Comic Book Character of the Week: Karma

KARMA

First Appearance: Marvel Team-up #100 (December 1980)

Occupation: Adventurer   Real Name: Xi’an Coy Manh

Base: Mobile

Height: 5 ft 4 in   Weight: 90 lbs   Eyes: Brown   Hair: Black

Special Powers/Abilities: Has the ability to psionically possess other people, controlling their actions and turning them into virtual puppets.

“Xi’an and her brother Tran had the ability to possess others’ minds. Tran tried to force Xi’an to work with him for their criminal uncle; to stop him she absorbed his psyche into her own. She attended Professor X’s School for Gifted Youngsters, and became the first member of the New Mutants. Later, she rescued her siblings from her uncle and became the Xavier Institute’s librarian. She retained her powers after M-Day and moved to San Francisco with the X-Men.”

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Tom Brevoort, Matt Forbeck, The Marvel Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide To The Characters Of The Marvel Universe (New York: DK Publishing, 2009), 178.

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