Wild Child
Wild Child
Personal Info:
Real Name: Kyle Gibney
Also Known As: Weapon Omega, Wildheart
Place Of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
First Appearance: Alpha Flight Vol.1 #1 (1983) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Delphine Courtney, Diamond Lil, Flashback, Smart Alec, Jerry Jaxon, Omega Red , Romulus
Group Affiliation: Formerly Weapon X, X-Factor, Alpha Flight, Omega Flight, Gamma Flight, Secret Empire
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: None
Creators: John Byrne
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Enhanced Abilities: Wild Child has super human strength, speed, agility, endurance and durability.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Wild Child's primary mutant power is an accelerated healing factor that allows him to regenerate damaged and destroyed bodily tissues much faster and more extensively than an ordinary human.
Heightened Senses: Wild Child's senses of sight smell and hearing are superhumanly acute and comparable to those possessed by certain animals. Wild Child can see things at much greater distances, and with perfect clarity, than an ordinary human. He retains this same level of clarity in near-total darkness. His sense of hearing is similarly enhanced, allowing him to hear sounds that ordinary human's can't detect and sounds that they normally could hear but at much greater distances. Wild Child can use his highly developed sense of smell to track or recognize someone by their scent, even if the scent has been covered up to a certain degree or if the scent has been eroded over time by natural factors.
Teeth and Claws: Wild Child has sharpened teeth and claws which he uses as weapons.
Zoopathy: Wild Child has a limited form of zoopathy, the psionic ability to communicate with and control animals. His zoopathy only works on wolves.
Mind Control Immunity: Wild Child is completely immune to mind control, of course, his excuse for it is, in his words, "i don't have enough of a mind to control".
When Kyle Gibney's mutant powers began to emerge at an early age, he was left with a freakish appearance. Horrified, his parents kicked him out of his home, and he was left wandering the streets. Eventually found by the subversive organization, the Secret Empire, Gibney was experimented upon in their attempts to create a perfect killing machine. As a part of the experiment, Gibney was injected with DNA from the assassin Wyre, which left Gibney near-mindless, animalistic, and uncontrollable. Wyre later rebelled and destroyed the Secret Empire's headquarters.
Gibney was found by agents of the Canadian government and given over to Department H, then headed by James Hudson as a sanctioned program for developing Canada's superhero teams. Hudson placed Gibney in the entry-level Gamma Flight with the code-name Wild Child. (Like all recruits, those who developed their powers sufficiently would be placed in the premiere team, Alpha Flight.) During his training, Wild Child was mentored by Wolverine until he left to join the X-Men.
Unfortunately, the government disbanded the Department H program and, by extension, its hero teams. Gibney's subsequent activities remain unrevealed until Delphine Courtney and Jerry Jaxon recruited him for Omega Flight.
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