Cassandra Nova
Cassandra Nova
Personal Info:
Real Name: Cassandra Xavier
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: New York City, New York
First Appearance: New X-Men 114
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Hellfire Club
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: X-Men and Professor X
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Cassandra is a mummudrai and is able to copy the DNA of sentient beings and use it to construct a physical body for herself.
Healing: Cassandra can manipulate DNA she copies to act as a rapid healing factor.
Phasing: Cassandra can manipulate DNA she copies to phase through solid matter.
Telepathy: Cassandra has vast telepathic abilities on par with Charles Xavier after copying his genome.
Telekinesis: Cassandra has vast telekinetic abilities after copying Charles Xavier’s genome.
Possession: Cassandra has the ability to take over and possess another being.
Astral Projection: Cassandra is able to enter the astral plane.
Cassandra is a "mummudrai," a parasitic life form born bodiless on the astral plane composed of living emotional energy and legendary for appearing to every being in-utero shortly before birth as their ultimate opposite. The creature that would become known as Cassandra Nova appeared to the unborn Charles Xavier, copying his DNA to create its own body, in effect becoming his twin sister. Sensing its monstrous thoughts, Charles attempted to kill the creature resulting in its physical body being stillborn; however, the mummudrai survived as chaotic cellular matter and clung to a sewer wall for decades, rebuilding its physical form and perfecting its effort to mimic human traits. During this time, she grew convinced that the womb in which she had fought Charles and the universe she now inhabited were one and the same, a universe in which only she and Charles were real, and that her purpose was to destroy every illusion Charles held dear: his dream, his X-Men and his beloved Lilandra.