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CURSE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant, citizen of Krakoa

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Anole (Victor Borkowski), Armor (Hisako Ichiki), Cable (Nathan Summers), Cam, Cosmar (Natashia Repina), Dust/Sooraya Qadir, Leonara Eng, Excalibur (Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Rictor/Julio Richter, Rogue/Anna Marie), Fauna (Desmond Ochoa-Diaz), Fish, Icarus (Jay Guthrie), Julia, Lockheed, Magik (Illyana Rasputin), Nature Girl (Lin Li), New Mutants (Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Danielle Moonstar, Warlock, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair), Petra, Pixie (Megan Gwynn), Rain Boy (Carl Aalston), Red Queen (Kate Pryde), Scout (Gabby Kinney), Sprite (Jia Jing), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Trance (Hope Abbott), Warpath (James Proudstar), White Queen (Emma Frost), Pete Widom, Jacob Williams

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Fort, Akademos Habitat, Krakoa;
formerly unrevealed

First Appearance: Marauders I#1 (October, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Curse is a mutant who has a physical mutation, she has pink skin, elf-like ears and scale-like hair. Given her codename it's likely she has some additional abilities although these are as of yet unrevealed. As an inhabitant of Krakoa she's able to read and speak Krakoan and has access to the many Krakoan portals granting her access to the corners of the world and beyond.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 4'2")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 72 lbs.)
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None, pink scales/quills

History:

(Marauders I#1 - BTS) - When Charles Xavier and Magneto established the sovereign mutant nation of Krakoa, Curse was one of the many mutants answering the call and came to live on Krakoa.

(New Mutants IV#15 - BTS) - Curse, Fauna and other younger mutants came to live in the Fort, which is part of the Akademos Habitat, designed to act as home, education center and training facility to younger mutants.

(Marauders I#1) - Curse was one of the mutants who witnessed the arrival of Kate Pryde to Krakoa. Since Pryde wasn't able to travel through the Krakoan gates she had to use a small ship to reach the island on her own. Now on Krakoa, Pryde once again tried to step through a Krakoan gate while Curse commented she heard about the mutant that couldn't use gates. Annoyed at the smart alec, Pryde replied Curse was the kid everybody wanted to fight. Just then, Iceman showed up, welcoming Pryde to Krakoa.

(Cable IV#1 (fb) - BTS) - Having befriended Fauna, another Krakoan mutant, the duo played near the Arak Coral (a portion of Arakko which had re-merged with Krakoa) when Fauna ran off. Afraid to tell the grownups Curse sought out the young Cable.

(Cable IV#1) - Curse managed to locate Cable and his friends Pixie and Armor near the Quarry where she asked for his help. Cable, Pixie and Armor set out to find Fauna, fighting a large beast and gaining the Light of Galador in the process.

(Marauders I#12) - Learning Kate Pryde had finally been resurrected (she was killed by Sebastian Shaw) after many failed attempts, Curse joined a large gathering of mutants rescued by Kate Pryde and the Hellfire Trading Company to welcome he back to the land of the living.

(Excalibur IV#17) - When members of Excalibur used the Hub (the crystal cave through which mutants can reach any number of other Krakoan habitats and gateways) to move their belongings to the Braddock Lighthouse in Cornwall, Curse was present to welcome Pete Wisdom to Krakoa, offering a floral wreath. Curse's presence took Wisdom off guard who quickly refused her offer and walked away.

(New Mutants IV#14) - Curse, Trance, Icarus and several other young mutants were present in Krakoa's Wild Hunt where Warpath and the New Mutants demonstrated how to use their mutant powers in synergy. Witnessing an amazing battle the young mutants cheered.

(New Mutants IV#15 (fb) - BTS) - The Fort, Curse's home, was partly destroyed by a group of mutant bullies who also lived in the Akademos Habitat. Fearing retaliation, Curse and the other young mutants decided to keep their identity a secret in fear of repercussion.

(New Mutants IV#15) - Learning of the Fort's destruction, Magik came to investigate and questioned Curse and the other youngsters who refused to talk. The young Fauna, however, revealed the truth to Magik who then set out to teach the bullies a lesson.

(New Mutants IV#16) - Having confronted the bullies, Magik ordered them to rebuild the Fort while Curse and other youngsters watched. One of them, Jacob Williams, handed Curse a doll of Jean Grey to make up for his bad behavior.

(New Mutants IV#18) - Curse was present amongst many mutants in the Arena to watch as Karma participated in the Crucible, a ceremony in which a (former) mutant had to battle for the chance to be killed and reborn a true mutant. Karma participated as she was bonded to her twin brother's life essence and hoped they could properly resurrect him.

Comments: Created by Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli.

Curse's appearance in Marauders I#12 (2020) is a bit problematic. She appears as one of the many mutants saved and brought to Krakoa by Kate Pryde and the Hellfire Trading Company. The thing is, Curse was already on Krakoa before Pryde founded the Marauders. Then again, Curse could've just snuck in. Curse, supposedly also appears in Excalibur IV#17 (2021) where she welcomes Pete Wisdom to Krakoa. Her appearance differs somewhat from her other appearances but seeing the character has the same skintone, shapes on her head, eye-color and color of dress are somewhat the same we can assume it's the same character.

In New Mutants IV#15 and #16, Curse's home is shown to be destroyed by a group of mutant teenagers also living in the Akademos Habitat. These are six mutant teenagers of whom three have been identified as New Mutants writer Vita Ayala has shared more information on some of her creations on Twitter.
1. Jacob Williams, poc guy with black curls, a mutant who seemingly has control over plant-life. According to Ayala "Jacob is a trans guy, serious, a bit of a meathead, but that hides his vulnerability"
2. Leonara Eng, asian girl with glasses, a mutant who seemingly has some psychic abilities. According to Ayala "Leonara is a trans gal, literal genius but also baffled by people - she tries tho, she's very friendly)"
3. Julia, a mutant girl with green hair and a beast-like right arm which grants her some form of enhanced strenght, she's supposedly a psychic as well. Julia was first seen in Nate Grey's pocket dimension in Age of X-Man: Prisoner X#2 (2019).
The three other bully's include a boy with a fiery tattoo over his eye who can create fire from his hands, turning his hands and arms black in the process, another boy who possesses grey gargoyle-like wings granting him flight and lastly another boy who has a beast-like appearance including brown fur and razor-sharp teeth, he presumably has some enhanced strength and durability.

This profile was completed 7/17/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Curse has no known connections to


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Marauders I#12, p2, pan1 (main image)
Marauders I#1, p6, pan3&4 (on Krakoan soil)
Excalibur IV#17, p10, 5 (welcoming Pete Wisom)
New Mutants IV#16, p12, pan2 (receives a present from Jacob Williams)


Appearances:
Marauders I#1 (October, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Matteo Lolli (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson (editors)
Cable IV#1 (March, 2020) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Phil Noto (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Marauders I#12 (September, 2020) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mateo Lolli (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Chris Robinson, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Excalibur IV#17 (January, 2021) - Tini Howard (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
New Mutants IV#14 (February, 2021) - Vita Ayala (writer), Rod Reis (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
New Mutants IV#15 (March, 2021) - Vita Ayala (writer), Rod Reis (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
New Mutants IV#16 (April, 2021) - Vita Ayala (writer), Rod Reis (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)
New Mutants IV#18 (May, 2021) - Vita Ayala (writer), Rod Reis (pencils, inks), Annalise Bissa, Jordan D. White (editors)


First Posted: 09/11/2021
Last Updated: 12/28/2021

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