Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Proudstar vs. Bravestarr....who wins?

I'd actually like to see that fight, the ultimate native american character battle. But just Warpath vs. Bravestarr, without his robot horse man to fight with him.

I've always seen James Proudstar a.k.a. Warpath in the X-Men or X-Force books he's been in. I never really connected with him for whatever reason. I wrote him off and found him forgettable at the end of the day.

As I was researching him for this sketch, I was looking into the stories he was a part of and what his mutant powers were. GOOD GRIEF!?! why isn't this guy sooo much cooler? There's no reason for it.

Here are his powers:
Superhuman physical ability in virtually all areas:

He possesses superhuman strength (used as his main power in X-Force, as the team 'strong guy') He even fought with and managed to hold his own against the Juggernaut.
He possesses superhuman resistance to injury, at least enough to withstand short-range firepower, grenade explosions, and even a direct telekinetic attack. He also repairs and regenerates damaged and destroyed tissue much faster than a normal human, as well as revives and recuperates from exhaustion and fatigue much faster than a normal human.
He possesses superhuman agility & flexibility, surpassing Olympic levels of reaction time and ability.
His power of flight was discovered by his one-time mentor and team leader Peter Wisdom.  In the X-Men: Messiah Complex storyline has shown him to return to using his flight powers. In X-Force he can be seen flying even for long distances. 
Warpath's senses, particularly sight, smell and hearing, are enhanced to levels beyond the capabilities of a normal human. He is able to see with perfect clarity at much greater distances than an ordinary human. He retains this same level of visual clarity, even in near-total darkness. His hearing is similarly heightened, enabling him to both clearly hear sounds that ordinary humans can't and sounds that they can detect but at much greater distances.
After nearly getting killed by Reignfire, Warpath experienced an increase in senses and speed that allowed him to perform feats he had previously not been aware he was capable of, such as run at high speeds up to at least 90 mph for long distances and quickly climb building walls by rapidly digging his hands and feet into the bare concrete.




WTFun!?!





I mean seriously, I want to be this guy. Let alone read a story about him! He has had some pretty good moments, I even like the addition of the Vibranium Bowie knives. So I've put him here in his brother's classic Giant Size X-Men costume, (which Warpath wore when he was first in X-Force aswell) but I added the more recent knives because I can and because I think they are cool.

X-Men Month: Warpath - 063


Thanks to X-Men Wiki page for the Warpath info!

Here are two more modern stories that Warpath plays a more important role. 

After returning from Space Cylcops forms a new, darker X group called:
 (there are multiple trades now)

Both can be found at Instock Trades for nearly 40% off!!!


SOLD
9x12 Ink on Bristol Board.
To Purchase, email subject "Warpath" to
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Also please check out the POLL on the left and participate, I want to try and get a fix on who the favorite X-Men is by the end of the month!

6 comments:

  1. The Proudstar that was in Giant Size X-Men was the brother/cousing of James code named Thunderbird. If we are talking about the 1975 issue. James Proudstar was introduced in the 1990's as part of the New Mutants/X-Force with Cable.

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  2. Right, His brother died on that mission to Krakoa. James later bent on revenge went after the X-Men but was convinced to let that go and join. He first wore a costume basically the same as his brother Thunderbird, and was even called Thunderbird II for awhile. Then adopted the name Warpath, I believe.

    So this sketch is basically a way for me to keep the costume, but portray the current James Proudstar, or Warpath. I should have been more specific in the post. Thanks for keeping me honest on X-Men lore.

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  3. Warpath also started out as part of Emma Frost's Hellions, as part of his vendetta against the X-Men. Dude has been around for awhile!

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  4. This is true, can you tell me a story or issue # where he was spotlightes ot particularly awesome?

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  5. In the poll can we clarify that British Psylocke is our favorite? :)

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  6. where do you get the fabric from? I want to have Xmen Kids Costumes and Ive been to several halloween stores and craft shops, and no one had any idea what I was looking for.. :s HELP, HALLOWEEN IS SOOOOON !

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