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Noriko "Nori" Ashida (Surge) is a mutant.


  • Seiji Ashida (father)
  • Suki Ashida (mother)
  • Keitaro Ashida (brother)

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Nori was considered a "general threat" by the O*N*E at the time of M-Day. Nimrod classified her as a "threat level: high" and, after defeating him, she was red-flagged and allegedly reclassified by the O*N*E.

Electrical absorption: Nori absorbs electricity at all times from static in the air, electrical appliances, outlets, etc. She cannot control this absorption and, thus, must wear specifically-designed gauntlets at all times to regulate it.

  • Lightning blasts: Nori can discharge the energy through lightning blasts from her hands or other parts of her body. The upper limits of this power have yet to be determined, though these attacks are considerably powerful when used effectively.
  • Superhuman speed: She has the ability to channel the energy into bursts of super speed. Her top speed has not been officially calculated, but she once ran from upper New York to the mountains of Colorado in one afternoon. Apparently, she can run at several hundred miles per hour and retain that speed for several hours.


Nori is a native Japanese speaker who speaks English fluently with little trace of an accent. She has an aptitude for leadership and has had some training from Wolverine in hand-to-hand combat.


If Nori doesn't discharge the electricity that builds in her body and mind, it causes her mind to race, makes her speak fast and in a jittery fashion, she loses control over her electric discharges, and radically alters the electrical impulses in her nervous system.