Alter Ego: Danielle Moonstar
Other Names: Moonstar; Psyche; Spellbinder; Dani
First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982): "The New Mutants"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 470
Comic Book Appearances: 469
TV, Film Appearances: 1
Enemy of: Heka-Nut
Race: Native American
BELOW: Eric Gitter ("Ink") explicitly refers to Danielle Moonstar's Native American ethnicity when he calls her "the Indian chick.":
Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 8, panel 2. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: religious ethnicity identified by name; Native American religion; Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)
BELOW: Eric Gitter ("Ink") calls Danielle Moonstar (a Cheyenne Indian) "Pocahontas," using the name as something of an ethnic slur. Moonstar ignores this jibe (as she's busy defending herself from his super-powered punches). The truth is, Danielle Moonstar really does identify strongly with her Native American ethnic background. Even in these action-packed panels one can glimpse the Native American decor she has chosen for her home.
Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 16, panels 2-3. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: decor; slurs and nicknames; Native American religion; Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)
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