Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutant
Group Membership: Morlocks (Annalee, Ape, Caliban, Callisto, Erg, Glow Worm, Leech, Marianna, Plague, Scaleface, Sunder, Tar Baby, Tommy, unidentified others)
Affiliations: X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Gambit/ Remy LeBeau, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)
formerly X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Gambit/ Remy LeBeau, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Morlock tunnels, New York City, New York
First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (January 30, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Masque is a mutant with the ability to shape other people's appearances with his hands like living wax. Masque, however, is unable to affect his own hideous face.
Height: 5'6" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 140 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" - BTS) - Cast out from society because of his physical mutation, Masque became part of the Morlocks, a group of mutants living in the abandoned sewer tunnels and atomic bomb shelters that honeycomb Manhattan.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" - BTS) - Callisto, leader of the Morlocks became aware of the mutant heroes the X-Men, determined to have Cyclops rule by her side and produce an heir, Callisto sent the young Leech to gain their attention.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts") - Callisto's plan proved successful as they soon lured Cyclops and Jean Grey and a group of unsuspecting humans into the tunnels where Masque, Tar Baby, Erg, Plague and Sunder awaited them. Tar Baby quickly trapped the humans by sealing the entrance shut after which the others attacked the humans until Jean Grey reopened the entrance. Masque and the others proved no match for the senior X-Men and were quickly forced to retreat until the empath Annalee forced them to sleep allowing the Morlocks to capture the X-Men.
Masque was present sometime later when the X-Men regained consciousness and learned Callisto wanted to produce an heir with Cyclops. The Morlocks, however, were unable to stop the telepathic Jean Grey from warning her teammates. The Morlocks prepared for the coming battle.
But when X-Men Storm, Rogue, Gambit and Wolverine arrived in the Morlock tunnels to safe their friends, Masque, Erg and Leech were seen running away from Storm. The X-Men freed Jean Grey from Annalee's hypnotic control after which they found "Cyclops". But when Wolverine learned it was in fact the shapeshifting Ape total chaos erupted as the X-Men fought the Morlocks to find Cyclops. During this fight Masque was amongst the first to be taken out by Jean Grey and her psychic blasts. In the end it was Storm who challenged Callisto over control of the Morlocks and won. Using her new powers as leader of the Morlocks, Storm urged the tunnel dwellers to join them above ground and offered a home in the X-Mansion. The Morlocks refused, believing that only when humans and mutants could coexist they could join them.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" - BTS) - When Leech had fallen ill, Ape and Annalee brought the little boy to a hospital only to be refused when Leech inadvertently caused a nurse to faint. At whit's end, the Morlocks hijacked an ambulance to acquire medicines which they crashed into the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center where X-Men Storm, Wolverine and Jubilee enjoyed some downtime after doing their Christmas shopping. Begging for help, their official leader, Storm vowed to help Leech.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas") - Masque, Erg, Glow Worm and many other Morlocks were present when Ape and Annalee returned with the X-Men. Upon examining the boy, Wolverine was certain Leech couldn't be moved lest he die. It was then decided Wolverine would perform a blood transfusion while they would send for Beast. Masque and the Morlocks watched as Ape transformed into a bed for Wolverine to lay on for the duration of the blood transfusion. As the X-Men and Morlocks waited they offered Storm and Jubilee to join them for dinner as it was Christmas Eve. Not long after the blood transfusion was deemed a success as Leech recovered just as Beast arrived. To share the Christmas feeling with the Morlocks, Jubilee gave them the Christmas presents she'd bought earlier for her friends as both X-Men and Morlocks joined in the festivities.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith;
adapted by Robert Skir, Marty Isenber and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)
When, in 2015's Secret Wars, the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets it appeared as if Reality-92131 was drafted onto Battleworld as the Westchester domain. All Earth-92131 profiles on the Marvel Appendix reflected that information, however, this has since been debunked with the news that the original X-Men: The Animated Series will receive a brand new season to pick up where the original series ended. As such the reality seen in two volumes of X-Men '92 (2015-2017) now have their own reality-designation. The X-Men '92: House of XCII 2022 series was inspired by both the animated series and Hickman's House of X run but is its own separate reality. Nearly thirty years after X-Men: The Animated Series first debuted the new season will appear on Disney+ in fall 2023.
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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (facing Jean Grey)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" (checking on Leech)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Captive Hearts" (January 30, 1993) - Robert Skir, Marty Isenber (writers), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Mendelson (color key design), Dan Fausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboards), Fred Carillo Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombol, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Have yourself a Morlock little Christmas" (December 23, 1995) - Larry Parr, Eric Leward (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Marcos Borregales, Darrel Bown, Claude Denis, Warren Greenwood, Mark Lewis, Andre Nieves, Steve Olds, Shayne Poindexter (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Claude Denis, Tenny Henson, Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Helga Vanden Berge (ink and paint), Yung Woo Kim, Laura Rasey Miller, Sung Woo (color backgrounds), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (color backgrounds), Jerry Acerno, Patrick Archibald, Francisco Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Troy D. Adomitis, Dell Barras, Armando Carrillo, Greg Garcia, Tenny Henson, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Sosnowski, Keith Tucker, Rick Hoberg, David Simons, Frank Squillace, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Aganasin, Gerald Forton, Ernie G. Guanlao, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Mike Sosnowski, Marcos Borregales, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Mark Lewis, Tec Manalac (storyboard cleanup), Sem Animation (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
First Posted: 03/07/2023
Last Updated: 03/07/2023
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