Fantomelle (Character)

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Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Ray Fawkes and Alisson Borges

First Appearance: Wolverines #2, 2015

Alias: Elle

Nationality: Unknown

Hair: Brown                Eyes: Green

Height: 5’9                  Weight: 150 lbs

Skills and Abilities: World class infiltrator in stealth. Also has some martial arts and gymnastics abilities.

Powers: She has a healing factor which allows her to quickly recover and repair damaged tissue. She can also project illusions into the minds of others. She also has enhanced reflexes. Lastly she has a fox that travels with her; the two share a telepathic connection.

Biography

Fantomelle was created by the Weapon-X programme “Paradise” project to be the world’s greatest thief. As her name suggest she was modeled after Fantomex which was created by “The World”.  She escaped before the reformed programme was destroyed by a dying Wolverine. Making her way to Spain she began making a reputation for herself by stealing are and exotic items though she refused to steal anything that could be used as a weapon [Wolverines #3].

After the death of Wolverine she was almost caught by the Punisher while she tried to steal his famous skull emblem shirt right off his chest. Back in Spain alongside her companion they were attacked by “Siphon”, a creature that absorbs healing factors. She was saved by X-23 [Wolverines #3].

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7 thoughts on “Fantomelle (Character)

  • February 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm
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    If someone like her can stand toe-to-toe with the Punisher,then she has to be tough!

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    • February 4, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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      Ah, the whole “challenge established hero/villain to establish legitimacy” thing. And her origin story involves Weapon X. Uh-huh.

      Basically what we have here is Fantomex meets the Falcon, and I’m cool with that, but there’s a lot of groaners in the mix when you think about it.

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      • February 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm
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        I believe it best to give her character time and opportunity to develop Who knows,she could be a breakout hit and have geek girls cosplaying her at comic book conventions!

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  • February 8, 2015 at 12:38 am
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    “I steal because I like it. If you presume to tell me how to live my life, what makes you any different than the people from PARADISE?”

    Done. If you can’t figure out right from wrong, if you can’t empathize/sympathize enough to not do harm than you belong in an Image comic from the 90s and soon to be cancelled.

    Her power set makes no sense, either. Physical stuff like enhanced reflexes and a healing factor are one thing, but she’s a telepath and has a telepathic link to her fox… who somehow speaks english and understands higher concepts. It’s like Gambit, with his “mutant agility”, ability to kinetically charge things, and bizarre hypnosis power. How do they make characters like this? Pick stuff out of a hat? Mary Sue them up? roll three D6 and consult a chart?

    Marvel already has great characters that get ignored or written out, try using them rather than create more.

    Oh, and in case anyone questions my stance on it, her being a new black character means nothing. Not if they can’t make her a character with some quality.

    This is all just my opinion, and I could be wrong. If I am, feel free to inform me of how. I am not looking for a fight, but always welcome conversation.

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    • February 18, 2015 at 5:48 am
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      Do you think it’s possible that because maybe she communicated with the fox telepathically her abilities kind of reshaped it’s mind? As for the thief thing I think it’s more of the thing she was made for she might not think she can do anything else. Just an idea.

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      • February 19, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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        Your idea about reshaping the fox’s mind is interesting, and I can see it working in comic books because comics, but for her to purposefully (or even less likely subconsciously) rebuild and re structure the animal’s mind is just way too far out of what any non super genius neurosurgeon or reality warper could do. Despite my dislike of the “details” of a fictional character, I would normally think it really frikken cool to have a mentally connected pet fox. Not lately though, the local foxes have been trying to eat my old dog and need to be chased off regularly. 🙂

        As for her thinking that being a thief is all she can aspire to, I also disagree. Just from this character entry, she strikes me as a woman who is sure of her self and won’t let anyone tell her what she can or can’t do. A person like that, with that much confidence and faith in themselves, they do what they want with their lives, chart their own course. She could do whatever she likes, but what she likes is to steal.

        That said, the only thing that can stop her is to hold your hand palm out and yell “Swiper, no swiping!” 🙂

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