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Opal Vetiver was a bioengineer who spent most of her years working for the best agrochemical and biotech companies in the world. After realizing that these companies only used their knowledge to create seedless plants that could no longer reproduce in order to sell more products in the name of wealth and consumerism, Opal decided to form with some of her colleagues a group of like-minded agrochemicists, bio-technologists, and bio-engineers who specialized in genetic manipulation and the spread of all things botanical called the Hordeculture, who aimed within ten years to control the entire food supply of the world.[1]

She was part of an incursion of the Hordeculture to the Krakoan Harvest Center, located in the Savage Land. After a confrontation with Cyclops, White Queen and Sebastian Shaw, they managed to collect samples of the Krakoan genome in order to study it and learn how it worked to convince the living island to support the aims of the Hordeculture or otherwise bend it to their will.[1]

Later, Vetiver was also involved in the Hordeculture's raid on the island of Genosha, within the framework of the Cotati invasion, where they tried to collect samples for study of the alien species. In the process, they fought plants and mutant zombies.[2]

Powers and Abilities


Telepathic Immunity: By unknown means she acquired telepathic immunity.[1]

Advanced Longevity: Opal Vevtiver has been alive 200yrs as a agricultural, biochemical and eugenicist expert like all her fellow experts at Hordeculture.[1]



She wears armor that covers all her limbs and an anti gas mask that covers her face.[1]


A lance capable of shooting gases and other substances of plant origin that have been shown to have the property to inhibit mutant powers.[1]. It can also spray pheromones that generate illusions and other effects on males.[3]


The Krakoan Gateways, somehow hacked by the Hordeculture to use them for their own benefit.[1]


  • Opal is 68 years old.[1]
  • Opal has severe cigarette addiction that she is treating with the help of her doctor and chewing gum.[1]
  • Opal does not swear and instead uses the first letter of the word as a replacement for the word. "This B has one H of a sauceboat on her" [3]

See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 X-Men Vol 5 #3
  2. Empyre: X-Men #1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Empyre: X-Men #2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Empyre X-Men Vol 1 2" defined multiple times with different content
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