attacking demons, though she remained frightened of their attempts to slash her. Pixie ordered her to calm down, reminding her that finding Magik was the only way to get out of Limbo. As they went about tracking down Magik, the girls were suddenly attacked by S'ym who they'd faced before when they were kidnapped by Belasco. Still scared of the giant demon, Trance recollected her thoughts and attacked, bringing him to his knees so Pixie could stab him with her souldagger. Before she could strike, the demon N'astirh arrived on the scene. Instantly recognizing N'astirh as Illyana's demon the two girls threatened they would take him down. N'astirh, however, had come for another reason, he wished to help Pixie get her revenge on Illyana for stealing parts of her soul to create bloodstones. Pixie was mesmerized by N'astirh's words, forcing Trance to attack the demon. However, when she struck him, Trance's astral form disappeared, reawakening in Utopia's sickbay. Trance tried to warn those present (Loa, Gentle and Mercury) of what had transpired in Limbo. However, Mercury explained they couldn't help since Bastion had sent his super powered Nimrods to Utopia.
(Heroic Age: X-Men - BTS) - Steve Rogers made an assessment of the mutant community. In this report, he analyzed Trance too.
(X-Men III#11) - Trance, wearing a paper hat, attended Jubilee's surprise birthday party. However Jubilee didn't quite enjoy the party, after becoming a vampire she didn't feel like a regular person anymore.
(X-Men III#13) - When the X-Men were under attack by the Evolutionaries, Trance and the students took shelter in their base while Cyclops revealed the Evolutionaries' origin to the students. The Evolutionaries, who believed humanity was preying on mutantkind and intended on defending them by destroying all of humanity. In the meanwhile several more criminal residents of Utopia (Toad, Masque, Bliss, Litterbug and Dragoness) took a liking to the Evolutionaries' plan and tried to stop the X-Men from within. While Dragoness and Litterbug attacked the X-Club, Toad, Masque and Bliss broke into Cerebro. Cerebro was occupied by Irma Cuckoo who was in the middle of informing Emma Frost of the ongoing battle between the X-Men and the Evolutionaries. Toad's gang interrupted the telepath and explained he wished to know everything about the Evolutionaries after which Bliss bit the telepath in her neck.
(X-Men III#14) - Trance joined Dust, Pixie and Surge on a mission to rescue Irma Cuckoo from Toad, Masque and Bliss while Match, Rockslide and Anole set out to save the X-Club. Just as Toad threatened Irma to reveal the secret of the Evolutionaries Trance, Dust, Pixie and Surge arrived. Trance quickly called upon her astral projection with which she attacked Bliss after she'd bitten Pixie. Trance and the girls however, were unable to stop Toad after which Irma Cuckoo finally succumbed to the pressure and unleashed a telepathic blast which caused all present on Utopia to see what had transpired when the Evolutionaries first contacted the X-Men and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
(X-Men III#15 - BTS) - Thanks to the help of the students Madison Jeffries and the X-Club managed to activate a machine that helped Cyclops to defeat the Evolutionaries.
(X-Men: Schism#2) - Trance, Anole, Dust and Transonic were discussing what had gone down since Quentin Quire telepathically attacked Cyclops during an international arms conference on the eradication of Sentinel technolog. Just as Trance noted "Death to Mutants" was trending on Twitter they were spotted by Wolverine who told them to get to class. Trance told him all classes had been canceled on the account of the whole world wanting to kill them. Later that day while all of his X-Men were out destroying all kind of foreign Sentinels, Cyclops decided to send a group of his senior X-Men (Emma Frost, Magneto, Namor, Colossus and Iceman) to the grand opening of San Francisco's Mutant History Museum as a show of force. Along with these X-Men were a group of students chosen to accompany them, amongst them were Trance, Oya, Anole, Dust and Transonic.
(Generation Hope I#10) - Trance was seen enjoying a drink with Oya and Transonic while looking at some art.
(X-Men: Schism#3) - Anole came up to the girls to tell them he noticed Frost's nose was bleeding, figuring something was severely wrong. Just then the Mutant History Museum came under attack by the Hellfire Club. Trance, Anole, Dust and Transonic were quickly overpowered by the Hellfire Club's guard only leaving Oya behind who quickly hid from the villains.
(X-Men: Regenesis#1) - Following the schism between Cyclops and Wolverine, news that Wolverine had quit the X-Men to start a school where young mutants would be students, not soldiers, reached the young X-Men in training on Utopia. Talking it over during a game of baseball, it was clear the students were divided on the subject. Trance decided she didn't want to be trained as a soldier and would follow Wolverine to his new school.
