Nightcrawler otherwise known as Kurt Wagner was born a blue
skinned mutant with hooved feet and hands as well as a long blue tail. He was
brought up in Germany by foster parents and when he was older joined the Munich
circus where he got his X-Name. He is quite proud of his heritage and will tell
anyone he meets about it - whether they want to listen or not.
We are introduced to Nightcrawler in X2 when he makes an attack
on the president of the US but when he is shot he makes a quick retreat and
teleports away. The X-Men try to locate him and find him in an abandoned church
near Boston and learn of his plight and take him with them.
He proves his valour when Rouge falls out the back of the jet
and teleports her to safety. He quickly gains a friend in Storm and questions
her anger against humans. He proves he is brave by teleporting into the unknown
to save man kind and Professor X and hence proving his worth to the X-Men.
Nightcrawler is simply adorable and with his cute German accent
and sweet nature he is a treat for all the fans, though some are left wondering
why the movie producers decided to go with the religious side of Nightcrawler.
He can also be seen in some of the X-Men cartoons, mainly
Evolution which is where I first fell in love with the blue mutant. Nightcrawler
is played by Alan Cummings who found the make of Nightcrawler a real pain to put
on. Click on any of the Images to enlarge them.