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Wiz Kid
Real Name: Takashi Matsuya
Occupation: Student
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Other Aliases: Taki
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: X-Terminators
Base of Operations: Saint Simons Academy, New Hampshire
First Appearance: X-TERMINATORS # 1

History: Takashi Matsuya was placed as a student at Saint Simons Academy, a private special education elementary school, shortly after losing the use of his legs in the same accident that killed both of his parents. Taki, as he came to be called, held deep feelings of resentment toward his parents for abandoning him, which further isolated him from children his own age.

A computer genius and novice inventor, Taki occupied his time creating small but fantastic electronic devices. During this period of isolation, Taki first manifested his mutant ability to technoform materials to function to his specifications, even to the point of being contrary to the laws of nature and science. Shortly after first manifesting this ability, Taki was befriended by Arthur "Artie" Maddicks and the Morlock, "Leech", two mutant wards of the mutant group X-Factor, placed at the Academy to receive a mainstream education.

During a time when demons from the dimension called Limbo were loose on Earth, Taki, Leech and Artie were captured by a group of demons and taken to N'astirh, demon leader of the Limbo denizens. N'astirh needed to collect mutant children to use in an intricate magical spell which would join the dimension of Limbo to Earth forever, thereby transforming Earth into an extension of Limbo and extending N'astirh's own power.

Discovering that the three mutants were too old for his purposes, N'astirh ordered them killed. Takashi was able to save their lives only by displaying his mutant technoforming ability to create a Super-computer which would allow N'astirh to cast several spells at once. This computer increased N'astirh's power exponentially and allowed him to open the portal between Limbo and Earth more quickly, allowing all of Limbo's inhabitants to spill out.

Feeling responsible for the ensuing horror that subsequently overtook Manhattan, Taki rebelled against N'astirh and joined with the New Mutants and the X-Terminators in closing the portal.

Shortly after returning to Saint Simmons School it was attacked by the Alliance of Evil, who were pawns of Piecemeal and Harness plan to resurrect Proteus. Taki was injured in the skirmish.

On another adventure, Wiz Kid, Leech, and Artie were mistaken as aliens when joyriding in a saucer of Wiz Kid's design, the situation was soon resolved. Taki later developed a big schoolboy crush on his teacher. When he overhears the teacher's boyfriend is secretly a mutant hating bigot and conspiring to kill the mutants of Saint Simmons, Wiz Kid was instrumental in the boyfriend's arrest.

Later, Leech and Artie were taken to the new Massachusetts Academy to be trained as part of the young mutant group know as Generation X. Taki's current activities remains to be revealed.

Height: 4 ft. 7 in.
Eyes: Brown
Weight: 87 lbs.
Hair: Black

Strength Level: Takashi Matsuya possesses the normal human upper body strength of a boy his age, height and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers: Takashi Matsuya is a mutant with the ability to technoform, to psionically rearrange parts of machinery into various forms and functions of his specifications. This ability can affect metal, plastic, and glass.

Other Abilities: Takashi Matsuya is a computer genius.

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