Paige Guthrie

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This page is about the Phase 2 incarnation of the character. For other uses, see Paige Guthrie (disambiguation).


Paige Guthrie
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Portrayed by Ava Phillipe
Codename: Husk
Affiliations: Generation X
Birthdate: 4/13/1999
Journal: xp_husk
Player: Ren


"We both know you’n Jay’ll kill each other if you’re left alone for too long. Clearly, I have to come with you so someone can keep an eye on you both…and I qualify to live [at the mansion] so it makes the most sense.”


Character Journal: xp_husk

Real Name: Paige Elizabeth Guthrie

Codename: Husk

Aliases: N/A

First Appearance: December 10, 2023 (via text message); December 21, 2013 (first log)

Date of Birth: April 13, 1999

Place of Birth: Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA

Citizenship: USA

Relatives: Guthrie Family: Lucinda (mother), Thomas (father-deceased), Sam (older brother), Jay (younger brother), Melody (younger sister), Elizabeth (younger sister), Joelle (younger sister), Jebediah (younger brother), Lewis (younger brother), Cissie (younger sister)

The Guthries are a matriarchal Appalachian family, with all children deferring first to their mother and then to Sam as the oldest/father figure. Paige is closest to Sam and Jay, but is also particularly fond of Melody. Sam, Paige, Melody, Jay, Elizabeth, Joelle, and Lewis are all musically oriented in one way or another, while Jebediah and Cissie are very much not which leaves them feeling a bit othered from the rest of their siblings. Paige is fortunate enough to be less parentified than her older brother, due to the rather cold relationship between her and her mother, but still views the youngest kids as something as a cross between sibling and her own child (ex. Joelle, Jebediah, Lewis, Cissie). Lewis and Cissie are twins.

Education: Paige has a Bachelor’s degree from Bluefield State in Allied Health Education and Psychology, enrolled to begin psychology PhD at Columbia University

Relationship Status: single

Occupation: Graduate student at Columbia University

Team Affiliation: N/A



Paige grew up in a mining town in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Coal mining is the main industry in the area, and her father worked as a coal miner. When Paige was young, she watched her father try and fail to hide the extent of his black lung illness and saw her older brother, Sam, struggle under the weight of filling his shoes. While most of the burden of caring for the family fell onto Sam’s shoulders, Paige did her best to help out with caring for her younger siblings. Their mother, Lucinda, was still alive, but of little help, and this made her relationship with Paige almost non-existant. Because of this, Paige is close with Sam and her immediately younger brother, Jay. Aside from her brothers, Paige kept to herself through high school and doesn't have many friends at home. After graduating high school, Paige attended Bluefield State and got her bachelor's in Allied Health Education and Psychology. She then returned home and got a job at the local hospital doing health communications in order to save up for her PhD program.


While Paige had heard about M-Day on the news, the anti-mutant sentiment in her area had already been very present and she didn't really notice much of a change. While the church the Gurthries attend had moved a bit away from the fire and brimstone snake-handling of Paige's early childhood, their new pastor was insistent that M-Day was God's punishment for mutantkind's hubris. However, the Guthries continued to have a favorable opinion on mutants because of Sam.


After Sam left, Paige would read his letters home and began dreaming about becoming a mutant herself and becoming like her big brother. She spent a few years of jumping out of barn lofts and trying to telepathically communicate with animals. In a moment of sheer frustration after attepmting to force her powers didn't work, Paige ran off into the woods one night and, quite literally, ripped her skin off in anger, discovering her ability to change her skin into different substances. Paige was determined to be the best mutant she can be and began practicing in secret. Manifesting at age 18 made the situation a bit complicated. Despite her family having a strong pro-mutant stance, Paige is something of a perfectionist and over achiever. In order to not be shown up by Sam, she decided to train her powers in secret from everyone else in order to reveal her powers when she feels she has the most control over them. Doing it in secret did not give her as many chances to train and experiment with her powers as much as she would have liked, and she still has a lot to learn. Paige also notices when Sam moves away, her mother becomes upset and she has more trouble being a parent to her children. Paige and her mother have never been close, and Lucinda tends to treat Paige rather coldly, so revealing her powers would also have likely made Paige’s relationship with her mother worse. Jay, who Paige is close with, begins to resent Sam after he moves away, and Paige does not want to introduce that tension to their relationship as well. So a secret her powers remained until she decided to move north to continue her education.

Living At The X-Mansion

Paige moves into the X-Mansion after the death of Jay's fiancee to help keep an eye on him along with Sam and to begin her PhD program at Columbia University.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5'8"

General Build: Paige is a thin white blonde woman with gray eyes, wavy hair, and a lot of freckles from being out in the sun. She’s fairly tall, and while skinny, her muscles are clearly visible.

Eyes: Grey

Hair: Blonde, wavy

Other Features: Paige has a patch on her left arm without any freckles in the shape of a small heart.


Husk has the mutant ability to shed her outer layer of skin and reveal a new state or shape underneath. She can only shift into solid forms of matter. Her power can cause random changes if she activates it without thinking, but by concentrating on specific chemical or elemental formulas, she can control the nature of her transformation, becoming any kind of solid that she’s studied. When she morphs, she gets rid of any dust, dirt, grime, or sweat but deeper injuries stay with her. She can hold a form for about an hour before she needs to revert back to her original form. She can morph repeatedly and is not required to stay in any one form, but too many transformations can become very painful. In great stress or trauma, Paige can shed without control, revealing patchwork forms. Her powers can cause intense mood-swings based on what she’s morphing to, and if she does it too many times within an hour she’s prone to blacking out. When Paige "husks", she often sheds her clothing as well (so she typically has back-up clothing on her at all times). Most of Paige’s growth with her powers will come from learning more about chemistry and physics and training herself to use new forms and transform more quickly or more often.


None (yet)


Paige enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons. She is teaching herself how to knit.

External Links

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Player: Ren

Player Icon Base: Ava Phillipe

Meta Trivia

I'm really excited to play Paige because I love her determination and drive, and I'm excited to see where I can take her character development.