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A powerful psi, Xorn was experimented upon by the Chinese government until freed by X-Force due to the risk he posed to the country. He sacrificed himself to re-stitch the universe back together following the destruction wrought by the Dark Phoenix and has become one with the Spiral.
Name: Kim Ye-Xorn
First appearance: December 4, 2006.
Family: Grandfather; Sir Walter Ye-Xorn.
Kim Ye-Xorn, the eldest child of the Xorn family and a student at Oxford. His manifestation in a Soho club during the 1980s was severe enough to render him near catatonic, and British authorities failed to see what could be done about the young man. He was subjected to a battery of tests trying to determine exactly what had happened to him. After six months, his grandfather, Sir Walter Ye-Xorn decided that he should be returned to be close to his family in Hong Kong. British authorities bowed to his wishes, and prepared a research time to accompany the young man back to the island. However, neither the team nor Xorn made it back to Hong Kong. Their plane stopped to refuel in Hawaii, and its transponder stopped transmitting less than an hour after take off. British Intelligence and the CIA concluded that the PRC had an agent on the flight crew, who must have been able to take over the flight and fly it into mainland China instead. However, without evidence, Britain had no option but to let the incident go.
Since 1980, a team of Chinese scientists had tried unsuccessfully to find a way to weaponize Xorn's abilities. However, despite their best efforts, Xorn stubbornly refused to yield any results. They only application they'd been able to successfully develop is harnessing Xorn to power the complex and surrounding area. Because they cannot communicate with him, attempting to study or train his actual abilities is impossible, and more radical methods like surgery were thwarted by his unique physical form.
In the last year, the Chinese government formally decided to shut down the facility at the end of 2006. With no proper use to be found for Xorn, they had orders to terminate him through whatever means they can devise. While Xorn could not react, he understood both his imminent death and the repercussions.
In August 2013, Rachel Kinross-Dayspring tracked Xorn down in order to have him send her back to her own dimension. He agreed, sending her back along with six others to save her dimension, along with the warning that of those who went, one would be sarcificed. Rachel later manifested before him again, after sacrificing herself to send the others home, and he explained to her that the sacrifice was her life in the false dimension. He then sent her back to the mansion to begin rebuilding her life.
Xorn appeared at the very end of the battle against Dark Phoenix as her destruction tore apart the universe. Using her ambient energy combined with his own powers at full, he was able to reconstruct the universe using shards of other destroyed ones in order to fill the damage done. His final act was to warn the survivors that the new world would be the world as it always was for everyone else and it was their responsibility to keep the fragile seams from being test. He merged with the Spiral as his physical body discorporated. It is unknown whether or not his consciousness survived the transition.
Xorn is essential a psionic singularity; a Teilhard Omega Point of mutation. His power connects him on a basic psychic level to every person on the planet constantly. His mind is so fundamentality different from a normal person's as to be basically alien. He doesn't have normal motivations or human characteristics, however, that doesn't mean he lacks motives of his own. They are simply generated through a thought process so different as to be totally inscrutable. Xorn's raw power is beyond anything recorded for a mutant, and is sublime to the point that even Charles' Cerebro wouldn't recognize him as a normal mutant.
Xorn's mutant power is similar to Jono's - only exponentially more powerful. The standard bioelectrical transmissions of the human brain were not enough to convey such power, so his body mutated and adapted, transforming his brain into a plasma cloud capable of transmitting mental impulses stronger than any formerly quantified energy source. He is able to keep this cloud contained by meditation and force of will, containing what is essentially a grapefruit-sized star inside a field of psionic force. Instead of thoughts and reactions being driven by bioelectric interaction between neurons, in Xorn's star-brain they are conveyed by fusion and fission reactions happening at the speed of light. His mind is so fast and efficient that trying to interact directly with another human mind would be like trying to teach calculus to a houseplant.
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