Portrayed by Taylor Momsen
|Birthdate:||February 29 1996|
Tandy's life was turned around when her estranged father arrived after the death of her parents and finding herself a primary interest to a demon.
Character Journal: x_dagger
Real Name: Tandy Reese Bowen
Codename: Future: Dagger
Aliases: Andy [rarely used], Candy [by Matt]
First Appearance: June 10, 2012
Date of Birth: February 29 1996
Place of Birth: Shaker Heights, Ohio
Education: Junior in High School
Relationship Status: Unofficially (but officially) dating Clinton Barton
Team Affiliation: New Mutants
Nathan Tyler abandoned his new wife, Melissa , who was 6 months pregnant with their unborn daughter. He left for India, claiming he had now seen then the light. Melissa changed her last name back to Bowen and three months later, Tandy was born in 1996. Her mother was a former model and mentioned once that having a kid ruined her figure for her modeling career as well as Tandy being a needy child. Melissa never wanted to be a mother and with the wealth her former husband left her, she pawned her daughter off to different nannies for most of Tandy’s young life. Within a year of Tandy’s birth her mother married another wealthy businessman named Phillip Carlile. Phillip automatically took a liking to Tandy, even if he was surprised that his new wife had a child and never told him about it. He always wanted a daughter and now he had a chance to be a father.
Her stepfather attempted to be a good dad, though Tandy wanted to love of her mother, at least one parent was on her side. Still Phillip tried to be a good father for her, despite that in later years, as a teenager she needed her ’space’, it is embarrassing to have your dad drop you off at school or give you hugs in front of friends at that age. However, he always made time for Tandy in his busy schedule so they could go out to a ballgame or play some video games.
Tandy found solace at school, whereas she was more of the school rebel and would often skip classes- despite that she is extremely smart. Tandy is very much a drifter at school, she has friend in each of the cliques. Some of those who claim to be her friends are only there because they know who her mom is or because they can get something from her. Tandy’s house was often the source for many of the schools party as her parents were always away and the fact that it was huge. But at home, Tandy was just a fly on the wall. Her parents often went on vacations or out of state for business and left Tandy at home, although her stepdad made sure she had a list of numbers and always made sure the neighbor would check in on her. The neighbor would usually frown upon the parties, if there was drinking involved and inform her parents about them upon their return and tries to break up the parties if they are too rowdy by calling their son, who works for the local sheriff's office.
Tandy had thought about running away - mainly because she wanted the attention out of it-, but hadn’t actually done it until recently. Using the credit cards that were under her name, Tandy bought a bus ticket from Ohio to New York City - her parents were off in Europe for business. There she went to her Uncle’s church where he said she would be welcome whenever she wanted to visit. Not telling her uncle what she had done, he welcomed her into his home. She was living with her uncle for two weeks before Michael received a phone call from Phillip stating that Tandy was missing. Michael assured him that he had no idea that Tandy had run off and that she was safe and he would be sending her home.
When Tandy found out that her Uncle was going to send her back, she decided to have one day to hang with Alice before she was sent back. Coming back from a late night movie both Alice and Tandy were cornered by an a group of men. Their intentions were not good, and Tandy watched as Alice was knocked unconscious trying to fight back. Tandy panicked and her powers manifested out of self defense. She awoke in the hospital five days later, finding out the all the men who had attacked them and Alice were in comas. She was questioned and she mentioned about a bright light and then nothing.
After she was released Tandy was brought home to Ohio while her stepfather and uncle try to sort it out. Her Uncle ended up knowing another mutant that might be able to help Tandy in this giving situation. A week later that very same person also happened to be a member of Xavier’s staff arrived to offer a place for Tandy at the school.
Living At The X-Mansion
Tandy arrived at the mansion two weeks after the events of Genosha. She roomed by herself until a week later when Hope Abbott arrived, the girls shared a suite but had their separate rooms. Several weeks later Tandy got rather close to Susan Storm, another new girl at the mansion and soon had a roommate of her own in the form of Renee. Her summer was uneventful though the awaking of her friend, Alice prompt Tandy to visit the girl in the hospital. Luckily for Tandy, Alice didn't remember much.
Tandy also formed friendship with Matt Murdock, a senior and current boyfriend of her best friend Sue. She also started to grow close to Adrienne Frost, the woman who knew her mother years before and the one that brought her to the mansion. It seemed that Adrienne would be the first adult that Tandy allowed close to her. The teenager continued on her tradition of classical horror movie night on Sundays, even getting the new boy Clinton Barton to join her.
