David Alleyne (Earth-616)


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David Alleyne

Current Alias



[ 1 ] [ 2 ] Brainiac, [ citation needed ] Brains, [ citation needed ] Mr. After School Special, [ 3 ] Mr. Judgmental, [ 3 ] Mr. [ 4 ] Mister Mega-Brain 3000 [ 5 ] Brain Boy,Brainiac,Brains,Mr. After School Special,Mr. Judgmental,Mr. Know-It-All Mister Mega-Brain 3000

Affiliation and Relationships


X-Factor Investigations


New Mutants, X-Men, Hatchi Corporation, Champions Reinforcement Roster, Young Avengers, New X-Men, New Mutants Squad, Xavier Institute student body, X-Club assistant


Christopher Alleyne (father);

Dorothy Alleyne (mother);
Kim Alleyne (sister)

Marital Status


Physical Characteristics




6′1″ ( 1.85 thousand )


187 pound ( 84.82 kilogram )



  • Brown



Origin and Living Status


Mutant [ 6 ] with all cognition that was gathered before he was de-powered psychically unlocked by the [ 7 ]

with all knowledge that was gathered before he was de-powered psychically unlocked by the Stepford Cuckoos

Living Status




Place of Birth

Chicago, Illinois

Personal Information




American, Krakoan



hotline consultant, student



[ 8 ] absorbed PhD degree cognition, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters ; Some college level course at the University of Chicago absorbed PhD level knowledge, Sotomayor University

Base of Operations

Krakoa, Pacific Ocean


Sotomayor University ; Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California ; Salem Center, Westchester County, Illinois Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California; Xavier Institute New York ; Hyde Park, Chicago

Creators and Appearances


Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Keron Grant


New Mutants ( Vol. 2 ) # 4
( September, 2003 )
Quote1.png  I know what The Beast knows about skill. I know what Wolverine knows about where arm crack. even stuff I ca n’t use, I know. I ‘m a black swath in psychic war. And there ‘s the remainder. Oh, the rest. I know how Emma Frost and Scott Summers like to kiss each other. I know how all major X-Men like to wipe themselves. I know lots of stuff .Quote2.png

—David Alleyne to Speed[src]



David Alleyne was raised by his father and beget with his younger sister, Kim, in their home in the Hyde Park region of Chicago, Illinois. Growing up, David was constantly bright and intelligent, but when his mutant powers activated, the answers good started coming to him. He promptly realized he was a mutant with the ability to telepathically absorb the cognition and skills of anyone nearby. Concerned that this cognition was not authentic, David kept his mutation a hidden and began studying evening harder. He began taking college-level courses while finishing high school and started working with Karma at the university library until he was outed by the hate group Purity. After his cover was blown, Danielle Moonstar recruited him. [ 9 ] David was enrolled in the Xavier Institute, given the codename Prodigy, and placed on Moonstar ‘s New Mutants Training Squad along with Surge, Elixir, Wind Dancer, Wallflower, and Wither. [ 1 ] Dani appointed Prodigy as team drawing card, but he declined and Wind Dancer took over. She turned out to have some limits, and in the end, Prodigy and Wind Dancer chose to become co-leaders. [ 10 ] In an undertake to increase his utility, Prodigy asked Emma Frost to remove the mental stop despite Moonstar ‘s apprehensions. rather of removing the block, Emma and Dani secretly subjected David to a startling vision of a potential future should David ‘s powers enhance. Frightened by this dour vision, Prodigy opted not to have his powers enhanced, [ 11 ] and began distancing himself from this friends specially Nori. [ 12 ] The revelation that Josh was having a unavowed kinship with Wolfsbane only deepened the rift. [ 13 ] In an try to mend bonds, Sofia ( Wind Dancer ) tricked everyone into a camp-out on the grounds of the Institute. While bickering and even fist fighting broke out, Sofia was able to finally reconcile her teammates. [ 14 ] In the inflame of the M-Day, David lost his powers. [ 15 ] To transform the X-Mansion into a mutant sanctuary, all depowered students were asked to leave. unfortunately, the bus was blown up by the Purifiers, killing all aboard. [ 16 ] Luckily, David was not on the bus. [ 17 ] With the Danger Room inactive, Prodigy built the Danger Cave in the caverns below the school to allow his teammates to train after he left. [ 18 ] however, Cyclops and the Alleynes decided that it would be safer for him to remain at the mansion since Rev. William Stryker was targeting depowered mutants. [ 19 ] When Stryker attacked the sign of the zodiac, Prodigy was wounded by one of the Purifiers while protecting the Stepford Cuckoos. Deciding to become more proactive in their battles, Prodigy joined the New X-Men and helped to lead the rape on Nimrod at Forge ‘s place in Dallas, Texas. [ 20 ] He proved utilitarian to the team, and with the kill of Nimrod, Cyclops offered Prodigy a permanent wave place on the New X-Men and at the Xavier Institute. His actions consequently red-flagged him by the O * N * E along with the other New X-Men. [ 21 ]

