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Scrambler attacks Havok

The mutant Scrambler is a member of the Marauders, a band of assassins who were gathered together by the mutant thief Gambit at the request of the enigmatic mastermind known as Mister Sinister.[2][3]

Sinister first sent the Marauders to murder the entire population of the underground mutant community known as the Morlocks. In the course of this mutant massacre, the Marauders clashed with the mutant adventurers known as the X-Men and the original X-Factor team.[4] Subsequently, the X-Men thwarted the Marauders' attempt to assassinate Sinister's former pawn, Madelyne Pryor, in San Francisco.[5]

Later, Sinister sent the Marauders to battle the X-Men during the time of the demonic invasion of New York City known as the Inferno. The Marauders were all killed, but Sinister possessed samples of their DNA with which to clone them.[6]

The Marauders later clashed with the dimensionally-displaced young mutant known as Nate Grey after they attempted to assassinate Sinister's former servant, Threnody; Scrambler was killed in Nate Grey's power burst.[7]

Scrambler was again cloned by Mr. Sinister and subsequently retained his mutant powers after M-Day. He returned once again as a member of the New Marauders,[8] alongside old-time members such as Scalphunter and newer members, Sunfire and Exodus.

Death of Scrambler

Scrambler was seemingly killed by X-23 in an attempt to free the new-born mutant messiah from the Marauders;[9] however, he was later revealed to have survived the encounter.[10]

After the X-Men relocated to the mutant island known as Krakoa, Scrambler was not among the mutants to join them. The Hellions were sent to investigate one of Mister Sinister's former cloning farms. Inside, Madelyne Pryor had captured the clones of the Marauders and used them for a mysterious ritual.[11]

Powers and Abilities

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Functionality Manipulation: Scramblers true mutant ability wasn't just the disruption of mutant powers or neurological framework.[12] But the modulation of the efficacy of how well things worked in general. For instance, Il Sung could use his abilities as a Homo Sapiens Superior to enhance the prehensility of his prosthetics as well as increase the prospects of enabling automotive repair at his new job.[13]

  • Paranormal Power Disruption: An outlier of Scrambler's mutant ability also enabled him to disrupt the function of any system with his touch or even through remote interation, whether the system be that of a living being, a machine, or a field of energy. He must physically touch his target with his bare flesh in order to affect it.[14]

He can control his power for varying effects, including:

  • Paralysis: If he touches a living being, Scrambler can cause immobilization, unconsciousness, or death.
  • Power Negation: If his victims possesses superhuman powers, Scrambler can disrupt the functioning of those powers.

His power works on a 1:60 time ratio. Hence, if he uses it on something for one second, the effect of his power lasts for one minute (sixty seconds).


Scrambler shares his name with the late supreme leader of North Korea. The name is more accurately transliterated as Kim Il-sung.

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