Alias






Cannonball II
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Samuel Zachery "Sam" Guthrie


Alias

Samson Guthrie


Occupation

Adventurer

Coal Miner

Mutant Rights Activist

Student

Teacher


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Cumberland County, Kentucky
Group Affiliation

Hellfire Club

Hellions

Mutant Liberation Front

New Mutants

X-Force

X-Men

X.S.E.


Base of Operations

Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York


Height
6'
Weight
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue-Grey
Hair Color
Blonde
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in ability to generate thermo-chemical energy from the skin that when directed enables an ability to fly and generates a force field rendering him nearly invulnerable.


Accessories
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Common Enemies

Hellfire Club

Hellions


Regularly Appearing

New Mutants Vol. 1

Uncanny X-Men

X-Force Vol. 1

X-Treme X-Men


First Appearance

Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982)


Subtitled: The New Mutants


Creator
Chris Claremont & Bob McLeod
Origin

A Kentucky coal miner, Sam Guthrie's mutant power first manifest itself when he and his fellow workers were trapped by a cave-in.


Recruited by the Hellfire Club he was sent into battle against Professor Xavier's new class known as the New Mutants. During their battle, Guthrie refused to kill and was in turn threatened with death by his team leader.


Rescued by Xavier, he recognized that the young mutant was not evil, just misguided and offered him membership in the group. Adopting a codename indicative of his rocketing powers he became known as Cannonball.


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