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HUSK
Earth-92131

Real Name: Paige Guthrie

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

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: Xavier Institute student body (Blink/Clarice Ferguson, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Dead Girl/Moonbeam, Doop, Kid Sensitive/Guy Smith, Leech, M/Monet St. Croix, Artie Maddicks, Mondo, Penance/Nicole and Claudette St. Croix, Spike/Darian Elliott, Skin/Angelo Espinosa, Synch/Everett Thomas, U-Go Girl/Edith Sawyer, Vivisector/Myles Alfred)

Affiliations: Toby, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Bishop of Earth-31393/Lucas Bishop, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Enemies: Alpha Red (Janus), Kenny Jenkins, US Army (Mr. Girkland, Unit One, robots, unidentified general), Xodus the Forgotten

Known Relatives: Sam Guthrie (Cannonball, brother), Ed Guthrie (father), Ellen Guthrie (mother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Xavier Institute, Westchester;
   formerly Westchester Domain, Battleworld;
   formerly Cumberland County, Kentucky (place of birth)

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas" (September 13, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Husk is a mutant with the ability to remove layers of skin, allowing her to change into metal, stone or other substances.

Height: 5'7" (presumably same as her 616 counterpart)
Weight: 128 lbs. (presumably same as her 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond, formerly brown

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas" (fb) - BTS) - Growing up in Cumberland, Kentucky, Paige knew her big brother Sam was a mutant.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas") - Paige was ecstatic when she learned her big brother had used his mutant powers to save their father and his fellow miner Rick Jenkins from a fatal mine cave-in and explosion. While recapping the situation with their family, the Guthries were surprised when Mr. Girkland entered the Guthrie household urging Sam to reconsider his offer to accept a government scholarship. Unbeknownst to the Guthries, Girkland had been sent by the US Army hoping to recruit Sam for their secret operation to turn mutants into living weapons, controlling their minds. Once again Sam explained he hadn't made up his mind and asked for more time to consider the opportunity, Mr. Girkland accepted.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas" - BTS) - Unbeknownst to the Guthries, Mr. Girkland quickly called in the US Army urging for a less subtle approach to convince the boy. To do so, the US Army send several undercover agents came to Cumberland to spread rumors of mutants giving off radiation to raise anti-mutant sentiment in the town.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas") - The following day, Paige was pleasantly surprised when famous X-Man Rogue arrived at the Guthrie household, introducing herself as Mrs. LeBeau. Revealing she worked with mutant children she and Sam went for a walk to talk.

   Later that night after Paige and Sam were confronted by Kenny Jenkins and his friends near Dan's Diner. Kenny, the son of the man he'd saved from the mine had falsely learned that Sam had been dating his girlfriend Shelley. Enraged at the fact mutant trash would even touch his girlfriend, Kenny and the boys beat up Sam. Upset, Toby, one of Kenny's friend urged them to stop, taking Paige inside Dan's Diner. Fed up with the bullys Sam used his mutant power to steer their pickup truck towards a cliff only letting go when Kenny apologized for his behavior. Sam and Paige quickly returned home to call Mr. Girkland, asking for his help, content their plan had worked Mr. Girkland sent his troops to secure Sam.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas") - Soon the full force of the X-Men arrived in Cumberland to save Sam, having learned of the army's secret operation to turn mutants into mindless weapons. The X-Men had arrived just in time as the Guthrie household had come under attack by the angry townsfolk of Cumberland, falsely believing Sam to be guilty of many of the town's problems. While Sam was off dealing with the US Army, the Guthrie household came under attack by the US Army's robots and their mutant weapon Unit One. The X-Men successfully dealt with the threat, rescuing the Guthries.

   With the threat dealt with the Guthries decided to pack up and move, no longer believing in the goodness of the Cumberland townsfolk. Upset about the Guthries' decision, Professor Xavier offered Sam a place at their school, Sam, however, didn't accept, determined to help his family build a new home.

(X-Men '92 I#1 - BTS) - After Professor Charles Xavier opened the Xavier Institute to the public, Paige Guthrie was one of the many young teenagers that enrolled at the Xavier Institute. Because of her mutation, she took the codename Husk.

(X-Men '92 I#1) - Gambit taught a class to the newly enrolled Husk, Chamber, M and Skin.

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

(X-Men '92 II#1) - Sometime during the first day of the semester Husk, Penance, Chamber and others witnessed the arrival of the Russian People's Protectorate who came looking for Maverick. Chamber was quick to note the school was getting better and better.

(X-Men '92 II#2) - Learning Jubilee had been bitten by the vampire Alpha Red, the Soviet Union's answer to Captain America the students gathered to discuss the issue. Un-elected student body president M informed Husk, Dead Girl, Vivisector and several other students she believed they were dealing with vampires. Although most were scared by the very idea, Vivisector, a werewolf-like mutant himself, was quick to note it was ridiculous. M, continued, asked the students what they knew could help them in the coming fight, Husk stated that a vampire couldn't enter a home unless he was invited, prompting the students to wonder about Jubilee who was already home. Suddenly lightning hit the school, causing a blackout during which Jubilee, now a vampire, appeared. Unbeknownst to the students the X-Men (Storm, Bishop and Psylocke) had taken student U-Go Girl to teleport them to Castle Dracula in the hopes of acquiring his help in defeating Alpha Red.

