Musician, former thief
Place of Birth
Former ally of the X-Men and New Mutants
Able to teleport herself and others across interstellar distances. However, her powers do not allow her to teleport any distances under a light year so she must use her Dyson Sphere as a midway point on shorter travels. Apparently, she must specifically know any location to which she teleports herself in order to do so.
Guitarist and singer
Born in England, Lila Cheney grew up a natural performer. She would entertain her parents with fantastic stories of alien worlds. In actuality, Lila's stories were not made up, but were actual experiences from her using her mutant powers of teleporting across interstellar distances.
At one point, the alien Spyder (who was an entrepreneur that headed an intergalactic network called the Webb) discovered Lila’s mutant abilities. Spyder then financed Lila's kidnapping and took her from Earth and sold her into slavery. However, the beings who owned Lila later forfeited their ownership of her back to Spyder, who had financed her purchaser. Eventually, Lila escaped and ended up traveling the galaxy, making an abandoned Dyson Sphere (a colony that has been built around a star) her home. (To learn about the above highlighted character, network, and/or place, just click on their names above.)
Over time, Lila became a master thief and a talented musician. Eventually, Lila acquired a team of supporting musicians and roadies both alien and human (employing image inducers as disguises when necessary), and soon became a famous singer on and off Earth.
At one point, Lila planned to "sell" the Earth into slavery by sending it through a stargate. However, her plans were foiled when her drummer betrayed her to the Vrakanin Charasulla. However, their attack on Lila was foiled when the New Mutants intervened (they were at Lila's concert). In addition, the New Mutants convinced Lila to give up her thieving ways. (To learn about the New Mutants, click on the highlighted name above.)
Soon afterward, Lila became romantically involved with the New Mutant, Sam Guthrie (aka Cannonball). The two maintained an on-again, off-again relationship. In addition, Lila found herself allying with the New Mutants on multiple occasions. On one occasion, she joined them in locating the Shadow King’s Gladiators. This trip introduced her to Alison Blaire (aka Dazzler) who at one time briefly became Lila’s keyboardist and back-up singer to Lila's band, "Cat's Laughing." (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the different characters and/or team. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits on the Dazzler's bio page.)
Later on, Lila also helped the X-Men, the Starjammers, and Deathbird thwart a Skrull takeover of the Shi’ar government. (Click on the names above to learn about the highlighted teams, characters, and/or races. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit on Deathbird's bio page.)
Several years later, the alien thief Jornik broke into Lila's Dsyon Sphere and looted it. So, Lila and Strong Guy (her occasional bodyguard) went in search of it. However, during their search, the two were attacked by the K'lanti race, who were looking to get back their twice-stolen harmonium. Unfortunately, this attack left Strong Guy in a coma which left Lila devastated. But, luckily, Strong Guy recovered. Soon afterward, the two resumed traveling together. (To learn about Strong Guy, click on the highlighted name above.)
Recently, Lila was one of "198" mutants who retained their powers after the events of M-Day. Based on her abilities and background, Lila was considered a high level threat by ONE (Office of National Emergency). Therefore, Lila left Earth and returned to touring the galaxy. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the group, event, and/or organization. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the M-Day's bio page.)
To learn a little more about Lila Cheney, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Cheney,_Lila. (Note: Beware of the revealing/form-fitting outfit on Lila Cheney's bio page.)
In the film X2, "Cheney, Lila" appears on a list on William Stryker's computer files. (Her name is listed on the very top of the list--highlighted in yellow--on the second picture posted above.)