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Real Name
Heather Tucker
Current Alias

Harriet Solomon




Unnamed father (deceased)



5' 7"

116 lbs (53 kg)




Marital Status

Former Terrorist


First appearance

New Mutants #86
(February, 1990)



Stryfe's leadership

Tempo was one of the founding members of the terrorist organization known as the Mutant Liberation Front (or MLF). One of their first missions under the leadership of Stryfe was to liberate the incarcerated New Mutants members Rusty and Skids. They broke them out of prison and the pair joined the MLF out of confusion (and, as later evidence showed, neural implants kept them there). Tempo continued to be a mainstay in the team's ventures, including fighting Wolverine, Sunfire, X-Factor and other heroes while causing mayhem in the name of mutant rights.

In the battle with X-Factor, Tempo attempted to use her time-bending powers against the super-speedster known as Quicksilver, but she — along with her teammates — discovered that X-Factor was a much tougher foe than X-Force when they were defeated and Stryfe was almost captured.[1]

Following the unsuccessful battle, the MLF decided to blow up the Tucker Clinic, a place where pregnant mothers could have prenatal DNA testing to see whether or not they would have mutant babies. X-Factor showed up in time to stop the clinic from destructing, but they failed to prevent the death of Dr. Tucker. The MLF left, not knowing that it was Tempo who had given an anonymous tip to X-Factor about their plans.

After a series of supposedly unconnected art thefts by various strike teams (all of which were related to Apocalypse), the members of the MLF approached Mister Sinister and proposed a trade. In exchange for a genetic matrix (none other than the Legacy Virus) which Stryfe owned, Sinister would hand over the captive Cyclops and Jean Grey.[2] In the end, all of the MLF members were taken into custody.

Reignfire's leadership

Soon after, a tyrannical despot named Reignfire decided to restart the MLF. He broke Tempo, Forearm, Reaper, and Wildside out of prison and gave them their first mission: kill Henry Peter Gyrich. The MLF also picked up new members Locus and Moonstar. Their assassination attempt was foiled by X-Force. Locus and Sunspot became lost, but Feral defected to the MLF after having a heated discussion with Gyrich. Tempo intervened in an attack on Gyrich by Feral and was denounced and exiled from the MLF by Stryfe. Having no place to go, Tempo left with X-Force.

On her own

After leaving the MLF, Cable offered Tempo membership to X-Force, which she declined. Instead, she wanted to go off to college and put aside the super-powered lifestyle. She was briefly affiliated with the MLF during Operation: Zero Tolerance. Whether she made it to school or not is unknown.

After M-Day

When the events of M-Day occurred, where the Scarlet Witch removed the mutant genome from over 90% of the world's mutant population, Tempo was one of the few to retain her powers. She became a member of the Acolytes as re-created by Exodus. After the Superhuman Registration Act was past, Tempo was an unregistered superhuman.[3]

Powers and Abilities


Chronokinesis: Tempo can manipulate time itself, though only in her immediate vicinity. Most often she slows or stops her opponents or speeds herself. She has been able to prevent a number of grenades from exploding by keeping them in suspended motion, and she was also able to successfully attack Rogue by amplifying her own personal speed to cause her to crash into a wall while flying.

Flight: Tempo can also levitate herself and fly at subsonic speeds through unknown means.


Discover and Discuss

  1. not surprisingly, as that fight was written by Peter David; at the time he was writing X-factor)
  2. These events began the X-Cutioner's Song crossover.
  3. Civil War:Battle Damage Report

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