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Husk

Real name: Paige Guthrie
Other aliases: None
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Student, adventurer
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record, still a minor
Place of birth: Cumberland County, Kentucky
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Father (deceased), mother, Samuel (Cannonball, brother), Joshua, Jebediah (brothers), Elizabeth, Joelle (sisters), other unnamed brothers and sisters
Base of operations: X-Corps Headquarters, (formerly) The Massachusetts Academy, Massachusetts
Group affiliation: X-Corps, (formerly)Generation X
First appearance: X-FORCE #33

History: Paige Guthrie is the sister of Sam Guthrie, the X-Man known as Cannonball. After Cannonball left Kentucky to join the New Mutants, Paige remained on the Guthrie farm, unaware of her mutant abilities. When she was thirteen, her mutant powers manifested. Paige kept her powers a secret for three years until her brother and his fellow X-Force member Meltdown (then known as Boomer) returned to the Guthrie farm for a vacation. While on vacation, Cannonball and Boomer were captured by the Upstart Siena Blaze. The Upstarts, which included Blaze, Shinobi Shaw, Graydon Creed, Trevor Fitzroy, and the Fenris twins, Andreas and Andrea Strucker, were involved in a contest devised by the Gamesmaster to capture the surviving members of the New Mutants and the Hellions. The captured mutants were to be taken to the Gamesmaster's hideaway in France to be hunted down and killed.

When Cable and the remaining members of X-Force traveled to the Guthrie farm to investigate, Paige revealed that she was a mutant. After X-Force defeated Trevor Fitzroy at the Guthrie farm, Paige used her mutant power to shapeshift into an insect to follow them through one of Fitzroy's portals. She arrived in France without X-Force's knowledge and witnessed the apparent defeat of X-Force and the New Warriors by the Gamesmaster. Coming out of hiding, Paige requested an audience with the Gamesmaster and challenged him to a contest with the lives of her brother, X-Force, and the New Warriors at stake. Paige defeated the Gamesmaster in a contest of wits, and the two teams were freed by the Gamesmaster. Deciding to request assistance from Charles Xavier on perfecting her mutant powers, Paige returned to the Guthrie farm.

Soon after, Paige was kidnapped by Harvest, a member of the techno-organic race known as the Phalanx, and taken to California to be experimented on by the Phalanx, who were attempting to learn how to assimilate mutants into their collective. Paige was rescued due to the combined efforts of Banshee, Jubilee, Synch, the White Queen, and Sabretooth, as well as her fellow abductees M, Skin, and Blink.

After her rescue from the Phalanx, Paige, now calling herself Husk, enrolled in Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters at its new location in the newly re-opened Massachusetts Academy, and is now a member of Generation X.

Height: 5 ft. 7 in. (can vary when shapeshifting)
Weight: 100 lbs. (can vary when shapeshifting)
Eyes: Blue (can vary when shapeshifting)
Hair: Blonde (can vary when shapeshifting)

Stength level: Husk has the normal human strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.

Known superhuman powers: Husk is a mutant metamorph, who is able to change her physical form by tearing off her outermost layer of skin. Husk has been able to shift into anything that does not exceed her body mass. Any extra mass left when she shifts into a smaller form (such as a bird or insect) is shunted into an unknown extradimensional space, and will return to Husk when she resumes her human form. Husk prefers to change herself into a form resembling her own, but composed of a different element, such as silver, stone, and steel, with the appropriate properties of those forms, including an increased strength and resistance to injury. However, any injuries that Husk incurs while shifted will remain when she returns to human form.

Note: The Husk of the alternate reality of the Age of Apocalypse demonstrated an increased proficiency in her metamorphic ability. She was able to shift into liquid substances, including complex acids capable of affecting organic steel. Husk also had the ability to change only part of her body (such as changing a hand into a bladed weapon). It is assumed that with practice, the Husk of our reality will be able to perform these same feats.

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