Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler
Beard-Crawler.jpg
Portrayed by Domhnall Gleeson
Statistics
Full Name Kurt Wagner
Age 30
Height 5'10"
Build Swashbuckler
Eyes Golden
Hair Blue-Black
Skin Black-blue
Factions X-men

Quoted!

The Amazing Bavarian Acrobat

Reputation

The Amazing Nightcralwer, a long standing member (and even one time leader) of the Uncanny X-Men. A german acrobat known for his flamboyantly cocky and happy-go-lucky nature. An accomplished fencer and mutant able to teleport several miles at a time, by moving at near instantaneous speed through an alternate dimension with only the 'Bamf' sound of air rushing in to take up the space he has displaced, and a puff of brimstone smelling smoke.
Among the mutant population, Nightcrawler is known as a leader, a mentor, a hero and an activist. He spends a great deal of time volunteering and working in the mutant community, beyond his work as an X-man. Given his training for the priesthood, he's come to be something of a confessor and spiritual leader in an unofficial capacity, although he claims no authority from it. Almost universally liked and respected, he's quite humble and the least likely to trumpet his own accomplishments.

Biography

Kurt Wagner, the child of Mystique and Azazel, was born with features
of both - fur covered body, prehensile tail, inhuman hands and feet and
glowing yellow eyes. , Margali Szardos, a sorceress and gypsy queen, allegedly
found Wagner an hour after his birth in a bath, in a small roadside shelter in
the Black Forest. Claiming to have found his father, Eric, dead of a heart
attack on the road outside, and his mother died next to him on the ground.

In truth Mystique threw him into a river after a large mob found out
about Nightcrawler's existence, and Azazel secretly rescued his son from the
fall, giving him to his lover and crony, Margali Szardos, to raise.

Margali brought Kurt to a small Bavarian circus where she worked as a
fortuneteller. Wagner was never adopted and was raised by the members of the
circus, who had no prejudices against mutants. Margali acted as Wagner's
unofficial foster mother. Wagner grew up happily in the circus, spending time
with Margali's children Stefan and Jimaine.

Due to his natural flexibility and agility, by his adolescence Kurt
had become the circus' star acrobat and aerial artist. Circus audiences
assumed that he was a normal-looking human being wearing a devil-like costume.
When Florida circus owner Arnos Jardine, purchased the Bavarian circus and
began moving its best acts to his circus, except that he made sure Wagner was
relegated to the freak show, even having him drugged to halt attempts to
escape until eventually aided by a child with the ability to sense other
mutants.

Wagner fled to Winzeldorf, Germany, where his foster brother Stefan
was. The unfortunate realization was that Stefan had gone mad and had brutally
slain several children. After a brief investigation Wagner found Stefan and
attempted to stop the man, but in the conflict Stefan's neck was broken. The
villagers of Winzeldorf, assumed Nightcrawler was responsible for the child
killings and were on the verge of killing him when they were paralyzed by
Charles Xavier, who had come to recruit Wagner into the X-Men. Wagner agreed,
but before they left for America, he and Xavier went to the Bavarian circus so
that Wagner Stefan's death to his mother only to discover she was gone. She
held Wagner responsible for murdering Stefan, which resulted in his being
punished in a form of hell years later, before the situation was to be fixed
by Dr. Strange.

Character Details

Kurt, from his years in the circus, is a happy-go-lucky, cocksure prankster. He has a good heart and often comes into conflict with himself due to his being a devout Catholic. He lives his life to the fullest at all times and makes every attempt to be open and pleasent to others, often acting gallant and genteel to others while adopting a roguish air. Despite this, he regularly feels isolated, due to his mutation, feeling that he will never be seen as more than a freak, despite the acceptances he has earned from non-mutants.
But Kurt does take some aspects of his life very seriously. He believes deeply in the cause of mutant rights and has dedicated is life to furthering that cause. He's a deeply spiritual man, with a sincere, honest belief in God, and he came very close to becoming a priest once upon a time. He understands the stakes of being a hero and the risk to your body and soul that comes with it. He's prayed and contemplated deeply on these issues, and often advises others. His priestly training has made him an excellent listener. While he's active and lively, he is, at the center, quite at peace and extraordinarily calm, giving him a backbone of steel that others don't often expect.

Relationships

RP Logs & Journals

May 21, 2019: A Visit to Sentinel Services

The X-Men go looking for one 'Agent Brown' who they know is a murderous cyborg and stumble into the Sentinels cyborg HQ. Boss fight follows. Emits by Nate.

(permalink: log:8488 | tags: beast jubilee nightcrawler nyc polaris sup x-man x-men | posted: 24 May 2019 01:11)

May 15, 2019: Discussing Potential

Kurt and Hank have lunch, the competition of Dagwood Sandwiches silently begun, and a discussion on the potential of a new team member.

(permalink: log:8485 | tags: beast jubilee nightcrawler | posted: 15 May 2019 18:44)

May 08, 2019: Because We Can

In which Darcy meets Kurt and Jubilee. Flirting may or may not have happened.

(permalink: log:8481 | tags: darcy_lewis jubilee nightcrawler | posted: 10 May 2019 00:46)

April 17, 2019: Toymakers

The X-Men and the Punisher have tracked down the cybernetic technology used during the attack on Mutant Town to a distribution center in Brooklyn. They stumble on an AIM base. (Emits by Nate)

(permalink: log:8450 | tags: nightcrawler nyc punisher sage sup x-23 x-man x-men | posted: 18 Apr 2019 09:52)

April 10, 2019: Look who is back

Kurt and Nate find Logan lurking at Harry's. Kurt brings him up to date on current troubles.

(permalink: log:8438 | tags: nightcrawler wolverine x-man x-men | posted: 11 Apr 2019 11:39)

April 12, 2019: Hey! I found you!

Kurt tracks down Frank Castle, in an extremely unorthodox manner.

(permalink: log:8480 | tags: nightcrawler punisher sup | posted: 09 May 2019 12:51)

March 08, 2019: Puzzle Pieces

An impromptu war room meeting leads to the X-Men start figuring out what is going on with the Sentinels and the mutant-killing cyborgs.

(permalink: log:8413 | tags: neon nightcrawler nyc polaris sage sup x-man x-men | posted: 09 Mar 2019 02:43)

March 07, 2019: Kurt!

Rogue and Kurt meet after a 2 year span of time.

(permalink: log:8412 | tags: nightcrawler nyc rogue | posted: 08 Mar 2019 21:12)

March 07, 2019: A Visit to the Hall

Nightcrawler goes to the Hall of Justice to talk with Doctor Strange and Troia about the Sentinel attacks.

(permalink: log:8409 | tags: doctor_strange metropolis nightcrawler sup troia | posted: 08 Mar 2019 15:18)

March 06, 2019: No Tolerance

The Sentinels come for Tony Stark. But he is not easy to catch, and he has friends. (emits by Nate).

(permalink: log:8408 | tags: iron_man nightcrawler nyc pepper_potts punisher sup x-man | posted: 07 Mar 2019 04:59)

March 05, 2019: Of Gott and Blue Elves

Pepper is doing some leg work in the Bronx when she's mugged. A humanitarian blue elf stops the robber.

(permalink: log:8407 | tags: nightcrawler nyc pepper_potts | posted: 06 Mar 2019 00:08)


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