(X-Men: Schism#5 - BTS) - Trance left Utopia on the Blackbird.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#1) - During the first day of school at the Jean Grey School, Trance was seen walking through the hallways and later followed Mutant Literature which was taught by Husk (Paige Guthrie). But when the students refused to be quiet Guthrie used her mutant ability to rip off her face and yell at the students as a monster. Just then headmaster Wolverine passed by with Mrs. Marigold and Mr. Clud from the New York State department of education, the inspectors had come to evaluate how much of a threat the school was, the incident left yet another less than great impression of the school.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#2) - The Jean Grey School came under attack from the new Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club. Trance, still in Guthrie's class, was attacked by a horde of Frankenstein-monsters courtesy of Maximilian Frankenstein the Black Bishop. When Husk proved unable to fend off the monsters, the students were saved by Iceman using his powers to create multiple ice-monsters.
(X-Men Legacy I#260.1) - Trance and other students followed "Mutant Literature 101" from their teacher Paige Guthrie when Rogue stumbled into their classroom. Since the X-Men were in the midst of fighting the extradimensional N'Garai she needed Paige to help the X-Men while she took over the class. Rogue did her best to keep the news from the students whom she told they were doing some demolition outside.
(Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega#1) - Trance was seen walking through the school's hallways with Mercury and Cipher.
(X-Men: Legacy I#261) - Trance and Anole were on their way to class when they were approached by Blindfold. Afraid one of the girls visions might lead to another hellish adventure Trance quickly yelled "no!". Anole then told Blindfold that some students thought she wasn't just predicting them but actually making them happen after which they left the students, standing alone in the hallway Blindfold noted she only wanted to know the math assignment. However, mere moments later she did in fact get another vision after which Exodus attacked the X-Men. To keep the students save Trance and the others were put in a special panic room that would be teleported to a neutral dimension.
(X-Men: Legacy I#263) - After Exodus was dealt with, Trance and the students returned home. Returning to school Anole asked Husk if it was save to come back, Husk noted the bad guy had been locked up. To make sure Blindfold felt better about the prior situation he told Trance there was no need to be scared of Blindfold as her visions didn't always came true.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#12 (fb)) - Weeks before the arrival of the Phoenix Force, Rachel Summers taught a class of psychic self-defense attended by Trance, Anole, Rockslide and Kid Omega. Rachel, however, pushed her students extra hard and even assaulted Kid Omega for reading her mind. When headmaster Wolverine saw what Rachel was doing, he dismissed the class to set her straight.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#9) - Trance and several students attended a flying class taught by Cannonball and his sister Husk. After basic instruction, all students were given jetpacks and took to the sky. However with the sudden arrival of the Phoenix Force, Kid Omega was affected and rendered unconscious. Trance witnessed how janitor Toad used his elongated tongue to save the telepathic student from falling to his death.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#10) - Husk's class was interrupted when Trance and several other students noticed the sudden arrival of Cyclops, Emma Frost and Magik who were presently at war with the Avengers. With their noses pushed up against the window, the students watched as Wolverine sent Krakoa after Cyclops who'd come to the Jean Grey School in the hopes of finding some common ground with their former teammates.
(Uncanny Avengers I#1) - Trance was present during the funeral services for Charles Xavier who had been killed by the Phoenix-possessed Cyclops.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#18) - While the X-Men and Avengers had joined forces to deal with Cyclops, the final of the Phoenix Five the students of the Jean Grey School were distracted with a school dance. Trance was present at the school dance but didn't seem to have a date. Sometime later the X-Men and Avengers successfully defeated Cyclops, with the Phoenix dispersed new mutants suddenly began to reappear on Earth.
(X-Men: Legacy I#275) - Trance and a group of students returned from a field trip to Tabula Rasa with their teachers Beast, Frenzy and Gambit.
(X-Men: Legacy II#1) - When Professor Charles Xavier was murdered by the Phoenix-possessed Cyclops a psychic backlash hit Blindfold when she was with Trance and Armor. Trance and Armor tried to help their friend who was in agony. When headmistress Kitty Pryde arrived they found Blindfold was crying, despite not having eyes, and screaming the old king was dead.
(Wolverine and the X-Men I#29) - Trance joined the Jean Grey School staff and students in the school's garden for a special ceremony. Headmaster Wolverine gave an elaborate speech while each student put something of value in a time capsule. To be opened twenty-five years from now.