Quest For Magik

Along with his class and teammates, Prodigy was pulled into Limbo by Belasco during his search for Magik. He was interrogated by Belasco, and as he told him she was dead, Belasco tore out his center in a fury. [ 22 ] Prodigy collapsed dead, but Elixir was able to act quickly and regrow his center. [ 23 ] David then tended to the drained Elixir, freed the Stepford Cuckoos from Belasco ‘s special telepathy proof helmets, and organize Mercury and Dust in battling Belasco. Belasco was finally defeated by Magik, who sent all the students and X-Men back to the sign of the zodiac. [ 24 ] The trip to Limbo deeply affected all the New X-Men. Fearing for David ‘s liveliness, Surge kissed Hellion in front of the early students in hopes of driving David aside. [ 25 ] Prodigy decided to leave, but was confronted by the Stepford Cuckoos, who offered to restore all of the memories he had previously gained. Prodigy accepted the offer, and with his restore cognition, he was made a junior teacher to the New X-Men, responsible for their educate when the early X-Men were away. [ 7 ]

World War Hulk

When the Hulk attacked the school, Beast ordered David to protect the other students, alternatively of taking part in the fight against the Hulk. [ 26 ]

Messiah Complex

When billow decided to lead the New X-Men in an assault on the Purifiers in Washington, D.C., Prodigy disagreed with the decision and opted to remain at the mansion with Elixir and Dust. [ 27 ] He began repairing Cerebra despite Rockslide ‘s insistence that it was “ french-fry. ” [ 28 ] Later, Prodigy aided Beast in providing medical aid to their injure comrades in the hospital. [ 29 ] He helped protect the wounded from the attacks of Predator X, and was region of the group teleported by Pixie to Muir Island for the climactic battle of the destiny of Messiah baby. [ 30 ] Although no longer a mutant, Prodigy moved to San Francisco when invited by the X-Men to join them in their modern mutant seaport. He helped in battling the Skrulls invasion push, [ 31 ] moving the X-Men to Utopia, [ 32 ] constructing a clean water system for the island, [ 33 ] and defending Utopia from the Evolutionaries. [ 34 ] When the Mutant Messiah returned to the show, Prodigy aided Doctor Nemesis and the X-Club on Utopia. [ 35 ]

Schism & Regenesis

When Wolverine and Cyclops decided to depart ways, Prodigy was a song advocate for remaining on Utopia with Cyclops. [ 36 ] [ 37 ] He was by and by appointed leadership of the younger X-Men on Utopia. [ 38 ] Prodigy was among the young X-Men detained in the Avengers Compound with the Avengers Academy, during the war between the Avengers and the X-Men. [ 39 ] David opted not to return to Westchester to attend Jean Grey School for Higher Learning with the early young mutants despite urging from Transonic. He refused X-teams affiliation, as he sensed that the teachers and leaders were using them since the beginning. alternatively, he joined a company rent superhumans, as a hot-line adviser for alien situations, as his former allegiance to Cyclops ‘ X-Men and leadership of the utopian students cataloged him as a terrorist. [ 38 ] There, he met Tommy Shepherd of the defunct Young Avengers. together, they investigated a cryptic thief resembling Patriot, resulting in Speed ‘s abduction. [ 38 ]

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To rescue Speed, Prodigy tracked down the Young Avengers and joined them as they followed the Patriot across the Multiverse. [ 38 ] [ 40 ] After formally joining the Young Avengers, Prodigy revealed his feelings for Hulkling and his bisexuality, [ 41 ] helped defeat Mother and Leah, [ 42 ] and last rescued amphetamine from the Patriot. [ 43 ] Prodigy former auditioned for the position of Chief of Security at Stark Industries, competing against Victor Mancha, Beetle, and Ant-Man. He ultimately lost the placement to Scott Lang. [ 44 ] Along with Hulkling, Prodigy went to Noh-Var ‘s distance place to tell him that his ex-girlfriend was destroying space. [ 45 ] He decided to help The Hood extract the information that affected people in the vicinity of the Watcher ‘s eye explode, before it killed them. [ 46 ] David attended Sotomayor University as a schoolmate of his early teammate, America Chavez. They were project partners in creating an ancient revolutionist model. [ 47 ] He helped her fight against a cyborg fire on the school. [ 48 ] David worked alongside the New Mutants as an employee for the Hatchi Corporation. [ 49 ]


Tommy and David had since started date and frequently went out with Hulkling. When Teddy felt lone because Billy was off with Strikeforce, they invited him to go out drinking at a homosexual bar where Tommy teased Teddy about his relationship problems with his buddy. After being approached by agents of the Kree-Skrull confederation, a group of Skrulls, who did n’t believe he was the rightful heir to their throne, attacked the bar. travel rapidly fought them alongside David. [ 50 ]


