The Religious Affiliation of
The Host

Religion: mutant supremacist? uplifted pathogen? CBR Scale: U

Name: The Host

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Mystique #7 (Dec. 2003): "Tinker, Tailor, Mutant, Spy: Chapter One"

Creators: Brian K. Vaughan, Michael Ryan

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 4

Enemy of: Mystique

Occupation: freedom fighter

Nation: South Africa

Species: virus

Gender: female

Note: sentient pathogen?

The Host is a living, sentient pathogen that may have been developed by Harrison Taylor.

The Host infected Mystique but was ultimately defeated by her.

Reports seem to vary as to whether the Host is a mutant who can infect people with various diseases, or whether the Host is actually a sentient, living pathogen (specifically, a virus). The actual nature of the Host may have been ambiguous in the stories in which the character appeared.

The Host appeared as a "green-haired woman." Was this a human or mutant infected by the Host? Or was this the Host itself or herself?

When Mystique encountered the Host, the Host identified herself as a freedom fighter who fought to free deadly viruses.

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:

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