- Life. Death. Taking it, giving it. I give life. I take it.
With everything my powers can do...Really Miss Pryde...What can't I do?
- -- Elixir
- -- Elixir
Origin & Reavers
Josh Foley joined the Reavers, an anti-mutant group led by Donald Pierce, at the behest of his then best friend, Duncan. When Cerebro detected a mutant in the area, Dani Moonstar and Cannonball were sent to investigate. Meanwhile, the Reavers engaged a group of students from Xavier's in a fight, and Josh discovered he was a healer by healing one of his fellow Reavers. By knocking him out, he was able to hide this for a short time until he felt compelled to heal the mortally-injured Laurie Collins. Laurie developed a crush on him as a result. When the Reavers discovered Josh was a mutant with healing powers, they rejected him and retreated. Angrily rejecting Moonstar's offer to go to the X-Mansion, he went home, to find his fellow Reavers waiting for him, where they delivered a severe beating, and when his parents discovering he was a mutant, they disowned him.
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
With nowhere else to go, Josh reluctantly went to the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. He was paired with David Alleyne as a roommate; a situation that neither of them initially found appealing. Josh sent a letter home which only caused his parents to make their disowning of him formal, handing his legal guardianship to the school. Josh became friends with Santo Vaccarro and Victor Borkowski, joining the New Mutants.
Powers and Abilities
Elixir is an omega-class mutant and an Omega Level Healer, with Omega-class healing ability. He was stated to be a General Threat by the O*N*E but was orange-flagged and allegedly reclassified by the O*N*E after he used his powers offensively.
- Biokinesis: Elixir is capable of controlling the biological structure of his own and other people's bodies. He is theoretically capable of rewriting someone's genetic structure at will. He can produce biomolecular energy at will to affect organic matter he touches. This allows him to heal physical damage done to his body or the bodies of others, reactivate suppressed mutant abilities, repair cerebral functions, and alter the composition of his own molecules in certain ways. He hasn't reached his full healing potential yet. Currently he is capable of basic healing, having successfully healed broken bones, severe burns and even a mortal stab through the chest. His ability is by close proximity - he tends to touch his targets, but can heal through clothing. He may eventually develop enough control of his powers to manipulate the human genome, altering eye, hair and skin color, implanting physical characteristics or even reactivating dormant mutant or atavistic genes.
- Elixir has demonstrated increased mastery of his powers. His control over his abilities is now more refined.
- Because of his control over his own biology, Elixir has proven to be very difficult to treat medically. He usually passes out after pushing his powers too far and remains in a coma for some time.
- Dichromatimorphic Skin: After Elixir used his mutant powers to heal himself, his skin turned a golden color. This is possibly due to Elixir activating a Secondary Mutation in himself. Elixir's skin normally remains golden, but if he uses his powers to damage or kill his skin turns a deep metallic black. This appears to be a completely involuntary reaction, and it has been stated that Elixir has a hard time converting from black to golden.
Using his powers for extreme feats of biological manipulation can wear out his body, causing him to collapse.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: X-Men Blackbird
Weapons: None known.
- It is currently unknown if Elixir's gold/black skin is the result of a Secondary Mutation, as diagnosed by Beast, a side effect of his powers or a subconscious desire to be the "golden child".
- However, other speculation may be the writers poking fun at his codename, as the Philosopher's Stone, which is required to make the Elixir of Life, is also capable of turning Lead (Death form) into Gold (Healing form).
- Josh was sixteen when he joined the New Mutants.
- Elixir enjoys basketball, baseball, Frisbee and video games. He was also voted "Most Athletic."
- Elixir's sprite was made by User:Nekhene.
- Appearances of Joshua Foley (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Joshua Foley (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Joshua Foley (Earth-1010)
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