|James Arthur "Jamie" Madrox|
Mutant Rights Activist
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Los Alamos, New Mexico|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Mutation resulting in an ability to create identical duplicates when host body is physically impacted.
Duplicates possess the same mass, skills, abilities and a telepathic link but independent thoughts, feelings and actions.
Each duplicate possesses the ability to duplicate themselves in the same manner as the original. When duplicates are reabsorbed into the original their accumulated knowledge and skills are absorbed.
Kinetic Uniform: Body suit designed to absorb kinetic energy to prevent the accidental creation of duplicates.
X-Factor Vol. 1 & 2
|Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 (Feb. 1975)|
|Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Chic Stone & John Buscema|
Jamie Madrox was born to two research scientists, who had been exposed to specific radiation which resulted in his mutation. Madrox's mutation became evident at birth when the doctor's spank caused him to multiplying into two identical physical beings. The twin remerged within minutes, but Madrox's parents, who were understandably alarmed, sought help from Professor Charles Xavier.
Upon Professor X's advice, the Madrox family moved to Kansas and adopted an agrarian life to give their son the advantage of privacy. Using their scientific skills, Madrox's parents designed and created a uniform that would prevent his power from activating. Madrox matured as any other child, unaware of his power but eventually realizing their was something different about him because of his having to wear special clothes.
After the death of his parents in a tornado, Madrox assumed responsibility of the family farm. He lived in anonymity for years until his uniform began to malfunction. Seeking help from Mr. Fantastic, Madrox traveled to New York. Professor X gave Madrox the option of joining the X-Men but he declined to instead serve as a laboratory assistant for Dr. Moira MacTaggert's Mutant Research Center. Eventually he would turn his abilities toward the pursuit of creating a world of peace and freedom for humans and mutants alike as the Multiple Man.
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