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Joshua "Josh" Foley

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Created on 2014-10-11 11:11:52 (#2331392), last updated 2014-10-17 (144 weeks ago)

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Name:Joshua "Josh" Foley // ELIXIR
Birthdate:Mar 1
Location:Westchester, New York, United States of America
Website:x-muses @ dw




X-MEN PROFILE

NAME: Joshua "Josh" Foley
CODE NAME: Elixir
OCCUPATION: Adenturer, Member of the X-Men
MARITAL STATUS: Single
BIRTHPLACE: Unknown
CURRENT LOCATION: Flushing, Queens, New York

APPEARANCE

HEIGHT: 5'9"
WEIGHT: 157 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Blonde
EYE COLOR: Blue


BACKSTORY

Joshua Foley is an omega-class mutant whose abilities have yet to reach their full potential. Formerly a member of the mutant-hating Reavers, Foley was recruited as a student for the Xavier Institute by teacher Danielle Moonstar. His parents disowned him soon after, leading Moonstar to become his legal guardian.With nowhere else to go, Josh reluctantly went to the X-Mansion, being roomed with Prodigy - a situation that neither of them initially found appealing. Josh sent a letter home which only caused his parents to make their disowning of him formal, handing his legal guardianship to the school (specifically, Moonstar). Initially, Josh became friends with the group who would later become the Hellion's squad, particularly Hellion, but after finding out about Josh's history with the Reavers, they rejected him too, and the New Mutants intervened to save him. After this, he (reluctantly at first) started hanging around with them.

Shortly after this, a depowered Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) visited the mansion. Having only heard about her timid early days, Josh was instantly smitten by the new "wild child" Rahne (much to Laurie's dismay, just as she was plucking up the courage to ask him out). After Rahne was rejected for a teaching post due to immaturity, Josh snuck out of the X-Mansion at night to a bar where she was playing pool. Over the course of a conversation, he rationalized that her new attitude was a way of letting out instincts she had previously been able to blame on "the wolf." Eventually, as they were returning to the mansion, she realized that she did want "the wolf" back, contrary to her previous declarations. As they kissed, he healed away the effects of the weapon that had depowered her - but she lost control as this happened, slashing him open and howling to the moon. Wallflower, Laurie Collins, looking for Josh, came across this scene and (for the first time) managed to control her power to scare Rahne away. But she couldn't return the favor from before to heal the mortally-wounded Josh (who didn't automatically heal because he needs to do it consciously).

As he was rushed to the mansion's infirmary, Beast (in response to the question of how he reversed Wolfsbane's depowering) revealed the full potential of Josh's power for the first time - he could manipulate all the body's functions on a genetic level. The fact that Josh only healed was simply a result of his inexperience. They put him on an I.V. drip, but with Archangel, the mansion's other healer, not present, there was little hope. Prodigy, however, realised that he could heal himself if only he was awake: and Surge said she could wake him up with a small jolt. Reluctantly, Beast went along with this, disconnecting his drip. Surge woke him up, and Laurie kept him calm long enough to for him to heal his wounds. There was one side-effect though which shocked him - for one reason or another, he had turned his skin and hair to a reflective gold (Dani Moonstar speculated it was because he wanted to be the "golden boy" - and injured as he was, he didn't have full control over this instinct).

Since the mansion's destruction and rebuilding under Cyclops and Emma Frost, the student body has been organized into six-member squads - although for Josh, this simply meant a formalizing of the New Mutants group. When Rahne was finally accepted onto the teaching staff after this, she tried to break off her relationship with him (he even went out on a date with Laurie during this period). Despite Josh's argument that there is less than three years of an age gap, Rahne pointed out that she was a teacher now, and she shouldn't be dating a student. This didn't last, however, and they attempted to keep it secret, until Rahne saw him on a date with Laurie, and broke the relationship off for good, feeling it would be healthier for him to date another student.

While he was depressed in the immediate aftermath, however, Josh eventually realized that it was for the best and pursued a relationship with Laurie - until Wither, who had seen Rahne and Josh's breakup, announced it in his jealousy to break Josh and Laurie up. He succeeded, and Rahne resigned from her job and left the school as a result. As a result, the rest of the team - bar Surge - ostracized him for some time, with his roommate David (Prodigy) particularly harsh towards him. In addition, he lost it while dancing with Magma at the school dance after seeing David and Laurie kiss - unbeknownst to him, as a result of Laurie using her powers to make David kiss her with the aim of making Josh jealous - ranting at the two of them before storming out.

