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Scanner was among the many mutants recruited by Fabian Cortez to become a member of the second incarnation of the Acolytes. She was often seen as weak by the other Acolytes, and she lacked the confidence that the others had.

She was one of the few who survived not only the deadly attack by Holocaust, but also the subsequent loss of the Acolytes' orbital base Avalon thanks to an escape pod that also counted Cyclops among its fleeing passengers. Scanner survived with the help of Unuscione, Cargill, Sven and Harlan Kleinstock, and Cyclops. Upon their return to Earth, Scanner helped Cyclops find the X-Men´s base in the Australian Outback and willingly gave herself up to the authorities who sought her arrest. She later escaped, only to rejoin the Acolytes.

On M-Day, Scanner was depowered due to the Scarlet Witch.[2]



  • Bio-electric Sense: Scanner could sense and distinguish between the bio-electric presences of humans and mutants from some distance away.[3] She could also detect the normally invisible astral forms of others.[4]
  • Bio-electric Scramble: Scanner could scramble personal bio-electric rhythms to shock others and dissipate astral forms.[4] She could also scramble neural activity and induce short-term amnesia.[5]
  • Electro-transitional State: Scanner had the ability to transform herself into a "living hologram" state which allowed her to travel invisible and intangible fly through the air at the speed of light/thought. She was capable of communication via thought projection while she was in her hologram state, allowing people to see and hear her only if she chose.

Strength level

Average Human

Later writers mistakenly wrote Scanner as transforming her body and clothing into an 'electro-transitional' state, instead of projecting it.

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