A young man from San Diego, California, Fabio's new mutation emerges after someone attempts to rob him. The odd, bouncing balls that shoot from his body cause panic around him and the police attempt to arrest him. Cyclops, and his team of X-Men, arrive to defend him. Though the team is attacked by Sentinels, they are able to whisk Fabio away to his new life as a mutant.
Fabio was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Chris Bachalo. He first appeared in the story "The New Revolution" in Uncanny X-Men #1 (Feb. 2013).
Major Story Arcs
The New Revolution
After being recruited by Cyclops, the new mutants get to know each other better. They are soon sucked into Limbo by Dormammu and Fabio is scared, as well as the other new mutants. Thanks to the Cuckoos, Fabio and the rest are forced into a feeling of bravery as they battle for their survival. After Illyana absorbs Limbo and sends the X-Men out of the dimension, Fabio cries to go home. Fabio is allowed to leave and Emma and Scott escort him home where he reunites with his family and shows them he is a indeed a mutant. Not long after this revelation, the mutant Dazzler enters their house and questions Fabio to tell her where Cyclops is. Dazzler kidnaps Fabio and interrogates him on a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, but he refuses to tell her much of anything and it isn't long before Cyclops' team invades the helicarrier and rescues Fabio.
Powers & Abilities
Fabio has the mutant ability to project solid gold balls from his body. They leave his body with an audible "poink"! While it is unknown if these balls are actually composed of metal or gold, they are highly durable and not prone to popping or bursting. The balls seem to be able to bounce and he can project them from any part of his body at any size. They fly at high speeds and he is able to summon up an infinite amount in order to attack his enemies. Given the chance to concentrate, he can direct them in a specific area or project them in a straight line.
At this current point in time he cannot properly control the amount or frequency at which he summons them. In times of stress and anxiety he often leaves the battleground covered in scattered balls that endanger both enemies and allies. When he calms himself and dismisses them, the gold balls vanish completely, having no need to reabsorb them back into his person.
Fabio is currently learning self defense from the New Xavier School, most likely various forms of martial arts.
He really hopes his mutant name doesn't become "Goldballs."