|History: Penance has
perphaps the most confusing history of all the
members of Generation X, but I'll try to make it
as simple as possible.
Penance was brought to
the Massachusetts Academy by Gateway. She had
been the prisoner of Emplate for an extended
period of time and his sole source of sustenance.
Her name was taken from the one word Gateway said
when he brought her to the academy, 'penance'.
Frightened and determined not to lose her freedom
again Penance escaped from the med-lab and into
the woods surrounding the school. Chamber was the
one who eventually made contact with her and she
became a part of the team.
When Emplate captured
Generation X he turned Penance into one of his
slaves, once more, but eventually resisting his
control she turned on him and prevented him from
killing the mutant Bishop. Emplate was shocked
and called her Yvette before fleeing with his
Later the truth about
Penance was revealed. Emplate (Marius St. Croix)
was tired of his sister Monet who was beautiful,
smart and powerful but was unbelievably egotistic.
He eventually trapped her in the mute, deaf body
of Penance untouchable in mind and body, as
punishment. She then became his main source of
sustenance. Monet and Marius' younger twin
sisters, Claudette and Nicole, decided that they
would take Monet's place and used their mutant
abilties to fuse into one being. They hoped that
by taking Monet's form their father would never
realise what Marius had done. However during a
battle with the Prime Sentinels and explosion
occurred which reverted the twins to their
individual forms. Later they decided that it was
unfair for Monet to be trapped in the Penance
body so she was returned to her own body and the
twins were trapped in the Penance form. During
the school dance Emplate attacked in an attempt
to regain possession of Penance. Jubilee became
extremely angry and caused a huge explosion which
not only took out Emplate and destroyed Proudstar
Hall but also freed the twins from the Penance
body. That night Penance awoke and burrowed her
way out of the med-lab and into the woods. She
later returned to the Academy, and Generation X.
hatred was extremely strong in the school,
Penance was sent to the home of Ambassador St.
Croix in Monaco along with Artie and Leech.
Strength level: Normal
for a girl her age, weight and height who engages
in regular intensive exercise.
abilities: The surface of Penance's body is
atrophied to the extent that her skin and hair
are as sharp as diamonds. She can cut through
anything she touches.