Alias


Xorn
Nick Name
|
Civilian ID

Xorn I

Kuan-Yin Xorn


Xorn II

Shen Xorn


Occupation

Xorn I

Adventurer

Healer

Mutant Rights Activist

Teacher

Terrorist


Xorn II

Adventurer


Legal Status

Xorn I

Citizen of China


Xorn II

Citizen of China with a criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Xorn I

China


Xorn II

China


Group Affiliation

Xorn I

Brotherhood of Mutants

X-Men


Xorn II

X-Men


Base of Operations

Xorn I

Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York


Xorn II

China


Height
6' 2"
Weight
240 lbs.
Eye Color
None
Hair Color
None
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in a quantum singularity which exist where the head should be. Kuan-Yin's singularity exist as a sun, while Shen's exist as a black hole.


Kuan Yin could emit a blinding light that could incinerate anything it shone upon.


Shen's black hole emits an intense gravity which even light can not escape.


Both Xorns are capable of reversing the nature of their singularity thereby reversing their power to a sun from a black hole and vice versa.


Both are capable of sensing energy and emotion on many levels. They are capable of manipulating energy and mass for a variety of purposes.


Neither require nutrition, water or air to survive.


Accessories

Containment Helmet: Mask which contains the effects of the quantum singularity.


Common Enemies

Ao Jun

Cassandra Nova

X-Men


Regularly Appearing

Uncanny X-Men

X-Men Vol. 2


First Appearance

Xorn I

X-Men Vol. 2 An. 2001 (2001)


Xorn II

X-Men Vol. 2 #157 (July, 2004)


Creator

Xorn I

Grant Morrison & Leinil Yu


Xorn II

Chuck Austen & Salvador Larroca


Origin

The brothers Kuan-Yin Xorn and Shen Xorn's heads converted into quantum singularities the force of the power devastated their small Chinese villages forcing the authorities to encase their heads in containment helmets. Both brothers were incarcerated, Kuan-Yin being held in an underground prison and Shen held at the site of his village guarded by the super-powered team known as the Eight Immortals.


Kuan-Yin put up for sell to the leader of the U-Men, John Sublime, who intended to harvest his mutant mind. Kuan-Yin was rescued by the X-Men who he would apparently later betray in the guise of their oldest enemy Magneto.


After the betrayal by Kuan-Yin the X-Men traveled to China to investigate his apparent return, but instead they discovered that the man calling himself Xorn was Kuan-Yin's brother Shen.


The whereabouts of both men or their true stories is still a subject of speculation.