Leech== Leech is a mutant boy with the ability to cancel other mutants' abilities. He was born in 1988 and was one of the first mutants to be tested in a facility without the interference of potential threats like William Stryker.
Leech was born in New York in 1988 and his parents quickly abandoned him because of his appearance as he had no hair and couldn't get close to him without feeling ' odd'. This sense of oddness could explain that Leech's parents were actual mutants themselves. Due to dr. Kavita Rao's research program, Leech was tested succesfully as his powers have proven to be the key of mutant-free society ( an experiment similar to the one in which Stryker was using his son's brain fluid to brainwash other mutants).
Leech, or Jimmy, had made friends with Artie Maddicks sometime before being taken off the streets as both him and Artie were orphans and while Jimmy was placed under a strict research program, Artie was to be taken in Xavier's institute.
Battle for the cure (X-Men: The Last Stand)
After Leech witnessed Angel flying away from the facility, the next day he would be in great danger as Magneto's Brotherhood Of Mutants have invaded Alcatraz and planned to destroy the main source of the cure.
After dr. Rao was killed, Leech was left to be found by Kitty Pryde who rescued him from the unstoppable Juggernaut whose powers were cancelled in the last second. He was saved by The X Men as he returned with them at the institute.
After being saved and the facility destroyed in the recent events, Leech became a student at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters where he would train and learn to control his abilities.
Relationships, abilities & trivia
- Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast - Friend and teacher after arrival at the institute.
- Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat - Friend and rescuer.
- dr. Kavita Rao - Doctor and examinist.
- Warren Worthington II - Test doctor.
- Cain Marko / Juggernaut - Enemy.
- Power negation - Jimmy creates a field surrounding him that nullifies the superpowers of other mutants within its range. This power, however, cannot be controlled at his will.
- Ability Surpression
- Despite that Leech is a member of The Morlocks in the comics, in the movies they are his main enemy who want to kill him for destroying the cure.