Tildie Soames
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceAstonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #1 (2004)
Created byJoss Whedon
John Cassaday
In-story information
Alter egoTildie Soames
SpeciesHuman mutant
Team affiliationsBenetech
  • Nightmares can manifest into real gigantic monsters made of pure dark red energy
  • Nightmare manifestation

Tildie Soames is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She first appeared in Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #1 and was created by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.

Tildie has the ability to turn her nightmares into real, monstrous entities. After her powers caused the death of her parents and a police officer, she was used as a test subject for a mutant "Cure." She was later used as a hostage by Ord of the Breakworld but was rescued by the X-Men.

Tildie also appears in the TV series Wolverine and the X-Men, and in the Astonishing X-Men motion comic.

Publication history

She first appeared in Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #1 and was created by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.

Fictional character biography

Tildie's strong mutant abilities first manifested as she was asleep in her mother's bed. She was having a nightmare that came to life. She killed her mother who was sleeping beside her. Her father rushed in and was also killed. The police were called and came to her house to see what was happening. Officer Hoyt was killed in the same way as her parents. Tildie was apprehended and taken to Benetech Labs, where she was used as a guinea pig for the "Cure" by Dr. Kavita Rao. Tildie lost her abilities and stayed at the labs with Kavita.[1]

One night, Ord of the Breakworld stole her and used her as a hostage when confronted by the X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D. She was successfully taken by the X-Men and returned to Benetech.[2]


Her nightmares can manifest into gigantic real monsters. At the same time, Tildie is inside the monster when asleep. She can unleash intensely powerful blasts of red energy.

In other media


  1. ^ Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #1. Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #6. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ a b "Tildie Soames Voices (X-Men)".