So, what's the verdict this time? Am I stupid or crazy?
— Andy

Andrew "Andy" Strucker is a main character on The Gifted. He is the mutant son of Caitlin and Reed Strucker with unspecified, yet destructive abilities.

Character Description Edit

"A sensitive kid and bit of a loner, who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces at school and at home."[2]

Early Life Edit

Andy was born in late 2002/early 2003 to Caitlin and Reed Strucker, in Atlanta.

Season 1Edit

In eXposed, at Belleview Acres High School, Andy Strucker waited in the hallway as his parents sat in the principal's office, demanding that the school take action to prevent their son, Andy, from future bullying incidents, as it was affecting his academic performance as well as communication between him and his parents. Once home, he sat at the dinner table with his mother, Caitlin, and his sister, Lauren. His father couldn't make it to dinner because he was called in to interview a suspect at the Garland Detention Center.


Andy manifesting powers that destroy the gymnasium

Caitlin asked Andy how his day was at school, to which he talked about a debate they had in social studies class about the law they wanted to enforce to test people with the X-gene and monitor them. He mentioned someone in the class who freaked out, Andy's guess was that his cousin was a "mutie". Lauren mentioned how racist that sounded, as "mutie" is a derogatory term for referring to mutants. They got into an argument before their mother stopped it. Andy later snuck out of the house, telling his mother he was going to bed, and attended a high school dance with his sister. At the dance Lauren and Andy separated and Andy was cornered and dragged to the locker room by his bullies. They proceeded to mock Andy for telling his parents about them and spray him with hot water from the locker room faucets. In this moment of panic, anger and danger Andy's X-Gene awakened with incredibly destructive results. Unleashing his mutant ability, Andy began to shake the entire school and slam his tormenters into the locker room walls without touching them. Unable to control his emotions and powers, the continued destruction nearly tore down the school gym until Lauren rushed into the locker room and calmed Andy enough to stop his enraged fit. Lauren and Andy quickly exited the school and ran home.

Once home Andy and Lauren told their mother what happened. In disbelief, their mother asked how this could happen. Lauren quickly came to Andy's defense saying this was beyond Andy's control as the X-Gene was triggered in moments of stress or danger and she knew this because she herself was a mutant and had been hiding her abilities for three years now. She first manifested her powers when she saved the family from a near-fatal car accident. Caitlin assured her children that her and their father were not against mutants right before Sentinel Services knocked on the door.


Agent Turner trying to take Andy and Lauren into custody

Agent Turner and Agent Week of the Sentinel Services were on the other side of the door, as Agent Turner explained that he was there to take Andy and Lauren into custody, recalling the recent news story of two mutants who committed an act of "terrorism" at the local high school, leaving the gymnasium destroyed. After Caitlin refused to let them in, they forced their way in, knocking Caitlin down. Andy began to shake the house as he angrily told the agents to leave their home. Agent Turner tried to calm him down, but when the shaking escalated, they pulled out their guns, ready to forcefully take them away. Lauren created force fields, trapping the agents, giving the Struckers enough time to run to their family van. As they attempted to flee with the van, the agents surrounded them. Andy tried to use his powers but couldn't control them. Lauren created a force field between the van and the agents and the family escaped.

Later when their father Reed Strucker met up with them at a diner, he told the family that sentinel services was a federal agency with little oversight that had "disappeared" mutant suspects in the past and he would not allow that to happen to his children. At the Caravan Motel, Andy and Lauren discussed their powers and Andy's frustration with his inability to control them. Lauren told Andy that with time he will learn to control them and demonstrated her ability by knocking popcorn loose from a vending machine and encouraging Andy to do the same. When he attempted this, initially having some control, his power escalated when his emotions from the incident at the dance took over, resulting in the machine being destroyed.


Andy destroying the Sentinels

Meeting with Eclipse from the Mutant Underground at an abandoned warehouse facility, the Struckers prepared to flee to Mexico, where Eclipse explained he knew people down by the border with a specific set of skills, that'd allow them to get people under, over, or even through the wall. Once that was done, they'd get them new IDs. However, their plan to escape never initiated, as they were surrounded by Sentinel services. Luckily, Thunderbird and Blink came to their rescue and the family fled through a warehouse, as Sentinel Services unleashed their mutant-hunting robots, the Sentinels. The group was cornered, so Blink was instructed to create a portal to the Mutant Underground Headquarters which she couldn't keep open for long. The group made it through, except Andy and Reed. Reed was waiting for Andy, who was finally able to focus his powers and tear apart the sentinels. After he'd torn them apart, Andy joined the rest on the other side. Ready to follow after Andy, Reed made a move to go through the portal, but never made it through, as he was shot the back, and Blink unable to hold the portal open for much longer, had to close it. Reed was left for capture on the other side.

Personality Edit

Due to a history of bullying, Andy is withdrawn and sullen, though he has exhibited a sarcastic sense of humor, seen when he responded to his sister assertion that 'Mutie' was offensive with 'Genetically different person,' and later, when he told his sister not to get pregnant when she was merely dancing with her boyfriend. Beyond this, Andy has shown to have a bit of a rebellious streak, proven when he told his mother he was going to bed and then slipped out to a dance with Lauren. He is also very protective of his family, willing to risk everything to protect them. He nearly lost control of his powers when Agent Turner and Agent Weeks of the Sentinel Services pushed his mother to the ground. Further proof of Andy's will to protect his family was demonstrated when he destroyed the Sentinels chasing them throughout an abandoned warehouse.

Physical Appearance Edit

Andy is a tall and slim teenager, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. His slim build makes him an easy target for bullies.

Skills and Abilities Edit

While Andy's abilities are currently unspecified, he has proven to be more than capable of influencing and manipulating objects and matter with his mind, for instance throwing opponents across rooms, causing a vending machine to explode and nearly bringing an entire school gymnasium down. This is a destructive and chaotic power in its own right, but when fueled by his emotions, it is a force to be reckoned with. Andy is slowly learning to focus this ability and was able to grab hold of and rip apart several sentinel robots.

Appearances Edit

Season 1
Episode Status
eXposed Appears
rX Appears
eXodus Appears
eXit Strategy N/A
boXed in N/A
got your siX N/A
quick fiX N/A
threat of eXtinction N/A
outfoX N/A
To Be Announced N/A

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

Promotional ImagesEdit

Screencaps Edit

References Edit

  1. San Diego Comic Con 2017 Interview
  2. Amy Acker Set as Female Lead in Fox's Marvel Drama (Exclusive)

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