(Wolverine V#8) - Learning Wolverine had lost his healing factor, Mystique wanted to make sure he knew she could kill him any time she wanted. To prove this, Raven infiltrated the Jean Grey School for Gifted Youngsters and followed Anole and Trance who were walking across the hallway. Just then she dropped her disguise so the security camera's would catch her after which she quickly escaped. A still taken from the security footage was then send to Wolverine.
(Wolverine V#9 - BTS) - Wolverine returned to the school to discuss the footage of Mystique wielding a sword behind Trance and Anole. They concluded Wolverine had to stay behind. Wolverine, however realized Mystique was wielding the sword she'd stolen from him and decided to go and find the shapeshifter.
(Young Avengers II#11) - Prodigy (David Alleyne) had started a phone tree to ask several teen heroes to help the Young Avengers in their fight against the evil Mother. Broo called Armor who then called Trance, Dust, Mercury and Shark Girl. Trance, however wasn't seen during the big fight.
(Savage Wolverine I#12) - Trance attended a class on costume design by Kitty Pryde who showed the room several of her many costumes. Quentin Quire was quick to call their teacher a "hot mess" who explained it was a more innocent time back then.
(Nightcrawler IV#4) - The Jean Grey School was attacked by the Trimega, Trance and the other students ducked for cover when the robot-like enemies blasted through the school's windows. While the X-Men fought the Trimega, Trance and the students hid behind Cecilia Reyes' protective forcefield until the enemies finally vanished.
(Deadpool III#36) - Trance, Match, Anole and a feline mutant student were seen running through the school's hallways on their way to help their friends fight the Red Skull on Genosha.
(Amazing X-Men II#15) - After Wolverine's death, Trance was roaming the hallways in her astral projection form. She spotted Colossus sitting in front of Wolverine's office. Disappointed Colossus had wrecked the Danger Room just when they had a class scheduled in there Trance asked if he planned on breaking anything else. Colossus explained the X-Men didn't trust him anymore since taking on the powers of the Juggernaut, with Wolverine, his sister and Kitty gone he didn't know what to do anymore. Trance lowered her projection to face the X-Man head on and told him to team up with a teenage girl and go kill some bad guys after which she left Colossus alone.
(Storm III#10) - Hope and several other students witnessed how Storm flew down to the front lawn of the Jean Grey School. Amazed by her appearance, several students waved at her. Later that day the Jean Grey School came under attack by former student Kenji Uedo who engulfed the school in his living techno-organic flesh. A version of Kenji's former self tried to rescue Hope from the techno-organic flesh but was unsuccessful.
(Storm III#11) - Storm unleashed a powerful blast of thunder which allowed Hope and other students to free themselves from the living flesh and escape the premises. Eventually Storm was able to defeat Kenji who seemingly died.
(Generation X II#2 - BTS) - Trance joined the X-Men when they relocated to the newly rechristened Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach in Manhattan's Central Park.
(Generation X II#2) - Trance and Gentle were present at the Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach's front lawn when the new school came under attack by the Purifiers. Headmistress Kitty Pryde ordered the both of them to round up the humans and get them to safety in the library. However, there was no need to do so since Kid Omega rather easily defeated them. All those present failed to realize one of the Purifiers managed to reach the school but was defeated by Jubilee's students.
(Uncanny X-Men V#9) - The X-Men were targeted by X-Man who had recently learned he was dying. Eager to make a difference by bringing about world peace and powered by the life bringing Celestial Life Seed, he was determined to kill them to achieve his goal. Jean Grey telepathically contacted Trance and all the other X-Men, allies and former students for help. Just when X-Man (inhabiting the body of Legion) and his Horsemen of Salvation appeared to have defeated the X-Men, Trance and dozens of other mutants showed up to join the fight.
(Uncanny X-Men V#10) - Trance and the other X-Men allies engaged X-Man and his Horsemen of Salvation. The fierce battle reached a climax when Storm and the X-Men's telepaths successfully separated X-Man from Legion. Jean Grey then telepathically attacked X-Man, but was unable to stop him from trapping Trance and the other X-Men in a newly created pocket dimension, leaving the world to believe the mutants were dead.
(Age of X-Man: NextGen#2 - BTS) - Now part of X-Man's realm, Trance, was among the many mutants altered by X-Man. In this utopian pocket dimension, X-Man was the hero bravely opposing Apocalypse who ironically started to preach togetherness and earning a reputation as a guru of love. This was against X-Man's philosophies believed personal relationships were forbidden and raising families was discouraged. X-Man even made everyone believe people were hatched in a laboratory instead of being born. Trance became one of the students of the Summers Institute for Higher Learning.
