Religion: Inhuman religion (convert)
Name: Lucas Jackson
Other Names: Lucas Washington; Lucas Jackson-Washington
First Appearance: The Thing (vol. 1) #4 (Oct. 1983): "I, Monster!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 1
Ally: The Thing
Lucas Jackson had the mutant ability to see the emotions of others and also to spread his love. He also had a grotesque appearance.
Lucas had a monstrous appearance even when he was born. After he was born his father left him and was never heard from again. For 12 years Lucas lived alone with his mother in the woods. Sheltered from the angry and suspicious people of Rock Hollow, Lucas grew up without any knowledge of hate. Nurtured by his very attentive mother, he came to a very loving boy.
When Lucas Jackson was 12 years old, the economy of Rock Hollow turned bad. The townspeople looked for a scapegoat and they came after Lucas. Lucas's mother had mostly kept her son away from town, but they were aware of him and afraid of his monstrous appearance. A mob attacked the Jackson home, killing Lucas's mother. After his mother was killed, the Thing arranged for Lucas Jackson to move to the Moon and live with the Inhumans. Presumably Lucas Jackson continued to be raised by the Inhumans, who instilled their own religious and cultural values in him. Prominent among these beliefs is an emphasis on appreciating extreme physical diversity. Central to Inhuman religion is use of the Terrigen mists to instill super-powers and physical changes (including deformities) in themselves. The Thing knew that Lucas would fit right in among the Inhumans. As the Inhumans are fairly isolationist and mono-cultural and have no real tradition or religious diversity or raising orphans in their birth religions, one can be certain that Lucas was acculturated into the religion and culture of his new Inhuman family.
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