Corsairs and Paragons
When the Xavier Institute originally began the training squad system, Mark was placed with Cyclops' Corsairs and codenamed DJ. Later for unclear reasons, DJ and Spector switched squads, and DJ become part of the Paragons under Wolfsbane.
Like the rest of his squad, DJ was upset and saddened by the departure of Wolfsbane. Along with the other Paragons and the Alpha Squadron, DJ was briefly mentored by Karma. Ultimately, former New Mutant, Magma stepped in to become the Paragons' mentor.
M-Day and Death
DJ was one of the many mutants to lose their powers on M-Day. The depowered students of the Xavier Institute was asked to leave the school, but the bus carrying several depowered students was attacked by one of William Stryker's Purifiers. After the bus exploded, X-23 tried to rescue DJ, but with his last words, he told her she was pretty. Elixir tried to heal him, but it was too late.
- Acoustic Eclectic Mimicry: DJ possesses the ability to transform music to create various effects. Different styles of music create different effects, all depending on what he is listening to.
- Concussive Blasts: "Hard" music like rock allows him to generate damaging blasts.
- Forcefields: Classical music allows him to create forcefields.
- Photokinesis: Dance music enables him to create blinding lights.
- Flight: Gospel music allows him to fly.
- Healing: Blues music grants him the ability to heal others. Not himself however.
- Chronokinesis: Techno music allows Mark to stop time within his immediate vicinity
Portable music players (MP3, CD player, etc) and head phones.
- DJ's first name and codename were revealed in New X-Men Vol 2 #24. His last name and powers were revealed only in the New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook #1. He was transferred to the Paragons from the Corsairs sometime between Academy X #2-12.
- In the New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook #1, DJ was voted "Most flirtatious".
- In the New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook #1, DJ listed his likes as music (all kinds) and girls (all kinds), and his dislikes as girls who get too serious too soon and math.
- He was given the first name 'Mark' because, on the Forums, he was referred to as M.A.R.K by posters.
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