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code name: chamber
Real name: Jonothon Evan Starsmore
Group affiliation: X-Men, formerly Generation X
Base of operations: Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Westchester County, New York
First appearance: Generation X #1 (1994)
Powers: A mutant, Chamber can project destructive bio-blasts from the area of his torso. It has been theorized that Jonothon Starsmore's body is merely an unliving shell housing pure psionic energy. He has no need to eat, drink or breathe, and lacks major internal organs, such as a heart and lungs. Telepathic speech is his only means of communication, as his initial blast destroyed his mouth and voice box.
History: When his mutant ability erupted in an fateful explosion of pure psionic energy, London-born Jonothon Starsmore tore a hole in his body stretching from mouth to lower torso. The blast cost Jono's then-girlfriend, Lady Gayle Edgarton, the use of her legs. Shortly thereafter, the teenager was invited by Professor Charles Xavier -- telepathic, telekinetic mentor to the masked, mutant X-Men -- to attend the newly reopened Massachusetts Academy, home to the young heroes of Generation X.
The criminal called Emplate, who feeds on the bone marrow of mutants, attacked Jono at the airport when he arrived in the United States. Rescued by his future teammates, Jono joined Generation X soon afterwards.
Chamber learned to control his powers as a member of Gen X, suffering a setback only when he accidentally destroyed the girls' dormitory in a panic after being kissed by his teammate, the skin-shedding Husk.
With mutants emerging in ever-increasing numbers, humanity's panic
and paranoia began to escalate exponentially. At this critical juncture
in mankind's evolution, Professor X called upon Chamber once again
-- this time to join the X-Men ... and stand with the outlaw adventurers
in defense of a world on the brink of genetic war.