Former Covert Operative, government agent, adventurer, criminal
U.K. (criminal record in Canada and U.S.)
Place of Birth
Formerly Weapon X, X-Factor, Alpha Flight, Omega Flight, Gamma Flight
Animal mutation and genetic imprinting grants him augmented strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, hyper-keen animal senses, regenerative powers that repair his body on a cellular level, razor sharp teeth and claws on his hands and feet.
Wild Child is an excellent and experienced hand to hand combatant, having received training from the likes of Wolverine.
When Kyle Gibney's mutant powers began to emerge at an early age, he was left with a freakish appearance. Horrified, his parents kicked him out of his home and Kyle was left to wandering the streets. Eventually, Kyle was found by the subversive organization, the Secret Empire. Gibney was experimented upon in their attempts to create a perfect killing machine. As a part of the experiment, Gibney was injected with DNA from the assassin Wyre, which left Gibney near-mindless, animalistic, and uncontrollable. (To learn about the above highlighted team and/or character, just click on their names.)
Later on, Wyre rebelled and destroyed the Secret Empire's headquarters. When this happened, Gibney was found by agents of the Canadian government and given over to Department H--then headed by James Hudson (aka Guardian) as a sanctioned program for developing Canada's superhero teams. Hudson placed Gibney in the entry-level Gamma Flight with the code-name "Wild Child." (Like all recruits, those who developed their powers sufficiently would be placed in the premiere team, Alpha Flight.) During his training, Wild Child was mentored by Wolverine--until he left to join the X-Men. (To learn about the above highlighted teams and/or character, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the very skin-tight outfits worn by some on the Alpha Flight's bio page. Also, Wild Child in one of his first outfits is shown as the first picture posted above.)
However, later on, the Canadian government disbanded the Department H program and, by extension, its hero teams. It is unknown as to what happened with Wild Child until he was recruited by Delphine Courtney and Jerry Jaxon recruited him for Omega Flight. Jaxon hoped to destroy the Guardian and his Alpha Flight (which had reassembled as a private team); however, Omega Flight was captured by Alpha Flight first and they were imprisoned. Wild Child managed to break out only once, and in his rampage, began killing indiscriminately--he nearly killed Heather Hudson. Eventually, it took Wolverine to hunt down and capture him again. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the different characters.)
During a period of time where the Alpha Flight was believed dead, the Canadian government decided to reinstate a fully-sanctioned hero team under the name "Gamma Flight." Gibney was recruited for the team and pardoned for his previous activities. When Alpha Flight reappeared, the two teams clashed. Ultimately, Alpha Flight rejected the government's support and decided to operate independently once more, where Gamma Flight decided to continue as the government-sponsored team. However, the two teams eventually met again to fight the evil Llan the Sorcerer. Gamma Flight was nearly destroyed in the final battle, but Llan was ulimately defeated. Afterward, the two teams combined into one, with Alpha Flight again reinstated as Canada's official superhero group. (To learn more about Llan the Sorcerer, click on the highlighted name above. Also, Wild Child in his Alpha Flight uniform is shown in the third picture posted above. He wore a facemask to hide his true identify from the media.)
After some time, Gibney seemed to be cured of his animalistic rages and now possessed a handsome appearance. To further disassociate from his past, Kyle took a new code-name, "Wildheart." During this time, Gibney and his teammate Aurora fell in love and began a relationship. However, Gibney slowly began to mutate back to his beastly appearance. Since he could not stand to be seen that way by his lover, he left, unaware that his sudden departure would cause Aurora's fragile psyche to deteriorate even further. (To learn about Aurora, click on the highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the revealing and form-fitting outfit on Aurora's bio page.)
Now calling himself "Wild Child" once more, Gibney accepted an offer to join the United States-sanctioned mutant team, X-Factor. This caused a bit of friction between Wild Child and X-Factor's associate, Sabretooth (who was forced by the government into service). Eventually, however, Gibney's body began mutating even further, and he quit the team to explore his new mutations and to find his true self. (To learn about the team and/or character above, just click on their highlighted names. Also, Wild Child in his most mutated form during X-Factor is shown as the fouth picture posted above.)
It is unknown how, but Wild Child is next seen in custody of the new Weapon X program, under the auspices of the mysterious Director--who hoped to use the program's mutants for the benefit of humankind, even if that meant performing deadly missions and interning mutant captives. The program’s scientist experimented on Gibney, who became more intelligent but more feral-looking. The Director found that Gibney had been twisted so many times that he no longer held an identity of his own, needing only minimal suggestions via conventional methods to follow orders like a machine or an animal. One of Wild Child's initial assignments was to recruit mutants for the Weapon X program. On one particular mission, to recruit Sunfire, Wild Child's teammate Sabretooth became annoyed with him, lashing out and severing Gibney's vocal cords, rendering him mute. Another assignment was to recruit Wild Child's one-time lover, Aurora. (In fact, this assignment was one of the reasons the Director of the program wanted Gibney in the first place.) Wild Child successfully freed Aurora from the mental asylum she was assigned; however, after Aurora was believed cured of her mental condition, she rejected Gibney due to his new freakish appearance. (To learn about the team and/or characters, just click on their highlighted names above.)
After seeing Aurora becoming increasingly romantic with the Director, Wild Child was easily persuaded to join Agent Brent Jackson who was forming a team known as the Underground, led by Cable, who was planning to take down the Weapon X program. Eventually, the Underground infiltrated the Weapon X complex, ousting the Director and nearly crippling the program. However, just before the final defeat, Agent Jackson betrayed the Underground, turning Cable's psychic powers against his allies. Jackson captured the Underground members and altered their memories to erase everything they saw and learned about the program. Jackson took credit for saving the program and was named the new Director of Weapon X. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters and/or team. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by one on Cable's bio page.)
After reality was twisted by the Scarlet Witch, on what is called "M-Day," many of Earth’s mutants were stripped of their powers. Wild Child was believed to have been among these, as his mutant energy signature was recognized as having been absorbed by the Collective. However, Wild Child reappeared not only with his powers, but with a noticeable enhancement to them. His appearance also reverted more to resemble his original form, only he had numerous piercings in his ears, eyebrows, and face. He claimed to be working for the mysterious figure named Romulus. And it appeared that his one goal is to destroy Wolverine. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or event, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits on Scarlet Witch and M-Day's bio pages. Also, Wild Child in the most recent mutation is shown in the fifth picture posted above.)
More recently, under Romulus' order, Wild Child attempted to kill Wolverine. His plan was to drop Wolverine into molten steel; however, he was interrupted by Omega Red. While Wild Child and Omega Red battled each other, Wolverine managed to flee. Unfortunately, Wild Child become distracted and was ultimately thrown into the molten steel by Omega Red after having his chest punctured. (To learn about Omega Red, click on his highlighted name above.)
To learn a little bit more about Wild Child, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Wild_Child.
In the film X2, "Gibney, Kyle" appears on a list on William Stryker's computer files. (His name is listed on the very top of the list on the second picture posted above.)