Kurt doesn't know who his birth parents are, but he never felt that he was alone. Adopted by a single mother, he was raised in the Roma tradition in a Circus troupe in Germany, alongside a brother and sister. He was quite fortunate that the family and even their community welcomed him and never made him feel that he didn't belong. After all, the Circus tends to celebrate the extraordinary. At a young age, his acrobatic ability was discovered and nurtured.

It was a rather magical life for a child, even if sometimes things were a little lean. He was among people who cared for and supported him. Kurt knew that he was different; he looked different from anyone else in the Circus or even the audiences. He knew that he would always stand out. But it was through his family and community that he learned to love and celebrate his differences. Even once he began to perform, the audiences thought it was a costume and no one chose to correct them. It wasn't until later that things began to turn sour.

It really started when Kurt's power of teleportation manifested. It was during a performance and his sister was in sudden danger as a piece of equipment broke, threatening to force her to fall, potentially to her death. Without thinking, Kurt knew he had to try and save her. It was at that moment that he learned that he could teleport from one place within sight to another.

A few years later, his adopted brother seemed to lose his sanity. Children were found murdered in a village in Germany and Kurt discovered that his brother was to blame. There was a confrontation and within the tussle, there was an accident and his brother was killed. The village, however, saw only Kurt's strange, demonic appearance and blamed him. He was attacked, knocked set to be executed when his sister found him and helped him to escape but he knew that he couldn't stay in Germany, much less in Europe. It wasn't easy but he was able to make his way to the US where he was fortuitously found by other mutants and brought to Professor Xavier's attention.

For the last couple of years he has been with the X-Men and recently joined the newly formed Excalibur team. The romance of the name appealed to him.

Recent Events

Kurt spent a bit of time abroad doing some secret X-Men/Excalibur work. Or he was visiting family.


Kurt Wagner tends to be as optimistic and cheerful as they come, for the most part. He's made an effort, from the time he was very young, to see the good in people and fully believes in the 'turn the other cheek' ideal. Part of that may be from the fact that he is deeply religious but part of it might be that he understands that fear often guides people to do unkind things. Therefore, he makes it his mission to dispel fear, especially of the first impressions that his true appearance gives. He isn't thrilled that he must hide who he is when he's out in public, but he understands the danger in truly being himself to the general population right now.

He grew up enamored with the dashing swashbucklers of Classic Hollywood and likes to model himself after their carefree, adventurous, flirtatious attitudes. He is more prone to confront tense or frightening situations with humor and flamboyant panache, fully knowing that some may find him a bit 'silly' at times. It's worked thus far.

He is friendly, outgoing, empathetic, and always willing to help a friend or friendly stranger. He could easily fall into melancholia or depression or be bitter at his lot, but instead, he chooses to find the positive as often as he can.

Kurt enjoys reading and watching movies as well as being with friends. He is very much an extrovert and will often seek out company. He has a vivid imagination and a flair for the dramatic.

RP Hooks

  • X-Men
  • Excalibur
  • Circus Background
  • Image Inducer
  • Romany
  • German
  • Catholic/Religious


Character Sheet

HIDING IN SHADOWS: Due to Kurt's unique physiology and possibly and off-shoot of his teleportation powers, he is very good at fading into the shadows. If he keeps his eyes closed or narrowly slitted he is very difficult to find in heavily shadowed and/or dark places.

PHYSIOLOGY: Kurt's physiology is particularly distinctive and advantagous in many ways:

Agility: Kurt's body is more flexible than an Olympic Gymnast and his musculature, tail, and foot-shape allow him high levels of balance which he has trained via contortionism and acrobatics. He is able to stay crouched for long stretches without harm and he is ambidexterous with his tail often acting as an extra 'hand' as necessary.

Stealth: In addition to his ability to teleport, he is incredibly stealthy especially in regards to sound and sight. His dark features allow him to blend in with the shadows and his movements are near-silent unless he does something to create sound.

Prehensile Tail: His tail is able to act as an extra hand, if needed, and is able to hold the weight of a normal-sized human as well as himself.

Darkvision: His golden eyes tend to glow in dim to dark light, allowing him a decent level of darkvision.

TELEPORTATION: Teleportation: Kurt's main power is that of teleportation. He is able to teleport himself via passing through an alternate dimension, to a pre-selected location. He is also able to bring others with him, but his distance is affected; alone, he is able to teleport up to two miles in a single teleport, but adding others shortens this distance. He is also able to teleport in succession, not needing to pause in one spot for more than a second or two. His displacement from one dimension to the other leaves a tell-tale scent of brimstone and curls of dark smoke as well as a distinctive 'Bamf' sound.


Lets close with affirmations. Everyone, please repeat after me: "When I look to humans to dictate who I should be or how I should look, I reject who I am. I deserve to be alive. I look exactly the way I'm supposed to."

Odd how even in the face of tragedy, there are often such wonders — such miracles — to be found.

Every so often, liebchen, since I look like a demon… I have this irresistible urge to play the part.



Swashbuckling Blue 'Elf'
Swashbuckling Blue 'Elf'
Full Name: Kurt Wagner
Code Name: Nightcrawler
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: X-Men, Excalibur
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Mutant
Age: 25
Height: 5'9"
Build: Athletic, Acrobatic
Hair Color: Blue-Black
Eye Color: Golden Yellow
OOC Information
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Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: Nightcrawler
Played Since: February 2019

Last Posted Activity: 27 Dec 2019 20:27

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