Cipher (Character)

Cipher (1)

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Marc Guggenheim and Rafa Sandoval 

1st appearance: Young X-men #8, 2009

Real Name: Alisa Tager

Nationality:  Unknown

Team Affiliations: X-men, Young X-men

Legal Status: Uknown

Height: 5’7                     Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown                    Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Trained in unarmed combat by Cyclops and Jean Grey

Powers: She has the powers of invisibility and intangibility.  Like Shadowcat she can use her phasing to give the impression of flight, she can also disrupt the central nervous system and electronics when she phases through them causing a burst of electrical energy. Like Susan Storm of the Fantastic four she can render herself invisible but unlike sue she can also make herself undetectable to telepaths and eve hide her heat signature.

Cipher is on the run from a mysterious assailant and infiltrated the Xavier institute while Jean Grey was still alive. Inexperienced with her powers Jean detected her and trusting that her remaining hidden would be of use to the Xavier institute she and her husband Cyclops personally trained the young woman in the use of her powers in secret. She only revealed herself to teammate Blind Fold who she aided on many occasions.

When Donald Pierce impersonated Cyclops and formed the new X-men she tried to stop him along with Greymaken but was defeated. When Pierce was outed and the y-men attacked the team she revealed herself to them and aided them in battle. She joined the x-men on Utopia and participated in stopping the riots in San Francisco.


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