Roberto DaCosta was a vigilante mutant from Harlem, New York. He blamed the X-Men for living separately from "second class" mutants like himself. He also hated Magneto and his Brotherhood because of the destruction of the Brooklyn Bridge.[1]

He later joined Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow.[2]

Sunspot was killed by Madrox dupe suicide bombers at the Academy during the fall-out from the Ultimatum Wave.[3]


Absorbs solar radiation and rechannels it through his body generating:

  • Intense heat
  • Dark solar plasma blasts,
  • Thermal updrafts for flight

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