Agent Brand

Powers: Pyrokinesis

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What!?: She shoots fire from her hand

Origin: Abigail Brand, or Agent Brand, is a half-alien, half-mutant hybrid and head of S.W.O.R.D., the organization in charge of defending Earth from alien threats. She became known to the X-Men when they discovered that she had made a deal with Ord from Breakworld to “cure” Earth’s mutants in order to avert an interplanetary war. It was foretold that a mutant would destroy Ord’s world, and Brand defended her actions as protecting Earth. Despite this, Brand and S.W.O.R.D. worked with the X-Men to stop Breakworld from attacking Earth, where Brand developed a strong attraction to Beast. Brand is momentarily taken prison by the Skrulls during their secret invasion of Earth. After the battle between the Avengers and X-Men, Brand secretly helps Magneto escape capture, revealing her mutant heritage. Brand momentarily died at the hands of Legion before he brought her back to life.

Her Deal: Agent Brand is the leader of S.W.O.R.D., basically a space version of SHIELD. For a long time, it was thoughts she was only half-alien. It was later revealed she was a mutant, even though she almost helped eliminate mutant kind in her debut story. She is technically Lockheed’s boss. Her main romantic interest is Beast.

Personality: Abigail Brand is the head of the most important intergalactic organization in her sector of space. She is very good at her job, keeping herself well informed and has a willingness to do anything to protect the Earth. She has averted dozens of potential invasions. She was even willing to get rid of all mutants, despite being one herself. She deals very much with the big picture. She has more of a dry wit and is generally more open minded than her Earthbound counterparts. In private, you could even describe her as sarcastic. Due to her mixed heritage, Brand often times feels out of place. Her hair is naturally green and she understands languages biologically incomprehensible to humans. She is more comfortable around extraterrestrials affairs.

Fun Fact:┬áPart of the reason she is attracted to Beast is because her father’s species are furry green aliens

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First Appearance: Astonishing X-Men #6 (2004)

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