Name: The Host
First Appearance: Mystique #7 (Dec. 2003): "Tinker, Tailor, Mutant, Spy: Chapter One"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 4
Enemy of: Mystique
Occupation: freedom fighter
Nation: South Africa
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.
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