Contrary to popular belief, Maggott is a great character. He is unique, fun, and a certified delight. Let's discuss him. Here are a few reasons why he's great to start us off.
His name is Japheth.
He puts a unique spin on conventional superhero powers.
Like so many other superheroes, Maggott has super-strength, stamina, and endurance. Unlike other superheroes, Maggott’s powers are fueled by the matter that is brought into his body by his external digestive system – two slugs named Eany and Meany.
He’s changes colors.
So many good X-characters have been blue in their lives – Nightcrawler, Mystique, and Angel to name a few. Maggott turns blue when his body is fueled by his slugs’ intake. He has the fun trait of being able to change colors. Sometimes he’s a lovely little black boy, and other times he’s a big blue warrior. He’s so fun!!!
Magneto helped him overcome his eating disorder.
When he was a little boy, Japheth was sick. He couldn’t digest food properly, so he was all malnourished. One day he met Magneto who pulled two giant slugs from his stomach (See Below). Surprise! Japheth is cured now because he eats with creepy worm things!
The moment he discovered his powers was really disturbing.
I think this image speaks for itself.
His slugs share their names with a Justin Bieber song.
Justin Bieber is all the rage right now, and I’m fairly certain he and Sean Kingston named their hit single Eenie Meenie after Maggott’s slugs.
He had an adorable crush on Storm.
Maggott was quite a flirt when he joined the X-men. Apparently, he thought since both he and Storm were black people with white hair, that they should be together. I think he could do better.
Wolverine felt a bond with him.
Maggott had the potential to be Wolverine’s first teenage male protégé. Wolverine had a small attachment to the sickly mutant. Unfortunately, Maggott didn’t feel he fit in with the X-men, so he left to join Generation X for one issue.
He died in a concentration camp.
Japheth had a rough life, and it ended in an even rougher way. We should feel sorry for him. He was killed by Frank Tieri in the Neverland Camp. Luckily. . .
Mike Carey had the human decency to resurrect him during Necrosha.
He hasn’t been seen since that one page of X-Men Legacy he showed up in. Chances are he’s still out there. Hopefully Mike Carey will bring him back once again.