of Birth: New York, U.S.A.
relatives: Annalee (foster mother, deceased.)
affiliation: (current) none, (former) Generation
appearance: X-Men #179
distinguishing features: Green skin
|History: Little is
known about Leechs origin. He was found by the
mutant Caliban and brought him to live with the
Morlocks, a group of mutants who lived in a
network of tunnels beneath Manhattan. There he
was eventually adopted by the empath Annalee.
However his happines with his new mother was
short lived when the Marauders, a group of mutant
assassins, attacked the Morlocks, killing many of
them including Annalee. Leech was saved by his
friends, Power Pack, and by the members of X-Factor.
X-Factor was searching for it's trainee Artie
Maddicks, a mutant whose appearance is similar to
Artie and Leech became
good friends and X-Factor adopted Leech. They
trained him in the useof his power. For awhile
the two children were enrolled in St. Simon
Boarding School where they worked with six other
mutants trained by X-Factor.
Leech enrolled in the
Massachusetts Academy, along with Artie, after he
was kidnapped by Marrow and Hemingway. There he
became friends with his fellow GenXer's, Howard
the Duck and Franklin Richards. During the 'Come
on, Die Young' story arc, the Academy was deemed
too dangerous for Leech, Artie and Penance and
they were sent to Monaco to live with Cartier St.
Croix, M's father.
Strength level: Normal.
abilties: Leech has the ability to nullify the
powers of other beings, be they mutant or
otherwise. Superhuman beings lose their powers
within a certain range of Leech's body. Leech can
extend his 'dampener field' up to 30 feet or
condense it within inches of his body.