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Sydney "Syd" Barrett is a mutant with the power to temporarily switch bodies with others. She was admitted to Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital with the diagnosis of anti-social personality disorder . There, she met David Haller and fell in love with him, the two eventually joining Summerland in the fight against Division 3.
When she was a young girl, Sydney's mutant power accidentally caused her to switch places with her mother. In this form, she had sex with her mother's boyfriend, but during the act, the body switch wore off and Sydney assumed her normal form. She recalled there being lots of screaming that followed
Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital
Sydney was admitted to Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital for anti-social personality disorder, where she caught the eye of fellow patient David Haller. The two became romantically involved, though because of the nature of Sydney's power, she and David were unable to make physical contact with each other .
On the day that she was to be released from Clockworks, David kissed her against her will, causing Sydney's power to make them trade places. In David's body, Sydney began to freak out from all the telepathic voices in her mind. This triggered David's psychic powers, and her lack of control over them resulted in Sydney trapping all the patients at Clockworks within their rooms, making the doors disappear as well. In doing so, David's friend Lenny Busker was killed from only being partially phased through the wall .
Powers and abilities
- Mind Exchange: Barrett's mutation allows her to switch minds with another individual through physical contact. When this occurs, her consciousness goes into the body of the person she touched and vice versa. After a period of time has lapsed, Barrett and the person she switched bodies with return to their original bodies, though they remain wherever they were at the time the switch took place. This power can be activated involuntary if someone makes contact with Barrett against her will, as seen when David kisses her when she is about to leave Clockworks . As a result of her power, she feels uncomfortable making contact with other people, even when wearing gloves.
- David Haller - boyfriend
- Sydney was named after Pink Floyd founding member, Syd Barrett .
- Her power being activated through physical contact is similar to the X-Men character Rogue.