Mute mutant student of the White King's academy
Strength: Poor (4)
Movement: 2 areas/turn
Telepathy: Artie can read minds with Remarkable intensity. He cannot send messages or read below a person’s surface thoughts, or past memories.
Teleprojection: Artie can project a visual representation of what he reads from a person’s thoughts or memories with Remarkable ability, or images of his own creation to communicate.
Artie is autistic. Non-telepathic communication with others sometimes requires an Intuition FEAT to understand.
Real Name: Arthur Chad Maddicks
Artie is a six-year-old boy, with a large, pink head and huge pupil-less eyes. Since he was kidnapped from a fancy event, he’s dressed in an adorable little tuxedo. He looks confused and a little scared of the chaos around him, and keeps stealing worried glances over in Dorian’s direction.
Artie is autistic, and sometimes has trouble comprehending the outside world. He has difficulty with communication and social interaction, and is often preoccupied with his own active fantasy life. Despite his cognitive impairment and other abnormal behavior, such as repetitive acts and excessive attachment to certain objects, Artie is very happy at the Institute, and has made friends with several of the other students, as well as the X-Man Legion. He is still an odd, damaged kid, but the love and support of his family and friends have gone a long way towards healing the wounds of his early childhood.
Artie was born odd-looking and pink-skinned, and never really learned to speak. His mother died in childbirth, and his father, Dr. Carl Maddicks, was determined to find a way to “cure” Artie of his genetic affliction. Eventually, he contacted Dr. Henry McCoy, a scientist known to be working in the area of biochemical induced mutation, and McCoy referred Maddicks to Dr. Charles Xavier, a leading researcher in the field of human mutation. Xavier offered Artie a scholarship at his school for mutants, and Dr. Maddicks a position in his developing X-Corporation, where he could work alongside McCoy as X-Corp’s head geneticist. Maddicks jumped at the chance, and has since devoted his life to the pursuit of making the lives of mutants more comfortable, and has since accepted Artie’s mutation, working with Dr. Xavier to improve Artie’s communication skills. Dr. Xavier discovered Artie’s gift of Teleprojection, and trained him to make his thoughts known through projected images. With this new communication tool, Artie and his father are closer than ever, and Artie is very happy and successful at Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters.
Last session Artie and the rest of the Academy X kids were rescued by the Exiles and the X-Men, and is now safely back at the X-Mansion.