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Posing as German spy Leni Zauber, Mystique seduced freelance assassin Victor Creed while he was in Germany on a mission. Mystique later gave birth to a normal human child - Graydon - whom she gave up for adoption, although she kept an eye on him. When Graydon learned of his heritage, that he was the son of two mutants who had abandoned him as an inconvenience, he grew resentful of all mutants, and that resentment colored his outlook for the rest of his life. In his adult years, Graydon formed a group called the Friends of Humanity, dedicated to opposing mutant civil rights by committing acts of terrorism against peaceful mutants and mutant sympathizers, and using the acts of violent mutants such as Magneto to rally support for their cause. He was also a member of the Upstarts, a group of well-connected murderous youths who were being manipulated by the telepathic Gamesmaster for his own amusement.


At a rally for Graydon's hopeful presidential candidacy, an assassin shot and killed him (X-Factor #130). Several years later, the miniseries X-Men Forever revealed that a future version of Mystique had fired the shot, having sworn to kill Graydon for his part in the Friends of Humanity's brutal attack on Trevor Chase, the grandson of her lover Destiny. Scott Lobdell had originally planned for the Askani Sisterhood to be responsible for Creed's assassination and even hinted that there were members of the Askani infiltrated on Creed's campaign.


The pages of X-Force show a group of Purifiers digging up the corpse of Graydon Creed, his body is then taken back to the purifiers base where it is re-animated by Bastion using the techno-organic virus taken from an "offspring" of Magus. He has spoke puplically, saying that he was in hiding along with the other people that Bastion revived.

Powers and Abilities


Increased strength through use of a suit while acting as the Tribune.


The real-life Neo-nazi Frank Collin served as the inspiration for the fictional Graydon Creed character.