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BLOB
Earth-92131

Real Name: Fred J. Dukes

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: Unrevealed; former criminal

Group Membership: None;
formerly Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Avalanche/Dominikos Petrakis, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr, Mesmero/Vincent, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, White Queen/Emma Frost)

Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier), Boom-Boom (Tabitha Smith), Cannonball (Sam Guthrie), Lila Cheney, Colossus (Peter Rasputin), Fabian Cortez, Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Destiny (Irene Adler), Firestar (Angelica Jones), Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Havok (Alex Summers), Iceman (Robert Drake), President Robert Kelly, Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier), Cassandra Nova (used by the Shadow King), Polaris (Lorna Dane), Rej-X (Caliban, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Maggott/Japheth), Rictor (Julio Richter), Shatterstar (Gaveedra Seven), Strong Guy (Guido Carosella), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Vertigo, Warpath (James Proudstar), X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Cable of Earth-13393/Nathan Summers, Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Domino/Neena Thurman), X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Enemies: Bishop of Earth-31393, Cable of Earth-13393, Genoshan magistrates (Boone, Leader and unrevealed others), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Sentinels, Bolivar Trask, X-Sentinel;
formerly Robert Kelly, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Clear Mountain Institute, Westchester domain, Battleworld;
   formerly Hammer Bay, Genosha

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Blob is a mutant that possesses an extreme amount of pliable body mass, which grants him superhuman strength. His body mass also gives Blob a great resistance to physical injury using his elastic, blubbery skin to deflect even Wolverine's claws.

Height: 8' (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 976 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" - BTS) - Blob joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants alongside Avalanche, Pyro, Mystique and Mystique's foster child Rogue.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (fb) ) - For years, the Brotherhood helped Mystique train Rogue, helping her learn how to use her abilities and steal people's memories. Unbeknownst to Rogue, the Brotherhood was really training her to permanently deal with Mystique's arch-nemesis Ms. Marvel. Then the day arrived when Blob and the Brotherhood broke into an airplane hangar, soon attracting the attention of Ms. Marvel who easily dealt with Blob and the Brotherhood after which she went after Rogue. Forced by Mystique, Rogue used her powers on Ms. Marvel long enough to permanently steal her powers and render the hero comatose. Curious to find out who Ms. Marvel really was Blob watched as Pyro unmasked the hero, although none of them recognized her.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (fb) ) - In the weeks that followed, Pyro and the others learned that Rogue didn't only acquire Ms. Marvel's super strength and ability to fly but also had Danvers' mind trapped inside her causing her unrivaled pain. In the end Rogue fled the Brotherhood and found Charles Xavier who helped her trap Danvers' soul inside her mind.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - Along with many other mutants, Blob was apprehended and imprisoned on Genosha. Outfitted with power-dampening collars to prevent them from using their mutant abilities the imprisoned mutants were made to work as slave-workers to complete a dam which would power a Sentinel factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Blob, Caliban, Feral and other slave-workers were in for a shock when three of the X-Men: Storm, Gambit and Jubilee were also imprisoned and forced to work alongside them. However, when the Magistrates deactivated the collars Storm immediately tried to escape and was quickly rendered immobile by a Sentinel and placed in the "box" (isolation). Not long after, the slave-workers once again stopped work when the Magistrates noticed a fire in the nearby forest (courtesy of time traveler Cable), to be safe all slave-workers were returned to their cells.

   That night, the slave-workers were woken by the optimistic Jubilee, who escaped her cell and urged the mutants to join an uprising. Blob and the others refused, believing they would be released when the work on the dam was finished. However, the following morning morale had shifted as the mutants told Jubilee they would join the uprising. Sadly Jubilee's uprising failed when she proved unable to deactivate the power-dampening collars.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - The following day, Gambit acquired the power-dampening collar's key, freed his friends and together agreed to free the slave-workers.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Blob, Rictor, Aurora and many other slave-workers were shocked when the X-Men returned, successfully deactivating the power-dampening collars. Freed, Blob and the others joined the X-Men in their fight against the Magistrates and Sentinels. Having defeated them, Jubilee urged the former slaves to help them deal with the Sentinel factory. Sunfire, speaking for the former slaves refused reminding her of their last failed uprising and explained they would take over Genosha as a whole after which they left. To deal with the Sentinel factory, Storm then summoned a powerful storm causing the dam to collapse and destroy the factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II" (fb) - BTS) - Acting on Apocalypse's orders the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants gathered near Capitol Hill, Washington in preparation to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly during a senate hearing.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II") - Learning the X-Men were present during the senate hearing, Blob, Pyro and Avalanche were sent to create a diversion so Mystique could kill Kelly. To do so, Blob, Pyro and Avalanche mingled amongst the human protesters who'd gathered on Capitol Hill after which Pyro and Avalanche attacked the senate. Their plan worked as Blob and the others were immediately attacked by the X-Men. Blob used his shear size to attack Cyclops and Rogue but was defeated by Wolverine and Storm's teamwork. The assassination attempt, however, was foiled by Rogue, Gambit and the time-traveling Bishop of Earth-31393 (trying to prevent his horrible future from happening).

