Vange Whedon, art by Igor Kordey
|First appearance||X-Treme X-Men #21|
|Created by||Chris Claremont
|Alter ego||Evangeline "Vange" Whedon|
|Abilities||Ability to transform into red dragon|
Evangeline "Vange" Whedon is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. Whedon is a lawyer and her mutant ability is to transform into a red dragon. Her first appearance was in X-Treme X-Men #21.
Fictional character biography
Vange Whedon is a lawyer and a member of the Mutant Rights Coalition (or Mutant Rights League). Her ability to shapeshift is triggered when she comes in contact with blood. Evangeline used to be a successful prosecutor until others learned that she was a mutant. She was fired instantly and evicted from her apartment the next day. Her fiancé left her with an e-mail and her family disowned her.
When the X-Men Bishop and Sage were being held in police custody, Whedon and the Mutant Rights League staged a protest for their release. While Evangeline was talking to Detective Cardones, a human struck the detective with a brick. The blood from the wound dripped on to Whedon, and caused her to shapeshift involuntarily. She transformed into a beast that resembled a dragon, and was out of control. Sage was able to stop Vange momentarily, while Bishop calmed her down enough to revert to her human form.[volume & issue needed]
Evangeline was called to Los Angeles when the X-Men needed legal help. Evangeline succeeded in getting Marie D'Ancanto, an anti-mutant terrorist, given a second chance by the X-Men, under probation and hired her as an assistant. Evangeline also helped the X-Men against a lawyer secretly working for the psychic mutant Elias Bogan.[volume & issue needed]
X-Men: The 198 Files reveals that she kept her powers after the "Decimation" of the mutant population - the government considers her a 'Significant' national security threat. She currently still acts as the X-Men's lawyer.[volume & issue needed]
In Generation Hope #8, she is Teon's lawyer and defends him in court to keep him from being returned to the custody of his parents.
Powers and abilities
Vange Whedon is a metamorph, and can transform herself into an enormous winged red dragon. This can be triggered consciously or by the presence of blood. In this form she has all the powers of a dragon, such as fiery breath and tough scales.
- Issue 40, January 2004