The Marvelous M!

Monet St. Croix possesses multiple mutant abilities including super strength, hearing, vision, speed, agility, dexterity, flight, telepathy, mutant aura reading, and a healing factor. If that wasn’t enough to make her the Mutant Of The Week well then she also has genius intellect and perfect memory. 

Art by Mike Mayhew

Monet also known as M was first introduced in Uncanny X-Men #316, where her and the next generation of mutants were being abducted by the alien race the Phalanx.  Monet and the other abducted mutants formed Generation X under co-headmasters Banshee and Emma Frost.  In the soap opera that is the x-titles we learn the real Monet is really trapped in the form of Penance, a mute with diamond hard red skin, razor-sharp claws, feet and hair.  Her Brother Marius also known as the villain Emplate put her in the form of Penance.  Knowing that their dad could not deal with the loss of his favorite child Nicole and Claudette St. Croix merged together to become Monet.  Eventually Monet is freed from the form of Penance and serves as a member of Generation X until it’s disbanded.  Monet can currently be seen in the pages of X-Factor as a member of X-Factor Investigations along with Multiple Man, Strong Guy, Rictor, Shatterstar, Siryn, Longshot and Layla Miller.

-Aaron M

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