''Often imitated, never duplicated.'' Monet describes herself in Generation X #48, February 1999.
Real name: Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix Other known aliases: Penance Occupation: Student and hero. Current group affiliation: X-Men Past group affiliations: Generation X Major enemies: Phalanx, Emplate First appearance: Generation X #1 (as Penance) Origin: Description: Monet is an exceptional looking young Algerian woman of 5'7'' tall and weighing 125 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes.
43 STR 33
18 DEX 24
18 CON 16
10 BODY 0
18 INT 8
18 EGO 16
14 PRE 4
20 COM 5
9 PD 0
7 ED 3
4 SPD 12
13 REC 0
36 END 0
41 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 121
Powers, Skills and Equipment
6 EC (6)
6a) 4/4 Armor
15b) 10" Flight,x4 Non-Combat,Concentrate(-1/4) 2
20 24 Mental Defense
41 MP (62),Concentrate(-1/4),Reduced Penetration(-1/4)
4u 10D6 Mind Control,telepathic contact 6
4u 12D6 Telepathy 6
5 UV Vision
10 Eidetic Memory
3 High Society 12-
0 Lang: Algerian,native
4 Lang: English,native accent
3 Speed Reading
8 4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)
Powers Cost: 129
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
15 Distinctive,"Beautiful and well endowed Algerian woman.",
20 Hunted,"Mutant haters and various villains.",as powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
15 Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Snob",common,strong
10 Rep,"Stuck up mystery mutant with a convoluted past.",occur
5 Rivalry,"Wants to lead.",professional
15 Secret ID,"Monet St. Croix"
15 Watched,"by the White Queen and Banshee.",more powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 130
Experience Spent: 20
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: Although the first M displayed a number of other abilities, I made this write up reflect only powers and skills the real Monet has displayed.
History: The daughter of the rich and eccentric Ambassador St. Croix, Monet was a spoiled child. She was
"daddy's little girl", Cartier favoring the over-achieving Monet over older brother, Marius, and younger twin sisters, Nicole and Claudette. Being spoiled, Monet was, naturally, arrogant and pompous. Tragically, it
has been revealed that Marius was, in fact, responsible for their mother's death. When his mutant power first manifested, and his mother tried comforting him, Marius instead supped on her and killed her, knowing full well what he was doing. Marius was, of course, then kicked out of the house by their father, and did not come back for quite some time.
Everything seemed to be fine in the St. Croix residence, until the day
Marius, who had seemingly just come from another dimension and altered
himself physically, asked Monet to join him on his quest to conquer the
world. Monet, having no desire at all to rule the world, declined Marius'
"offer", in fact, she went a little too far, and teased him about his
appearance. Finally having enough of his sister's big mouth and attitude,
Marius transformed Monet, apparently through magical means, into a
red-skinned, untouchable, mute creature, unable to use her own mutant
powers. From that moment on, Marius referred to his sister as "Penance",
Monet's own sort of penance for her 'holier-than-thou' attitude.
The second after Monet's transformation into Penance, the twins - Nicole
and Claudette - walked in on Marius and the red creature. Angry that Marius returned home
despite their father's protest, the twins used their powers to banish
their brother to another dimension. As Marius was being transported to
that other dimension, he told Penance to come with him, as he is the only
one capable of reverting her back to her original body. Penance agreed,
and came with Marius to the other dimension. However, Penance never was
reverted back to Monet. Instead, Marius, now calling himself Emplate, used
his very sister as his meal, feasting on her genetic marrow for energy.
Back at home, the twins were left confused as to who the red creature was
with their brother. They did, however, know that Monet had mysteriously
gone missing. Afraid their father would break down, and the household
would fall apart, the twin sisters merged bodies and replicated Monet.
Everything about the twins' version of Monet was like normal, including
her physical body, personality, and powers. Everything would have been
perfect, if it weren't for Claudette's autism. Since both the twins'
personalities were combined, Claudette's autism would sometimes take
effect, leaving "Monet" in catatonic stupors.
