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Copycat
Copycat Vanessa Carlysle.jpg
Copycat, Deadpool: The Circle Chase #4 (Nov 1993)
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Mutants #98 (Feb 1991)
Created by Fabian Nicieza
Rob Liefeld
In-story information
Alter ego Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Weapon X
Six Pack
X-Force
New Mutants
Notable aliases Titania,[1] Garrison Kane, Domino, Nurse Veronica, Patricia Muggins, Christina Valentino,[2] Cheryl Marks, Debbie, Marguerite, Amy and numerous others
Abilities Shape-shifting,
Power mimicry

Copycat (Vanessa[3] Geraldine Carlysle[4]) is a deceased fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe, and a former member of X-Force.

Contents

Fictional character biography

Under the orders of Tolliver, Copycat infiltrated X-Force in the shape of Domino, while she was prisoner. Her mission was to blow up X-Force's headquarters in order to kill Cable. But she became attached to the team members and failed her mission. Tolliver sent Deadpool to force her to set the bomb. Deadpool would be put in her place, if she refused. Deadpool blew Copycat's cover to X-Force and left them for dead after blowing up the complex without knowing that X-Force had already escaped.

Vanessa briefly hid herself under the false identity of a twin of one of her friends, Tina Valentino. Deadpool and his associate Sluggo finished by meeting with her, but they killed Tina instead, thinking they had killed her. She moved in with Garrison Kane in San Francisco, until Cable found them.[5] They were all transported to the microverse where they fought Psycho-Man. Later, she broke up with Kane and came back to live with Deadpool. Deadpool's feelings towards Siryn grew, so she left him after having taken his appearance to attack her, in hopes of souring their potential relationship.

Some time later, Copycat was captured by Weapon X. The treatments of Weapon X destroyed her memory and she forgot her mission. Recruited by Sabretooth, Deadpool received an order to kill her. He tried to warn her, so Weapon X sent Kane to kill the both of them. Deadpool left her to fight against Kane; however, she was killed by Sabretooth. She died in Deadpool's arms.[6]

Powers and abilities

Copycat is such a powerful and precise metamorph that she can duplicate another being down to the cellular level. Because of this she is able to replicate superhuman powers, abilities, and even mental imprints so closely that telepaths have trouble identifying her. Copycat simply requires knowledge to duplicate someone's appearance, but needs physical contact to duplicate anything else. She is also capable of turning into animals, finding these forms easier to maintain than human shape.[7] Weapon X modified her powers by accelerating the rate at which she could duplicate others. However, as a side effect of this enhancement, Copycat began to lose her memory and was unable to hold any solid form for long periods of time.

Other versions

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Age of Apocalypse

Copycat in the Age of Apoclypse, Amazing X-Men #1, art by Andy Kubert

In the Age of Apocalypse, Copycat was a member of the Brotherhood of Chaos, an elite religious group affiliated to the Church of the Madri. She served alongside other members such as Madison Jeffries and Spyne. She was often referred to as Sister Vanessa or Sister Carlysle. She died fighting Jean Grey and Weapon X.[8]

In other media

Television

  • Copycat appeared in the X-Men episode "Sanctuary." She appears amongst the mutants on Asteroid M. Copycat later appears in "Secrets Not Long Buried" where she is one of the many residents of the mutant-dominated community of Skull Mesa.

Film

Footnotes

  1. ^ Deadpool 3 (38-45) ((Mar through Oct 2000)), Marvel Comics
  2. ^ X-Force 1 (20-24) ((Mar through Jul 1993)), Marvel Comics
  3. ^ X-Force 1 (11) ((Jun 1992)), Marvel Comics
  4. ^ X-Force 1 (20) ((Mar 1993)), Marvel Comics
  5. ^ Cable (37) ((Nov 1996)), Marvel Comics
  6. ^ Deadpool 3 (59) ((Dec 2001)), Marvel Comics
  7. ^ Deadpool 3 (59) ((Dec 2001)), Marvel Comics
  8. ^ Weapon X 1 (2) ((Apr 1995)), Marvel Comics

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