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Fabio Medina aka Goldballs is a mutant, with the ability to generate and fire golden spheres, producing the sound "Poink". His latent mutant abilities surfaced after the war between the Avengers and X-Men.[6] After which he was recruited to join the X-Men.[6]

As a member of the X-Men, Fabio he battle against Sentinels.[7] Despite initial reluctance, he found purpose alongside his mutant companions. Yet, his newfound identity as a mutant brought complexities, including clashes with S.H.I.E.L.D. and media scrutiny.[8] Transitioning to New York, Fabio continued his education alongside Miles Morales.[9]

However, his destiny took a profound turn when he moved to the new mutant nation of Krakoa. Discovering the true nature of his powers as "eggs" capable of resurrecting mutants, Fabio took the knew moniker as the Egg becoming a vital member of The Five, tasked with preserving mutantkind's legacy through resurrection.[10]


Early Life[]

Fabio Medina was born and raised in San Diego, California. He was living the life of an average high school student. He lived with his mom, Gloria, his dad, and his sister, Jennifer, enjoying the simple comforts of a middle-class California life.[11]


Fabio became one of the numerous new mutants whose powers manifested after the war between the Avengers and X-Men. His powers arose after he was a victim of a robbery attempt, as he explained to the police. The San Diego police officers attempted to put him into custody, but they were interrupted by Cyclops and his group of X-Men who showed up at the scene to rescue Fabio.[6] After the X-Men and Fabio together fended off a squad of various sized Sentinels, the X-Men offered Fabio a place on their team. He was reluctant at first, but eventually determined that he preferred to join rather than to remain in San Diego.[12]

He was with the team of X-Men that visited Eva Bell's home and encountered the Avengers before being transported into Limbo during Dormammu's attempted attack.[13] After they escaped, Fabio demanded to be taken home.[14] His family questioned his disappearance and did not believe or understand that he was a mutant.[15]

Fabio Medina (Earth-616) from Spider-Man Vol 2 3 001

Fabio in civilian clothes

He later lost control of his powers and Agent Dazzler of S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived to question him about Cyclops' location. He was taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody before being rescued by Cyclops' team, joining them once more. He later assisted in the battle against the Blockbuster Sentinel by concentrating the emission of his gold balls to topple the Sentinel.[7][8] It was upon this occasion that he took on the nickname Goldballs.[2] Although he had thought himself and his powers ridiculous, Goldballs and his battle cry "GOLDBALLS!" became a media sensation until the world realized that he was a mutant.[11] Fabio later moved to New York where he attended school with Miles Morales and Ganke Lee at Brooklyn Visions Academy for a while.[9][16]

The Five[]

Fabio moved to the sentient mutant island of Krakoa following the foundation of a sovereign mutant nation in its territory by the hand of Charles Xavier, Magneto, and Moira X. While there, it was discovered that his namesake gold balls were actually biological infertile "eggs," which if made fertile, could allow for potentially unlimited resurrection of the mutant race. As such, he became a member of The Five, who kept the mutant population of Krakoa alive even after death. With the rest of The Five he was considered as something sacred to be treasured because, together, the five mutants were able to actually create new clones of the deceased, restoring their bodies, powers, and memories as they were at the time of their deaths.

Xavier tasked the Five with resurrecting Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Husk, Archangel, Penance, Mystique, Wolverine, and Nightcrawler who died stopping the creation of Nimrod.[10] The Five had previously resurrected other long deceased mutants, such as Banshee, and Sophie and Esme Cuckoo.[17] As a result of the developments surrounding his powers, Fabio changed his codename to Egg.[1]

Fabio Medina (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 11 001

Goldballs shooting out his golden balls



Sphere Generation: Fabio is a Mutant whose powers manifest by the production of gold balls of different sizes from any part of his body, emitting the sound "Poink" each time they hit something. The balls seem to be able to bounce.[6]

It was discovered that the "gold balls" Fabio produces are actually infertile eggs. In conjunction with the group known as the Five, Fabio forms a key part of Krakoa's ability to revive dead mutants.[10]

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