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is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe
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Gaza first appeared in Uncanny X-Men
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vol. 1 #62-63 (November-December 1969), and was created by Roy Thomas
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and Neal Adams
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The character subsequently appears in Avengers
#105 (November 1972), Marvel Fanfare
#1-4 (March-September 1982), Uncanny X-Men Annual
#12 (1988), Uncanny X-Men
#249-250 (September-October 1989), #274-275 (March-April 1991), Wolverine
#69-71 (May-July 1993), X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land
#1-4 (November 2001-February 2002), X-Men Unlimited
#6 (September 1994), New Avengers
#4-5 (April-May 2005), and Uncanny X-Men
#457-459 (May-July 2005).
Gaza appeared as part of the "Savage Land Mutates" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition
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Fictional character biography
Gaza is a mutate, a human that was changed by Magneto
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, that lived in the Savage Land
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, a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica. The unusually tall Gaza was one of Magneto's first Savage Land Mutates, and has been involved in all the Mutates' subsequent activities.
Powers and abilities
Gaza is blind, but possesses psionic abilities that enable him to “see” mentally.
- Gaza appears in Badrock & Wolverine #1 (June 1996).
- An alternate universe version teams up with a Hellfire Club
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mercenary; they successfully kill Nightcrawler
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