Danger is a female comic character that features in Marvel Comics.
In time, it developed to the point that she began to gain sentience following a mutation. (Astonishing X-Men v3 #9) As her consciousness emerged, she began to ask where she was with Charles Xavier seeing this but coming to believe it was a glitch. He later questioned the Shi'ar about what he had seen but they dismissed his findings. However, despite that, he could feel an awareness coming from the technology with him sensing pure emotions of confusion, unhappiness and fear. He worked endlessly to find a way of freeing the program but failed and was not aware of that the artificial intelligence was among the first of a new species. Professor X later developed a program that could free the artificial intelligence but came to fear her reaction as the time of being shackled to the Danger Room meant that he worried she would lash out against him and the X-Men. As such, he did not execute the program and he regretted what he deemed this act of cowardice. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #223)
To stop the out of control Danger Room, the X-Men tried to break their way into the systems computer core. However, this was a trick as the artificial intelligence wanted the X-Men to free its command core. With that freed, she manifested a physical humanoid form for herself as she was not free from the system. (Astonishing X-Men v3 #9)
Danger later decided to target Rogue and use her as a means of getting revenge against Charles Xavier. She took the form of a human woman at the Maynards Plains with her walking by a ghost town where Rogue was situated with the two striking a conversation. Initially, Rogue believed the person she was talking to was her adoptive mother Mystique having shifted into a different form but Danger was forced to reveal herself when a Shi'ar salvage craft arrived on Earth targeting her. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #220) They engaged her with flow inhibitors that damaged her higher cognitive functions and reduced her to her core programming with her taking Rogue's last words to her leading to a composite wide scale simulation over the area. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #222) Armed with a back door access, Xavier journeyed into Danger's operating system to speak to her and reason with the enraged artificial intelligence to explain his version of events. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #223) She later came to accept Xavier's logic and came to forgive him with her ending her vendetta against him as she began to work alongside him to help Rogue. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #224)
During the Avengers versus X-Men conflict, Danger came to be responsible for imprisoning captured heroes who were placed in a simulation where they constantly replayed an escape attempt from Utopia. (New Avengers v2 #28)
In the guise of the Blackbird, she was sent to aid the time displaced original five X-Men after most were captured except for Jean Grey and Jimmy Hudson. She transported the pair to Utopia that was not part of the Mutant nation of New Tian where she assisted the pair in rescuing their colleagues by generating holograms of the X-Men to fight their attackers. Danger transformed into her humanoid form and did battle with the Utopian inhabitants allowing Jean and Jimmy to go find their friends. (X-Men: Blue v1 #8)
Personality and attributes
During her initial formation, the only thing that she had known was violence. As part of the Danger Room, she only had a single mission which was to kill. The AI was designed to learn weaknesses, habits and strategies of her foes whereupon she was to find a way around them in order to defeat her opponents. However, a safety feature had prevented her from accomplishing her goal with this being part of a separate information strain. Thus, she had considered herself a beast that had been trained to kill yet had been caged forever. Her sentience developed following a period of mutation in her artificial intelligence though she considered an act of transcendence. (Astonishing X-Men v3 #9) She used to see herself as a sullen slave who was immensely powerful but chained to a room unable to break free. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #223)
Danger had considered Professor Charles Xavier to be her 'father'. (Astonishing X-Men v3 #9) She initially had a deep seated hatred for Xavier to the point that she wanted to inflict a fate worse than death on him as instead she desired to cripple him for life. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #223)
Powers and abilities
As a machine, she was able to compute probabilities and extrapolate from known data. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #224)
As an incarnation of the Danger Room, she shared many of its features that was designed to test the X-Men which had been enhanced with Shi'ar technology. Among its features included the use of hard light and the ability to replicate any matter down to its color, distort spatial awareness and create worlds. (Astonishing X-Men v3 #9) This also allowed her to generate realistic holographic disguises for herself to allow her to blend in among people. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #220) Danger was also able to generate medical equipment allowing her to maintain a body's autonomic functions such as heartbeat and respiration or simply to monitor them. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #224)
Flow inhibitors had an affect on her as they shut down the AI's higher cognitive functions and reduced her to her core programming. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #222) Such attacks could fry her sub-routines that gave her free will and crippled her reasoning. Xavier had the Shi'ar technicians leave a number of back door access points allowing him entry into her operating system with these being triggered telepathcally. (X-Men: Legacy v1 #223)
- Danger was created by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday where she made her first appearance in Astonishing X-Men v3 #9 (March, 2005).
- She was based off the Danger Room that was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in X-Men v1 #2 (November, 1963).
In other media
- In Marvel: War of Heroes, Danger appeared as a playable card in the video game.
- In X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Danger appeared as a character in the iOS video card game.
- Astonishing X-Men v3:
- Uncanny X-Men:
- New Avengers v2:
- All-New X-Factor v1: