Real Name: Unrevealed
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Radian had the superhuman ability to generate blinding flashes of ultraviolet light from his body. Radian can control the intensity of these bursts, choosing to either blind or burn his opponents.
Radian was one of the many mutant teenagers that enrolled into the Xavier Institute after the revelation to the public that Professor X was a mutant. When Cassandra Nova made her second attack on the school, Radian and the other students were ready to face her. But instead, they were put under her control and turned against the X-Men. Radian and the others were freed soon after thanks to the intervention of the Stepford Cuckoos.
After the death of mutant fashion designer Jumbo Carnation, Radian joined the Omega Gang, led by fellow student Quentin Quire, who is also known as Kid Omega. Recently, Radian and the Omega Gang participated in an assault on a small group of human racists, and after, a team of U-Men.
The Omega Gang then caused a riot at the Xavier Institute during Open Day, where the school was going to accept human students. During the riot, Radian was stopped by Cyclops, who broke his leg with his optic blasts. Afterwards, Radian, along with Redneck and Tattoo, were sent to a jail, run by humans. Radian was one of many mutants that lost their superhuman powers after the M-Day.
His powers become part of the being known as The Collective.
However, he appears to have been let out of jail, and then decided to pay his debt in another way: by joining the newest incarnation of the New Warriors. After being given new armor, he takes up the codename Phaser, and began training with the team, which includes his sister Tattoo. However, on one of the team's first missions out to stop the Zodiac, she got too cocky when fighting Cancer, and is brutally killed in front of the rest of the team. He is currently in mourning over her death.
First Appearance: New X-Men (2001) #126
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New X-Men (2001)
- 'All Hell'#135
- 'Teaching Children About Fractals'#136
- 'When X Is Not X'#137
- 'Riot at Xavier's'#138
- 'The Prime of Miss Emma Frost'
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