- Stacy X
debut="Uncanny X-Men" #399 (November, 2001)
Joe Casey Tom Raney
New Warriors X-Men
powers=Expert fighter, extendable wrist tentacles
*Pheromone control through touch
*Scaly snake skin
*Ability to intuit people's emotions based on their pheromones|
Stacy X (Miranda Leevald), currently known as Ripcord, is a
fictional characterin the Marvel Comicsuniverse, a mutant prostitutewho was briefly affiliated with the X-Menand is currently a member of the New Warriors. She first appeared in "Uncanny X-Men" #399 (November, 2001) by Joe Caseyand Tom Raney.
Fictional character biography
She was originally called X-Stacy, as she could use her pheromone powers to induce bliss, but after repeated publishing errors, she became known as Stacy-X.
Miranda Leevald, otherwise known as Stacy X, had the mutant ability to exude
pheromones, which she could control to stimulate bodily sensations and functions, such as causing orgasmsor vomiting. Her mutation also had a physical manifestation: at the age of sixteen Stacy's skin was replaced by patterned, snake-like scales. At one point her skin was shown shedding, much like a real snakes.
She first appeared as a member of the
Nevadamutant brothel, the X-Ranch. After the hate groupthe Church of Humanity destroyed the ranch, Stacy joined the X-Men. Forthright and argumentative, Stacy did not take easily to teamwork and left the team shortly after joining. She did play a vital role in fighting Black Tom, using her powers to seduce him and releasing the other trapped X-Men, allowing them to defeat him. She also proved to be a highly skilled fighter, even giving Wolverine a proper workout. Where she got this training is unknown, much like everything else about her past.
Soon after being rescued by the
X-Menfrom the X-Ranch, Stacy stayed at the Institute, but took some time off after "servicing" a special client in Chappaqua, NY. Wolverine tracked her down and fought with her, but soon the two came to an understanding. Whether Wolverine convinced Stacy to completely abandon her former profession is unknown, but Logan did talk Kurt out of whatever censure he was contemplating. It was known that Stacy continued to "work" for special clients even as she operated as a member of the X-Men. Furthermore, during her membership with the X-Men she tried to seduce members Archangel and Nightcrawler.
She became a team member who was highly depended upon. At one point when Chamber and Nightcrawler were stranded in the mountains, Chamber telepathically communicated with Stacy X. While she brought help she was upset that Chamber invaded her mind without permission until Chamber told her she was the only one he thought would believe him as his telepathic powers were still new.
At one point, Miranda works with a food magnate, who is very sick. He reveals himself as a mutant, but with debilitating mutations: advanced aging, making him old before his time, and an immunity to all painkillers. She changes his body chemistry so that he will live out the rest of his short life without pain.
After a spat with Husk caused by the fact that they both were in love with Archangel, she decided to leave the mansion. (She knew about Paige's love as she could see her lust with her ability to see people's emotions through their pheromones.) However, she left behind for Warren a video of herself jumping rope naked, stating that she didn't want to stay around them.
Due to the
Scarlet Witch's magic, she is one of the many mutants to lose her powers after the events of Decimation. While she was a prostitute when she had her powers, she never actually slept with anyone for money, relying on her pheromone powers. Since she lost her powers, this has apparently changed.
She is currently a member of the reformed
New Warriorsunder the codename Ripcord. The circumstances of how she joined aren't completely known, but her attitude and statements show that she wanted to change her life, and going back to being a hero seems like the path she chose best to do it. Besides being given artificial powers to replace what she lost, she apparently also has lost her leftover scaled skin ["New Warriors" vol. 4 #6] . She was recently killed in an accident along with Skybolt.
Powers and abilities
Stacy has snake-like, scaly skin that gives her an unknown degree of durability. She can control other's pheromones through skin contact, producing sensations and physical reactions in anyone she touches. She is able to heal others by speeding up their healing process, and can increase their stamina so that they won't tire easily, giving her teammates rushes of adrenaline.
Stacy is an expert fighter, able to challenge even Wolverine, and defeat him while maintaining an amused attitude. However, this skill appears to be learned and not mutant in nature.
Since joining the New Warriors, as Ripcord, she has been given a special armor which has extendable, super strong, metal tentacles which extend from her wrists which she can use as weapons. She is also equipped with web shooters, frog springs, and a
Ultimate Stacy X is introduced in
Ultimate X-Men#81 as the girlfriend of Mastermind, and stays with him in the cell where he is currently impersonating Magneto, replacing Mystique (who was doing the same after he escaped during the events of the "Magnetic North" storyline).
In other media
Stacy X was considered as a character in . The concept photo is available [http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/2764.asp here] .
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