(Age of X-Man: NextGen#2) - Trance attended the school's medical theater taught by Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
(Age of X-Man: Omega#1 - BTS) - When X-Man was finally disposed, he released the X-Men and their allies back into the real world.
(X-Force VI#1 - BTS) - Trance was one of many who accepted the invitation to live on the sovereign mutant island nation of Krakoa, ruled by the Quiet Council.
(X-Force VI#1) - Trance was present when the mysterious anti-mutant cabal XENO attacked Krakoa, assassinating dozens of mutants and even Charles Xavier. Trance seemingly survived the attack and was helped by Bedlam (Jesse Aaronson).
Comments: Created by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks). Trance received a profile as part of the New X-Men profile in X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (2007). Profile by MarvellousLuke CLARIFICATIONS: Mr. and Mrs. Abbott Hope's parents lived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Upon discovering their daughter was a mutant they enrolled her at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, erroneously believing their child would be rid of her mutation there, despite her father thinking it was a school for freaks. When Hope briefly returned home after the Institute was destroyed, they were disappointed to find she was one of the few mutants who still retained her abilities. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott were almost killed when Nanny and Orphan Maker attacked their home to "save" Hope from her parents by killing them. Their lives were spared when the villains got the opportunity to abduct Wolverine. The villains were eventually defeated by the combined forces of Wolverine and their daughter. --Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1 images: (without ads) Appearances:
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X-Men Legacy I#227, p19, pan4 (main image)
New X-Men II#12, p5, pan2 (first appearance)
New X-Men II#23, p12, pan1 (battle royale)
New X-Men II#38, p12, pan1 (trapped in Limbo)
Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1, p8, pan1&2 (under attack from Nanny and the Orphan Maker)
X-Men Legacy I#227, p8, pan1 (powers overloading)
X-Men Legacy I#228, p5, pan1&2 (sees a hole in the air)
X-Men Legacy I#231, p10, pan5 (following Nightcrawler's orders)
X-Men: Hellbound#1, p15, pan1 (entering Limbo)
X-Men III#14, p19, pan1 (attacking Bliss)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#12, p6, pan2&3 (psychic training by Rachel Summers)
Wolverine V#8, p20, pan1 (Jean Grey School infiltrated by Mystique)
Amazing X-Men II#15, p16, pan4&5 (giving Colossus advice)
Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1, p4, pan2 (Hope's parents)
X-Force VI#1, p28, pan1 (saved by Bedlam)
New X-Men II#12 (June, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#13 (July, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men Yearbook Special (December, 2005) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Georges Jeanty (pencils), Don Hillsman (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#23 (April, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mark Brooks, Paul Pelletier (pencillers), Jaime Mendoza (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#24 (May, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#28 (September, 2006) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New X-Men II#32 (January, 2007) - Craig Kyle (writer), Mike Norton (pencils), Dave Meikis (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#33 (February, 2007) - Craig Kyle (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
World War Hulk: X-Men#2 (September, 2007) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Andrea Di Vito (pencils, inks), Andy Schmidt, Nick Lowe (editors)
New X-Men II#38 (July, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils), Sean Parsons, Jay Leisten (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#39 (August, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#41 (October, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#42 (November, 2007) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Skottie Young (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New X-Men II#46 (March, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Carlos Cuevas, Dave Meikis (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1 (October, 2008) - Christopher Yost (writer), Koi Turnbull (pencils), Sal Regla (inks), John Barber (editor)
Marvel Digital Holiday Special#1/1 (December, 2008) - Jim McCann (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils)
X-Men: Manifest Destiny#2/3 (December, 2008) - Chris Yost (writer), Paco Diaz (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#509 (June, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Greg Land (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Mutants III#1 (July, 2009) - Zeb Wells (writer), Diogenes Neves (pencils), Cam Smith, Edgar Tadeo (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia#1 (August, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#226 (September, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Dustin Weaver (pencils), Edgar Tadeo (inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
X-Men Legacy I#227 (October, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Dustin Weaver (pencils), Edgar Tadeo (inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
Dark Avengers#8 (October, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Luke Ross (pencils, inks), Rick Magyar, Mark Pennington (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus#1 (November, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils, inks), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Dark X-Men: The Confession#1 (November, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Bing Cansino (pencils), Roland Paris (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy Annual I#1 (November, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Daniel Acuna (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#228 (December, 2009) - Mike Carey (writer), Daniel Acuna (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#229 (January, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Daniel Acuna (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#230 (February, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Daniel Acuna, Mirco Pierfederici (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Nation X#2/2 (March, 2010) - John Barber (writer), David Lopez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Nation X: X-Factor (March, 2010) - Peter David (writer), Valentine De Landro (pencils), Pat Davidson (inks), Jody Leheup (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#231 (February 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Dani Miki (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#232 (March 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Dani Miki (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#233 (April 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Clay Mann (pencils), Dani Miki & Jay Leisten (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Nation X#4/2 (May, 2010) - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer), Harvey Tolibao (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
