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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-1191) mutant

Occupation: X.S.E. officer

Group Membership: X.S.E. (Amazon, Hecate, Recoil, Sureshot)

Affiliations: Xavier Security Enforcers cadets (Shirley Baylor, Lucas Bishop, Shard Bishop, Trevor Fitzroy, Hooper and unidentified others);
formerly Sentinels

Enemies: Emplates, Exhumes (Daemon, Virago)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Hound

Base of Operations: Xavier Security Enforcers Headquarters, Manhattan, New York;
   formerly Xavier Security Enforcers Headquarters West, presumably New York

First Appearance: X.S.E.#1 (November, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Trace is a mutant whose a successful tracker, however, if this is his mutant ability is unrevealed. As a X.S.E. officer, he received armed and unarmed combat training.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

(X.S.E.#1 - BTS) - The man who would become known as Trace grew up in the dystopian future of Earth-1191. He was presumably in one of the many concentration camps for mutants where he was tattooed over the right eye with an "M", marking him as a mutant.

(X.S.E.#1 (fb) - BTS) - Like many other mutants, Trace was forced to become a Hound, hordes of mutant trackers, brainwashed, scarred, and commissioned to track down and capture other mutants. Trace eventually broke away from the Sentinels.

(X.S.E.#1 (fb) - BTS) - After the Summers Rebellion, Trace became one of the founding members of the Xavier Security Enforcers alongside Sureshot, Amazon, Recoil and commanding officer Hecate. The X.S.E.'s mission; close the mutant relocation camps, stop the branding of mutants and police mutantkind. As such he regularly worked alongside Sureshot. His former guise as Hound earned him the codename Trace.

(X.S.E.#1 (fb) ) - Trace and Sureshot repeatedly came to blows with the Exhumes, a radical mutant group with hate for humanity. During one instance they chased Virago to a mutant relocation camp where the terrorist threatened to kill a young girl (Bishop's sister Shard). Afraid she would kill the mutant girl, Trace and Sureshot held back until Virago was caught off guard by a young Bishop. With Virago distracted, Sureshot shot the terrorist in the head, killing her.

(X.S.E.#1 - BTS) - Eventually the X.S.E. opened an academy to train younger generations of mutants to become X.S.E. officers. Trace was one of the teachers when young Bishop, Shard and Trevor Fitzroy enrolled as cadets.

(X.S.E.#1 (fb) ) - A year into the academy, senior X.S.E. officers Trace and Sureshot took their cadets on a training patrol. They, however, were ambushed by a group of Emplates, mutant energy-vampires, who easily broke Sureshot's neck, killing her after which Trace quickly followed.

(X.S.E.#2 (fb) ) - With Trace and Sureshot's lifeless bodies on the battlefield, the young cadets managed to work together under Bishop's leadership until X.S.E. reinforcements arrived to save the cadets.

Comments: Created by John Ostrander, Chris Gardner, Terry Austin & Tom Palmer

Although unrevealed, it seems likely Trace fought during the Summers Rebellion.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Trace has no known connections to:

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X.S.E.#1, p4, pan4 (main image)
X.S.E.#1, p21, pan1 (Fighting Emplates)
X.S.E.#2, p1, pan1 (death)

X.S.E.#1 (November, 1996) - John Ostrander (writer), Chris Gardner (pencils), Terry Austin, Tom Palmer (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X.S.E.#2 (December, 1996) - John Ostrander (writer), Deodato Studios (pencils, inks ), Kelly Corvese (editor)

First Posted: 12/03/2020
Last Updated: 12/03/2020

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