Beautiful Dreamer (Marvel Comics)
|First appearance||Power Pack vol. 1 #12 (Jul 1985)|
|Created by||Louise Simonson
|Team affiliations||The 198
|Abilities||Ability to psionically alter the memories via special "dream smoke"|
Beautiful Dreamer is a fictional mutant character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Beautiful Dreamer's real name and her past prior to joining the Morlocks remain unknown. She followed the terrorist Morlock leader Masque for a time and committed criminal acts by manipulating others with her mental powers at his behest. However, Beautiful Dreamer's primary motivation for doing so, as with most of her fellow Morlocks, is presumed to be her desire for company and community.
The character subsequently appears in The Uncanny X-Men #195 (July 1985), Power Pack #27 (December 1986), X-Men: The 198 Files #1 (March 2006), X-Men #183 (April 2006), and X-Men: The 198 #4 (June 2006).
Beautiful Dreamer appeared as part of the "Morlocks" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Fictional character biography
Dreamer, along with several other Morlocks, confronts the Power Pack, when the young team enters the New York City sewers to look for their lost school books. The empathic Annalee, mourning her deceased children, wishes to have Beautiful Dreamer alter the memories of Power Pack. The goal is to have the Power Pack believe Annalee is their mother. Two of the X-Men, Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde, stop this plan.
When the Morlock leader Callisto had left for a time, Masque decides to re-implent Annalee's desires. The Power Pack's parents have their memory altered and ultimately, three of the Pack. The last member, Energizer, summons help from the X-Men. Callisto returns in time to undo the plan and Beautiful Dreamer restores the minds of all affected.
Beautiful Dreamer was among the few members of the Morlocks to survive the Marauders' "Mutant Massacre", during which most members of her community were killed. She stays with X-Factor, for a while, along with her friends, Tar Baby, Ape and Erg.
There was a brief conflict with another group of Morlocks, as all of them do not get along. Dreamer's group eventually returns to the sewers in an attempt to create a new life for themselves.
Beautiful Dreamer was one of the mutants who heard Cyclops's psychic call to come to San Francisco and was going there, but she was captured by Bastion's Purifiers and injected with the Legacy Virus. She was delivered by the Leper Queen to a Friends of Humanity anti-mutant rally held in Iowa, where the virus activated her powers to the extreme, killing all of the people attending the rally by making their brains 'forget' to pump their heart; she eventually died as well because of the virus.
Powers and abilities
She possesses the ability to psionically alter the memories of others using her special "dream smoke" as a focus.
- Power Pack #12
- Uncanny X-Men #195
- X-Factor (vol. 1) #9
- X-Factor (vol. 1) #10 - 11
- X-Factor (vol 1) #12
- X-Men: The 198 Files #1
- As revealed in X-Force (vol. 2) #12
- Beautiful Dreamer at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe