|Paige Elisabeth Guthrie|
Mutant Rights Activist
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Cumberland County, Kentucky|
|Base of Operations|
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
|5' 7" - Varies|
|130 lbs. - Varies|
|Blue - Varies|
|Blonde - Varies|
Mutation resulting in an ability to metamorph in to a variety of organic and inorganic forms by shedding her skin.
Note: Each metamorphosis results in various forms with different abilities.
X-Men Vol. 2
X-Men Vol. 2 #26 (Nov. 1993)
X-Force Vol. 1 #32 (March, 1994)
Fabian Nicieza & Richard Bennett
Fabian Nicieza & Tony Daniel
The extraterrestrial Phalanx, seeking the next generation of mutants, captured Guthries's mother to lure her. After attempting a rescue she was captured and brought to the Phalanx base where other mutants were being held.
Infected with the Transmode Virus by the Phalanx, it caused the young mutant great pain. Rescued by at the time X-Men ally, Sabretooth, he detected her infection and attempted to end her suffering and protect others and himself from infection by disemboweling her. In instinctive defence Guthrie's powers activated which enabled her to heal from her wounds and infection, shedding her skin and revealing a new more resilient form underneath, like the chaff of an iron seed, thus the codename Husk.