Real Name: Tanya Trask
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Tanya is a mutant possessing time traveling powers, as well as telepathic and psychokinetic abilities.
Tanya Trask was the daughter of Bolivar Trask, the first creator of the Sentinels, and sister of Larry Trask. Her mutant powers of time travel caused her to "disappear" one day. She learned to control her telepathy and telekinesis from Rachel Summers, whom she met while floating in the time-stream. Together, the two of them formed the Clan Askani 2000 years in our future. As a young woman, Sanctity tried to change the past so that her father's creations wouldn't destroy mutant-kind. Rachel tried to stop her, but their battle itself prompted Bolivar Trask to push his project to completion. However, Sanctity did upload the identities of the Twelve into Master Mold's core programming, hoping that by having the twelve destroyed, she would prevent the rise of Apocalypse. After the death of the Mother Askani (Rachel), Sanctity was the most powerful Askani left. However, her experiences had left her severely traumatized and her sanity was under strain. She Aliya and charged her with training the Askani'Son. She captured by Stryfe, who faked her death, during the fall of Ebonshire, and agreed to train him, as she recognized the power signature of her messiah in Chaos-Bringer.
She was responsible for sending Ch'Vayre to our time and for sending Cyclops and Phoenix to the nineteenth century to stop Apocalypse from destroying the world. Recently, she was detained by the chronologists of the Maximum Secret, a way-station between time-lines, in order to get Cable to realize his true destiny as well as the fact that he can't change his future.
However, Sanctity's entire history is now suspect, as she was seen as a child in the Askani future, and that future as a whole has now apparently been negated by the defeat of Apocalypse in our present.
First Appearance: Askani'son (1996) #1
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#1 Cable (1993)
- 'The Shadow Lengthens'#2
- 'A Tiny Spark'#3
- 'An Ember Glows...'#4
- 'A Bright and Shining Light'
#42 Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix (1996)
- 'The Hellfire Hunt, Part 5: Beyond Belief'#69
- 'Millenium Storm Warnings'
#2 Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'Unnatural Selection'#4
#-1 X-Man (1995)
- 'The Boy Who Saw Tomorrow!'
#25 X-Men (1997)
- 'Closer to the Flame'
X-Men: Future History - The Messiah War Sourcebook (2009)
X-Men: Phoenix (1999)
#3 X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (2010)
- 'Askani Rising Conclusion: Sacrifice'
X-Men: The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix (2014)
- 'X-Men: The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix'
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