Unrevealed; former mutant aid worker, terrorist, vagrant
Place of Birth
Unrevealed borough of New York City
Carolina Callasantos (sister, deceased); Matteo Callasantos (brother, deceased); Thornn (Lucia Callasantos, sister)
Formerly X-Corporation, Mutant Liberation Front, X-Force, Morlocks
Feline characteristics, including cat-like agility, animalistic sensory perceptions, and superior fighting abilities. She can leap fantastic distances and use her claws and fangs as deadly weapons. Her tail is prehensile, allowing her to grapple opponents or manipulate various objects.
Hand-to-hand combat, urban survival
Maria Callasantos grew up in New York City with her three siblings, Lucia, Matteo, and Carolina and their mother and father. Their father beat their mother and abandoned the family after the birth of Carolina, the youngest of the children. One of Maria's only joys was keeping the pigeons on their rooftops as pets. (To learn about Thornn, click on the highlighted name above.)
Maria blamed her two younger siblings for their father deserting them. So, when Carolina fell down a staircase to her death while Maria was babysitting her, it was always questioned whether Maria had actually pushed Carolina to her death. In addition, Matteo was chasing Maria's pet pigeons on the tenement roof when he allegedly tripped over the ledge to his death as well.
Later on, when Maria's mother had an alcoholic and cocaine-addict boyfriend, her mother too became addict as well. Lucia's mutations began to emerge, much more slowly than Maria's, and caused her to start growing fur. When Lucia was seventeen, Bellinger tried to rape her, but Maria (who was fifteen and whose mutations had emerged much more quickly) stopped Bellinger and killed him. Knowing that Maria had murdered Bellinger, Maria's mother killed Maria's pet pigeons in revenge. Caught up in her anger, Maria killed her mother in retaliation. Now alone, Lucia and Maria had no place to live, but the streets. However, soon the two mutants were able to find refuge with the sewer-dwelling group, the Morlocks. (To learn about the race and/or team above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit worn by Emma Frost on the Mutants' bio page.)
As a part of the Morlocks, Maria called herself "Feral" and Lucia called herself "Thornn." At on point, Feral refused to join Masque's army of Morlocks, and she fled to the X-Mansion. She agreed to join the New Mutants in return for their help in taking down Masque--the team soon after became X-Force. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the character, place, and/or teams.)
Feral was with the X-Force for a long time, joining them on all their early adventures, including one that brought her into conflict with her sister, Thornn, when Masque's Morlocks teamed up with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. However, Feral's naturally ferocious nature brought her into conflict with her teammates on many occasions, most notable they time she almost killed Cannonball during a training exercise. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the team and/or character.)
Later on, X-Force came into conflict with the Mutant Liberation Front (a terrorist organization fighting for mutant rights, who had kidnapped the anti-mutant activist Henry Peter Gyrich). The team's leader, Reignfire, convinced Feral to switch allegiances, and caused her so much anger to attack Gyrich; however, she was stopped by the X-Force's leader, Cable. (To learn about the highlighted team and/or characters above, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the form-fitting outfits on the Mutant Liberation Front's bio page.)
Feral was later seen when her sister, Thornn, was captured by the New York City police. Cannonball was present when Feral confronted Thornn. Thornn revealed that she had seen Feral kill Harry Bellinger, and Cannonball provoked Feral into admitting that she had murdered her mother. Although Feral tried to fight her way out, she was eventually defeated and arrested.
During her time in prison, Feral discovered that she had contracted the mutant-killing Legacy Virus. She was eventually broken out of prison, whereupon she joined other Legacy Virus victims who were focused on finding a cure. After failed attempts to find a cure, Feral began to feel the effects of the virus more than ever. Soon the virus began to affect her mentally. Distraught from her illness, she accepted she would accept King Bedlam's offer and joined his team of New Hellions. Feral's participation in the group would put her at odds once again with X-Force. During one confrontation, Feral seriously wounded X-Force member Siryn by slashing her vocal cords. (To learn more about the virus, team, and/or characters above, just click on their highlighted names.)
After some time, after all of her experiences, Feral decided to make a change. This change led her back to the good side. She contacted Charles Xavier and, with his acceptance, joined the X-Corporation, in their Mumbai Branch. In this position, she was joined by her sister, Thornn, former X-Force team-mate, Warpath, and one time X-Men, long time ally Sunfire. (To learn about the characters and/or team above, just click on their highlighted names.)
When the events of M-Day occured, Feral was stripped of her mutant powers and look. However, both Maria and Lucia's feline appearances slowly returned, but their powers remained suppressed. It was soon after this, that Feral accompanied Sasquatch, Wolfsbane, Thornn, and Wolverine to the Weapon X compound to search for Wild Child. While on this trip, Feral was confronted by Sabretooth; however, without her powers, she didn't stand a chance against Sabretooth, and she was killed. (To learn about the highlighted event and/or characters above, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the M-Day's bio page.)
More recently, Feral has made mysterious appearances. After some time, it was discovered (even as a surprise to Feral too), that she was just a ghost. Eventually, Feral discovers that her mission is to be a beacon to other worldly forces to lead them to Wolfsbane. In addition, she finds out that if she follows orders, she is promised to get back her body back.
To learn more about Feral, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Feral_%28Maria_Callasantos%29.
In the film X2, "Callasantos, Maria" appears on a list of names found on William Stryker's computer files. (Her name is listed on the very top of the list on the second picture posted above.)