Trader (birth name Harry) is a character on FOX's The Gifted. He is a mutant that is a part of the Mutant Underground.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Sometime before the events of the series, Polaris saved the lives of Trader's parents.

Season 1[edit | edit source]

In eXit Strategy, Trader volunteered to be on a mission to rescue Polaris and Reed from from Sentinel Services captivity. During the mission to attack a convoy that was carrying the prisoners to a new prison, Trader decided to use his illusion ability to cloak himself and scout out the convoy.

As soon as he got close, Pulse used his ability to disrupt all mutants powers. Trader's ability started to glitch. He became visible and a soldier spotted and shot him.

Trader becoming visible

After Thunderbird was able to disable Pulse, the mutants got their powers back, Blink opened a portal and Dreamer carried the wounded Trader back to safety through it. 

In boXed In, a wounded Trader was brought back to the Mutant Underground HeadquartersCaitlin went to treat Trader’s gunshot wound and Andy donated some of his O-negative blood for him. Caitlin performed surgery on Trader to remove the bullet from his body but in the process she nicked an artery. Lauren created an air bubble to stop the nicked artery from bleeding and Caitlin was able to stitch the artery.

In eXploited, an angry Trader confronts Reed and Caitlin after they return to Headquarters. He reveals to them that Esme had told everyone in the station about their plan to talk with Agent Turner about freeing their captured allies. He is then shocked and confused to learn from Reed that it was Esme's idea to go to Turner, but wasn't as she described to everyone else. Realizing Esme had deceived them all, a horrified Trader reveals that the others went to Trask Industries to save their allies as part of a plan made by Esme.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Trader is a cooperative member of the Mutant Underground as he was one of the few to volunteer to help rescue Polaris and Reed. His willingness to help is also shown during their ambush at Sentinel Services when he volunteered to scout for openings even if at the risk of his own well-being. He is also accepting towards the Struckers even though two of them are humans.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Trader is tall, physically imposing African-American male standing around 6'0". He has brown eyes and brown hair.

Abilities and Skills[edit | edit source]

Cloaking: Trader can cloud the retinal input of anyone who looks at him, rendering himself virtually invisible. However, it can only affect the naked eye and won't work on cameras.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Trader made his first appearance in 2002 the comic titled "Morlocks #1".
  • Trader's appearance in The Gifted marks his live-action debut.
  • The show states his birth name is Harry while the comics never reviled Trader's real name.

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