X-Men Poster #169 Longshot Archangel Warpath Gambit Wolverine Michael Turner


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The badass gents of the X-Men! Archangel, Iceman, Banshee, Cannonball, Beast, Bishop, Longshot, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Gambit, Havok, Cable, Cyclops, Colossus and Warpath! Longshot is an artificially created humanoid life-form, with the ability to defy probability. He is from an alternate dimension known as “Mojoworld” or the “Mojoverse”. He is one of many slaves created by genetic engineers in the employ of Mojoworld’s masters, the grossly obese, virtually immobile Spineless Ones, who are ruled by the media-obsessed delusional maniac named Mojo. The head geneticist, Arize, gave Longshot and his other creations (such as the ram-headed Quark) free will and a conscience, hoping that one day they would rise up against their masters. Longshot has only three fingers and an opposable thumb on each hand. He also has leather-like skin, and two hearts. He is superhumanly acrobatic (speed, agility, dexterity, flexibility, reflexes/reactions, coordination, and balance) being able to evade blows by Spider-Man. He also has advanced healing abilities. Longshot’s left eye glows brightly when he uses his superhuman powers. He was genetically engineered and augmented by magical means to have certain superhuman abilities. The mystical augmentation gave him the ability to affect probability fields through psionic means in order to give himself “good luck” in his activities. This allows incredibly unlikely events to happen in Longshot’s favor. This power operates even when Longshot does not consciously will it to do so. This ability is tied into the positive aspects of his personality: should he attempt to use his powers for a selfish or evil act, or should he give up hope, his powers will fail to function or even backfire, giving him bad luck. Longshot’s luck, however, is fickle, and can backfire if he overuses it, creating an equal and opposite “bad luck” effect elsewhere, that can affect others or even Longshot himself. Longshot can read “psychic imprints” that people leave on objects that they have handled, and thereby learn the thoughts that an individual had while handling the object, a phenomenon known as psychometry. He can also read a person’s future in this manner as well. He can also telepathically “read” the recent memories of a person by making physical contact with him or her. A recurring aspect of stories he appeared in was the strong, spontaneous attraction that women exhibited to him, a trait with which he was genetically engineered. Longshot carries cleaver-like blades, stored in a bandoleer, which he hurls with inhuman accuracy or in some cases, completely dependent upon his luck powers.

Near mint condition.