- Broodling, Son of Brood. 22.3% chance that in the next three years you will discover a cure for cancer. 34.7% chance that during that time you will murder and consume at least one of your classmates.
Broo is the first mutant of the Brood race, born in the lab on the orbital research station known as Pandora's Box, where S.W.O.R.D. studied his race. Like No-Name of Hulk's Warbound, he understands compassion and friendship, which disgusts others of the race. When the Brood Queen escaped and freed her warriors, they left him in his stasis tube. Usually, this kind of Brood is killed at birth, but the Brood population was so low that the Brood-Queen opted to spare him instead.
As the Brood seized the station, Beast, Lockheed and the X-Men went there to rescue Abigail Brand. However, during the battle Abigail was infected by Brood larva, which gave her access to the hive-mind. She learned that the destruction of the Brood home world led to the near-extinction of the race, causing an imbalance in the interstellar ecosystem. the X-Men developed a plan to save the Brood, which didn't endanger humankind. They planned to "reprogram" the hive-mind, using No-Name as a new template, but Brand told them about this unnamed teen mutant, who could be used for the same purpose. The X-Men freed him and he helped them defeat the Brood.
Jean Grey School
After this he returned to Earth and joined Wolverine's X-Men at Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. When the school was attacked by the Hellfire Club using Krakoa, he meet Idie who gave him the name Broo. When the inspectors of the education departments turned into monsters he tried talking to them only to fail.
When Genesis was enrolled in the school everyone noted that he looked like Apocalypse except Broo (who had never known or heard of Apocalypse) who welcomed him. In a special lecture, Deathlok gave the students the probabilities of their futures. He told Broo that there was a 22.3% chance that in the next three years he would discover a cure for cancer, and a 34.7% chance that during that time he would murder and consume at least one of his classmates. He responded by saying "Well, that is rather fascinating."
Broo went berserk and rip the robot apart, possibly without knowing it wasn't a human, and was shot by Kade Kilgore, left for dead. His apparent death and the shut down of his Cerebra signal was first unseen, covered by the bloom of new mutants caused by the Phoenix.
He was later found in the church and immediately treated. Beast performed micro-surgery in his cranium, assisted by Brand, and contacted Peter Parker, Reed Richards and Tony Stark, without results as the Brood biology wasn't well understood.
Idie left him at the school to join the Hellfire Academy, having discovered that the Hellfire Club was responsible for his being shot and wanting to avenge him. She might possibly be in love with him.
Soon after, Beast brought Broo to the Peak VII, to consult the biologist/murderer Dr. Xanto Starblood, the foremost known Brood physiologist expert. However, Starblood declared that Broo was a perfect specimen, and would not help to restore his previous personality. Immediately, Starblood Brood spoke in order to agitate Broo, and Hellfire Club's Philistine teleported into the space station.
After a brief fire-exchange with S.W.O.R.D. agents, Starblood and Broo were extracted by the Philistine, who teleported back to Earth, took Husk and went with her and his two guests to welcome Toad and Quentin Quire into the Hellfire Academy.
When Wolverine and the X-Men finally discovered the location of the Hellfire Academy, a battled ensued between the school's faculty and the X-Men. During the fight Xanto Starblood took Broo aboard his spaceship and attempted to flee. While on the ship Broo saw a Bamf and bit it. Broo then attacked Xanto, which caused the ship to crash. After the fight Broo returned to the Jean Grey School, where he was examined by Beast, who discovered that Broo had regained his intelligence after biting the Bamf.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Like the rest of his kind, Broo has several powers, including:
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Speed
- Enhanced Agility
- Ability to breath in space
- Insect Wings: allow him to fly.
- Broo has a crush on Idie and upon their first meeting he even proposed marriage to her.
- Broo was a vegetarian, before being brain-damaged.
- One of the Nova is his favorite super-hero. Due to how unknown Sam Alexander was at the time, he is likely referring to Richard Rider.
- 53 Appearances of Broo (Earth-616)
- 31 Images featuring Broo (Earth-616)
- 2 Quotations by or about Broo (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Broo (Earth-616)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Broo (Earth-616)
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- ↑ Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #40
- ↑ Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #38-#40-#42
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Wolverine and the X-Men #2
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #3
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #4
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Wolverine and the X-Men #15
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Wolverine and the X-Men #18
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #21
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #19
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #14
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #25- #28
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #29- #30
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #30
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #34
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #35
- ↑ X-Men Vol 4 #6
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