SELBY

Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Selby (full name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Terrorist

Group Membership: Mutant Liberation Front (Forearm/Michael McCain, Moonstar/Danielle Moonstar, Wildside/Richard Gill, others)

Affiliations: Moonstar (Danielle Moonstar)

Enemies: Excalibur (Captain Britain/Brian Braddock, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Meggan, Pete Wisdom), Dr. Moira MacTaggert

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: Excalibur I#104 (December, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Selby was a mutant with the ability to completely intuit binary computer language.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Excalibur I#104 (fb) - BTS) - Selby joined the terrorist Mutant Liberation Front (MLF) and he was almost immediately utilized in the MLF's mission to steal data on the Legacy Virus from Muir Island.

(Excalibur I#104) - From a stealth MLF ship, Selby reported to Moonstar about a ship leaving Muir Island that housed two mutant signatures and a machine signature representing Excalibur's Douglock. Moonstar responded by asking Selby if he had any luck breaking through the tight beam satellite link and Selby arrogantly remarked on how the link was impossible for any hacking program (including NORAD) to translate except a mutant binary language intuit like himself. Hacking through the link into Muir Island's computers, Selby was asked by Moonstar if the Legacy Virus data was present as their leak said it would be. Selby confirmed and mentioned that he had also stumbled into something called the Xavier Protocols. Looking into the Protocols data, Selby reported to Moonstar that the Xavier Protocols were documents on various ways to kill the X-Men and suggested the Protocols were definitely something to look into, reminding Moonstar that they had six minutes until the rest of the MLF was ready for their attack. Moonstar had Selby proceed with viewing the Xavier Protocols. Selby then regrouped with the other MLF members for an attack on Muir Island, which brought them into conflict with the heroic Excalibur team. Selby was present when Wildside announced the MLF's presence and Forearm demanded Muir Island's sensitive information on the Legacy Virus. As members of the MLF battled Captain Britain and Meggan, Selby made his way further into Muir Island with Moonstar as Colossus and Pete Wisdom reported the invasion to Dr. Moira MacTaggert. When Dr. MacTaggert attempted to use Muir Island's own security systems against the MLF, Selby used his power to disable the Island's computers and informed Dr. MacTaggert that their electronics would return to normal once the MLF had gotten what they wanted. Selby then arrogantly announced that the MLF would be seizing all of Dr. MacTaggert's Legacy Virus data in the interests of liberating all mutants from the human yoke. Moonstar then took over the discussion as Selby began hacking, informing Dr. MacTaggert that she had become too publicly well-known and that the integrity of Muir Island could no longer be trusted to house the Legacy Virus data as well as the Xavier Protocols.

Comments: Created by John Arcudi, James Felder, Bryan Hitch, Rob Haynes, Scott Koblish, Paul Neary and Rick Ketchum.

Strangely enough, Selby did not appear at all in Excalibur I#105, which continued the story of the MLF vs. Excalibur over the Legacy Virus. One has to wonder what happened to him....perhaps he was abandoned by the rest of the MLF and arrested along with the MLF generic soldiers present in the battle?

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Selby has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Excalibur I#104, p17, pan1 (Selby, main image)
Excalibur I#104, p10, pan6 (Selby, headshot)
Excalibur I#104, p10, pan7 (Selby, headshot with glasses lowered)


Appearances:
Excalibur I#104 (December, 1996) - John Arcudi (plot), James Felder (script), Bryan Hitch, Rob Haynes (pencils), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Paul Neary, Rick Ketchum (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)


First Posted: 04/21/2019
Last updated: 04/22/2019

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