28 Feb

Subject: Meggan
Real Name: Meggan
Height: Variable Weight: Variable
Group Affiliation: Excalibur
First Appearance: New Mutants Annual #2, October 1986

Power Ratings:

  • Energy Projection: 1/7
  • Mental Powers: 1/7
  • Strength: 2/7
  • Fighting Ability: 3/7
  • Intelligence: 2/7

Ah, Meggan. I would seriously call you the lamest X-hero ever, except I don’t even think you should count as one, and other Excalibur members are still upcoming that strain all credibility. Whether or not Meggan’s a mutant will continue to be a frustrating conversation, which I guess makes it fitting that she’s paired off with Captain Britain, who, despite being the brother of a notorious mutant psychic, is not technically a mutant himself.

Which further just raises the issue that Excalibur really doesn’t deserve to be an X-book, despite several tried and true X-members migrating across the continent. Listen: Beast was a member of the Avengers for almost a decade, it does not make The Avengers a mutant group.

Sadly Lee’s apathy towards this character means we don’t get a depiction of Meggan at her most (and I’m stretching her) intriguing: being a metamorphic who actually needs to concentrate to NOT be a constantly gooping but cute mess.

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