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Cannonball (X-Force) (Marvel Comics)

Cannonball

X-Force era


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • There are discrepancies in Cannonball’s abilities that can’t be accounted for : the mysterious is he/isn’t he immortal, for instance. This version doesn’t address that pending further clarification.
  • This is Sam while in X-Force, during the 1990s.

Background

  • Real Name: Samuel Zebulon Guthrie
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Tom Guthrie (father), Lucinda (mother), Paige (aka Husk, sister), Josh, Jedediah, Lewis, Joelle (siblings – there are certainly other unnamed siblings)
  • Group Affiliation: New Mutants, Hellfire Club Mercenaries
  • Base Of Operations: X-Mansion, New York State.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 160 lbs Age: Very early 20s
  • Eyes: Blue-grey Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

His powers have not changed much, although he now has much better control over his Flight, allowing for tight maneuvers and efficient ramming tactics.


History

With the New Mutants, Guthrie had many adventures, including trips to the future and past, to alternate worlds, to Asgard, and into deep space. Guthrie quickly rose to the position of co-leader of the group. He was with the group up until they disbanded and became X-Force under the leadership of Cable.

As X-Force, the group continued to adventure, but demonstrated considerable growth, both in character and ability. The group had “grown up”, and finally took the reins away from their adult leaders to strike out on their own. Sam became the group’s leader in every way until he was “graduated” to the X-Men by Professor X.


Description

Guthrie has beefed up since his teenager years, and his uniforms have evolved. The most typical of the period is the lavender jumpsuit pictured above, with WWI aviator goggles and headgear.


Personality

While he’s not as strong-willed and mature as the current Cannonball, his personality description pretty much matches the one given in the “current” writeup.


DC Universe History

See Kansas Jim’s “Secret history” in the other X-Men writeups.


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Cannonball

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 06 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 014 HP: 040

Powers: Flight: 08, Force Field: 11, (Invulnerability: 09), Projectile weapon: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Projectile weapon usable only while Force Field is active (-1) and has No range (-1) (He must ram something for it to be affected)
  • Force field only when using Flight (-1)
  • Force Field is Always On in Flight (-0)
  • Invulnerability is uncertain (it is possible but not demonstrated that Cannonball is an EXternal)

Skills: Acrobatics*: 04, Martial artist*: 04, Medicine (First Aid): 04, Vehicles*: 04, Military Science (Cartography, Danger Recognition, Demolition, Field Command)*: 04

Advantages: Familiarity (mining, science fiction , Immortality (only if he’s actually an EXternal).

Connections: New Mutants (High), X-Men (Low), Lila Cheney (High)

Drawbacks: Dependents (Guthrie brood), Mistrust (mutant), Secret Identity, SIA (Xavier’s Dream)

By Pufnstuff and Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Angel, Hart, Sébastien & Jackson

Source of Character: X-Force & X-Men comics, Marvel OHOTMU Entry, a little deductive reasoning.

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