Concerned of his favorite daughter's constant "black-outs", Cartier St.
Croix enrolled 'Monet' in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. While the
Monet-twins happily studied at the Academy, the true Monet was suffering as
Emplate's main sustenance. In fact, Marius fed off of Penance so much that
he permanently gained her physical attributes, spiky hair and claws.
Penance ended up suffering at the hands of Emplate for
several years before Gateway would rescue her, and bring her to Generation
X. Unable to communicate, the physically deprived and drained Penance was a
complete enigma to Generation X, with Penance was just as riddled by her
Months after the arrival of Penance, Emplate returned to the Academy to
reclaim his meal. Extremely angry that he has been deprived of his main
sustenance, he and his newly formed Hellions stormed Generation X. While
there, he revealed to Generation X that 'Monet' is really his sister.
Unfortunately for Emplate, Generation X, with the help of Bishop, defeated
him and saved Penance.
Later on, it was finally revealed that 'Monet' was truly Nicole and
Claudette in disguise. While in a battle with Prime Sentinels, 'Monet' was
blasted by a Sentinel, and buried under a pile of debris. When teammate
Synch cleared off the rocks, he did not find *one* M, but two! However,
despite their cover being blown, the twins still did not explain why they
masqueraded as Monet in the first place.
It would be soon after the twins' revelation that Emplate came back to
terrorize the young mutants. During the battle, the twins merged with
Emplate, creating a new persona, called M-Plate. When the three of them
separated, they knew each others' secrets... including what really
happened to the true Monet St. Croix! The twins kept the secret for a
short time, though Synch eventually found out when he accidentally synched
with the twins' telepathy and found out their secrets. Everett managed to
convince Nicole to finally reveal the secret of Penance, and the entire
truth, to the rest of the team.
Immediately after Nicole revealed to Generation X who Penance really was,
the twin sisters merged back together to form "M". Using their combined
powers, the twins somehow switched bodies with Penance, leaving the twins
in the Penance body, and Monet in her own, true body. At long last, Monet
St. Croix was herself again! However, that left the twins trapped in
Penance's body for quite awhile. It wasn't until Jubilee caused an
explosion which, once again, separated the twins from each other, and left
the Penance body to become its own being.
Recently, Cartier St. Croix finally visited his three daughters in
Massachusetts, after having heard that Marius was severely injured. He
also wanted to see his daughters, and make amends with them for having
neglected them for so long. However, his way of showing he cared and
listened to Monet's needs was to transfer her out of the Academy!
Apparently, Monet had been telling her father how she hated being in the
Massachusetts Academy, so he transferred her to another exclusive boarding
school in the Swiss Alps. Monet seemed to be adapting fine to her new
school, but she soon found out that the headmaster there was really a
vampire, who was responsible for a number of deaths in the school. Monet
quickly defeated him, and the school was burned down. After, M had a
choice to go to any school she wanted, but she chose to return to the
Massachusetts Academy, where she continues to stay today.
Currently, Monet and fellow teammate Everett have started seeing each other
romantically, despite Jubilee's understandable objections. However, their relationship will not last long at all Since Everett's death, Monet is no longer focused in her
training sessions, and has lashed out at opponents during battle. Although
the other members of Generation X seemed to have moved on already, Monet is still
feeling the pain of Everett's death. However, the why's and how's of
Everett's death remains to be answered.
Note: In the 1996 Generation X film the part of Monet St. Croix was played by Amarilis, who also played Patty Gilbert on the television series Sweet Valley High.
Trivia: The first M was Monet's twin younger sisters, who first joined Generation X while imitating Monet.
Powers: Monet is a mutant who possesses various superhuman powers including superhuman strength and invulnerability, the ability to fly, high level telepathic powers, resistance to mental powers and superhumanly acute night vision. She also possesses extraordinary intelligence, although it is unclear whether it reaches superhuman levels. Since no detailed research has been done into Monet's powers she may well possess others.
While she was Penance, Monet was stuck in a nearly invulnerable, razor sharp and mute body.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
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Last Updated - July, 2002