Real Name: Leech
Current Team: None
Past Teams: X-Factor, X-Terminators, Morlocks, Gene Nation (forced),
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #179
Love Interest: None
Known Family: Morlocks (sorta, anyway)
Leech possesses the ability to drain away the abilities of any super-powered
being in his vicinity.
Leech was born a mutant in the sewers under New York as a Morlock.
After the Mutant Massacre, Leech joined X-Factor's group of mutant heroes
in training, who later became the group known as the X-Terminators (The
group consisted of Rusty, Skids, Whiz Kid, Boom Boom, Rictor, Artie, and
Leech). Leech was then forced into the group of known as Gene Nation. Generation
X then rescued him and he and Artie then joined the team. Leech and Artie
lived in a tree house in the Danger Grotto until recently when the grotto
mysteriously disappeared. For a time they lived in the attic, but they now live with Monet's father,
Cartier St. Croix.
Notes and Personal Thoughts
At times, I fealt Artie and Leech were put on Gen X merely to get a
few more laughs out of the readers. Oh well.
Did'ja Know. . .
Leech was a Morlock. The name "Morlock" comes from the H.G. Wells classic
Time Machine, in which the Morlocks were a species of mole-men living
Leech is immune to Rogue's absorbing powers. See Uncanny X-Men #195. [Beef8402]