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Kavita Rao
Alias(es) Dr. Rao
Appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand
Status Deceased
Actor Shohreh Aghdashloo


X-Men: The Last Stand

Kavita Rao is a doctor who helps with the invention of the mutant cure, which she created with the DNA of Leech. She is present the meeting between Beast and Leech. During the cure exam of Warren Worthington III, She tells him that the transformation might be a little jory. He refuses and jumps out the window. During the battle at Alcatraz, the trio of Omegas corner her and Worthington. Worthington is dragged off. She tells them not to hurt him but Quill grabs her in a bear hug, saying everything will be all right and pierces her with his bodily spikes, killing her.


Behind the scenes

  • In an interview with Entertainment Week, Shohreh Aghdashloo declared she would have played Dr. Cecilia Reyes, another X-Men character, but producer Raph Winter confirmed just a little bit later that she would have been Dr. Rao instead.



  • Kavita Rao first debuted in the Astonishing X-Men comics during the run of Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Also the mutant cure topic which was part of the "Gifted" storyline in Issues 1-6 of that series was used as part of the plot for the movie with only the alien involvement references being omitted. Unlike the film, her comic book counterpart is still alive and working with a group of human scientists known as the "X-Club" which is affiliated with the X-Men.

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