REAL NAME: Mariko Yashida
KNOWN ALIASES: None
OCCUPATION: Adventurer, reality traveler
PLACE OF BIRTH: Tokyo, Japan
MARITAL STATUS: Single
KNOWN RELATIVES: Parents (estranged)
GROUP AFFILIATION: Exiles, X-Men
HISTORY: Mariko Yashida grew up in Japan, raised by strict
parents who held Mariko to incredibly high standards. At thirteen,
Mariko realized she was a lesbian. Her parents forced her to hide
her true feelings and, as she grew older, Mariko grew rebellious.
When Mariko's mutant powers manifested, her parents believed
their daughter was cursed. Mariko thought otherwise and used her
powers to escape her family and joined the X-Men. She took the
name Sunfire and fought valiantly for Professor Xavier. Shortly
thereafter, the Timebroker plucked Sunfire out of her reality
and placed her with the Exiles.
He informed Sunfire that if she did not help the Exiles succeed
in their mission her powers would manifest as uncontrollable radiation.
During her initial missions, Morph helped her adjust to being
an Exile and, in the process, developed feelings for Sunfire.
Morph eventually revealed his feelings for Mariko, but was rebuffed.
Morph still cared deeply for her and agreed to remain friends.
In a reality where the Legacy Virus combined with a techno virus, Sunfire briefly dated Spider-Woman, but the relationship ended when the team completed their mission and teleported away. On a subsequent mission. Sunfire was bitten by an Avenger vampire. The Exiles sought to save her by defeating Captain America, whom they assumed to be the head vampire. Regaining consciousness just in time, Sunfire was able to save this reality from the brutal reign of the new vampire king, Union Jack. The dying Union Jack cast a spell on the Exiles as they teleported away and the team was separated. Nocturne and Sunfire were returned to the Legacy Virus world. Stranded for weeks, Sunfire's relationship with Spider-Woman became very serious. Sunfire was the happiest she had ever been. Eventually, against Sunfire's wishes, the Timebroker reunited the Exiles and Sunfire lost her true love. With no time to rest, the Timebroker sent them on their next mission: to prevent the Thing of the Fantastic Four from destroying New York City. During the battle, the Exiles discovered the Brood had infected Mimic during their separation. The Brood-controlled Mimic suddenly attacked his teammates. As the team fought him; Mimic collapsed a building and Sunfire, in an attempt to save lives, was crushed and killed. It is unknown how this will affect Sunfire's home reality.
HEIGHT: 5 ft. 6 in.
WEIGHT: 125 lbs.
SUPERHUMAN POWERS: Sunfire was a mutant with the ability to
produce super-hot plasma at temperatures that could conceivably
rival that of the sun. She could also use her heat-producing abilities
to generate thrust. allowing her to fly close to 100 miles an
NOTE: Copied from The Official
Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men, Age of Apocalypse 2005