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New X-Men Vol 1 136 page 09 Dummy (Earth-616)

Cut from the U-Men

The autistic young mutant known as Dummy became a student of the Xavier Institute before his powers manifested. When they did he became a sentient gas, which was put in a latex suit that grants him a humanoid appearance and functionality. He later takes part in Xorn's Special Class, along with other students such as Baslisk, Angel Salvadore and Beak.

Dummy, along with the other students of the special class, follows Xorn as he led them in a field trip to the nearby woods of the Xavier Institute for an overnight camping trip. Soon after they were attacked by the U-Men, humans who harvest mutant body parts and graft it onto themselves. Dummy was struck by a one of the U-Men's scalpel projectiles, and he starts to leak away. He is saved by Beak, who covers the hole in his suit with a condom. Xorn takes care of the majority of the U-Men well away from the Special Class. One soldier on his own threatens the group, but the mutant known as Baslisk stuns him with his powers.

New X-Men Vol 1 137 page 03 Dummy (Earth-616)

The Death of Dummy

The following day, fellow student Quentin Quire starts a riot over perceived mistreatment. His group take over the main building, while most of the visitors, staff and students are outside. An explosion sends a piece of shrapnel right through Dummy's suit, scattering his gas like form. His final fate is uncertain and though Baslisk claims to later smell him at the Institute's Prize-giving ceremony. Given Basilik's unusual personality, it was probably just a fart joke.


Exists in a gaseous form.

Strength level

No strength since he is made of gas.


Contains himself in a specially-designed suit

Discover and Discuss


  1. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #13
  2. Marvel Encyclopedia Volume 2: X-Men

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