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The Smiley Men are the physical manifestation of Illyana's past as a sex slave.


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Tormented Young Illyana

The Smiley Men harassing young Illyana

As a sex slave, Illyana was sexually abused by men wearing smiling masks. Because of this, Illyana called these men Smiley Men, and remembers them as supernatural creatures.

Greatest Fear

When Dr. Reyes attempted to kill Dani, on the orders of her superiors, this pushed Dani psychic powers to the limit, causing Illyana Rasputin's greatest fear, the Smiley Men, to manifest.[1]

The creatures chased the mutants through the corridors and attempted to take Illyana away. One of them attacked Roberto in the kitchen and he quickly eliminated him using his powers. So did Sam, eliminating several of them in the process.[1]

However, when Sam and Roberto were cornered by the creatures, Illyana appeared through a portal and killed them all with her sword, thus overcoming her fear.[1]