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Mr. M is a mutant with energy-and-matter-manipulating powers, and is one of the least known Omega-level mutants in the Marvel universe. We're told not much is known about him, save the fact that he originally came from Belgium and settled in Mutant Town after coming to the USA. He first appears in the District X series, and later comes into the main title as part of the 198 story arc. He has the psionic ability to manipulate energy and matter at a subatomic level, meaning that he can shape the world as he sees fit using materials at hand. His feats include curing Toad Boy of his ability to secrete hallucinogenic fumes and narcotic secretions (which were causing him to be exploited by his mother, who was addicted to the drugs he produced, and ended up in his being kidnapped by a gang), fixing broken electronics, mending a little girl's gunshot wound, taking down a sentinel unaided, creation and evolution of lower life forms, electrical generation, summoning lightning, intangibility, surviving being shot in the head three times point-blank, removing microchips from inside peoples' heads, and re-growing Lorelei Travis' hair. Though he seems to have been killed (after both Leech and Magma were forced to de-power and incinerate him, respectively), it's unknown and somewhat unlikely that he is actually dead; his corpse turned into butterflies overnight, and he left a rather cryptic message: 'some beings do not die, they evolve'. This suggests that he has merely shed human form, and may exist in some other state. However, he has not been seen since.
My least favourite Omega-level mutant is Quentin Quire, the unfortunate victim of bad writing. A telepath, telekinetic and 'hyper-intellect', Quentin's powers are poorly defined as well as poorly written. Supposedly a 'hyper-intellect' (which apparently means he's super-humanly intelligent), smart enough to design anti-gravity floaters, he failed to grasp the meaning of the phrase 'Just because some birds are black, it does not follow that all birds are blackbirds', even when on a mutation-enhancing drug. The Stepford Cuckoos describe him as having a 'see-through' (transparent) mind, though the meaning of that is unclear. It seems he was able to persuade others to agree with him through telepathic means while not intentionally influencing them- it's plausible that this is how he managed to convince five of his fellow students to start a riot at the Xavier institute on Parent's day, though it's interesting to note that the students he recruited were all rather low-level mutants (the riot came about as a result of discovering he was adopted). In an 'ironic' twist of events, the riot he started ended with the death of both the girl he loved ( Sophie Cuckoo) and himself. Though killed, he has since evolved into a sentient collective of psionic energy, and was (very) temporarily a host to the Phoenix Force, in order to resurrect the girl of his dreams; when Sophie rejected him, the force left him in disgust, and he returned to stasis in Beast's lab. He clashed with No-girl in a small story from Nation X, but was defeated. Preview art of the upcoming Schism has verified that Quentin has fully returned, still sporting his trademark pink mohawk; further details are currently unavailable . It's unverified exactly how powerful his telepathic and telekinetic powers are, but he was able to brainwash Wolverine in mere seconds, despite Wolverine having psychic defenses that made even Professor Xavier find reading his mind difficult. One could go as far to say that while this character is powerful, he has been poorly depicted as such, and instead comes across as a pretentious teenager.