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Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity: Secret, presumably known to federal authorities
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with a criminal record Place of birth: Unrevealed
Occupation:(current) Professional criminal, (former) Subversive
Former Aliases: Telford Porter
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: (former) Factor Three headquarters, Europe; Beat Street Club, New York City
Group Affiliation: (former) Outer Circle of Enforcers II, Factor Three, Fallen Angels
First Appearance: X-MEN (first series) #2

History: Nothing is known about the Vanisher's past before he embarked on a one-man crime wave of spectacular thefts using his power of self-teleportation. Thanks to his remarkable successes, the Vanisher quickly assembled a criminal organization under his leadership. In his greatest coup the Vanisher stole top-secret American defense plans and demanded ten million dollars for their return. Confident that no one could capture him, the Vanisher showed up on the White House lawn accompanied by his men to claim the ransom money. Professor Charles Xavier was present and used his psychic powers to give the Vanisher amnesia. Unaware of his own powers, the Vanisher was easily captured and the defense plans were safely returned to the government.

Eventually, the Vanisher's memory returned and he escaped from prison. He then joined Factor Three, an organization of superhuman mutants intent on world domination. However, the X-Men thwarted Factor Three's efforts to bring about a nuclear holocaust . When Factor Three's leader, the Mutant Master, was exposed as an extraterrestrial, the Vanisher and other members of Factor Three teamed up with the X-Men in defeating him.

Later, seemingly tiring of high profile crimes, the Vanisher organized a small band of adolescent thieves, a number of whom had superhuman powers, called the Fallen Angels. Apparently the Fallen Angels eventually disbanded.

More recently, the Vanisher fell under the mental domination of the Darkling, a superhuman who controlled forces from the Darkforce Dimension, the realm through which the Vanisher apparently travels when he teleports. With the Darkling's defeat the Vanisher regained his free will. He soon joined the Outer Circle of the second criminal team to be known as the Enforcers. The Outer Circle met defeat at the hands of Spider-Man and apparently disbanded. The Vanisher's current whereabouts and activities are unknown.

Height: 5 ft. 5 in.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Bald

Strength Level: The Vanisher possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers: The Vanisher possesses the psionic ability to teleport himself, his clothes, and a certain amount of additional mass. Apparently the Vanisher traverses the Darkforce Dimension when teleporting from one place on Earth to another. The Vanisher has an extrasensory ability that prevents him from materializing part or all of his body within a solid object.

Special Limitations: The limitations on the Vanisher's teleportational range or the amount of mass he can teleport with himself remain unrevealed. It is known that the Vanisher can go from southern California to New York State in a single teleport.

Special Weaponry: The Vanisher has guns which shoot sleeping gas or fire energy beams, and once reprogrammed Sentinel robots to do his bidding.

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