Nanny was a creation of Magneto
. She was programmed to care for the X-Men
after Magneto used computerized chairs to impair their nervous systems, reducing them to an infantile state. She possessed no other offensive abilities or functions, serving merely as a tool of psychological torture to Magneto's enemies. The robot is nauseatingly patronizing. Cyclops
compares her voice to "a marshmallow soaked in honey". Storm
, even in her infantile state, was able to pick her chair's lock, and facilitate an escape. Nanny was then destroyed by the X-Men during their escape, and her remnants were used to lure Magneto out into the open. Later, when the X-Men return to Magneto's abandoned base, they discover Nanny's head. Nightcrawler
makes a joking reference to Hamlet, and Wolverine
destroys the head with his claws.
Years later, a rebuilt Nanny possessing highly advanced technological weaponry captured the X-Men, but was stopped by a former girlfriend of Beast
named Trish Tilby
. Tilby, being a mere human, was undetectable to the robot. This allowed her to get close to Nanny, and destroy her.
Earth 295 - Age of Apocalypse
An alternate reality version of Nanny appears in the Age Of Apocalypse
storyline. This Nanny was a bodyguard and caregiver of Charles Lehnsherr
, the son of Magneto
. She was equipped with retractable offensive weaponry, and a defensive capability enabling her to cocoon herself around young Charles. Her only function was to defend the child, she covered the child with a omniun
cocoon but she was destroyed while performing this task, failing to prevent Charles' abducton by the agents of mutant despot Apocalypse