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    Smile Loving the alien: Longshot Appreciation 2021

    Once upon a time, once upon a place... A boy with no name, no past, no future --only present. Like a blank paper, people reflected their hopes, fears, desires and prejudices over him, so he was called saviour, fool, slave, alien, star, rebel, clown, messiah, freak, hero, mutant, slut... His existence was a never-ending loop of rise, fall and oblivion with only one thing for sure: he was lucky --was he?



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    Nickname: Longshot

    Real Name: Unknown

    First Appearance: Longshot #1 (September, 1985)

    Creators: Ann Nocenti & Arthur Adams

    Height: 6'2''

    Weight: 80 lbs.

    Hair: Blond

    Eyes: Blue

    Powers, Characteristics & Abilities:


    Longshot was created through genetic engineering, so he was never "born". He has only three fingers and an opposable thumb on each hand. He also has leather-like skin, hollow bones, pointed fangs and two hearts. Longshot's left eye glows brightly when he uses his superhuman powers.

    He was genetically engineered and augmented by magical means to have certain abilities. He is superhumanly acrobatic (speed, agility, dexterity, flexibility, reflexes/reactions, coordination and balance) and has advanced healing 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, even when Longshot does not consciously will it to do so. This 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 (or his/her future), a phenomenon known as psychometry. He can also telepathically "read" the recent memories of a person by making physical contact with him or her.

    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. He is also shown as proficient in other types of bladed weaponry.

    http://marvel.wikia.com/Longshot_(Mojoverse)


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    Estimated power grid:


    Agility 6 Superhuman [significantly beyond the natural limits of the human body]
    Durability 4 Enhanced Human
    Energy Projection 6 Ability to give off high levels of energy for a long period of time [probability laws handling]
    Fighting Ability 4 Normal human with extensive combat training
    Intelligence 2 Normal
    Mental Powers 4 Possessing a single, strong mental ability [psychometry]
    Speed 3 Superhuman [peak range between 111-115 hour]
    Stamina 2 Able to sustain for 1 minute
    Strength 2 Normal
    Reflexes 6 Superhuman [virtually instantaneous]

    X-Men characters with very outdated power grids


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    :-D Embraced canon: Longshot #1-6, Fantastic Four vs. X-Men #1-4, Uncanny X-Men Annuals #10-13, Uncanny X-Men #215-248, X-Factor Annual #7

    :3 Sympathized canon: Ultimate X-Men #54-57, Longshot: Fools One-Shot, Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe #1-2

    :-| Accepted canon: X-Factor Investigations #33-259, Exiles?

    :-( Rejected canon:
    Everything else


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    Old threads:


    Longshot Appreciation 2020

    Longshot Appreciation 2019

    Longshot Appreciation 2018

    Happy-go-lucky 30th birthday, Longshot!
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    Really hoping we get some Longshot (and Spiral) content this year. I miss this guy
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    Are you going to do a Spiral 2021 thread too?

    She was mentioned briefly in the most recent X Factor issue - hopefully Longshot/Shatterstar/Spiral make another appearance soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostfire View Post
    Are you going to do a Spiral 2021 thread too?
    Yeah, ASAP!

    EDIT: Here you are, From speed demon to whirling dervish: Ricochet Rita / Spiral Appreciation 2021
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    Fan artist Squidbiscuit has got a lot of Longshot pics in her tumblr. Many of them are related to her particular kink (and too based in XFI Longshot), but many others are pretty sweet.

    This one about his disarming friendliness:





    This one points to his psychometry canon, which implies that too heavy and intense psychic traces make him feel physically sick.

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    This could be canon or not, since in fact there isn't any on panel scene in which we can see Longshot sleeping (apart from DeMatteis' one-shot "Fools", but this was kinda off continuity and off canon in its whole).

    I can totally believe that Longshot, actually, doesn't sleep at all. And I can totally believe he would do exactly this:



    This one, though, takes too far Longshot's kindness. He's extremely pleasant, but at the same time he can't stand being forced. Nevertheless, it's a good reflection about abuse towards nice people.




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