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RANDOM
Earth-92131

Real Name: Marshall Stone III

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

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: X-Tremists (Adam X/Adam Neramani, Maggott/Japheth, Marrow/Sarah)

Affiliations: Acolytes (Burner/Byron Calley, Chrome/Allen Marc Yuric, Fabian Cortez, Delgado/Marco Delgado, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Unuscione/Carmella Unuscione), Ape, Arclight (Philippa Sontag), Blockbuster (Michael Baer), Copycat (Vanessa Carlysle), Erg, Forearm (Michael McCain), Glow Worm, Kangaroo (Frank Oliver), Lady Gardener, Lifter (Ned Lathrop), Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Mole, Peeper (Peter Quinn), Dr. Taylor Prescott, President Robert Kelly, Senyaka, Shocker (Randall Darby), Slither (Aaron Salomon), Strobe, Sunder, Dr. Darrell Tanaka, Tommy, Watchdog, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/ Remy LeBeau, Professor X/Charles Xavier)

Enemies: Genoshan magistrates, Chet Lambert, Sentinels, Solarr (Bill Braddock), Xodus the Forgotten;
formerly Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), X-Factor (Forge, Havok/Alex Summers, Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Strong Guy/Guido Carosella, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair), X-Men (Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Professor X/Charles Xavier), X-Men students (Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, M/Monet St. Croix)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Skull Mesa, Nevada, United States of America;
   formerly Asteroid M, Earth's orbit;
   formerly unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Random is a mutant whose body is made of morphing protoplasm which can change into almost any shape he can imagine and commonly changes his forearms into weapons. He is able to rapidly regenerate damaged limbs.

Height: 5'1" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 175 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Black, red when using powers or enraged
Hair: Black

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" - BTS) - Random and mutants from around the world watched as Magneto spoke at the United Nations, announcing the liberation of mutantkind. Magneto revealed that he and several missing scientists had built a mutant-only home on Asteroid M in the Earth's orbit. Magneto invited all mutants, explaining a first exodus would take place near Genosha.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I") - Eager to join Magneto and move to Asteroid M, Random quickly made his way to a local airport where large groups of mutants had gathered to buy a ticket to the African nation where the first exodus would take place. Random and several other mutants gathered on the African planes where Charles Xavier, Gambit and Beast of the X-Men had gathered hoping to persuade Magneto to stop his plan, fearing other nations would retaliate. Soon Magneto arrived with his transport welcoming the mutants and X-Men aboard. Instead of bringing the mutants directly to Asteroid M, Magneto first went to Genosha to free their enslaved mutants.

   Upon arrival Magneto urged the Genoshan mutants to cast off their bonds and join them, in a mighty show of force Random, Arclight, Tommy and the other mutants left the transport to form a powerful front. Magneto's call, however, was answered by the Genoshan magistrates who refused to release their prisoners which in turn led to the mutant convoy to attack them. Assisted by the Acolytes (a group of mutants pledging allegiance to Magneto's righteous cause) a fierce battle followed in which Random and the mutants quickly gained the upper hand, prompting the Genoshan magistrates to release a group of Sentinels to level the playing field. In the end Magneto, repowered by his Acolyte Fabian Cortez destroyed the Sentinels, forcing the Genoshan magistrates to flee and freed the Genoshan mutants.

