Identity: Manuel Rodrigo de la Rocha
Emotion Control: Monstrous ability to control one emotion at a time, but can affect many targets in the same area simultaneously. Range of one area.
Empathy: Monstrous ability to detect the feelings of others. Empath cannot control feelings that do not exist in the target. Monomaniacs make FEAT’s +2CS higher than normal when he tries to control emotions that run counter to their monomaniacal streak. Robots are unaffected by his power.
Student, Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Manuel had the ability to sense and manipulate the emotions of others. He was first seen in a battle that pitted the New Mutants against the Hellions. It was during this contest that Empath and Magma supposedly fell in love with each other.
Magma eventually left the New Mutants and joined the Hellions to be with Empath, and later the couple left the Hellions together and moved to New Roma. After a long and harrowing storyline Magma left Nova Roma in search of her real family, and Empath disappeared for parts unknown.