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Information-silkReal NameNezhno Abidemi
Information-silkCurrent AliasGentle
Information-silkAliasesNezhno
Information-silkRelativesunnamed mother;

unnamed father;

N'Baku (maternal half-brother);
Information-silkAffiliationX-Men (Jean Grey School member), Jean Grey School student body; formerly New X-Men, Storm's Squad, Xavier Institute student body
Information-silkBase Of OperationsJean Grey School for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; formerly Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California; Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; Wakanda
Status
Information-silkAlignmentGood
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipWakandan
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationStudent, adventurer
Information-silkEducationAttending the Xavier School
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkEyesBlue
Information-silkHairBald
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesVibranium tattoos all over his body
Origin
Information-silkOriginMutant
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthWakanda
Information-silkCreatorsCraig Kyle, Chris Yost, Mark Brooks, Paul Pelletier
First Appearance
New X-Men Vol 2 #23
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HistoryEdit

Origin

Nezhno was a mutant who was sent from his home country of Wakanda to the United States to attend the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning by X-Men member and newly crowned Queen of Wakanda, Storm so he can learn how to control his mutant ability. Nezhno's entire body was covered with Vibranium tattoos to prevent him from over-exerting himself with his power so it wouldn't kill him. He was given the codename Gentle and was immediately placed on Storm's squad so she could take a hands on roll in his development.

M-Day

In the aftermath of M-Day when the Scarlet Witch depowered over 90 percent of the world's mutants, Nezhno was one of the 27 remaining mutants from the Institute to retain their powers. In response to the increasingly desperate situation that mutants now faced, Emma Frost disbanded all the former training squads. She decided to select an elite team of New X-Men trainees, so she organized an all out battle in the Danger Room between the remaining students but due to the nature of Nezhno's powers, he was exempt from the session.[1]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Gentlepowers

Nezhno uses his mutant powers

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Nezhno's vibranium tattoos

Strength Manipulation: Nezhno has the ability to increase the muscle mass of his body, allowing him to drastically increase in size and strength almost instantly.[2] Nezhno's powers, while great, are also temporary, and self-destructive; the use of his powers put massive strain on Nezhno's body, and most instances of using his powers result in Nezhno passing out.[3] Furthermore, Nezhno states that the use of his powers will ultimately kill him; his tattoos, which are made of vibranium,[4] are meant to keep his powers in check. However, Nezhno's resting strength gradually increases every time he uses his powers, and, according to Nezhno, the vibranium will eventually fail, meaning his body will no longer be able to control its own power, causing him to die.[4]

Strength level

Extreme; Nezhno can increase his strength to a theoretically infinite level, and has shown himself strong enough to hold his own in battle against a Sentinel, as well as Predator X.

Weaknesses

Any use of his powers causes Nezhno great strain, and often results in him blacking out when finished. Additionally, the use of his powers will eventually cause Nezhno's death.

NotesEdit

  • Nezhno is the last-revealed of 27 remaining students.
  • Nezhno's position as a member of Storm's former squad was revealed by his creators.
  • His name is a Russian word meaning "tenderly".
  • His surname is a Yoruba word meaning "born during father's absence".
  • He is the first X-Men member to come from a country that only exists within the Marvel Universe.

TriviaEdit

  • Nezhno was originally planned to be killed off by writers Chris Yost and Craig Kyle, but they were not allowed to.[5]

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