Alias

Mutant X

Proteus


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Kevin MacTaggert
Occupation
Monster
Legal Status
Citizen of Scotland.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Scotland
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
Varies with host body.
Weight
Varies with host body.
Eye Color
Varies with host body.
Hair Color
Varies with host body.
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in a being of pure psionic energy capable of manipulating reality on a molecular level.


Note: Proteus can inhabit living beings as hosts for a limited amount of time before they burnout and disintegrate.


Accessories
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Common Enemies
X-Men
Regularly Appearing
Uncanny X-Men
First Appearance
Uncanny X-Men #125 (Sept. 1979)
Creator
Chris Claremont & John Byrne
Origin

Pregnant when she left her abusive husband, Moira MacTaggert moved to her Mutant Research Centre on Muir Island, keeping her son Kevin a secret from her former husband Joseph.


When Kevin's mutation emerged, his abilities gave him an uncontrollable hunger for energy. To prevent Kevin from being a danger to himself and others, Moira confined him in a cell which sustained him with the energy he craved.


After a battle between Magneto and the X-Men, the containment cell was damaged and Kevin escaped, but his powers began to consume his body, making it necessary for him to inhabit the bodies of others, taking on other forms as the energy siphon Proteus.


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