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Shard

Real name: Unrevealed (Perhaps Shard is her real name)
Other aliases: None
Identity: The general public is unaware of Shard's existence.
Occupation: (current) Member of X-Factor, (former) Commander of the X.S.E.
Legal status: None
Place of birth: An unidentified area of the United States Northeast in the 21st century
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Bishop (brother), Grandmother (real name unrevealed, deceased)
Base of operations: X-Factor Headquarters, Falls Edge, Virginia
Group affiliation: X-Factor
First appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #17

History: Shard and her older brother Bishop were raised in the 21st Century, some eighty years into an alternate future, by their grandmother. In this timeline, the X-Men were betrayed by one of their own and killed, causing a disaster that caused the government to place an "M" tattoo over the left eyes of all mutants. After their grandmother died, Shard and Bishop took to the streets until the Xavier Security Enforcers, or X.S.E. approached them for membership.

The X.S.E.'s purpose is to find and train young mutants and to protect the dream of human-mutant harmony created by Professor Charles Xavier, much like the X-Men in the present. Bishop and Shard were the two youngest mutants to be promoted to be officers in the X.S.E., and Shard was the youngest commanding officer in the history of the X.S.E.

Some time after taking command of her own squad in the X.S.E., Shard was killed. Her essence was transferred into a holographic matrix projector that was worn on the wrist of her brother. When Bishop followed the criminal Trevor Fitzroy through one of Fitzroy's time portals into the present, the holographic projector went with him.

Bishop, now stranded in the present and a member of the X-Men, programmed Shard's matrix into the Cerebro computer in the mansion that housed the X-Men. Now, wherever a holographic projector existed in the mansion, Shard would be able to appear. However, the matrix projector on Bishop's wrist still held Shard's essence, which was seemingly destroyed in a fight with another criminal from the future called Mountjoy.

Bishop took the broken projector to Forge, who used his mutant power over technological equipment to fix it. At the request of Shard, the member of X-Factor known as Wildchild stole the projector, allowing Wildchild and Shard to meet up with Storm and Bishop on the West Coast. While on the West Coast, the projector was stolen by Professor Stephens, who was working for the organization Humanity's Last Stand and their leader, Bastion. Placing Shard's essence in an energy containment chamber, Stephens attempted to discover how the device could be used to control Shard. During the assault on Stephen's lab by Bishop, Storm, and Wild Child, Shard destroyed the matrix projector, seemingly sacrificing herself. However, a reaction with the energy containment chamber and the projector reformed Shard's essence into a photon-based life form, which could move and act without being restrained by holographic projectors. Shard returned to X-Factor, and is attempting to turn X-Factor into the prototype team for a revival of the X.S.E. in the present day.

Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: White (no visible pupils)
Hair: Blonde

Strength level: As a photon-based light form, Shard appears to have the same level of strength she had in human form: that of a normal woman of her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.

Known superhuman powers: Shard is a life form based on particles of light called photons. She can control her density at will, and uses this power to pass through solid objects. She has also retained the mutant power of potent blasts of self-generated bioelectric energy that she had before her death in the 21st century.

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