|First appearance||Uncanny X-Men #236|
|Team affiliations||Press Gang|
|Abilities||remove powers from mutants or other superhumans.|
Fictional character biography
Wipeout was an elderly member of the Press Gang, otherwise known as Magistrates, super-powered enforcers of the law on the island-nation of Genosha. Being elderly, he usually stays behind in Genosha to neutralize the prisoners brought to him by Pipeline. In one of his rare field missions, he managed to disrupt the living, sentient vehicle called Ship that X-Factor used for their headquarters.
Powers and abilities
Wipeout was capable of creating a permanent energy block in people and objects, and could use this ability to remove superhuman powers. He created self-perpetuating energy blockages in a person's system that prevented bio-genetic power from traveling from their "x-factor" gene. This power block lasted indefinitely and required no concentration to maintain -- "wiped" mutants stayed powerless after Wipeout fell asleep and after he was killed.
His ability was not limited to mutant powers. He could block mutate abilities and technological systems and block the artificial intelligence of the Celestial spacecraft known as Ship.
He could mentally remove these blocks at will.