Created by by Scott Lobdell and artist Chris Bachalo
1st appearance: Uncanny X-Men #316, September 1994
Nationality: Algerian, Bosnia, Algeria and Monaco citizenship
Real Name: Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix
Aliases: Formerly Penance, Penny, Black mutant Supergirl
Team Affiliations:X-Factor Investigations, X-Men, X-Corporation, X-Corps, Generation X
Legal Status: No criminal record
Height: 5’7 Weight: 125 lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Relatives: Louis St. Croix (grandfather), Lenore St. Croix (step-grandmother, deceased), Unnamed grandmother (deceased), Cartier St. Croix (father), unnamed mother (deceased), Marius (Emplate) (older brother), Claudette and Nicole (M-Twins) (younger sisters)
Skills and abilities: Monet is very intelligent, highly skilled hand to hand combatant trained by ex C.I.A agent Banshee over many years.
Powers:Superhuman strength, speed, agility, dexterity, reflexes, coordination, balance, vision, hearing, and endurance, Genius level intellect, Accelerated healing factor, Flight and Telepathy.
Monet and her siblings also have the ability to merge into different forms with powers a combination of them.
Monet Yvette Clarisse Marie Therese St. Croix is the second child of ambassador Cartier St. Croix and a member of Algerian royalty. From early she was her father’s favorite child. She used her beauty and brains to belittle her bumbling older brother Marius. When her mother was mysteriously killed while alone at home with her brother he was kicked out of the house. She later found him in her room looking very different as his mutant powers had fully emerged. She again belittled him when he told her to join him in a bid to rule the world. This time however she found his response not so amusing as he transformed her into a mute red skinned body later known as Penance. When her sisters found them they used their powers to cast him into another dimension and she followed thinking it the only way to return to normal. In this new world she found herself her brothers only form of food for years resulting in a deeply traumatized and emotionally scared Monet.
She was rescued years later by the mutant Gateway who had become a mentor to her sisters who had posed as her after her disappearance. As Penance she joined the team and Jubilee treated her like a pet. After Marius now Emplate battled the team she merged with her sisters and was finally free of the form but her sisters were now trapped. Monet quickly established herself as the “bitch” of the group facing off with Jubilee int he danger room and stealing Synch Jubilee’s potential boyfriend right from under her.
When Emplate again tried to capture her, her sisters were also freed from the prison body. Her father chose this time to take her and her sisters away from the school and she was enrolled in a private boarding school. She saved her new classmates from Vampires before returning to Generation-X. Her relationship with Synch grew stronger and they shared a telepathic link which resulted in further trauma when he was killed in a bomb explosion. When Emma Frost had seemingly returned to villainy and Banshee became a drunk her school was shut down and the students went there separate ways.
Along with teammates Jubliee and Husk they joined Banshee’s paramilitary operation X-corporation as “Banshee’s angels”. When he was severely injured the team fell apart and she took up a modeling career and was on the cover of vanity fair. She then joined Madrox’s X-Factor investigations where she shared a one night stand with Madrox and befriended Banshee’s daughter Theresa Cassidy. Monet recently revealed that she was a Muslim by religion, teammate Darwin is also apparently infatuated with her. She also was lured into a trap set by Baron Mordo who was suffering from Cancer and needed to absorb her vitality to save his life.
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Gallery dedicated to Synch and Monet