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Beetroot was transformed by the reality-bending Jaspers Warp created by the mutant known as Mad Jim Jaspers, which engulfed the U.K. several years ago.

Like other "Warpies", he was tracked down by government agency R.C.X. (Resources Control Executive), supposedly for their own safety, and put in a prison evacuated specially for the Warpies.

In truth, R.C.X. head Nigel Orpington-Smythe intended for them to be trained to become a superhuman army. Fearing for the safety of their charges if the plans of their superior went ahead, several R.C.X. agents, led by Agents Michael, Gabriel and Raphael spirited the children away from the agency.

They took them to Braddock Manor to enlist the aid of Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), figuring that he could lend them much needed protection, both physical and politically. However, the agents' decision to not fully inform the hero of their situation meant he was reluctant to help, and while they argued, the Cherubim were released from their van by Meggan. They fought Captain Britain and his allies, Betsy Braddock and Captain UK, but were swiftly overpowered. In the confusion afterwards the Cherubim went rogue and the other Warpies moved into Braddock Manor.

Beetroot (Warpie) Xmas 01 from Excalibur Vol 1 62 0001

He witnesses an intruder in the Manor but was too late to warn Michael about the bomb plot in the base, who exploded, seemingly killing him and wounding Beetroot. He was transferred to the Cloud Nine where he died. His death extended the trauma to Alistaire Stuart who assisted Beetroot's end.

Powers

Telepathy: Beetroot was a limited telepath, described as "fourth-grade telepath".


Weaknesses

Had difficulties in moving due to his warped arms and legs.


Beetroot was given a teddy bear as a gift by Father Christmas at Braddock Manor when he was living there with the other Warpies.

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