|Real name||Kurt Wagner|
|Alias||Kurt Szardos, Creeper|
|First appearance||"X-Men #1"|
Kurt Wagner is the son of the shape-shifting mutant Mystique.
Living on the Circus
After being abandoned by his mother, Kurt was adopted by the ringmaster of a circus. He grew up performing as an acrobat, and he was accepted for his skin.
On Kurt's sixteenth birthday, a bald man in a wheel chair approached him with the opportunity of a life-time. Kurt joined this man's team of mutants and became fast friends with the others, quickly claiming the title of practical joker of the team.