German Adopted Parents
Real Mother (Mystique) and Adopted Sister (Rogue) and Girlfriend Amanda
Real name: Kurt Wagner
Code name: Nightcrawler
Family: He has foster parents, his real mother is Mystique and his father is Eric Wagner (dead),Also his adopted sister Rogue
Age: 16 years old
Classes: Gym, French, European History, Biology, Geometry, Public Speaking...
Hobbies: Movies, Drama, Soccer, Gymnastics, Skate Boarding, Video Games...
Bands: XTC, Barenaked Ladies, Beatles...
Music: Soundtracks, Techno...
Fave Food: Pizza, Tacos, Burgers
Voice actor: Brad Swaile (www.bradswaile.com)
Group status: Goofball
Abilities: Teleportation, blue fur, pointy ears, prehensile tail
First Appearence: Season one, episode one (Strategy X)
Kurt Wagner is a high-school sophomore who'd love to be a swashbuckler like Luke Skywalker or Neo. Instead, he's the kind of alien-lookin' freakboy who'd be rejected from the Star Wars cantina because: a) he's too darn freaky lookin', and b) he's underage.
Kurt excels at soccer and gymnastics -- no shock there. When playing soccer at the Mansion, he tends to cheat by passing the ball (BAMF!) to himself. The others don't mind -- because they cheat, too: Jean uses her TK to maneuver the ball, and Scott may nail it with his eye-beams. (Pop! "Ooops! My bad!") Of course, the Professor encourages all this, because it's an enjoyable and natural way for his students to refine their powers.
Although Kurt has a demonic appearance, he is actually the sweetest, most vulnerable, most human of the group. When those around him are feeling down, Kurt is the quickest to pick up on it. And because of his appearance, he feels the most isolated from people in general. How would he be judged if they saw the way he really looked?
Far from being glum, Kurt buries his potential (please pardon the expression) blue streak by displaying a wicked sense of humor. He always plays practical jokes, especially on "big brother" Scott (who remains ever the good sport).
As Kurt is the team's acrobat, he is the one with the greatest joi de vivre -- approaching situations (even dangerous ones) with zeal and zest (although he is neither flippant nor arrogant about it).
Kurt's powers include spider-monkey-like coordination, a prehensile tail he can use like a third hand, the ability to teleport and (when in shadows) limited invisibility.
By virtue of a holographic inducer, Kurt can attend the regular school. But he lives in fear of his inducer going on the fritz, and the other kids finding out about his true appearance and labeling him a total freak. (His fear comes
largely from the fact that Kitty is having a problem overcoming her heebie- jeebies at the sight of him.)
Because his holographic inducer is purely visual, Kurt always must be careful about coming into contact with people. If they were to touch his face, they would feel his fur. If he were to hold hands with somebody, they would feel that he has only three fingers. And of course, this technology does have a tendency to go on the fritz. Fortunately, Kurt can teleport -- thus protecting his secret while leaving the people he left behind very confused.
Kurt's outer jovial nature is largely a mask to hide his biggest fear: being rejected as a freak. His own mother rejected him -- and now he's afraid nobody else will be able to love him, either. We got to see Kurt's fear in action in "Mainstream", he got to the point that he pretended not to know the X-men.
Kurt's main vulnerability is the fact that he views himself as a freak. He'll never fit in like the others, never be able to pass for human, and he wears his outward difference like cross. He only wants to be normal, and is deathly afraid of being rejected.(Kitty's reaction to him highlights his self-consciousness. However, they eventually will become the closest of friends. Eventually.) Kurt is shy and sensitive, although he tries to mask it with outward good cheer. He isn't a brooder, like Scott.
Background: Kurt's unusual look is a result of a genetic experiment done by Magneto when he was still a child. When his mother Mystique learned of what was going on, she tried to run away, but ended up dropping Kurt in a river, where his adopted parents found him. Although he possesed the mutant gene since he was born, Magneto's experiments enhanced his native abilities. He spent the rest of his childhood with his adopted parents.
Power Discovery: Who knows? Kurt had total control on his powers when he arrived at the Institute, so I'm guessing he had been using them for quite some time.
More On Personality: Deep inside, Kurt feels ashamed of the way he looks, and therefore he tries to cover it by goofing around and being an all-time joker.
Love Interests: Amanda
As You Say In America..Neener Neener Neener
There's a crazy person flying the plane! You call that safe? We've got to get out of here!- Kurt
As you Americans say ..Neener neener neener!! - Kurt
"woo-hoo! yea! party party Paarty!"- Kurt
" I understand, Professor. But, nonetheless...you rule!" -kurt
She is so not into the fuzzy dude. Not that I blame her." -kurt
"Kurt: (about Wolverine) He locked us out!
Kitty: No, he shut himself in. So we'd be safe!
Kurt: There's a crazy person flying the plane! You call that safe? We've got to get out of here!
Kitty: Can you transport us to the ground?
Kurt: Yeah, right. Picture this: bumpety, bumpety, bumpety, bumpety, SPLAT!"
Tabitha: "Yeah! Look out below, Boom Boom's fallin' in! Woo hoo!"
Kurt: "I'm going to die..."
Tabitha: "Hey, cutie."
Kurt: "Hi. I have to know - are you insane?"
Tabitha: "Nightcrawler, huh? That name's just not working for you, I'm sorry. Whoa - how about 'Wild Blue Yonder Boy'? "
Kurt: "You are insane!"
Rogue: Oh man, you feel that ocean breeze? I've been going into meltdown here. All covered up like this, I hate it!
Kurt: Oh yeah? You should try being blue and furry. It's murder!"