Real name: Arthur Maddicks Other known aliases: Artie Occupation: Student. Current group affiliation: Generation X Past group affiliations: X-Terminators II Major enemies: First appearance: X-Factor #2 Origin: X-Factor #3 Description: Artie is a young boy with pink skin, no hair and solid white eyes. He is 4'2'' tall and weighs 67 lbs.
3 STR -7
15 DEX 15
11 CON 2
10 BODY 0
10 INT 0
23 EGO 26
13 PRE 3
6 COM -2
8 PD 7
8 ED 6
3 SPD 5
3 REC 0
22 END 0
18 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 55
Powers, Skills and Equipment
30 EC (Mutant Powers) (30),"Telepath"
47a) 8D6 Mental Illusions,Only to create picture bubbles.(-1/2),0
END(+1/2),Area Effect(+1),radius 0
20b) 8D6 Mind Control,"Mind Lock - Do and think nothing.",
telepathic contact,single command only,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
30c) 8D6 Mind Scan,+4 Plus To Roll,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
10 15 Mental Defense
13 1 LVLS Shrinking(1m,12.5kg,+2 DCV,+3 KB),Always On(-1/2),0
END Persistent(+1) 0
3 Concealment 11-
5 Disguise 12-
3 Flying Tackle
4 Martial Dodge
4 Martial Escape
3 Stealth 12-
23 Shape Shift,"Image Inducer",limited group of shapes,IAF
(-3/4),fragile,0 END Persistent(+1) 0
Powers Cost: 195
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
10 Distinctive,"Pink skin, hairless, white eyes.",easily
20 Hunted,"Various mutant hating groups.",more powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 8-
10 Physical Lim,"Mute",infrequently,greatly
15 Physical Lim,"Minor",frequently,greatly
15 Physical Lim,"Small",frequently,greatly
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Shy",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Best of friends with Leech.",common,strong
15 Watched,"by White Queen and Banshee.",more powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: I had to base Artie's powers on observations of feats he has accomplished in early issued of X-Factor. Later issues of Generation X never made use of any power of his besides making psionic holograms.
History: Dr. Carl Maddicks was the head geneticist for the Brand
Corporation. Secretly, Dr. Maddicks was also employed by the subversive
organization known as the Secret Empire. While working at Brand, Dr. Henry
McCoy, the Beast, had ingested a chemical which caused him to mutate into a
fur-covered form. The Secret Empire had wanted Dr. Maddicks to steal this
chemical, and as punishment for his failure to do so, they shot him and left
him to die. Unknown to them he was found and taken to a hospital. He
recovered and took a new job at Ryan Research, where his son Arthur joined
When Artie turned eleven, his mutant powers first manifested, changing his
features and rendering him mute. Carl Maddicks became determined to change
his son back to normal, and so kidnapped Dr. McCoy in order to force the
Beast to help him (X-Factor #2).
By leaving his notes on Artie's condition
with the Beast in his cell at Ryan and scanning his thoughts Dr. Maddicks
was able to make a chemical which was supposed to reverse Artie's mutation.
Dr. Maddicks decided to try out this chemical on the Beast first, but before
he had the opportunity, X-Factor came to save their teammate. At the same
time the security forces of Ryan were coming and Dr. Maddicks asked X-Factor
to take Artie with them, as he feared for the boy's life because of his
freakish look. He remained behind to act as a distraction, and was shot dead
by the security forces (X-Factor #3).
Artie was now in X-Factor's charge and being trained in his mutant powers by
them. A short time later, one of his fellow training companions, Rusty
Collins, was wounded by the Freedom Force, and taken into the Morlocks'
tunnels by the young Morlock girl, Skids. Artie
followed him to make sure that he was all right, leaving a message for
X-Factor (X-Factor #8).
Unfortunately, while Artie was in the tunnels the
Marauders staged their attack on the Morlocks. He met Leech and Caliban, two
of the Morlocks and the three decided to try to find X-Factor. In the end,
this succeeded, and Artie and Leech became not only training companions, but
also the best of friends.
The two young friends were after a short time enrolled into the St. Simons
school where they met Wiz Kid, a young student, who also happened to be a
mutant (X-Terminators #1).
Both Artie and Leech were kidnapped by demons
during the course of what was known as Inferno, and were rescued by their
former training partners, the New Mutants and the Wiz Kid. Together with the
Wiz Kid, they decided to go back to school (X-Factor #40).
Some time later, the Gene Nation kidnapped Artie and Leech, stating that
they were out to kill all former Morlocks (Generation X #5).
It is still unclear, however, why they decided to kidnap Artie. Generation
X, whose co-leader, the White Queen, was out
to enrol the two friends into Xavier's school for gifted youngsters, came to
their rescue. Artie and Leech now began living at Xavier's mansion, spending
a lot of time outdoors in their treehouse. They were joined there by
Franklin Richards, the son of Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman of Fantastic Four, after his
parents had vanished during a fight with Onslaught. During Generation
X's fight with Black Tom Cassidy, the Man-Thing, sensing Franklin's enormous
powers, felt that it was necessary to save the young boy from the villain.
He, along with Artie and Leech, were transported to another dimension
(Generation X #25).
Powers: Artie is a mutant with a variety of telepathic abilities.
He can read the minds of those around him, project psionic holograms
and stun opponents with his mind. Since he seems incapable of speech
he generally communicates with his holograms.