Ellie Phimister was a Genoshan teenager and a student of Emma Frost. Her mutant power gave her precognitive nightmares and premonitions. She chose the codename Negasonic Teenage Warhead for herself.[1]

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Ellie in Emma Frost's telepathy class


During a telepathy class with Emma Frost, Ellie revealed that the previous night she had the same nightmare fifty times wherein all people in Genosha were exterminated. She also pointed out that she experienced the same vision during the class. At that point, Cassandra Nova's gigantic Wild Sentinels appeared on Genosha and wiped out half the world's mutant population: 16 million people.[1]

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Emma Frost carrying Ellie's corpse out of the ruins of Genosha

Ellie's corpse was carried by Emma Frost, who had survived the Genoshan genocide thanks to her secondary mutation, when she was found by Beast and Jean Grey. Emma proclaimed the teenager to be a credit to her family and the mutant race and suffered a mental breakdown when she found out Ellie was dead.[2]

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"Ellie" as part of the "Hellfire Club"


When Emma Frost's subconscious began attacking the X-Men due to a telepathic attack planted by Cassandra Nova, Negasonic Teenage Warhead appeared as a member of the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club with the Black King and Perfection.[3]

She faced off against Kitty Pryde and predicted she'd uncontrollably phase through the ground, which cause her to do so.[4] The telepathic projection of Ellie was "murdered" by Cyclops when he shot her with a handgun.[5]

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Ellie rising from the dead


Ellie was one of the many thousands of deceased mutants resurrected by Selene with the help of Eli Bard's Techno-Organic Virus.[6] After Destiny's escape,[7] Ellie joined Thunderbird and Caliban as one of Selene's righthand slaves.[8]

Mercs for Money

Ellie resurfaced sometime later, seemingly alive and well again. She was targeted for apprehension by Deadpool and his mercenaries for hire, and used her precognitive abilities to single-handedly defeat most of the Mercs, before Wade himself approached to reason with her. Ellie agreed to accompany him, but not before having a series of precognitive flashes presaging disaster to come.[9]


Ellie was a mutant with psychically based powers. The full extent of her abilities is unknown, but her powers include:

  • Telepathy: Ellie was in Emma Frost's telepathy class suggesting she possess at least limited telepathy.[1]
    • Precognition: Ellie experiences precognitive nightmares and premonitions. It would appear that her precognition may have been limited to only foreseeing disasters, which may help explain her depressed and angst-ridden personality. She foresaw Genosha being destroyed,[1] Kitty Pryde losing control of her powers and uncontrollably phasing down,[4] and the defeat of Selene's army.[6]
  • Reality Warping: Ellie has the power to warp reality. She could create clothing and shelter from nothing.[10] A future version of herself rendered the remaining Terrigen Cloud harmless to mutants.[11]
    • Time Travel: Ellie appears to be able to travel through time. Her full capabilities are unknown. What is known is that she that a future counterpart was able to travel five years into the past to warn her about the negative consequences that would result from affecting the remaining Terrigen Cloud.[12]
    • Elemental Manipulation: Ellie has vast control over both matter and or energy, quite possibly on the subatomic reaching to particle levels. Having been able to reform Inferno's fire into flaming monkeys, disassemble Domino and Gorilla-Man's guns into their component parts, transmuting Jack-Chain's darkforce links into butterfly's and even creating material energy duplicates of herself.[12]
      • Energy Manipulation and Absorption: Ellie power over reality enables her to absorb, generate and manipulate vast amounts of energy for various effects.[13]
    • Telekinesis: Ellie has demonstrated the ability to levitate objects and people.[10]
  • Superhuman Strength: Recently shown strong enough to flail around Scorpia by her mechanical tail single handed.[14]
  • Superhuman Speed: Fast enough to dart in and out of visionary fields with ease.[9]
  • Superhuman Durability: Got slammed through a wall only to appear having suffered little injury.[14]
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Quick enough to dodge Stingray when she foresaw him coming.[9]

  • Ellie's real name and codename were revealed by Emma Frost in New X-Men #116.
    • After hearing her codename (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Kitty Pryde remarked, "Wow, we really have run out of names."[15]
    • Ellie's codename was so poorly received, that many fan sites put her name on the Worst Superhero Names category.
  • Ellie was killed during the destruction of Genosha, and revived during the events of Necrosha. It was presumed that she died again after Selene was slain, along with the other dead mutants Selene had resurrected, once freed from her influence. It is thus far not been explained how Ellie survived.
    • It is likely that, on an editorial level, Ellie was brought back to life because of the popularity of her cinematic counterpart. Her appearance was also changed to have her look like her counterpart.

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