About╠x-x-xDevon Alice Koenigx-x-x╣
♠XXName:Devon Alice Koenig
♦XXAlias(es): D. A. Koenig
♠XXMutation(s): Shapeshifting (Centruroides margaritatus, "Central American bark scorpion" ), biochemical secretions (see below for analysis)
♣XXAffiliation: X-Men, The Zodiac (former)
♥XXCitizenship: American, Irish (former; residential)
♠XXBase of Operation:(formerly) Wallace Estate (Killaloe, Ireland)
♣XXDate of Birth: 11 November 1993
♦XXPlace of Birth: Cambridge, MA, USA
♥XXOccupation: Freelance writer, part-time Congressional lobbyist, unlicensed psychologist
♠XXEducation: Salem State University (MA in English, minors in psychology and history)
♣XXMarital Status: Single
♦XXFamily: Henning Piotr "Harry" Koenig (grandfather), Milena Basia Gotowka (grandmother), Emil Rupert Koenig (father, deceased), Dulcinea Martina Piatek (mother, deceased)
♥XXHistory: Devon Alice Koenig was born into an entirely human family. Her father and mother were killed just prior to her fifth birthday in an accident, and she went to her grandparents. One of her fondest memories is visiting the former site of Auschwitz with her grandfather Harry, who had survived the concentration camp as a political prisoner. When her mutations began to manifest at the age of twelve, she was approached by a teenager named Ciel Leandres and offered a place on the Wallace Estate in Ireland, where she could learn to use her powers and be home-schooled with the rest of the girls there. Ciel introduced the group as the Zodiac: Ciel (Libra), McKenna (Leo), Nadya (Capricorn), Brooklyn (Taurus), and Arlen (Cancer). Under their watchful eyes, Devon got her shapeshifting under control and learned to fight to defend herself and her home.
XXXXXWhen Devon was eighteen, a fire broke out in Nadya's computer lab due to excessive heat. Although the others made it out alive, Nadya had a sprained ankle at the time and couldn't make it out of her lab before succumbing to the smoke and flames. The fire crew found her burnt beyond recognition. The Zodiac then dispersed, scattering to the winds in the face of the tragedy, and Devon returned reluctantly to America, where she enrolled at Salem State University. She got involved in lobbying against the Mutant Registration Act during her college career and continued it on after she graduated, even though none of her Congressional contacts knew she was a mutant herself. She joined the X-Men after graduation and combines her passions for writing and history into short stories and doubles as a counselor to high school students who don't want to talk to someone affiliated with the school. Devon tries to remain neutral but she won't hesitate to give someone a good thrashing if they threaten her or someone she cares for.
♠XXIdentifying Characteristics: Hard brown exoskeletal plates down her back that don't fade regardless of what form she takes
♣XXOther: Speaks German, French, Spanish, and Korean with varying fluency; sings when alone because of silence anxiety
♦XXVenom Analysis: Scorpio's venom is almost identical in chemical structure to that of the Central American bark scorpion. However, hers has the addition of an enzyme which acts on the mutated X gene. It has the effect of "turning off" the gene temporarily. There is no information on the effects of the venom on humans or on mutants of much higher class than Scorpio herself.