|Danielle "Dani" Moonstar|
Mutant Rights Activist
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
Valkyries of Asgard
|Base of Operations|
Lonestar Ranch, near Boulder, Colorado
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
Mutation resulting in the ability to draw images from the minds of other sentient beings and project them as realistic three dimensional illusions. The illusions can be manipulated to either frighten, comfort or disguise others. Illusions can become tangible when powers are augmented by other telepaths. Telepathic abilities extend to being able to sense the emotions of and perceived what is being sensed by certain animals, or mutants with animalistic natures.
Mystical enhancement in the presence of the Valkyries of Asgard enabling an ability to perceive death in its many incarnations and a "deathglow" upon beings in danger of imminent death.
Exceptional hand-to-hand combatant with superior woodsmen, swimming and equestrian skills.
Brightwind: Winged horse from the dimension of Asgard possessing psychic abilities.
Cheyenne Ghost-Shaft: Speared weapon given form from Mirage's mind via her mutant power. Weapon is powerful enough to battle incarnations of death.
|New Mutants Vol. 1|
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982)
Subtitled: The New Mutants
|Chris Claremont & Bob McLeod|
Dani Moonstar's mutant abilities emerged with the onset of puberty, and because she could not control her ability to project images of people's greatest fears she was alienated by everyone in her community with the exception of her parents and grandfather.
After her parents mysteriously disappeared, Moonstar was raised by her shaman grandfather Black Eagle. Hopping to help his grand-daughter cope with her abilities, Black Eagle contacted Professor Charles Xavier, an army buddy of Moonstar's father. Before Xavier arrived, Black Eagle was murdered by agents of the Hellfire Club. Moonstar swore revenge for her grandfather's death and joined Xavier's New Mutants using the code name Psyche, then later Mirage.