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Real Name
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Douglas "Doug" Aaron Ramsey
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Identity
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Alignment
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Affiliation
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Relatives
Philip Ramsey (father);
Sheila Ramsey (mother)

Universe
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Base Of Operations
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; Hellfire Club, San Francisco, California

Characteristics
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Occupation
Adventurer, student

Education
Courses at Hellfire Club

Origin
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Mutant

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First appearance


History

Quote1 Everything is Language. I am Language. I am Everything. Quote2
-- Cypher

Early Life

Doug Ramsey was born to Philip and Sheila Ramsey. Doug's father was a lawyer in Salem Center who had helped Xavier sort out the legal aspects of setting up the School for Gifted Youngsters years before, though he was unaware that Xavier was a mutant, nor that any of his students were either. Doug grew up in Salem Center and became friends with Kitty Pryde, the X-Man Ariel, who he met after she moved to Westchester County to join Professor Xavier's school. Both shared an interest in computers and video games which brought them closer together.

Massachusetts Academy

Professor Xavier believed (for reasons unknown) that Doug was a mutant, but took no action to recruit him for the school. Selene made the same discovery and did attempt to recruit him, offering him a scholarship to the Hellfire Club Academy in hope of inducting him into her adolescent Hellions, to serve the Hellfire Club's sinister needs.

New Mutants

Inspired by the teamwork displayed by the New Mutants, Doug decided to betray the Hellions and join the team formed by Cannonball.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

Omnilingual Translation: Cypher is a hyper-linguist, and has a superhuman facility for translating any languages, spoken or written, human or alien in origin. His superhuman skill also extends to his great facility in deciphering codes and computer languages as well as understanding hidden intentions and body language. Cypher's skills are such that he was once able to make great headway in translating the written language of an extraterrestrial race in a matter of minutes. Cypher's mutant talent for translating differs from the translating ability that a human who is a genius in this field, yet not a mutant, possesses, even though both people might achieve the same results with any given translation problem. Cypher's mutant talent is an intuitive one which works on a subconscious level, and which may in part be related to telepathy. A non-mutant human, even a genius, will have to work out a translation consciously, step by step. Rather than working the problem out step by step, in his conscious mind, Cypher instead subconsciously solves the problem. Hence, Cypher can reach the correct solution by means that appear to be leaps of logic, and he himself may not have been consciously aware of the entire process by which he reaches the right answer.

Abilities

  • Training in hand-to-hand combat
  • Gifted intelligence

Strength level

Cypher possess the normal human strength of a young man of his age, height, and build who engaged in regular physical exercise.

Weaknesses

None known.


Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

  • Cypher's sprite was made by User:Loupi of the M:AA Fanfic Wiki.


Trivia

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