R A H N E | S I N C L A I R E
There’s nothing quite like a friendly face, a concept exemplified by our Character of the Month, Rahne Sinclaire, the shapeshifting X-Man Wolfsbane.
In a school full of people who can crush tanks with a thought or shoot radioactive concussive beams of ice from their fingertips, it’s really hard to keep a level head. Through thick and thin, however, Rahne Sinclaire has been the staunchest of defenders of the “Glass is Half Full” mentality. Whether it’s new students afraid of the powers that make the world hate and fear them, or a violent stray taken in and shown that there’s more than just using great power to cause great destruction, Rahne is always there for the young. But it doesn’t stop there.
A good friend to many of the faculty and non-faculty X-Men, Rahne encompasses much of what Xavier’s Dream hopes to earn for its proponents; a normal life where one does not have to fear either themselves or those who would do them harm for what ultimately amounts to surface differences.
Alas, what sits aloft must ultimately come down to mingle with the mud, and the past year has been a rough sea spaced with a scant few islands of respite and happiness. Rahne witnessed the destruction of the School and the death of one of her young charges, and in the aftermath of that small breakdown, forged herself back again stronger than ever amidst a series of adventures abroad with her closest friends. From a death scare with Doug to being exalted as a Pagan God’s Avatar in Nova Roma before accepting a proposal for marriage by long-time love Jack Russel, these (mis)adventures were only a lighthearted prelude to what are possibly Rahne’s darkest days on the board.
One of the first and most deeply affected by the Brood Queen’s attempted takeover of Utopia, Rahne fell victim to this violent sentient virus’ machinations, fighting tooth and nail through horrors both physical and psychological as she vied for control of her own body. In a series of posts split into both outward and inward observation, we’ve all gotten a look into what makes Rahne tick in the past month as it was viciously deconstructed by a malevolent force the likes of which pales in comparison only to the much more widespread Skrull menace. The Brood has been defeated, but scars still remain, even if they’re invisible. How will she recover? Will old friendships be destroyed? We all know it’s just a matter of time until Rahne bounces back, but just how much will things change? I think I speak for everyone when I say we can’t wait to find out.
Congratulations, Joe. You Earned it.
Banner and Writeup by Dean