Mirage (New Mutants) Character Profile

Day two of character profiles, and this time we’re focusing on Mirage!

Name: Danielle “Dani” Moonstar

Superhero Name: Mirage (originally known as Psyche)

Created By: Chris Claremont

Moonstar by Salvador Larroca

Played By: Blu Hunt

Powers: Can telepathically create illusions of her opponents fears and wishes, psionic and energy manipulation

Mini Bio: Dani is a Northern Chayenne mutant from Boulder, Colorado. Her powers manifested when she saw a vision of her parents killed by a demon bear, which soon came true. She was then raised by her grandfather, who was killed by The Hellfire Club, who were looking to recruit Dani to their ranks. Luckily, Professor X managed to take her in and help her control her powers. During her time with the New Mutants, she developed a strong bond with Wolfsbane.

First Comic Appearance: The New Mutants, published September 1982

Most Common Team Ups: The New Mutants, X-Men, Agent Of SHIELD, the Valkyrie

Comic Recommendations: New Mutants by Chris Claremont (her debut), Fearless Defenders by Cullen Bunn

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