New Mutants III#13 (July, 2010) - Zeb Wells (writer), Ibrahim Roberson, Lan Medina (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Hellbound#1 (July, 2010) - Chris Yost (writer), Harvey Tolibao (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#524 (July, 2010) - Matt Fraction (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Hellbound#2 (August, 2010) - Chris Yost (writer), Harvey Tolibao, Tom Raney (pencillers), Sandu Florea, Scott Hanna (inkers), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Wolverine: Dust From Above (September, 2010) - Joao Lemos (writer), Francesca Ciregia (pencils, inks), Michael Horwitz (editor)
X-Men III#11 (July, 2011) - Victor Gischler (writer), Al Barrionuevo (pencils), Michael Lacombe (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men III#13 (August, 2011) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Dalibor Talajic (pencils, inks), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men III#14 (September, 2011) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paco Medina, Dalibor Talajic (pencillers), Juan Vlasco, Dalibor Talajic (inkers), Axel Alonso, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men: Schism#2 (September, 2011) - Jason Aaron (writer), Frank Cho (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Generation Hope I#10 (October, 2011) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Tim Seeley (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Schism#3 (October, 2011) - Jason Aaron (writer), Daniel Acuna (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jordan D. White, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
X-Men: Regenesis#1 (December, 2011) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Billy Tan (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Sebastian Grimer (editors)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#1 (December, 2011) Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#2 (January, 2012) Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#260.1 (March, 2012) - Christos Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega (March, 2012) - Brian Wood (writer), Roland Boschi, Mark Brooks (pencillers), Roland Boschi, Andrew Currie, Jay Leisten, Norman Lee (inkers), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#261 (March, 2012) - Christos Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men Legacy I#263 (May, 2012) - Christos Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#9 (June, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey (inkers), Daniel Ketchum, Jordan White, Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#10 (July, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#12 (August, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny Avengers I#1 (December, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), John Cassaday (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#18 (December, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Jorge Molina (pencils), Norman Lee (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy I#275 (December, 2012) - Christos N. Gage (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Jordi Tarragona (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Jennifer M. Smith, Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Legacy II#1 (January, 2013) - Simon Spurrier (writer), Tan Eng Huat (pencils), Craig Yeung (inks), Daniel Ketchum, Jennifer M. Smith, Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men I#29 (July, 2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ramon Perez (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Wolverine V#8 (October, 2013) - Paul Cornell (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Jennifer M. Smith, Jeanine Schaefer, Nick Lower (editors)
Wolverine V#9 (November, 2013) - Paul Cornell (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editors)
Young Avengers II#11 (December, 2013) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Jamie McKelvie (pencils, inks), Kris Anka, Mike Norton (inkers), Lauren Sankovitch, Jon Moisan (editors)
Savage Wolverine I#12 (January, 2014) - Phil Jimenez (writer, pencils, inks), Scott Lope (writer), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Nightcrawler IV#4 (September, 2014) - Chris Claremont (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Deadpool III#36 (December, 2014) - Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (writers), Mike Hawthorne (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Jordan D. White, Tom Brevoort, Mike Marts (editors)
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Storm III#11 (July, 2015) - Greg Pak (writer), Victor Ibanez, Neil Edwards (pencillers), Victor Ibanez, Neil Edwards (inkers), Daniel Ketchum, Mike Marts (editors)
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Comments: Created by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks).
Trance received a profile as part of the New X-Men profile in X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (2007).
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Mr. and Mrs. Abbott
Hope's parents lived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Upon discovering their daughter was a mutant they enrolled her at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, erroneously believing their child would be rid of her mutation there, despite her father thinking it was a school for freaks. When Hope briefly returned home after the Institute was destroyed, they were disappointed to find she was one of the few mutants who still retained her abilities. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott were almost killed when Nanny and Orphan Maker attacked their home to "save" Hope from her parents by killing them. Their lives were spared when the villains got the opportunity to abduct Wolverine. The villains were eventually defeated by the combined forces of Wolverine and their daughter.
--Wolverine: Killing Made Simple#1/1
images: (without ads)
First Posted: 08/16/2018
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