Appearance: Mimcs appearance can at time vary depending upon whose abilities he is currently mimicking, when we meet him at present he has trimmed his beard down to a similar style to that sported by the exiles version, he is dressed in black leather. His face is covered with scars that are recent and he has shaved his hair short.
Height: 6'2" Weight: 225lbs Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Brown
Mutation/Powers: Calvin has the avility to copy or "mimic" the powers, abilities, attributes, IQ, talents, fighting skills, and characteristics of anyone within his proximity. Along with all those afore mentioned items he can also mimic their physical appearance; such as skin colour, bone composition, voice, eye colour, and other physical attributes unique to the individuals he mimics. He has permentantly copied the powers of the original x-men, the number of powers he can mimic remains unknown or wether he can keep those powers indefinetly. He has in the past been shown to be able to copy the abilities of over 10 people at once. When Calvin does copy a persons powers however those powers are normally only 50% as affective as the original owners but when coupled together with other abilities they can be more than a match for most people.
History/Background: Calvin was raised by his father Robert Rankin who was at the time experimenting with genetics. On one occassion Calvin was left alone and caused a freak laboratory accident which resulted in him receiving his copying powers. Robert feared that people would not accept Calvin or even do him harm so he took Calvin to a cave where his father was building a device to rid Calvin of his powers. The villagers found out and attacked the Rankins causing a cave in that sadly killed Robert Years later while in college Calvin met Hank McCoy and Bobby Drake. He realized after using thier powers that they were Iceman and Beast of the X-Men. He then later was in a shop were Jean Grey was. He developed telekinetic powers and realized that she was Marvel Girl. He then proceeded to follow her back to the Mansion, where he introduced himself and asked to join the X-Men. After revealing his plan to them they tusseled until Calvin was able to capture Jean and hold her hostage. Calvin then took her to the cave where his father had died and planned on using the machine his father created to make the powers he copies permanent. Not realizing that it would instead take away his powers he used the machine and became powerless. Xavier then removed his memories of the X-men and Calvin returned to college.
Later during a lab accident in college he regained his powers and memory of the X-Men. Seeking revenge he demanded that he become a member of X-Men. Xavier reluctantly accepted and made Calvin the deputy leader. During the next several missions Calvin faced off against Banshee, Ogre and the Factor Three. After that Calvin was offended by Cyclops and attacked him. Xavier finally fed up with Calvin's attitude kicked him off of the team. Calvin left the mansion later to find the Super-Adaptoid attacking the X-Men. Hoping to become even more powerful Calvin offered to join the Adaptoid in his plan to conquer the earth. But upon learning he would become a mindless pawn, he changed his mind and attacked the Adaptoid, losing his powers in the process.
Calvin then returned to school until his powers started to return. This time however his powers where drawing the life force of those around him. Frightened he fled to Canada were he asked Hank McCoy to help him in finding a cure. Unfortunatley the Hulk felt Calvin's power and sought to destroy the source. As the Hulk grew closer Calvin started to absorb the radiation which gave the Hulk his strength. While the Hulk and Beast fought Calvin absorbed too much radiation and died of poisoning. Calvin was then buried in an undisclosed location.
Years later somehow Calvin absorbed the healing factor and powers of Wolverine and was brought back to life, believing himself to be Wolverine. He again encountered the Hulk and later learned that his father was connected to Weapon X. Calvin then regained his memories and the real Wolverine arranged for Calvin to spend some time in Japan to help learn to control his powers.
Years later in Siberia, X-Force found him and tried to calm him down after they crashed into a station nearby during the fight Calvin has a glimpse of the true potential of warpaths power. Sometime later Mimic formed an alliance with Onslaught, who upgraded his powers in exchange for his services. He also allied himself with a man known as Sledge who also upgraded his powers, ironically sledge hired Mimic to kidnap waprpath for him to rescue the vanisher from a pocket dimension.
Sometime later Excalibur was searching for Xavier after the Zero Tolerance fiasco and instead found Mimic being held hostage by rogue Sentinels. Confused he attacked the members of Excalibur and ultimatley lost. They then took him to thier headquarters where he recuperated and attended the wedding of Captain Britain and Meggan.
Weeks later he for some unknown reason joined the new Brotherhood Of Mutants and helped the X-Men defeat Cerebro who had become sentient since its operation zero tolerance and was cataloguing mutants. He then continued to work with the Brotherhood when they tried to capture X-51 a.k.a. Machine Man. They failed and Calvin was captured. Later while being held prisoner Valerie Cooper came and consoled him and offered him a way out of prison, which he took.
Sample Post: Mimic lay on a hard bed in a darkened room, outside the sounds of people training filtered through the walls. He did not know the exact location of where he was due to the fact that he had not been let outside in months except when he was transported off site. Calvin sat up and stretched his arms out then placed his tired weary head in his hands "you can come in now val, cant hide from a telepath you know."
The door to his room opened and the sunlight from behind her glared in his eyes, if he had known what they wanted of him all those months ago he would have said no but recent events had changed his mind the heroes needed to be brought under control.
"how many mimic?" val asked "how many powers did you absorb when we took you near xaviers? got to be almost at max right ? have you got enough powers to do what needs to be done?"
mimic sighed "15", "and thats painful val and you know it" Clavin suddenly froze a thought had passed through vals brain. not now not him he cant be leading them he's the american dream. val glared at him and threw him his jacket "time to earn your freedom cal"
Post by Captain America on Jun 24, 2006 11:46:40 GMT -5
Ok, as I said above you need to post a new thread in this forum entitled "Iceman" in order for me to approve you. Also, try to talk a little about what has happened since he joined the X-Men and expand your history.. (I'd suggest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceman_(comics) )
After that, approved
CAPTAIN AMERICA- Leader of the Anti-Registration Forces