Light in the Darkness
Tandy world was turned upside down in late November 2012 when her uncle came to the mansion to tell her the news that her parents were murdered. She found comfort by Adrienne who allowed the girl to sleep on her couch after Tandy exhausted herself from the overwhelming emotions as well as some tea. Later on that day, Tandy awoke and found Matt, whom she shared her a bonding moment about the pain of losing a parent. Clint came by the next morning to check on her as she didn't appear for school and the two watched a movie before a surprise visit from Tandy birth father Nathan Tyler to take Tandy out to breakfast after seemingly finding out the murders himself.
However, Nathan wasn't to be trusted as he drugged Tandy's dessert and took her out of state sending the FBI, the Mansion and SHIELD into a freenze. Turned out that Nathan worked for SHIELD in the field looking into the recent murders related to the Church of Redeeming Light. He had been giving false reports to his superiors for months before his boss told him to bring Tandy. His boss was D'Spayre a demon in an woman body who called herself Dana Adams. D'sypare used Tandy to fuel her own powers hoping that the teenager would give her a boost of energy required to unleash her master. However, D'spayre's plans were foiled when the X-men showed up and fought against the demon. Tandy ended up putting her father into a coma, using her own powers against him. D'Spayre vanished into her demon portal.
The following week, Tandy learned that in her mother's will she left Nathan as her guardian, causing an the teenager to go on into a depression for short while. It was agreed by Father Michael and Adrienne to both become her legal guardians, a huge step for Adrienne. In the will, Tandy inherited her mother's fashion empire and her step-father winery, and was granted a portion of her wealth before the rest of it would be hers when she turned twenty-one.
End of the Year
Tandy attempted to try and move on but she was haunted by the nightmares of D'Spayre, leading to an incident where she almost harmed both Hope and Topaz. With a little magic, Topaz created a field that protected them, but at the cost of drawing on Tandy's heighten emotions. The aftermath left Tandy numb from fear and was able to get some sleep. A week later she confronted Topaz again and asked if she could do it again, Tandy saw it as a way out and Topaz saw it as an experiment.
Also during this time, Tandy's relationship with Clint grew as she kissed him during Billy's birthday party and admitted that she liked him. The two of them started to date the next day after a series of text messages and spent most of the Christmas Holiday hanging out. Tandy went off on a ski trip after Sue packed her things for the last weekend of the year and celebrated New Years with her friends.
Other Features: Tandy has both of her ears pierced. Also when she uses her powers a glowing crescent moon will appear around her right eye.
Tandy generates a form of 'living light' which is actually her own life force, the energy generated within her body. Tandy’s energy is continually generating and stored within her, building up to dangerous levels if not released. If she goes for more than a week or so without using her powers she will become sick and delirious and her light discharge involuntarily, which could be dangerous to those who are standing within the radius when it does. Tandy is constantly trying to find a balance between releasing her living light and storing it. If she starts overusing her powers, she’ll grow weak and feel like she is just drained, tired like. Severe overuse of her powers is fatal, which means that if she constantly uses her powers her life force can be used up.
Tandy can glow in the dark, she has little to no control over this and is often based on her emotions. She can grow as brightly as a night light and as faint as a firefly.
Tandy can form 6-inch 'light daggers' which she can throw from her fingertips. Her daggers may automatically form under certain conditions, such as another person in danger. Tandy has a limited ability to control their flight and reinforce them by compelling them to seek targets. They can track a person, but only if they are within a 50 yard radius. [if they are outside that 50 yard radius the daggers start to fade] Unlike real daggers that pierce the skin, Tandy’s light daggers pierces the person's own life force, causing them to bleed out energy.
The daggers leave behind a dark burn mark that will fade as it heals. Her daggers cause those who have been struck by them shock, stunned, falling in a coma, or killed - depending on how strong the dagger is or how many pierce the person. Being hit by her daggers causes extreme pain as if they were stabbed by a real dagger. Nonliving objects are unaffected by her daggers - objects are material things, like walls and doors. Plant life and animals can be affected by her daggers. Plants will die right away and animals will suffer the same effects as humans.
She currently does not have any equipment.
- Is a video game addict.
- Is A Movie Buff, enjoys Classic Horror Movies.
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Tandy first appeared in June 2012 and as Rei's second character.