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Early Life[]

Born and raised in Oskaloosa, Kansas, Carl Denti hailed from a proud military family, with a lineage stretching back to the days of World War I. Tragedy struck young Carl at the age of twelve when he received the devastating news of his father's death in combat. They was told it was due to "friendly fire," and Carl's world was forever changed. However, doubts lingered within the family about the official account of events, hinting at a possible cover-up. Driven by a relentless pursuit of truth, Carl sought answers, only to encounter classified barriers at the age of sixteen, thwarting his efforts.[2] Despite the shadows of his past, Carl pursued higher education, earning a Master's degree in Psychology from Syracuse University.[3] His academic achievements paved the way for a distinguished career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he dedicated a decade of his life. Through perseverance, he eventually attained the security clearance needed to uncover the unsettling truth behind his father's demise: a tragic loss of control that culminated in fatal consequences.[2] During his tenure at the FBI, Carl formed a close bond with Fred Duncan, a seasoned agent who served as both a colleague and mentor.[4] Over two decades of service, Carl honed his skills and expertise, contributing significantly to his country.[5] Despite his professional success, he was a deeply lonely man.[2]

In his early forties, tragedy struck when Fred Duncan was killed by Mutants. With Duncan's demise, Denti inherited a trove of alien technology and advanced weaponry revealed to have been collected while working alongside Professor Charles Xavier's X-Men.[4] Deep-seated beliefs regarding mutants simmered within Denti's psyche. He diverged from the prevailing notion of mutants as the next stage in human evolution, viewing them instead as a malignant aberration that threatened the very fabric of existence.[2]


Motivated by a desire for vengeance upon Duncan's killers and fueled by his ideological stance, Denti assumed the mantle of the X-Cutioner. Under this costumed identity, he vowed to rid the world of murderous mutants, especially those who had evaded conventional justice, as outlined in Duncan's confidential files.[2] Inspired by the vigilante tactics of the Punisher, Denti harbored a conviction that mutants who committed acts of violence should be dealt with in a similar fashion. [6] To bolster his crusade against mutant criminals, Denti meticulously outfitted himself with armor and weaponry scavenged from Culthan security officers, possibly originating from the Heth'sa faction.[7] Months of rigorous training honed his combat skills and familiarized him with his formidable arsenal, instilling in him a sense of readiness for any confrontation that lay ahead.[8]

Target: Tower[]

One mission traveled to San Miguel, El Salvador, to take out Tower, a local war participant, subjected innocent civilians to his cruel whims. Witnessing Tower's abuses, the X-Cutioner intervened, utilizing an explosive weapon to swiftly end Tower's reign of terror. Despite the gratitude expressed by a waitress whose life he had saved, the X-Cutioner refused to accept praise for taking a life, vowing instead to never abandon humanity despite feeling forsaken by it. He reassured the locals that his actions were solely directed towards mutants who had taken the lives of others, urging them not to fear him. The X-Cutioner's actions in San Miguel elicited diverse reactions from the populace: some hailed him as a savior, others condemned him as a demon, while some could only recall the charred remnants of Tower's demise.[4]

Target: Mastermind[]

This lead to a confrontation with the X-Men on Muir Island, the X-Cutioner targeted the ailing Mastermind, who was grappling with the Legacy Virus. As the X-Cutioner engaged in battle, he faced off against formidable opponents, including Colossus and Storm. Despite the ferocity of their attacks, the X-Cutioner demonstrated his resilience, utilizing advanced technology and formidable combat skills to hold his ground. Ultimately, he managed to evade capture by employing tactical deception, leaving behind a damaged weapon and orchestrating an apparent demise through a cleverly executed escape. However, Storm remained skeptical, suspecting that the X-Cutioner had staged his demise and had yet to reveal the full extent of his capabilities.[4]

Target: Emma Frost[]

