Monday, February 15, 2010


Real Name


Terrorist; former operative of Professor X, arena fighter, bodyguard, Morlock leader, fashion model


Place of Birth

Known Relatives

Group Affiliation
X-Cell; formerly Genoshan Excalibur, Arena, Morlocks



165 lbs.



Callisto had heightened strength, agility and reflexes, augmented by her tentacles, which can adhere to any surface. Her five senses were superhumanly augmented. She had particularly good night vision. She also had an accelerated healing factor.

Callisto is a natural-born leader, huntress, and fighter skilled in virtually every form of hand-to-hand combat.

Other Info
Callisto used to be young and beautiful. However, one day catastrophe struck: she became blind in her right eye and and was left horribly disfigured. Callisto decided that society had little use for a beautiful women who was beautiful no more, she rebelled against society and decided to go underground where it was safe. She quickly made a huge abandoned military tunnel (called "the Alley" built underneath Manhattan in the 1950s) her home. (To learn about "the Alley," click on the name above.)

With help from Caliban, Sunder, and Masque, Callisto organized a community of mutant outcasts called the Morlocks. (Unknown to Callisto, the Morlocks were being manipulated by the Dark Beast--a twisted alternate version of Hank McCoy.) (To learn about the above characters and teams, just click on their highlighted names.)

Later on, Callisto abducted the X-Man Angel as a consort. Angel's X-Men teammates invaded the Alley to rescue their teammate, but they were captured as well. The team's leader, Storm, challenged Callisto to combat. In the following battle, Callisto was almost killed by Storm. Because she lost the battle, Callisto lost the mantle of Morlock leader. Storm let Callisto rule the Morlocks in her absence which lead to Callisto's hate towards Storm. (To learn about Storm or the X-Men, click on their names above. Note: Beware of the VERY risque pictures on Storm's bio page.)

However, over time, Callisto grew to respect the X-Men and their founder, Professor X. In fact, one time Callisto saved Professor X's life after a beating by anti-mutant protestors. (Click on his name above, to learn about Professor X.)

Unfortunately, later on, Callisto and her growing band of outcasts fell victims of a massacre orchestrated by Mister Sinister and his team of Marauders. The few Morlocks who survived, including Callisto, were treated by Moira MacTaggert on Muir Island. In gratitude, Callisto appointed herself MacTaggert's bodyguard and assisted Cyclops against the mutant-hating Master Mold. (To learn about the above characters, team, and place, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the revealing/form-fitting outfits worn by Emma Frost on Cyclops' bio page, and for the revealing outfit on the Marauders bio page.)

Later, she was captured by Masque (who had, via the young telepath Brain Cell, enslaved the remaining Morlocks). To taunt her, Masque restored Callisto's long-lost beauty, altered her memories, then freed her in New York to be hunted down. Butr, the X-Man Colossus protected Callisto. However, before Masque escaped he returned Callisto to her scarred appearance. (Click on the highlighted characters and place above to learn more about them.)

When the government anti-mutant persecution increased, Callisto and her protégé, Marrow, attacked official Henry Gyrich; however, they were held off by Spider-Man, who in turn helped battle Prime Sentinels. Severely wounded, Callisto was cared for by Marrow. But, the Dark Beast manipulated her into leaving.

Callisto resurfaced as a mutant gladiator in the mysterious Arena. Her body had been given tentacles by a surviving Masque. However, when Storm was pressed into Arena performance as well, Callisto and Storm joined forces with Storm's allies to topple Masque. At Storm's request, Callisto joined Professor X's efforts to rebuild the decimated nation Genosha. (With her tentacles, Callisto frequently use multiple throwing knives.) (To learn about the places above, just click on their names.)

In the aftermath of the House of M, Callisto lost her mutant powers, and her tentacled arms were returned to normal. She then joined up with X-Cell (a group of mutants who blame the government for M-Day events). (To learn about the House of M/M-Day and/or X-Cell, click on their highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the few revealing outfits on the House of M bio page.)

To learn more about Callisto, click on the following link, (Note: Beware of a couple revealing outfits worn by Callisto on her bio page.)

The Callisto in the movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, is a bit different from the one in the comics. In the movie, she has slightly different powers and she isn't blind; therefore, no eye-patch.


  1. The tentacles are kind of gross... I'll bet she's glad she doesn't have them anymore ;-) Also, in the old cartoons, Callisto's character looks like a man. Just sayin'.
    All in all, sounds like another tragic life... is there ever going to be a happy bio?

  2. Was there a specific reason for tentacles of all things? Is an octopus her favorite animal, did she have contact with something with tentacles prior to the second mutation or is the bad guy that psycho?

  3. Well, from all the research I can just looks like Masque was just psycho and gave Callisto tentacles. From what I have read...Masque just seems like a psycho villain changing people's faces and what not (that's his powers).