Dr. Moira MacTaggert is the daughter of the powerful Scots nobleman, Lord Kinross. She proved to be a brilliant student of the biological sciences with selected genetics as her specialty. Moira married Joseph MacTaggert, a Royal Marine Commando with political ambitions, but this marriage proved to be a disastrous one.
As a college student, she met Charles Xavier, who was working toward a doctorate at Oxford University. The two fell in love with each other immediately, and their romance lasted for years. Eventually they became engaged, pending the annulment of her own marriage to Joseph MacTaggert. But then Xavier was drafted into the military. She promised to wait until he was released from military service. However, while he was recovering in a hospital from battlefield injuries, Xavier received a letter from Moira breaking off their engagement without explanation and stating that she was returning to Scotland.
Moira MacTaggert led a brilliant career as one of the world's leading geneticists, earning a Nobel Prize for her work. She founded a Mutant Research Center on Muir Island off the coast of Scotland. Eventually she renewed contact with Xavier during a period he spent in England working on a degree in psychiatry. Xavier and MacTaggert discussed the possibility of establishing a school for training, superhuman mutants in the use of their powers. Eventually, MacTaggert became Xavier's "silent partner" in founding this school, which trained the team of mutant adventurers known as the X-Men.
Voice actor info
- In the video game, Moira MacTaggert is voiced by Tara Strong.