Harness (comics)

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Harness
Newmutantsann7.jpg
New Mutants Annual #7, The first appearance of Harness and Piecemeal
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Mutants Annual #7
Created by Fabian Nicieza
Guang Yap
In-story information
Alter ego Erika Benson
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Alliance of Evil
A.I.M.
Abilities Concentrated energy handcuffs links her to her victims, restraining or paralysing them and causing intense pain.

Harness (Erika Benson) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. Her first appearance was in New Mutants Annual #7.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Erika Benson was the mother of Gilbert Benson, the mutant boy named Piecemeal who merged with the resurrected Proteus. She had been employed by A.I.M. to take Piecemeal around the world, absorbing all of the ambient energy of Proteus in their effort to recreate him.[volume & issue needed]

Harness fought various members of the X-Teams when they were attempting to stop A.I.M.'s plan.[volume & issue needed] She was taken into custody after the death of her son.[1]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Harness wore an armored suit that projected a pair of energy handcuffs she could use to mentally control her son Piecemeal. These energy handcuffs were generated by her mutant power, but she may have needed the suit to focus it. The suit enhanced her strength and had a teleportation device, as well as a host of lethal weapons. She also appeared to have cybernetic connections to the suit itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ X-Factor Annual #6