Maggott carries 2 techno-organic slugs (Eany & Meany). They were revealed to be part of his digestive system. He cannot eat or drink and must let the slugs eat for him. When they eat Maggott gains the energy which gives him the enhanced stats and body armor (see below). He seems to control these slugs by focussing part of his mind into them but they also seem to be able to react autonomically. When they have been without food for more than 8 hours his control lessens by 1 rank every hour and the slugs will want to go look for food themselves. He controls them with Amazing ability, the slugs are made of Monstrous material and can probably regenerate when Maggott absorbs them inside his body. They possess Incredible groundspeed and can eat through up to Monstrous material with 1 round (they can eat a car within 2). Upon living beings they inflict Incredible edged damage attacking with Amazing ability.
Enhancement: When Eany and Meany have eaten, Maggott gains Strength of Remarkable, Endurance of Incredible and gains body armor of Excellent. This energy remains for 2 rounds for each material strength rank the slugs have absorbed. When ‘enhanced Maggott turns blue.
Regeneration: Damage is taken from extra health first which is healed when the slugs eat.
Aura Reading: Maggott can sense the history of locations and items with Amazing ability. If this is related to his slugs is not yet known.
Limited Resistance: When controlling his slugs his mind is split into multiple fractions that act as a Excellent psi-screen.
The young mutant who calls himself Maggott was originally born in Ottoshoop, South Africa. As a child, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer by doctors when he could no longer keep down solid food. Everything seemed to taste bad to him after a while, and he eventually gave up eating altogether. Because of this, he was very small and underdeveloped for his age, and also a bit of a financial burden on his family. They never complained, but one night he overheard his mothers prayers to take her son soon and end all their suffering. Deciding to give his mother her wish, he set out into the desert in the family jeep, expecting to make a one way trip. When the jeep ran out of gas, though, he was suprised to discover his younger brother, Daniel, asleep in the back.
Realizing that he had inadvertantly doomed his younger brother to the same death he had intended for himself, he tried desperately to get them back home. The blazing desert had no mercy, though, and he had given them up for lost when suddenly, the mutant called Magneto appeared from nowhere. Magneto comforted Maggott, using his magnetic power to determine the nature of his illness. They were all suprised when moments later, two slug-like creatures sprang from Maggott’s chest, leaving him miraculously alive, but drained. Repulsed by the two creatures, it was only through Magneto’s urging that he came to accept them as part of himself, as his special mutant power. Where Maggott could no longer eat, the slugs ate instead, imbued with the ability to devour any matter with incredible speed. When they finished feeding, they returned to his stomach and served as his digestion system, imparting the sustanence that they absorbed into his body. This “food” fueled Maggott’s power, and he found himself growing incredibly strong.
Magneto returned them to Maggott’s village, only to find that it was under attack by the Apartheid. At Maggott’s urging, Magneto stopped the soldiers, killing each and every one of them. Outraged by Magneto’s lack of respect for human life, he refused the Master of Magnetisms offer to join him. Magneto left the invitation open when he departed, leaving Maggott with a lot to think about.
What happened between then and now is unknown, until his recent mission to find Magneto. We still do not know for certain why Maggott originally set out on the trail of Magneto later in life. His reasons for this mission remain mysterious, but he tracked the onetime villain from Guatemala to a small town in South Carolina to New York City, where he joined up with the X-Men. He has always known that Joseph wasn’t Magneto, but he didn’t say anything for the safety of the team. Recently, Maggott’s symbiotic slugs, Eany and Meany, were under suspicion for murders happening within Salem Center. Maggott was so angry that he nearly tried to kill the two slugs, injuring himself in the process via their symbiotic relationship. Eany and Meany were later found innocent of the crime, however. His continued existence is obviously dependent on the two creatures, and when he is separated from them for too long, he grows thin and weak again like he was when he was child. One can assume that being seperated from them for too long would mean his eventual death.
Maggott has recently grown closer to Wolverine by telling him the story of his past, and though he seems troubled by the truth of his mutant power, is fitting in with the team quite nicely. Save for the fact that he seems to clash with Psylocke often, as she senses something within him which disturbs her. The nature of this “wrongness” has yet to be determined, and may never be, since Maggott left the team.