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Quote1 Maybe I have other things to do. Quote2
Louise Spalding[src]


Little is know about Louise Spalding. She was described by her mother as being a fiery redhead with a strong will, free spirit, and a good head on her shoulders. She worked as a firefighter in or near Cooperstown, Alaska.[2] She didn't show any desire to "settle down", but was met by a strange man, secretly Enigma in his human form from the future. Enigma sought to impregnate Louise in order for her daughter to fall under his control. Fortunately, Jean Grey, possessed by the Phoenix Force, also traveled back in time and intervened, banishing the Enigma. Using her Phoenix powers, Jean impregnated Louise with their child,[3] which Louise carried full term. Immediately after Louise gave birth her daughter manifested an active X-Gene, the first new manifestation since M-Day. In an attempt to kill the new mutant infant, the Purifiers killed everyone in the hospital including Louise.[4] Luckily, Cable saved the child before the Purifiers were able to murder her.[5]

After Hope returned to the present, lost her father, and defeated Bastion, she expressed an interest in discovering her biological family in Alaska.[6] Cyclops agreed to Hope's request and organized an escort team of Rogue, Dr. Nemesis, and Cypher. Once the group arrived in Alaska they discovered the identity of Louise Spalding, visited her grave, and Hope was able to meet her maternal grandmother, although she did not reveal her biological connection.[2]

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