Personal Info:
Real Name: Jean-Pierre
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Canada
First Appearance: Wolverine Vol.2 165
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Canada
Grudges: Wolverine and Alpha Flight
Creators: Frank Tieri and Sean Chen
Magic: Mauvais is a sorcerer who derives his power via the consumption of living flesh, growing stronger the more he eats. Mauvais can perform such mystic feats as teleportation of himself and others, moving objects via telekinesis, mentally controlling weaker minds, projection of mystic energy, illusion-casting, and even resurrecting the dead to perform his bidding.
Wendigo: Following his transformation into the Wendigo, Mauvais gained superhuman strength, endurance, and reflexes, as well as a supernaturally enhanced healing process enabling him to survive virtually any injury unharmed and immunity to all forms of disease.
Little is known about the past of the cannibalistic sorcerer Mauvais save that he attempted to conquer Canada during the French-Indian War in the mid-1700’s, an endeavour opposed by the Inuit Gods. Later, during the French Revolution of 1789, the gods caused Mauvais’ downfall, cursing him to an immovable existence and imprisoning him in the remote island prison Le Prison de la Morte.
Centuries later, the superhuman prison called “The Cage” was constructed atop the ruins of the French prison, and two guards discovered Mauvais’ still-immobile form. Hoping to kill the mutant adventurer Wolverine, who had been sentenced to the Cage after being framed for murder, the guards awakened Mauvais and bargained with him to kill Wolverine in exchange for his freedom.