|In the Comics:||Forge|
|Age:||17 (frozen for 35+ years)|
|Eye color:||Dark brown|
|Powers:||Superhuman intelligence and understanding of Electronics|
|Portrayed by:||Samuel Vincent|
- "Far out, man!"
- —Forge to Kurt
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Forge is a young male apparently of Native American descent. He sports a white shirt with a green trim and tan trousers.
Forge can intuitively create and understand almost any device and technology imaginable using his mutant ability - an enhanced intellect and uncanny, almost empathic ability to understand machines and to perceive "mechanical energy". Forge's power allows him to create incredible technology out of the most mundane technology available. He created a device capable of shifting matter into an alternate dimension using the limited technology of Bayville High School in the 1970s and creating a return device from that dimension out of Kurt's CD player and a car battery, showing that he not only understands technology but possesses an incredible intellect and understanding of science. Forge has a mechanical right arm of his owm design which he can control like a normal, human arm. He can flawlessly disguise it as a normal arm or activate its mechanical form, which is equipped with drills and tool attachments, aiding in the construction of whatever device he wants to build.
Forge was born sometime in the 60's, but while his intelligence was evident for most of his life, most people didn't recognize that he was a mutant. At some point, however, he lost his right hand and designed a new, robotic one, that can mimic his original one flawlessly, as well as transform into a variety of tools. Forge's mind activates the transformation, so his powers appear to be either techno morphing, or just an uncanny ability to understand and construct machines. Forge was so good at building things that he got his own lab under the school.
In 1978, during a science project gone awry, Forge was trapped in a pocket dimension called the Middleverse.
One day, approximately 20 years later, the X-Man known as Nightcrawler stumbled upon the device, and wound up stuck in the Middleverse himself. Basically, the Middleverse was a the regular, everyday world, except everything appeared very hazy, and was limited to an area around the device that Forge had built that took him there. Interestingly, when Nightcrawler teleported while in the Middleverse, he would appear as a ghost in the real world. With the help of the other X-Men, Forge's intellect, and thanks to the lack of forethought on the part of Toad from The Brotherhood Forge and Nightcrawler managed to escape the Middleverse. Despite the offer for Forge to join the X-Men, he opted to go back to his parents, and attempt to catch up on the years he had missed.
Kurt ends up trapped in "Middleverse" where he can sometimes see ghost-like images of other students.
Kurt is freaking out in Middleverse trying to get free, he has to ports out of the way of the falling car in Middleverse. Kurt runs into Forge in Middleverse. Forge explains about how he created this "pocket dimension" which he's named Middleverse and how he was trapped there back in the 70's. He creates another gadget that will allow Kurt to port back for a couple seconds to tell the others how to save them.
Kitty and Evan study the gizmo and figure out that Kurt is trapped in a pocket dimension. Scott wants to destroy it, but Forge tells Kurt if they do then the two of them will be trapped forever. Spyke gets ready to blast the gizmo to nothing and Kitty asks why she can't just phase through it and quietly short it out. Evan and Scott look at her like she has two heads and she says forget I said anything.
Kurt uses the gadget that Forge made for him and ports in to say "Reset. Don't..." before he disappears again. The X-Men argue over what he meant. Evan still wants to destroy it, but Scott says he meant for them to reset it. Scott resets it, but Forge and Kurt need more power to be able to port back through the portal to get home. Kurt ports them to Raven's car.
Blob, Avalanche, and Toad show up looking for Rogue. Scott is surprised that Rogue is working for Mystique. Avalanche asks who's side she's on and Rogue says it's not my fight and leaves. The rest fight over the gizmo. Jean and Scott put the Blob down. Avalanche knocks Kitty through a wall, but she phases back through and calls him a loser. Toad tries to get past Spyke and reach the gizmo, but Spyke puts up a wall of spikes and knocks him down.
Kurt and Forge use the battery from Raven's car and drive it right through the portal. They run over the gizmo smashing it and then straight into the Blob. The Brotherhood take off since the gizmo is smashed. Scott offers Forge a place at the Xavier Institute, but he just wants to go home.
One night, Forge awoke with a sudden inspiration as to what could conceivably be the source of Nightcrawler's teleportation abilities. Forge theorized that when Nightcrawler teleports, he actually goes through a sub-reality, whose atmosphere is full of sulfur, and began developing hardware that would delay Kurt's re-entry into the normal reality. During a delayed trip through this dimension, it was discovered that vicious reptilian creatures exist in this reality. Unfortunately, due to the equipment, Nightcrawler was wearing that caused him to delay his re-entry into his own reality, this left his teleportation "doors" open, allowing these creatures to come into reality and attack the annual Sadie Hawkins Dance, as well as the Danger Room. Forge was able to alter his Middleverse device in order to send the creatures back to their own reality and seal the portals. Perhaps there will be further team-ups between Forge and the X-Men, but at the moment he seems quite comfortable acting as something of a technical advisor for the group, and not actually being an X-Man himself.
- Danielle Moonstar is the same nationality as Forge.
- It is never explained how he came into possession of his mechanical arm.
- When Rogue and Risty Wilde are rescued from the inter-dimensional creature by the X-Men, Risty shows an attraction to Forge.  In the comics, Forge and Mystique briefly had an affair.
In the Comics
- Forge is an accomplished athlete and trained soldier.
- Carries high-tech weaponry of his own design.
- His cybernetic hand can be outfitted with a plasma blaster and contains a computer interface.
- High mystical aptitude and has developed several magical spells, including "spirit sight," the ability to open portals to other dimensions, and the ability to use others' souls to enhance his mystical spells.
- Charles Xavier's hoverchair was a gift from Forge.
- Briefly had an affair with Mystique.
- Dated Ororo Munroe for a short time.
It is left unknown what becomes of Forge in The Future as he's last seen in a group photo with the future X-Men, the New Mutants, and their unaffiliated allies.
|X Impulse||X Impulse||Rogue Recruit||Mutant Crush||Speed & Spyke||Middleverse||Turn of the Rogue|
|Spykecam||Survival of the Fittest||Shadowed Past||Grim Reminder||The Cauldron I||The Cauldron II|
|Growing Pains||Power Surge||Bada-Bing Bada-Boom||Fun and Games||The Beast of Bayville||Adrift||On Angel's Wings||African Storm||Joyride|
|Walk on the Wild Side||Operation: Rebirth||Mindbender||Shadow Dance||Retreat||The Hex Factor||Day of Reckoning I||Day of Reckoning II|
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