Real Name: Bo
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Group Membership: Jean Grey School for Higher Learning student body
Affiliations: Abominable Snowman (Carl Hanson), X-Men (Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe)
Enemies: Monster Island's monsters (Brute that Walks, a Flora Colossus, Gog, Gorgolla)
Known Relatives: Unidentified mother, unidentified father
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Westchester County, New York;
formerly Monster Island, sea of Okhotsk;
formerly Japan (most likely) (place of birth)
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men III#33 (April, 2015)
Powers/Abilities: Bo possesses the mutant ability to generate ribbons of light energy that vary in color, power and intensity depending on her emotional state. When scared or upset, she can extend and fire the ribbons as immaterial flares that pass through organic matter, leaving people and animals unconscious upon impact. The energy ribbons appear to "dance" around her body as she moves. Due to an additional physical mutation Bo has four whisker-like appendages on her face that may or may not grant her any additional superhuman abilities.
Height: 4'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 72 lbs. (by approximation)
(Uncanny X-Men III#33 (fb) - BTS) - Until her mutant powers manifested, Bo happily lived with her family. Unable to control her new abilities she accidentally hurt her mother in an unrevealed event after which her father decided to banish her. Since he believed his daughter to be a monster, Bo was sent to live on Monster Island in the sea of Okhotsk.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to fully understand what had happened to her, Bo still believed her father would return. She survived for a full week on Monster Island where she formed a bond with the Abominable Snowman, the mystically cursed Carl Hanson. The Abominable Snowman allowed the small girl to sleep in his cave, offering her some safety from the more savage creatures inhabiting the island.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33 - BTS) - Learning a mutant was on Monster Island X-Men Magik and Shadowcat set out to investigate.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33) - Magik and Shadowcat traced Bo's signature to the Snowman's cave, initially believing he was their target until Bo made her presence known. Shocked to see such a small girl in a torn and tattered dress the two X-Men bombarded her with questions until Bo revealed why she'd been abandoned on the island. Enraged someone would do such a thing to their own daughter Magik couldn't help herself and said she would find and kill her father. Hearing those words Bo screeched, fearing for her father. Bo's distress also awoke the Abominable Snowman. Sensing the large growling monster behind her Bo, still unable to control her powers unleashed the powerful ribbons of light energy rendering everybody unconscious.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33 - BTS) - With both X-Men still unconscious the Abominable Snowman left the girls.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33) - The following morning Bo was playing with her powers until the X-Men woke up. Once she'd apologized to them for what had happened Shadowcat explained they could take her to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning where there would be other children like her with powers. However, mere moments later a group of the Monster Island's monsters had located the girls and attacked. Fed up with having to fight monsters, Magik teleported herself, Shadowcat and Bo back to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. There Bo was introduced to Nightcrawler and Storm, after saying goodbye to her new friends Bo joined Storm inside the school.
Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Kris Anka (pencils, inks).
It's been unrevealed what happened with Bo during the school's multiple relocations to Limbo and New York's Central Park.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Uncanny X-Men III#33, p11, pan1 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men III#33, p15, pan1 (powers overloading)
Uncanny X-Men III#33, p18, pan4 (joining the Jean Grey School)
Uncanny X-Men III#33 (April, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Kris Anka (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editors)
First Posted: 02/26/2019
Last Updated: 02/26/2019
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