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Real name Kurt Wagner
Alias Kurt Szardos, Creeper
Species Human Mutant
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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.