So, if you've noticed by reading the title to today's post, today I'll be briefly talking about one of the most oddest and definitely one of the least favorite additions to the X-Men roster in years, Maggott.
Thx to Shlomo BTW, for the timely suggestion;)
Created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Maduiera, Maggott's weird, blue-skinned as debuted in Uncanny X-Men#345(Vol.1) (Jun '97).
Right from the start, you knew he was misfit among the more normal-looking members of the X-Men.
I mean, he had those two slug creatures always around him, but then you find out why, and you're like "His mutant power is what!?"
Yeah, it turns out, those two slugs of his named Eeny and Meeny, are physical, sentient manifiestations of his digestive track.
Basically, they go out and eat whatever they want(like goats) and then come back, slip right back into his stomach, and that's how he gets his nutrients/food to survive.
Yeah, not exactly a super-handy mutant "power" to have while in a fight.
I mean, what's he going to do? Sic his digestive tract on the bad guys?
Uh yeah, no.
His only claim to fame upon his introduction, was having been saved by Magneto when he was a young boy in his native home of South Africa. Mags was nice enough to tell him he was a mutant, and even how to function/deal with his unique digestive issues.
Which goes to show you, Magneto really does love his fellow mutant man/woman, and hates us humans enough to save the life of a mutant garbage disposal and his two stomachs. Thx Magnus. Fucker.
He soon grew up, left his home, and journeyed to the states so that it'd be convienent to run into the X-Men at some point in time, and sucker them into letting him join.
Seriously, as far as new recurits go, the late 90's was not a good portion of that particular decade when it came to the new X-Men.
Celila Reyes was the probably the only one other than Cannonball worth a damn due to her medical training background, otherwise you had Marrow, Reyes, Cannonball and Maggot.
What was that the sound we all heard back then?
Oh yeah, that was the sound of the bottom of the barrel being scrapped.
Maggott stayed on the team for exactly as long as it takes to you to finish a cup of coffeer, and then he was demoted and told to go join Generation X.
That didn't last that much longer either.
Then we find out Maggott's the guest of a lovely little place called "Neverland."
No, not Michael Jackson's love/rape-nest. but a concentration camp belonging to Weapon X.
It's there where he's killed off.
And despite being a former X-Men, none of his former teammates really avenge him.
I know he has one of the dumbest super-powers around, but the poor guy at least deserved better than that fate.
Be that as it may, that's how Maggott ultimately ended up.
Seriously Scott Lobdell....WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING!?