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Before you get confused by the title, I am aware that the term bamf is used when Nightcrawler teleports. However, I have recently started reading All-New X-Men: Inevitable, and there is a character there that is referred to as 'a Bamf'. The character is named Pickles, and appears to enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. So, my question: what is a Bamf, and when were they first introduced?

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  • marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Bamf_(Race) – ibid Sep 15 '17 at 6:26
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    A Bamf is a character who enjoys eating pizza and drinking beer? Looks like I found my new user name! – user14111 Sep 15 '17 at 6:26
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    @user14111 - It's nice to have a few people like you here who use their real name. Please don't change it to something fake. – ibid Sep 15 '17 at 6:29
  • @Valorum, ibid, Edlothiad, fez, & Mithrandir-My apologies for the duplicate question; I searched the archives for a similar answer, but must have missed it. My bad! – Gothamite24 Sep 15 '17 at 7:38
  • "What is a Bamf, and what do you season it with" – DVK-on-Ahch-To Sep 15 '17 at 13:23

A sound Nightcrawler makes when he teleports and small imp-like creatures

For your question, it is used to describe small, imp-like versions of Nightcrawler that are native to Earth-5311. There first appearance seems to be in Uncanny X-men #153


On Earth-616, in the first Nightcrawler limited series in 1985, Nightcrawler is sent to the same universe as these creatures and encounters the bamf that helped Kitty pride in the original Uncanny X-men #513, and ends up discovering that the females are larger than the males, more alike to himself.

The term bamf originates with the sound Nightcrawler made when he teleported.

Nightcrawler goes Bamf

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