In the aftermath of a devastating Sentinel attack that left Emma Frost comatose and confined to X-Mansion's medical lab, the X-Cutioner harbored a deep-seated vendetta against her. Blaming her for past crimes and holding her accountable for the tragic demise of the Hellions, he set his sights on targeting Frost. While monitoring of Cable's unique teleportation technology, known as "bodyslides," he devised a cunning plan. By exploiting Cable's teleportation signals, he ingeniously devised a method to clandestinely piggyback on the signal, enabling him to track his movements and teleport himself wherever Cable went. When Cable ventured to the Xavier School to confront his father, Cyclops, the X-Cutioner seized the opportunity to strike. Utilizing Cable's teleportation signal, he covertly infiltrated the premises, evading detection by the Xavier School's security systems with the aid of his own Sidri cloaking device. However, his presence did not go entirely unnoticed, as the X-Men's prisoner, Sabretooth, detected his intrusion and alerted Cyclops to the heavily armed intruder's presence. As the tension escalated, the X-Cutioner poised himself to deliver a fatal blow to Frost. However, before he could execute his vendetta, Cyclops intervened, unleashing a powerful blast that sent the X-Cutioner reeling. Despite Cable's attempt to restrain him, the X-Cutioner managed to evade Cyclops and used his ability to follow Cable's movements anywhere. Cable swiftly retaliated and took out the X-Cutioner with a barrage of mechanical equipment. X-Cutioner then retreated via teleportation, his plans thwarted for the time being.[9]

Target: Rogue[]

The X-Cutioner next target was Rogue for the death of Cody Robbins, the unfortunate victim of an incident involving Rogue's mutant powers. Tracking her to a tranquil North Carolina beach where she crossed paths with Nate Grey, the X-Man a from Earth-295, known as the "Age of Apocalypse." Launching a forceful blast from his lance that sent Rogue tumbling, the X-Cutioner made his presence known, declaring his intentions to exact justice. Unfazed, Nate Grey intervened, standing as a formidable barrier between Rogue and her assailant. Despite the X-Cutioner's threats, Nate swiftly dispatched him with a powerful telekinetic burst. Baffled by the unexpected display of power and sensing a familiar aura resembling Cable, the X-Cutioner resolved to neutralize Nate before analyzing his remains. However, Nate countered with a telekinetically-enhanced blow, shattering the X-Cutioner's lance over his head. Undeterred, the X-Cutioner regrouped, engaging Nate in a fierce exchange of blows. With Rogue momentarily occupied ensuring the safety of innocent bystanders, he seized the opportunity to press his assault. Yet, Rogue's timely intervention, crashing down upon him with unparalleled force, brought him crashing to the sand. Despite Rogue's attempts to explain the tragic accident involving Cody, the X-Cutioner remained undeterred, launching another attack. However, a combined onslaught of punches from Nate and Rogue swiftly incapacitated him once more. As he retreated via teleportation, the X-Cutioner issued a chilling warning to Rogue, vowing that their next encounter would be stealthier and more ruthless than before.[10]

Target: Skin[]

In a case of mistaken identities, the X-Cutioner set his sights on Generation X member Skin, believing him responsible for the murder of Angelo Espinosa, unaware that Espinosa was actually Skin himself, who had orchestrated his own "death" to avoid testifying alongside his lover, Tores, a suspect in the murder case. The encounter unfolded as Skin and his teammate Chamber embarked on a journey from the Massachusetts Academy to Xavier's School. Their path was abruptly obstructed by the X-Cutioner on the Massachusetts Turnpike, who forced them off the road and confronted them.[11] In a daring move to escape, Skin ignited a puddle of fuel, causing an explosion that provided a momentary distraction. Taking advantage of Chamber's unique abilities, Skin concealed him in a nearby body of water to protect him from harm. Undeterred, the X-Cutioner confronted Skin once more, demanding answers. Despite Skin's denial of involvement, he refused to elaborate further, opting instead to retaliate by causing a structure to collapse around the X-Cutioner. Emerging unscathed from the rubble, the X-Cutioner persisted in his pursuit, analyzing a sample of Skin's skin to confirm his suspicions. The chase led them to a wax museum, where Skin taunted his pursuer and questioned the validity of his accusations. Doubt crept into the X-Cutioner's mind as he grappled with the morality of his mission. Seizing the opportunity, Skin employed clever tactics to blind and incapacitate the X-Cutioner, redirecting his own energy lance against him. The resulting energy buildup culminated in a powerful blast, finally subduing the X-Cutioner and bringing an end to his relentless pursuit.[1]

Mission: Protection of Reverend Conover[]

