Sunday, March 17, 2013


Real Name 
Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle

Terrorist; former mercenary, actress, adventurer, prostitute
Place of Birth
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Known Relatives
Burt Carlysle (father, deceased), Dorothy Carlysle (mother)
Group Affiliation
Formerly (as Copycat) Weapon X, Six Pack; (as Domino) X-Force/New Mutants 


6’ (variable)

148 lbs.

Red (variable)

White (variable)

A powerful metamorph, Copycat could precisely duplicate another being’s appearance down to the cellular level. As a result, she could replicate superhuman powers and abilities. She has survived otherwise fatal wounds by copying healing factors. Modification by Weapon X accelerated her ability to duplicate others. 


Other Info
Born of Dorothy and Burt Carlysle, Vanessa Carlysle learned that she was a metamorph (a shape-shifter). After her parents found out that she was a mutant, she was kicked out of the house. This lead to Vanessa falling into a life of prostitution in Boston. It was then, when she eventually met and fell in love with mercenary Wade Wilson (aka future Deadpool). Carlysle was soon saved from Wilson’s vengeful employers by Zoe Culloden (a time-traveling agent of Landau, Luckman & Lake who had journeyed into the past to prevent Wilson’s eventual self-destruction that lead to him becoming Deadpool). However, when Vanessa returned home, Wilson breaks up with her because he has cancer and he doesn't want to subject her to the pain of watching him die. She pleads with Wade to reconsider, but Wade refuses and Vanessa is left heartbroken. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters and/or company.)

Soon afterward, Copycat became a mercenary herself. She soon was employed by arms dealer Tolliver, who had her impersonate the mercenary Domino to spy on Cable and to bomb X-Force’s headquarters. To do so, she joined Cable’s new X-Force strike team as "Domino." However, Copycat (as Domino) becomes a motherly figure to the New Mutants. And after various situations (fighting Proteus, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and seeing Cannonball "resurrected"), Copycat started to think of the X-Force as her friends and is not able to go through with the plan to kill Cable. Due to this, Tolliver dispatched Deadpool to force her to bomb the team. Instead, X-Force learns some truth; they learn about the bomb plan but they still think Copycat is Domino. Cable allows the base to be blown up so that Tolliver will think X-Force is gone. This lets Cable take the fight to Tolliver with Copycat (as Domino) in tow without Tolliver guessing the plan. However, at Tolliver's, Cable discovers the real Domino has been a prisoner all along still without realizing that the Domino he had been recently working with was Copycat. While Cable is distracted with freeing Domino and chasing Tolliver, Copycat slipped away. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or teams, just click on their names. Also, Copycat posing as Domino is shown in the third picture posted above.)

After this, Copycat went into hiding. Eventually, she was found by Deadpool and Sluggo who were about to kill her when Domino showed up with Hammer and Grizzly. They handily take out the two mercenaries and recruit Copycat to help them find Cable's X-Force. Despite Domino constantly threatening to kill her, Copycat is honest in leading the trio to X-Force. However, upon finding Cable and the X-Force, Copycat slipped away and escaped again. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters.)

Later, Copycat became involved in the hunt for Tolliver’s will, during which she was wounded by Slayback. Her injuries would have proved fatal, but she survived by copying Deadpool's healing factor. (To learn about Slayback, click on his name above.)

Afterward, Copycat sought to live a peaceful life in San Francisco with Garrison Kane, but she soon encountered Deadpool, Cable, and Domino again. But, they were all captured by Psycho-Man and transported to the Microverse (he sought Kane’s advanced technology). She was eventually rescued by Kane, Cable, Domino and the Microverse’s resident heroes, the Microns. Then upon returning to Earth, Copycat and Domino finally made peace. (To learn about the characters, place, and/or race above, just click on their highlighted names.) 

Later on, Copycat went on to join the subversive Weapon X project alongside Kane. She was sent to recruit Deadpool into the program; however, the power enhancement by Weapon X began to affect her memory, and she lost track of her mission. Her powers also began to fluctuate to the point where she couldn't even hold her own form. Deadpool was subsequently recruited by the Weapon X Project to eliminate Copycat, but he refused and tried to escape with her. Due to this, Weapon X sent Kane to kill both of them. Deadpool fought Kane on his own, while he left Copycat in a safe place. However, it would appear that Kane had been a diversion to keep him away while they sent their top killer to deal with Copycat: Sabretooth. Deadpool frantically attempted to give Copycat his healing factor, but she was unable to hold onto life long enough to copy his power. She died in Deadpool's arms, confessing her eternal love for him.  (To learn about the project and/or character, just click on their highlighted names.)

To learn a little bit more about Copycat, just click on the following link, (Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit wore by Copycat on her bio page.)

In the film X2, "Vanessa Carlysle" appears as a folder on William Stryker's computer files. (Her name is listed on the very top of the second picture posted above.) 

1 comment:

  1. She's had a really sad life. I feel like if anyone would have helped her as a kid, she would have been so good. Too bad she wasn't able to go to Xavier's school...