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James Madrox (Multiple Man)Edit

Madrox creates an identical, physical living duplicate of himself upon any physical impact, possibly via extra-dimensional mass acquisition similar to the process used by Ant-Man or the Hulk. This process is spontaneous and cannot be prevented by Madrox. Although he can create multiple duplicates, and the duplicates themselves can also replicate, each is only able to create one duplicate at a time; he has been seen to produce around forty duplicates before no more would be created. The duplicates think, feel, and act independently, though usually guided by the original. Each tends to manifest one aspect of Madrox's personality, which increases in strength with lengthier separation from the original; these traits have recently become more extreme. Madrox is telepathically and empathically linked to his duplicates, suffering severe, potentially fatal, trauma if one dies. If Madrox himself were killed, it is not known whether any existing duplicates would continue to function independently; it is said, in theory, that if the original Madrox was killed, that one of his active duplicates is capable of taking over as the new original and will assume the dominant abilities and collective personality that the original Madrox had. It is virtually impossible to distinguish the original from the duplicates. His powers have increased during his life. He was once able to create hundreds of duplicates by himself. He has even gained better control of his powers, he has learned to prevent his body from producing duplicates, and has even been shown at one time to have duplicated without kinetic impact. Madrox is able to merge himself into the home-dimension of the duplicates and to come back without kinetic impact from the duplicate who absorbed him.

  • Duplication Absorption: The original Madrox can absorb them back into himself at will, at the same time absorbing the memories, skills, and experiences of the duplicate. The only limit to this power is that he can't absorb a dead duplicate.
  • Duplication Experience Transference: When Madrox merges back, he retains memories, knowledge, and experiences of the duplicate. Madrox doesn't have to absorb his duplicates to absorb inforamtion from them, he automatically absorbs information from any of the duplicates if it kills itself.
  • Duplication Healing: He also uses merging as a form of healing. Originally, uninjured duplicates shared the damage when the re-emerged. Now, however, the core Madrox can reabsorb injured or even near-death duplicates without taking on any of their physical injuries at all.

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