Constantly craving the admiration and recognition of his fellow students, Foley, now a member of the Institute's New Mutants squad, is prone to egotistic and inconsiderate actions, which, contrary to his intentions, tend to result in disapproval and resentment. His not yet fully realized healing abilities are a variable which should not be underestimated.

The events of House of M leaves only 27 students with their powers, including Josh. Fearing their safety, Emma Frost orders the depowered students and staff, including Josh's guardian Danielle Moonstar, to leave the Institute. A bus full of depowered students is bombed by anti-mutant zealot Reverend William Stryker, killing all on board. Josh is unable to heal his dying classmates in time, and becomes severely depressed and loses confidence in his abilities. Most of the remaining students take part in a melee fight organized by Emma Frost to determine who will be members in the new group of mutant heroes in-training, the New X-Men. Despite his non-combat powers, Josh makes the team.

Caught up in his emotions over the deceased students, Josh hits a powered-down Colossus over the head with a metal beam during a training session. Furious, Emma temporarily kicks him off the team. Afterwards, Laurie is killed by a bullet fired by one of Stryker's agents. Enraged over the death of Laurie, Josh uses his power to kill Stryker. This turns Josh's golden skin into metallic black and leaves him catatonic.

When X-23 is mortally wounded and unable to heal during the final battle with Nimrod, Hellion rushes her back to the Institute with help from Emma Frost, who unlocks the part of his brain which controls his powers. Julian gives a motivational speech and gets Josh to move forward with his life. Josh heals Laura, which also turns his skin back from black to gold. Shortly after it is discovered that a small part of black still remains on Josh's skin, moving from place to place. Josh states he could still kill but he will need to learn how to control his powers and use them only to heal. He approaches Beast and asks him to teach him everything there is to know about human anatomy, physiology, and biology.

Elixir gains Beast's advanced expertise in human biology from the Stepford Cuckoos. Before the other students are teleported to Limbo, the Stepford Cuckoos help Elixir learn advanced science by taking information from the Beast's head and putting it into Josh's. This increases his power exponentially, allowing him to heal otherwise-fatal injures with a touch. He also masters his "black abilities" by being able to switch instantly from golden/healing to black/disease-causing.

POWERS


Biokinesis: Elixir is capable of controlling the biological structure of his own and other people's bodies. Theoretically capable of rewriting someone's genetic structure at will. He can produce biomolecular energy at will to affect organic matter he touches, allowing him to heal physical damage done to his body or the bodies of others, reactivate suppressed mutant abilities, repair cerebral functions, and alter the composition of his own molecules in certain ways. He hasn't reached his full healing potential yet. Currently he is capable of basic healing, having successfully healed broken bones, severe burns and even a mortal stab through the chest. His ability is by close proximity - he tends to touch his targets, but can heal through clothing. He may eventually develop enough control of his powers to manipulate the human genome, altering eye, hair and skin colour, implanting physical characteristics or even reactivating dormant mutant or atavistic genes.

Elixir has demonstrated increased mastery of his powers: he is capable of sedating an enraged Wolfsbane, cleaning her body of drugs, granting himself and Archangel a healing factor and curing people of the Legacy Virus. His control over his abilities is now so refined that he was not only capable of giving the Vanisher a brain tumor, but even of shaping it into the X-Men logo.

Due to the psychic knowledge taught to him by the Stepford Cuckoos using the knowledge of Beast, Elixir now possesses Genius-level understanding of human anatomy, physiology and biology.

However, because of his control over his own biology, Elixir has proven to be very difficult to treat medically. He usually passes out after pushing his powers too far and remains in a coma for some time. Doctor Nemesis guessed that during these times, his DNA reboots itself.

[ source: elixir @ marvel.com ]
and [ source: elixir @ wiki ]



I am not Josh or Elixir. He belongs to the brilliant mind of Stan Lee. He is based on a mix of X-Men comic and movie verse, though due to his extensive and varied comic background, not all of it will be encompassed within this muse. I am not Jesse Spencer, Elixir's PB, he belongs to himself. Not affiliated with the creators of X-Men or Marvel whatsoever. This journal is for muse purposes only. No profit is being made, no infringement intended.

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