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale") - In an attempt to help Mystique recruit Rogue into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Blob, Pyro and Avalanche gathered at a carnival, wreaking havoc to catch the attention of the X-Men. During the fight Mystique used her shapeshifting abilities to turn into Carol Danvers to reawaken the unresolved trauma in Rogue as she had stolen Danvers' powers for herself years past. While the X-Men took care of Rogue, the Brotherhood fled. Later that night Mystique, posing as Danvers, led Rogue to Midtown Hospital where the real Carol Danvers had spent the last years comatose. Following Rogue, Storm also arrived at Midtown Hospital but was rendered unconscious by Mystique and Blob.

   The following morning the X-Men arrived only to be opposed by Blob, Pyro and Avalanche who were then easily defeated by the reawakened Storm. In the end Mystique proved unable to convince Rogue to return after which Jean Grey helped Rogue deal with Danvers' trapped soul in her mind.

(Secret Wars#1 - BTS) - When the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets, Doctor Doom, using the Beyonders' powers, created Battleworld a patchwork of different realities. Among those domains was Earth-92131, now called the Westchester domain, ruled by former President Kelly who was appointed by Doom to become the domain's Baron.

(X-Men '92 I#2 - BTS) - Following the Westchester Wars, the Bureau of Super-Powers established the Clear Mountain Institute, a rehab facility designed to help mutants re-enter society. The institute was led by Cassandra Nova, a female clone of Charles Xavier who was used as a host by the Shadow King. The Shadow King had become aware of other X-Men inhabiting Battleworld's domains who were plagued by hardship and catastrophe, fearing that their domain was too fragile he set out to ensure their survival by changing the X-Men and other dangerous mutants into proper role models as to not attract the wrath of Doom and replace Kelly as Baroness of Westchester in the process.

(X-Men '92 I#2 - BTS) - Blob was one of the many mutants to join the Clear Mountain Institute to live in harmony in their isolated community. Blob went through the institute's psychotherapy the "Mind Field".

(X-Men '92 I#2) - Blob was seen playing basketball with Toad when the X-Men received a grand tour of the facility by Cassandra Nova. Nova revealed the duo was undergoing the second phase of treatment and were learning how to accept loss just as Toad beat Blob in the game. Nova continued, the duo had forgone of codenames, now simply going by Fred and Mortimer.

(X-Men '92 I#6) - Blob, Pyro, Havok and Meltdown watched as Cassandra Nova and her New X-Men (brainwashed Gambit, Rogue and Wolverine) opposed X-Force who attacked the Clear Mountain Institute. The ongoing battle was halted by the return of X-Men Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey who'd escaped Nova's Mindscape. In an effort to save Baron Kelly from the X-Sentinel Storm rallied X-Force, Rej-X, Nova's rehabilitated New X-Men and other mutants from Clear Mountain like Blob to help them.

(X-Men '92 I#7) - Blob and the other mutants arrived near the X-Museum to stop the X-Sentinel.

(X-Men '92 I#8 - BTS) - In the end, Xavier managed to banish the Shadow King with help from Cable, Psylocke and Jean Grey. The X-Sentinel was then destroyed by Jubilee with help from Gambit.

(Secret Wars#9 - BTS) - Earth-92131 along with all other domains of Battleworld were returned to their former state after the defeat of Doom.

Comments: Created by Mark Edward Edens (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Blob was voiced by Robert Cat.

Secret Wars saw the return of the X-Men: The Animated Series reality as one of the forty-one domains of Battleworld. First released as an eight-part digital Infinite Comic the series was later reprinted as a four-issue printed series. Following it's success a second X-Men '92 series was released which saw the reality of Earth-92131 fully restored.

The Westchester Wars was a five-year long conflict when Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants declared war on humanity. Thanks to the X-Men's heroic actions the world finally learned not all mutants were a threat, realizing peaceful coexistence between homo sapiens and homo superior was possible. This coalition was more than Magneto could handle and as his anger grew so did his Brotherhood, until finally, total chaos erupted in Westchester.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Blob has no known connections to:


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (fighting Ms. Marvel)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (on Genosha)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II" (posing amongst human protesters)
X-Men '92 I#2, p7 (playing basketball with Toad)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II" (March 20, 1993) - Robert Skir, Martin Isenberg (writers), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (January 8, 1994) - Robert Skir, Martin Isenberg (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (prop design), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key design), Armando Carillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Grey Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboard directors), Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Del Barras (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men '92 I#2 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 I#6 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 I#7 (October, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)


First Posted: 08/15/2020
Last Updated: 08/15/2020

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