- My name is Xavin, Super-Skrull-in-training. I was forced to abandon my outpost world to protect my mate from murderous thugs like you. I'm a runaway.
- -- Xavin
- -- Xavin
Xavin's origin is the same as that of their Earth-616's counterpart.
Powers and Abilities
Xavin is a Skrull and possess all the abilities native to their species, but they also received some Super-Skrull training and Cosmic Energy augmentation. Their abilities include:
- Skrull Shape-Shifting: Like other Skrulls, Xavin is a shape-shifter. They can mentally cause the unstable molecules that comprise their body to become pliant, enabling them to assume other forms through muscular expansion and contraction.
- Cosmic Element Manipulation: Xavin was a member of a Super-Skrull Training Program to create a new generation of Super-Skrull warriors. As such, they have the ability to manipulate Cosmic Elements, similar to the powers of the Fantastic Four:
- Skrull Military Training: Xavin is a trained Skrull soldier.
- Aviation: Xavin is trained in the use of the advanced warp-drive starships of the Skrull-military.
- Unarmed Combat: Xavin is trained in the unarmed combat of the Skrull-military.
- Marksmanship: Xavin is trained in the use of the ranged energy-weaponry of the Skrull-military.
- Power Limitation: Because Xavin did not complete their Super-Skrull training, they are currently capable of manipulating only one Cosmic Element at a time.
Equipment: None known.
- Leapfrog; formerly Skrull-Ship
Weapons: None known.
- Xavin's gender identity and gender fluidity have led many fans and in-world characters to wonder about the true nature of their gender:
- As a Skrull, Xavin has always possessed a natural shape-shifting ability.
- When Karolina told Xavin she was a Lesbian, Xavin immediately replied: "Is that's all that's stopping you? Karolina, Skrulls are shape-shifters. For us, changing gender...is no different than changing hair color."
- When Molly asked why Xavin doesn't remain female all the time, Xavin compared it to her wearing the same hat everyday. They also simply state they are not like everyone else, and others may be uncomfortable with that the same way they are uncomfortable with Karolina's homosexuality or Molly's mutant genetics.
- Xavin's gender identity is sometimes also used as a metaphor for uncertainty about losing their warrior-prince identity and needing to redefine themself.
- Xavin has stated they sometimes choose to use a male form to be more intimidating.
- Karolina considers Xavin to be female, just learning to be human.
- During an argument, Xavin lost control and seemingly automatically reverted to their female form. Both Karolina and Molly interpreted this to mean that Xavin's true (or default) form was their female form.
- Xavin's chosen human forms are usually ethnically black.
- Xavin chose "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", Karolina's favorite song, as their wedding song.
- Appearances of Xavin (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Xavin (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Xavin (Earth-1010)
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