Kurt tried to stop both of them but was defeated.[41]. Nightcrawler is a mutant with the following abilities: Immortality: Nightcrawler cannot return from the afterlife due to sacrificing his soul in order to resurrect himself. Giant-Size X-Men #1 - Deadly Genesis [37], Despite being dead, Kurt somehow was able to still help his friends on occasion. Vielfras killed all of his attackers, then himself being unable to endure this monstrous lifestyle. Another motive for leaving was when the denizens of Winzeldorf invited him to visit the new Nightcrawler Museum dedicated to him. Azazel (father)Raven Darkholme (mother)Baron Christian Wagner (stepfather, deceased)Graydon Creed (half-brother, deceased)Nils Styger (half-brother)Kiwi Black (half-brother)Gloria Brickman (half-sister)Raze Darkholme (half-brother)Charles Xavier II (half-brother)Unnamed half-siblings (deceased)Margali Szardos (foster mother)Rogue (foster sister)Jimaine Szardos(Magik, Amanda Sefton, foster sister)Stephan Szardos (foster brother, deceased)Tenia Jean (daughter, deceased)Talia Wagner (Nocturne, alternate timeline daughter) Hellion | Thunderbird | Shadowcat | Skids | Azazel was a mutant that had been sealed in a pocket dimension, titling it a region of Hell and him it's lord. Nightcrawler is referenced in the song "In the Garage" by Weezer: Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9 (August 1986), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2004. [7], While meeting Amanda at an airport, Kurt recognized the plane of Arcade and overheard that he had been contracted, by Arnos, to kill Spider-Man and refused. Both Wolverine and Nightcrawler gave their lives to finish Mystique's task to send the Mother Mold, the key in the development of Nimrod, into the sun. After returning to the exchange of Dr. MacTaggert and the Highland Flyer crew with the Lightning Force Reichsrail Train, Reichsminister MacTaggart threw a nuclear grenade and Widget teleported Excalibur and Alistaire Stuart into another dimension. Storm | Nightcrawler fought with the creature, but quickly discovered that Vielfras was actually a sixteen-year-old boy named Henrik Weber, who was cursed by a Romani. There, he faced Margali Szardos, who held Kurt responsible for the death of Stephan. Member (formerly)Founding member and leader of Excalibur (formerly)Circus Performer for Herr Getmann's Traveling Menagerie (formerly). He got more comfortable with the Bamfs and learned he could piggyback on their teleportation powers to overcome the limitations of his own. When not on missions, he taught Drama to students of the reopened Xavier Institute. Concerns with Marvel and the Comics Code were often cited as reasons why that origin never became canon. [40] Everyone celebrated his return but was cut short when Mystique came looking for Azazel. To prevent the love of her life from destroying himself trying to reach her, Amanda sealed the rift with Kurt in the material world and her in the afterlife, asking him to find a way back to her somehow. Friends/Allies After briefly returning to the School for Gifted Youngsters, Excalibur returned home to rescue W.H.O. They then returned home with the rescued children in tow. After a great deal of trial and error, Nightcrawler finally succeeded in navigating through the Well and returning home. Nightcrawler does not have blue skin but a fine coat of blue fur. Margali spun for Kurt a different tale of his birth, telling him that she had happened upon him one day as she was passing by a house and saw that his father appeared to have had a heart attack and his mother was laying beside him also dead. Beast | Mercury | Do-Gooder [5] After most of the original team left for a time, Wagner, along with fellow new recruits Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, Banshee, and Thunderbird, stayed at the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters as members of the new X-Men. For the most part, Mystique being half of Kurt's parentage was always understood to some degree, but the other part of Claremont's original equation wasn't. Amanda explained the Borderlands were a way station for people with unfinished business, and that Kurt had business to take care of back on Earth. Banshee | Nightcrawler and Lockheed shared several adventures on various worlds, meeting Long John McGurk, Boggies, Jinjav Sabree, and battled the sorcerer Shagreen. 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