Hub (comics)

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Hub
HubExcalibur.jpg
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Excalibur vol. 3 #2
Created by Chris Claremont
Aaron Lopresti
In-story information
Species Human Mutant
Abilities Depowered; formerly Teleportation

Hub is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance was in Excalibur vol. 3 #2.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Little is known about Hub before she made her appearance on the desolate island of Genosha. She was one of the few survivors after Cassandra Nova programmed her Wild Sentinels to decimate the island, killing over 16 million mutants.[volume & issue needed]

Somehow she found other survivors and allied herself with Unus the Untouchable and his gang. She was a very valuable asset on the island since all forms of transport were eradicated or made useless by the resulting electro-magnetic damage. Inside of the gang, she became close friends with Hack and the two of them began to doubt if Unus' exclusive, clique-like strategy was the best way.[volume & issue needed]

When a mentally ill Scarlet Witch removed the mutant gene from over 90% of the mutant population, Hub was one of the many who lost her powers. However, Quicksilver—as an act of penance for his part in the worldwide depowering—stole some Terrigen crystals from the Inhumans in an attempt to repower some mutants. He started his mass efforts in Genosha and effectively restored the abilities of many on the island including Wicked, Freakshow, Purge, and Callisto. But in a cruel twist of fate, their abilities were amplified beyond control and quickly faded. Hub's fate since that time is unknown.[volume & issue needed]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Hub had the ability to teleport herself and others over vast distances. In Son of M #5 it is also stated that she had some kind of internal radar enabling her to psionically "scan" her destination, preventing her from teleporting into solid objects and possibly, unlike most teleporters, enabling her to teleport to destinations she had never seen before.

Other versions[edit]

X-Men: The End[edit]

Hub is shown to be on the active line of the X-Men. The team—consisting of herself, Juggernaut, Polaris, Joanna Cargill, and Kid Colossus—teleports in to save the X-Mansion from the combined attack of Stryfe, Madelyne Pryor, and Genesis. She also teleports Dust, actually Madelyne in disguise, away from the battlefield before her death, when she teleported the exploding Shi'ar guardian Plutonia into space. From her assertiveness, it can be assumed that she is the team's leader.[volume & issue needed]

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