- This article is about the Marvel Comics supervillain X-Cutioner. For the crossover series, see X-Cutioner's Song.
|First appearance||Uncanny X-MenAnnual (vol. 1) #17 (1993)|
|Created by||Scott Lobdell|
|Alter ego||Carl Denti|
|Abilities||used to have an exoskeleton that gave him enhanced strength and various other weapons|
The X-Cutioner (Carl Denti) is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a former FBI agent obsessed with stalking Mutants who kill humans, and uses an array of both alien technology (such as Shi'ar power armor and Z'nox sensors) and Earthly technology (such as Sentinel propulsion units) in his quest. He first appeared in Uncanny X-Men Annual #17, in 1993.
Fictional character biography
Carl Denti's father was an army officer murdered for following an illegal order, which would later interfere with his crusade against mutants. Eventually ending up as an F.B.I. officer, Denti partnered with a contact of Charles Xavier's, Fred Duncan, who was a member of the Xavier Underground, a network of mutant supporters. Duncan maintained mutant criminal records and stockpiled weapons and technology from X-Men foes. Denti, an aspiring agent, takes the files, weapons, and technology for himself and assumes the name X-Cutioner, with the proclaimed mission of killing any mutant that has killed other people first. Denti is so "dedicated" to his mission that he will use lethal force to stop anyone from obstructing his lethal justice.
His first successful target was the mutant Tower, followed by an unsuccessful attempt on Mastermind, who was detained on Muir Island. Mastermind survived only to die of natural causes because the X-Cutioner was delayed when he encountered the X-Men. He next targeted the White Queen, only to be stopped by the father and son team of Cable and Cyclops. Later, he tracked down Skin for the murder of Angelo Espinosa, not knowing that the two boys were the same person. Working through the ranks of X-Men characters, he next encountered the Punisher, Rogue, X-Man, and Gambit. After teaming up with Gambit, Denti encountered a new X-Cutioner with similar technology.
Powers and abilities
A normal human with specialized training, X-Cutioner's weapons and technology include alien Z'nox sensors, Sentinel propulsion units for flight, Shi'ar body armor, a personal force field, a teleportation unit and various other weapons from alien races and groups.
In other media
X-Cutioner had a figure, with a removable mask, in a Toy Biz X-Men line.