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Real Name: Christine Cord
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has the armor of the villain Stilt-Man; she can grow her arms legs very large

A student of the Xavier Institute, the young girl called Tattoo can display messages or designs on her skin, as well as phase through matter. She and her brother Radian manifested their powers during church left her confused because of the sudden change of skin colour and hair loss. She was one on the students who were mentally controlled by Cassandra Nova to attack Wolverine and Beast. Tattoo and the other students were freed from Cassandra's influence by the Stepford Cuckoos. While attending classes, Tattoo became romantically involved with a telepath named Slick. When Quentin Quire revealed Slick's true form, that of a dwarf-like creature, Tattoo was repulsed by Slick's appearance and broke up with him. Tattoo has now joined the Omega Gang, led by Quetin Quire, in taking up their own beliefs in mutant rights. Together they avenged what they thought was Jumbo Carnation's murder. They also attack and kill a group of murderous, mutant-hating U-Men. The Omega Gang starts a riot at Xaiver Institute during 'Opening Day' celebrations. Several members, including Tattoo, confront the X-Men on the front lawn. During the battle, Tattoo manages to phase her hand into Cyclops's head and informed him if she became solid, he would die. Emma Frost turned into her diamond form and placed her hand inside of Tattoo's head; now Tattoo would also die if she became solid. After the Omega Gang is neutralized, all but Quire are sentenced to a human jail. As informed by Wolverine, once their sentences are up, they would be sent overseas to do charity work. Tattoo is one of many human mutants that lost their superhuman powers after the M-Day. She eventually joined up with the newest version of the New Warriors with her brother. Having their powers replaced, Christine was usually hotheaded and wanted to prove herself to everyone. That eventually cost her when during a battle with the Zodiac, she was sprayed by an acid by Zodiac member, Cancer, which ate away at her skin, killing her.


First Appearance: New Warriors (2007) #2

Other Identities:
Tattoo (Marvel)

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Issue Appearances:
New Warriors (2007)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)

Group Affiliation(s):
New Warriors (Marvel)

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