Religion: not determined yet
Name: Jack Fenner
Other Names: Mr. Fenner
Number of Appearances: 2
Note: "possessed" by X-Man
Jack Fenner was a young man who lived in Burton, California. He was seen, wearing a sports jersey with a large number "06," in a crowd of dozens of people who seemed like they were sleepwalking while chanting "I'm an X-Man."
Jack Fenner has short red hair and freckles.
Norman Osborn sent his newly formed government sanctioned "X-Men" team to investigate. The Dark X-Men traveled from their New York City headquarters to the hospital in Burton, California where Jack Fenner was brought after the "sleepwalking" incident. Apparently Mr. Fenner was the only "victim" of this sleepwalking incident who they singled out to investigate further. Norman Osborn's "X-Men" (Mystique, Mimic, Dark Beast and Michael Pointer/Omega) went into the hospital room in which Mr. Fenner was under observation. While the Dark X-Men interviewed Jack Fenner, the powers of Michael Pointer and Mimic (which both involve absorbing powers from mutants) went crazy. Then energy emerged from Jack Fenner, the source centered on his brain. The energy coalesced into an ambiguous spirit form, a form that finally solidified into Nathan Grey, the immensely powerful mutant known as "X-Man."
Nathan Gray had long been thought to be deceased, but apparently his powerful soul or essence had not fully crossed over into the afterlife. It had remained extant, despite his body having been destroyed. X-Man's essence had reached out to living people and caused the "sleepwalking" incident that first attracted the attention of Norman Osborn's Dark X-Men. Jack Fenner was apparently a sort of focal point or anchor among living beings, an anchor that Nathan Grey was able to use in his effort to "get home" or return to life.
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