While working in Washington, D.C., Denti was assigned to protect the pro-mutant political candidate Reverend Conover due to numerous death threats from the Mutant Liberation Front. During Conover's appearance before a Congressional Committee, Denti, alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Kymberly Taylor, confronted him to offer protection mandated by the FBI. As they debated over who would safeguard Conover, a cybernetic assassin named Deadeye attacked. The Punisher, acting on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s request, intervened, saving Conover. Subsequently, Denti revealed his alter ego, the X-Cutioner, and assisted in thwarting Deadeye's subsequent assaults.[12] The X-Cutioner eliminated Deadeye after tracking their battle via police reports. Following the confrontation, X-Cutioner reflected on his equipment's failure to detect Deadeye and suspected interference. Meanwhile, Blastfurnace destroyed Deadeye's body to hinder investigation. As tensions rose between Denti, Castle, and Taylor, a confrontation with MLF member 'Corpus Derelecti ensued, leading to a chaotic clash. Despite their efforts, Blastfurnace reappeared, prompting a strategic retreat.[6] Blastfurnace's attack escalated, forcing Denti to teleport away momentarily. Upon his return, X-Cutioner aided the Punisher in battling Blastfurnace, sustaining injuries in the process. Despite setbacks, they secured Conover's safety and embarked on a train journey to Oklahoma, facing MLF attacks en route.[13] As the MLF intensified their assaults, Denti's suspicions regarding their motives grew. Castle confronted him about his identity as the X-Cutioner, leading to a tense exchange. Denti, however, remained committed to their cause. Following Castle's plan, Denti organized a press conference to provoke the MLF into action. Despite being captured by the MLF, Denti managed to escape and regroup with Castle and Taylor.[14] Denti revealed the MLF's base location to Castle, setting the stage for a final showdown. However, their mission faced obstacles as they battled through the MLF's defenses. Despite rescuing Conover, Denti's teleporter malfunctioned, forcing him to evacuate Taylor before Simon Trask destroyed the base.[15]

Mission: Protection of Sekmeht Conoway[]

In China, Archaeologist Sekmeht Conoway's groundbreaking discoveries led her father's company, Elysian Enterprises, to unearth the twelfth and final temple, believed to hold invaluable information about an ancient extraterrestrial spacecraft created by the Celestials. Allegedly, this temple, tied to the last descendant of Chinese ruler Garbha-Hsien. The Chinese government, sensing the significance of the find, sought protection for the site, prompting the US to dispatch Denti, who is a member of the Superhuman Investigations Team. Briefed on the internal security challenges faced in previous temples and warned of Sekmeht's unconventional methods, Denti arrived at the twelfth temple. There, he encountered Sekmeht, along with her father Anwar Anubar and his company's security force, the Elysian Guard. As tensions rose and security measures tightened, Denti engaged in discussions with Sekmeht and her team. Skeptical of the need for extensive security, however he detected movement within the temple, he found the mutant thief Gambit. Pursuing Gambit, Denti was astounded by the mutant's sudden disappearance, speculating the use of teleportation technology. Coordinating with Anubar for the transport the artifact from the temple.[16] Denti reached out to Mariah Ellenthorpe, Jack Farley, and Cosmo Stephanopolous for assistance. Keeping them in the dark until the appointed time, Denti eventually emerged before them disguised as the X-Cutioner. Reflecting on the recent mission's failure and its repercussions on their careers, Denti acknowledged his role in their dismissals. In a bid for redemption, he extended an offer to join forces and pursue justice against the mutant who had outwitted them—a member of the notorious X-Men, possibly linked to criminal activities. Presenting them with the opportunity to bring down Gambit, Denti observed their eager agreement with a concealed grin, knowing he now had additional assets for his mission.[17] He equipped Ellenthrope, Farley, and Stephanopolous with advanced weaponized suits, adapted from alien technology. Upon receiving their gear, the trio expressed gratitude for the formidable equipment provided. X-Cutioner observed their growing proficiency with satisfaction, yet cautioned them about the cunning nature of their target, Gambit. Emphasizing Gambit's astuteness, X-Cutioner proposed a strategic approach to ensnare him—by using his teammate and potential romantic interest, Rogue, as bait in a carefully crafted trap.[18]

Target: Gambit[]

