Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Dark Riders (Barrage, Deadbolt, Dirt Nap, Gauntlet, Harddrive, Hurricane, Psynapse, Spyne, Tusk)

Affiliations: Genesis (Tyler Dayspring), Jamil

Enemies: Caliban, Cyber (Silas Burr), Foxbat, Faye Livingstone, X-Men (Beast/Henry McCoy, Cable/Nathan Summers, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Domino/Neena Thurman, Jean Grey, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James Howlett)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Akkaba, Egypt

First Appearance: Cable II#17 (November, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: As a mutant, Lifeforce has the power to drain life energy from another, up until they die. She appears to need physical touch to activate her powers, which gives off a pink energy discharge. Lifeforce has some combat training, and particularly seems to like high kicks and jumps.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Blonde

(Cable II#19 (fb) - BTS) - The time-traveling Genesis (Tyler Dayspring) took over the Dark Riders, adding mutants Lifeforce, Hurricane, Spyne, and Deadbolt to the team.

(Cable II#17) - In Egypt, Foxbat was hunted down and killed by the new Dark Riders, who determined he was unworthy, and Lifeforce, speaking in a creepy whisper, killed him with a kiss. Later, with Barrage now, the Dark Riders hunted Caliban in the Morlock Tunnels, and they found a team of X-Men (Cable, Domino, Storm) there. During the fight, Lifeforce fought Domino and began draining her life, but a rock fell on Lifeforce's head (likely due to Domino's luck powers). Soon, Hard-Drive teleported the Dark Riders away, promising Gauntlet that he would be punished for engaging in battle with Cable against orders.

(Cable II#18) - In Egypt, Cable, Domino, Storm, and Caliban arrived in Egypt and began battling the Dark Riders, with Lifeforce grabbing Storm before Cable shot at her to get her to release Storm. When Harddrive teleported the Riders away, the mutants pursued them back to the destroyed city of Akkaba, where Genesis was revealed as the leader of the Dark Riders.

(Cable II#19) - Cable, Storm, Domino, and Caliban battled the Dark Riders in Egypt. Cable briefly surrendered to Genesis, and he was placed in stasis next to Foxbat and Hurricane as Lifeforce watched. The mutants attacked, and Domino hit Lifeforce with a knee to her face. As the base exploded around them, Genesis had Harddrive teleport them all away at the last moment.

(Wolverine II#93) - Genesis sent Lifeforce, Spyne, and Hurricane to apprehend Cyber and they broker Cyber out of jail.

(Wolverine: Origins#12 (fb) ) - Lifeforce, Spyne, and Hurricane broke Cyber out of jail.

(Wolverine II#94) - Hurricane, Spyne, and Lifeforce returned Cyber to Akkaba, where they were met by Jamil, an agent of Candra, and he led them forward into the citadel. In a moment of frustration, Spyne threatened to eat Cyber's spleen.

(X-Men Annual '95) - Genesis assembled the Dark Riders (Gauntlet, Hurricane, Lifeforce, Spyne, Deadbolt) to apprehend Jean Grey, so he could use her to read the mind of Faye Livingstone, an elderly woman who held secrets about the past of Mr. Sinister. Harddrive teleported the team, who kidnapped Jean after a brief battle with the Beast.

(Wolverine II#95) - Gauntlet, Hurricane, Spyne, Lifeforce, and Genesis watched Cyber battle with a Wolverine construct.

(Wolverine II#96) - Lifeforce, Spyne, and Hurricane helped Genesis place Cyber in an experimental chamber, where Cyber fought back, punching Hurricane out of the room until Hurricane used winds to blow Cyber into the room, locking the door behind him.

(Wolverine II#100 (fb) - BTS) - The Dark Riders gathered hundreds of sarcophagi and placed them in piles in a psychic ring around the tomb of Apoalypse. Genesis planned to revive the villain. Genesis also added Dirt Nap to the team.

(Wolverine II#99) - At the citadel in Akkaba, Gauntlet, Hurricane, and Deadbolt oversaw the transport of human civilians inside at Genesis' orders. Wolverine made a sound seeing one civilian get beat, and Gauntlet thought he heard him, but he assumed it was a predator. Inside, Genesis apprehended Wolverine, and Lifeforce joined the others into putting Wolverine in a containment unit. Genesis planned to use the Adamantium that had been removed from Cyber to implant on Wolverine's skeleton, then to erase Wolverine's memories and make him the leader of his Riders.

(Wolverine II#100) - Cannonball attacked but was easily defeated by the Riders, then the machine exploded, sending scraps of Adamantium across the room, killing both Lifeforce and Hurricane instantly.

Comments: Created by Jeph Loeb, Steve Skroce, Mike Sellers, Matt Ryan, and Kevin Dvorak.

Oh, the 90s. Top-side pony-tail. Check. Too-tight swim-suit. Check. Ackward goggles. Check. Terrible shoulder pads. Check. Terrible powers. Check. Creepy whisper. Check. This character covers it all. She's got to be the worst of this batch of Dark Riders, and that is saying something when you are competing against Hurricane with his mohawk. While her teammates were all resurrected for future missions, Lifeforce didn't make the cut. Years later, Selene gathered a bunch of life-draining obscure mutants (like Mortis and Senyaka) to be part of her little death squad in Necrosha, but Lifeforce wasn't there either.

Profile by Chadman.

Lifeforce has no known connections to:

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Wolverine II#94, p2, pan1 (main)
Wolverine II#99, cover (face)
Cable II#17, p4, pan3 (using powers)

Cable II#17 (November, 1994) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Steve Skroce (penciler), Mike Sellers, Matt Ryan, Kevin Dvorak (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Cable II#18 (December, 1994) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Steve Skroce (penciler), Mike Sellers, Matt Ryan, Hilary Barta, John Lowe, Ken Branch, WC Carani (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Cable II#19 (Janury, 1995) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Steve Skroce (penciler), Mike Sellers, Kevin Conrad (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#93 (September, 1995) - Larry Hama (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Dan Green, Matt Ryan (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#94 (October, 1995) - Larry Hama (writer), Chris Alexander (penciler), Mike Sellers, Al Milgrom (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men Annual '95 (October, 1995) - JM DeMatteis, Ralph Macchio (writers), Terry Dodson, John PAul Leon (ipencilers), Jon Holdredge, Shan Martinborough (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Wolverine II#95 (November, 1995) - Larry Hama (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Dan Green, Matt Ryan (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#96 (December, 1995) - Larry Hama (writer), Adam Kubert, Luciano Lima (pencilers), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#99-100 (March-April, 1996) - Larry Hama (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine: Origins#12 (May, 2007) - Daniel Way (writer), Steve Dillon (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)

First Posted: 08/11/2020
Last updated: 08/11/2020

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