Alias
Black Tom
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy
Occupation
Criminal
Legal Status
Citizen of Ireland with an international criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Dublin, Ireland
Group Affiliation

Brotherhood of Mutants

Partner of Juggernaut


Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
6'
Weight
200 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers
Mutation resulting in an ability to generate black of force or heat through wood.
Accessories

Shillelagh: Wooden walking stick used as a catalyst for Cassidy's mutation.


Common Enemies
X-Men
Regularly Appearing

Uncanny X-Men

X-Men Vol. 2


First Appearance

Cameo

X-Men Vol. 1 #99 (June, 1976)


Full

X-Men Vol. 1 #101 (Oct. 1976)


Creator
Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum
Origin

Thomas Cassidy lost his fortune and the deed to the estate of Cassidy Keep on a throw of the dice to his younger cousin Sean Cassidy (Banshee).


Turning to a life of crime for the thrills, Cassidy discovered he could become wealthy as a mercenary. While in a third-world jail he met fellow mercenary Cain Marko (Juggernaut) and fostered a long-term friendship.


Using his mutation to engineer a jail break the two mercenaries escaped, but would eventually use their superhuman powers to team as the Juggernaut and Black Tom.


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