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Pietro Django Maximoff
X-Men #4, March 1964
Nicknames & Aliases
Pietro Frank, Matheo Maximoff,
Powers & Abilities
Quicksilver possess the mutant ability to move and think exceedingly fast. He can run at speeds up to Mach 5, and his body is designed to survive the rigors of moving at such speeds.
For a time following the Scarlet Witch’s depowering of 98% of the world’s mutants, Quicksilver was powerless before artificially gaining the ability to briefly move forwards and backwards in time. His original abilities have since been restored.
Weaknesses & Achilles’ Heels
Impatience, arrogance, and a certain proclivity for bouts of insanity.
Friends & Allies
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff, his sister), Crystal (his ex-wife), Luna Maximoff (his daughter), Polaris (Lorna Dane, his sometimes-sister), Bova (his surrogate mother), the Avengers, the X-Men, X-Factor, the Inhumans, the Knights of Wundagore.
Foes & Antagonists
Magneto (his sometimes-father), Maximus the Mad (his ex brother-in-law), Kang, Ultron, »
- Austin Gorton
(Scott’s out this week, so I’m filling in.) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always gone back and forth between trying to emulate the fun action of the Marvel movies while taking on a stodgier seriousness that comes from dealing with the superpowered with a kind of bureaucratic bullishness. But “One of Us” managed a balance between these two in a way that reminded me of animated superhero shows like X-Men: Evolution or Justice League. While the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are learning to become more trusting of each other, the villains are teaming up to create a gang of superpowered misfits not unlike Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom or Mystique’s Brotherhood.We open up on a stormy night in Coney Island where Drea de Matteo (whom I last saw in New York, I Love You, back when Bradley Cooper had appropriately aged romantic partners »
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2 items from 2015