Gambit's encounter with Denti triggered a profound introspection, shaking the very foundation of Denti's beliefs regarding mutants and his overarching mission. In his inner circle, Denti referred to his trio of agents as his "Firing Squad." On Denti's 43rd birthday, he orchestrated a meticulously planned ambush on Rogue, utilizing advanced technology to transport her across distant galaxies, effectively neutralizing her mutant abilities. Meanwhile, Denti meticulously prepared a stargate on Earth, tailored exclusively for Gambit's genetic signature, intending to lead him directly to the lair of the formidable X-Cutioner. Amidst the intricate web of schemes, X-Cutioner, though remorseful, acknowledged the manipulation of Rogue as bait, rationalizing it as a means to an end. However, he recognized Gambit's audacity and predicted his inevitable pursuit. Rogue, in a moment of clarity, offered a cryptic insight into Gambit's nature, likening him to a mouse in a maze—easy to lure but challenging to control. Accompanied by Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde, Gambit embarked on a perilous journey through the stargate, propelled by his relentless pursuit of justice. As X-Cutioner anticipated, Gambit swiftly dismantled his adversaries, defying the odds stacked against him. Despite Rogue's taunts, Denti found himself torn between frustration and a begrudging admiration for her resilience. In the midst of the escalating conflict, Denti grappled with the unsettling realization that his motivations were not as clear-cut as he once believed. Determined to confront his inner turmoil after dealing with Gambit, Denti vowed to unravel the enigma shrouding his true intentions. Gambit's relentless advance faltered as he faced X-Cutioner's formidable defenses, ultimately succumbing to the synaptic scrambling field enveloping Rogue. As X-Cutioner hesitated over killing Gambit, Rogue broke free. Gambit turned the tables, stunning X-Cutioner and causing chaos. In the confusion, Denti mistakenly struck down his own agents, realizing the tragic cycle he perpetuated. Understanding the consequences of his actions, Denti accepted his fate as justice closed in, symbolized by the collapsing space station enveloping him in darkness.[2]

Despite his apparent demise, Denti's resolve burned anew with a desire to make amends. Activating his fail-safe systems, he was promptly teleported out of his armor shell and back to Earth. As he vanished, he assumed his armor was lost to the abyss of the black hole.[8]

New Son[]

The New Son orchestrated a plan, seizing control of the X-Cutioner armor. Upon uncovering evidence of mercenaries Batroc the Leaper and Zaran attack on Gambit, it was revealed the Commission on Superhuman Activity orchestrated their release, intending to tail them and ascertain if a contract had been placed on Gambit's life. Denti, entrusted with monitoring the criminals and Gambit, was selected for the task. During a Commission meeting, Valerie Cooper disclosed Denti's assignment to continue tailing Batroc and Zaran. In Manhattan, amidst Gambit's attempts to elude Fireballs, Denti intercepted him, urging him to seek refuge in his vehicle as more assailants were closing in. Accepting the offer, Gambit and Denti found themselves under surveillance by Fireballs, who promptly reported their movements. Subsequently, they were ambushed by the X-Cutioner, who, unbeknownst to them, was actually the New Son occupying the X-Cutioner armor. Confronting them head-on, the X-Cutioner halted their progress and held a gun on Crossbones, further complicating their predicament.[19]

Denti drew his firearm and demanded the X-Cutioner freeze, announcing his arrest. However, after firing a futile shot and realizing, with Gambit's advice and his own experience, that bullets were ineffective against the armored foe, Denti swiftly retreated on foot alongside Gambit. Pursued by Fireballs, Denti marveled at Gambit's strategic prowess as the exhausted hero skillfully turned their attackers against each other. Their frantic escape led them to the Fulton Fish Market, where Denti voiced concerns about their vulnerability at the water's edge. Gambit revealed a Guild boat docked nearby as their getaway, but Denti remained apprehensive about being exposed in the middle of the water. Before they could proceed, Zaran's dagger struck Denti's forearm, intended for Gambit, initiating a confrontation with Zaran and Batroc. Gambit swiftly dispatched the assailants, but their escape vessel was destroyed in the process. Crossbones soon confronted them, prompting a joint effort from Gambit and Denti. While Gambit engaged Crossbones, Denti intervened with a gun to the back of Crossbones' head, allowing them a brief window to flee. Seeking refuge in a cemetery, Denti observed Gambit's fluctuating condition, noting his resilience while using his powers but his subsequent exhaustion. As Gambit opened up about the burdens he carried, Denti found parallels between their experiences. Their conversation was abruptly interrupted by the arrival of the X-Cutioner and Fireballs. With Gambit handling Fireballs, Denti took the opportunity to arrest him, allowing Gambit to focus on the mysterious figure in the X-Cutioner armor. Curious about the identity within the armor, Denti ultimately found contentment in reclaiming his true self rather than desiring the armor. Meanwhile, the combined forces of the Thieves and Assassins Guilds engaged the X-Cutioner, inadvertently causing a building collapse that trapped Gambit and Bella Donna Boudreaux.[8]