Prodigy late died and was later resurrected on Krakoa with his mutant powers restored and with no memory of what had happened to him. [ 6 ] [ 51 ] He joined the all new X-Factor Investigations to solve the mystery of Aurora ’ s disappearance, and, afterwards, the team remained together to investigate other disappearances and find proof of end before the mutants were resurrected. [ 6 ] The play along day at their HQ, a software arrived with blood and ballerina shoes in it. Prodigy created a search engine that could search on a multiversal flush, allowing him to identify the logo on the shoes as having come from the Mojoverse. With that intel, X-Factor went to the Mojoverse, understanding a mutant had been murdered there. [ 52 ] There, Spiral revealed that the victim was his former teammate Sofia and that she had willingly been shoot alive to appeal to her fans. They then discovered that this was all depart of her plan to escape the Mojoverse and bring avail to rescue the other prisoners. Shatterstar, who was besides there against his will, had been the one who sent them the shoes to warn them. After bringing the body back to Krakoa, The Five proceeded with Sofia ‘s resurrection. [ 53 ] [ 54 ] After David ‘s boyfriend, Tommy, found out through Sofia that David had died and been resurrected by The Five, [ 55 ] he paid him a sojourn and David insisted that he had died when Xavier ‘s institute was attacked, but Tommy explained to him that he was with him that night and that an anonymous person had taken a photograph of them and posted it and tagged him. [ 51 ] Later he analyzed the photograph Tommy found, merely to realize that it contained a shroud message from himself. [ 56 ] [ 57 ] Prodigy traveled to Wakanda during this time in orderliness to help T’Challa fend off an intergalactic army led by Erik Killmonger. Prodigy was put in a machine that helped him absorb the cognition of the meet heroes to help him think of ways for them to use their powers together. [ 58 ] back On Krakoa, the Morrigan, who had possessed Theresa Cassidy, took over the Boneyard and killed most of the team members. He and Eye-Boy escaped and belated informed X-Factor of the monomania. [ 56 ] After entering Terry ‘s mind, he found out that Shatterstar had to be the one killing The Morrigan, leading to a rescue operation that ended with The Morrigan ‘s end at the hands of Shatterstar and Theresa being successfully freed from her execration. [ 59 ] On X-Factor ‘s way to the Hellfire Gala, Prodigy left with a poor excuse. He went to Club Pepper, where he had gone missing after being abducted by manufacturer Buck Thatcher, a intimate marauder who had been murdering unseasoned Black thwart men. He was met there by Eye-Boy and told him how he had found his murderer, besides revealing he had n’t had the courage to kill him. Returning the gala, he met Tommy and tried to have a good time with his boyfriend, however, destiny would n’t have it that way, as they soon discovered the dead body of Scarlet Witch, Tommy ‘s mother. [ 57 ] The team were sent to investigate Wanda ‘s death with aid from the X-Men and X-Force, they unanimously concluded Magneto was their lead defendant. [ 60 ] later after a conversation with Wiccan he realized that the killer could have used magic trick, making it potential Magneto was framed. [ 61 ]


Power Grid[70]


Prodigy is a mutant, who had previously lost his mutant powers due to the effects of M-Day. [ 15 ] The Stepford Cuckoos unlocked all the cognition in his thinker that he had previously absorbed. As a result, Prodigy has access to all the cognition and skills he had briefly obtained with his mutant ability, but he can not psychically gain modern information from others. [ 7 ] He has since regained his mutant status after being killed and resurrected by the Five. [ 6 ] Psychomimetic: Subconscious, uncontrolled, shape of limited telepathy, allowing temp apery of skills and cognition from nearby targets. [ 9 ] [ 62 ] Prodigy could acquire genial and physical abilities, be it knowledge over a subject, a alien linguistic process, or command of a active style. He could flush predict the attacks of others in order to avoid them. [ 63 ] however, he was unable to retain that cognition. When the person left his immediate proximity, Prodigy no long retained information. Emma Frost described this mental block as a defense mechanism. [ 64 ] It is unknown after his resurrection by Krakoa if he however retains this mental freeze .


even without his acquired cognition, Prodigy is very intelligent. Without using his powers, he ‘s completed college level courses while in high school, [ 9 ] operated complex technology, piloted the Blackbird, [ 5 ] and built the Danger Cave. [ 18 ]


erstwhile Weaknesses[64] until his vision was corrected by [22] Prodigy originally required corrective lenses due to his poor eyesightuntil his sight was corrected by Elixir through his Biokinesis .



Prodigy wears a visor/goggles with a headset and digital display for computer access, datum analysis, and data files. [ 1 ] [ 66 ]


Noh-Varr ‘s Kree Ship, once X-Men Blackbird


  • While he was depowered, David was classified as Threat Level: Zero by Nimrod.[67]


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