Real Name: Cody Robbins
Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutate (The Colony)
Group Membership: The Colony
Affiliations: Acanti, Colony Queen, Colony troop-leader;
Enemies: X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed galaxy/star system;
formerly unrevealed American town
First Appearance: flashback: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (February 20, 1993);
fully seen: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain" (February, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Cody Robbins was a normal human without any superhuman abilities. After being infected by Colony spores, Robbins gained enhanced durability, agility and appeared unaffected by Rogue's mutant touch. After fully transformed into one of the Colony he gained all of their abilities and green reptilian-appearance.
Height: Unrevealed (as Colony creature approximately 6'6"; as Cody Robbins approximately 5'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (as Colony creature approximately 200 lbs.; as Cody Robbins approximately 145 lbs.)
Eyes: Red, formerly blue
Hair: None, formerly blond
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (fb) - BTS) - The young Cody Robbins became Rogue's first boyfriend.
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (fb) / X-Men: The Animated Series - "A Rogue's Tale" (fb)) - During a romantic evening, Robbins brought his girlfriend Rogue to the river where the shared their first kiss. However, without a warning Rogue suddenly manifested her mutant powers causing her to absorb Cody's life force which inadvertently rendering the boy comatose.
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" - BTS) - Robbins was brought to the hospital where he spend the following three days in a coma.
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" - BTS) - News of Robbins fate quickly reached Rogue's father who disowned his daughter for being a mutant. Rogue in turn ran away from town before Robbins could even wake up which lead her to eventually be taken in by Mystique and the Brotherhood of Mutants.
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain" (fb) - BTS) - Preparing for her passing, the extraterrestrial Colony Queen chose Rogue as the perfect host body to produce a new queen. Fearing a direct attack would result in failure the Colony decided to use Cody Robbins as a pawn to convince Rogue to join them willingly. After locating Robbins they dusted him spores which would slowly transform him into one of the Colony.
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain") - Cody Robbins, under the influence of the Colony, reached out to Rogue after which the two met up in the city. After reacquainting themselves Robbins pulled Rogue into a nearby alley where one of the Colony secretly dusted Rogue with the spores. After sharing a kiss (without her mutant powers being activated) Rogue fell unconscious after which the Colony appeared again while Robbins already expressed his deepest regrets of causing his love pain.
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain") - The following day, Robbins joined Rogue on a trip to the X-Men headquarters so she could ask her mentor, Professor Xavier, for some time off to discover if she and Robbins could have a future together. Professor Xavier, however, refused Rogue's request as they'd just received Wolverine's cry for help (having dealt with the Colony on his own). Upset, Rogue refused to help the X-Men and took off with Robbins. Robbins and Rogue boarded one of the X-Men's smaller jets as Robbins set course for the Colony's ship unaware the X-Men were also on route to help Wolverine.
The duo arrived amidst a fiery battle between the Colony and the X-Men, shocked to learn she'd been brought to extraterrestrials who were fighting her friends she questioned Cody's motives who could only stutter it was the only way for them to be together. Robbins stood by as Rogue tried to help her friends until they were surrounded by the Colony. Just then, Wolverine, who'd been dusted with the spores before, began transforming into one of the Colony. Still in control of himself, Wolverine fled the scene leaving the X-Men behind to be captured. Having been defeated, the X-Men were helpless to watch as Cody Robbins also transformed into one of the Colony. Desperate for help, Storm telepathically reached out to Professor hoping their mentor could rescue them.
Robbins escorted Rogue inside the Acanti ship while the other Colony members brought the unconscious Beast, Gambit and Storm inside. Rogue pleaded with Cody to understand what had happened, Cody explained it was the only way the two of them could be truly together. But just as Rogue herself began transforming into one of the Colony the Colony Queen herself appeared. The Colony Queen took hold of Rogue and reassured the mutant there was no turning back, explaining she'd been chosen to become a Colony Queen herself to follow in her footsteps. The Queen continued, revealing Cody Robbins had been nothing more than a pawn to reach her, this news caused Rogue to breakdown believing she once again was the cause for Cody's suffering.
Just then, Wolverine returned, seemingly healed from the Colony parasite, took hold of Rogue's bare skin causing her to absorb Wolverine's healing factor. Rogue apologized to Cody as they would never be part of the Colony together after which she used Wolverine's healing factor to purge herself of the infestation. Healed, Rogue and Wolverine freed Beast, Gambit and Storm but were opposed by the Colony Queen and her troops. In a final effort to trap the X-Men, the Colony Queen ordered the Acanti to return to space with them trapped inside. However, it was the X-Men's mentor Professor X who used his telepathic abilities to reach out into the Acanti's mind and free the creature of its enslavement. Now freed, the Acanti roared its beautiful whale-like song which intensely hurt Robbins and the Colony, unable to act and stop the mutants, the X-Men successfully fled the Colony's ship through the Acanti's mouth. Just as the X-Men left, Rogue begged Robbins to join them in the hopes of one day restoring him. Cody, however, merely hissed at his former girlfriend, now fully transformed he returned to his kind.
The Acanti, with the Colony trap inside it returned to space their fates unrevealed.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr.;
adapted by Mark Edward Edens and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)
I was unable to find Cody Robbins' voice-actor.
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 - "Love in Vain" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (rendered comatose)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain" (kissing Rogue without being injured)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain" (halfway into his Colony transformation)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain" (leaving Rogue)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (February 20, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), 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 Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (January 8, 1994) - Robert Skir, Martin Isenberg (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (prop design), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key design), Armando Carillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Grey Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboard directors), Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Del Barras (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Love in Vain" (February, 1996) - Martha Moran (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Marcos Borregales, Darrel Bowen, 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), Yung Woo Kim, Laura Rasey Miller, Sung Woo (color backgrounds), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (animation director), Jerry Acerno, Troy D. Adomitis, Patrick Archibald, Dell Barras, Francis Barrios, Armando Carrillo, Romeo Francisco, Greg Garcia, Tenny Henson, Rick Hoberg, Tom Nesbitt, David Simons, Michael Sosnowski, Frank Squillace, Keith Tucker, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Marcos Borregales, Gerald Forton, Romeo Francisco, Ernie G. Guanlao, Tenny Henson, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Mike Sosnowski (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (editor)
First Posted: 03/24/2023
Last Updated: 03/24/2023
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