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Real Name
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Eric Gitter
Current Alias
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Ink

Identity
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Alignment
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Affiliation
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Universe
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Base Of Operations
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York

Characteristics
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Eyes
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Hair
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Unusual Features
Body covered with tattoos

Status
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Occupation
Adventurer, student

Origin
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Mutate (Human augmented by Leon Nunez's powers)

Creators
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First appearance


History


New Mutants

Ink was one of the members of the New Mutants team that was organized by Cannonball. He was a loud-mouthed, rude teenager who didn't care what others thought about him, as proven by when he stood up to two police officers who wished to arrest him in a tattoo parlor. He fought back using his bio-hazard tattoo, which produced the same effects as a biochemical weapon, making the police officer instantly very sick. Despite this, he was arrested anyway.

While sitting in jail and waiting to rot, Eric sassed a guard who ended up freeing him. As they were leaving, the guard turned off an image inducer and revealed himself as Professor X, who still believed in him. It was decided that, even though he was not a mutant, he would stay on the team.

Ink eventually befriended most of his teammates, especially Graymalkin.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

Ink has no powers of his own. Instead, he had access to a mutant Tattoo artist, Leon Nunez, with the power of granting superpowers to other beings by tattooing iconic power symbols on them, evocative of the power he wants to bestow. The downside to this is that it takes away a little bit of his will every time he does it. Nunez made Ink believe that his powers were his own, purposely misleading him into believing he was a mutant.

Ink has been shown with the following tattoos and powers:

  • The tattoo on his right palm in the shape of a biohazard symbol which causes his victims to become extremely ill.
  • The tattoo on his left hand gives him super strength. The lines look similar to the banding on Colossus' flesh when he transforms, indicating a toughening of Ink's flesh also.
  • The two lightning bolt tattoos on his head give him telepathy, but this can be blocked by psi-shields.
  • The tattoos of wings on his back grant him flight.
  • The "explosive" symbol tattooed on his right bicep allows him to blow up objects and punch through walls.
  • The Caduceus symbol on his left hand grants him the power of healing others.
  • It has not been established what power (if any) the circular tattoo with a serrated interior on Ink's left shoulder grants, or if it was even made by Leon Nunez.

Abilities

None known.

Strength level

Unknown.

Weaknesses

None known.


Paraphernalia

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


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Trivia

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