Feral’s powers stem from her mutant feline body which gives her catlike agility, animalistic sensory perceptions, and superior fighting instincts.
Claws and Teeth: Her claws are made of Good material, and inflict Good Edged Weapon damage. If Feral’s arms were restrained, she could still use her fangs to bite for Typical damage. Her claws also enable her to climb trees or cliffs with ease.
Enhanced Senses: Feral has animal-level sensory perceptions, giving her Amazing sight, hearing, and sense of smell.
Night Vision: Feral has the catlike ability to see clearly in anything but total darkness.
Leaping: She can leap with Incredible ability.
Prehensile Tail: Feral can grapple an object or opponent with her tail at Good Strength.
Tracking Ability: Feral has Incredible tracking ability.
Acrobatics, Tumbling, Wrestling
Morlocks, X-Force, New Mutants, Strikeforce, Hellions II, Mutant Liberation Front, X-Corporation
Not much has been revealed about Maria Callasantos’ past. It is known that her mutant powers manifested in puberty, and shortly afterward she killed her entire family except for her sister, Lucia, aka the mutant Thornn.
Thornn and Callasantos, now calling herself Feral, soon found themselves with the outcast/underground mutant community called the Morlocks. The two survived the so-called “Mutant Massacre” of the Morlocks orchestrated by the villain Mr. Sinister, and in its wake, the Morlock known as Masque attempted to form an army of Morlocks under penalty of death. Refusing to follow Masque, Callasantos fled and found sanctuary in the mansion of the mutant heroes known as the X-men. There, she joined the hero Cable who formed the team X-force out of the remains of the X-men protégés, the New Mutants.
Callasantos proved extremely bloodthirsty and uncontrollable in battle, and even eviscerated her own teammate, Cannonball, during a training excersize. Nevertheless, she served with the team for a long tenure. At one point, she confronted Thornn when Masque’s Morlocks teamed up with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Callasantos blamed Thornn for childhood torments. The villains were forced to flee after X-force defeated them, killing their leaders.
Many months later, Callasantos was captured and mentally brainwashed by the villain Reignfire, after which she joined his version of the terrorist group Mutant Liberation Front. She was captured X-force and imprisoned for her crimes. While in prison, Callasantos learned she had contracted the deadly Legacy Virus.
Somehow escaping custody, Callasantos somehow learned about and joined other victims of the Legacy Virus in an attempt to steal the Isotope E, a possible cure for the virus created by the villain High Evolutionary. However, the attempt failed, and the group split apart.
Callasantos was later somehow contacted by the villain Christopher Bedlam, who created a villain team called the New Hellions. He ordered the group to attack X-force, and Callasantos tore out Siryn’s throat, slashing her vocal cords and rendering Siryn powerless.