The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
of the Morlocks, X-Terminators, New Mutants, Mutant Liberation Front, Acolytes
Skids is a some-time mutant superhero who apparently has a strong belief in mutant supremacism. On multiple occasions, Skids has been a follower of mutant supremacists such as Magneto and Apocalypse. As a member of the Acolytes, Skids regarded Magneto as her "Savior."
Sally Blevins is a mutant known as "Skids." Skids is an attractive and amiable character who is often fondly remembered as a quasi-superheroic member of groups such as the New Mutants, X-Corporation, and X-Terminators.
But Skids has actually spent more of career in comics as part of "villainous" groups that oppose the heroes' teams. Skids is most often seen siding with groups that espouse radical doctrines of mutant superiority. Skids was first introduced as a member of the Morlocks, a group usually in opposition to the X-Men. She became a member of the New Mutants for a short time, but it wasn't long before she ended up in groups such as the Acolytes (followers of the villainous mutant supremacist Magneto) and the Mutant Liberation Front (followers of the mutant supremacist Stryfe). Later she became a follower of the mutant supremacist Apocalypse.
Except for Skids' service to Stryfe, none of these alliances were the result of brainwashing, mind control or other contrivances. In retrospect, one must wonder if Stryfe really needed to "brainwash" Skids at all, although that's the official story. Skids simply seems to agree with these would-be world-beaters and human-haters. Oddly enough, Skids friends and teammates among the "good guys" such as the X-Men and New Mutants from Xavier's school never seem to notice this disturbing pattern in Skids' frequent changes in loyalty and frequent choice to side with villains.
In her most recent appearance in Uncanny X-Men #487 (August 2007), Skids is once again part of a mutant superiority scheme, teaming up with the Morlock Masque in a bid to find Magneto and help him put mutants into power over "baseline" humanity.
In the scenes below, the Morlock mutant known as Masque speaks of a "prophet," apparently Magneto. Erg wants to show their captive (Leech) a book, which these followers apparently revere as scripture. Elsewhere in this story they speak of a prophecy. Masque and fellow Morlocks Erg, Bliss and Skids are apprently fervent believers in a prophecy, prophet and/or book of scripture that speak of mutant supremacy. It is likely this is all tied to Magneto, who is the world's foremost "prophet" of mutant supremacy. [Source: Uncanny X-Men #487, published by Marvel Comics (August 2007); written by Ed Brubaker, art by Salvador Larroca; pages 22-23.]
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