Created by: Scott Lobdell and Carlos Pacheco
1st appearance: X-Men #65
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Team Affiliations: X-men
Legal Status: No criminal record
Weight: 137 lbs Height: 5’7
Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown
Relatives: Unnamed mother (Deceased),Father (Deceased), Colonel Reyes (Brother)
Skills and Abilities: Possesses advanced knowledge of the medical field thanks to PHD in medicine, capable street fighter.
Powers:Cecelia has the power to generate a life force generated/sustained Force field. Unlike most other force field generators she still feels all attacks on the surface of the force field since it’s an extension of her life force. Defensive use of her powers has demonstrated that she can extend the field to envelop others and block even point blank gunfire and laser blasts. Offensively she can shape the field into a variety of shapes and forms, limited only by her imagination. She has shaped it into spikes, a bat and a club on different occasions. Her powers are instantaneous meaning she does not need to mentally turn it on or off for it to work.
Also of note, using her powers causes her physical pain each and every time it is used.
Cecilia grew up in a poor community while in her native Puerto Rico. She was the second child of her family after older brother Miguel. One day she witnessed her fathers death outside the house and unable to save him he died in her arms. This traumatic event left the young Cecelia a very motivated young woman who dedicated her life to the study of medicine.This ambition and single minded drive allowed her to leave her life in Puerto Rico and pursue her dreams in the united states.
While studying her PHD she was approached by Professor X who tried to recruit her into his first squad of X-men though she declined, preferring to save lives as a doctor instead of as a hero. After she graduated she always feared that her status as a mutant would destroy the life she had made for herself.
During Operation Zero Tolerance her fears became a reality as the X-men were captured and all their files stolen. While at work a patient who had just died came back to life and attacked her as a prime sentinel. Iceman saved her and the two were joined by Sabra and Marrow to make a short lived X-men squad which ended Operation Zero Tolerance. She remained with the X-men for some time even dating the X-men’s Beast and befriending Storm and Maggott. After battling demons however she returned to the life of a doctor.
She would soon find that leaving the X-men didn’t mean a return to normalcy when Nightcrawler critically injured teleported into her office and pulled her into the battle with “The Neo”. With Nightcrawler injured she lashed out with her powers and killed the Neo leader Jaeger. Now hunted by his team and overwhelmed by the pain she suffered from using her powers she used the drug “kick” which enhanced her powers and numbed the pain. She saved many lives while using the drug and became addicted. After she was rescued she went “cold turkey” and kicked her addiction by sheer force of will. Unfortunately she would bear witness to the death of Colossus after he injected himself with the legacy Virus cure. This lead to her remembering how her father had died in her arms years before. Again she left the X-men but was captured by Weapon X and was reunited with Maggott. She managed to survive the ordeal and returned to medicine in China town.
With the creation of Utopia she has joined up with her fellow mutants.