- Nobody listens to the prayers of a monster.
- -- Idie Okonkwo src
Idie (Pronounced "Ih-Dyay") was a young girl living with her family in Oyo, in the Delta State of Nigeria when her mutant powers manifested. She was located by the X-Men using Cerebra. With the advent of her mutant abilities, Idie accidentally burned down her village and killed her family. A paramilitary group that tracked down Idie attempted to murder her, but the arrival of Hope Summers and Storm prevented the troops from harming her.
The Five Lights
Idie, with no living family left, joined Hope and the other Lights as continued to rescue the last two Lights. First traveling with Rogue, Hope and the Light across Europe and finally to Florida while tracking Teon. Later the group traveled to Tokyo, Japan to stop Kenji's rampage. Though nervous, Idie stood with Hope in defiance of Cyclops' orders.
Once the Lights arrived on Utopia, Idie quietly submitted to Doctor Nemesis' tests and to Hope training. Idie also quietly accompanied Hope and the other Light on their first mission to Berlin to find a new mutant.
Wolverine took a liking to Idie and started to mentor her. She was at the Museum of Mutant History when the Hellfire Club attacked. Cyclops told her to "do what she thought was necessary". Idie decided it was necessary to stop them, and so killed them with her powers.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Thermokinesis: Idie has the ability to alter temperatures around her. However, she cannot simply create heat and cold; she can only rechannel temperature. These temperature manipulation powers results in:
- Idie's name is pronounced "Ih-Dyay" and not "Eye-Dee" as is commonly thought.
- Idie's last name is likely a reference to the protagonist of Things Fall Apart Okonkwo.
- Idie appears to be Catholic.
- Idie is the youngest of the Five Lights. However, her exact age seems to be a point of some confusion. In her original appearance Idie is said to only be 12 years old, but just a short time later Cyclops states she is 14 years old.
- Creators Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen loosely based the Five Lights mutant powers on the the archetypal power-sets on the original five X-Men (with the exception of Gabriel).
- After months of cover art and promotionals depicting her hair in different styles, Idie finally changed her hair from a tight braided style into an afro in Generation Hope #8.
- Idie's field name is labeled after Yorùbá deity Oya (Pronounced "Aw-Yah") who is the Òrìshà of the wind and all standing water bodies.
- 71 Appearances of Idie Okonkwo (Earth-616)
- 41 Images featuring Idie Okonkwo (Earth-616)
- 3 Quotations by or about Idie Okonkwo (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Idie Okonkwo (Earth-616)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Idie Okonkwo (Earth-616)
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- ↑ X-Men: Second Coming #2
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Uncanny X-Men #528
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #529
- ↑ Generation Hope #1-4
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Generation Hope #5
- ↑ Generation Hope #6-7
- ↑ X-Men: Schism #1-3
- ↑ Generation Hope #10
- ↑ X-Men: Schism #5
- ↑ Wolverine & the X-Men #1
- ↑ Wolverine & the X-Men #29
- ↑ Generation Hope #4
- ↑ X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen
- ↑ X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen