An audition is a sample performance by an actor, musician, dancer or other performer. It involves the performer displaying their talent through a memorized and rehearsed solo piece or by performing a work or piece given to the performer at the audition or shortly before. In some cases, such as with a model or acrobat, the individual may be asked to demonstrate a range of professional skills. Actors may be asked to present a monologue. Singers will perform an aria in a Classical context. A dancer will present a routine in a specific style, such as ballet, tap dance or hip-hop, or show his or her ability to learn a choreographed dance piece; the audition is a systematic process in which industry professionals select performers, in some ways analogous to a job interview in the regular job market. In an audition, the employer is testing the ability of the applicant to meet the needs of the job and assess how well the individual will take directions and deal with changes. After some auditions, after the performer has demonstrated their abilities in a given performance style, the audition panel may ask a few questions that resemble those used in standard job interviews.
Auditions are required for many reasons in the performing arts world. Employing companies or groups use auditions to select performers for upcoming shows or productions. An audition for a performing opportunity may be for a single performance, for a series or season of performances, or for permanent employment with the performing organization. Auditions for performing opportunities may be for amateur, school, or community organizations, in which case the performers will not be paid; as well, auditions are used to screen candidates for entry to training programs. For actors in theater, TV, the "audition is a systematic process in which industry professionals make final casting decisions. Industry professionals may consist of casting directors, directors or agency representatives". In film and television, the audition is called a screen test, it is filmed so that the casting director or director can see how the actor appears on screen. Auditions are advertised in major media outlets, industry magazines and newsletters, audition websites, through a talent/casting agencies.
Some performers hire an agent, to be able to draw on the agent's connections with casting directors and performing arts companies. However, the agent will take a cut of the performer's earnings. Although an actor's talents comprise crucial criteria in the casting process, an equal amount of attention is given to an actor's "type", as required for a particular production. Actors who are selecting an audition piece may select a monologue by a character, close to their own age, they may wear neutral clothing. Auditionees may avoid going over the stated time limit. By convention, some actors choose to not direct their speech to the audition panel if they are doing an on-stage audition. In some cases, the audition panel may request. An actor, doing an audition may warm up before the audition, like an athlete would, although with an actor, a warm up might include vocal exercises in addition to stretching. Just as with any interview outside of the performing arts world, an auditionee may dress well. If the auditionee does not have expensive clothing, simple clothing may be acceptable if it is clean and of good quality.
Auditionees know casting directors are considering "whether or not the actor will be easy to work with, that they know what they are doing and can take direction well". Audition pieces are not always from the show. Most performers do select something appropriate; some auditions involve cold reading, or performing a script. Auditions involve monologues or speeches, but not always. In some cases, an auditionee is asked to read a scene. For most auditions, it is expected that auditionees will bring a professional 8"x10" photo called a "head shot" and a resume that indicates their acting experience and training. Actors may bring additional copies of the head shot and resume, in case there are additional members of the casting team present at the audition; the casting agent or company may "call back" an auditionee days, weeks, or months after the initial audition for a second audition. At a major audition for a professional company, the time limits are enforced. A musical theater performer may be given a moment to tell the piano accompanist the tempo, state their name and audition number to the audition panel.
Once the auditionee starts acting or singing, the clock starts running. A buzzer sounds when the time limit runs out, which may be a minute and a h
Silver Fox (comics)
Silver Fox is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. Silver Fox is a former love interest for Wolverine, works for the terrorist organization HYDRA. Silver Fox first appears in Wolverine vol. 2 #10 and was created by Chris Claremont and John Buscema. Silver Fox is a member of the First Nation Blackfoot Confederacy. In the early to late 1900s, she lived with Wolverine as his lover in Canada, she was murdered by Sabretooth on Wolverine's birthday, but is revealed to be alive and a member of "Team X", the most formidable covert ops team the CIA had to offer. Fox betrays Team X and becomes a member of HYDRA, a subversive terrorist organization. Silver Fox reappears during the modern period when Wolverine tracks down each member of the Weapon X staff, discovering the studios where many of his memories, which he believes to be real, were staged, she kills the professor, in charge of the program after Logan left. At this point it is revealed that Silver Fox is in command of a section of HYDRA. Shortly thereafter, Silver Fox captures the assassin Reiko, forms an alliance with Reiko's boss, Hand Jonin Matsu'o Tsurayaba.
Matsu'o is in the process of trying to buy Clan Yashida's underworld connections before Mariko Yashida severs them entirely. Silver Fox dupes Reiko into poisoning Mariko. Silver Fox's motivations in this are unclear; when Mastodon, a member of the Weapon X Program, dies due to the failure of his anti-aging factor, Silver Fox reunites with Logan, Creed and Wraith. She is cold to Logan, seems not to remember having spent any pleasant time with him; the group infiltrates a secret base and confronts the man who had implanted them with their false memories: Aldo Ferro, the Psi-Borg. After Carol Hines dies of fright at the hands of Ferro's transformation, Ferro takes control of their minds and this time makes Creed kill Silver Fox. After Ferro's defeat, Silver Fox was to be buried in Salem Center. At the church, Logan discovers; the father at the church notifies Logan. A S. H. I. E. L. D. Carrier arrives with Nick Fury, who states he never imagined the day when a top-ranking HYDRA member would get a full honors S.
H. I. E. L. D. Burial. Wraith appears as well, having orchestrated the entire funeral, stating "Salem Center meant nothing to her". Wraith tells Logan that they found the cabin where he had lived with Silver Fox a lifetime ago, he gets permission to bury her there, by himself with only a shovel and uses the part of the door with "Silver Fox + Logan" in a heart that he had carved into it as a headstone. Before beheading Sabretooth, Wolverine expresses his doubt on whether or not the events of Silver Fox's return happened at all, but admits the pain and loss he'd felt again during that time was much real. Silver Fox possesses an artificial healing factor and an age suppressant, allowing her to retain her looks after years of being separated from Logan. Silver Fox appears in the X-Men episode "Weapon X, Videotape". Silver Fox appears in the Sabretooth motion comic, voiced by Heather Doerksen. Actress Lynn Collins plays Silver Fox in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, she is named Kayla Silverfox and instead of the accelerated healing factor that she displays in comics, in the movie she possesses a tactile manipulation ability that she can use to persuade anyone she touches, with the exception of Logan or Victor.
She works as a schoolteacher. Stemming from her Native American ancestry, she recites a story to Logan about a spirit named Kuekuatsheu who fell in love with the moon but was fooled by Trickster into stepping foot in the mortal world from which he could never return. Thus, Kuekuatsheu was parted forever from the moon. Subsequently, Kayla is responsible for Logan's choice of "Wolverine" as his alias after her apparent death at the hands of Sabretooth. However, when Logan discovers that she is not only alive but working for William Stryker, he likens her to the Trickster who played Logan as the fool. Despite taking part in faking her death as a way for Stryker to copy Wolverine's powers and test the adamantium, Kayla assures Logan that her feelings for him were genuine and explains that Stryker has her sister Emma in custody along with other mutants, some of whose powers were pooled into the Deadpool project. During the final assault and escape from the Three Mile Island Facility, Kayla is mortally wounded by a gunshot.
Logan finds her and begins to carry her to safety before he is shot with an adamantium bullet by Stryker. Before Kayla dies, she touches Stryker's leg and tells him to walk until his feet bleed and to walk some more. Unable to resist her command, Stryker walks away and only stops some time when military officers apprehend him for questioning regarding the murder of General Munson; when Logan comes to after being shot, he discovers Kayla's dead body but doesn't remember her due to the amnesia brought on by the gunshot. In The Wolverine, Logan's voice can be heard calling Kayla's name through one of his nightmares. Additionally, her voice can be heard near the end of the film where archived footage was used for this. Kayla Silverfox appears in the video game adaptation of X-Men Origins: Wolverine voiced by April Stewart. Silver Fox at the Marvel Universe wiki Silver Fox at the Comic Book DB
Cable is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics in association with X-Force and the X-Men. The character first appeared as a newborn infant in Uncanny X-Men #201 created by writer Chris Claremont, while Cable's adult identity was created by writer Louise Simonson and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld, first appeared in The New Mutants #87. Nathan Summers is the biological son of the X-Men member Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor though other versions saw him as Jean's son, the half brother of Rachel Summers and Nate Grey, the genetic template for Stryfe, he is from a possible future timeline, having been transported as an infant to the future, where he grew into a warrior, before returning to the present. Josh Brolin portrays Cable in the X-Men film series, beginning with Deadpool 2. Nathan Christopher Charles Summers is the son of Scott Summers, Madelyne Pryor. Writer Chris Claremont, who had written the series since issue #94, revealed Madelyne to be pregnant in X-Men/Alpha Flight #1.
The next depiction of her pregnancy was in The Uncanny X-Men #200, when she goes into premature labor. In the following issue, #201, Nathan first appears as a newborn infant; the character's first appearance as the adult warrior Cable was at the end of The New Mutants #86. He does not appear anywhere in the issue's story; this was followed by a full appearance in The New Mutants #87. At first, Cable was not intended to be the adult version of Nathan Summers, but was created as a result of unrelated editorial concerns. Editor Bob Harras wanted to "shake things up" for the book, felt a new leader was needed, one distinct from the perennial X-Men leader and the New Mutants' first mentor, Professor X; the book's writer, Louise Simonson, thought a military leader would be a good idea, Harras tasked the book's artist, Rob Liefeld, to conceptualize the character. Harras may have suggested the character's bionic eye. Both Simonson and Liefeld each separately conceived of the leader being a time traveler from the future.
Liefeld chose the name Cable for the character. Liefeld explains the creation of the character: I was given a directive to create a new leader for the New Mutants. There was no description besides a ` man of action', the opposite of Xavier. I created the name, much of the history of the character. After I named him Cable, Bob suggested Quinn and Louise had Commander X. Harras and writer/artists Jim Lee and Whilce Portacio, who were writing the X-Men spinoff X-Factor that starred Cyclops and the other four original X-Men, decided that Nathan would be sent into the future and grow up to become Cable. Liefeld, who conceived that Cable and his archenemy Stryfe were one and the same, disliked this idea. In the 1991 X-Factor storyline, Nathan is infected by the villain Apocalypse with a techno-organic virus; because he can only be saved by the technology of the far-future, Scott reluctantly allows Sister Askani, a member of a clan of warriors dedicated to opposing Apocalypse, to take Nathan into the future so that he can be cured, a one-way trip from which she tells him she and Nathan will be unable to return.
In his first adult appearance, Cable is seen in conflict with Stryfe's Mutant Liberation Front, the United States government, Freedom Force. The New Mutants intervene and he asks for their help against the Mutant Liberation Front. Cable sees them as potential soldiers in his war against Stryfe, becomes their new teacher and leader, he comes into conflict with Wolverine, revealed to harbor feud with Cable. Despite this, the two warriors and the New Mutants team up with and Sunfire against the MLF. Cable leads the New Mutants against Cameron Hodge and the Genoshans in the 1990 "X-Tinction Agenda" storyline. With the aid of Domino, Cable reorganizes the New Mutants into X-Force; the New Mutants ended with issue #100, with Cable and other characters appearing the following month in X-Force #1. The X-Force series provided further detail for the character's back story revealing that he was from the future and that he had traveled to the past with the aim of stopping Stryfe's plans as well as preventing Apocalypse's rise to power.
Cable traveled between the 1990s and his future with his ship Graymalkin, which contained a sentient computer program called Professor, the future version of the program built into X-Factor's Ship. In 1992, the character starred in a two issue miniseries, Cable: Blood and Metal, written by Fabian Nicieza, pencilled by John Romita, Jr. and inked by Dan Green, published in October and November of that year. The series explored Cable and the villain Stryfe's ongoing battle with one another, its effect on Cable's supporting cast. Shortly after Blood and Metal, Cable was given his own ongoing series titled Cable. Issue #6 confirmed the character to be Nathan Christopher Summers, the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, taken to the future in X-Factor #68, introduced by writer Chris Claremont, appeared in Uncanny X-Men #201; the series ran for 107 issues from May 1993 until September 2002 before being relaunched as Soldier X, which lasted 12 more issues until Aug. 2003. The 1994 miniseries The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix provided further information on the character's back story.
In the future, Mother Askani, a time-displaced Rachel Summers, pulled the minds of Scott and Jean into the future where, as "Slym" and "Redd", they raised Cable for twelve years. During their time together, the "
Captain America is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 from Timely Comics, a predecessor of Marvel Comics. Captain America was designed as a patriotic supersoldier who fought the Axis powers of World War II and was Timely Comics' most popular character during the wartime period; the popularity of superheroes waned following the war and the Captain America comic book was discontinued in 1950, with a short-lived revival in 1953. Since Marvel Comics revived the character in 1964, Captain America has remained in publication; the character wears a costume bearing an American flag motif, he utilizes a nearly indestructible shield which he throws as a projectile. Captain America is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum to aid the United States government's efforts in World War II.
Near the end of the war, he was trapped in ice and survived in suspended animation until he was revived in the present day. Although Captain America struggles to maintain his ideals as a man out of his time with its modern realities, he remains a respected figure in his community which includes becoming the long-time leader of the Avengers. Captain America was the first Marvel Comics character to appear in media outside comics with the release of the 1944 movie serial, Captain America. Since the character has been featured in other films and television series. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character is portrayed by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame. Captain America is ranked sixth on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time" in 2011, second in their list of "The Top 50 Avengers" in 2012, second in their "Top 25 best Marvel superheroes" list in 2014.
In 1940, writer Joe Simon conceived the idea for Captain America and made a sketch of the character in costume. "I wrote the name'Super American' at the bottom of the page," Simon said in his autobiography, decided: No, it didn't work. There were too many "Supers" around. "Captain America" had a good sound to it. There weren't a lot of captains in comics, it was as easy as that. The boy companion was named Bucky, after my friend Bucky Pierson, a star on our high school basketball team. Simon recalled in his autobiography that Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman gave him the go-ahead and directed that a Captain America solo comic book series be published as soon as possible. Needing to fill a full comic with one character's stories, Simon did not believe that his regular creative partner, artist Jack Kirby, could handle the workload alone: I didn't have a lot of objections to putting a crew on the first issue... There were two young artists from Connecticut. Al Avison and Al Gabriele worked together and were quite successful in adapting their individual styles to each other.
Their work was not too far from Kirby's. If they worked on it, if one inker tied the three styles together, I believed the final product would emerge as quite uniform; the two Als were eager to join in on the new Captain America book. "You're still number one, Jack," I assured him. "It's just a matter of a quick deadline for the first issue." "I'll make the deadline," Jack promised. "I'll pencil it myself and make the deadline." I hadn't expected this kind of reaction... but I acceded to Kirby's wishes and, it turned out, was lucky that I did. There might have been two Als, but there was only one Jack Kirby... I wrote the first Captain America book with penciled lettering right on the drawing boards, with rough sketches for figures and backgrounds. Kirby did his thing, building the muscular anatomy, adding ideas and popping up the action as only he could, he tightened up the penciled drawings, adding detailed backgrounds and figures." Al Lieberman would ink that first issue, lettered by Simon and Kirby's regular letterer, Howard Ferguson.
Simon said. We wanted to have our say too." Captain America Comics #1 — cover-dated March 1941 and on sale December 20, 1940, a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but a full year into World War II — showed the protagonist punching Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. While most readers responded favorably to the comic, some took objection. Simon noted, "When the first issue came out we got a lot of... hate mail. Some people opposed what Cap stood for." The threats, which included menacing groups of people loitering out on the street outside of the offices, proved so serious that police protection was posted with New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia contacting Simon and Kirby to give his support. Though preceded as a "patriotically themed superhero" by MLJ's The Shield, Captain America became the most prominent and enduring of that wave of superheroes introduced in American comic books prior to and during World War II, as evidenced by the unusual move at the time of premiering the character in his own title instead of an anthology title first.
This popularity drew the attention and a complaint from MLJ that the character's triangular
Sauron is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. An enemy of the X-Men, Sauron is the alter ego of physician Karl Lykos. In his initial appearances Karl Lykos was portrayed as an evil man and Sauron was Lykos in a different physical form, but stories depicted Sauron as sharing a Jekyll and Hyde relationship with Lykos, he is an energy vampire. He inhabits the hidden prehistoric jungle of the Savage Land; the character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Neal Adams, though the two differ in their accounts of which of them were responsible for specific aspects of the character. He first appeared as Sauron in X-Men #60. Thomas and Adams envisioned Sauron as a bat-like creature, but when they consulted with the Comics Code Authority, they were told that an energy vampire with a bat body might fall under the Code's prohibition on the use of vampires. To get around this problem and Adams tweaked his appearance to that of the most bat-like animal they could think of—a pterodactyl—which in turn led them to have Sauron inhabit the hidden prehistoric jungle of the Savage Land.
Karl Lykos was the son of an explorer's guide. As a teenager, he accompanied his father to Tierra del Fuego as the elder Lykos guided a wealthy client named Mr. Anderssen and Anderssen's young daughter, Tanya. While defending Tanya from mutant pterodactyls, Karl was bitten by one of the creatures. During his recovery, he discovered, he found himself tempted to use his new power, feeling that he needed to drain life energy from other humans or animals to survive. When Karl's father died, Mr. Anderssen took Karl into his home in thanks for rescuing Tanya; as the years passed and Tanya fell in love, but Tanya's wealthy father would not allow her to date Karl because of his lack of wealth. In an effort to win Mr. Anderssen's support, Karl went to medical school and became a physician and hypnotherapist, he treated patients through hypnosis. Dr. Lykos became a colleague of Professor Charles Xavier, first encountered the X-Men when they sought treatment for Havok. Absorbing Havok's mutant energy transformed him into a vampiric, pterodactyl-like monster with human intelligence and superhuman hypnotic powers.
He named himself Sauron, after J. R. R. Tolkien's villain, battled the X-Men, as a would-be conqueror; when he realized that his transformation would threaten Tanya, he fled to Tierra del Fuego. Without energy to absorb, Sauron turned back into Karl; when Tanya tracked him down, Karl threw himself off a cliff to avoid harming her. Karl had survived unconscious on a ledge below, he survived in human form by only draining less developed animals. He used his medical skills over many months to care for Ka-Zar's allies, but when several X-Men were stranded in the Savage Land, Lykos was overwhelmed with the desire to absorb the powerful life energy of mutants. He transformed into Sauron once again after absorbing Storm's energy, he reverted to human form during a battle with the X-Men, Ka-Zar explained that Lykos was an ally. Tanya learned, she joined Peter Parker on a journey to find Karl in the Savage Land. They found Karl, however the Savage Land Mutates used a Genetic Transformer to mutate Angel, Spider-Man and Tanya into animal-like forms.
The destruction of the machine forced Lykos to drain energy from the three in an attempt to restore their true forms. Although his gambit succeeded, he subsequently reverted to his Sauron form and joined the Mutates and Zaladane; the X-Men traveled to the Savage Land, Sauron helped to capture them. However, the X-Men defeated Sauron and the Mutates, they brought Lykos back to the United States, at the X-Mansion Professor X cured Lykos of his condition. Karl and Tanya decided to resume a normal life. Lykos was again transformed into Sauron when the Toad used a device of his own design to force Lykos to drain the life energy of Tanya, which killed her in the process. Sauron joined the Toad's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, despite the fact that he is not a mutant. Alongside them, he battled X-Force, slew Cannonball. Sauron was shot dead by Cable, his body was thrown by Cable to the Morlocks. Sauron was revealed to have survived the gunshot wound, battled X-Factor. Sauron went on to menace the other heroes on a number of occasions.
Sauron had the Savage Land Mutates kidnap Havok, hoping to use his energy to satiate his hunger. When his teammates Cyclops and Polaris came to the rescue, Sauron had both Summers brothers placed in an energy-transferring machine, the mix of energy mutated Sauron further, making him larger and stronger than ever. Phoenix tried to engage Sauron on the Astral Plane, but it was Lykos' personality who prevailed, making a suicide leap into the abyss of his own mind, taking his hated alter ego with him; as a result, Sauron's mind appeared to be stuck in an animalistic state. Sauron became a prisoner of the Weapon X program jumpstarted by director Malcolm Colcord. Being held there against his will, Sauron started up a revolution with fellow agent Brent Jackson and dethroned Colcord as director, giving that position to Jackson. Sauron in return became a more powerful villain on the team, but vanished after Weapon X rival John Sublime launched an attack on Weapon X, the group had to go underground. After being imprisoned in the Raft for re
Weapon X is a fictional clandestine government genetic research facility project appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are conducted by the Canadian Government's Department K, which turns willing and unwilling beings into living weapons; the project captures mutants and does experiments on them to enhance their abilities or superpowers, turning them into weapons. They mutate baseline humans; the Weapon X Project produced Wolverine, Leech and Sabretooth. Experiment X, or the brutal adamantium-skeletal bonding process, written by Barry Windsor-Smith in his classic story "Weapon X", was revealed as part of the "Weapon X Project." Grant Morrison's New X-Men in 2002 further revealed that Weapon X was the tenth of a series of such projects, collectively known as the Weapon Plus Program, the X in "Weapon X" referred not to the letter X, but to the Roman numeral for the number 10. The first project, Weapon I, pertained to the Super Soldier Project; the Weapon X organization first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #181 and was created by Len Wein and John Romita Sr.
The code-name Weapon X was mentioned in the first appearance of Wolverine in The Incredible Hulk #180, in 1974, since which, it had been implied that he was connected to a shady and malevolent government program. In the 1991 Marvel Comics Presents story arc Weapon X, the project was designated Experiment X, it was revealed that it was responsible for bonding the adamantium to Wolverine's skeleton, making him indestructible, it subjected him to brainwashing in order to bring out his most basic murderous instincts and to transform him into the perfect assassin. The scientists christened their new killing machine "Weapon X". Wolverine's solo series issues #48-50 revealed that Project X created fabricated memories in the minds of several of its subjects. Weapon X was directed by Professor Andre Thorton. At his side were Dr. Abraham Cornelius, Dr. Carol Hines]], Dr. Dale Rice. John Sublime, the director of Weapon Plus, was always behind the scenes; some of the work of Weapon X was based on the experiments detailed on the journals of Nazi scientist Nathan Essex, which were obtained by Weapon Plus after the end of World War II.
The project's original test subjects were the members of a covert ops CIA team. The telepath Psi-Borg was involved in the creation of the victims' memory implants, in exchange for being endowed with immortality; the test subjects were policed by an adaptive robot enforcer, called Shiva, should any of the agents go rogue. What Wolverine and his fellow X-Men ignored for many years is that Weapon X was part of a larger program called Weapon Plus, a United States super-soldier program created in the 1940s with the purpose of creating super-soldiers and assassins not only to be employed in conventional wars, but to be employed for the extermination of mutants. Weapon X was the first iteration in Weapon Plus. What the Weapon X scientists did not foresee is that the experimentation on Wolverine would cause him to go on a murderous rampage, which allowed the escape of the other test subjects, caused the death of Dale Rice, among dozens of other members of Weapon X staff, both scientists and military.
Weapon X was temporarily shut down, but was reinstated. Subsequent attempts at recreating the success seen by Weapon X with Wolverine include Native, Kimura and X-23; the Weapon X Re-Creation Project a.k.a. The Facility was headed by Director Martin Sutter, Dr. Dale Rice's son Dr. Zander Rice, Dr. Sarah Kinney. Like Weapon X once did, the Facility has branched off from the main Weapon X Program. Latter creations of The Facility, now under the direction of Dr. Adam Harkins, include Predator X. At some point, Weapon X branched off from Weapon Plus' control and was headed up by Canada's Department K. A new generation of agents were created: Deadpool, Garrison Kane, Sluggo, Wyre and Ajax, among others. Weapon X used Logan's DNA in order to endow its agents with healing powers; the batch produced many additional failures, which were sent to a facility for dissection to determine the cause of their failures. These rejects were freed by Deadpool. A smaller experiment was developed by Department K with a New Zealand terrorist merging him with Thetagen-24: the most dangerous lethal symbiotic bacterial colony created.
Typhoid Mary was a subject, when she was captured by an Antarctic facility continuing research for the Weapon X Project the mental faculties of the mutant mind. Their experiments helped give birth to Mary's "Bloody Mary" persona, which exhibited increased psychokinetic powers. Director Malcolm Colcord forms the third version of the Weapon X Project, designed to monitor and eliminate mutants. Colcord, once a security guard at the first Weapon X project, suffered severe facial lacerations during an escape attempt by the mutant Wolverine. Unlike the previous two installments of Weapon X, the third Project was U. S.-based and focused not only on the creation of living weapons, but on the ultimate goal of Colcord, the creation of death camps. The Director uses Weapon X as his personal strike force to exact revenge against Wolverine, he soon begins
Malcolm Colcord known as The Director, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He appeared as a villain in the series Wolverine and was an important character in the Weapon X-comics. Malcolm Colcord first appears in Wolverine Vol. 2 #166 and was created by Frank Tieri and Sean Chen. Malcolm Colcord first appeared as a mysterious shadowed face, he was unprepared. That night happened to be the night Wolverine escaped from the complex, massacring all the soldiers in his way in an animalistic rage. Colcord sadly did not escape his wrath, was slashed in the face by Wolverine, disfiguring him for the rest of his life; this horrifying moment marked the start of Malcolm's revenge against the mutant population. He became obsessed with mutants and his wife and children left him, unable to recognize the man they had once loved, he seized control of the Weapon X program, becoming the cold and calculating Director. To his superiors, Colcord presented the idea that mutants were a resource, waiting to be exploited, but inside he desired nothing less than the complete extermination of all mutants.
One of his primary roles as Director was recruiting mutants such as Sabretooth, Garrison Kane and Copycat as agents for Weapon X. Colcord recruited Agent Brent Jackson of S. H. I. E. L. D. as his second-in command, but became distrustful of Jackson, whose cunning was his most dangerous weapon. Malcolm hoped to bring Wolverine back to fold, used implants to control Wolverine and made him murder a US senator; the implants were one use only and Wolverine regained control. Wolverine and his friend Beast were arrested by Brent Jackson and sent to prison. Colcord had Sabretooth kidnap Wolverine from prison and taken to the Weapon X complex, but S. H. I. E. L. D. Director Nick Fury did not trust Jackson and sent the bounty hunter known as the Shiver Man to free Wolverine, they escaped, but Colcord remained in control of Weapon X. He tried to recruit Deadpool and while Deadpool agreed, he turned on Weapon X when Copycat, his ex-girlfriend became one of their targets. Copycat was killed and Deadpool tried to kill Colcord to avenge her death.
He was killed himself. The failure to recruit Wolverine, the death of Deadpool and Copycat, led Colcord to decide to bring in new members; the new line-up consisted of Wild Child, Mesmero, Marrow and Maverick. Most this line-up was used for rescuing Madison Jeffries of Alpha Flight, who brainwashed, would play an essential role in Colcord's plans. Colcord sadistically engineered a mutant concentration camp called Neverland, designed and built by Jeffries. Jeffries designed and built the sentries known as Boxbots, based on his old Box-armor. Using Weapon X agents, mutants would be imprisoned in Neverland. There they would be separated into two groups: the useful and the useless; those with useless powers would be disposed of. The survivors would either join the Program or would suffer painful experiments to extract their powers. Mister Sinister had created an alternate identity as one of the scientists, Dr. Windsor in Neverland, used Neverland to get subjects for his own twisted experiments. Colcord fell in love with the mutant Aurora, who persuaded him to go through facial surgery to lose his bitterness.
Colcord agreed, for a while the couple lived together. The Director kept Aurora ignorant of Neverland, never sent her there during inspections. Amidst their love, Brent Jackson pointed out Colcord's hypocrisy, slyly called him a mutant lover. Colcord troubled by this name, angrily beat Aurora. Jackson plotted using this moment as a chance to usurp the program from the unsuspecting Colcord. Persuading Sauron, Wild Child and members of the Underground to join him, Jackson staged a coup against the Director, won. Colcord destroyed his face in frustration for losing his incentive, escaped the battle with the help of Jeffries and Aurora. Aurora however returned the favour to Colcord, leaving him and Jeffries stranded in the middle of nowhere. Colcord and Jeffries stayed underground, while Jackson took control of Weapon X. During this time Colcord was haunted by visions of Wolverine; these visions started motivating him and giving him advice. Jeffries was happy to see Colcord motivated again, but was unaware of the hallucinations Colcord had.
Colcord returned to Weapon X and decided to rebuild the Program with the help of Jeffries. The X-Men freed Jeffries of the Weapon X program influence. Colcord resurfaced to rescue former Junior Weapon X Research Scientist Detlef Metzger, about to be killed by Daken and X-23 for possessing a vial of Wolverine's blood, recruited him for a new project, forcing him to work under threat of a nanbotic virus, it is revealed he is having children of various ages kidnapped from parts of Madripoor, experimenting on the natural human healing abilities they have to create a'healing factor serum', needed to make subjects survive a recreated Weapon X Project, under the orders of Daken. However, when Daken figures out that he's hiding something, he arranges for Malcolm to be attacked by X-23, who takes out his finger nails, so he may capture her and use her to perfect his experiment. However, before he may begin, Daken frees X-23, together the two proceed to take out all his guards, kill his brainwashed experiments, before trapping him in the lab as it