The Vanisher (Telford Porter) is a fictional character, a mutant supervillain of the Marvel Universe, and an opponent of the X-Men. Although his character is highly unpopular in the comics and TV series, the Vanisher is one of the X-Men's oldest enemies having first appeared in X-Men #2 (November 1963). The Vanisher was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Much of the Vanisher's actual life remains unknown, aside from his criminal career, though he was apparently born in Milton, Massachusetts. He is a mutant with the ability to teleport to any place he can think of. In his first appearance, he steals continental defense plans from the United States government, and then attempts to blackmail the U.S. government by publicly threatening to sell the plans to communists unless he receives 10 million dollars. The Vanisher, with a large group of non-mutant followers, then goes to the front lawn of the White House to await his payment. Professor Xavier and the X-Men are able to intervene when Xavier induces amnesia upon the Vanisher. Forgetting he has mutant powers, the Vanisher is taken into police custody and the rest of the X-Men defeat the unruly followers.