- Sharon Friedlander
caption= Sharon Friedlander, by
New Mutants" Vol. 1 #19 (1984)
Chris Claremont Bill Sienkiewicz
alliances=Muir Island X-Men Xavier Institute
powers=Superhuman strength |
Sharon Friedlander is a
fictional charactermost often appearing in X-Menstories in the Marvel Comicsuniverse. Sharon first appeared in " New Mutants"vol. 1 #19 (1984). She was created by Chris Claremontand Bill Sienkiewicz.
Fictional character biography
Sharon's first meeting with mutants associated with the X-Men, was when the
New Mutantsbrought in Dani Moonstar to the Mid-County Medical Center. Sharon was employed in the emergency room as a nurse. A short time later, Sharon and police officer Tom Corsiwere abducted by a creature called the Demon Bear, who had mauled Dani Moonstar during a battle outside the Xavier Institute earlier that night. The Demon Bear attempted to transform Friedlander and Corsi into his demonic slaves. After the New Mutants defeated the bear, Tom and Sharon were returned to their natural human form, with a couple of minor physical changes. The two of them have features similar to Native Americans (previously they were both White Americans), along with being enhanced to the level of being perfect human specimens.
After her initial encounter with the New Mutants, Sharon joined the staff at
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, as a nurseand confidante. She stayed in the capacity of a nurse for a while. Sharon and Tom Corsi had a brief romantic interest in each other, which was later used against them by Empath, one of the Hellions. Empath used his power over human emotions to make their romantic feelings into obsessive ones, distracting them while he manipulated Magneto into a deep depression. At this time, Magneto was assuming duties as headmaster of Xavier's school and guardianship over the New Mutants. While Magneto was still vulnerable, Emma Frost transferred the New Mutants to her school.
Sharon stayed on at Xavier's School for some time, until the New Mutants found themselves in Asgard; Sharon and Tom appeared less frequently in the X-titles by then. Eventually, Sharon was a resident of
Muir Islandwith Moira MacTaggertand the rest of the Muir Islanders.
In her last appearance, some time later, Sharon made herself a quiet life. She was at a school for the handicapped, called Our Mother of the Sacred Heart. The school found itself under attack by a new of group of Acolytes. She was killed by a member of the Acolytes, named
Joanna Cargill, during her final act, which was sending a call for help to Charles Xavier.
Powers and abilities
Due to the effects of what the
Demon Beardid to her body, Sharon had minor enhanced strength.
* "New Mutants" Vol. 1 #19, 20, 26, 35-36, 38-39, & 43
* "Uncanny X-Men" #201, 211-213, 254-255, 258, 278, 298
* "Fantastic Four Versus X-Men" #2
Alpha Flight" Vol. 1 #88 & 89
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