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Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)

The Religious Affiliation of
Mirage
Danielle Moonstar

Religion: Native American religion (Cheyenne) / Teutonic paganism CBR Scale: M

Name: Mirage

Alter Ego: Danielle Moonstar

Other Names: Moonstar; Psyche; Spellbinder; Dani

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982): "The New Mutants"

Creators: Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod

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

Number of Appearances: 470

   Comic Book Appearances: 469

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: X-Men; The New Mutants; X-Force; Young X-Men (teacher); Mutant Liberation Front

Enemy of: Heka-Nut

Birth Place: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Race: Native American

Gender: female

Excerpts

BELOW: Eric Gitter ("Ink") explicitly refers to Danielle Moonstar's Native American ethnicity when he calls her "the Indian chick.":

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.

Eric Gitter (Ink) calls Danielle Moonstar (a Cheyenne Indian) Pocahontas, using the name as something of an ethnic slur.

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)

Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)


This character is in the following 68 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Contest of Champions II
Dark Avengers #8 (Oct. 2009): "Utopia, Chapter Five" (3-panel cameo)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion"
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1" (3-panel cameo)
The Defenders
Excalibur Annual #2 (Oct. 1994): "A Change of Worlds"
Magik
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982): "The New Mutants"
Marvel Team-Up Annual #6 (Oct. 1983): "The Hunters and the Hunted!"
The New Mutants
New X-Men
Secret Wars II
The Uncanny X-Men
X-Factor
X-Force / Champions Annual '98 (Dec. 1998): "Demon from Within"
X-Force
X-Men
The X-Men and the Micronauts #1 (Jan. 1984): "First Encounter"
X-Men Forever
X-Men Unlimited (vol. 1) #42 (Apr. 2003): "Fear" (lead character)
X-Men: Black Sun #4 (Nov. 2000): "Fourth Spell: Light the Fire!"
X-Men: Divided We Stand #2 (July 2008): "The Sun Also Sets"
X-Men: Legacy
X-Treme X-Men #46 (June 2004): "One For My Lady... ...One More for the Road"
Young X-Men


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Moonstar.html
  - http://www.comicvine.com/moonstar/29-1463/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/moomoq.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/minmiss.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/m3.html
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/x0xaxl.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/pspt.htm
  - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0751367/fullcredits
  - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290334/trivia