(X-Men '92 II#3 - BTS) - Jubilee bit and turned M, Kid Sensitive and Vivisector into vampires.

(X-Men '92 II#3) - Husk, Dead Girl and Artie Maddicks fled away from Jubilee and the recently turned students, fearing to become vampires themselves. Just as the threesome was about to be vamped by Kid Sensitive and M they were rescued by Beast, who'd remained behind in the school with Xavier. Moments later Husk and the others witnessed the arrival of Alpha Red, joined by the vamped People's Protectorate and X-Men Wolverine, Gambit, Rogue and the assassin Maverick. Fearing for their lives Husk, Dead Girl and Artie Maddicks watched as Beast ordered Chamber (who was with Xavier) to turn on the school's defense systems. Nevertheless Alpha Red easily gained access to the school and made his way to Cerebro and used it to boot up the Darkhold program to eliminate vampirekind's most pressing weakness and allow them to walk in the sunlight.

(X-Men '92 II#4) - While the recently returned X-Men and Dracula faced Alpha Red, Beast had managed to bring Husk, Chamber, Dead Girl and Artie Maddicks to Xavier's command room. From confinement Beast planned to digitally exorcise the Darkhold programming from Cerebro, asking for Dead Girl's help as her mutant abilities made her immune to the supernatural. While Dead Girl virtually encountered the Darkhold, Chamber noticed that vamped Rogue was trying to breach the command room. Determined to keep her friends save Husk shed her skin preparing to fight Rogue but was stopped by Beast who explained the room was built to withstand the Juggernaut. However, moments later Rogue with help from Gambit managed to destroy part of the wall, gaining access to the command room. All of them were rescued when Dead Girl gave the Darkhold her soul to whisper the words "no more vampires" causing the vampire-curse to be lifted on Earth, turning all back into humans. Thus dealing with the situation at hand.

(X-Men '92 II#10 (fb) - BTS) - Husk and other students were surprised by the sudden arrival of Cyclops and Jean Grey who'd traveled back in time from 2099 A.D. of Earth-928. The senior X-Men had acquired the Darkhold from President Doom (Victor von Doom of Earth-928) which could be used in the X-Men's fight against Xodus the Forgotten. Husk had to keep the Darkhold safe.

(X-Men '92 II#10) - Husk was present when Charles Xavier and Apocalypse discussed a plan to activate the latent x-gene in all humans to create a world full of mutants to stop Xodus the Forgotten. Apocalypse had originally planned to use S.W.O.R.D.'s alien technology to construct a device to do so but with the Peak down it was X-Men student Dead Girl who suggested they use the Darkhold to do so. Reminded of the Darkhold book, Cyclops asked Husk to bring it after which Dead Girl with Xavier's help was able to turn millions of humans into mutants. Husk presumably joined the millions of mutants in the fight against Xodus.

Comments: Created by Steven Melching, David McDermott (writers) and Philippines Animation Studios Inc. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Husk was voiced by Tara Strong.

On Earth-616, Paige's parents are called Thomas Zebulon and Lucinda Guthrie instead of Ed and Ellen.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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images: (without ads)
X-Men '92 I#8, p51 (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas" (first appearance)
X-Men '92 II#2, p17, pan1 (discussing the vampire issue)
X-Men '92 II#4, p7, pan5,6 (using her powers)
X-Men '92 II#10, p21, pan1 (with the Darkhold)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Hidden Agendas" (September 13, 1997) - Steven Melching, David McDermott (writers), Marcos Borregales, Vadim Sokolov (prop design), Roy Burdine, Mark Lewis (model designer), James Agnasin (model clean-up), Pat Agnasin (layout designer), Kelly Akins, Rey Zipagan (color backgrounds), La Donna Hanover (ink and paint), Patricia Mendelson (color key / ink and paint), Zhaoping Wei (layout designer), Joseph Dempsey, Romeo Francisco, Aleta Fritz-Kozak, Bob Fuentes III, Rick Hoberg, Tom Nesbitt, Danny Taverna, Tom Tholen, Danilo Tolentino Daniel Veesenmeyer (storyboard), Pat Agnasin, Ernie Chan, Vinton Heuck, Abel Laxamana, John T. Miller, Kirk Van Wormer (storyboard clean-up), Philippines Animation Studios Inc. (animation)
X-Men '92 I#8 (November, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#1 (May, 2016) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#2 (June, 2016) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#3 (July, 2016) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#4 (August, 2016) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#10 (February, 2017) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah, Cory Hamscher (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)


First Posted: 05/24/2020
Last Updated: 05/24/2020

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