Arthur "Artie" Maddicks is a mutant and a student at the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
On an excursion at the museum, Artie was one of the students among the crowd when being taught by Storm. He saw a girl eating an ice-cream and she stuck her tongue at him. With his blue forked tongue, he stuck it out at the girl, causing her to leave in disgust. Storm catches him, calls out to Artie as he recedes his tongue, and tells him not to show his piers in public.
When Mystique hacked Styker's computer to find Magneto's file, Artie's name was part of Stryker's files, among other mutants.
Artie attended the funeral of Professor X.
Due to Wolverine traveling back in time to January 1973, and preventing Bolivar Trask from being assassinated by Mystique, and changing the significant events after that point, the events at Alkali Lake never took place. Thus, Cypher, Artie, Jubilee, and 3 others were never kidnapped by Stryker.
Death of the X-Men
In 2028, Charles Xavier developed Alzheimer's and suffered a massive seizure that injured 600 people, and killed 7 mutants, including several members of the X-Men. It is unknown if Artie was among those who were either killed or injured.
Powers & Weakness
- Fork Tongue - Artie possesses a forked tongue much like a snake. It is possible that due to the similarities Artie's tongue gives him enhanced sense of taste and/or smell much like that of a snake.
- Telepathy - Artie is mute and can not speak, but can communicate using low level telepathy. It is assumed this is how he interacts with the other mansion residents.
- Mute - Artie can not communicate with other unless he is able to use his telepathy.
- Lack of Combat skill - Artie has not trained his telepathy beyond basic communication. He can not use his telepathy for defensive or offensive means due to lacking training.
- Nightcrawler - Savior
- Professor X - Mentor
- Storm † - Former Mentor and Savior
- Wolverine - Friend and Savior
- Cyclops † - Former Mentor
- Jean Grey † - Former Mentor
- Flea - Classmate
- Rogue - Classmate
- Shadowcat - Classmate
- Siryn - Classmate
- Colossus † - Former Classmate
- Iceman † - Former Classmate
- Jones - Former Classmate
- Cypher - Classmate and Former Cellmate
- Jubilee - Classmate and Former Cellmate
- In the comics, Arthur is bald and has pink skin.
- In the comics, Artie communicates by creating holograms with his powers.