Surveying the wreckage and confirming Gambit's survival with a scanner, Denti couldn't help but admire Gambit's resilience and noble qualities despite his outlaw status. Contemplating whether to allow the NYPD to arrest Gambit once he was freed from the wreckage, Denti grappled with the complexities of the situation. When Gambit blasted free from the debris, Denti intervened to prevent his arrest. He informed the NYPD that Gambit had been on assignment with the Commission on Superhuman Activity, emphasizing Gambit's cooperation and reaffirming his assertion that Bella Donna had been assisting him.[20]


The X-Cutioner armor found its way to a missile silo nestled in the vast expanse of Oklahoma's plains.[7] Meanwhile, amidst a staged confrontation between Gambit and Angel, orchestrated to thwart the plans of the enigmatic New Son, Carl Denti observed from the streets, his faith in the X-Men waning as he questioned the purpose behind their conflict.[21] Under the guise of Charles Xavier, the Courier, arranged a secret meeting with Denti, delving into sensitive files once belonging to Fred Duncan. Manipulated by Fontanelle's subtle influence, an unknown individual facilitated a critical rendezvous with Denti, setting a pivotal plan into motion. As distractions abounded, "Xavier" gained access to classified information while Gambit maneuvered within the Pentagon's halls, assuming various identities to ensure his objectives were met.[22] Meanwhile, amidst the chaos of Maximum Security, a disgraced Culthan guard named Heth'sa plotted to retrieve the coveted X-Cutioner armor, seeking redemption for past transgressions. With the aid of the Unified Guild of Thieves and Assassins, Heth'sa breached the armor's containment, extracting vital components to facilitate his temporal journey. Gambit, donning the X-Cutioner helmet, pursued Heth'sa across the temporal threshold, confronting him amidst a riot on a distant orbital penitentiary. Confronted with the consequences of altering the timestream, Gambit offered a poignant choice to Heth'sa, ultimately ensuring the preservation of the timeline as he returned to the present.[7]

Civil War[]

After the Civil War, Tony Stark listed him as a potential recruit for the 50-State Initiative,[23]

Homines Verendi[]

Denti eventually went back to killing mutants and associated himself with the anti-mutant organization Homines Verendi.[24]


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  • Master Martial Artist: Trained extensively in both unarmed and armed combat, Denti is a seasoned martial artist. His proficiency in various martial arts disciplines enables him to engage in hand-to-hand combat with remarkable skill and precision, making him a formidable adversary even without relying on weaponry.[25][3]
  • Master Tactician and Strategist: Denti possesses an acute tactical mind and is recognized for his strategic prowess. His ability to analyze complex situations and devise effective plans makes him a valuable asset in combat scenarios, allowing him to anticipate his opponents' moves and adapt his strategies accordingly.[25][3]
  • Expert Marksman: Denti's exceptional marksmanship skills extend to proficiency with a diverse array of firearms. Whether wielding pistols, rifles, or specialized alien weaponry, he consistently demonstrated accuracy and precision, making him a formidable opponent from a distance.[25][3]
  • Weapons Proficiency: In addition to firearms, Denti is proficient in wielding various other weapons, including melee weapons and explosives. His versatility with different armaments enhances his effectiveness in combat situations, allowing him to adapt his fighting style to suit the circumstances at hand.[25][3]
  • Engineer: Carl Denti, known by his alias as the X-Cutioner, boasts a formidable intellect. This expertise grants him a deep understanding of technological systems be it human or alien and allows him to design, modify, and manipulate advanced equipment to suit his needs.[25][3]



  • X-Cutioner Armor: Shi'ar Omnium-Mesh Battle Armor, Grants enhanced strength, Withstands repeated superhuman strikes.
    • Siris Force Field
    • Culthan Prison Guard Helmet
    • Z'nox Sensors: Penetrate most terrestrial cloaking devices.
    • Sentinel Mark I Bioscans: Pinpoint mutant locations and identify mutants by DNA.
    • Sidri Cloaking Device: Can fool most Earth technology, but does not disguise natural scent.
    • Prototype Sentinel Propul-Units: For short flights
    • Culthan Stargate
    • Brainwave-Linked Laser-Equipped Anti-Gravity Drones.


  • Shi'ar Psilance Lance projecting concussive force blasts, Lances projecting devastating heat/energy blasts
  • Z'nox Energy Weapon (of piercing Colossus' armored hide
  • Projectile Restraint Gel Lance: Similar to Skrull restraints
  • Clawed Gauntlets: Release painful neuro-charges on contact
  • Wrist-mounted Shi'ar plasma slicer missiles


  • Bodyslide: Analytical capabilities for technology and energy mimicking, including "piggybacking" on Cable's "Bodyslide" technology to access locations discreetly.

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