Very little is known about Lin Li, a student at Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning. Lin is a quiet, reserved girl who rarely, if ever, speaks, who prefers the company of Bamfs over her fellow students. However, she can always be seen in her classes and she is not afraid to join in on celebrations such as birthdays and holidays, such as Halloween.
Nature Girl was created by Jason LaTour and Mahmud Asrar and first appeared in Wolverine & the X-Men Vol. 2 issue 1 (2014).
Major Story Arcs
At the Jean Grey School
Though new to the school, Lin Li swiftly learned to work with her fellow students, using her nature abilities to distract and confuse an attacking humanoid entity when the tween-age Hellfire Club used a Krakoa to attack the school. Lin used her ability to bond with animals to communicate with and calm the creature so that it would not harm the students or staff at the school. When not in class, Lin likes to be outside with Krakoa or seeing what plants she can make grow like a rose at the foot of Krakoa's tree or a bed of clover to rest on at the base of Jean Grey's memorial statue.
After the Jean Grey School was renamed the Xavier Institute and relocated to New York City's Central Park, Lin Li joined a group of mutants that was unofficially dubbed as the new Generation X; a group of mutants whom would not become X-Men, but instead tried to learn how to live in the 'normal' world with their supernatural powers. It was then that she actually starting speaking to other students. She revealed that she could talk, but did not like to. She remains silent for most of the time.
Despite the team's intended purpose, they get caught up in many adventures. Lin Li finds she works well with 'Eye-Boy', whose powers of seeing most everything works well with Lin's abilities to communicate with nature.
Powers and Abilities
Nature Manipulation: Nature Girl possesses the mutant ability to control and connect to the aspects/forces of nature, such as commanding the elements, animal life, and other natural phenomena. Nature Girl has been shown to interact with, affect, and communicate with most if not all forms of animal and plant life, as well as even being able to empathize with Bamfs and even Krakoa. Lin Li can also heal and mend the bodies of living creatures, as well as levitate herself to a certain extent, although doing so leaves her heavily fatigued.
X-men: Battle of the Atom
Nature Girl is featured in the mobile card game "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" based on the comic book story with the same name.