BATTERING RAM

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: X-Force member

Group Membership: X-Force (Anarchist/Tike Alicar, Doop, Gin Genie/Beckah Parker, la Nuit/Pierre Truffaut, Plazm, Sluk/Byron Spencer, U-Go Girl/Edie Sawyer, Zeitgeist/Axel Cluney)

Affiliations: Boyz R Us, Coach, X-Force

Enemies: Unidentified armed gunmen

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: X-Force Tower, Santa Monica, California, USA

First Appearance: X-Force I#116 (July, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: Battering Ram's body resembled a humanoid ram. He had bony "horns" growing from his forehead and only four fingers. He also demonstrated superhuman strength (25-75 ton range), stamina and durability (bulletproof).

Height: 7'4"
Weight: 515 lbs.
Eyes: White (no visible irises)
Hair: None

History: (X-Force I#116 (fb)) - Battering Ram was present on the North African mission of X-Force, where he took down several soldiers and was nearly killed by Gin Genie's accidentally overpowered earth tremor, and in which Sluk was killed.

(X-Force I#120 (fb) - BTS) - X-Force team leader Zeitgeist and team manager Coach viewed footage of Battering Ram and the rest of X-Force on their North African mission and discussed the possibility of killing off most of the X-Force members and replacing them with new recruits to please their investors.

(X-Force I#116) - After Zeitgeist viewed footage of the North African mission, wishing to see Battering Ram and Plazm in action, Battering Ram was seen suiting up for a press conference but when the anxiety-ridden Gin Genie panicked, Battering Ram attempted to calm her down. Plazm ultimately calmed Gin Genie and Battering Ram took advantage of that time to ask Zeitgeist about his role. Zeitgeist questioned what Battering Ram meant before being interrupted by U-Go Girl, who had X-Force look at a news program talking about X-Force member Anarchist's public feud with Zeitgeist. Battering Ram later joined X-Force for a mission briefing from the Coach, who revealed their next mission would be to infiltrate Sonic TV's New York headquarters to rescue boy band Boyz R Us from a group of gunmen. Following the briefing, Battering Ram again tried to talk to Zeitgeist about his role but Zeitgeist suggested they talk later as U-Go Girl teleported X-Force to New York.

(X-Force I#116/X-Force I#117 (fb)) - Once at Sonic TV's headquarters, Battering Ram busted through the wall of the building and he was later killed by a helicopter that fired  on the team in the midst of Battering Ram once more questioning Zeitgeist about his role and exposure on the team.

(X-Force I#117 - BTS) - Surviving X-Force members Anarchist, Doop and U-Go Girl viewed footage with the Coach of Anarchist's actions shortly before Battering Ram's death at the Sonic TV headquarters.

(X-Force I#120 - BTS) - Battering Ram's image was licensed and merchandised, with a statue of him being set up at one of the X-Force Cafe theme restaurants and an image of him with the rest of X-Force being turned in an expensive crystal print that X-Force team owner Spike Freeman bought and destroyed with a sledgehammer. New X-Force leader Orphan later viewed the footage of Zeitgeist and Coach watching the footage of Battering Ram and the others in North Africa and learned that they had secretly plotted to kill most of X-Force.

(X-Men Icons: Chamber#1 - BTS) - When the X-Man Chamber went undercover on a college campus, his roommate Walter attempted to convince Chamber that mutants were celebrities by showing his television footage of Battering Ram and his X-Force teammates in action.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.

Battering Ram had a profile in Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 2: X-Men (2003).

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Battering Ram should not be confused with:

X-Force, the government funded MUTANT group who went on to become the X-Statics, should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
X-Force I#116, p10, pan1 (Battering Ram, main image)
X-Force I#116, front cover (Battering Ram, headshot)
X-Force I#116, p5, splash page (Battering Ram in stealth uniform)
X-Force I#116, p20, pan3 (death)


Appearances:
X-Force I#116 (July, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force I#117 (August, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force I#120 (November, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Men Icons: Chamber#1 (October, 2002) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Lee Ferguson (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Raicht (editor)


First Posted: 07/15/2002
Last updated: 05/25/2019

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