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Gateway

Real name: Unrevealed
Other aliases: None known
Identity: None known
Occupation: None known
Legal status: Citizen of Australia with no criminal record
Place of birth: An unrevealed location in Australia
Marital status: Unrevealed
Known relatives: Bishop (son, as proclaimed by Bishop himself)
Base of operations: Ophrah Industries headquarters, Denver, Colorado; penthouse in Denver, Colorado; mountain chalet in Vail, Colorado; house on Oregon coastline
Group affiliation: X-Men
First appearance: X-MEN (first series) #227

History: Nothing is as yet known about the origin of the Australian aborigine known only as Gateway. Nor is it known how he came to be associated with the Reavers, a band of criminal cyborgs who used Gateway's teleportational abilities to travel from place to place. The Reavers forced Gateway to do their bidding by threatening to destroy a place sacred to the aborigines in a way that would make it impossible to be reconsecrated. As a result, the aborigines believed the spirits of their ancestors would be enslaved by demons. It was the Reavers who named the aborigine "Gateway." Only he apparently knows his true name. Gateway spent virtually all his time sitting atop a rock near the Reavers' headquarters in the Australian desert.

The superhuman mutants known as the X-Men found the lair of the Reavers and defeated them in battle. One of the Reavers, known as Skullcrusher, told Gateway he would release him from all vows and obligations to the Reavers if he would use his powers to transport him to safety this one last time. Gateway agreed, and Skullcrusher and two other Reavers escaped through a teleportational "gateway" that the aborigine created.

After defeating the Reavers, the X-Men took over their headquarters in the Australian outback. Gateway began voluntarily using his teleportational powers to transport the X-Men from place to place. Psylocke, a telepath who belongs to the X-Men, used her mental powers to tell Gateway where they wanted him to send them. Gateway thus became an unofficial member of the team, but he himself remains a mystery even to them.

Gateway later appeared at the campus of the new version of Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters at the Massachusetts Academy in western Massachusetts. This is where the members of Generation X receive their training in the uses of their mutant powers. Here Gateway continued his mysterious meditations, although he did break his silence to utter the name of Penance, a young mutant he brought to the school. It has been recently revealed that Gateway is weighed down by guilt for a role he played in the destruction of another group of mutant students, the Hellions. Recently, Gateway teleported away from the campus, having decided his time with Generation X had come to an end. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Height: 4 ft.6 in.
Weight: 80 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Grey-black

Strength level: Gateway possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in moderate exercise.

Known superhuman powers: Gateway possesses the superhuman ability to create a teleportational "gateway" from one location to another. A person can thus step through such a gateway to be transported instantly to a location many miles away.

It is unclear whether Gateway's powers are psionic or mystical in nature. If they are psionic, it is quite possible that he is a mutant. Gateway somehow causes a fire to appear before him when he creates one of his teleportational gateways, and he swings a bullroarer when the gateway is in operation. It is unclear what roles the fire and the swinging of the bullroarer play in the creation and functioning of the teleportational gateways.

Although Psylocke telepathically informs gateway of the location to which the X-Men wish to be transported, it is unclear how Gateway knows when the X-Men wish to return or what their exact location is at the time they wish to come back. Nevertheless, he manages to create a teleportational gateway through which they can return to his rock near their Australian headquarters when they need him to. Gateway possibly has certain telepathic powers of his own that enable him to do so.

There are no known limits to Gateway's teleportational range; he has, for example, transported the X-Men from Australia to the United States and back using his powers. However, presumably Gateway can only create teleportational gateways to other locations on Earth and not to other planets or otherdimensional worlds.

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