Portrayed by Dylan Bruno
|Affiliations:||Istvan Barath (Head of Security)|
|Socked By:||Socker required|
|Introduction:||January 25, 2008|
Former soldier, sometimes spy, Peter Lakatos is in line to become the first field leader of Hungary's own mutant special-response team. In the interim, he's finding other ways to keep himself busy.
Name: Peter Andras Lakatos
Occupation: Former operative for the Hungarian NBH, currently serving as the head of the Prime Minister's security detail.
First appearance: January 25, 2008
Family: Adel (sister)
Peter Lakatos and his twin sister, Adel, were orphaned at an early age when their parents were killed in a car accident. The twins were placed with a foster family who treated them very poorly. Adel married at a very young age, and Peter joined the military as soon as he was of age to do so.
His military career was rather more successful than her marriage, which ended badly when the twins were in their early twenties. Peter helped Adel get back on her feet, sending her a large portion of his wages for years, which allowed her to eventually open a small flower shop in Budapest. Several years later, while serving as a captain in the Hungarian special forces, he was badly injured when one of his men, Joszef Veres, had a schizophrenic breakdown. He was given an honorable discharge and returned to Budapest to recuperate in his sister's home.
Once he recovered, he was recruited by Nemzetbiztonsági Hivatal (NBH), the Hungarian Office of National Security. He brought several very complicated counter-terrorism operations to a successful conclusion, earning a great deal of respect in his own agency and interest from upper levels of government. Because of his experience and his military background, not to mention his own mutant abilities, he is regarded as the consensus choice to lead the new Hungarian mutant rapid-response team when it is established in 2010.
In the interim, he has found himself assigned as the new head of the Prime Minister's security detail, replacing Tanya Callery during her undercover assignment. As her contact, he passes along the information she provides to the X-Men when it touches upon matters of mutual concern, and also calls Scott Summers regularly for advice regarding to the embryonic rapid-response team.
In February 2009, he showed up at the Xavier Institute, having seen a vision of himself fighting Nimrod in New York City. He was part of the scouting team sent to locate the site of his vision, and was injured in a confrontation with his former comrade.
Not long after, he was sent to enlist the X-Men's help against a Preserver cell planning to strike against a new university program for telepaths in Budapest. He took an active role in the operation, fighting side-by-side with the team (and flirting rather heavily with Lillian Crawley-Jeffries.
A short-term precog with some very specific limits, Lakatos sees significant events twelve to forty-eight hours in the future, if those events are violent and he himself is involved. His ability came to the attention of his superiors while he was serving with KFOR in Kosovo, but was deemed so useful that "official" notice was never taken (as it should have been, given Hungarian military policy) and he was permitted to continue in the army.
PB: Dylan Bruno
Formerly socked by Alicia