   Finally arriving on Asteroid M, Random and the other newcomers were welcomed and some of them even invited to a ceremonial toast alongside Magneto. Disappointed Magneto wasn't the fearless leader he'd hoped for, Fabian Cortez confronted Magneto, taking away his powers. Believing Magneto would serve their cause better as a martyr Cortez trapped him in his chambers and opened the airlock, causing Magneto's chambers to be pulled into Earth's atmosphere. Suspicious of Asteroid M's alarm, X-Men Beast and Gambit quickly located Cortez only to be accused of killing their enigmatic leader Magneto.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II") - Although Professor X and Beast successfully escaped, Gambit was taken prisoner by the Acolytes. Random, Peepers, Slither and several other mutants called out for his blood when Cortez presented them with Gambit, the supposed assassin of Magneto. Sometime later Cortez addressed world leaders, threatening to attack them unless they would release all mutants in captivity and pay restitution for human crimes against them, a feat which Random, Ape, Copycat and other mutants celebrated. Unbeknownst to Random and the others, a small strike team of X-Men arrived at Asteroid M to not only save Gambit but deactivate all of Asteroid M's active warheads. In the end Magneto, revived, destroyed the active warheads after which he attacked and defeated Cortez. In a mighty show of force Magneto finally destroyed Asteroid M, Random and all other mutants were safely returned to the African planes, under the watchful eyes of MjNari and the Black Panther.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - Random moved to Skull Mesa, Nevada where Dr. Taylor Prescott had established a community where mutants could live in peace. However, the town was soon taken over by the villainous Solarr and his allies Chet Lambert and Toad after learning of it's underground goldmine. Dr. Taylor Prescott opposed the villains but was placed in suspended animation and soon had all of the town's residents living in fear by attacking anyone who questioned his authority, forcing some like Random, Forearm, Slither and Sunder to work in the gold mine.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - When the X-Man Cyclops had come to Skull Mesa to meet his old friend Dr. Taylor Prescott he was confronted by Solarr and his allies. Through the following days Cyclops learned Solarr had taken over the city forcing the residents to live in fear. Determined to stop Solarr, a temporary depowered Cyclops fought back.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried") - Random, Reaper, Senyaka and several other mutants gathered at the town's square when Solarr openly confronted Cyclops. Solarr falsely claimed Cyclops was one of the subversives who wished to destroy their lives, something he'd warned the townspeople of before. Solarr continued, explaining that a crystal sculpture Cyclops was carrying was in fact a transmitter to summon his friends. Cyclops, who was bound to a large golden sculpture of Solarr with Toad's green muck urged the townsfolk to see Solarr for who he really was, a tyrant who held the innocent Dr. Taylor Prescott in the goldmine. Deciding to finally stand up to Solarr, one of the townsfolk, Tusk attacked Solarr and freed Cyclops. As a full fledged fight erupted other townsfolk like the Lady Gardener and Dr. Darrell Tanaka helped Cyclops while others like Arclight, Slither, Copycat, Ape and Sunder stood with Solarr. Cyclops, repowered thanks to Tanaka used his optic blast on the crystal sculpture to take them out with a single blast. Random kept Lady Gardener safe after which he joined the attack against Solarr. When Solarr was defeated Dr. Prescott was quickly freed and was reunited with Cyclops after which he told the X-Man they would deal with Solarr and his men in Skull Mesa.

(X-Men '92 II#7 - BTS) - Random along with Maggott and Marrow joined the X-Tremists a group of extremist mutants led by Adam X. The group decided to visit Lilapalooza, a momentous outdoor music festival headlined by Lila Cheney.

(X-Men '92 II#7) - When Lila Cheney suddenly teleported away in the middle of a concert (due to Fabian Cortez's involvement) the audience witnessed the government sanctioned X-Factor take to the stage. Seeing those who they viewed as mutants sellouts working with the government Random and the others believed they had been tricked and Sentinels would arrive any moment. Enraged Random and the others attacked X-Factor.

(X-Men '92 II#8) - During the fight that followed Random took on Havok while X-Factor kept telling them they had not come to arrest them. However when Charles Xavier arrived with Jubilee and two of his new students Monet and Chamber the radical mutants focused their attention on Xavier. Eventually the super humanly strong Monet defeated Random after which President Robert Kelly arrived with his entourage breaking up the fight.

(X-Men '92 II#9) - The X-Tremists and other attendees of the Lilapalooza were in for a shock when suddenly the giant hand of the banished Celestial, Xodus the Forgotten returned to their dimension. Unbeknownst to the mutants Xodus planned to destroy Earth fearing mutantkind would one day ascend and replace the Celestials. Chaos soon followed as the Lilapalooza attendees panicked until Xavier used his telepathic abilities to calm everybody, including Random, down. However, only Adam X proved immune and witnessed the arrival of the X-Men and Apocalypse with a following of "evil" mutants.

(X-Men '92 II#10) - In the end Xavier and Apocalypse worked together, knowing that only a world full of mutants could defeat Xodus the Forgotten and save the world from destruction. When millions of humans replied to Xavier's message to have their latent x-gene activated and join the fight against Xodus it was X-Men student Dead Girl with Xavier's help who used the Darkhold to do so, although Xavier gave his life in the process. Random then joined millions of mutants in the fight against Xodus.

Comments: Created by Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

The "previously" text of X-Men '92 II#9 (January, 2017) revealed Adam X's group of radical mutants were called the X-Tremists.

Secret Wars saw the return of X-Men The Animates Series reality as one of the forty-one domains of Battleworld in Secret Wars. 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 was released which saw the reality of Earth-92131 fully restored.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Random has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II" (cheering Fabian Cortez)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (watching Solarr attack Cyclops)
X-Men '92 II#7, p13, pan4 (X-Tremists)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995) - Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II" (October 28, 1995) - Jeff Saylor (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (February 17, 1996) - Mark Onspaugh (writer), Frank Brunner (model design), Mark Lewis (model design, prop design, storyboard clean-up), Darrel Bowen, Russell Chong, Steve Olds (prop design), Frank Squillance (prop design, layout design, storyboards), Cesar Magsombol, Wayne Shulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Agnasin, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard clean-up), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sue Peters (animation director), Larry Houston (producer, director, storyboards), Sharon Janis (associate producer, editor)
X-Men '92 II#7 (November, 2016) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#8 (December, 2016) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Alti Firmansyah (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 II#9 (January, 2017) - 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: 05/01/2020
Last Updated: 05/01/2020

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