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Tamara Kurtz was born a mutant following her parents exposure to fallout from the nuclear detonation over Hiroshima. She was recruited by Stryfe into the Mutant Liberation Front. On one mission, she and her teammates Sumo and Kamikaze were sent to Madripoor in order to oversee the distribution of a drug designed to contaminate the world's water supply. She was opposed in this mission by the New Mutants led by Cable, Sunfire and Wolverine.[1]

When the X-Men and X-Factor teamed up to bring down the MLF, they fought in Dust Bowl, Arkansas. Dragoness managed to lure Cannonball in close and disable him, but she fell when confronted by Storm, Polaris, and Rogue together.[2]

Following the apparent death of Stryfe, the MLF continued under various leaders without Dragoness. She reappeared when the MLF came under the leadership of Wildside, with whom Kurtz had a romantic involvement. She was eventually captured while opposing Operation: Zero Tolerance and placed in the custody of S.H.I.E.L.D..[3]

After M-Day

After the M-Day, Dragoness was one of the few mutants to retain their powers.[4]

She later relocated to Los Angeles, and was seen helping to escape Toad and Trance during the riots.[5]

With Dragoness, Litterbug, and Bliss, Toad tried to seize control of the Utopian water supply but they were all stopped by Iceman.[6]

Vampire, Apparent Death, and Return

At some point, Dragoness was turned into a vampire by a vampire cult called the Creed. She was killed after being impaled on a piece of wood in a fight with Wolverine.[7]

Despite her apparent death, Dragoness returned as one of the mutants empowered by Mothervine and then again as a member of the newly reformed Mutant Liberation Front.[8][9]

It is unclear if Dragoness is still a vampire.

Dawn of X

Alongside many of her Mutant Liberation Front teammates, Dragoness relocated to the mutant island of Krakoa.[10]



Dragoness is a mutant who was deemed a General Threat by the O*N*E,[4] and is possibly an Alpha Class mutant.[11]

As far, she has displayed the following powers:

  • Bio-Electricity Generation: Able to generate and store bio-electricity, which can either be released as:
    • Electric Blasts
    • Pyrotechnic flares



Formerly possessed a pair of bionic wings.


Flight using her bionic wings, teleportation by Zero, various MLF vehicles.


See Also

Links and References


  1. New Mutants #93
  2. X-Factor #86
  3. X-Force #67-68
  4. 4.0 4.1 X-Men: The 198 Files #1
  5. X-Men: Legacy #226
  6. Nation X #1
  7. Wolverine vs. Blade Special #1
  8. X-Men: Blue #26
  9. Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #1
  10. New Mutants Vol 4 #9
  11. X-Force #67: MLF members Moonstar, Dragoness, Forearm, Locus, Tempo and Wildside were stated to include Alpha Class Mutants. It is unknown if all or part of them were included in the statement, or if it was even a true statement and not a pretext for Operation: Zero Tolerance to step in.
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