Wipeout (comics)

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Uncanny X-Men #236
Created by Chris Claremont
Marc Silvestri
In-story information
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Press Gang
Abilities remove powers from mutants or other superhumans.

Wipeout is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #236.

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.

When an amnesiac Havok was brainwashed into serving as a Genoshan magistrate, the insane Cameron Hodge killed Wipeout to frame Havok, who was slowly remembering his true loyalties to the X-Men.

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.

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