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Havok

Mutant X [II]


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Alexander "Alex" Summers
Occupation

Adventurer

Geophysicist

Mutant Rights Activist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Honolulu, Hawaii
Group Affiliation

Brotherhood of Mutants

X-Factor

X-Men


Base of Operations

Berkeley, California

Diablo Mountain, Arizona

Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York


Height
6'
Weight
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Blonde
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in the passive absorption of cosmic energy and an ability to project beams of super-heated plasma from the body, which can be focused along the arms and through the hands.


Invulnerable to his own power and the concussive eye beams of his brother Scott Summers (Cyclops).


Note: Alex Summer's power to absorb cosmic energy interferes with Ahmet Abdol's ability to transform into the Living Monolith.


Accessories

Containment and Control Suit: Uniform designed to monitor, via a display on the chest, the amount of cosmic energy absorbed.


Note: The containment suit was created by the Larry Trask, son of the inventor of the Sentinels, Dr. Bolivar Trask.


Common Enemies

Apocalypse

Blob

Brotherhood of Mutants

Juggernaut

Living Monolith

Magneto I

Mr. Sinister

Mystique

Proteus

Pyro

Sabretooth

Sauron

Sentinels

Toad

X-Cutioner


Regularly Appearing

Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown

Mutant X

Uncanny X-Men

X-Factor


First Appearance

Alex Summers

X-Men Vol. 1 #54 (March, 1969)


Havok

X-Men Vol. 1 #58 (July, 1969)


Creator

Alex Summers

Arnold Drake & Don Heck


Havok

Roy Thomas & Neal Adams


Origin

The youngest of two sons of U. S. Air Force Major Christopher Summers (Corsair), Alex Summers and his brother Scott (Cyclops) were separated from their parents when they were pushed with the only available parachute from their father's private plane by their mother, after the plane was attacked by a scout ship of the alien Shi'ar Empire.

After the attack, Summers was separated from his brother Alex, who spend a year in a comma after they fell to earth. Summers was unaware of his brother's mutation and association with the X-Men.


After graduating college, Summers was working on an archeological dig in Egypt with Dr. Ahmet Abdol, the mutant to be known as the Living Pharaoh. Abdol discovered he shared a psychic link with Summers, and that he was blocking Abdol's ability to absorb ambient Cosmic Energy.


Kidnapping Summers, Abdol used his lab equipment to prevent Summers from absorbing Cosmic Energy, allowing him to transform into a giant called the Living Monolith. Rescued by the X-Men, Summer's powers manifest under stress. Unable to control his power he resolved to remain in the dessert.

Captured by the mutant-hunting robotic Sentinels, and brought to the headquarters of Larry Trask, Summers was outfitted with a uniform that allowed him to control and monitor his abilities. Once again rescued by the X-Men, Summers returned to train to use his powers as Havok.