Feral (Marvel)(01 - Maria Callasantos)
Real Name: Maria Callasantos
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Formerly had a feline appearance that endowed her with a thin layer of orange and white fur covering her body, sharp claws and teeth, enhanced senses, night vision, agility, strength, and healing ability as well as a prehensile tail. Now depowered.
The cat-like mutant Feral joined Cable's paramilitary group X-Force in New Mutants #100 (the final issue of the comic book series). She remained with the team from X-Force #1 and on throughout the early 1990s.
Feral was always the ticking time bomb of X-Force especially when it came to fellow teammate Siryn, barely capable of controlling her deadly temper. Prior to joining the group, Feral and her sister Thornn had to leave home and lived with the Morlocks. It was later discovered that both girls had been molested by their drugie step-father and in retaliation Feral had killed the man and shoved his body into the wall. Her mother,who was also addicted to cocaine, found out and sought vengeance on the girl by killing all of her pet pigeons. This infuriated Feral to the point where she also killed her mother in a fit of rage. It was also hinted at that she had purposely pushed their younger sister down the stairs, leading to her death, as well as allowed their younger brother to fall to his death from their roof. Feral joined X-Force when she fled the morlocks tyrannical leader,Masque. Ultimately, Feral betrayed X-Force and became the enemy of her former teammates, when she was convinced to join the terrorist group known as the Mutant Liberation Front, although her alliances would continue to shift.
After a brief stint with the MLF, Feral emerged from hiding when the New York City police captured Thornn. Thornn revealed that she had seen Feral kill Harry Bellinger, their mother's boyfriend. Cannonball provoked Feral into admitting that she had murdered her mother. Cannonball overpowered Feral, and an old friend of Lucia's, police detective Jose Hidalgo, arrested her for killing three members of her family and Bellinger. During her jail time, Feral discovered she was infected with the Legacy Virus. She was either unable to be convicted or escaped, as she was next seen trying to obtain Isotope E (along with other virus sufferers) as a possible cure from the High Evolutionary.
Feral, now mentally disraught from her illness later resurfaced with a new incarnation of the Hellions led by King Bedlam. Although the team's criminal activities were limited to stealing the Armaggedon Man to use him as a weapon, Feral left her mark. All of the rage that she had felt for Siryn in the past boiled over in an argument where Feral sliced through Siryn's vocal cords, incapacitating her powers.
After being cured from the virus Feral apparently had a change of heart. She, as well as her sister Thornn, were recruited to be members of X-Corporation Mumbai along with her former teammate Warpath and Sunfire. This did not bode well with fans because of all of the tensions between those relationships: Thornn hated her sister for killing their family, Warpath had an extreme disgust for Feral because of what she had done to Siryn, and Sunfire had sworn off working with the X-Men a long time before. It should be noted the characters did act in accordance with their respective relationships. Nevertheless, this appearance was a brief one. The team helped save Professor X from an assassination attempt by a crazed Empress Lilandra, who still believed that Charles Xavier was Cassandra Nova.
She once more disappeared into comic limbo and reappeared after the event of M-Day, where the Scarlet Witch caused the mutant gene to disappear from 90-95% of the mutant population worldwide, making them "baseline humans". Both Feral and her sister were shown to be depowered.
Feral recently appeared alongside her sister, Sasquatch and Wolfsbane in Wakanda offering their assistance to Wolverine against Sabretooth. Both Feral and Thornn had been kidnaped by a mysterious man named Romulus, suffered from amnesia and had their feline look restored but did not have their powers restored fully by the time Wolfsbane had arrived at the Weapon X facility. Feral helps Wolverine search for answers in the Weapon X facility while effectivly still powerless. During a fight with Sabertooth (who is in a mindless beast-like state) Wolverine is separated from Feral. He later finds Sabertooth feeding on the internal organs of a dead and gutted Feral.
With Feral dead, Wolfsbane speculated that the sisters had never regained their powers--rather, they had simply been returned to their lupine forms. Wolverine took this as fact, as it explained how Feral was defeated by Sabretooth so easily. It is currently unknown who had the genetic skills to revert the sisters to their mutant forms, or their reasons for doing so.
First Appearance: The New Mutants (1983) #99
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#5 Cable (1993)
- 'Gorgon to Jury'#7
- 'Victor Mancha to Phantazia'
#158 Cable: Second Genesis (1999)
- 'Past Fears Chapter 4'
Captain America (1968)
Decimation: House of M - The Day After (2006)
Gambit & Bishop (2001)
#3 Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
- 'That's Stryfe That's What People Say'
Marvel Legacy: The 1990's Handbook (2007)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
#3 New Mutants (2009)
- '1991-The Year in Review'
New X-Men (2001)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey (2018)
#5 Quicksilver (1997)
- 'Chapter Five: Be Thou Those Ends'
#6 Spider-Man (1990)
- '...Mists and Tempests...'#8
- 'Rescue Mission(s)!'#9
- '...Escape From the Savage Land!'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Marvel X-Men Collection (1994)
The New Mutants (1983)
Annual 07 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Pawns of Senescence'#99
- 'The Beginning of the End Part Two'#100
- 'The End of the Beginning'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Uncanny X-Men (2019)
#4 What If...? (1989)
- 'War Worlds'#5
- 'Cat and Mouse'
#46 What The--?! (1988)
- '...What If Cable Had Destroyed the X-Men?'#64
- 'What If Iron Man Went Public?'#69
- 'What If... Stryfe Killed the X-Men?'
#25 Wolverine (2003)
- 'All Mutant Parody Issue'
#53 Wolverine by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection (2017)
- 'Evolution, Chapter Four: Insomnia'#54
- 'Evolution, Chapter Five: Wake the Dead'#55
- 'Evolution, Chapter Six: Quod Sum Eris'
TPB vol. 02 Wolverine Encyclopedia (1996)
- 'Wolverine by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection Vol. 2'
X Necrosha (2009)
Annual 01Annual 02Annual 03#1 X-Force (2008)
- 'A Force To Be Reckoned With'#2
- 'The Blood Hunters'#3
- 'Sabotage Pt. 2'#5
- 'Under the Magnifying Glass'#6
- 'Under the Gun'#7
- 'Under the Knife'#9
- 'Underground and Over the Top'#10
- 'X-Tenuating Circumstances Part 3: Questions (and Answers)'#11
- 'Friendly Reminders'#12
- 'Traitors to the Cause'#13
- 'Everything Hits the Fan'#14
- 'To the Pain'#16
- 'Jack Lighting'#17
- 'Sleeping With the Enemy'#19
- 'The Open Hand'#20
- 'Assault On Graymalkin'#21
- 'War Machines'#22
- 'Ordnance Weighed In Blood'#23
- 'Compromising Positions'#24
- 'Prisoners of Fate'#25
- 'Back to Front'#26
- 'Shadows On the Rock'#27
- 'Liberation Through Subjugation'#28
- 'The Axe Falls'#40
- 'Holding On'#41
- 'The Fun House'#88
- 'Armageddon Now, Two of Four - Blood & Betrayal'#89
- 'Armageddon Now, Three of Four - Hellions Triumphant'#90
- 'Armageddon Now, Four of Four - Rude Awakening'#100#100 (Rob Liefeld Variant)
#21 X-Force Megazine (1996)
- 'Necrosha: Chapter Two'
#14 X-Men Forever 2 (2010)
- 'Fingers on the Trigger'
X-Men: The Ultra Collection (1994)
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